The difference staging can make!

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

When selling your vacant Silver Spring, MD area property, staging can make a huge difference. Simply put, staging will turn a house into a home and that is exactly what Silver Spring, MD home buyers are looking for!

A case in point, my listing in the Arora Hills subdivision of Clarksburg, MD. The house had a lot of beautiful and desirable features but it didn't seem warm, comfortable and homey. Staging the main areas - entrance, living & dining room, kitchen and master bedroom - took care of that!

The comments and feedback I received were proof enough that staging this vacant home was well worth it:

"Wow!", "This is lovely!", "Home shows beautifully!" and "Is this a former model home?"

 Montgomery County, MD staged home

Montgomery County, MD staged home

... and we received 3 offers and are under contract!

The staging was done by Roslyn Ashford, owner of rareDoesRooms! THANK YOU Roslyn!

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 16+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and traveling, speaks German, reads a lot, blogs a little, and drinks too much coffee. 


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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Andrea, I am a huge fan of staging vacant homes. It really does make a difference and shows the buyer's how the rooms can be filled. An empty room just feels cold and often buyers just can't visualize how their stuff will fit in the rooms unless it's right there is front of them. Congrats on the offers!

Jul 26, 2013 01:06 PM #1
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Andrea -- some great before and after photos that highlight the benefits of staging.  Have a great weekend!

Jul 26, 2013 01:47 PM #2
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Great before and after shots. The living room looks especially nice to me.

Jul 26, 2013 10:47 PM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Congratulations.  And she did a beautiful job and it certainly makes a space feel like a home and now a house when properly staged.

Jul 27, 2013 10:07 AM #4
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Staging took this house from beautiful to wow Cindy! Visualization is another great point, staging can show off th space and how it could be utilized. Thank you!

Thank you very much Eric!

The whole main level looked fantastic Debbie. Thank you!

It was very warm and welcoming Tammy. I'm glad the owner took my advice, staging made a huge difference and Roslyn did a wonderful job.

Jul 27, 2013 12:01 PM #5
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Andrea - Congratulations - 3 offers!  A great testimonial to the power of staging.  Roslyn did a fabulous job and really transformed this space from drab to fab!

Jul 29, 2013 12:03 AM #6
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Thank you very much Sally! I'm more than happy with the results :-)

Aug 01, 2013 09:11 AM #7
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Andrea you can be very proud.  Congrats on a job well done.  Best of luck with the rest of the year.

Aug 03, 2013 07:38 AM #8
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