Here’s a sampling of what satisfied clients have to say:
“I can always see the difference after Susan has staged one of our listings. It’s almost impossible to look at your own house through the eyes of a potential buyer. Most people wouldn’t consider moving their favorite chair or taking down a sentimental photo or knick-knack. Susan’s sense of design; spatial relationships, color, and texture plus her experience staging homes to sell sets her apart from decorators and agents who may be pretty good at staging but are limited by their relationship to their client.”
- Richard Mishkin, Manager, Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Somers, NY
As a local real estate salesperson, I recommended you to a client of mine who was preparing to sell her condominium in Heritage Hills.
My client was extremely pleased with your expertise in helping her rearrange furniture, organize, and the makeover was complete in a short period of time. She was so satisfied with the end results and her home sold very quickly!
I recently moved to Heritage Hills and would like to thank you personally for your professional assistance. The before-and-after pictures tell the story!!! Thank you, an amazing job!”
- Jane Ceraldi, Realtor, Somers, NY
“You did a superlative job in bringing out the best of the home. It is scheduled to close on 11/1. We couldn’t have reached this successful conclusion without your insights and support. Thanks again.”
- Paul & Robin M., New Rochelle, NY
There are not enough words to say how much I love my new space. Thank you for your patience, guidance and good humor through it all.”
- Frances B., Somers, NY
“I am thrilled with my new kitchen! It’s beautiful and functional and turned out better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much for all of your help along the way.
You were professional and patient, you have good taste and you thought of things I never would have on my own, like opening the wall to the dining room and extending the tile through to the entry.
I didn’t realize how many decisions and details were involved in a kitchen remodel, and I’m so thankful for your help and guidance along the way as you made this very large – and sometimes overwhelming project – go smoothly.”
- Judy G., Yorktown Heights, NY
“This wasn’t the first time we tried to sell our home, so we were open to new ideas. One of those ideas – suggested by our agents – was home staging.
At first I was a little hesitant. To be honest, the idea of someone coming through my home and critiquing it made me a bit nervous and uncomfortable. But Susan dispelled all those fears and made me feel totally at ease. (The fact that she kept telling me I had good taste didn’t hurt either!) After all the staging was done, I wondered why I had ever been nervous.
It was a lot of work, but overall the experience was enjoyable. And now I’m looking forward to buying a new home – in the area. We already plan to invite Susan to help from day one, so we may enjoy the home to its fullest the entire time we live there, not just when we are getting ready to sell.
I also appreciated the fact that Susan used what we already had, and kept expenses to a minimum.
After this experience, I would not hesitate to stage and look forward to working with Susan again when we purchase our new home.”
- Janet D., Katonah, NY
“Just want to thank you for helping us with our Poughkeepsie home. We sold the house about 2 months back. The house was staged very well and you did an awesome job of bringing out the best of our house.
After you worked with us on 9/10 we listed our home for sale on 9/23. Four to five parties actually saw the house (not many real buyers in this market). Out of five, two parties made serious offers to buy and one of them finally bought. All of that happened within 3 months.
Yes, that’s how impressive you made our house look. You sure were God sent because even we were not expecting to make the sale so fast looking at the market conditions.
We also learned so many things from you about decorating homes which we are going to use from now on, amen! Thanks again.”
- Rao & Priyanka, Poughkeepsie, NY
“Just got home and saw the final changes. We love the touches – the artwork, baskets in the living room and blanket on the bed. You and [our agent] are certainly professionals. Now that the place looks so nice, I’m not sure we want to sell….just kidding. You really helped guide us in updating our home to sell. Thanks for everything.”
- Julie C., Pelham, NY
For 3 hours we rearranged furniture, removed window treatments and re-hung artwork. Susan suggested a few more changes – additional decluttering, grout cleaning, and wallpaper removal – which I promptly took care of over the next week.
After taking all of Susan’s advice, the first person that came in after the staging did a “WOW” and bought the house. The whole presentation worked like a charm because the buyers fell in love with the house immediately.
