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HSRA January 2020 Magazine

DTS was recently featured in HSRA magazine!

We are thrilled to announce that DeZign to Sell was recently featured in January 2020 issue of HSRA magazine!
Clarify means to clear up confusion and make it all understandable. If you clarify your intention or your meaning, others will understand it clearly. This is what we do daily regarding our Occupied Consultations at DeZign to Sell. We strive in presenting a clear message on what each seller needs to accomplish when getting their home ready for the market. The goal is to sell. This may sound easy, but it truly is an art in being able to read and understand client’s needs and personalities. You also need to be careful about using certain words or terms so often that you forget that most people who are NOT in your line of work have no idea what you are talking about. When facilitating an Occupied Consultation it is important to have the emotional resolve to understand the personality of each seller and be able to present your recommendations in a positive way so as to not offend them. Once the seller completes packing, decluttering, and making improvements, the Stager can offer a service where they rearrange what the seller already has in their home, bring in carefully selected décor items, and make the home photo ready for the market. Many sellers believe they don’t need staging if they have a furnished home, but enlisting a
Professional Stager is a wise investment in marketing every property to sell. A Professional identifies the places in the home that need attention and presents an appropriate plan for updates and changes. This includes everything from choosing the perfect color palette to styling each room to make it appeal to the widest range of buyers. It has been proved that competitively priced Professionally Staged properties sell faster. Even in a slow real estate market, Staged homes consistently attract offers more quickly than those that haven’t been Staged. According to a survey by the Real Estate Staging Association, competitively priced homes that were Staged before listing – regardless if they were occupied or vacant – sold roughly four times faster than comparable unstaged properties. Even properties that remained on the market for 90 days unstaged and were then Staged sold in an average of 42 days after Staging. In short, Staging saves seller’s money in the long run by decreasing the number of days the home is on the market and in turn reduces carrying costs and removes the need for price reductions. My advice would be to CLARIFY your message and make sure the seller realizes “Less is More”. Less time on the market is more money in their pockets.

2021-02-08T23:25:52-06:00March 7th, 2020|

Home Seller’s Experience using DTS


These sellers sold their home in record time using our services!

We recently sold our home of nearly 16 years. It was a large home with many rooms and a variety of furnishings throughout. Andrea walked with me room by room providing me with advice on which items to keep and which to remove, so that our home would look it’s very best and be photo-ready. I was amazed that by simply relocating existing pieces to other rooms, the entire house was completely transformed! Since we were downsizing, rather than purchase new artwork and accessories, they provided us with fresh, on-trend furnishings to use during our time on the market. Which, by the way, wasn’t long! Thanks to the DeZign to Sell team along with our wonderful realtor, our home went under contract for full asking price in 36 hours! I am so very grateful to have had their expertise and for helping this to be a much easier process than I ever thought possible. I highly recommend them and plan to use their DeZign to Live services to assist us in our new home!

Barb & Darren Viernes 


2021-02-08T23:25:52-06:00September 9th, 2019|

Seller’s Staging Experience

I just received the nicest compliment I have ever gotten from a Seller helping her get her house ready for the market!

Andrea:  I appreciate the way you handled the logistics of staging my home from the initial contact and walk through to the completed project.  You are sensitive, creative, great at explanations and all done with a warm smile.  You put me at ease from the start and although I had reservations, you and Cindy assured me that the outcome would be beautiful.  You rearranged my stuff in a way that never occurred to me.  Reshuffling my belongings has allowed me to live with the familiar while embracing the goal you had in mind. 

Thanks again for taking charge with kindness, finding things to compliment and making it an overall positive experience.

Reece Waymire 


2019-05-14T14:32:46-05:00May 14th, 2019|

Selling Your Home While Living in It

Many times a homeowner will ask us “how can I live in my house when I am trying to sell it?”  Sarah Bernard and I discuss the challenges and solutions for this dilemma.





2019-02-27T11:17:09-06:00February 27th, 2019|

Stager Boss Podcast

I was recently a guest on “Stager Boss”, a podcast from the Home Staging and ReDesign Association where we discussed the challenges and opportunities of staging a home for sale – check it out!



2019-02-08T09:02:56-06:00February 8th, 2019|