Casa Bella Realty, LLC – Home Staging Services
When you list your home with us, in addition to hiring experienced REALTORS®, you will receive the benefits of working with our in-house staging company, free of charge. Staged homes can have a higher value and can result in selling your home quickly. Our Home Staging Expert®, Barbara Todd, will work with you on how to stage your home so that potential buyers will fall in love with your home the minute they see the professional pictures online. Levels of staging for occupied homes will include consultation, working with your existing home décor, or adding our accent pieces, wall décor, and perhaps some small pieces of furniture to appeal to buyers. For vacant homes, we will fully stage several rooms in your home using pieces from our vast inventory housed in our warehouse.
Casa Bella prides themselves in staging homes with the latest trending décor. We keep up-to-date on what appeals to customers. We also take an additional step (or two). As part of our pledge to provide the best services to our clients, we will shop stores, consignment shops, and antique shops looking for that perfect piece. We have often refurbished furniture that we have purchased in these adventures – bringing life to older pieces of furniture – and providing our clients with accent pieces and furniture that is one-of-kind. We have a warehouse full of furniture and accent pieces that will create that perfect look.
Our first “job” was providing small scale staging on a relative’s house. As Barbara was carrying in a rug to “stage” the back patio, a neighbor asked, “Are you the realtor?” At that time, she was not a realtor and replied jokingly, “No, I am the stager.” And that is how it all started. One house at a time, the design and stage services grew, and within a year, we had many satisfied customers.
Why combine the real estate business with the home design and staging business?
The simple answer is that it works. The real estate market can change, but the one constant is that people want to sell their home quickly and for the best price. Combining the knowledge of a real estate agent with those of a home stager can help sellers reach that goal. In many ways, the two business truly do go hand-in-hand.
How does hiring a real estate agent/broker with their own design and staging company help you?
There are many good real estate sales agents with whom you can do business. There are also many good home stagers who will come into your home and provide their services. But keep in mind, that often involves either the sales agent or the home seller needing to find and pay for this additional service. Even when home sellers realize the advantage of having their home stage, they are less likely to absorb this added expense.
Casa Bella Realty includes the cost of home design and staging in their services. There are no additional costs to you. That is the advantage of working with Casa Bella Realty – we provide home buying, home selling, design and staging all within one business. It is the perfect blend. We can provide both professional real estate services and beautifully stage your home.
First impression starts at the curb.
First impressions start at the curb. Entry points are most important when home staging a house for sale. This could mean that the sellers should be thinking about curb appeal – perhaps painting the front door, maintaining the yard, planting flowers or shrubs.
Casa Bella Realty will advise their clients on how to improve the appearance of the home they are selling so that it is most inviting to buyers. Sometimes this may be as simple as talking with clients and showing them the art of de-cluttering. It may involve using the clients own possessions – just making a few adjustments.
Depending on the needs and current living situation of the home, Casa Bella may do smaller scale staging bringing in accent pieces, wall décor, and some small pieces of furniture.
If the home is vacant or gently being used, Casa Bella Realty will stage the living room, dining room, kitchen, owner’s suite and bathrooms. We will supply all furniture, accent pieces, and wall décor; all included in our flat rate commission,
Many sellers, buyers and agents think that staging is about bringing in furniture. While that is definitely a part of it, it can be more about re-organization, deep cleaning and re-purposing the items currently in the home.
How does home design and staging help buyers see the potential of a home?
It is often hard for potential buyers to see past the owner’s family photos and clutter. Even a well-maintained home may seem to be too “well lived in” for buyers to see themselves and their own possessions in that space.
Same can be true of a home that is completely empty. Marketing a home that is vacant can be harder in that the potential buyer cannot see past the empty rooms and envision the possibilities.
Buyers today want a move-in ready home. Staging gets rid of the clutter and highlights the focal points of a space.
Marketing a staged home becomes a much easier task than one that is cluttered or empty. As we know, most potential buyers are searching the real estate websites and a professionally staged and photographed home will be the one that catches their eye and gets the potential buyer through the front door.
Take a look at our staged properties below. Please click the photo to read more about the property.
