Monica Murphy, ASP, IAHSP, RESA (Preferred Staging, LLC) Home Stager



Monica Murphy
location_on Potomac Falls, VA — Preferred Staging, LLC
Get to Know Monica Murphy

I have had the very unique experience of having grown up in a furniture store, surrounded by interior decorators (my parents and my brother) and an interior designer (my sister).  I followed a slightly different path, however, and earned my MA in Art and Architectural History, which led to a wonderful position within the Historic Preservation division of the National Park Service in Washington, DC.  I worked closely with both the National Archives and the Library of Congress, and I made a significant contribution to the preservation of American architecture.

Home staging is the natural outcome of my education, personal and work experiences.  I have furthered my education by completing the accrediation course, and I have earned the title of Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).  I am also a member in good standing with the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP), and served as the Membership Chair for 2009.   I believe you would be hard pressed to find a home stager as knowledgable about the architecture of your home as I am, nor one who is willing to do as much or as little as you like to stage your house and get it sold for top dollar.

If you'd like to learn more about home staging, and see what services my company, Preferred Staging, LLC, offers, then please visit my website at

First and foremost, Preferred Staging's professional policy is to work within our clients' budget and time frame. Therefore, we present proposals rather than bids, as we consider a proposal a working document that can be altered to meet the needs of our clients. Staging a property is not limited to only furniture and accessories. We approach the entire property - from curb appeal to the basement - with the eye of the buyer, and make all necessary recommendations that will help the entire property show to its best advantage. Preferred Staging has the highest respect for our clients and their possessions. We treat each house as though it were our own. We work with the home owner and their Realtor as a team, with one goal in mind - to sell the house quickly and for top dollar.

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland, including Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties.