Q&A: Staging expert Andy Capelluto makes her case to a cynic

Will she convince him of the sales tactic's value?
  • Staging doesn't have to be about major renovations. Let the buyer worry about what kind of countertops they like.
  • Decluttering and cleaning needs to be done inside and outside of every house for sale.

Given my rather stiff stance on staging, my editors and I agreed it could be fun for me to speak with a woman who recently authored a book on the subject. Her name is Andy Capelluto; she’s a teacher and interior designer, and her book is called “The Power of Staging: A seller’s guide to home staging.”