What Our Clients Are Saying:
I was waiting until the sale was complete to send you this "THANK YOU", and we closed on Tuesday, June 30th. But even though I am just thanking you now, I have been telling everyone that will listen what an important role your one visit had in the sale of our home!
Our Real Estate agent, Cheryl Hazzard of Coco, Early & Associates, contracted your services for us and we will be forever thankful. You came to our home and spent several hours with me, giving me decorative ideas, furniture placement ideas, and even the more difficult suggestion of painting my walls. At the end of your visit, you left me with a Top 5 list of action items, and we did them ALL! We painted, moved all of our furniture around as suggested, and decluttered and minimalized our décor.
When our house hit the market we had over a dozen showings scheduled in the first three days, including several offers. Our house was under contract by the third night with an above asking price offer. Everything went very smoothly from that point and the sale was complete earlier this week!
I truly believe that our home sold so quickly and for top dollar because we followed your suggestions. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your style, and your creativity with us -- it made all the difference in the world!
Have a great day!
M & H Biron
This email is days overdue. We cannot tell you how many times we have heard the words beautiful and amazing from family, friends, and neighbors when describing our home. The staging that you did turned our house into almost something I did not recognize. Our house with your vision turned this property into a very desirable property.
Your efforts paid off. We listed the house last Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend with the intent to promote an Open House the following day at 12:00. Amy Miller started getting calls immediately from agents wanting to show it but we weren't quite ready. Sunday came around and we agreed to an 11:00 showing, prior to the open house, for a couple that was returning home from out of state. That couple saw the house and we received an offer from them by 2:30. The Open House produced 10 more parties that were interested and there was another offer coming later that day. So by Sunday afternoon we had two offers and both ended up being 10k over asking. We could not have asked for a better response.
We accepted the first offer from the 11:00 showing and things have been moving along. The inspection is scheduled for today and the appraisal was completed last week. We will be in touch as soon as we get the inspection report.
Thank you again for turning our home into something that we are very proud to show people while making the selling process quicker and easier.
David and Melva
I recently had Jen stage 3 of my new listings. All 3 of these listings had been on the market in the past with other agents and sat for 6 months with no activity. With Jen's expertise and amazing eye for style, trends and staging, she helped me not only generate an absurd amount of activity (Average 15-20 showings) on these listings within the first week on market, but all of the listings ended up getting multiple offers within the first 10 days or less. It wasn't a matter of lowering the prices, in fact I increased the prices on and all of them sold within the first 10 days. At first my seller's were a little skeptical about staging and didn't think that it would make a difference. Now they have all told me that it was well worth it. Every single one of my sellers who met with Jen, has praised her and have all said that she is truly amazing and I agree. Jen is AWESOME!!. I continue to have her meet with sellers as I continue to get new listings. I don't want to list another house without her. Jen is officially part of Team Bill Burke.
Thank you again for introducing me to her and thank you for having such a great talent.
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
March 6, 2014
36 Kings Row, North Reading, received an offer from buyers who came to first open house. 14 Jacobs Street, Wilmington & 1 St Paul Street, Wilmington both received offers from people who went to the first open house!! St Paul was on the market last year for 96 days, without staging & received zero offers-again received an offer from a buyer that came through first open house!!
I tell my clients I have never not sold a house that you have staged!!
Lauren Marinello O'Brien, Realtor
Wilson Wolfe Real Estate
February 4, 2013
We have had the pleasure of working with Stayci Fast of New England Home Staging as our exclusive home staging company in our 75 and 73 luxury home communities for the past four years. To date Stayci has staged three houses at the Highland Homes and two houses at Woodland Pond. Waterford Development Corp. expects high quality standards for all aspects of our construction, and Stayci Fast meets and exceeds all of them, from the initial consultation working with us to meet a budget for two model homes to answering questions two years later from visitors seeking the same piece of furniture as in one of our models.Stayci and her staff are extremely accommodating, and New England Home Staging is one of the most professional and knowledgeable designers that we have had the pleasure of working with. Stayci is very dedicated to her work, and is always available to answer our questions. The end products speak for themselves, as our fully furnished model has been our best-selling floor plan at the Highland Homes. What I like best about Stayci’s work is how she manages to emphasize our floor plan, and not furnishings and accessories. Thanks to her unique style, people leave our models remembering the details of the house.If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely,Susan M. BrownVice President,
Residential ConstructionWaterford Development Corp.
New England Staging worked with us on a model home project, The Willows, in Windham NH. They understood exactly what we were trying to achieve and delivered a beautiful model on time and under budget. I believe that New England Staging & Interiors’ success is due in large part to their understanding that today’s most effective interior merchandising has more to do with collaboration than simply delivering a furnished property. Jennifer and Stayci met with the builder, Ken Bergeron, during preliminary design to review building plans and help improve upon what became a fabulous overall finished product. Keys to the success of this project were their understanding of the target market and the specific lifestyle needs, and their ability to convey this through their design.
I am pleased to recommend New England Staging & Interiors as a premier staging and model home company.
