We knew that the late summer 2008 market conditions would make selling our house a difficult and potentially lenghty task. To help speed the process, we decided to talk with a home stager early in the process of getting our house onto the market. We researched several local staging services and selected 'Stage A Star' for their certification, recommendations and service packages. Teresa spent two hours going through each room of the house as well as the yard making recommendations for changes, some small and some larger that would highlight the house's positive aspects while minimizing the negatives. She also explained the 'Why' behind each of her recommendations. She came back out just before we had the listing photos taken to make final recommendations and small tweaks to what we had done. She also gave us additional recommendations for the listing photographs and open houses beyond keeping the house ready for showings. We implemented most of her recommended changes and armed with some knowledge of the decision process behind her recommendations, identified some additional changes. I'm happy to say that the house sold in under a month and for close to what we listed it for. I believe Teresa's recommendations helped our house stand out and sell well in a tough market.
Thanks for your recommendations.