TestimonialsA sampling of what satisfied clients have to say...
“This has been a banner year for me. Susan has greatly contributed to that success. The excitement to stage begins as soon as Sue enters the front door! What a whirlwind, what excitement and transformation. All my properties have had a stellar makeover by Sue, and the results are in. All properties have sold in record time, close to or over asking, and many times we have seen bidding wars gone wild. Thank you, Sue!”
“Shortly after listing my house for sale, we moved, leaving it completely empty. After two months on the market and a price reduction, I knew that what it really required was staging. I needed buyers to start seeing the home’s potential and stop seeing all its imperfections.
Susan fitted the entire home with contemporary furniture and made it look warm and inviting.
Susan helped me to see my house from the buyer’s perspective. We implemented all her suggestions, which were quick and inexpensive fixes such as changing light fixtures, paint colors, and bathroom knobs.
The house relisted on a Tuesday, and I received full asking price a week later. Susan was so easy to work with, and we are thrilled with the results!”Maryanne K.
“The transformation worked and things are moving fast!
We had a great offer at asking price…before the public open house. Remarkably, the same buyers had seen the house last year and hated it! (This might make a great case study for you.)
You predicted that we would get another offer and we sure did! Higher than the first offer, but the first buyer matched it, so we signed a contract with the first buyer today. They are looking for a fast closing and that works for us.
Great job by you and your team. It was a pleasure working with you, and Judith and I were very impressed with the results! Thank you for your vision and attention to detail.”Robert & Judith E.
“I am a real estate agent and it finally was time to sell MY own home. I had been following Susan Atwell on line for many years and called her in to give me an objective eye as to what I needed to change to get the house sold quickly and to appeal to the most number of buyers. As an agent, I realize that sellers, myself included, do not always see what the public sees.
Sellers remember the day they picked out the new carpeting and wallpaper and how expensive they were… they are reluctant to consider that today’s buyers are no longer into those colors and prints. Susan came in and did a comprehensive survey of my 4500-square-foot home and made suggestions. Together we started the work of making my home “showtime ready.” I also needed help to organize and declutter after raising 4 kids in that home over 25 years.
After shopping, moving, junking, decluttering, and storing, we were able to get my home to market with a buyer within 2 to 3 weeks. Susan was able to call in all the right people to help me do the job in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend Susan to any of my clients.”Colleen M Gallagher
As Maddie’s realtor and friend of her children, I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and great eye for design. Your assistance made the difference in achieving a rapid sale at a great sale price. I cannot thank you enough and I know we will be working together again. All the best to you, Dee
Thank you for EVERYTHING! We had an excellent turnout for the agent tour and public open house. Not only did we have very positive feedback, but I’m excited to say that we also received – and accepted – an offer. The entire house looks great, but the bathroom is especially transformed. The black wainscoting looks amazing! What a major improvement. I wish I had known you 6 years ago. I could have spent more time enjoying these changes. Hope others are inspired to bravely follow your suggestions too.”
We are very happy with the results of your home staging consultation. We feel strongly that your guidance played a pivotal role in the selling of our home. After a frustrating 120 days on the market, our place sold a mere 40 days after we made your recommended changes. There are many things about the selling process that we would do differently if we could do it over again. Our biggest regret is not involving you from the start! Thank you again for your sound advice. We couldn’t have done it without your help!”Christine and Shane B.
“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
“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.
“Working with Susan to prepare a home for sale is a fun and rewarding process. She has the rare ability to transform a home just by moving furnishings and accessories around. She may ask the homeowner to make a few small purchases, such as fresh towels for the bathrooms or slip covers for a dated couch, but she has a talent for using only what is in the home and making it look fabulous and inviting.
Susan definitely helps me achieve my goal, getting the homeowners the highest possible price in a timely fashion.
Susan, you’ve got that magic touch!!”Lin Crispinelli
“I have so much success with Susan Atwell of AtWell Staged Home. Susan works magic in any house. She sees a home through the eyes of a buyer and always makes the changes that most increase the home’s market appeal.
Susan has staged homes for me at almost no cost to the home owner, by rearranging rooms and furniture, moving or replacing art-work, and painting select walls. She has changed the flow in a beautifully furnished home to make it far more inviting and gone as far as a complete renovation, including selection of a color scheme and renting furniture.
