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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 this 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 the 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.

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 simple as talking with clients and showing them the art of de-cluttering. It may involve using their 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.

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.

Remember that 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.

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 clutter 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 the eye and get 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.

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

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 was

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 pillows

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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