The Home Staging Show

87 EpisodesProduced by Cindy Lin | Staged4more School of Home StagingWebsite

Welcome to The Home Staging Show! This is a podcast about everything home staging, real estate, selling a house and creating a beautiful home to live or to sell. You can find out more about the show at

87 Episodes | 2015 - 2019

Creating a Profitable & Sustainable Home Staging Business with Profit First Coach Michele Williams

July 17th, 2019


For the final episode of season 9, we’re talking about the business side of home staging and why it’s so important to focus not just on your revenue, but on your profit margins. I speak to a lot of new stagers with …

Real Estate Photography with Photographer Kristina Kandel

July 10th, 2019


Today’s show is all about real estate photography! We talked a lot about the technical side of photography, like white balance, exposure, ISO, etc. We also talked about the styling side of things, especially how …

DIY Landscape Design that Sells Your Home with Landscape Designer Ben Hale

July 3rd, 2019


You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and nowhere is this more obvious than when we’re looking at a house. I’ve seen it plenty of …

What Millennials Want Plus Home Staging Community Building with Top Atlanta Stager Krisztina Bell

June 26th, 2019


The home staging industry has experienced a lot of change in the past few years, especially with HGTV’s explosion in popularity, ever-savvier buyers …

Stop Renting, Find an Amazing Real Estate Agent & Market Your House to Stand Out with Courtney Poulos

June 20th, 2019


There’s so much that goes into buying a house: finding a great real estate agent, combing through listings, competing with other offers, and the …

Affordable Interior Design & Tips for High-End Styling with Betsy Helmuth

June 12th, 2019


Hiring an interior designer can be a tricky sell for many homeowners and renters. For many people, interior design feels like it’s way outside of their budget.

The lack of affordable interior design was a gap in the …

How Staging Affects Buyer Psychology and How to Stage a Home to Sell with Stager and Realtor Kelly Williams

June 5th, 2019


I’ve wanted to have someone on the podcast for a long time who bridges the gap between stager & real estate agent – even though the industries are related, there’s a relatively small amount of crossover between the …

Modern Living and DIY in an 1880s home with Stacy Grinsfelder, Host of Blake Hill House Podcast

May 28th, 2019


Welcome back to the Home Staging Show! On this episode, I’ve got a really fun and interesting guest, fellow podcaster Stacy Grinsfelder.

Stacy hosts the podcast True Tales from Old Houses and runs a blog about modern …

Social Media Marketing for Real Estate Professionals with Marketing Manager McCall Capozzi

May 22nd, 2019


I am really excited about having McCall on the show today. She is very good at breaking down ways to engage with your audience and grow your social media presence for your business. We also talked a lot about using …

How to Stage Homes, Train Assistants and Shop Inventory with Top Home Stager Anthea Click

May 15th, 2019


I am SO excited to have Anthea Click back. She is a total rockstar as you can tell from last season’s episode. On the podcast today, we delved in deeper on her home staging business, on how she buys inventory, the costs …

Building a Home Staging Business in a Brand New Market with Italian Stager Sanja Radovanovic

April 17th, 2019


On the show today, I am interviewing Sanja who is the European director of IAHSP.  She has been working as an interior designer and she is the founder of The Art of Staging. She has launched her home staging business in …

Selecting Artwork for Your Home or Staging Project, Plus How Colors Influence Us with Artist and Marketing Agency Owner Darcy Briks

April 10th, 2019


On the show today, we have an artist and a creative director of a marketing agency Darcy Briks on the show. Darcy’s mother is an interior designer and who had done work with builders and investors on selling their …

Interview with UK Millennial Home Stager Olivia Conlon, from £30k to £1M in a Year

April 3rd, 2019


Today on the show, we have Olivia Conlon, a UK stager based in Glasgow, on the show. She started her staging business when she was 16 and about 4 years in, her home staging business services entire country of United …

