"First time selling a home, I trusted my realtor to choose the stager. MAJOR MISTAKE. After months of not selling, I flew back to CA and was mortified to see how my home was being presented. I interviewed 3 stagers after reviewing 20+ online portfolios and making many calls for recommendations. Frankly, most of their portfolios looked soggy, used, worn, thick, heavy, sluggish. NOT the energy I sought to project!
The ONLY staging company who demonstrated the classy style, fresh inventory and earnest respect for how I wanted people to feel in my home - the ONLY ONE - was De Young Staging. They were referred by a premium consulting team Feng Shui Style, who said Yong had the finest taste in staging they had ever seen and was a pleasure to work with. And they were right. She's in a class of her own.
Yong is a pleasure to work with in every way - gracious, witty, sharp as a knife edge, great communicator. Not cheap!! But my home was in contract 10 days after going back on the market, at 20% over asking price with 5 competing bids. Compare that to no bids in 6 months. Her inventory made my home look like an upscale hotel. It looked spectacular. And it did what 2 other stagers could not do - make my home look aspirational and extra special.
I'm a fierce Type A perfectionist and I did my research. If you are trying to sell a home quickly at a higher than average price point ($1.3M+), save your time, spend the money, and hire De Young Staging. Best decision I made in this whole process."