To see Before and After pictures of homes we rehabbed, click on the 2924 Alverta Avenue and the 6209 Eastern Parkway posts.
4302 Mary Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206
This absolute charming detached colonial 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home with a finished basement was a joy to stage. As you walk through the entrance way, you will feel right at home. This
9585 Shirewood Court, Rosedale, MD 21237
This was another condo listing in Devonshire at Whitemarsh. This bright and inviting unit features an open floor plan with a spacious living room, dining area, updated kitchen, breakfast/sunroom. Two bedrooms at opposite ends
4924 Brightleaf Court, Rosedale, MD 21237
This condo’s walls were accented with a shade of bright green so I opted to tone it down a bit with some warm, earth-toned colors. This created an inviting and homey feel for the
35 Lyndale Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21236
This home had recently received an instant makeover with the freshly painted gray walls and new carpet. When staging this gem, I used basic, but forever classy shades of black, white, and gray. The
4500 Talcott Terrace, Unit E, Perry Hall, MD 21128
When I met with the sellers of this Windsor condo unit, many of the furnishings were still in place. We walked through each room and I offered my suggestions for what should stay and
6 Sagebrush Ct., Nottingham, MD 21236
The gray walls and wood floors paved the way for me to use my blue stylish sofa and gray barrel chairs. The abstract canvas print featuring a blue and gray city skyline blended perfectly.
557 Valley View Road, Towson, MD 21286
This exquisite stone rancher is located in the prestigious historic Hampton Village. It was an emotional sale as the property had belonged to the seller’s parents. Because the home needed some updating, I primarily
12125 Buttonwood Lane, Middle River, MD
The owners of this three bedroom, two bath split foyer home relocated out of state just prior to listing their property. The house was cleaned and ready for me to stage. I focused on
1221 62nd Street, Rosedale, MD 21237
Sixty-one years. This house, 1221 62nd Street, Rosedale, MD, had been in my family for sixty-one years. My parents purchased it in 1961. It was my childhood home. It was home for my cousin,
2212A Lowells Glen Road, Parkville, MD 21234
When I met with the owners of this condo, we discussed the pros and cons of selling this unit in its present condition versus investing in doing some needed repairs and updates. The owners
336 Laburnum Road, Edgewood, MD 21040
This spacious semi-detached home received a makeover, so I thought it was only fitting that my inventory experienced the same. The owner painted the walls a soft blue and new carpeting. I continued the
2924 Alverta Avenue, Parkville, MD 21234
Charm Meets Eloquence This home showcases how Casa Bella Realty, LLC can manage many aspects of real estate. We purchased this home from a client. We re-designed, rehabbed, updated, staged, listed, and sold this
20 Hyacinth Road, Baltimore, MD 21234
Well, it is Fall so I decided to incorporate orange, yellow, and green hues for staging this townhome. The pictures in the living room and dining room compliment each other by picking up these
1114 Rosanda Court, Baltimore, MD 21220
This spacious split foyer home is located on a quiet street in Middle River. The homeowner completed some projects; namely, freshly painted the entire home, installed new carpet, and completed some general updating throughout.
4547 Necker Avenue, Nottingham, MD
We consulted with the homeowners and they complied with our recommendations for getting their home show ready. We assisted with scheduling, and even met, the painters, landscaper, carpet installers and a few other needed
9503 Kingscroft Terrace, Unit J, Perry Hall, MD 21128
Even though the layouts of these Windsor at Perry Hall Farms Condominiums are very similar, I never run out of ideas on how to make each one unique. For this unit, I kept it
2909 Bauernwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21234
This charming house was listed by Casa Bella Realty's agent, Julie Schreiber. It is situated on a quiet street in Parkville, right off of Harford Road. Barbara Todd, Home Staging Expert, Casa Bella Realty,
9604 Amberleigh Lane, Unit R, Perry Hall, MD 21128
We listed this condo in the Windsor at Perry Hall Farms for our neighbor - literally. The condo was in great shape and Casa Bella Realty only had a few suggestions for the homeowner
604 Moonglow Road, Unit 302, Odenton, MD
At our staging consultation with the homeowner of this two bedroom, two bath penthouse condo, we advised her to make the following updates and she concurred. The entire condo was freshly painted, new flooring
9501 Kingscroft Terrace, Unit P, Perry Hall, MD
This is another example of Casa Bella's enhancing a home that is currently occupied. The homeowner had the basics: the couch, trendy teal colored chair and cool coffee table. I added color coordinated toss
