Trend Report: Realtors Use Home Staging Sell Homes Faster, Make More Money | CandysDirt.com

We all know a staged home looks better than an empty or cluttered one — that’s a no-brainer. But did you know a staged home often sells faster, and for more money? It’s why we’re seeing Realtors reaching into their own pockets to pay for home staging to help a property move fast. 

I reached out to Suzy Crownover, owner of Crown Staging, to talk about this trend. Realtors are her biggest share of clients and they’re looking to make an investment for a faster sale with bigger price tag. 

“Home staging helps people envision themselves in the space — it’s really hard for them to do that otherwise. If they can’t imagine themselves in a house, they’re less likely to buy it,” Crownover said. “Savvy agents know that putting money toward staging will pay off for them, ultimately meaning a bigger commission and happier clients.” 

In the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 39 percent of seller’s agents said staging a home “greatly” decreases the amount of time a home stays on the market. Seventy-seven percent of buyer’s agents said a staged listing makes it easier for buyers “to visualize the property as their future home.”

That’s powerful incentive for Realtors to invest in home staging. Let’s dig deeper. 

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Luxury Living Takes on New Heights these Ebby Halliday Listings in Dallas | CandysDirt.com

In and around Dallas, I’ve always got my eye on hot properties. Our luxury market is particularly impressive, with architectural gems, beautiful builds, and appealing new construction. 

Some of the most incredible luxury homes are listed by Ebby Halliday Realtors, the preeminent brokerage in North Texas. Founded in 1945 on three principles — service to the client, service to the industry, and service to the community — Ebby Halliday has served the residential real estate needs of North Texas for 74 years. Luxury buyers turn to Ebby agents because the level of customer service is at its highest level. 

So what’s special on the market right now? I’ve found three listings around Dallas I’ve got to share with you! 

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Find Coziness in these 'Hygge' Homes Represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

The Danish concept of hygge is growing in popularity in this country. Hygge (pronounced “who-guh”) is all about coziness and comfort, creating feelings of warmth, contentment, or well-being. And it makes for a perfect home environment: welcoming and wonderful!

During winter, hygge is particularly appealing. When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like an intimate evening at home with friends or family. 

As temperatures drop in DFW, I’ve found three luxury homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that have plenty of hygge elements, from multiple fireplaces to snug seating areas. So curl up with a warm drink and enjoy! 

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Live Near Legacy West in a Home Represented by Plano Experts Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

I’m spending lots of time at Legacy West, West Plano’s hottest new development. Located at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121, this 250-acre urban destination is lined with coveted retail, dining, residential, hotel, and office spaces. It’s truly the place to be! 

I’ve found three luxury houses represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors under five miles from Legacy West. This location offers homebuyers an ideal combination of housing, employment, dining, shopping, acclaimed education facilities, and sporting and recreational facilities. What’s not to love? And these houses are sure to catch your interest — they’re fabulous! 

 

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Find the Finest Highland Park Real Estate Represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

The town of Highland Park is legendary and the homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors are some of the finest in Texas. 

Highland Park is among the five wealthiest locations in the state, and the most affluent suburb of Dallas, so you can expect the properties here to impress. They do! 

“You really can’t go wrong when you’re buying in Highland Park — the town has everything a high-end buyer wants, from excellent schools and beautiful public spaces to some of the best luxury shopping at Highland Park Village,” said Kay Weeks with Ebby Halliday Realtors.

I’ve found three standout homes in Highland Park represented by Ebby Halliday I want to share  — let’s take a tour! 

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I’ve got the holiday season on my mind these days. The weather is finally changing, and the colder days have me thinking about putting up decorations, shopping for gifts, planning holiday menus and family visits, and of course, attending fabulous parties. While perusing Ebby listings this weekend, these three gorgeous homes caught my eye—each one is just waiting to be filled with festive music, delicious food and chatty, mingling guests.

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These Ebby-Listed Homes Are Perfect for Fabulous Holiday Entertaining | CandysDirt.com

The season for parties is upon us, so I thought I’d share a few gorgeous homes — all listed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate — just begging to host some seriously lively shindigs this year. Each of these three homes is uniquely suited to holiday entertaining, with both grand and intimate spaces, state-of-the-art technology, incomparable views, and expertly designed interiors that make hosting holiday festivities a pleasure.

 

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Walk Into the Pages of Architectural Digest in this University Park Luxury Home | CandysDirt.com

For high-end buyers, a house isn’t just about square footage and the zip code. They are buying a lifestyle with desirable amenities, fabulous location, incredible design, and a certain je ne sais quoi.

I’ve found one University Park luxury home that fits that description exactly at 4109 Colgate Ave. The moment you cross the threshold, you’ll feel like you are in the pages of Architectural Digest. It is simply stunning, from the white-on-white palette that contrast beautifully with the rich hardwoods, to the big windows that stream in natural light.

This home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 4,365 square feet on two stories, built in 2015. There’s an open house this Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2-4 p.m. Would you like a sneak peek?  

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