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Staging a Silver Spring home for sale. A glimpse behind the scenes.

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

Getting a house ready for the market is an exciting process. It's such a rewarding moment when you see it all come together. After weeks and months of working with our sellers and collaborating with contractors (when needed), we finally get to staging day. An even better moment is when we hear our clients say Is that my house? I am not sure I still want to move! after seeing the professional pictures and virtual tour. 

Catch a glimpse behind the scenes when we staged this just remodeled 4-level split home in the Tamarack Triangle of Silver Spring, MD. Most often we will work with our sellers, utilizing their furniture, editing their belongings and rearranging to create a better or more coherent flow, and bringing in accessories to add a few touches where needed. In this case, we had a blank canvas to work with, all 2,500+ square feet of it. 3 days of hauling our staging furniture to the house, unloading, staging each room, and hunting for last-minute accessories pulling it all together. 

Staging is worth it! I firmly believe in its magic, staged homes simply show better and look much better in pictures. Pictures are the first impression buyers get of a home. Staging helps with spatial awareness, elicits emotional responses, and results in better and higher offers.  

P.S. I promise, the YouTube short is more exciting than the first image may lead you to believe. Unfortunately, YouTube picks the thumbnail randomly. It is what it is.

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Andrea Bedard
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Comments(6)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love that you opened the curtain behind.... yes staging is worth so much and it is so hard to convince many sellers, Endre

Jun 24, 2024 10:28 PM
Andrea Bedard

We had a lot of fun, Endre Barath, Jr., staging this lovely Silver Spring home, and getting the footage for the short. We haven't had much pushback, most (if not all) of the sellers we work with, see its value.  

Jun 25, 2024 06:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Andrea... I agree, staging is totally worth it, including virtual staging and staging with a homeowner's own things. 

Jun 25, 2024 04:47 AM
Andrea Bedard

I am not a fan of virtual staging, Nina Hollander, Broker, I like the real thing. We can do a lot by just editing the seller's belongings and bringing in some accessories.  

Jun 25, 2024 06:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Andrea Bedard I often list vacant properties that don't justify the expense of "actual" staging. I've found that virtual staging works very well and gives people an idea of how the space could look.

Jun 25, 2024 06:21 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Love the video, great job and a nice look at what goes into staging a home before listing.

Jun 25, 2024 05:35 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you very much, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Jun 25, 2024 06:07 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is a lot of work you put into staging the home, and definitely earned the beers!

Jun 25, 2024 05:43 AM
Andrea Bedard

A lot of work, but also a lot of fun! And it paid off (as it always does)... more about that soon. Yes, the beers were earned :) Thank you, Brian England

Jun 25, 2024 06:08 AM
Doug Rogers
RE/MAX Coastal Properties - Destin, FL
Your Real Estate Resource!

Staging makes a difference! Also, love the video.

Jun 25, 2024 07:48 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you, Doug Rogers. We had a lot of fun that day! 

Jun 27, 2024 12:19 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

It’s a great post. Thank you for sharing!

 

Have a super fantastic week!

Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Jun 25, 2024 11:02 AM