Cultivating Multiple Streams of Income as A Home Stager with Luxury Home Stager Anthea Click

March 27th, 2019


On today’s show, I am interviewing Anthea Click, who is just a total rockstar in the home staging industry. She is one of my favorite people, and it’s been incredible to watch her business grow since we both started our …

Creating More Demand for Your Listing with FL Real Estate Agent Kristina Mollo

March 13th, 2019


On the show today, I have real estate agent Kristina Mollo on the show and we talk about the process of both buying and selling a home, and what …

How to Use Pinterest to Market Your Home Staging Business with Pinterest Expert Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media

February 27th, 2019


Today, I have Kate from Simple Pin Media with us to talk about leveraging Pinterest for our businesses. I know our first five episodes of this season really focused on building a home staging business. For the next few …

Staging Homes for Home Builders and TV Shows with Top Stager Kevin Htain

February 13th, 2019


Hi guys, I am really excited to have Kevin Htain on the show. Recognized amongst Staging and Design aficionados for his engaging personality and his limitless devotion to the Home Staging industry, Kevin Htain- Lifetime …

Pricing Home Staging Services, Business Model & Staging Luxury Homes with Award-Winning Seattle Stager Edi Keech

January 24th, 2019


On today's show, here is what we discussed:

  • Real estate market in Seattle
  • Edi’s approach to new home staging projects

  • Staging vacant homes vs. …

Shift Your Mindset and Create the Business You Love with Success Coach Makayla Ervin | Season 8 Ep 1

January 16th, 2019


Hi guys, welcome back to Season 8. I m SO excited to bring the podcast back! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Since it's the new year, on the show today, I have invited Makayla Ervin, a success coach for mompreneurs to talk …

Your Questions Answered

April 6th, 2018


Hey everyone, welcome back to the last episode of our season 7. On today’s show, it’s a Q&A session. I have received a few questions from our listeners. Before we get started today, I just want to take the time and …

Pricing Your Job for Profits and Boost Your Cash Flow with Denise O'Berry

March 30th, 2018

Welcome Back to Season 7 Episode 9!

On this episode, I'm really happy to interview Denise O'Berry, who is a small business and cash flow expert, on the show. During this episode, she shared many valuable tips about …

Pricing Your Home Staging Jobs with Pam Christensen

March 21st, 2018


On today's show, Pam Christensen is back to chat with us about the financial side of a home staging business. We talk about profit margins, working with a bookkeeper and CPA, as well as how to price home staging …

Blogging for Real Estate with Top Blogger and Agent Mary Pope-Handy

March 9th, 2018


On today’s show, I’m interviewing Mary Pope-Handy, who has been selling homes full time since 1993. She is based in Los Gatos and sells real estate …

How New Stagers Can Thrive in Today's Market with Bobbie McGrath

March 2nd, 2018

Welcome Back to Season 7 Episode 6!

On today's show, Bobbie is back to chat with us about how new home stagers can strive in today's market.Bobbie and I started with the question: "What is the difference between newbie …

Home Staging Business Models with Bobbie McGrath

February 23rd, 2018


On today's show, I'm interviewing a woman who needs no introduction! Bobbie is back on the show this season to talk to us today about home staging business models, challenges in the home staging business, doing occupied …

Buyer Demographics and Psychographics with Amy Powers

February 16th, 2018

Welcome Back to Season 7 Episode 4!

Hey, Happy New Year for those of you who celebrate the Lunar New Year! I want to wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!

On today's show, I'm interviewing Amy Powers about …

Everything Home Staging Inventory with Pam Christensen

February 9th, 2018


I'm super excited to be interviewing Pam for today's episode! Pam started staging around the same time I did and we met through the ASP world in the …

Maximizing Your Home Value with Nicole Hamilton

February 2nd, 2018


On today's episode, I have the fortune to interview Nicole Hamilton, the founder of, a company dedicated to helping homeowners have …

Create Winning Marketing Strategies with Fred Berns

January 25th, 2018

Welcome back to season 7 episode 1!