2608 Chapel Lake, Unit 112, Gambrills, MD – Under contract in 3 days!!
Casa Bella fully staged this updated condo. We advised, and our client agreed to do the following: painted the entire condo, installed new carpet throughout, and added new stainless steel appliances. The homeowner had
530 Callander Way, Abingdon, MD 21009
Just a little enhancing to get the job done! This is an example of how Casa Bella Realty will enhance your home’s present décor to give it that wow factor. The owner of this
4722 Vicky Road, Baltimore, MD 21236
The homeowner wanted to make this truly a turn-key home. And the result is fabulous! We worked with the homeowner and contractor offering advice on updating this home that was built in 1972. The
9503 Kingscroft Terrace, Unit N, Perry Hall, MD
Same home. Different look. A few weeks back, I posted pictures of 9503 Kingscroft, Unit N. I staged this condo using the owner’s furniture, but added Casa Bella’s pictures, area rugs, lamps, accent pieces,
9503 Kingscroft Terrace, Unit N, Perry Hall, MD
It was fun to stage this Windsor Condominium at Perry Hall Farms as it gave me an opportunity to work with the original furniture and contents of this home and blend it with Casa
504 MacIntosh Circle, Joppa, MD
I love having a clean, neutral base when I begin to think about how to stage a home. This home was painted in the color "cream and coffee" so I felt it was only
3315 Timberwolf Court, Abingdon, MD 21009
This beauty is located in Abingdon and had recently been renovated. The rehabber did a superb job with updating this home. We added the special touches that can make a house a home. My accent
9602 Amberleigh Lane Unit H, Perry Hall, MD 21128
This is the result of working with a seller who was open to taking some advice in preparing this home for sale. After touring the condo, we offered the seller some advice on how to
5219 Torrington Circle, Rosedale, MD 21237
This townhome had been recently updated giving me a blank canvas to paint the picture for the new homeowners of how this house could become a home. I worked with the gray walls adding in
9606 Amberleigh Lane Unit A
This was a first-floor unit in the Windsor Condominiums located in Perry Hall. This entire condo recently received a fresh coat of paint and new flooring and was the perfect blank canvas to create the
6209 Eastern Parkway
Aww, this was my baby…my favorite. Very personal to me because Michael and I purchased this home and renovated it. We put our heart and soul into making this a house a home that
5105 Honeybrook Way, Perry Hall, MD 21128
This was one of the first homes we staged, back in March 2017. The owner was currently living in the home so we only needed to do a “partial” staging to enhance its appearance. We
5058 Cameo Terrace, Perry Hall, MD 21128
I felt right at home staging this luxury townhome in Honeygo Village in Perry Hall. After completing the staging, I actually wanted to kick my shoes off and sit for a bit! The layout of
4503 Ingham Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Listed in the Fall, I chose the beautiful brown, gold and teal leaf picture as the focal point for the living room creating the warm and comfy feeling of my favorite season. Placing a few
1479 Golden Rod Court, Belcamp, MD 21017
A touch of fall. I love the shot of the living room. To be honest, I didn’t realize how the picture I chose for the wall above the sofa ties in perfectly with the natural
1400 Joppa Forest Drive, Joppa, MD 21085
This bright and open floor plan made staging this home a breeze. I added the bright orange flowered picture because it reminded me of spring time. This home was staged in March 2018, and I
102 Taft Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001
I had so much fun planning out this home! The first floor had a separate area that could be a bedroom or a family room. I decided to make it into a bedroom suite complete
7 Ambolin Court
Such a cute townhome and sold within 10 days! Freshly spruced up with new paint and flooring, this place was ready for a little staging! I decided to have some fun with the addition located