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If you are looking for a Stager in the Kansas City area, I would love to help you add visual value to your home. It all starts with a consultation. You can do as much or as little as you like.
Staging in Kansas
Z'Touch Home Staging is a full service staging company that provides all levels of staging from consultation to vacant home staging. Staging is "merchandising" your home so it looks it's best and stands out against the competition. You want to make that house/product look as great as possible so when a potential buyer is "shopping", they can envision the place as their home not yours. Decorating is to please only the home owner. Staging is to appeal to as many home buyers as possible. The way you live in your home and the way you sell your home are two different things.
Only 10% of buyers can see the potential in an empty home
87% of home buyers look online before seeing a home in person
If people don't like what they see online, you've probably lost them for good
People shop with logic but buy on emotion
Whether or not they live that way, people want to envision themselves living in a warm and inviting home
Whether you do it yourself or pay to have it done, making your home show worthy is a must
Any money invested to merchandise and style your house is always less then the 1st price reduction
A vacant home often sits 2 to 3 times longer then an occupied home.
On April 30, 2003, the Wall Street Journal reported that "staging speeds up sales in a sluggish market and can bump up prices from two percent to ten percent in a moderate market."
Your investment in staging may also be tax deductible; refer to IRS Publication 523 and your professional tax advisor for more information on deducting this marketing expense.
Leanne Zumbrunnen is the lead consultant and owner of Z'Touch Home Staging. With a background in graphic arts and fashion design she has designed everything from company logos to wedding dresses. While studying fashion design she received "Best of Show" and "Best Collection" awards.
Her passion for decorating has been life long but was never a career interest until she found out it could aid people selling their homes. Decorating to please as many people as possible was more appealing than decorating to please just one homeowner. Upon finding that Staging was a burgeoning field, she dove in feet first and landed her very first job staging a vacant home. She utilizes all of her skills to combine traditional and contemporary style to make a home look comfortable and inviting.
"I have been in many staged homes, and most of them miss the WOW feeling. They can look great, but not have the inviting feel. Leanne has a gift that brings the life of a home to the surface and truly make the customer want this home to be their Home. I have experienced this in every home Leanne has been involved with, Including her personal home. I strongly recommend that you use Leanne for your staging needs. You will not be disappointed." Gene Oharah Alliance Home Properties Praire Village, KS
"We recently used Z'Touch Home Staging to stage a vacant house for sale. We were very impressed with their professionalism. The job was done quickly and surpassed our expectations. We received many positive remarks regarding the staging and feel it lead to a quicker sale of our home. We can recommend them without reservation." Andy & Laurie J.
Overland Park, KS
"I am very happy with the changes we made. Your ability to come in and get a punch list so quickly was very helpful. Friends have all been impressed with the changes. Also, the shopping you did for me was great and saved me time and money. I would recommend you to anyone. Hope to use you in the future with decorating ideas." Joyce T. Overland Park, KS
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.