I am really excited to start this new season of the year with something new. If you had missed our newsletter or blog announcement, I'm trying a new format in the new year where I'm …

How One Home Seller's Persistence Pays Off | The Home Staging Show S6.10

August 16th, 2017


On the last episode of this season, I have one of our 30-day home staging challengers and home seller Agnes on the show. She is absolutely amazing. …

Do It Yourself Home Staging with Lisa, the Budget Equestrian

August 8th, 2017


We talked about selling an equestrian property for the first time on this show. Being a city girl myself, I have no idea what that all entails. We discussed what buyers are looking for and what the biggest factors are …

How to Maximize Profit & ROI When Selling Your Home | The Home Staging Show S6 Ep8

August 3rd, 2017


On the show today, I have Portland Relator Laurne Goche. I really love the conversations today because we started off talking about real estate transaction and then we really got into emotional triggers buyers have and …

Pricing Listings in Competitive Real Estate Market with San Francisco Realtor Emily Beaven | S6.7

July 26th, 2017


Hey guys, welcome back to season 6 episode 7. On today’s show, I have real estate agent Emily Bevean. Emily is an agent here in San Francisco, which is a very interesting market on its own. Our market is very seller …

Selling Real Estate with Top 1% Producer Gina Piper | The Home Staging Show S6.6

July 19th, 2017


For the next 3 episodes, we have 3 top producing real estate agents on the show. I am really thrilled to have Gina Piper on the show today. Since 2003, Gina’s been ranked in the top 1% of Realtors in the nation. That is …

Leverage Color Psychology to Successfully Stage Your Home for Sale with Top Stager Tracey McLeod

July 12th, 2017


Hey guys, welcome back to season 6 episode 5. I’m super excited to have Tracey back on the show to talk about color psychology. Tracey is an …

How New Home Stagers Can Build Thriving Home Staging Businesses | The Home Staging Show S6.4

July 6th, 2017


I’m so excited to interview Tracey McLeod, an internationally recognized Australian Home Stager, Founder of Presentation Sells and former President of the Queensland Interior Decorators Association. Drawing on her …

How Home Staging Can Make or Break Your Home Sale with Bobbie McGrath | The Home Staging Show S6.3

June 28th, 2017


I’m so excited to have Bobbie back on the show. We talked shop quite a bit in the beginning. I usually cut those stuff out but I kept a little bit this time because I think there are a lot of nuggets of wisdom in there, …

How Home Staging Sells Real Estate with Top Stager Helen Bartlett | The Home Staging Show S6.2

June 21st, 2017


On today’s show, I interview Helen Barlett who is this amazing, top producing stager whose work is absolutely beautiful. What’s really impressive is …

Organize and Stage Your Home with Professional Stager and Organizer Nina Dorian S6.1

June 14th, 2017


WOOHOO! Seaon 6! Couple huge updates: We just launched a brand new website. Check it out at We are also selling everything in our …

[Course Preview] Color Schemes for Staging Your Home | Day 3 of 30-Day Home Staging Show Podcast

January 31st, 2017


Welcome to the Day 3 of the 30-Day Home Staging Challenge. On today’s show, we are going to work on the second part of your First Walkthrough and we are going to talk about planning for your staging, specifically about …

[Course Preview] First Home Walkthrough | Day 2 of 30 Day Home Staging Challenge

January 30th, 2017


Welcome to do DAY 2 of the 30 day home staging challenge! If you haven’t signed up for the free e-course, sign up for free at Maybe you are not sure if you want to do it yet, but if …

[Course Preview] Home Staging 101 | Day 1 of 30-Day Home Staging Challenge

January 29th, 2017


Hey guys, Happy Sunday! Today we are kicking off the first day of the 30 day home staging challenge. If you haven’t signed up for the free e-course, you can go to our show notes or

Create Your Own Reality with Business Coach Marianne Cherico // Season 5 Episode 1

January 14th, 2017


Hey guys, welcome back to season 5 episode 1! Happy new year and I’m so happy to bring the podcast back this season! To kick off the new year and the start of the podcast, we are going to talk about mindset, which I’m …

A Home Staging Reminder for Thanksgiving, 2016 Wrap Up & 2017 Preview!

