Tod's home staging and interior redesign were invaluable in adding thousands to the sale of our Ann Arbor home recently. We had multiple offers and sold the house in three days. Several realtors and buyers at our Open House commented that it looked like a model home. And it was all thanks to Tod's magic.
Our interior looked old and crowded when Tod came over for the initial consultation. He walked us trough each room and provided decluttering and interior decorating advice, as well as suggestions for key repairs that needed to be made to the exterior and the landscaping. And his advice was economically practical, not like some of the stagers you hear about who think there is no budget limits. Tod also kept a thematic big picture for the interior redesign, and helped us pick out paint colors for repainting most rooms of the house.
After the painting, Tod came back and helped us position furniture, artwork, knick knacks etc – and even hang new curtains! Without making us buy new artwork, he managed to position and hang them in ways that we could never have thought of or seen ourselves. It was like being in a different, more upscale house when he was done.
On the day before our Open House, he came and helped us put the final touches on the flowers, art and interior design – and ended up climbing a ladder to help touch up some last minute scratches we found on our wall. What dedication and service!! His fees are more than reasonable, and the best money we spent in preparing our house for sale.
Jerry & Makiko Lehrman
Ann Arbor, MI
We initially hired Tod to help us choose wall colors since the house we had bought was both boring and not welcoming. Todd worked with us to pick colors that we liked, which included mutliple related colors to tie the different rooms together. We did all the colors downstairs immediately, planning to paint the upstairs at a later time, which like many home improvement projects was never completed. The downstairs was wonderful.
During that visit he also came into my home office and made suggestions about how to fix it to make it useful. I asked him about this because we had tried multiple options and the home office just was not working well. He made several pointed suggestions -- including replacing my vertical filing cabinets with a single lateral cabinet, moving the desk, rearranging the floor lights, etc. Given how unhappy I was with the office, I followed his suggestions -- of which buying the lateral cabinet was the only one that cost money -- and rearranged all the other furniture according to his suggestions. It was like a different room -- and one which worked very well and comfortably for me.
We were so pleased with the results in my office, we had Tod come in to rearrange all the furniture in the living room / grand room / family room area. The changes he suggested, which did not involve buying anything at all -- made all three rooms dramatically better than we had done.
Finally, before selling the house we had him come in to help us stage it. Several of his suggestions made the house much more dramatic -- like painting the front door a different color, or putting a plant in a corner, and helped the house sell in just a few days, over the asking price. We would definitely hire him again, and wished he lived nearer us so that we could hire him to help with our new home.
Bob Parker, Laurie Allen
Pittsfield Township, MI
I would recommend Tod's staging walk thru to anyone thinking of selling their house and perhaps needs the catalyst to begin looking at their home thru the eyes of a buyer. We had Tod do a walk thru about 6 months before listing our home. We used most of his suggestions and received a good offer three weeks after listing. The cost of the service was returned a hundred fold. Thanks Tod!