Thank you to our Wonderful Clients!

Hey there, Happy Nesters!

I am so excited to share with you all that we received an awesome award today from Houzz.com. We were awarded the Best of Houzz 2018 for customer service! Check out the press release below, and a few of our favorite living rooms we got to stage in 2017!

Photo Credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

STAGING THE NEST of THE WOODLANDS, TX 

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, 

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

THE WOODLANDS, TX, USA, January 18, 2018 – STAGING THE NEST of The Woodlands, TX has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The home staging and design company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Our team is so honored and blessed to have been selected for this award! A huge thank you to all of our clients past and present who have trusted and continue to trust our company to stage their homes. Without you, we could not do what we truly love! Let’s make 2018 even more impressive together!”

– Ashley Fuentes, Owner & Principal home stager at Staging The Nest

“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”   Follow Staging The Nest on Houzz.com.

About Staging The Nest

Staging the Nest is a Home Staging and Design company serving Houston, The Woodlands, and the surrounding areas. Our Professional Home Stager is Certified through the Home Staging Resource {HSR}, the industry’s leading certification and designation program. The HSR Certification program is accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association {RESA}, who is the only third-party, governing association for the home staging industry. The Home Staging Resource is the first and one of the only accredited staging training courses available for the staging industry. Additionally, we are members of Home Staging & ReDesign Association {HSRA} which brings a new level of continued training and mentorship to our team for constant growth. We have also won numerous awards and recognition from Staging Studio, Expertise, HSRA, and been featured in VoyageHouston Magazine.

We offer a range of Home Staging and Design services to help you prepare your home for sale. From Consultations to Full Service Home Staging Solutions, we have the right option that will work for your home!

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Farmhouse Home Staging

Hey there happy nesters,

As we all know, the farmhouse style is the latest craze with home design and decor, with a big thanks to Chip and Joanna in Waco. And who doesn’t love that soft look of reclaimed wood, painted furniture, and farmhouse style accent decor?  Well, this home did not disappoint. This is a true original farmhouse, nestled on five and a half acres in the little town of Magnolia, Texas.

The property features private gate access, a fully air conditioned Dog Kennel with 10 dog runs outside, a stocked pond, a barn and a vegetable garden and that’s just whats outside. On the interior of the home, you will find original wood paneling that is painted white for that farmhouse shiplap look; a wood burning brick fireplace with custom mantle; a large updated open kitchen; a huge walk-in pantry with room for your fridge and a back porch entrance; new hardwood flooring; custom master bathroom that is to die for; additional guest bedrooms with plenty of space for your family and friends; and a bonus room that could be used as a secondary living room, a study, or a game room – you decide!

If you are looking for a home with all the charm of farmhouse living, look no further. Take a look at these photos for your viewing pleasure! And if you are interested in scheduling a showing for this home, feel free to reach out to us and we will put you in contact with the listing agent. Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Thanks for checking out our newest staging project. We can’t wait to share our upcoming projects as well. Stay tuned…

And in the meantime, if you need to stage your home send us an email or give me a call. I’d love to chat with you about staging your nest! 832-427-2463

xoxo

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Staging The Nest – Walden Rd

Good morning Happy Nesters!

We are officially beginning the busy season of Late Winter / Early Spring home selling. And, that means that our little Home Staging business is staying busy with consultations and vacant home staging projects. When you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, give us a call! 832-427-2463

We will stage your home using proven home staging techniques to appeal to more buyers. By doing this, we will help generate more offers to get your home sold quickly! Because less than 10 percent of home buyers have the ability to visualize a vacant space, we create the visual appeal for them. Think Model Home!

Check out the photos below of our most recent staging project in Montgomery, Texas located at The 18th at Walden Condominiums close to Lake Conroe and Walden Golf & Country Club. If you are interested in this property, contact us today and we can put you in touch with the listing agent. They are scheduling tours and taking offers now! 832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Photos credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

To schedule your Home Staging Consultation, give us a call today! Whether your home is Occupied or Vacant, we have Home Staging options perfect for you!

832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

www.StagingTheNest.com

Organizing & Decluttering

Hey happy nesters! Let’s talk about something that is really important. Maybe even something that could change your life! 😉

Are you someone who constantly feels like you need to “organize” or “declutter” your home? Don’t worry… I think we have all been there, especially those of us who have kids. I know there are days that I feel like toys and stuffed animals have taken over my life! But even more, laundry, the pantry, the fridge… OK, OK… You get the idea!

So to help make our lives a little easier, I have made a list of quick tips on how to quickly organize and declutter your home, and how to keep it organized!