November 23rd, 2016


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I just want to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and also give you a few updates on the show for 2017. Cash in the Cushions 6-week Home Staging Business Boot Camp opens next …

Top Do's and Don'ts to Stage and Sell Your Home During the Holidays with HGTV Host Lisa Colalillo

October 19th, 2016


Hey guys, welcome back to the last episode of Season 4 and hello from Copenhagen. I caught a bug while I’ve been on a road trip in Scandinavia for …

Occupied Home Staging with Top Home Stager Michelle Finnamore

September 30th, 2016


Hey guys, welcome back to season 4 episode 10! So on this week’s show, I have Michelle Finnamore on the show to talk about occupied home staging, which means that you’re living in your home while you sell your house. If …

How to Stage to Sell While You're Living in the Home with Top Home Stager Karen Otto

September 23rd, 2016


Originally I had scheduled an interview last week for today’s show but the guest canceled last minute. Karen Otto and Michelle Finnamore, both had …

How to Renovate with Interior Designer and Reno Expert Carmen Darwin

September 14th, 2016


On today’s show, I’m interviewing Carmen Darwin, who’s an interior designer out of Brisbane, Australia. Carmen is an expert on renovation and she also had a real estate and garden design background. I love her energy, …

Occupied Home Staging & Designing a Happy Home with Home Stager & Interior Designer Holly Bellomy

September 8th, 2016


On today’s show, I’m interviewing home stager and interior designer Holly Bellomy. The reason I brought her on the show today was that I wanted to …

Successful Home Staging and Creating Win-Win Real Estate Sales with Bobbie McGrath

September 3rd, 2016


Hey guys, welcome back to season 4 episode 6! happy labor day weekend for those of you who’re in the states listening to today’s podcast episode. I’m really excited to interview Bobbie McGrath for today’s episode. She’s …

Creating Wealth & Removing Your Money Blocks with Money Coach Denise Hughes

August 24th, 2016


Hey guys, welcome back to season 4 episode 5! Today’s the third and last episode of our 3-part money series, with Denise Hughes. I’m really excited to have Denise on the show. I had the opportunity to work with her for …

How the Top 1% Sell Real Estate with Mariana Wagner, Colorado Realtor & Mortgage Broker | S4Ep4

August 17th, 2016


Hey guys, welcome back to season 4 episode 4! Today’s the second episode of our 3-part money series, with Mariana Wagner. Mariana has been in the …

Real Estate Investment & Money Strategies with Catherine Hawley, CFP | Season 4 Episode 3

August 11th, 2016


Hey guys, welcome back to season 4 episode 3! We are kicking off a 3-part money series, which is something we really haven’t talked a lot about. I know we talked about budget on some of the show, but I also want to talk …

Successful Real Estate Investing with Felicia Bender

August 3rd, 2016


On the show today, I have the good fortune to interview Felicia Bender, who’s a real estate investor, broker in Colorado, a numerologist, and a …

What moving 32 times in 6 months taught me about staging homes | Season 4 Episode 1

July 27th, 2016


Hi guys, welcome back to SEASON 4!!! I cannot believe that we're FOUR seasons in and I'm thrilled to be able to come back after 2 months hiatus. It really took a lot to come back this time, so I'm just super excited to …

Updating Your Home For Sale & Choosing Finishes

April 15th, 2016


On the show today, I want to talk about doing updates to your home and choosing finishes. When you’re updating the home for the purpose of selling, …

Choosing The Right Colors For Your Home With True Color Expert Maria Killiam

April 6th, 2016


On the show today, I’m interviewing Maria Killiam, the founder and trainer for True Color Expert. She is an internationally sought after color …