The staging experience was more than pleasant. Everyone was cheerful, and I could not resist Susan’s positive presentation of ideas. If I were to do it all again, I would call Susan first.”
- Norm F., Granite Springs NY
“We finally sold our home, in no small part, due to your help staging. You were so very helpful. We loved your suggestions, especially for how to convert our home back to a three bedroom from two, without having to complete the rest of our major remodeling plans. It was simple, economical and quick to implement. Thank you for all your help in selling our home. You were wonderful.”
- Sharon M., Thornwood NY
“You did a magnificent job. I just walked through the house and I said, ‘Boy, I’d like to buy it myself again.’ Thanks for all the help in staging our vacant house.”
- Juergen K., Ridgefield CT
“I’ve worked with Susan three times – first for a bathroom renovation in my prior home; then to stage that home for sale; and most recently, to decorate and renovate the house I moved into. Susan’s attention to detail made a handyman special into an inviting home that reflected my personality. As for my prior home, Susan’s staging expertise moved that property within the first listing week and at a price higher than asking. You can’t beat those results. I’d recommend Susan to anyone looking to sell or just upgrade their home.”
- Larry G., Danbury CT
“Susan provided my home with a fresh look and perspective on how the house should appear to make it attractive to potential buyers. Her plan was well designed and executed with ease and minimal expense. The outcome was making the house appear more spacious, cheery and bright, with updates that made it more in common with current decorative schemes. Without Susan, my house would still be on the market today.”
- Joe M., Bardonia NY
“Susan – What a pleasure it was to finally meet you. The person behind the miracle makeover. The seller has been praising you since I first spoke to him over the phone and hasn’t stopped yet! When you look at the new listing photos, you’ll see that it hardly looks like the same house.”
- Joe M.’s Realtor
“The condo looks great!!!!!! As they say in England I was gob smacked! Wow. Incredible! Great job!! The furniture looks great. I am so excited! Thanks for all your work.”
- Wendy T., White Plains NY
“We signed a binder with the first couple that saw our house. We were very pleased with the outcome of the staging and can’t thank Susan enough for her direction. I have also stated more than once to the sales manager at Pulte Homes, of her value to us. Another very satisfied customer.”
- Jim D., Bronx NY
“The condo has sold and the closing is this week. The buyer is actually someone who had seen the home when it first went on the market, but it was priced too high, and you know the condition it was in. She came to the open house we had after the staging and made an offer. Thanks for your help. If we end up buying a new home in the area – and we have any money left over – I’ll call you for decorating help.”
- Catharine M., Stratford CT
“It was time for a change and I had put off any major renovations for several years. So I asked Susan to advise me on making my home more livable and saleable after learning I might relocate for work. Susan gave me the best options to sell or dwell – without spending a lot.
We agreed to paint every room and update the baths and fireplace. Susan explained the choices – due to my color blindness – and chose a palette that was neutral but not bland. She also helped find the best way to organize each room while displaying my favorite personal items.
I’m really proud of my home and look forward to showing it off to friends and family. It doesn’t just look good, it feels good. More inviting, modern, bigger. I have no doubt, that when I do finally have to sell, buyers will feel the same.
The majority of this transformation took place while I was away on business. I put my trust in Susan and she successfully combined my likes and desires while adding value.”
- Gary Y., Stamford, CT
When two offers come in just eight days after listing, the agent calls Home Stager Susan Atwell to say, “You’ve got that magic touch.”
“Susan advised me on the total renovation of the 1970s home I inherited. My parents had maintained the home well, but it remained stuck in the 70s. The project included the combining of 4 small spaces into one large, bright, open-concept kitchen, 2 complete bath renovations, along with new lighting and flooring throughout.
Susan took into account my lifestyle, budget, and desire to sell in about 5 years. My home is now open and bright. It’s a pleasure to spend time there. My neighbors are envious of this unique design in this cookie-cutter community.”
- M.B., Dallas, TX