Setting the Stage
As a Real Estate Professional for 22 years I've helped many of my clients prepare their homes for sale. Using self taught methods gleaned from decorating magazines I put together my style of making homes showroom ready for viewing. While selling Real Estate is still a passion of mine as I believe in the American Dream of Homeownership my love of Decorating has become my new vocational interest in helping those prepare their home to look it's best at "Show Time".
Getting my ASP Designation was a natural next step for me to be able to put my talents to good use in multiple ways. I look forward to helping a homeowner seeking help in fixing what they have into a home someone will love and of course working with other entities in taking a clean slate and making it a masterpiece.
Working with 100's of Buyers throughout the years has given me first hand experience and knowledge of what makes them "want to Buy a Home"! A Home makes it's first impression before even opening up the door. With so many starting out there Home Shopping on line the staging has to be picture ready to get them to make an appointment to get inside. The next thing a Buyer sees is the Curb Appeal - while you can't change a street you have to start your Staging from the sidewalk to the front porch, make them want to get out of the car! Once inside your design has to have a great flow, creating a feeling of warmth that makes them want to stay - forever. And you need to be able to work with the Seller that's emotionally connected to their home - I'm also a Senior Real Estate Specialist trained & experienced in working with Sellers who are leaving the family home. This can be a very scary time for them as well - offering help in downsizing and decluttering is essential to getting the home on the market & putting the Seller at ease with the process.
It's takes so many things from all the elements to create that feel - the lighting, arrangements of furniture and the little touches that truly will Set the Stage.
Experience, Knowledge & a Passion for Decorating ~ this is what I bring to the Staging platform to take your Listed Home and make it a "Sold" one!