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At Home with STL TV: Remote Online Staging

Andrea discusses successfully transitioning to remote online staging with sellers during this quarantine period.

May 3rd, 2020|

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.

March 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 

 

September 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 

 

May 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.

 

Showcase Your Home Well While Living In It!

If you're thinking about selling your house, you may have thought to yourself…"How do I live in my house and showcase it on the market at the same time?"I sat down with Andrea Lenzen of DeZign to Sell to talk about just that. Check out our interview about depersonalizing homes for sale.Remember, we're always here to help you sell your home quickly and for a top price. Reach out today to get the process started! Thanks,Sarah Bernard314-780-9070 | sarahbernard@redkeystlouis.com

Posted by Sarah Bernard Real Estate on Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

 

February 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!

Check out our Latest StagerBoss Episode #4 with Andrea Lenzen

Find out the Challenges & Solutions to Staging Occupied Homes with DeZign to Sellll in St. Louis https://www.stagerboss.com/

Posted by Home Staging and ReDesign Association on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

February 8th, 2019|

Coffee & Connections

We have had a whirlwind of a year with our Coffee & Connections group!  We have featured so many great speakers that have shared their  years of experience and vast knowledge with our diverse group of realtors and other industry professionals!  Thank you to everyone who has joined us and we look forward to another wonderful year in 2019!  If you are interested in attending,  please let me know -we meet over coffee in West County once a month on Monday mornings.

 

 

December 21st, 2018|

DTS & Dazzle offer Realtor CE Course

Continuing Ed with Linda

Linda Borghi with Dazzle Home Staging and I are thrilled to be able to share our insights with Realtors on how best to stage their listings for a quicker sale and for top dollar!  Plus, this counts towards Realtor’s continuing education requirements.  Please contact me for more information on this new course.

December 6th, 2018|

DTS Recent Awards

National HSRA winners

DeZign to sell was recently honored with not one, but TWO recent awards at the National  HSRA conference!  We won Top Occupied Stage of the Year nationwide and Regional Occupied Home Stager & Influencer!

November 17th, 2018|

Coffee & Waffles in St. Charles County

St. Charles Coffee & Waffles

DeZign to Sell and Hillsboro Title have teamed up to introduce “Coffee & Waffles”, a Realtor training/networking event held monthly for St. Charles Realtors.  Our most recent event featured Dawn Baumgartner of Agape Realty and was sponsored by Linda Borghi of Dazzle Staging.  We modeled this after the great success of  our “Coffee & Connections” which is held in West St. Louis County.  For more information, please contact Andrea at 314-581-6588.

November 13th, 2018|