Playgrounds, ball fields, basketball courts, pool and park!

Pool Clubhouse

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! Save The Date

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! 2016 - December 10th -11:30am-2:00pm


We have an all-star cast this year!! Santa, a Caricature Artist to draw your little elves,  a Free Professional photo with Santa, Story time with Santa and Pictures with Olaf!





Saturday, December 10th 11:30-2:00pm
Where: 12:45 Team Office
4031 Univeristy Drive 5th Floor Fairfax, VA
When: Saturday, December 10th - 11:30-2:00pm
Who: Everyone
Questions please email us at mailto:natejohnson@1245team.com

Santa is coming back to Fairfax again this year!  He had so much fun last year with over 150 people attending.  See you December 5th! 

*Not Required but everyone is encouraged to bring a present that will be donated for Toys for Tots and DC inner city kids.

Just added!  We will have a caricature artist to draw your little elves!



Parents feel free to bring your cameras as we will have a photo booth area for you to take pictures of your kids with Christmas props.

*Not Required but everyone is encouraged to bring a present that will be donated for Toys for Tots and DC inner city kids.

Everything is FREE!
  • Professional photographer will take your picture with Santa and upload it to his website. You can download this photo for free and print yourself! and you may also purchase prints from him, via his website. Instructions on how to down load your free pictures will be hosted here after the event.
  • While you are waiting for your picture, have your children write their Christmas wish list to Santa, color/draw a picture, build a Christmas ornament.
  • Snacks will be provided
  • Bring your cameras for fun pictues with the family in our cardboard cutouts.
Check back for more great events going on.

**Everyone is encouraged to bring a present that will be donated for Toys for Tots and DC inner city kids. More details to come on what type of presents are needed. Please do not wrap your present but bring it in a bag. Acceptable gifts for children 5-12, m/f (ideas: books, clothes, toys, games etc. please keep under $30)

Walmart Wish List - Items on this list can be purchased and donated (please do not wrap these)






Other Pictures from the event below.

2014 Pictures














2011 Pictures









Thursday, December 8, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Weekly Sales Report for December 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 12/08/2016 there are 5 homes for sale, 4 homes under contract, and 5 homes sold in the month of November.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-2
Single Family-3

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there is(are) 0 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 0 condos, 1 townhome, and 3 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 0 condos, 4 townhome and  single family homes sold in the month of November.



RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 2 homes were rented,  1 currently pending and 5  homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Weekly Sales Report for November 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 11/02/2016 there 8 homes for sale, 5 homes under contract, and 7 homes sold in the month of October.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-5
Single Family-3

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there is(are) 2 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 0 condos, 3 townhomes, and 2 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 0 condos, 5 townhome and 2 single family homes sold in the month of October.



RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 0 homes were rented, 0 currently pending and 8 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Weekly Sales Report for October 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 10/05/2016 there 7 home for sale, 9 homes under contract, and 7 homes sold in the month of September.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-3
Single Family-4

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 1 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 0 condos, 5 townhomes, and 4 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 0 condos, 6 townhome and 1 single family homes sold in the month of September.



RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 2 homes were rented, 1 currently pending and 2 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Weekly Sales Report for September 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 9/08/2016 there 9 home for sale, 10 homes under contract, and 8 homes sold in the month of August.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-4
Single Family-5

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 6 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 0 condos, 7 townhomes, and 3 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 1 condos, 4 townhome and 2 single family homes sold in the month of August.




RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 4 homes were rented, 0 currently pending and 5 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Weekly Sales Report for August 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 8/04/2016 there 10 home for sale, 7 homes under contract, and 11 homes sold in the month of July.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-6
Single Family-4

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 6 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 1 condos, 4 townhomes, and 2 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 2 condos, 6 townhome and 3 single family homes sold in the month of July.






RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 6 homes were rented, 2 currently pending and 2 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Annual Sales Report for 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH ARORA HILLS HOMES 2016 MARKET STATS

44 homes sold 2016

Condo- 4

Townhome- 23

Single Family Home- 17

AVERAGES FOR ARORA HILLS FROM 2016

Days on Market- 42

List Price- $443,724

Close Price- $439,411

Seller Subsidy- $4,525

To see of a list of active homes Click Here



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Annual Sales Report for 2015 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH ARORA HILLS HOMES 2015 MARKET STATS

79 homes sold 2015

Condo- 8

Townhome- 45

Single Family Home- 26

AVERAGES FOR ARORA HILLS FROM 2015

Days on Market- 49

List Price- $425,520

Close Price- $419,793

Seller Subsidy- $3,516

To see of a list of active homes Click Here



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Arora Hills Condos, Townhomes and Single Family Homes Real Estate Weekly Sales Report for July 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 7/08/2016 there 8 home for sale, 11 homes under contract, and 12 homes sold in the month of June.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-3
Single Family-5

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 2 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 2 condos, 6 townhomes, and 3 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 6 townhome and 6 single family homes sold in the month of June.





RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 3 homes were rented, 0 currently pending and 6 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Arora Hills Townhomes and Single Family Homes Weekly Sales Report for June 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 6/07/2016 there 7 home for sale, 14 homes under contract, and 6 homes sold in the month of May.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-3
Single Family-4

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 3 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are 2 condos, 4 townhomes, and 8 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 3 townhome and 3 single family homes sold in the month of May.





RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 1 home was rented, 1 currently pending and 2 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Arora Hills Townhomes and Single Family Homes Weekly Sales Report for May 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH  ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 5/01/2016 there 9 home for sale, 4 homes under contract, and 6 homes sold in the month of April.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condos-0
Townhomes-5
Single Family-4

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 3 new listing(s) in the last 30 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there is 1 condo, 1 townhome, and 2 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 1 condo, 4 townhome and 1 single family home sold in the month of April.






RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 0 homes were rented, 0 currently pending and 2 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Arora Hills Townhomes and Single Family Homes Weekly Sales Report for First Quarter 2016 12:45 Team

HOME PRICES IN ARORA HILLS | CLARKSBURG, MD 20871
www.myarorahillshome.com

Relevant Real Estate Information for the Arora Hills Homes in Clarksburg, MD Home Value.

ARORA HILLS HOME VALUES
To find out the true value of your home Click Here

For a free consultation about what we do to sell your home for top dollar or our Guarantee to sell your home in 45 Days or you don't pay us, call Casandra or Nate at 240-356-1245 or email Casandra@1245team.com

SEARCH ARORA HILLS HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
As of today 4/01/2016 there 9 home for sale, 4 homes under contract, and 10 homes sold in the months of January-March.

To see of a list of active homes Click Here

Condo-0
Townhomes-5
Single Family-4

NEW LISTINGS IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there are(is) 4 new listing(s) in the last 90 days.

UNDER CONTRACT IN ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, there is 1 condo, 1 townhome, and 2 single family homes under contract.
I will have the final numbers for these once they close.

SOLD IN THE LAST 90 DAYS FOR ARORA HILLS
According to MLS, 1 condo, 6 townhouses and 3 single family homes sold in the months of January-March.




RENTALS IN ARORA HILLS
Do you need help finding a renter? We work with a lot of investors and can make this process very easy for you.  We get your home rented fast! Contact Casandra@1245team.com  for more information.

Last month 5 homes were rented, 0 currently pending and 2 homes are active for rent.



Thanks for reading our Arora Hills Real Estate Blog!
Posted by: Casandra Tressler -Arora Hills Real Estate Agent
The 12:45 Team is a part of Keller Williams Realty,
Serving Virginia, Maryland and DC Real Estate.



Disclaimer: Information was gathered from the MLS and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

