Valerie staged our empty renovated cottage which had been on the market for over two months, and one week later we sold. The whole process was painless, with Valerie looking after everything and the cottage looked charming. I cannot wait to purchase another property and have Valerie work her magic again. Cost effective, delightful to work with. A magician. Thank you for everything!
I just wanted to say a big big thank you for your help in preparing our property for sale. Your advice on paint colour and light fittings seemed such simple changes, but which totally transformed both the look and feel of the property for very little cost - and yet resulted in a very substantial increase in valuation and appeal. It was a pleasure to meet with you at the initial consultation, but then fantastic that we could get so much done by email and telephone - it couldn't have been easier! Thanks again - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services At No.19 to anyone wanting a professional, friendly, efficient, and cost effective service to increase the value of their property.
Dave - 4 Bedroom Detached House, Hythe, Hampshire
Our flat in a grade 2 listed building in a marina development was on the market for 18 months initially with tenants in situ and then empty with no offers and few viewings, despite many price reductions. In desperation we contacted Val who immediately made some suggestions for minimal redecoration and arranged staging with rented furniture and artefacts with a nautical theme. Within 6 weeks we had a offer and the flat has now sold. We would recommend her services to anyone in a similar situation.
We recently employed Val to 'home stage' a flat we're trying to sell in New Milton, Hampshire. We don't live in the area and were travelling immediately after meeting up. After just a brief chat, Val knew exactly what to do. The result was super. She updated us by email to keep us constantly in the picture. It was brilliant for us to just hand over the whole thing to an expert and we could not have wished for a better service. We would recommend her highly to anyone needing a home staging specialist or interior designer.
Beverley and Barry Johnson
Despite the house having been on the market for two months, receiving a considerable number of viewings, there had been little progress, few return viewings and no offers had been made. One of the issues holding the house back had been reported to be room sizes. Admittedly, empty, rooms did look smaller and dull. Keeping me informed throughout, Val took great care choosing suitable furniture, liaised with the furniture rental company and Estate Agents and sourced items to accessorise the house. She transformed an empty shell into an appealing and contemporary home... The project completed in a matter of days. By installing a few key pieces of furniture the true potential of the house could be seen, room sizes were no longer a problem, the positive aspects emphasised to show the house at its best.The result was several viewings, second viewings and an offer on the house in little over a week. I am certain that this would not have happened without Val's input, helpful advice, attention to detail and great taste. I can not recommend her services more highly. (Incidentally this all came in under budget too!).
Many thanks Val, for your advice regarding ‘staging’ our property for sale. Although we had extended and fully renovated it with modern fixtures and fittings, it was too sparsely furnished to show it to its best advantage. With your help we have furnished the main rooms and clearly defined how the house works as a ‘home’. Your recommendations regarding the sourcing of various additional items, such as ornaments and artwork, has been very useful and allowed us to complete the staging quickly and cost effectively. Already it has generated more positive feedback from viewings and significant interest from potential buyers.
Carol and Melvin Bourne, New Milton
Val, as you will know by now, I have successfully rented out my house. With your assistance, the appearance of the house has been transformed and feedback from both letting agents and visitors has been uniformly positive. My decision to engage professional staging assistance was totally vindicated and I am delighted that I was able to engage your services.
Richard Potter, Hythe
Val, thank you so much for your Home Staging report. We took up many of the recommendations you made, all of which were low cost options, but which made a huge difference to the end result. You will be delighted, but not surprised to learn that the house went under offer almost immediately and we are hoping to move within the month.
Kate & Matt King, Southampton
Val, thank you so much for ‘staging’ our cottage for us; what you achieved in 24 hours was unbelievable! Not only does the property look superb, but the practical solutions you came up with are exactly right for the holiday home market.
Deborah Vaughan, Managing Director, Property Management & Letting Company (New Forest) Ltd, Brockenhurst
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