Staged to Sell!

I meet many sellers weekly in my travels around Lake Norman, NC and particularly Denver, NC.  Not picking on any one person!  Everyone thinks what their personal taste in color, furniture arrangement, pictures, etc are the best way to get their home sold fast!  Guess what?  They are better… for you.  We need to make them better for a buyer to feel themselves living in your home, because you proclaim not to want to live there anymore! (All in good fun!)

I am one of the few agents in the Lake Norman, NC area, that personally pays for a professional to stage your home.  Not only that, but I have a storage unit full of accesories for you to use.  All of this is FREE to you, when you list with me.  Why?  I know for SURE a staged home sells faster and for more money than one that has not been staged.

Why hire a professional?  Yes, I once had the staging designation and I think it is a great core course for all real estate agents, but I can’t stay on top of the best staging techniques and assure your home has the utmost print and web presence, perfect pictures, fabulous descriptions, exceptional marketing material, etc!!

Melinda Smith, with Balance and Harmony, has been my first choice for Staging a Home for Sale for years.  She brings with her a fantastic attitude, excellent work ethic and most importantly the ability to get the job done – Stage it to Sell! 

Why Stage?

I ran across this video on and I think it is a helpful way for you to see in just a few clips what a difference staging can make to a home.

If you have more questions, feel free to visit the staging section of my website or to visit Melinda’s website at


About Michelle Nantz

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional: integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network ~ all of which are hallmarks of Michelle Nantz. In 2003, Michelle began her career in real estate, after a successful career in restaurant and hotel management with her last position as Regional Director of Operations running 56 hotels throughout two states. She owes her success in real estate and management to her expertise in people skills, managing, negotiating, and follow-up. However, it is Michelle’s dedication to quality service that she ultimately credits her success. Michelle shared, “In my experience as a Lake Norman real estate professional, I’ve found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to their needs.” This “client first” philosophy combined with continual personal improvement and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies is a cornerstone of both Michelle’s and Lake Norman Realty’s business philosophy. In addition to Michelle’s extensive real estate education and her experience in the local market, she is also an Accredited Staging Professional®, which brings additional value to marketing her clients’ homes. Michelle and her family have made the Lake Norman area their home for over 10 years. In her rare leisure moments, you’ll find Michelle with her three children and husband, or unwinding with gardening or reading. “I live and work in this community and only have the best interests of our community and its members in mind,” says Michelle. Her community activities include participation in Denver Days, Relay for Life and support for Christian Ministries and area schools.
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