How You Can Alienate Buyers & Tank Your Real Estate Sale

March 31st, 2016


On today’s show, I’m interviewing buyer's agent Coco Gingrass. I think it’s important to bring a buyer’s agent on and listen to how buyers buy and go through the real estate process. Because as sellers, it’s important …

Why Your Real Estate Listing Photos Are Ruining Your Sale [Season 3, Episode 9]

March 23rd, 2016


On the show today, I interview a professional photographer Rich Baum, who has a very diverse background ranging from styling and propping for movies to shooting real estate and wedding photography. He has a lot of …

300+ DIY Home Staging A Year With Maryland Home Stager Andrea Kaba

March 16th, 2016


On the show today, I interview Andrea Kaba, an in-house home stager from the Maryland metropolitan area. Andrea has worked for the top two brokers in …

Capsule Wardrobe For The Year

March 9th, 2016


On today's show, let's talk about Capsule Wardrobe! Usually, capsule wardrobe is for 3 months, but on the show today, I'll share my experiences of …

How To Clear Clutter The Right Way According To Marie Kondo

February 10th, 2016


Happy Lunar New Year! I want to wish everyone a prosperous, happy and adventurous Year of the Monkey! On today's show, I share 5 crucial reasons to clear clutter and organize your life, my 10 takeaways from Marie …

Visualize & Create Your Ideal Home

February 3rd, 2016


Hi guys, welcome back to the Home Staging Show, where we talk about all things real estate, home staging and styling your home to live or to sell. Today’s show is a little bit different than our normal format. We’re …

Manifest & Create The Style You Crave With Desha Peacock | The Home Staging Show Season 3 Ep 4

January 27th, 2016


I had a great interview with Desha Peacock, I think she’s a magical woman. I just really loved this conversation with her. On today's show, we chatted about her book Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can …

Design Your Fabulous Future With Lara Young | The Home Staging Show Season 3 Ep 3

January 20th, 2016


Hi guys, welcome back to the Home Staging Show, where we talk about all things real estate, home staging and styling your home to live or to sell. I …

Mindful Clutter Clearing With Laura Gaskill | The Home Staging Show Season 2 Episode 2

January 13th, 2016


Today I’m interviewing Laura Gaskill, who is an interiors writer, e-course teacher, mother, and creative soul, living in her hometown of Alameda, an …

HGTV Host Lisa Colalillo & Realtor On Buyers, Critical Listings & Marketing To The Right Buyers

January 7th, 2016


On today’s show I’m interviewing Lisa, host of The HGTV Show: Critical Listing in Canada. She’s one amazing lady. I just LOVE her energy. She is personable, energetic and incredibly knowledgeable about real estate and …

Home Staging Q & A And BIG Announcement! // The Home Staging Show S2 Ep15

December 16th, 2015


Hey guys, welcome back! Oh my gosh, I cannot believe this is the last episode of the season and last episode of 2015. So much has changed since I've started podcasting! I've been getting some really positive responses …

Profitable Home Selling Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors with Realtor Marj Weir

December 9th, 2015


On today's show, I am interviewing real estate agent Marj Weir, who has a lot of experiences working with investors. I know most of you who are listening are homeowners and you may never want to be an investor, but I …

How To Pick Colors For Your Home With Color Consultant Renate Ruby // The Home Staging Show S2 Ep13

December 2nd, 2015


HAPPY DECEMBER! On today's show, I am interviewing interior design and color consultant Renate Ruby. This is a bit of a longer episode but we just …

Real Estate Marketing That Sells With Live Urban Denver Marketing Director Stacie Staub

November 25th, 2015


I have the fortune to interview Stacie Staub, who is the Marketing Director at Live Urban Denver, a boutique real estate brokerage in Colorado. This …

