Why Staging a House is Different than Plain Old Decorating


When it comes to selling a house, you want to stage or redesign your home. Staging a home is very much about furniture placement, traffic flow, focal points, room usage and deterring from the not-so-great features of a home while accentuating the positive.

The purpose of staging is for the buyer to visualize them self living in the home, while understanding the use of every room as they tour the home.

Sometimes buyers have trouble understanding the function of a certain room, or sometimes cant visualize their own furniture placement. This is where a good stager can help. A good stager will help the buyer to understand their own furniture placement and that weird nook that has no use? The stager will find a reason for its existence.

Take a look at this great article written by the Home Staging Resource:


Also if you are selling your home, check out these tips:


Short Sales

Short sales are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Our company President, Mike Becker of Atlantic Coast Homes, has been working short sales before they were termed ‘short sales’. Our company does specialize in them as well as conventional sales and foreclosures. However, the short sale market is drying up, for now…

Most real estate companies do not typically have these listings unless they have been in the short sale game for some time or they use an outside third party to negotiate them.  The third party negotiators typically charge either the buyer or the seller.  This fee along with reduced personal attention further reduces the likeliness of the short sale being approved. This is because not many agents know the short sale process or even care to complete a short sale. Shorts are a ton of work for agents and sometimes these sales are not very lucrative for the agent. Thankfully for our short sale clients, we know what we are doing and have an amazing track record.

Check out additional reading here on our company page, for further information regarding short sales: http://shortsalesinma.com/whatisashortsale

Give me a call, we may just have that short sale you are looking for.

Massachusetts Real Estate Agent, Stager, Investor.


Charrissa’s passion for real-estate keeps her up at night – in a good way. Whether it be working with clients to buy or sell, invest, stage, rehab, or property manage, Charrissa does it all and enjoys every minute of it. She loves working with clients to find them a property that fits their strategic goals: their forever home, first-time home, investment opportunity or holding or flipping.

Feel free to contact her at 617-838-0042.