Why Home Staging
Staging increases the perceived value of your home

Why Home StagingNearly all home buyers search online to prioritize which properties they want to see in person. When they visit their shortlist of possible homes, they look for the one that gives them an emotional connection, one where they can say, “This is it! I want to live here!”

What gives homes that emotional appeal? It’s not a vacant, empty house or one cluttered with a lot of stuff about someone else’s life. Most buyers cannot visualize how their furniture would look in an empty room, and they get distracted by the clutter in an occupied home. The emotional connection comes from a home that is professionally staged with furnishings that complement the home and show off its potential.

Our home was on the market for more than 12 months. It was vacant, and we just weren’t getting traffic.  After staging, we got an offer within days…with no change in asking price!
We’ll never sell again without staging.
- Joe & Emily, Homeowners

That’s exactly what home staging does. It draws people in and sets your home apart from the competition. It puts your home on a buyer’s shortlist through stunning MLS photos and closes the deal when buyers see it in person. Creating that emotional connection to your home is what makes the difference between ‘For Sale’ and ‘SOLD!’

Take a look at this video to learn more about how Staging may benefit you.

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Benefits of Home Staging

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Sell faster: Get your home sold quickly so you can move on with your life.
Get a higher offer price: Don’t leave money on the table. Get more at closing.

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Fill your pipeline: Staged homes are your showpiece. Happy clients will refer you.
Take on more listings:
Sell faster with less effort. Get more quality showings.

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Minimize holding costs: Sell faster and reduce your holding time.
Maximize profit:
Sell for a higher price. Put that profit into your next investment.

Our Services

Consultations / Occupied Stagings

We walk through your property with you and give you recommendations to make your MLS photos look spectacular and attract a wider pool of buyers.

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Vacant / Accessory Stagings

Our service includes everything you need – creating a staging plan, selecting furnishings, home delivery, set up, and removing items after due diligence is over.

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About Us

Barbara Heathcote and Edward Walker TLC Trading SpacesBarb has a passion for making homes look their very best. Through more than a decade of experience in both up and down markets, from two-bedroom condos to million-dollar estates, she understands how to make your home connect with potential buyers. She and her team are ready to help you get your home sold quickly for top dollar.

Barb is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), an Accredited Property Scene Designer (APSD), a board member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Raleigh Chapter, and a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).


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Barbara and the team were fantastic. I was referred to her through a broker and I could not be happier. She had a quick turnaround, was easy to work with, make our property look great, and sell quickly. I would definitely use her services again.
~Jon W.

We had never used a stager and needed one for our empty investment property. Barbara walked through and had a vision right away of how her team would stage the home. Her professionalism and upbeat demeanor was icing on the cake. As she predicted, our home went under contract quickly with multiple offers. We closed today and are thrilled with the outcome!  Thank you for a terrific job!
~Laura and Jay

Our Staging Assistants

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