People Relocating to Symphony Village Use 'Staging' to Help Sell Their Existing House

Sep 23, 2011, 11:27 ET from Caruso Homes

CENTREVILLE, Md., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people moving to Symphony Village, the active adult community in Centreville, sell their existing house as part of the process of relocating there, according to Jeff Caruso, president of Caruso Homes, Crofton, Md.

"Almost all of our new Symphony Village residents tell about using 'staging' as a critical tool to selling their existing home and doing so more quickly than they had anticipated as well as at a more competitive price," said Caruso.  "They offer these staging tips in hopes of helping others to also come live at Symphony Village, " he added.

  • One professional stager recommends that bathrooms should look "open, airy and delightful" and suggests including baskets filled with spa treatments such as scented soaps, creamy lotions, moisturizing  and facial jars, and towels tied with ribbons.

  • Among the benefits of staging, frequently described as "adding small, but memorable details", is that the house being staged needs to appeal to all five senses.  For example, arrange pieces of furniture in an appealing grouping known as a vignette; drape window coverings with simple lines; add unique elements to shelving, bookcases and fireplace mantels; display unusual knickknacks in units of 1, 3 or 5.

  • Stagers also love to accessorize rooms and settings within a room using silk flowers, small loveseats, pillows, afghans, plants, mirrors and area and throw rugs.

Symphony Village offers active adults ages 55-plus the opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle unlike any other with the Symphony Club, a nearly 14,000-square-foot facility, taking center stage. The Symphony Club offers a large, well-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a billiards room, business center, card room, yoga studio, and an arts and crafts room. Also available are tennis courts, a community garden and walking trails.

For more information about Symphony Village, call 1-866-766-0009 or visit or the Symphony Village Facebook page.

To visit Symphony Village, take Route 50/301 East over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Continue on 50/301 over the Kent Narrows Bridge. Go 4 miles to 50/301 split. Take 301 North to Route 213 North, then right on Taylor Mill Road. For GPS and online map tracking, the address is 138 Symphony Way, Centreville, MD 21617. Sales Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

About Caruso Homes

Founded in Maryland in 1985, Caruso Homes is an award-winning home builder based in Crofton, Md., offering properties in communities throughout Maryland, including Symphony Village, an active adult community in Centreville. For information, call 1-800-570-2289, visit, "like" Caruso Homes on Facebook or follow Caruso Homes on Twitter,

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