“You helped us stage it so that we had a successful offer on the first day!” J. Winnubst
“Kansas City’s top home stager” Cort/Berkshire Hathaway and only corporately approved K.C. stager
“When Karen Mills is on the job, I know I can expect happy clients and great results! Choosing a designer for a home project, whether detailing new construction, redecorating a home, or staging for a successful sale is more than product-knowledge. The key ingredient for me is “chemistry!” Karen’s enthusiasm matches her talents. It is no wonder that when Karen talks, we ALL listen! Karen Mills has my highest recommendation!” realtor Suzy Goldstein
“Your consulting makes a huge difference – sometimes mind boggling moving a house up in price a whole category. I really am in awe of your skill and feel lucky you are in Kansas City!” realtor Ann Hyde
“AMAZING! You are truly the best!” realtor Shannon Brimacombe
“Sold in 1 day!” realtor David Van Noy
You were awesome and I can’t wait to implement all of your suggestions! W. Abrams
“House looks fantastic!! Your advice was spot on!” L. Johnson
“You can say things I’m hesitant to say! You were very professional and had great ideas! realtor Kristine Fowler-Sapp
“Her service increased bottom line and decreased days on market.” realtor Todd Ohlde
“House sold in 3 days!” real estate investor
“Did a great job staging. Sold in 2 days!” realtor John Gilman
“In week’s time had 7 showings and an offer!” L. Fisher
“Rooms look larger, warm and inviting. Karen’s a real estate agent’s dream!” realtor Steve Kornspan
“Colors were magical!” M. Schrage
3 MUST DOS WHEN LISTING HOME FOR SALE ONLINE
1. Have your home professionally staged before taking photos and posting online. According to an article in USA Today, a staged home in sell in approximately 1/2 the time and for 6% more money.
2. Have quality photos of your taken that showcase the home’s best architectural features. Make sure to include the front exterior, key interior rooms and a view of the backyard because the majority of buyers will bypass your home if they can’t get an overall impression of the home online.
3. Post accurate complete information about the home online the first time. And make sure that you notate any additional features/benefits of the home (i.e., ”first floor master”) in the correct area so that when buyers search that feature, they can find your listing.
CURB APPEAL CHECKLIST
Driveway clean, oil free and repaired (major cracks)
Clutter or debris removed i.e., trashcans, etc.
Weeds and dead plants/leaves removed
Manicured and attractive lawn
Trees and/or shrubs trimmed
Sidewalk clean and repaired
Attractive door mat
Roof and gutters clean
Window sills in good repair or freshly painted
Front door freshly painted or stained
Light fixtures polished, painted or replaced
View of house unobstructed by trees/shrubs
Colorful pot or bed of live flowers near door
Front door hardware polished and untarnished
House exterior clean, repaired and nicely painted
Mailbox /house numbers polished, painted or replaced
Attractive front door decoration like a wreath or wall basket.