Ep 117 | The Art of Home Staging with Linda Leyble

January 28th, 2020 · 31 mins 41 secs

About this Episode

Guest Linda Leyble, founder of A Beautiful Staged Home, explores the intersection of a clutter free staged home and KonMari and shares tips to help you stage to sell.

Our guest today is Linda Leyble. Linda has been in the home staging business for over 20 years. The owner of A Beautiful Staged Home, she specializes in creating warm and inviting homes for new construction builders and realtors. She also helps home sellers who still live in their homes by re-arranging and editing these homes to appeal to the target buyer in their area.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • Hear how Linda got her start in home staging and how she founded A Beautiful Staged Home.

  • Learn the difference between decorating and staging and how the design choices you love may not spark joy for a potential buyer.

  • Linda shares the importance of decluttering a home before staging. Buyers want to see that there is plenty of storage for their family and it’s a challenge if there are cramped closets and overloaded cabinets.

  • What are some of the things that buyers are looking for when they are shopping for a new home?

  • The importance of neutrals and muted tones. How to create a soothing environment that will appeal to the most potential buyers.

  • How professional home staging, much like professional organizing, can be well worth the cost in time saved and the increase in your home’s sale price.

  • Check out Dr. Phil’s wild home décor:
    Dr. Phil's Wild Home Decor

  • What are some of the things that distract from a home’s appearance?

  • The differences between occupied and unoccupied stagings

  • What taste-specific decorating is?

  • What kinds of things can someone do to make their home more sell ready on their own?

Linda’s's favorite home staging tip:
“Think as a buyer would think when looking at your home. Could a buyer imagine themselves and their family living in your home?”

What sparks joy for Linda:
She is excited about staging this gorgeous home. Take a look:
Linda's latest favorite staging

To learn more about Linda and A Beautiful Staged Home, visit A Beautiful Staged Home and on FaceBook: FaceBook: A Beautiful Staged Home


  • "You may love your style and taste, and that's wonderful, but a buyer may not and it could keep your house from being sold."

  • "I was so excited that my father-in-law's home sold so quickly after my staging. I knew it was my calling."

  • "Be sure to stay true to the overall style of your home when you are planning the decor."

  • "Neutrals are always a good bet. Light colored walls make a room light and airy."

  • "People are sometimes surprised at the cost of staging. But their home will almost always sell faster and for a higher price with good staging."

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