A “well-dressed” house can garner lots of attention, and potentially sell very quickly. This is true regardless of whether the market is cold or hot. In a cold market, buyers don’t have to settle for anything less than the best. In a hot market, it will help your property stand out.
If staging is already the trend in your area, remember too that an unstaged house will pale by comparison to the rest. And if it’s not yet something buyers in your area are accustomed to seeing, they’ll be even more impressed by the results.
Staged homes spend 73% less time on the market and typically sell for more money. They look better in print and internet ads along with receiving more foot traffic compared to non staged homes. The buyer sees a "move-in" ready home and have less reasons for asking for concessions.
A STAGING CONSULTATION is where the transformation begins. We will spend 1-2 hours with you in your home, discuss your needs, assess the property and provide you with recommendations to be done prior to listing the home.
A WALK AND TALK” CONSULTATION is for DIY homeowners who would like a specific list of home update recommendations. We will spend 2 1/2 hours with you and leave you with a complete list of projects.
We bring in all the furnishings needed to help showcase your property to its fullest potential. We can focus on the three main rooms or the entire property. We will do as little or much as you would like.
When staging an owner occupied home, after consulting with you, we will simplify the appearance, reposition and/or remove unnecessary furniture. We will use your furnishings or we may suggest bringing in rented furniture, art and decorations. We will work with you to find the solution that works to make your home stand out. Our job is to help a potential buyer form an emotional bond upon entering your home.
Give your property a competitive edge against other listings and invest in staging! Over 77% of buyers find it easier to "visualize the property as their future home" when it's staged. (According to the National Association of Realtors)
It's Sofie's fifth birthday today and her wish for a bedroom redecoration adds extra magic to the celebration! Sofie requested a unicorn and princess theme and with generous support and expertise from Trish Ruffner of Front Door Home Design & Staging, her bedroom was completely transformed. As Sofie and her family turn the page on her cancer journey, her wish enables her to make joyful new memories with her sister in a storybook setting!
I hired Patricia, to help two of my clients get their home market ready. She was professional, prompt and spent a great deal of time listening to my seller clients. She worked with the items they had on hand and guided them with a few needed purchases to complete the home staging. She kept their budget in mind, knowing they were selling and wanted to get their biggest bang for their buck. We listed one of the homes she helped with her staging experience. Proud to say we received over 14 offers and went under agreement within 48 hours. I plan on using Patricia in the future with my seller clients. Highly recommend Patricia for any of your interior design needs.
Trish offered some very simple and straightforward recommendations for staging our house prior to selling. We were able to incorporate most of her suggestions and the house looked fantastic when we were done. The staging gave it a sharp, fresh look and I truly believe it played a big part in generating the 15 offers we received within 4 days, including a final contract. Thank you Trish!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"Trish brought in beautiful furniture and staged the house perfectly!"