Top 5 Home Staging Tips

Top 5 Home Staging Tips

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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.

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  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.

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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.

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

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

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Top 5 Home Staging Tips



Luxury Real Estate in Metro Washington, DC


We hope this article will be a good starting point for you on your journey to a beautiful new luxury home…The areas we highlight here are based from our years of real estate experience in the luxury market throughout the Metro Washington, DC area. If you or someone you know is looking to buy, sell or invest in luxury real estate around the Metro Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC area we would love to buy you a cup of coffee and offer our professional expertise.

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If you’re in the luxury market inside Washington, DC, we highly recommend you take a look at these listings:


Throughout the Northern Virginia, Metro Maryland and Washington DC areas there’s an abundance of luxury high quality real estate. Throughout this blog article we will touch on these areas and the specific subdivisions within each that have been specifically built for the more affluent demographic. We will walk you through these subdivisions and discuss specific statistics of the neighborhoods in the area. We will also take you back in time to review the amazing history that is speckled throughout the area, dating back to when our founding fathers walked this same land. Sit back relax and make sure that your seatbelt is fastened tight because this is going to be one great informative article you’re definitely not going to want to miss out on.

We’re going to start out in the heart of it all, Washington, DC. This land or ‘territory’ is known as the ‘District of Columbia,’ named after the famous Christopher Columbus who founded the ‘new world’ some 300 years prior to our founding father’s naming this district after him. The ‘district’ piece is unique because Washington is not just your normal ‘city’ like Leesburg or Alexandria, Washington the city is not part of a state. Due to the city’s uniqueness and it having no association to a specific state, it was named a ‘district’ of the entire country. The famous George Washington always referred to this city as ‘Federal city’ due to the major federal association this area has governing the entire country.

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If Maryland meets your fancy, please view the listings for sale below.


Northern Virginia has an abundance of luxury real estate that’s still within easy commute to Washington, DC. Three cities we highlight here are ideal luxury real estate areas: Alexandria, Great Falls and McLean. See listings in these neighborhoods below:

Luxury Listings in Alexandria


Luxury Listings in Great Falls, Virginia

Luxury Residential Listings in McLean, VA


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Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team, KW Realty 703-342-8100 Call or Text Gene