A Leading Home Stager in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Suburban Maryland
Washington DC Area Home Stager, Monica Murphy, President of Preferred Staging, was once again named Top 10 Stager in the United States for 2017 by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). This year's award is in the Occupied home staging category. In 2015 and 2014 Preferred Staging was recognized as a Top Ten Home Stager in the Vacant category.
We are very grateful to be recognized for the 3rd time in 4 years! Over the nearly 10 years in business, we have built a talented group of stagers and work with some of the area's top Realtors. Together, we make a great team and provide a fantastic product to our Washington DC area home staging clients.
RESA selects the top home stagers in the United States through a process of photo and essay submission and a blind voting system by RESA members worldwide. The Occupied category has different challenges compared to the Vacant category where the stager starts with a blank slate. For example, in an Occupied submission, you are limited entirely to the homeowners existing furniture, and the stager can only provide accessories. The overall goal, of course, is to use as much of the home owner's personal items as possible.
In our particular submission, the homeowners were an elderly couple in Falls Church, Virginia, so their furnishings were very traditional. It took a considerable amount of creativity to transform the home into a showcase.
The house had a contract in just 4 days at $10,000 over asking price! Actually, that's a pretty common occurrence when working with Preferred Staging. As our statistics page shows, our staged homes typically sell for much more than non-staged homes, and even a measurable increase over other professionally staged homes.
Preferred Staging has been helping homeowners sell their properties since 2007. We primarily focus inthe Virginia counties of Fairfax and Loudoun including Arlington and Alexandria, Washington DC and Montgomery County, Maryland. Our team of home stagers and our extensive inventory of furniture and accessories allow Preferred Staging to meet any client's need, and our utilization of professional movers to deliver and remove our furnishings ensures that our client's homes are well cared for during the staging process.