In every case, there is no doubt that Susan is able to get every home she stages for me sold faster and for a higher price.
I am so convinced that Susan makes such a significant difference that I cover the initial 3-hour home staging consultation fee as part of my services as a listing agent.
Susan is the best professional home stager I know. In addition, she is both delightful and a pleasure to work with.”Richard Mishkin
Thank you for the care that you took in making the condo look like it has never looked before. Excellent choices in furnishings, accessories, and the paint selection for the walls is perfect with its soft, warm tone.
The property sold for its list price, and I am convinced that part of the reason for the full price and the relatively quick sale was the staging which was anything but ordinary – great job!!!
Thanks again for everything. Very best,Hal Wolkin
“We had an open house Sunday and got an offer for the full asking price on Monday. The house had really been on the market for only two days.
Everyone has commented on how nice the house looks. The photographer kept saying, ‘Thank you so much for having the house look this nice. You would not believe some of the messes I have had to shoot around.’
Susan, I know we paid you, but these days I have almost gotten used to not getting everything I think I have paid for. You were a wonderful exception to that trend. Your suggestions made this home literally pop out in the eyes of the agents and prospective buyers. Even those who wanted a center-hall colonial instead commented on how wonderfully the house showed.”John & Tracey
My home appeared more attractive and stood out on the market because of Susan’s work.
My Realtor recommended Susan to help with the staging of a home I was selling in Westchester. Susan did an amazing job of explaining the process, and quickly simplified the elements that she thought would have maximum impact on a prospective buyer, to help him get a vision for what the home could be when designed and furnished. She coordinated virtually every detail, including arranging for some furniture to be brought into the home to show off some of its best features.
The photos were terrific, and the feedback from prospective buyers who toured the home was very positive. It sold quickly, in no small part due to Susan’s expertise.
I would highly recommend her. She is professional, talented, and she made the process easy.Kevin S.
You are a genius. Truly, I am grateful beyond words for your dedication, eye for detail, kindness, patience, and flexibility.
Your work is a masterpiece, and I am so grateful that you created such a perfect “look” for the condo. We’ve received lots of compliments, and those belong to you. Perhaps the greatest accolade came from our very own Realtor who recommended we go with the higher end price based on how well the home shows.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The place looks and feels so good that I want to move in.
Please use me as a reference as needed. You do great work and provide phenomenal service. I have only good things to say.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!Barbara S.
Susan listened to our ideas and improved upon them, making our home look better than we ever imagined. Susan also worked with us to make this transformation affordable, using our existing furnishings and artwork wherever possible.
From the repositioning of knickknacks to rearranging furniture, Susan knew how to make every room “pop” and allow buyers to visualize themselves living in these spaces.
We received numerous comments from buyers and brokers alike, congratulating us on how well our house showed. Susan’s staging definitely helped us get the best deal possible. I would enthusiastically recommend Susan’s services to others. In fact, I have already done so!Neil S.
We so appreciate all that you have done to assist us in the sale of our old house in Katonah and in making our new abode so beautiful and warm. We love working with you and always have lots of laughs while benefiting from your expert advice. The results of the basement entertainment area are incredible and speak so well of your talents. You are a consummate professional with an exquisite eye for detail (an absolute maverick at your trade). Also, you never lose sight of your customers’ budgetary needs. In summary, you are a delight to work with and we wish you continued success!”
Thanks for the great work. I really appreciate all you’ve done, and how well you do it. Everyone is delighted with the before-and-after pictures. And thanks for your efforts to keep the total cost down; much appreciated. You did a great job (and I would be delighted to serve as a reference). Thanks!”
“I now know firsthand that you are an excellent captain of the ‘Sale’ boat (ooh see what I did there hahahaha). Closed on my house last week.
You made it happen!
It was a bumpy road, but we ultimately sold to the people who made their offer within the first 48 hours that the house was listed. (In between, of course, we drafted contracts for the second-offer buyers–made within one week of listing–because they were higher, but it turned out that they had a difficult time retrieving their funds from the OTHER house they were already in contract with…so the second-offer people didn’t work out. But luckily, the first-offer people hadn’t had time to go far, and they were still very interested, so it all worked out in the end.)
Looking at the ‘before’ pictures – what a credit to your vision. Distanced from it now, it’s even more impressive that you could see beyond the RIDICULOUS amount of stuff that was strewn about the house. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”Jayme S.