Full and Half-Day Home Staging

Are you overwhelmed by all the prep you need to do to get your home to sell fast and for the most money possible?

What improvements are going to give you the most bang for your buck? What do you need to focus on? Where do you start?

What would it feel like if you knew exactly what to do to get your home picture-perfect, and have it show beautifully online and in person? How would it feel if, after you’ve done all that work, that the house sold in record time AND for bigger bucks than you imagined? And how would it feel if you could move into your new dream home, confident that you only have one mortgage to pay?

First, let me say, I know how it is. It actually did take me a year to get my previous home sold. When it was ready to go on the market, it sold during the Open House.

You don’t have that long to get your house ready. You are motivated, and you want it done yesterday. You have a life.

Your property needs to look fabulous from the get-go, as most home buyers look online first and weed out the crappy looking homes. They don’t want to spend their weekends fixing things up, because they don’t have the time (just like you.) They want a kitchen that looks clean and efficient, a living room perfect for entertaining, and a sexy master bedroom. They want something that is move-in ready, and you are going to give them just that.

Introducing: Full- or Half-Day Hands-On Home Staging

This is our most comprehensive service, where we are in the home doing most of the work for either a half or full day.

What You’ll Get

  • A meeting with me to kick off the work

  • A completely transformed home, ready for listing, showings and real estate photographs

  • A day that feels like a mini vacation while your home gets ready for its close-up

  • Tips and hacks on how to live in your newly staged property, even with kids and pets

  • A 4 oz. Odor Neutralizing Spray, for those times that Uncle Eddie comes over for your fish fry, and decides to light up his favorite stogy. Perfect to spray before showings and open houses

  • Confidence that your property is ready for the market, and how to keep it looking that way during showings

  • My private resource list of tradesmen I love and have used for getting other homes sold fast, so you can get help if needed

Here’s what a past Consultation client had to say:

Kathie went above and beyond to help prepare our home for showings. She had some great suggestions and was a pleasure to work with. —Heidi R., Amherst

The Benefits to You

  • You will no longer feel overwhelmed and confused

  • You won’t be wasting time doing things that will never affect the price of your property (like painting the basement)

  • You’ll know what you can pre-pack

  • You’ll save time and money by not making unnecessary home improvements that won’t raise your bottom line

  • You will have my list of trusted resources (painter, handy man, house cleaner, etc.) so you don’t have to waste time finding someone who is trustworthy and reliable

  • You will be certain that your home is going to show its best, all the time, with an improved position in today’s real estate market

  • More showings

  • Less time on the market

  • You’ll be able to “live” in your house and be ready for a showing on a moment’s notice

  • Peace of mind knowing you are organized and ready

The Process is Simple

  1. After you have scheduled your 20-minute discovery call, I will phone you at the appointed time to find out more about your property. And you will get to know me, too.

  2. We schedule a visit to the home, and I sit with you for about 90 minutes to explain what we’ll be doing, and if you need to do anything beyond our scope of work (like hiring a painter, landscaping, or patching walls). Or, if you like, we can spend the initial 90 minute with you, leave, and you arrange for any of those fixes we deem necessary.

  3. We then send you away to the spa, so you can relax knowing your property is in good hands, and is being as lovingly pampered as much as you are.

  4. We get to stagin’.

  5. You return home to a “WOW” factor.

  6. You’ll also receive showing instructions, as well as how to live in your “staged” property so you can still be comfortable and ready at a moment’s notice for showings.

  7. We say goodbye, and you will have my email address in case you have a question you forgot to ask, or need my opinion on something.

  8. You complete any further “homework”, if we think the improvements are necessary.

  9. You have your Realtor schedule the photographer.

  10. You list your property.

  11. You prepare yourself mentally to move into your new dream home, because you should be getting showings and offers.

Here are examples of those who have gone before you:

 
 

Why Would you Wanna Work with Me?

I am a master home stager with 9 years in the business, and with a background in selling real estate.

Who Is This Service For?

  • Someone who wants their property to show its very best, and doesn’t have time or skills to do the work

  • The Real Estate Agent who wants to add value to their clients, and doesn’t want a listing to go stale because it’s been on the market for-ev-er

  • The motivated home seller, who maybe has already purchased their dream home

  • Families who need to sell an estate quickly and for the most money possible

  • Anyone who needs to sell their property fast and maximize their equity (divorce, death, etc.)

Who Is This Service NOT For?

  • The do-it-yourselfer with time and skills necessary to get the property ready

  • Someone who does not value the expertise of a former real estate agent and experienced home stager

  • Someone who believes their home will sell “as-is”

  • Someone who is unmotivated to sell their property quickly

  • Someone who is unmotivated to get the most $$$ for their house

  • Someone who thinks their home is already perfect because s/he spent a fortune on custom interior decoration

  • Someone who just wants to “wait and see” what offers they get if they put their property on the market

  • Someone who is not ready to leave their home

  • A hoarder (they will need more professional help than we can offer)

Ready to Schedule Your Staging?

Great, we are happy to help. To get started, contact me with the best phone number to reach you, and I can get you on my calendar. I can take your fee over the phone to reserve your spot. I am usually booked out 2 weeks in advance, so if you have a specific date in mind for putting your property on the market, you will need to contact me sooner rather than later.

FAQ’s

How much does it cost? Our fee for a half day (3 and a half hours) is $597, and a full day (7 hours) is $1097. Think of this in terms of cost vs. value. What would you pay someone to ensure that you will get the highest offer on your property?

Can I watch the process? Actually, we work when the homeowner is not on the premises, or is at least out of the house. This will enable us to get our creative juices flowing without interruption. We are an insured company, so you can feel good knowing your property is in our hands.

I’m a Real Estate Agent. Who pays for this? Typically, any Agent I’ve worked with pays for at least the Consultation (the first 90 minutes). It’s their way of standing out from competing sales agents, and is a value-add for their clients.

Are you going to judge my decor? No, our goal is to maximize what you have, and go from there. We make suggestions and recommendations, and sometimes we suggest painting a more neutral color. We guarantee that your property will have an improved position in the real estate market.

What if I don’t like where you’ve moved something? You have hired us because you know we are experts. Remember, the changes we make are only temporary and are moved only to maximize how the property will show online and in person. After the property gets a solid offer and gets bank approval, you can exhale and live more relaxed!

I live in Niagara County. Do you come to my neck of the woods? We realize that there are few staging professionals in our area, so we also serve Niagara and counties adjacent to Erie County. There is an additional $50 travel fee.

Can I pay you when you get here, after the staging? We get paid upfront, as this is how we reserve your appointment.

I have an open house next week. Can you come tomorrow? Actually, no, we usually book at least 2 weeks out. Please take this into consideration when planning the date for your open house. You will need a cushion of time to get your home ready for its big reveal.

I have a dog and cats. Is that a problem? We love animals, too! Please crate or remove your pets for our staging day, as they can interfere with the result.

I work during the day. Can you come in the evening or on a weekend? No, we work Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. I am married to a wonderful fellow, and my evenings and weekends are for our time together.

I can’t do this all on my own—I need tradesmen like painters and electricians. Now what? Now worries—we have a great list of people we know and trust to do the work, so you don’t have to be scouring the Internet or looking up Yelp reviews to find someone. Just ask.

You’ve already done my consultation. Can I call or text you to get your opinion on a paint color? We are available by email, and answer our emails during our business day. It’s just another way I keep my 40-year marriage together. ;-)

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