Home staging

Make your House Stand-out in a Crowded Market

Making Your Home Stand Out

Selling a home and preparing for the house to be sold are common today as relocation is very common in the United States.  Many people do not know how to stage their house in order to have the sale of the house go smoothly.  Many people do not even fully know what home staging is.  Home staging is preparing your house for a sale.  This is done by making sure that the appearance and the presentation of the house are matching the house and atmosphere to make the sale of the home.

How to stage your home

The goal of the home staging would be to present the house in a way that buyers would want to make the purchase.  Looking through the eyes of a buyer for staging your house, it is essential to give it that top notch presentation that makes it stand out among the rest.  Staging has many benefits like increasing the chances the house sells, limiting the time that it is on the market, and justifying the asking price of the house.   Here are some ways that can help you stage your home:


Home staging exterior

  • Exterior: Take a look around the outside of the house and see if there is anything that you can notice that needs to be touched up.  One big thing with the exterior is making sure that the paint is looking good.  A house with chipped paint or is poorly painted gives it a bad first impression and doesn’t make it stand out.  The landscaping is also crucial as it adds a great tough to have fresh mulch, freshly cut grass, and trimmed bushes.

Home Staging Doorway

  • Entryway: This is what people will see as they first walk into your house.  Making sure that there is no clutter around as people walk in will make it seem larger than it is, giving it a great impression.  Make sure that windows are not covered as natural light gives a positive vibe to people looking at the house.

Home staging living room

  • Living and Family Room:  It is most effective in this setting to not have personal photos.  It makes the house look more appealing to buyers if it feels like it has not been lived in already.  A warm paint color, but that of a neutral is great on giving people a great taste of the house.

Home staging kitchen

  • Kitchen:  Not having clutter here is extremely effective as kitchens can often clutter up.  Having the shades open on the windows allows the natural light to shine off of the squeaky clean counter tops to make the room pop and have the wow factor.



  • Bedrooms: People are looking for comfort when they see the bedrooms.  So the color of everything in the room can give it a comfortable feel.  Limiting the furniture other than the essentials makes rooms seem bigger and more appealing.

Home staging can be an easy thing to make the house more appealing to buyers.  All it takes is some extra time and effort and your house can pop in the eyes of buyers and make them leaving thinking that they loved what they just saw.

Contact Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team to get more information on how to make your home shine to buyers when marketing your home for sale. Call or text Gene at 703-342-8100.

Make your House Stand-out in a Crowded Market



Top 5 Home Staging Tips

Top 5 Home Staging Tips

Living room

Upholding the lap of luxury can be a daunting task when it becomes your everyday living space, but when Northern Virginia luxury homes hit the real estate market, they have a certain reputation they must uphold. Effective home staging is estimated to sell luxury real estate 80% faster and for prices 20% above the market. Boasting an impressive sale velocity of 30-60 days, Gene Mock and the Premier Team works to transform spaces and maximize buying and selling potential. While they may cater to an affluent clientele, Premier Team offers some everyday tips to sell any home faster and more profitably! Contact Gene Mock & The Premier Team 703-342-8100 to get more information about how we work to find the right buyers for your home.

Living room

  1. Neutral Wall Color, period. When home staging in the Hamptons or Northern Virginia, always minimize color in favor of neutral, freshly painted walls. White makes every space appear larger and new.
  2. Remove all personal photographs before showing your home. Potential buyers want to envision their family in your space so minimize your personal touch when the “For Sale” sign hits your front yard.
  3. Make it easy for buyers to envision themselves in your home – the more obvious, the better. Open a cook book on the counter, set out a carafe of water, and lay a novel on the bedside table. These simple home staging concepts can trigger just the right amount of excitement in the mind of a potential buyer.
  4. Unclutter 50% of your personal belongings. Often potential buyers are concerned with storage capacity in a living space so clearing out your clutter will allow them to experience the true storage space of your home.
  5. Make your bathroom look like a hotel. Deep clean your entire bathroom space down to the grout in the tiles and be certain countertops are free of clutter. When home staging in the Hamptons or anywhere, bathrooms should appear as if the maid just dropped in with freshly rolled white towels.

Beautiful Bedroom with View of City Lights Below


Luxury Home Buyers Demand a Posh Showing Experience

When buyers and sellers have the financial ability to participate in the luxury home space, they demand a posh showing experience. Every home has issues that get ignored, but whether the listing price is $250,000 or $2.5 million, the bottom line for any property on the market is – get it fixed! Affluent buyers demand affluent spaces and even if unloading a luxury property is burning a hole in your pocket, you still must invest heavily on buyers’ first impressions. The statistics prove over and over that staging a home to be its most appealing can, and will, sell a home faster and for a higher price.

old faucet in marble

Contact Premier Team @ 703-342-8100

Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty

Monica Mock, Sales Consultant & Home Stager, Premier Team Keller Williams Realty

Gene Mock Realtor http://northernvirginiarealty.com/

 Premier Team Keller Williams http://northernvirginiarealty.com/

Top 5 Home Staging Tips