We want to know: What’s the hot new trend in staging? To get the answer, we polled top DFW-based real estate agents Caroline Summers, Becky Frey and Ronda Needham.
Listed for $2,750,000 with Caroline Summers, 3629 Shenandoah St. is a study in the importance of staging.
1. “There is no question in my mind that fine and thoughtful interior design moves homes quicker than anything else! In my opinion, since buyers have a vast range of tastes and preferences, the most essential factor is a house that has appropriate and consistent design that has been thoroughly decluttered, rather than one specific trend that can quickly become cookie-cutter generic. I would always suggest engaging with a professional expert before jumping ahead and listing prematurely.” –Caroline Summers, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
2. “Staging is a game changer when listing your home. The first time most people see your home is online and the way the home presents itself is essential. Staging helps people imagine living in the home. We are seeing most staging include colorful artwork with more neutral tones for the furniture pieces.” –Becky Frey, Compass
3. “Virtual staging! Sometimes a move must happen quickly, but the empty home must still be marketed to appeal to its next owner. In those cases, I highly recommend virtual staging. It’s fast, easy and cost effective, and can often achieve a higher asking price than you’d otherwise get.” –Ronda Needham, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate