"I am a Realtor in South Nassau County and I have used Linda’s services quite a few times and I am continually impressed! She has really helped my business greatly and has been the best home stager that I have found. There are quite a few stagers or realtors that claim they know staging, but once you have Linda properly design a home, you will see the difference immediately.
I had two homes recently that I was having trouble selling – they were both empty homes. One the sellers had moved out and the other was a renovated home by an investor. The investor house was a cute, but small cape style home that was located in Bellmore. Every buyer that walked in said the same thing – the rooms are too small and our furniture won’t fit. What I quickly realized was that most buyers don’t have the vision needed to see their furniture in it or even get ideas on how to lay out a room. Linda came in and I was only expecting some basic ideas and some furniture to rent for the sale.
Her plan sounded good and the owner was ready to do anything to prevent making another mortgage payment and agreed to pay for Linda right away and I was happy because her pricing made sense and was affordable for this investor who is making sure that money is not spent unnecessarily. Linda came the day we had set and I left her to do her “Magic.” I came back later that afternoon and it looked like a completely different house! Not only was there furniture, but she has beautiful accessories, pictures, pillows and throws over chairs – something special in each room that just called attention to detail and made the room work. That weekend I did the 4th open house and I had the same amount of traffic as before, but this time, I had every buyer commenting about the designs and even some asking if this is a new house to the market, because they hadn’t seen it before. It really looked that different! That day I received 2 offers and had one accepted that evening for more than the owner was expecting. I figured if she can do it for this house, then I had another right away that I needed to sell and honestly, I wanted to see if this was just a fluke.
The next house was an estate home in South Massapequa, but much larger than the first one. Plus this had many outdated features that detracted from the value of the home. Linda came in and just like last time, had a great plan and was ready to go, except this time, she had recommendations for some inexpensive things to do that would make the home sell faster and appear more updated. Such as removing some wallpaper in the entrance way and painting the front door and railings and a few other little things that took an hour or so to complete. Once the house was staged, I was ready to do the open house. The difference between the other home and this one, was the price was higher and I wasn’t getting any showings really at all here, so I was hoping the open house would be busier. That day we had about 5 people, but the best part was that the 4th person pulled me aside and said “I know this house is going to sell quickly, do you think I can bring my parents back a few minutes after the open house so its quieter and then we can talk about an offer.” We ended up selling the house to that buyer and the sellers were so happy and the buyer even asked if they could buy some of the furniture because it looked great in the living room.
After those two jobs, I was hooked and realized not only the benefits of staging, but the benefit of having Linda, not myself, talking to the owner and explaining what needs to get done, she has a way of explaining things that shows her passion and genuine love for what she does. I highly recommend Linda to many of my friends in the business and continue to work with her today. Before you decide if this is right for you or not, just give Linda a call and meet with her, then decide… Don’t think of it just as home staging, think of her as your personal interior designer. Thanks again Linda!”