James Harris’ Interior Designer Mom Is Telling Us Exactly How to Stage a Home

James Harris’ Interior Designer Mom Is Telling Us Exactly How to Stage a Home

According to the Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles broker, if your house is about to go on the market, you might want to stage it first.

By Courtney Thompson

The home real estate market is more competitive than ever these days, and oftentimes brokers are turning to staging companies to help them get their properties sold. What’s the purpose of this, you may ask? Well, for one, when a house is completely empty, prospective buyers have a hard time envisioning how the room and spaces might look with furniture. A beautifully decorated home makes them want to live there immediately — instead of envisioning what it might eventually look like once decorated.

Secondly, staging is helpful for a house that is furnished… but not very well. Let’s face it, some of us fall into clutter traps or over-decorating efforts. Prospective buyers don’t necessarily want to walk into your home and see 1,000 photos of your kids and a worn-in couch with old pillows. Pulling your own décor and replacing it with a well-curated staging could be what it takes to get your house sold at its highest possible price.

Lucky for us, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ James Harris is helping break the process down even further. “Staging is a very important component when getting a house ready that is about to hit the market,” he says in the video above. (Catch up on MDLLA here.)

And who’s he hitting up for advice? His mama, of course! An interior designer from London who recently relocated to Los Angeles, Dawn specializes in staging. She says a few of her rules include importing furniture and décor with clean lines in the home, adding artwork, and placing a few little decorative items into each room. Want to learn more? Watch the video above and tune into MDLLA on Thursdays at 9/8c!

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