Home Staging

Woman painting house to prepare for sale.

Janiene Palmeri - Home Staging Specialist in Buffalo NY

Home staging is preparing a residence for sale with a goal of making the home appealing to the highest number of buyers, selling it quickly and for potentially more money.

According to the most recent statistic from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP), staged homes sold for an average of $64,000 more countrywide.

Staging activities include:

  • Full Staging - Completely stage a vacant house or room, including furniture and all décor. 
  • Décor - Add/change drapery and accents, etc.
  • Room Identity - Change a multi-functional room to serve a single purpose.
  • Maximize Space - Reorganize furniture to showcase a focal point and improve traffic flow.
  • Declutter - Remove unnecessary belongings, etc.
  • Yard Maintenance - Remove or trim overgrown shrubs, weed, add colorful flower pots, etc.
  • Cosmetic Repairs - Paint neutral colors, replace worn carpeting, etc.
  • Functional Repairs - Replace missing roof shingles, fix plumbing leaks or broken windows, etc.

I am pleased to have an accreditation in Home Staging for Real Estate through the International Association of Home Staging.

Staging is part of my listing services and is included in the commission. I take great care in listening to a homeowners goals and including home staging as part of developing a marketing strategy that aids in achieving those goals. It can start as simply as making recommendations for decluttering and/or repairs to full blown staging of a vacant home.

Here is an example of how I helped one of my clients stage and sell their home for an exceptional profit.


My seller client, Joe B., was approached by a neighbor who offered to buy his house off the market for $100,000. My client declined the offer, knowing that he already wanted to list and sell for the best possible result. Once I staged the entire home (including furniture rental) and listed it for him, he received 7 offers and a final sale price of $155,000. I was ecstatic to help Joe make $55,000 more than that original offer.

I’d be honored if you would allow me to put my experience to work for YOU!


Home Staging Samples

Living Room

Home Staging by Janiene Palmeri. Living room in house for sale in Hamburg.

Staged living room as conversation area with fireplace as focal point. The rich drapery and warm colors accent the richness of this living room. The layout allows traffic to flow freely for showings.

Living Room

Home Staging by Janiene Palmeri. Living room in house for sale in Tonawanda.

This staged living room welcomes buyers into a warm, well light, balanced and inviting space.

Spare Bedroom

Home Staging by Janiene Palmeri. Spare bedroom in house for sale in Hamburg.

A vacant, spare bedroom was staged to give the room its own identity.

Common Area

Home Staging by Janiene Palmeri. Common area in house for sale in Tonawanda.

A common area in the upper level of a cape cod style house is staged as a sitting area and extension of the adjoining master bedroom.