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316 Colonades Way

Suite 109C

Cary, NC 27518

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Successful Staging (Gallery)

We love and utilize staging with our clients extensively; it plays a huge role in our success for you!

To see what we do for you, check out the properties we've listed and put under contract recently. We work with decorators and stagers to ensure our home are relevant for the current trends. 

We also provide Virtual Tours for all our homes, to better engage and entice prospective buyers. (Note that after a house closes its virtual tour is only active for 6 months.)

The key is to generate excitement and encourage buyers to fall in love with the home before they even step inside. Thus we pay careful attention to all the details from the start. That requires great staging and quality professional photography.

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You!

  • The Reserve, Cary

  • Glenkirk, Cary

  • Horse Property, Apex

  • Kensington, Cary

201 Temple Gate

Danbury (Cary)


This pristine custom home has a first floor master & is situated at the base of 2 cul-de-sacs. Features include granite counters, large laundry room w/sink, gas fireplace, screen porch, extensive hardwoods, beautiful molding. New Roof 2019. Both HVACs installed 2018. Over-sized 4th bedroom could be Bonus Room. Expansive unfinished walk-in storage offers expansion potential. Master w/walk-in closet, double sinks, whirlpool tub, separate water closet.

723 Golden View Acres

Goldenview (Apex)


Better than new custom home in the heart of Apex! Minutes to Downtown and move-in ready! Open floor plan has large great room with gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen has quartz counters, gas cooking, refrigerator and designer tile backsplash. Luxurious Master Suite has vaulted ceiling and bath with quartz counters, custom tile shower and large walk-in closet. Second floor has walk-in storage and 3 large bedrooms; 4th bedroom could be bonus. Sealed crawlspace. Hardwood floors. 

128 Brown Bear

The Preserve (Chapel Hill)


The grandeur of The Preserve at Jordan Lake. Meticulously maintained custom home offers the floor plan you've dreamed of. First floor master

suite has direct access to the home office & features spa-like bath w/heated floors & rainhead shower. Expansive kitchen w/center island, 5 burner gas cooking, pot filler, Miele dishwasher, walk-in pantry. Fresh paint & trending hardwoods. Enormous laundry room. Mudroom. Screen porch w/fireplace looks onto 0.6 acre fenced backyard. Irrigation.

500 Devonhall

Kensington (Cary)


This Dixon Kirby Tudor style home in Kensington is absolutely stunning! Large sunroom overlooks private retreat w/refreshing saltwater pool & soothing hot tub. Chef's kitchen is graced by exceptional appointments including custom cabinetry, 5 burner gas cooktop, Sub Zero refrigerator, double ovens, Bosch DW & hidden walk-in pantry. Features include sliding barn doors, direct bath access for all bedrooms, extensive hardwoods, 2 front porches, plantation shutters, friend's entrance, tankless water heater.

103 Crosswaite

Lochmere (Cary)


Large open floor plan features family room w/fireplace & built-ins. Kitchen w/center island, quartzite counters, custom tile backsplash, double ovens & 2 pantries. Updated master bath w/rainhead shower. Huge bonus room! Serene screen porch looks onto flat, private backyard w/plenty of play space. Home shows like a model & features trending

paint & fixtures, extensive hardwoods. Roof 2016. 1st floor bedroom could be office.

302 Chalon

MacGregor West (Cary)


A Classic Beauty in one of Cary’s most desirable neighborhoods. Short walk to 160 acre Lake Pine Park. Minutes to health clubs, shopping, schools, medical facilities & 2 golf courses. This home offers East-West exposures, an elevator, art studio & large light filled rooms for entertaining & everyday living. Recent updates make it move-in ready. Enjoy North Carolina weather on the wrap-around porch. A flat driveway great for basketball & a fenced backyard for Fido. Subzero, new double ovens & gas cooking.

106 Willesden

Wessex (Cary)


The 3/4 acre lot provides abundant privacy. Features include first floor master suite & guest suite, fresh paint & updated fixtures. Stunning details include gourmet kitchen w/granite, Wolf gas cooking, light & bright vaulted family room, luxurious master suite w/double sided fireplace & enormous closet. Lower level has a media room, exercise room, wine cellar,

kitchenette & stunning view. 

