The Haggle House: Staging Pics


As a reminder, here is a link to some BEFORE STAGING pictures of The Haggle House…

Here are the AFTER STAGING pictures of The Haggle House…:


Front of House

Front Door

View From Front Door (Including Loft Area)

Living Room

Living Room

From Loft

Living Room From Loft Area

Dining Room

Dining Room



More Kitchen

More Kitchen



Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom


Guest Bathroom

9 responses to “The Haggle House: Staging Pics”

  1. J

    What kind of lens do you use for these great pictures? Anything special for lighting?


  2. J Scott says:

    Hey Danny –

    My wife does all the picture taking…she’s gotten *REALLY* good at it…

    She uses a Canon EOS Rebel XSI, with both the standard and the wide-angle lens. There’s no special lighting, though she will take pictures at various points in the day to see what works best and then she’ll use Photoshop to do some basic manipulation of things like contract, brightness, etc. If I said any more, I’d just be making stuff up, as I don’t know any other details… 🙂

  3. Thanks. Definitely will be shopping for the wide angle lens. My wife loves her Nikon and will be glad to get the new lens. I will have to check out some of the Photoshop effects. Thanks for the tips.

    We’ve never really staged houses beyond putting in flowers, towels, some pictures etc. Not really any furniture. After seeing what you are doing, we are going to start buying staging furniture.


  4. J Scott says:

    Danny –

    Some tips:

    – Spend time on Craigslist. It can take some time, but you’ll find some awesome deals, and before you know it, you’ll have a house full of great furniture.
    – Ikea is also great, but you have to put stuff together, which sucks.
    – Make sure you buy stuff that is lightweight and not too bulky…moving sucks.
    – For beds, use two box springs on top of boxes and get creative with a makeshift headboard. This keeps both the cost and the weight down.
    – Expect that your buyers are going to want to negotiate some of the furniture into the deal, so use this to your advantage (for example, “For a full-price offer, you can have the furniture you want.”
    – Area rugs go a long way. This can be your best value, as they really define your spaces.

  5. Great ideas. Didn’t really think about just choosing things that are somewhat light weight. That will save a lot of hassle. We were also going to check out salvation army (there is one in a nicer area that has some good stuff) and the habitat for humanity restore. This is a great place to get other building materials as well. Habitat for humanity gets donated materials to build houses for needy families and sell materials they don’t use cheap so that they can buy the materials needed that aren’t donated.

    Thanks again.

  6. J Scott says:

    Yeah, those are both great ideas as well. We have a HFH store right near us and have been saying for 2 years that we need to go…I’m adding that to my to-do list for this week!

  7. Don Hines says:

    My wife made a bed out of a single mattress the neighbors put out on the curb and old paint cans. Its amazing what she can think of.

  8. george says:

    danny, tell your wife to check out the Tokina’s 11-16 lens. it’s around $600 right now, but let’s you take some crazy shots. i love that thing and it’s worth it.

    speaking of furniture, the hardest part about keeping furniture is having a place to store all of it. we have our house and the rentals, which have tenants in them. so, unless i rent a storage unit, there’s no way i can keep furniture around.

  9. Marcus(Atl) says:

    Hey J. Im looking for a referral for an attorney’s office that is double close friendly in the Atlanta area. If you know of any please let me know. Thanks

    Marcus Costen

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