Professional staging makes a difference

Staging helps make your house or condo more marketable by creating the most appealing environment to the greatest number of prospective buyers; in essence, helping them visualize owning your home. Far from reflecting a unique style, a staged home should be warm and inviting, but neutral enough to not infringe on a buyer’s own sense of style.

According to Realty Times, properties that are staged, sell for more than comparable properties that have not been staged. Studies show that staged homes sell twice as fast as ones without staging.

The decision to use professional staging is a personal one. There is an expense associated with staging and for some homeowners, this is not an option. There are other considerations as well. For instance you may be selling a real fixer and all the staging in the world won't make a difference. Or your condo is very eclectic and there won't be a staging theme that can tie it all together.

In general buyers love staged homes. A good staging company will add just the right touches to bring the vision of your home to prospective buyers.

Staging Option: If you are going to be living in the home during the sale process and you want staging advice, you can get staging that will mix and match your belongings with a stagers inventory of furniture. They will advise on layout, feng shui, and art.


We feel so lucky to have found George. When our friends and co-workers found out we were buying our first home, many offered names of other agents they knew and trusted, but we decided right away that George was someone we could trust and stuck with him. And we are very happy we did! I'm not sure the sellers would've accepted our offer if it was anyone else. He was so helpful and knowledgeable - not to mention extremely professional. He never pressured us one way or the other, and he never tried to get us to pay more than we could afford. We love our new house! Thank you so much! ~Zac & Sara, Seattle

George Beasley, Realtor