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Trent Heminger and Mary Noone

Trent & CO. | Compass

5471 Wisconsin Ave., Third Floor

Chevy Chase


Trent: 202-210-6448 | Mary: 240-461-3928


85 years+ collective experience; 10+ years rated as "America’s Best Real Estate Agents” Wall Street Journal & Real Trends; Top Producer, Top Agent Team, Washingtonian; More than $250 million in sales since January 2018

Is staging that important to selling my home?

Absolutely! Staging is the most cost-effective way to support your sale, even more than painting or renovating and why Trent & Co. invests in this important piece as agents.

We see properties sit on the market too long simply because they aren’t de-personalized. A strong agent will help you decide room by room what’s important. Even with new construction, we spell out where things go for buyers. In this market, staging will get you the biggest return to any improvement and why we have this niche offering at Trent & Co.

What will it cost to get my home ready for market and how will I pay for this?

On average we spend anywhere from $7,000 to $35,000 to prep a home for market. “Updating” a bathroom could be as simple as changing a light fixture or framing out a mirror to help modernize the space. A good agent will tell you what’s worth investing in to get you the highest return.

Since our team is a part of Compass, you have access to “Compass Concierge,” a service that lets you easily prepare your home for sale by fronting the cost of home improvement services like staging, painting and more. Then, pay back this investment from your settlement

I have to sell my home first in order to buy something new, how can I do this?

Over 80 percent of our Bethesda transactions are exactly this scenario. Someone wants to move but is concerned with how to make it work. We make this as seamless as possible for clients, from leveraging equity or selling off-market with Compass Coming Soon or working on strategies to win clients what they need. The key to success in the buy/sell market is a well-executed plan.

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