Attention Bucks County Realtors ... let your sellers know how they can get the best ROI and help the homeless at the same time.

Home Stager with Park Ave Homestaging and Redesign


Attention Bucks County Realtors … let your sellers know how they can

get the best return on investment and help the homeless at the same time.



 The spring selling season has begun. It is time for spring cleaning. Sellers need to get ready for that all important open house, making their listing sparkle and shine. Cleaning and de-cluttering is the first step in preparing your house to be staged and listed. What to do with all that stuff you don’t want, use, or need? You don’t want to be bothered moving it into your new home. The answer is to donate it.  Deserving Décor needs your donations to continue furnishing the transitional shelter apartments for the Bucks County Housing Group. (


Sharon McConnell, Park Ave Home Staging & Redesign, is a founding

member of the non profit, Deserving Décor. Sharon, along with the other

volunteers; clean, and decorate the shelter apartments before each new

family moves in.  They use donated furnishings, accessories and household

items.  Then, when the family moves out, will help them again, to set up and

furnish their “new home” as they restart their lives on their own.





Yes, this is a shelter bedroom decorated completely with donated items!



Seller’s ROI for Home Improvement Projects


The #1 do it yourself home improvement project for sellers nationwide is to clean and de-clutter, according to Home in their 2009 survey. The average cost is $100.00 to $200.00. And the average increase in home price is $1,500.00 to $2,000.00. That is an 872% return on investment, and 98% of agents recommend it. 


In the same survey, the #2 home improvement when selling is Home Staging. The average cost for a Professional Home Staging Consultation is $300.00 to $400.00, which also increases the homes price from $1,500.00 to $2,000.00. This is a 586% return on investment and 82% of agents recommend it.



Realtors … Encourage your sellers to do some spring

spring cleaning, before staging and listing their property.

Their donations will benefit those who need a home.


Sellers … help yourself to get the best return on your

investment by cleaning, de-cluttering, and a professional

home staging, before listing. By donating, you will also be

  investing in the future of homeless families in Bucks County.



To schedule an appointment for a volunteer to pick up donations, or, to drop off donations at the NEW Deserving Décor Restore in Pipersville, Pa. Come and check it out and do some shopping, Proceeds from sales benefit the homeless also.


See the Deserving Décor Website for Restore hours and location, or, to donate items.


Donations are tax deductible and so are the stager’s services.

(Check with your tax professional).



Comments (4)

Eric J
Eric J - Dream Home Financing - Freehold, NJ
Dream Home Financing

Sharon, I thought you may be interested in this home staging blog post that I wrote recently. You can delete the link after you read it.

Mar 26, 2010 01:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- what a great idea!  I think sellers (and most people) would have an easier time of editing their "things" if they knew that someone else would be able to put it to good use!

Mar 26, 2010 02:51 PM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

You are doing a great job..good for you !!!

Mar 29, 2010 05:36 AM
Sharon McConnell
Park Ave Homestaging and Redesign - Perkasie, PA
Bucks County Home Stager

Thanks all for the comments.

Eric, I will be calling you. This is an interesting / out of the box idea.

Kathy, Just another way to help people in need, and it's green.

Mary Lou, Thank you for the kind words.

Apr 13, 2010 08:58 AM