“When a home is well staged, it looks and feels clean and maintained. A potential buyer can mentally move in and see all the possibilities. As a professional home stager, this is my objective.

Staging a home doesn’t mean renting furniture, however. The majority of homes on the market are occupied, and the stager works with the homeowner’s furniture, art and accessories to best showcase the house.

I outfit homes to be on the market for less time, because the price to stage your home is always less than your first price reduction. I make homes pretty, not practical.”