Hiring Professional Services

October 20, 2016

Statistics show that staged homes have a higher probability of selling faster and for more money.  Given that, it behooves a seller to stage a home prior to putting it on the market.  The question then becomes, who do you get to stage your home for you?  The answer may be more important than actually this question.  Whatever you do, make sure to hire a certified professional to stage your home.   d3 Dwellings & Development brings a fresh approach to real estate in our ability to not just serve as realtors but also to bring certified staging and a licensed builder's design services to our clients at no added cost.  Rebecca Cole is an associate broker with an accredited staging professional certification.  Additionally, Jennifer Martin is a realtor who also has her builder's license.  This enables d3 to offer staging as well as design/ remodel and even new build ideas for our clientele.  We are not new to either field and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  If you are looking for realtors who offer more than just a sign in your yard and who are uniquely qualified to assist you in the deal, design and decor elements of getting a home sold, then d3 is the real estate team for you.  We are the "real deal".  Don't be fooled by imitations.


Please visit our "gallery" and "before & after" links for actual photos of d3 staging and design work.  NOTE: All work and photos in the "gallery" and "before and after" links are the exclusive staging & design work of d3 Dwellings & Development.  As is the photo below.    

If you have perused our "gallery" link and found you need further inspiration, houzz.com is a great place to continue dreaming.  The following article can be located on houzz.com as well as some beautifully staged homes that may or may not fit your liking.  


The d3 team would be happy to meet with you in person to discuss how we can serve you with your real estate needs.  If you would like further information regarding our services and credentials, feel free to contact us via phone or email.





What does a home stager do?

Home staging companies employ a variety of different techniques to present the home in the best light possible. The first step will likely be to make sure the home is impeccably clean, including the exterior of the house. Next the home stager will work on removing the personal touches that are unique to the current owners. Paint colors might go from dramatic reds and purples to neutral tones like beige and taupe, in order to appeal to the masses. The home will likely be cleared of family photos, risqué artwork, collections and knickknacks, so potential buyers will be able to better envision their own life in the house. In some cases furniture will be swapped out, and you might not even recognize your own house. Some home stagers tackle most of these tasks themselves, while others work with subcontractors and other professionals to get the job done. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of home stagers: Interior Designers & Decorators, Photographers, Real Estate Agents. 

What should I consider before hiring a home staging company?

The process of staging a home can be difficult for some homeowners, especially when being asked to change things you’ve poured your heart and soul into over the years; but try not to take anything personally, as the stager only has your best interest in mind and no intention of insulting your personal taste. Before you contact a professional home staging company, make sure to consider a few things: Are you willing to change your home and take the advice of this professional to help sell your house? Do you think your house would greatly benefit from the help of a stager? How long are you comfortable having your home on the market? A staged home is likely to sell faster and, on occasion, at a higher asking price than a non-staged home. While there is no guarantee this will always be the case, it’s often true and can make the entire selling and moving process a lot less stressful in the long run. If you are selling through a real estate agent, it’s a good idea to get their opinion on whether staging your home would be beneficial to your specific situation. 

Questions to ask potential home stagers:


  • May I see your portfolio? 

  • What type of training and experience do you have in home staging? 

  • Are you insured? 

  • What is your average ratio of listed to sold properties? 

  • Do you offer any sort of guarantee on the sale of the property?


Feel free to email or call us anytime for your staging or home design questions.  Remembering they are two different ideas:  Staging for maximizing interest in your home for sale or designing for that particular lifestyle.  











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