Patricia Fears Ruffner is an Accredited Staging Professional and owner of Your Front Door Home Staging, LLC.

Trish completed her education for Certification for Home Staging and Business with Five-Time Emmy award winning television personality, Cathy Hobbs

She also worked with renowned color expert, Maria Killiam to become a True Colour Expert

"A strong first impression is the key to a home selling faster—and you only have one chance at a first impression. That starts immediately when a buyer views the photos of your property online. Let me help enhance your property to it's fullest selling potential."



Professional home stagers are highly skilled are creating stylish spaces that appeal to potential buyers. They are experts who help prepare your home to appeal to a broader audience which translates to a quick and profitable sale. The expertise begins with the initial consultation—neutralizing your home, simplifying, problem solving, designing and planning a layout that will appeal to a lifestyle that buyers are looking for.

From a small scale staging in an occupied property—where they refine the sellers design—to a large scale staging in a vacant property—where they bring in all furnishings and accessories—professional home stagers will work with you to create the "welcome home" feeling buyers are looking for.

Staged homes spend half the time on the market than non-staged homes.

Staging a home will:

  • allow your home to stand out to competitors
  • make more money
  • house will sell faster
  • make your money back
National Association of Realtors 2017. Profile of Home Staging by Christine Rae, President CSP International.
  • Carol Bridges
    Trish has a keen eye and impeccable taste when it comes to home decor. Her attention to detail and sense of style can freshen up any room or house. I highly recommend Your Front Door if you’re looking to sell your home or just want a new look to enjoy yourself!
    Carol Bridges
  • Anne Trupiano
    We contacted Trish at Home Staging to prepare our large empty house for sale. Trish brought in just the right amount of furnishings that fit perfectly in our home. Pictures came out beautifully. She has a great knack for taking a difficult situation and making it work. We are so happy with the photos our realtor used and grateful it helped our home sell.
    Anne Trupiano
    Rockport, MA
  • Felicia Trupiano
    Trish has an eye for style and attention to details!  That is why I recommend her highly when choosing a stager.  She staged an estate in Rockport that I listed and the photos came out amazing.  Her professionalism and “can do attitude” instantly puts sellers at ease!
    Felicia Trupiano
    J Barrett & Company
  • Kathy MacQuarrie
    Trish did a great job staging a home for me to prepare it for sale. She brought warmth & personality to the home. The home went under contract with the buyers the first weekend. Trish has a great eye & style.
    Kathy MacQuarrie
    The Gove Group Real Estate, Stratham, NH
  • Suzanne R.
    Trish has the most amazing taste in decorating. Trish has never staged my house, however, I have been in her house on many occasions and absolutely love her flair for decorating. I always seek her advice and would use her to stage my house not only for a sale opportunity but for interior design services.
    Suzanne R.
    Exeter, NH
  • Rachel Berry
    "Trish has spectacular taste and a knack for decorating. When my daughter wanted a room redesign, Trish transformed the room into a cool space for my daughter and her friends to hang out. She was mindful of budget and found unique pieces to incorporate with existing furniture and utilized the space to its best advantage! If you want good taste combined with great customer service, Trish is the person to choose."  
    Rachel Berry
    Salem, MA
  • Nick Vrettros
    "Trish sets the bar for expectations, and an acute eye for detail other home stagers tend to overlook. If you are looking for 1 on 1 personalized home staging/design there is no will who will care more about your homes presentation in the seacoast!"


    Nick Vrettros
    Rye, NH
  • Kelly Starr
    "Trish was one of the first friends I met when I moved to the Seacoast 11 years ago. She's intelligent, conscientious, and highly qualified, and I highly recommend her services. She has a great sense of style and will show off your home's best features." 
  • Stefany Shaheen
    "I've known Trish for years and when she decided on a second career, I knew that staging homes would be a great fit. She has fantastic taste, is highly organized, and a flare for decorating! Please do yourself a favor and let Trish make your life better and more beautiful!" 
    Stefany Shaheen
    Portsmouth, NH
  • Julie H., Exeter, NH

    "Trish has great intuition when it comes to home decor. Every room she touches turns into something warm, inviting and always aesthetically above board. Her style exudes class without formality. You want to be in the rooms she decorates."

    Julie H., Exeter, NH
  • ~Donna Quinlan

    "Trish brought in beautiful furniture and staged the house perfectly!"

    ~Donna Quinlan
    Keller Williams Realty, Newburyport
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