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Today we’re joined by Gabby Griffis, an interior designer and home staging expert from Selah Design Studio, to answer three important home staging questions.

1. What is the purpose of staging?

According to Gabby, the purpose of staging is, essentially, to get your home ready for whoever might walk in the door. You want it to appeal to as many people as possible. When Gabby comes to your home, it’s her job to help you prepare it for sale. At some point when you’re selling your home, you have to stop looking at it as your home and look at it as the home you’re trying to sell.

Whoever walks through your door should be able to envision the home as their own.

2. What are the best staging techniques?

Though it’s not really a technique, it’s important to have the right attitude, which we alluded to above. Gabby is a designer by trade, and when she performs consultations for our team, she doesn’t look at a seller’s home as theirs anymore. Nothing she says is personal; everything she does is to help your home sell quicker. Whoever walks through your door should be able to envision the home as their own. Also, always remember that less is more.

3. Does staging increase the value of your home?

Staging increases the perceived value of the home. If you’re just moving some furniture around and tweaking a few things here and there, you’re not changing anything fundamental about the home. What you are changing is people’s perception of it and its value. Sometimes people have a hard time envisioning what a space can be, so if you can help them do that, it will increase your home’s perceived value. Only remodel-worthy changes (e.g., repainting or repositioning walls) will increase your home’s actual value.

If you’d like to talk more about home staging or discuss interior design ideas with Gabby, you can give her a call at (478) 282-1380 or email her at

As always, if you have any other real estate questions, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’d love to hear from you.