All About Shopping: How, What & Where to Buy For Staging or Decorating Your Home

November 18th, 2015


Hi guys, welcome back to another episode of The Home Staging Show podcast! On today's episode, I'm going to share my top tips on shopping for inventory since I've been getting several questions about shopping recently. …

Timeless & Beautiful Home Design With Carla Aston The Home Staging Show Season 2 Episode 10

November 11th, 2015


On today’s show, we are interviewing interior designer & blogger Carla Aston. I first came across her work when I was researching for a blog post and came across her blog. I love her approach on design and really …

Stage Your House Like A Pro With DIY Home Seller Angie Roberts // The Home Staging Show S2 Ep9

November 4th, 2015


Hey guys, hello from Napa valley! I am in Napa this week for our second annual retreat for stagers who are in the advanced level of their businesses and we are having a great time learning from experts and frankly my …

Haunted Real Estate, Ed & Lorraine Warren, And What To Do If Your House Is Haunted

October 31st, 2015


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! If you have been listening to the show for awhile and like the show, please take a minute to rate and review The Home Staging Show …

Vintage Pieces In Your Home Staging Plus Other Stories With Texas Home Stager Karen Otto

October 28th, 2015


Hey guys, welcome back! If this is the first episode that you are listening to, the Home Staging Show is all about learning how to create a beautiful …

Design Process, Remodeling and Artwork // The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 2 Ep 6

October 21st, 2015


If this is the first episode that you are listening to, this show is all about learning how to create a beautiful home, whether it is for selling or …

Home Staging Consultations & ROI - Interview With Top Toronto Home Stager Michelle Finnamore

October 14th, 2015


Michelle Finnamore has an amazing business, which you will hear about in today’s show. She is also one smart businesswoman. Michelle has a background in construction, so she brings in a lot of unique insights and …

When Personal & Interior Styles Intersect With Drab to Fab Personal Stylist Rayne Parvis

October 7th, 2015


Hi guys! Today on the show I interviewed personal stylist and author Rayne Parvis. I always think of styling principles as very interchangeable. How …

Don't Get Screwed: Hire The Right Stager // The Home Staging Show Season 2 Ep 3

September 30th, 2015


On today's episode, I talked about some recent issues I've observed from a lot of new home stagers entering the market without proper business training, and what are some of the right questions homeowners and real …

Feng Shui, Energy Clearing & Decluttering With Cathi Hargaden // The Home Staging Show S2 Ep2

September 23rd, 2015


In today's episode, I discuss Feng Shui, energy clearing and decluttering in depth with UK Feng Shui Expert Cathi Hargaden. We also discussed in depth how energy and the way you arrange your interiors can affect your …

Home Staging Q & A with Cindy // The Home Staging Show Season 2 Ep1

September 16th, 2015


In this episode, I answer your questions about home staging! We also announced our Stage Your House Like A Pro self-study, video ecourse! In this episode, I answered questions about: -How much furniture is enough in the …

Home Staging Process With #30DayHomeStaging Challenger & Home Seller Kirstie Dempsey (30DHSC15)

August 5th, 2015


Today on the show, I'm interviewing Kirstie Dempsey, who is a stay-at-home mom and one of our #30DayHomeStaging Challenge home sellers. During the show, you will find out how the home staging process was for Kirstie, …

Creating Organization & Systems for Your Sale (30DHSC13)

July 22nd, 2015


The process of selling a home can be overwhelming and daunting. On today's show, I interview Virginia Maddan, who is an expert on organizing homes …

Staging Homes To Appeal To Specific Demographics (30DHSC12)

July 15th, 2015


We are going to talk about appealing to specific demographics today. I run across this a lot, especially living in San Francisco Bay area, where it …

Landscaping Design Trends & Tips with Patty Hume (30DHSC11)

July 7th, 2015


On today's show, I interview Patty Hume, a Los Angeles realtor and landscaping designer. On the show, she shared with us some of her best tips on boosting curb appeal, landscape designs and current trends in landscaping.

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