Advice from Boston-Area Home Staging Professionals

Liz Larson and Jan Poulain own Perfectly Placed for You, Staging and Redesign. They are well versed in the return on investment of staging empty rooms. For close to a decade, the duo have staged empty rooms to help Boston-area homes sell more quickly and for more money.

Below, Liz and Jan show 3 ways staging an empty space adds tangible value and helps get your home sold.

1. Staging An Empty Room Provides Scale

It seems counterintuitive, but an empty room actually looks smaller than its true size. It’s hard for buyers to see how their furniture will fit in the space. Staging the room gives your buyer something tangible for comparison. Seeing a sofa helps them envision whether theirs would fit and where else it could go in the room.

Staging empty rooms in your boston home provides scale

2. Staging An Empty Space Creates Warmth

Buying a home is an emotional process. When you use the right colors and the right furniture for the demographic you are trying to reach, the buyer instantly forms an emotional connection with the property. The room simply becomes a more inviting space.

Staging your boston home for sale creates warmth

3. Staging An Empty Space Reveals Function

The listing sheet for a home for sale may say 4 bedrooms, but closets shouldn’t be the only indicator. Use staging to reveal a room’s function, while still leaving a void that allows buyers to envision the room as their own.

Staging your boston home for sale reveals function


Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® runs — a Massachusetts property-search and lifestyle real estate website. A Sales Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Linda helps people buy, sell, and invest in real estate from the Burbs-to-Boston. Every single one of Linda’s clients receives a complimentary American Home Shield® Warranty —  just one of the many ways Linda ensures an exceptional buying and selling experience.