12:45 Team Success Stories - Not all agents are equal

12:45 Team Success Stories - Not all agents are equal
It was August 2014 when Nancy first contacted the 12:45 Team. Nancy had retired and moved down to North Carolina earlier in the year. She was enjoying her new life, but still had some unfinished business to attend to with the sale of her condo. Nancy owned a 3bd unit in a community that the 12:45 Team has sold multiple properties in before. She initially hired a discount broker and quickly realized that she was paying for discount services soon after signing their agreement. The agent barely communicated with Nancy and the few pictures used to advertise the property to potential buyers were poorly lit and taken from listings more than a few years old. This arrangement wasn't going to work. Even worse, the agent failed to properly market some of the home's main features and biggest selling points in this highly desired community. Nancy was frustrated and couldn't wait for their agreement to expire so that she could hire a professional. After almost six months on the market without any offers, Nancy hired the 12:45 Team!
The 12:45 Team took over at the beginning of October 2014 and helped Nancy through every step needed to prepare her home for the market so that she could continue enjoying her retirement. The 12:45 Team arranged to have a trustworthy handyman fix a few issues in the home so that Nancy didn't have to travel to Virginia. The property was then professionally staged and photographed in order to bring out the home's best highlights with the brightest, most appealing photos you could ask for when selling your home. The 12:45 Team aggressively searched for buyers, holding an open house within the first two weeks of it being on the market and garnering a lot of interest. Not long after being placed on the market, the 12:45 Team was in negotiations with a buyer who loved this home!
The 12:45 Team helped Nancy through another small hiccup when it came time for the appraisal. The buyer went through all of the normal contingencies, including the home inspection and financing, but Nancy's property was the highest priced property the community had ever seen! An unseasoned appraiser wanted to appraise the home $15k lower than our asking price since there were no recent sales to justify the price, but the 12:45 Team was able to convince the appraiser to come up in their valuation by showcasing the home's main selling points. The appraiser agreed with the our evaluation and brought their valuation up within $5k of the sales price. Nancy decided to let the buyer walk instead of coming down another $5k, but the 12:45 Team knew that it would only be a matter of time before we found another buyer since we had generated so much interest. Shortly after, the 12:45 Team found another buyer for Nancy and this time negotiated to remove the appraisal contingency, guaranteeing Nancy's sale at no additional expense.  Nancy was thrilled to work with the 12:45 Team and wished she found them sooner. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Real Estate Staging: Top five tips and photos! from the 12:45 Team Premier Real Estate Agent VA, MD & DC

Staging
 
Did you know that homes with staging generally sell faster – and for more money – than homes without? That's why our real estate team provides free staging for each and every home we list (and historically sees lower days on the market than most competitors!)

The goal of real estate staging is to make buyers feel like they can live in your home – because while homey to you, your personal style may not always give them the same sense of comfort. A good stager wants to present a home that appeals to the majority. 
 
Staging, in fact, is very different than interior design. Interior designers and decorators are bringing a specific vision to life, while a stager provides an attractive, neutral palate.

Enter our 12:45 Team Stager, Christy! Christy stages all our listings, and here are some tips from her experience.

To find out the value of your home instantly click here

1.  The more natural light, the better!
We hear buyers comment on the light in a home (or lack of it) more than anything else. Removing the curtains bolted to the wall in this house not only made the space seem larger but brightened it up tremendously.


2. A little color goes a LONG way
Neutrals are a stager’s friend, but some color is necessary: The goal in this kitchen was to distract from the dated counter-tops and appliances. A bit of greenery, potted flowers and a propped-up cook book softened the space and added warmth. 



3. Sidetrack the imperfections
Every home has flaws, and buyers will often fixate on the blemishes. In this kitchen, staging props helped to downplay minor aesthetic stains and cracks on the countertop. 


4. Make an entrance
No matter how large or small your home, take special care to the first impression. When I walked into this condo to host an open house, the first thing I thought was “wow!!” The staging was simple but elegant, with just enough pop to make it homey but not so much to detract from the gorgeous hardwood floors and natural lighting.


5. If it needs it, add it!
This home, like many we sell, was already vacant and the bathrooms didn’t have shower rods. Adding a portable shower rod with a curtain and a few other touches made a world of difference.



From bland to beautiful, another bathroom also benefited from a few simple additions: A small picture, fresh towels on the rack and a pretty shower curtain (all in the same harmonious blue).   


Lastly, don’t forget to add the necessities. Make sure there’s soap in the bathroom, and a clean towel for drying for your hands. Trust me – buyers will be using your bathroom, so make sure it’s ready!



We love questions and feedback. Do you have a question about staging? Email Nate at NateJohnson@1245team.com or call 571-477-1245


Written by Charity Corkey - 12:45 Team