Serving the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. areas, Staged Interior is a premier home staging company with a proven track record of customer satisfaction. We tailor our service offerings to three types of customers:
We are committed to OUR CUSTOMERS and the success of their sales!
Services for Home Sellers
If you are a homeowner and plan to sell your property, Staged Interior offers two levels of home staging services:
- Consultation only: If you prefer to prepare your home for sale on your own and would like some advice on how to do it, we will come to your property and assess your situation. We will verbally advise you how to showcase your home in the best way to achieve your sale. Our recommendations may include new paint color choices, flooring changes, and changes in window treatments.
- Full-Service Staging: If you prefer to have us do the staging for you, we will come to your house and take measurements and photos. We will assess all aspects of your home, then present a comprehensive personalized plan with an estimate of the cost. The goal will be to create the “wow!” factor that we know potential buyers are looking for.
If you plan to vacate your home before putting it on the market, we can either consult or stage it for you. In general, vacant properties sit on the marketing longer, usually because most buyers find it difficult to visualize the potential of an empty house. Even room sizes can be hard to judge without furniture in them! By bringing in furniture, artwork, and accessories, we are able to showcase your home; it will be simplified and beautiful, yet functional. We will help potential buyers imagine themselves living in it.
If you plan to occupy your home during the marketing period, we can provide a spectrum of services from consultation to an almost complete staging of your home, all the while making it possible for you to remain living there.
In an occupied home, we focus on depersonalizing the interior space and removing visual clutter so the home will photograph well. We may remove some over-sized pieces to open up spaces for maximum appeal. We will use selected furniture pieces and accessories currently in the home, plus items from our own inventory to create a dramatic new look. The house will feel fresh and ready for new owners.
Surprise Effects of Staging
Sellers are often surprised to hear that during the sales process inspecting contractors have been known to give more positive inspection reports for staged properties, usually because these inspectors perceive the properties as better maintained.
In addition, staged homes often appraise better during the lending process, as the appraiser may see the staged home as a more valuable home.
We Partner with Both Sellers and Realtors!
Not all listing agents know about the power of home staging; home sellers occasionally inform their agents about this service! Our staging services depend on a partnership with both sellers and their real estate agents.
Services for Realtors
Realtors who use all the tools at their disposal to professionally list, market, and sell their properties, including home staging, usually bring greater benefit to their clients.
Buyers’ agents often have greater confidence in showing homes to potential buyers when they know it’s been staged by Staged Interior. Potential buyers feel “invited” into our houses and soon see themselves at home.
After we stage a home, it becomes automatically certified as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) Staged Home. That certification can be displayed on marketing materials. For more information, please go to www.stagedhomes.com.
Do Realtors Have to Encourage Home Staging?
Listing Realtors have a fiduciary responsibility to get the MOST money they can for sellers of the houses they represent. If they know about a value-enhancing tool like home staging and fail to present it as an option to help their sellers, they are actually failing in their responsibilities as listing agents.
Because staged homes can appraise better during the lending process, recommending staging is another way Realtors can help their sellers. When buyers are selling another home in order to buy a staged home, learning about home staging often causes them to stage that home also. Buyers may be able to complete the transition from one home to another more quickly and profitably then they ever imagined!
Services for Builders
We strive to stay abreast of the latest trends in the design industry so we can advise builders and investors as they build custom spec homes. We can consult early during the building process as well as fully stage the new home to its best advantage.
Of course, the full staging of any builder spec home causes the dramatic visual effect for which we are so well known. When potential buyers come into these new houses, they see the home ready to be lived in. They may even see themselves “at home.”
Not all building projects are new construction; we provide design services for renovation projects too. Staging a renovation usually leads to an “updated” look for the whole house.
What Design Consulting Includes
For custom builders, our staging services can begin very early in the construction process. We can assist in specifying:
– Colors and finishes for walls
– Lighting fixtures
– All types of cabinetry
– Flooring, whether wood, stone or carpet
– Newest solutions for counter tops.
To optimize space and furniture arrangement, our design services can include specifying placement of electrical outlets, doors, and windows. We can even consult on areas important to housekeeping: kitchens, pantries, mudrooms, and laundry rooms.