  1. SIMPLIFY: The rule thumb is if you haven’t used whatever “it” is in 6 months or more, you should probably box it up and/or just get rid of it. This could be clothes, toys, paperwork, etc. The more you get rid of, the easier packing will be when it’s time to move. And if you are not moving, this will just help you get and feel more organized!
  2. BASKETS, BOXES, LABELING – OH MY!: The easiest way to organize a closet, pantry, laundry room, medicine cabinet, or even the kids play room is to simply purchase some cute similar style & sized baskets or decorative boxes – large enough to place your items in. Place your spices, laundry soaps, toys, books, etc. in these boxes and apply cute labels. The look of the baskets or boxes will make the space look uniform, hence naturally more organized. And the labels will help you remember what goes in each basket or box after using your items. This also will help teach the kids how to clean up after a day of playing. When selling your house, having a few extra baskets or bins available is essential. With these baskets, you can tuck away bathroom toiletries or your daily-use kitchen countertop items, paperwork, etc. in 15 minutes or less, and it will make getting ready for a showing or open house a breeze!
  3. PACK UP VALUABLES: If you are selling your house, I always recommend to pack up your valuables prior to listing your home for sale. This could be your wedding china, collectibles, guns, jewelry, etc. You don’t ever want to have those items out during a showing or open house. Not only do those items make your home feel cluttered, but they are simply a distraction to buyers.
  4. DECLUTTER YOUR CLOSETS!: There are 3 main closets that buyers look in. Yes they will look in every closet, but their judgmental eyes are generally on 3 specific areas: Entry/Hall Closet, Master Closet, and the Pantry. So my rule of thumb is this: If you don’t want someone to see what you have in those closets, declutter and organize them according to my above suggestions. With clothing, I recommend clearing out all items that are out of season, and to keep 30-45 days worth of clothing accessible. The goal is to sell your home quickly so there is no need to keep all of your belongings in the closet. Also, make sure that loose items are off the floor – this could be blankets, towels, shoes, whatever. Make good use of the built-in shelves to display those items, and use clear tubs or buckets to store those items in if you have a lot. The more organized you look to a buyers, the more the buyer feels as though you kept the home maintained. Our goal is to get the buyer to focus on what is staying in the home when they purchase, not your personal stuff that you are taking with you.

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  5. DECLUTTER (AND CLEAN) THE BATHROOM: Having clean looking and smelling bathrooms is essential to selling your home. Put away your toothbrush and toothpaste, perfumes and deodorants, and your hair products! Leave out fresh clean towels, a plant, hand soap, and a candle. Make your bathroom feel spa-like!

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  6. KITCHENS SELL – LET’S MAKE YOURS LOOK AMAZING: Maximize counter space by removing all of the unnecessary items such as a toaster, knives, etc. Yes I know, you need those items to live, but you don’t and shouldn’t leave those items out during a showing or open house. What should be on the counter is a coffee station, a cookbook, a matching canister set, fresh fruit, and maybe even a floral arrangement. These items will showcase your kitchen in the best light!

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    Photo Credit: Studio 154 Photography | Staging The Nest

If you need more help with organizing, decluttering, and staging your home for sale, give me a call! I can help you get your home ready!

832-427-2463 | Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Check out my website for more information! www.StagingTheNest.com

Interior Design Consultations

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Staging the Nest is not only a home staging company. We also offer Interior Design options for homeowners in the Houston and The Woodlands areas who just want to fall in love with their home again. Whether you have some outdated lighting fixtures and need some help on what’s hot and not, or need a whole home update, we can help! We don’t make you purchase anything through us; we simply give you advice on how to achieve your desired goals. We listen to your ideas and work with you to create a beautiful look in your home! And, if you want us to shop with or for you, we can – the choice is yours! We make designing and updating your style super easy!

Give me a call and we can chat about all your design options! 832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Home Staging & Photography

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So we all know that when you are looking to purchase a home, the first place almost every human being searches is online. Am I right, or am I right?!? So now that we all agree that I am right, let’s talk about Real Estate Home Staging and Photography. 🙂

Your online listing, which is published through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) if you are working with a Realtor, allows each listing to showcase up to 32 images. Your listing then goes on www.HAR.com, www.Zillow.com, www.Redfin.com, and more in order to drive buyers to the available homes for sale in the area. In this case, the Houston and surrounding areas. Those 32 images are the first thing that buyers see when they click on a home that they are interested in. So, the goal is to have amazing photos in order to entice buyers to take their interest in your home further than the first photo. You want those buyers to schedule a tour right? So let’s make sure that your photos look Fabulous.

Step 1: Hire a Home Stager – Seriously you should call me, like NOW! 😉 832-427-2463

A professional, certified home stager (like me) will provide you with the tips and advice you need to make your home looking amazing while it is listed for sale. I will tell what to remove, pack, how to place items, why to place specific items, and really give you an “education” on how to appeal to buyers. My job is to give you unbiased advice in order to help you sell your home and get the best return on your investment. The Houston area market is highly competitive so it is considered a must to stage your home.

Step 2: PHOTOGRAPHY

Photos are one of THE most important parts of selling a home! If the photos look terrible, buyers are going to run the other way, especially if you are close to the top of the price point. In order to have great photos, do not and I repeat do not use iPhone photos for your listing. They distort color, lighting, size and scale of the inside of a home (in most cases). Even if you are selling your home yourself, spending the money on a professional Real Estate Photographer is essential and you will see the return on this investment! A professional Real Estate Photographer will pay close attention to detail, have the correct lighting in order to make your staged home look amazing, and you will set your listing apart from all the other generic listings! If you want to sell quickly and for top dollar, it truly requires an investment in the process to get it sold!

Step 3: Keep your home looking GREAT!

I know, I know… It is a serious pain to keep your house spotless while you live in it, especially if you have kids. I, too, have a 4 year old who LOVES to make giant messes on the regular so I completely get it. But in the end you will be happy that you put in the extra effort to keep your home gleaming and organized! Buyers will appreciate it and it will prevent any additional negotiations on price (buyers think a dirty or messy house is an unmaintained house).

So if you are thinking about selling your home, you should definitely give me a call! I can help you with the Home Staging Process!   832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

 

Staging the Nest

Howdy Happy Nesters! Thank you for checking out my brand new website! Staging the Nest is a home staging and design company serving The Woodlands and Houston areas. We offer Home Staging and Design services to homeowners, real estate agents & brokers, investors, developers, and home flippers. Whether you need to get your home ready for sale, or have us revamp the whole interior design so you can love your home again, we are here to help!

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Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram! We can’t wait to start sharing all of our home staging and design projects with you!

In the meantime, feel free to look at our home staging and design information. If you would like to schedule your consultation, contact us today! 832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com