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Luxury Cape Cod Real Estate Agent, Team Leader, and CEO, Serena LoPiccolo-Smith

Experienced Cape Cod Realtor® Reveals Her Secret Method... making the luxury home-buying and selling experience truly enjoyable and memorable:

Imagine having a real estate agent that wants nothing more than to know you can easily sell or find your dream home in Cape Cod while remaining composed, confident, and relaxed.

With The Inspire Team, that's exactly what our purpose, mission, and drive is centered around.

Our team of Real Estate Buyers' Agents specializes in locating off-market opportunities that may not be available through conventional channels, which allows us to find our clients their ideal homes without having to participate in a competitive bidding environment.

This approach saves our clients time and money while ensuring they find the perfect property for their needs


Beautifully staged living room with tall ceilings, elegant fireplace, and lots of window light

Unlocking the value: The Practical Magic of Home Staging

December 16, 20232 min read

A well-known secret in the real estate world is the power of home staging in selling a home. It's not just about making things look nice; it's about making buyers see the real potential of a space. It creates an emotional connection between the property and the buyers. 

A well-staged home brings a home to life, evoking a sense of warmth, comfort, and lifestyle, making it easier for buyers to see themselves living in it. It helps showcase a home's best features – whether it's an elegant fireplace, breathtaking views, or just an inviting open layout, and makes sure these strengths stand out, influencing buyers to perceive added value.

beautifully staged living room

It also helps optimize the perceived size and layout of a home through thoughtful furniture placement which can make rooms feel more spacious and functional, addressing common buyer concerns about cramped or awkward spaces. Arranging furniture and decor isn't just about presentation; it is about making people fall in love with a place the moment they walk in. As the old adage says, "You only have one chance to make a good first impression!"

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In the age of online listings, attractive photographs are crucial. Staged homes photograph well, making them stand out in online listings and marketing materials. This increased visual appeal can generate more interest and potential offers.

For sellers, figuring out the right colors and decorations can be overwhelming. Professional staging provides clear and actionable recommendations, eliminating the guesswork and stress associated with these aesthetic decisions. It provides a clear roadmap for presenting the home, minimizing stress and uncertainty for sellers.

staged living room with fire place lit

And it's not just talk – the numbers back it up. A 2021 Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) survey revealed compelling statistics. Staged homes, on average, sold for $40,000 over the list price and spent nine fewer days on the market than their unstaged counterparts, even in a competitive housing market. The survey also highlighted that a modest investment of 1.3% in staging resulted in an impressive average return of 7.1% over the list price.

In the end, home staging is like the behind-the-scenes magic that makes a home more appealing, influences buyers, boosts perceived value, and accelerates the selling process. It's not just selling a house; it's selling a way of life, and the numbers tell a pretty convincing story.

To get in contact with an expert Cape Cod Real Estate Agent who knows how to do staging that will increase your home value, be sure to reach out to us here!

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The INSPIRE Team aims to make the house buying and selling process in Cape Cod as smooth and seamless as possible.

Buying or Selling in Cape Cod, Your Peace Is Our Reward

Our team of trained experts will go to bat for you, so you can rest assured that you'll get the most value out of your Cape Cod real estate experience.

  • Access to off-market deals

  • Experienced in the Luxury Cape Cod buying and selling market

  • Access to the best Cape Cod contractors to assure a high level of service

  • Home staging services to add an extra 6-10% to home value

  • Expert knowledge on all rules and regulations to avoid costly fees



With our in-depth knowledge of the Cape-Cod real estate market, we can take care of everything for you allowing you to rest assured that you'll have the smoothest experience possible.


We know Cape Cod like the back of our hands, but we also have international connections that give you the ability to tap into a larger net of potential buyers/sellers to get the best opportunity.


With a number of accolades, we have a proven track record that includes expert negotiation skills, so you can feel confident that we'll never back down from getting you the best deal.


I have a history of helping people. I was a pediatric oncologist, back in Italy. A cancer researcher, in New York. An independent rep for a game-changing sustainable living company, in Massachusetts.

Now, I found a new way to help people by assisting them through one of the major causes of stress in their life. As a Realtor® with Keller Williams International, I have the opportunity to share my vast network of local and worldwide connections with my clients and guide them through the exciting yet complicated process of selling, buying a house, or investing in Real Estate.

I believe the most important thing is to listen and understand your clients’ needs and then use all the tools at your disposal to ensure their goals and dreams are achieved. I will always strive to do not only the best I can, but the best that can be done, with honesty, integrity, passion, and enthusiasm, without which nothing important can be accomplished.



"We can not thank you enough for your hard work and dedication!"

The INSPIRE team is hands down the best Real Estate team on Cape Cod. Serena was extremely helpful, open, transparent, and reliable through the whole process, she really cared about us, and understood our needs from the very first meeting.



"Serena LoPiccolo-Smith is a phenomenal Realtor®!"

I was a first-time buyer in an impossible market and Serena hooked me up with an excellent deal on an off-market house. I’m pretty sure this house was the only one in the area we were looking at that sold for a price within my budget during the 6 months we worked together, which says a lot about Serena’s ability to work miracles and get her clients a great deal in a crazy market.



"Knowledge, Dedication and Continued Support."

A big shout out to Serena, and the whole Inspire Team for making my dream to sell my house come true. I want to thank Serena, for her knowledge, and dedication and her continued support she gave me throughout this process.



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