You only have one chance to make a great first impression! Within seconds after entering a house, potential home buyers make an emotional decision whether or not to buy. So why not stage before listing it?
Kansas City’s designer & CE Certified Staging Instructor Karen Mills
TOP 3 REASONS TO HIRE A STAGER (home resale)
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We provide a streamlined professional staging service for realtors that includes professional reports, time saving techniques, quick turnarounds, consultative walk throughs, furniture rearranging, furnishing of empty homes, and much more.
Call Karen Mills now at 913.764.5915 or email email@example.com now for more information including our wholesale access to new hard window treatments, furniture, decor, rugs, and more.
Besides being a certified staging instructor for the state of Kansas, Karen Mills is also an award winning designer, nationally published writer, professional speaker, blogger, spokesperson, and former host of the long running Living Large design show broadcast on KMBZ among others.
Sold in 1 day! realtor David Van Noy
Karen is an amazing stager! Since she’s started staging my listings, I’ve closed 30% more business! Kathy Koehler
Sold in one day and have signed back up offer!! Ann Hyde
You’re a miracle worker!! Heather Bortnick
Best $150 I ever spent! Janine Korgie
Every time you touch it, we sell it! Olanda
Work you did on that house was a miracle! Heather Bortnick
Sold listing for $50k more using Karen! Kathy Koehler
Want to express my deep gratitude for the time you spent and great ideas you had for our house! (Had 2 offers in 24 hours!) Staging helps get people in the door and to see true potential of the home. Amanda Dougherty
Got a full price offer on her house last night! You are genius!!! realtor
You are amazing! Terri, Koehler/Bortnick Client Care manager
You helped us stage it so that we had a successful offer on the first day! J. Winnubst
We had a little bidding war first day of showings and are selling for over asking price! Teresa Brower
You have such a good way of letting sellers know what needs to be cleared out without offending them. Brenda Youness
You totally nailed it. Lisa Kane
AMAZING! You are truly the best! realtor Shannon Brimacombe
“Kansas City’s top home stager and only corporately approved K.C. stager Cort/Berkshire Hathaway
Home sold the first day! realtor Georganne Senecaut
Home sold first day! realtor Jan Blealey
“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
Fantastic job! So impressed with your professionalism! realtor Martin Taggart
You are amazing! Kristi Soligo
With your advice our listing photos are amazing! Nicki Garret
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
I had a great time with you and am excited to see the results! Maylo Anderson
You can say things I’m hesitant to say! You were very professional and had great ideas! realtor Kristine Fowler-Sapp
You did a great job and your patience /diplomacy is wonderful! realtor Jan Bleakely
“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!”
“Helped us prepare our home to sell. It was truly helpful, fun and a financially rewarding experience. Our house sold within two weeks in pre market thanks to her advice!” homeowner M. Schrage
“House looks fabulous with all your great tips and ideas!” Maria Schulte’
“Thanks so much for working with my client. She was delighted with the outcome and enjoyed working with you!” Pat W.
“Your work on the Ward Parkway home was astounding! Wow! I love the transformation. Ann Hyde
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.