The Power of Staging

How many times have you watched HGTV and been amazed by the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures?  There are a variety of shows that exemplify the power of staging, decorating, freshening, and organizing.

Buyers want move in ready homes.

Buyers want move in ready homes.

The HGTV show “Kitchen Crashers” covers team of specialists as they tear apart the old, drab kitchen and revamp it to look modern and stylish.  But you don’t always have to go big or spend a lot of money to make a room look great.  “Design on a Dime” shows homeowners how to furnish, decorate, and design spaces without breaking the bank.  Or, there’s my personal favorite, “Buying and Selling” with Drew and Jonathan Scott.  Jonathan completely rehabs a home before the homeowners sell, turning a project-gone-wrong into an updated and remodeled home.

The power of staging

But why go through all the trouble to stage your home?  The answer is because buyers in this market want move in ready homes.  The less work the better – and staging says it all.

So whether you’re looking to sell or even if you’re just ready for a change, enter to win a FREE home makeover courtesy of Liz Moore and Associates.  It’s easy to enter.  Just go to and click the ‘Staged to Win’ icon.  Post a before picture of your home and one lucky winner will be selected April 30th, 2013 to win a FREE staging consult AND makeover.  Plus, this lucky homeowner will receive a $250 gift card to Pottery Barn.  It’s a great opportunity and you won’t want to miss out!

Hampton Roads Realestatement is written by Alyssa Godwin, a Realtor with Liz Moore and Associates.  For questions on how to stage your home, contact Alyssa at 757-329-6161 or  You can also find Alyssa on Facebook or on the web at