Real estate sales have slowed in the past few months, and the need or desire to sell a property may lead some homeowners to look for ways to set their property apart, including staging.
Staging, which is setting up a property in an appealing way, can help buyers envision themselves in the property.
"What I tell people is that there are two things that are most important in selling a home. One is price, and the other is presentation," said Cyndee Long, the owner of Seaside Home Stagers. "Staging is sort of the marketing of the interior of the house."
In today's real estate market, there is so much inventory that buyers can be picky, and most want a move-in ready home where they can see themselves living, she said.
Long, who started her staging company last year, is a finalist for the rookie of the year award from the Real Estate Staging Association, a national organization of home stagers.