403 Belrose

Highland Oaks (Cary)


Desirable Cary Location across street from Bond Park! This Highland Oaks Beauty offers wooded views, extensive hardwood floors, fresh paint, trending finishes & a bright, open floor plan. The chef's kitchen has 6-burner Wolf gas cooking, granite counters & center island. Fully-finished custom basement boasts slate floor, bonus room, workout room, kitchenette w/bar seating, sink, refrigerator & wine cooler.

404 Devonhall

Kensington (Cary)


This custom brick home is absolutely stunning! The chef's kitchen is graced by exceptional appointments including Viking gas cooktop w/hood, Subzero refrigerator, Fisher Paykel 2-drawer dishwasher, huge center island & 2 pantries. Spend a relaxing evening on the private veranda & enjoy the glow from the fireplace while cooking on the built-in gas grill.

3253 Anderson

Raleigh Inside the Beltline


This stunning ITB home has been meticulously updated with trending finishes making it move-in ready. Features include wood floors throughout,

luxurious bathrooms, vaulted ceilings and a light and bright open floor plan. The deliciously appealing kitchen offers granite, stainless, eat-at bar and a designer tile backsplash. 

402 Tynemouth

Wessex (Cary)


This stunning custom home w/first floor master is move-in ready from the new & trending

exterior paint selection to the freshly updated interior. Just steps away from this nearly half acre wooded homesite is Black Creek Greenway

from which you can walk to Umstead State Park.

307 Versailles

MacGregor West (Cary)


Stunning & stately all-brick custom built beauty features elegant circular drive, fresh paint & updated

bath by Portofino Tile. Chef's kitchen w/stainless, granite, Thermador gas cooking & double ovens, Bosch DW, butlers pantry & walk-in pantry.

401 Hasbrouck

Montclair (Apex)


Corner lot on nearly half acre! Large family room w/gas fireplace flows into kitchen featuring center island, granite counters & custom tile backsplash. Huge bonus room! Serene screen porch w/Trex

decking looks onto flat, private backyard w/plenty of play space. Home shows like a model & features fresh, trending paint & fixtures, extensive hardwoods. New roof 2017. Sealed crawl. North Beaver Creek Greenway is around corner.

206 W Jules Verne

Normandie (Cary)


All brick custom home on nearly half-acre

, cul-de-sac lot! Fresh paint, trending fixtures & refinished hardwoods. Open floor plan w/double sided fireplace. Updated kitchen w/granite,

subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances & gas cooking. Sumptuous master suite w/fireplace & sitting room. Serene screen porch looks onto

flat, private backyard. Third floor could be home gym or office. Plantation Shutters.

104 Whittshire

Cary's Premier Wessex


Refinished hardwoods, fresh paint and updated fixtures. Mainly paring down and reorganizing owners' things with a bit of accessorizing yields a spectacular home! And sold for over ask!

2032 Aviara

Executive Living In West Raleigh


Downsizing of owners' items and tasteful decorating working with decorator and stager equaled amazing results in this home. Shows beautifully!

304 Versailles

MacGregor West (Cary)


Exceptional remodel by Trendmark makes this home a must see. The kitchen, nook & family room were enlarged & now feature an open floor plan. Chef's kitchen complete w/professional Thermador 6 burner gas range, farm sink, built-in refrigerator, Thermador dishwasher, oversized island, soft-close drawers, coffered ceiling.

115 Ronsard

MacGregor West (Cary)


Recently Updated and Completely Fabulous! Expansive custom brick home on desirable cul-de-sac lot measuring over half an acre. This home has something for everyone. Unique features include library w/custom bookcases, themed media room, cozy cigar & wine room, exercise room,

bonus room perfect for a pool table, entertaining area kitchenette. Private backyard has abundant flat area for play with room left for the basketball pad and goal.

100 Hasbrouck

Desirable Montclair 


 Home shows like a model and features trending paint and fixtures. All it needed was updating and a bit of staging. Sold fast and for over ask! 

