I am an HSR Certified Home Stager & Interior Stylist, successfully staging homes to sell in the Phoenix Metro Area. Expert Phoenix Home Stager. Regional VP of Real Estate Staging Association.
Get to know Barb Hutson
Welcome - At Sonoran Accents Home Staging & Redesign, we are committed to providing affordable and effective staging and redesign services to home owners wishing to sell their property faster and at the highest price, by partnering with real estate professionals.
My partner, Joellyn Machnics and I use a philosophy of creating "emotional connection points" through the home, instilling in the buyer a sense of "feeling home." Our passion for providing amazing customer service is equaled by our talent for outstanding design. We create a fun and rewarding experience for the home owner while transforming the home into an environment where buyers can see themselves living and enjoying life.
I've studied and practiced design my entire professional career because I love it. I'm a graduate of Stephens College, Michigan State Univ., and a HRS Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesign Specialist. I've been involed in interior decorating, retail buying and management, marketing, visual display and business analysis for over 25 years. My love of good design is partnered with my joy in seeing people's lives enhanced through this home staging and redesign business.
Throughout my life, I've lived in Illinois, the Washington D.C area, Michigan, California, and Arizona. Each location was the perfect place for the time I was there, and I'm grateful to have experienced them all.
"You'll Be Amazed The Difference A Day Makes!"
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Joellyn and I like to meet with the home seller and get to know alittle bit about them, explaining the process so they know what to expect. We walk through the home with "buyers eyes" and I take a visual inventory of objects in all rooms that we might be able to use. We eliminate decorating that may overwhelm the prospective buyer and detract from the positive features of the house. We like to work with what the home owner already has when possible, and may add a few of my accessories to update the rooms. When we're finished staging the main living areas, we'll take photos of the professionally staged rooms for the Realtor to use in marketing the home. As you know, over 90% of prospective buyers browse the internet prior to deciding which homes they want to see. By supplying photos of professionally stages rooms to post on the listing, more buyers will be attracted to your listing. We will transform the home into a "buyer friendly" space...A place the buyer can see themselves living comfortably.
Not moving, but want a fresh look for the place?
We work with homeowners, using mostly what they already have. to create a fresh and updated look for their living enjoyment.
By using a few creative design tricks and some updated accessories, we will create a home for you to fall in love with all over again.
Combining two households, downsizing, or need a color consultation?
We will help you create a tranquil living space everyone will enjoy living in.
Voted one of the Top 3 Staging Companies in USA - 2012
Staging consultations for Do-It-Yourselfers, Occupied Staging, Vacant Staging, Color Consultations, "Move in and Make it Work" service, Redesign, Years of marketing and merchandising experience. We specialize in marketing a property to a broad market of buyers for quick results.
Testimonials for Barb Hutson
Esther L., Chandler11/19/2013
" Thank you for all your hard work. I am still so impressed with your talent and skills. I will definitely continue to recommend you and would ask for your help again in the future."
Kevin D., Laveen10/28/2013
"Again, ya’ll really out did yourselves. I will definitely refer you to others."
Barb Y., Mesa10/13/2013
"The day you staged my house a potential buyer came back for a 2nd look. They are buying my house. They have been approved, termite inspection passed, home inspection passed. I should be closing by Oct. 31. I have gotten SO many compliments on the house. It looks better than a model home."
Mark S., Scottsdale08/17/2013
You Ladies just nailed the staging for our Desert Mountain beauty--we would certainly highly recommend you both, as you were recommended to us. I must say, I spoke to 2 other staging firms--Sonoran by far was the easiest to do business with, both in the proposal phase, procurement phase, and finally, the installation. Thank you again for your fine expertise, we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Hello Barb and Joellyn,
As you already note, the house is under contract….. Thanks for your great service. I am convinced that your wonderful staging was a big factor in the house going into contract within 3 days at full listed price.
Dennis K., Phoenix02/04/2012
If we want a property to sell, all we have to do is have you stage it. Contract on your latest staging job for us was on day 1.
Nikol A., Mesa12/03/2011
“These ladies are amazing! We have worked together on multiple projects in different capacities, and they have always exceeded my expectations. They know their market, and customize their work to each individual home. Staged homes sell !! I am happy to discuss in greater detail and provide a recommendation for Sonoran Accents anytime.”