3 Reasons to Stage Your Home When Selling

3 Reasons to Stage Your Home When Selling

Jenny Wetzel Homes – 3 Reasons to Stage Your Home



Have you been considering selling your home? Maybe for months or even years and just haven’t pulled the trigger? If you are anything like me, you maybe overthink the process. There are many things to do to properly prepare your home for sale. As you check off the items on your “To Do” list (hopefully with guidance from your Realtor), one of the last items to complete is professional staging. After many long hours and money spent, it is usually one of the items to get cut. Don’t let it! Here are three reasons why staging your home, coupled with high quality photos and video, will pay for itself!

  1. Highlights the larger useable space, not the smaller imperfections
    • Midway through de-cluttering, cleaning and touching up paint you might be feeling overwhelmed with the tiny things that continue to pop up. If so, be reassured that this is completely normal! It’s near impossible to address every imperfection before you sell. Staging furniture takes the buyers eye away from those smaller imperfections and helps them focus on the bigger picture.
  2. Creates Home, not just a house.
    • Remember that feeling you got when you bought your home? The overwhelming excitement of “Yes, THIS is it!”  Maybe you walked into the kitchen and you immediately thought of hosting Sunday Football events. Or strolled onto your back deck and smiled at the thought of sharing a bottle of wine with your better half, while watching the sunset. My point is, your home is often the foundation for the lifestyle you want to live. Staging allows buyers to envision themselves and the lifestyle they will live, when they buy your home.
  3. Overcome buyers objections before they even know they have them
    • Many of our homes in Tacoma, WA have unique spaces that are often considered wasted space unless buyers can SEE that they actually can serve a purpose. Strategically placing furniture in smaller locations will allow them to see how maybe even a smaller home, could work for them.

Now that you know how important staging is and what a positive impact it can have on buyers when touring your home, look to your Realtor for advice on who to use and what the key features and spaces you will focus on.


Below are BEFORE and AFTER photos of a home in Northeast Tacoma that I (Jenny Wetzel) prepared for sale. Both sets of photos were taken by professional photographers. Unfortunately we don’t have the exact angles for comparison, but each side by side set shows the huge difference that professional staging makes.The seller received an offer within 72 hours of listing and officially SOLD less than 30 days later. A huge success. 



ENTRY – Staged vs. Unstaged


KITCHEN – Staged vs. Unstaged


FORMAL DINING – Staged vs. Unstaged


MASTER BEDROOM – Staged vs Unstaged


BACK DECK – Staged vs. Unstaged 


Are you considering selling your Home in the Greater Tacoma Area? Call/Text Realtor – Jenny Wetzel.  (253) 381-9788. Jenny@jennywetzelhomes.com

SOLD! Warm Craftsman Abode in Hilltop Tacoma, WA

SOLD! Warm Craftsman Abode in Hilltop Tacoma, WA

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

Excellent urban location with backyard privacy and warm classic charm. This craftsman abode is primed for your home renovation; revitalize and bring it back to its former glory! Newer windows and well maintained exterior. Perfectly flat backyard with mature apple and plum tree, detached garage and separate garden shed/outdoor work space. Open living/dining, fireplace flanked by original built-ins and hardwoods throughout. Two large bedrooms and attic for storage. Live your best life – simply.

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • 988 sq ft
    • 6,500 square foot lot
    • Detached carport
    • Built in 1928
    • RV Parking

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

CRAFTSMAN HOME – Realtor Jenny Wetzel – SOLD

Location, location – this home has it! You won’t have to go far to get what you’re looking for here while fixing up this home!

Just minutes from 6th Avenue. The famous  MSM Deli (one bite and you’ll know why they’re called ‘Magical Sandwich Makers’!) is two blocks away. This sandwich shop not only has dozens of sandwiches on fresh baked french bread, but they also have a bustling selection of beer and wine + late night weekend hours.

These next few restaurants I love not only for their great food, but ambiance. Dirty Oscar’s Annex – Best Sunday brunch in town. Check their Facebook page for rotating specials. Not to mention this fun restaurant & Bar was features on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and has over 1,000 reviews on Yelp. My person favorite – The Elk Burger!  The Red Hot – creative hot dogs and ample craft beers. 

Get authentic street tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more at Taqueria Tres Hermanos Taco Truck 7 days a week and just 3 blocks away! Burger Seoul, a Korean burger food truck and Tacoma’s newest and hottest joint serves up the one and only Bulgogier (You just have to try it). Take advantage of all the delicious lunch specials at Mandolin Sushi & Steakhouse or enjoy a fancy evening dining on their hibachi dinner and sushi.

Now that you know the best restaurants and bars surrounding this cute Craftsman in Hilltop, here are a few practical places that you’ll find useful as a home owner.

AgriShop Tacomaa locally owned retailer stocking household tools, supplies & more. Go here for all of your needed lawn tools, for purchase and ongoing maintenance, they’ve got covered. 

Take in a baseball game or two at Peck Field – parking and admission are free! Metro Parks Peck Field hosts adult and girls fastpitch, T-ball and boys baseball 3rd grade through 12 U.

Presented & SOLd by Realtor – Jenny Wetzel.

 CALL/TEXT for more information (253)-381-9788

SOLD! Favored Tacoma Townhome

SOLD! Favored Tacoma Townhome

Excellent corner unit townhome, located in the quiet Golden Gate Community. The expansive backyard/patio area backs up to the communal sport court and greenbelt – a large space for play while still in your own backyard. Generous sized kitchen overlooks the scenic backyard which opens to living & dining. Brand new paint and flooring throughout. You’ll be moving in without a thing to do but ENJOY! Laundry room and large master suite upstairs. Ideal commuter location.

    • 3 bedroom
    • 2.5 bathrooms
    • 1,433 square feet
    • 4,911 square foot lot
    • 1-car attached garage

1116 109th St E #8 – Front Door

1116 109th St E #8 – Front Door & Living

1116 109th St E #8 – Kitchen

1116 109th St E #8 – Dining Room

1116 109th St E #8 – Master Bedroom

1116 109th St E #8 – Master Bathroom

1116 109th St E #8 – Bedroom 1

1116 109th St E #8 – Second Bedroom

1116 109th St E #8 – Guest bathroom upstairs

1116 109th St E #8 – Laundry room upstairs

1116 109th St E #8 – Back porch

Now that summer is coming to an end, there’s some great indoor activities to prepare for when the rainy season hits! Paradise Lanes Bowling – for league bowling or open with no-reservations at all. It’s an entertainment center with an arcade and food service, just two miles away! Get your craft on and make a new sign for your home at The Makery! They supply the wood, paint, brushes, apron and unique designs to make that Pinterest-esque signs you find in craft stores and Etsy – you just get to make your own! Book a private party or go to one of their open classes. Upcoming classes are 9/15 for a Reversible Welcome sign and 9/22 for a fun Halloween project.

If you’re in need of some outdoors time, escape into the tranquil forest setting of Bresemann Forest Park, a destination for nature walks on various trails along a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail.

Get a variety of bread, bagels & pastries at the Franz Bakery Outlet. This family-owned business has been operating since 1906. And most items are generally half the cost of the grocery story or buy one get one free!

Get your grub and happy hour on at the 2121 Pub and Grill, less than a minute away. Locals say that they know how to properly cook a steak and also have the best French Dip in town.

This home is in close proximity to the Hwy 512 on ramp – great for commuters. 

CALL/TEXT Realtor – Jenny Wetzel (253) 381-9788 if you are considering selling hour HOME. 🏡