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When should you start home staging?

The process of staging a home should begin before the realtor is brought in. Too often home sellers wait until the last minute to seek advice about staging a home.

Show-ability = Profitability

You live in your home, but you are selling a house. The first step is to remove the personality of the current owner so that potential buyers do not feel they are just “visiting” someone’s house, but that they are looking at their new “Home”.

Staging a Home in Orange County

Before Home Staging

Interior Designer Chris Givan Showcasing Laguna Beach House

After Home Staging

Consider the following when staging a home

Home Staging is marketing in the same way that retailers use displays to showcase their products, gain attention and make them appealing to a larger market.

You are marketing your home to the realtor first. There is a perceived value to consider in addition to the comparable pricing in the area.

If the realtor feels the home will be a hard sell, they may suggest listing at a lower price. Why let that happen, when so much of home sale preparation can be done for no or very little money?

A little time invested can add a lot to the selling cost. How much do cleaning products cost? How inexpensive are boxes to start the packing, sorting and donating? You won’t feel that you’re under the gun if you start the process as soon as you decide to move.

Eliminate some of the stress by putting together a plan. Then call in the advice of a professional interior designer to help you further “market” your home by:

Staging the furnishings to create great traffic flow, and highlighting the best parts of the house.




A Home Staging Professional is the expert in this part of the plan. Many times it begins with an assessment of what a buyer is looking for, eliminating all the negatives that may potentially keep them from putting an offer on your home.

A professionals assessment should begin with the street view of the house or curb appeal as it’s referred to in the industry. It will not matter how much you work on the inside if the buyer is turned off when they pull up in front of your home. If the buyer doesn’t like what they’re driving up to then what’s behind the front door won’t matter at all!

You and your team need to ready your home for some great photos. Take a look at some of the listing on the MLS or the newspaper. There is nothing worse or more detrimental to the sale of a property than BAD photos. 80% of buyers look on the internet before even calling a realtor to show them the property. What is your property saying? “A photo is worth a thousand words” or thousands of dollars could not be truer in this situation.

So when getting ready to sell a home, remember you are first marketing and showcasing your property to the realtor, and then making it easy for them to market it to potential buyers.
Make sure your house is photo ready and has great show-ability by calling in the professionals early.

If you are in Orange County, California and need help with staging, contact us and we’ll help you get top dollar for your home!

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Get a Free Interior Design Consultation with Orange County Interior Designer Chris Givan

Christopher James Interiors is one of the leading interior designers in Orange County, California. The firm has been helping homeowners turn their dreams for a beautifully designed home into reality since 1994. Whether it’s new construction or a remodel, we will design your home to match your taste and lifestyle. Our team is devoted to understanding your individual needs and ideas to ensure that your vision is realized from the design conceptualization stage to the final installation and construction of the project.

Orange County Interior Designer, Christopher James Interiors, Provides the Following Services:

  • Interior Design/Decorating (all rooms)
  • Exterior Design
  • Remodel Design
  • Home Staging to help sell your home
  • Custom Furniture Services (placement and selection)
  • Custom window treatments/drapery
  • Commercial Design
  • Space planning (perfect for small business)
  • Hospitality Design (hotel and restaurants)
  • Paint Services (selection of colors, faux finishes, murals, venetian plasters)
  • Flooring – wood and tile (selection and installation)
  • Electrical/Lighting Services
  • Art/Floral Arrangements (selection and placement)
  • Wall units/Cabinetry/Built-ins

Our team is made up of licensed professionals who provide top-of-the line, reliable, and guaranteed services while offering competitive bidding. Please Visit our showroom or Contact us:

Take advantage of our complimentary interior design consultation and see how easy it can be to turn your design dreams into reality.


Orange County Interior Designer

Loft Interior Design – Before and After

“We love our home and could not have done it without you! You truly understood our lifestyle and taste and turned it into more than we could have imagined.” Kris J., Villa Park, CA


Chris Givan, Owner and Head Interior Designer of Christopher James Interiors. “Customer satisfaction is not only our priority, but what we thrive on. I will make sure that this is accomplished in your project by maintaining a high level of communication with you through every step of the Interior Design Process. I welcome you to visit our showroom or browse our website to to learn more about our firm and the services we offer. Our design styles include contemporary, transitional, Cape Cod, traditional, French country, Tuscan, California Ranch, Montecito and the currently popular Tommy Bahama look. But it’s always a style interpretation that’s unique to each homeowner. Please visit our Portfolio to view more examples of our work and our Products section for specific items for your home.”

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Additional services we offer: Interior design, interior decorating, new construction or remodels, room design, furniture selection and placement, custom furniture, wall units, built-ins, accessory and art selection and placement, floral arrangements, silk plants and florals, custom bedspreads, children’s rooms, home staging, kitchen design, offices, libraries, conference rooms, paint selection and color consulting, painting, faux painting, murals, wall paper, floor coverings, tile, marble, travertine, wood floors, carpet, custom area rugs, lighting, window coverings, window treatments, shades, blinds, shutters, custom draperies and valances, verticals, kitchen remodels, bath remodels, granite selection, stone and ceramic tile, exterior design, environmental design, landscape design, retail, restaurant design, commercial design and small business design, Venetian plaster, Venetian plasters, home staging to sell home, drapery, interior decoration

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