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There is never a second chance to make a first impression. Make your HOME the STAR attraction in the competitive TX Real Estate market. I don't sell houses but I help houses sell! Call 469-964-0516
North Texas Home Staging & Real Estate Consulting Professional -
I am a Home Staging Professional in Plano, TX specializing in marketing and merchandising resale properties in the Collin and North Dallas County, Texas real estate market and I am an expert in the field of home staging.
With a passion for Real Estate and a diversified marketing background, I understand the relationship of each to give homes for sale a competitive edge. I work to get my client's property sold quickly and for top dollar. Home Staging is a marketing tool in preparing a property for sale much like any other marketable product.
I am passionate about educating the Real Estate Community on the benefits of home staging.
Offered throughout the year at the Preston/Park Courtyard Center campus, I teach an affordable, highly informative CE course on Home Staging at Collin College, Plano, TX, for Realtors, Sellers, Investors and anyone else interested in learning more about how home staging can improve your bottom line.
Home Star Staging specializes in staging to SELL! Staging is a marketing tool that every home seller and Realtor should have in their arsenol.
I welcome your questions about getting your home ready for sale whether you're a Realtor or an individual Home Seller. If you need information or tips to help you get ready to sell, I can show you how home staging can help you achieve your home sales goals and get you on track to prepare your home for sale and sell your home faster and for the most profit.
While locally serving Collin, North Dallas & portions of Denton counties, Home Star Staging is available to Home Sellers, Realtors, Investors, Home Builders and anyone with a desire of the knowledge about how home staging can work for you. Please call 469-964-0516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Education, Memberships & Associations:
Florida International University, Miami, FL Bachelor of Business Administration 1993
Accredited Staging Professional, August 2006-08
Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) 2008,2009,2010,2011
2011 RESA Chapter President of the Year Dallas Chapter 2009-2010
State President, RESA-Texas 2011
RESA-Pro Designation 2010,2011
American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners(ASHSR) 2008
Active Rain Real Estate Network, blogger member and Ranked No. 1 for Plano
WWW.EnergizedSeller.com , The website for home selling and home staging tips, Professional member and regular contributor
On a Personal Note
I am a native Miamian,(FL) who was transplanted to Texas in the fall of 2001 when my husband, took a job transfer here. It was the hardest move of my life but also the most pivotal. It took me from the comfort zone of the familiar territory I grew up in and made me branch out into new and exciting adventures. I thank God for the priviledge and honor of being the proud mom of two healthy, beautiful children. I want for them to see their mom as a role model and a contributor to our family's life in more ways than just being "mom". We all wear many hats, but our children need to know that it's OK to learn and grow even as an adult, that I don't know everything and that's all right. What an eye opener to realize that life is a never ending source of adventures and learning experiences and each day brings a new chapter.
I love the saying that, "the best things in life aren't things at all" No words have rung truer to me.
I wish all of you the best things in life!
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North Texas, Dallas, Plano, TX Home Staging Services
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Florida International University and am an expert in the field of home staging and a RESA-Pro Home Staging Professional. With a diversified background in marketing in the corporate and private sector, and an eye for design I know what it takes to get a house seen and sold. I look at a property through the "buyer's eyes".
Home Star Staging provides these and other services to assist you with the sale of your home;
Verbal consultations Quick and cost effective for the do-it-yourself homeowner. Verbal consultations start at $150 for up to 2 full hours with a professional home stager and $75 for each addtional hour. Recommedations for the exterior and interior areas of the home will be addressed. Sellers are encouraged to take notes and ask questions.
Written consultations give the seller of an occupied home a "blueprint" to do the work themselves or hire our team to do as much or as little as they'd like. These reports, generally over 15 pages with photos of your home before staging will identify key areas to address, and recommendations to help you "design your home to sell". Written home staging reports start at .12 cents a square foot.
Occupied property staging - full staging services for your home using your furniture and accessories.
ForVacant property staging we utilize rental furniture and accessories to give warmth and definition to an otherwise lifeless property. Most buyers cannot visualize their furnishings in a vacant property. Most are overwhelmed by a lack of vision. Rooms appear smaller and each and every flaw is maximized in the eyes of the buyer.
Let us take your house from "For Sale" to SOLD!
Call 469-964-0516 for additional details.
"There's never a second chance to make a first impression!"
Home Star Staging Sample Portfolio & What Clients Have to Say
"Karen, you have done an excellent, fabulous job on my listing. You probably provided 30-40 times of value, for the price I paid. [Verbal Consultation] You have exceeded my expectations by a great extent. I am going to utilize your services for all my professional and also, personal needs. For a person as skilled as you are, you have absolutely no airs, you are very flexible, friendly and personal which makes you wonderful to work with."
S. Chaparala, Realtor®, DFW Realties, Dallas, TX
" ...Home staging is a concept that we were unfamiliar with when we started the process of preparing our home for market. Karen came to our home to introduce us to the concept. While walking through our house, talking things over with Karen, our home started to change; it was becoming a commodity to sell. It was no longer our things that mattered; it was about making the house look its best... Needless to say, I came home to a transformed and beautiful house...I believe the real key to everything was de-cluttering and placing key pieces of furniture and paintings in locations that emphasized the high points of our house while making our home inviting to others. When someone comes into my house I am proud to show it. We also have received many compliments from agents showing our home.. Both Dave and I are sold on the Home Staging Concept!"
David and Catherine D., Home Sellers, Plano, TX
"I have to tell you that the home you helped stage [verbal consultation] at Old Shepard Place in Plano had an offer in 2.5 days! The other home you staged hasn't been listed yet. But both clients were so satisfied with your suggestions & assistance that they commented they loved the way their homes felt after staging & promised to never go back to the clutter again."
C.Hahn, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Plano, TX
"We closed on the house today. I just wanted to thank you very much for all of your hard work. I think staging the house is what made it sell so quickly. I was so impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail. I did not have to worry about a thing. I will definitely use your services again."
Kathy H., Investor, Frisco, TX
"I cannot tell you how impressed we are with what you did at our house! We love it! Thanks again!"
"I just wanted to let you know you did a beautiful job staging my home using my things and yours. You positioned the furniture and nick nacks to accent the features of the house and you were very aware of height and proportion. Your ideas of what to remove from the house and what to repaint were very helpful. I loved how it all looked when you were done! The absolutely best part was that we had a great offer on our home 10 days later! Karen, your services were invaluable! When we move into our new home In the northeast, I am planning to use your ideas for paint and to arrange my furniture and things. Thanks so much! "
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.