201 Willesden

Cary's Premier Wessex


Fresh paint and updated fixtures, combined with complete staging made this Rufty custom home better than when it was new!

506 Devonhall

John Leggett in Kensington


Owners moved out and we fully staged this house. The house itself was already gorgeous and had amazing features, and the staging made it a home.

4928 Kundinger

1+ Acre and Pool


New carpet, fresh paint and trending were added, and then supplemental staging and accessories were brought in to enhance the owners' existing furniture and decor. Showed beautifully and sold fast.

305 Versailles

Cary's Premier MacGregor West


This Witt Banks custom-built beauty offers comfortable elegance and has been meticulously updated. Refinished hardwoods and trending paint make this home move-in ready.

713 Evanvale

Premier Kensington at Regency


Large 3-season room with Eze Breeze windows overlooks private retreat with refreshing pool and

expansive park-like backyard. Custom and all brick. Refinished hardwoods. Trending finishes.

107 Hasbrouck

Sunroom / Salt Water Pool


Home shows like a model and features hardwood floors, new carpet, new trending paint & updated fixtures.

515 Hunting Chase

Minutes from Southpoint Mall


Immaculately maintained and move-in-ready home.

Light and bright open floor plan has hardwoods, fresh and trending paint, new fixtures.

201 Preston Arbor

Prestonwood Golf Course Living


A meticulously maintained French  Cottage  with 1st Floor Master on the 11th Fairway of Prestonwood! With an abundance of great features, all it needed was some updated paint and a bit of staging. 

407 Midenhall

Premier Wessex Convenience


With a secluded and manicured backyard that backs to HOA land, this was already amazing. Add updated paint and fixtures and it's spectacular!

508 Devonhall

Kensington at Regency


Owners moved a lot of their furniture out and we brought in specific staging and accessories. Between being well-maintained and a few key updates, this house shows as a current house.

800 Kirkeenan Circle

Preston Townhouse Beauty


Desirable End Unit Townhome in Preston, a Country Club Community. Owners remained in and we added some additional staging and accessories. Showed beautifully and sold fast.

112 Birklands

Spectacular Updated Lochmere Home


Owners remained in this house, but a lot of belongings were removed, wallpaper stripped, painting updated and extensive staging furniture brought it. The result is a beautiful updated home!

105 Whittshire

Luxury in Premier Wessex


Owners remained in this executive home, and much of their furniture was used. Just a few additional pieces plus some  accessorizing yielded a spectacular a  home!

103 Hasbrouck

Spectacular Master Retreat


This empty house was transformed into what some describe as looking like a "Parade of Homes" house! A few key updates and great staging make it appeal to buyers the minute they walk in the door!

83 Mountain Heather

Golf and Amenities


Another great example of doing a few key updates to make the house current, combined with extensive supplemental staging to make people want to live here. 

406 Devonhall

Spectacular Updated Kensington Home


Owners remained in this house, but a lot of belongings were removed, wallpaper stripped, painting updated and some staging furniture brought it. The result is a beautiful updated home!

410 Devonhall

Great Entertaining Kensington Home

(No professional pictures done because it sold too fast!) Owners moved out on the day a previous contract fell through. Before we could do our usual updates and staging, we were able to renegotiate a favorable contract with the previous buyers.

207 Hasbrouck

Under contract in 2 days

114 Buckhurst

Sold for over ask in 12 hours

This was an empty house and should give you a good idea of what we do when we stage an empty house.

In this one we utilized what the owners already had, but a substantial subset of what they originally had in the house​.


307 Versailles

McGregor West home sold in 14 days


This was an empty house and should give you a good idea of what we do when we stage an empty house

We would have liked to repaint, the owners had already repainted at the previous realtor’s recommendation.

802 Bristol Blue

14 showings 1st day on market


In this one we utilized what the owners already had, but a substantial subset of what they originally had in the house​.

713 Evanvale

Gorgeous inside and outside spaces

In this one utilized what the owner’s already had, but a substantial subset of what they originally had in the house​.

211 Old Pros

Preston Wood Golf Course