The Power of a Real Estate Home Staging Consultation

Home Stager with Buffalo, Amherst, Orchard Park and Western New York

The Home Staging Consultation is the most cost-effective way of getting your home ready for the market and picture perfect!  I'd love to see more Realtors® add it to their marketing package.

I recently worked with one of my favorite Realtors® by giving her and the home sellers a very thorough detailed Written Home Staging Consultation, and I cannot wait to see how it turns out.  THEN it will be ready for the beauty contest!  

Original content by Birgit Anich

Recently a home seller called us very frustrated with her real estate agent as the agent did not take any action on trying a different strategy to sell her house in Greenwich, CT. The house has been on the market for almost a year with very little traffic. She saw staging on HGTV and thought that she should explore this new avenue.

Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors came in providing a detailed 1.5 hours home staging consultation and followed up with a customized home staging consultation report outlining all suggestions. We had recommended some paint change, minor repairs, re-purposing a room, re-arranging furniture, bringing in different decor items such as different rug, pillows, wall art, lighting, accessories,…

It took the client a few days of focused work using our consultation report and then have new photographs taken for the MLS listing.

Immediately she started showing a much increased number of showings of her house. Two weeks later she called us that she received an offer close to asking price and was finally able to move on with her life after a restless year.

After this and many other such success stories, I am wondering why so many real estate agents in my area still hesitate to recommend to have a professional real estate home stager come to their client's home for a consultation? Home Sellers will listen and implement changes coming from a home stager much more likely than if they come from the real estate agent. We had several clients who said that their agent told them several things that we also mentioned during the consultation, but they needed to hear it from a specialized professional home stager before they wanted to actually take action.


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Home Staging in Buffalo New York

Kathleen Emhof, the Founder and Owner of Transitions Home Staging and Redesign, is Western New York's premiere Home Staging Firm!  She works with home sellers, listing agents, and asset managers in preparing homes for sale.

Some of Transitions Home Staging and Redesign's services include vacant and occupied home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations, move organization, and interior redesign.  We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties.

For more information about our home staging services, contact Buffalo home stager, Kathleen Emhof (716) 418-4333 or by email.

Click here to see our Buffalo, NY home staging portfolio

Click here for more information about home staging in Western New York and how we can help sell your home faster and for top dollar!

We are fully insured and licensed in New York State.

Comments (4)

Lee Ann Obenauer
Metro Roberts Realty - Buffalo, NY

Welcome back.  You must have been busy!!!!

Jun 01, 2011 08:47 AM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

Thank you Kathleen for re-blogging my post and helping spread the word.

Jun 01, 2011 08:58 AM
Kathleen Emhof
Buffalo, Amherst, Orchard Park and Western New York - Buffalo, NY
Home Staging and Redesign, Experts in Transition

Lee Ann, Thank you!  Sometimes, I just like to lurk on AR when I have limited time.  But this time, Birgit's article spoke volumes to my heart.  It's really gratifying to see the before and after's, but especially gratifying when that house sells!

Birgit, I love when you write, and have followed you since before the RESA conference!  I hope this re-blog sent you some more Google juice, to boot!  Thanks for writing about a terrific cost-effective service that home stagers provide.

Jun 01, 2011 10:19 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

hi Kathie ~ good reblog ... it's so true that sellers should strongly consider having a staging consultation before their home goes on the market.  Lately I've been getting lots of requests for this service, and almost every single client says it was very helpful to them ... and an excellent cost-effective investment.   Hope that things are going well for you in Buffalo!

Jun 12, 2011 07:43 PM