Hi Stayci, Good news (and cross your fingers) we have a signed P&S for our house, due to close on 8/15. Your professional staging of our home is a big factor in it showing so well -- every feedback we got from David was that the house showed beautifully. We took all your excellent advise on repainting & re-carpeting which made a huge impact in how well the house looked and made it flow much better. I would be happy to be a customer reference for you in the future. - E. Dobbins
Stayci -Thanks for the pic's. Pam already has them on the website, and I caught them there too. We had an open house on Sunday (weather was horrific). One family that attended came back on Tuesday with an offer!!!!!! Now you can add us to your success list! I can't tell you how much we appreciate all that you have done. It looks wonderful! -H. Mann
I knew how important staging was from watching “HGTV” and Jennifer was highly recommended by our realtor. We went on Jennifer’s recommendation to just stage a few key areas (I thought we should do more). The items were beautiful and really made the house look great. The day after Jennifer staged the house we had an offer and closed with that buyer yesterday! I wouldn’t hesitate to use Jennifer again and will recommend her to anyone I know selling their house! - Lisa Langevin, Sandown, NH
Hi Everyone, This is the first time I had a home staged and used Stayci Fast, who did an excellent job on my townhouse in Londonderry. The best news is that we had an offer within 10 days and are under contract. Thank you Stayci!!- Cheryl Herbert, Prudential Verani Realty, (603)845-2205
There is no doubt that New England Home Staging was instrumental in our success at selling our model home. It sat for months on the market with no buyer, and within a mere few weeks after it was staged by Stayci and Jennifer, we had TWO buyers ready to purchase the home. Countless people who walked through the home at our open houses were extremely impressed with the decorating of the home-and they let us know! New England Home Staging did an amazing job furnishing the home, and they did it tastefully and creatively, even with limiting time and budget constraints. They are professional, personable, talented, and most importantly-they listened to us and created exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend them and the services they provide. - J. DePasquale, Atlantic Building & Realty North Kingstown, Rhode Island
I have been in Real Estate sales for over 15 years in MA and NH. For the past 5 years I have been using NE Home Staging on all of my listings. I have made it a part of my listing benifits package that I offer a potential Home Seller. I have found that Stayci Fast and Jennifer Colvin have given expert counsel and advice to my Seller Clients and the results have been terrific. Clearly my Seller Clients who have followed the advice of the Home Stager have seen their homes sell more quickly and closer to their asking price than the ones that have not. (Of course, pricing the house correctly is essential). NE Home Staging has consistantly been professional and personable with my clients. I have only gotten positive feedback from my Sellers who have really enjoyed meeting with the Home Stager and they report that they have been happy with the results. Jennifer and Stayci make the process fun. Both women have a warm way about them with a good sense of humor and are sensitive to the stress that the Seller is under. They have especially shown sensitivitly and caring to some of my elderly clients and have gone the extra mile to physically help them with the staging. I would strongly encourage fellow Realtors to use the services of NE Home Staging.....you will be pleased with the results.- Chip Sutton, Realtor
New England Home Staging provided interior decorating services at our Model Home for Carriage Manor Town Homes in Hooksett, NH. The company was selected for its overall plan to create a model home that would fit the tastes of potentials buyers of varying ages and spending capabilities. New England Home Staging met all of the target dates for the project and the job was completed on time and within budget. There were no unforeseen charges or costs and the final result exceeded our expectations. Working with Stayci, Laurie and Jen was pleasurable and they were always willing to meet with us to review the progress of the project. Throughout the project each person would keep us updated with any changes to décor that they needed to make and made sure that they receive our approval before proceeding. We would highly recommend the services of New England Home Staging. By hiring them to handle the décor of the model home it allowed us to stay focused on the task of building the town homes. Seeing the end result, we feel as though the investment will prove to increase sales and bring in potential buyers that would not have considered the project without seeing the model. In this difficult market we find that having a professionally decorated model gives us an edge over the competition. - Kevin & Kristine L., Peak Development
Hi Jennifer! We have great news! We're selling the house to the SECOND family that saw it last June. The delay being in them selling their current home. You did well, girl! Everybody wanted to know who staged the house so you got some good referrals out of it. Our heartfelt thanks for your great advice!- :) Mary OoldersHi Jennifer, I wanted to update you on ---. We put their home on the market last week and the 2nd person who saw the unit made an acceptable offer close to asking price. After trying to sell the unit 3x over the past 3 years the (Sellers) are extremely happy to say the least. Another great combination of staging and marketing that resulted in an offer in 7 days!!! Thanks again for the referral and hopefully we'll have smooth sailing to the closing. I should have a couple of listings coming in the next 2 weeks and I'll return the referral favor!!!!- David (Realtor)
Hi Jen: The photos of our home says it all. It's gorgeous. The look is clean, elegant and the extra added touches put it over the top. We are thrilled! Thank you for making our lives so much easier. Kay
Stayci, Everyone who saw the house was impressed by how nice it looked, and many commented on the decorating. One person who almost bought the home sat in the kitchen and said, "This feels like HOME."
The one big problem area you'd noted was the barely-usable back yard, but we left it as it was. Several people over the course of the showings said they'd have made an offer if the yard was nicer. I finally rented a Bobcat and regraded and reseeded it, and it sold a few days later, to the first couple who saw it! An unexpected plus is that now, as we pack up to move, we realize that a lot of things are already boxed, as you'd purged our house of excess stuff. And I've learned from you: when we tour houses we're considering buying, I'm surprised to see personal photos, artwork, etc. in people's homes. Don't they know we want to be able to imagine it being ours? Again, thanks you for a job well done at a fair price. I'll recommend you to others. - DSW