5 signs of 'overstaging' real estate

De-personalizing, props can make listing unattractive

You’ve probably seen it in a model home or a resale property that’s been staged: It’s the tray that rests oh-so-perfectly on a corner of the bed, atop a gently tousled chenille throw. The tray holds a bottle of champagne, a crystal wine glass, and maybe a rosebud in a tiny vase.


This, some home stagers lament, is a staging clich