Testimonials

I absolutely love my stager!  Her name is Pam and her company is called Staging for Charisma, she stages all of my homes. Her staging can turn any home into warm and inviting!

Pam also works with a photographer named Sarah if you need pictures taken for your listing as well.  I usually do the whole package and have never been disappointed!

Jessica Ko-Dalzell
Skyline Properties

The staging experience was 5 out of 5! You were able to work me in on short notice, staged my home with a great eye for colors that perfectly matched the wall colors and gave my home a wonderful sense of calm. Additionally, the pictures made my home absolutely sparkle! Thanks for helping me get an offer so quickly!

Thank you very much.
Regards,
Mary

  We are very grateful, and would like to thank both you and your team at Staging for Charisma for the Wonderful work in staging our home in Marysville, WA.  The house was staged on a Thursday, Shown as an open house on a Saturday.  The result was a flurry of offers, in which a majority were well above initial list price.  Needless to say our only trouble was to “Cherry pick” which offer we wanted to select!

The offer we chose was $11,000 above list price and can only be attributed to the “Wow” factor you and your team created in your Staging Efforts.  We highly recommend you and your team to anyone who is willing to make an investment (ROI) that is considering selling their home.

Thank you again,

Clarke and Ananya,  Marysville

We LOVED the house!  We went over yesterday and were all “ooooohs and awwwwws.”  My boyfriend came with and got really excited when he saw the air hockey table… then realized it was just a decoration.  Hahahaha:)  It looks amazing!  We’re so impressed with your work and we can’t even imagine how people decide to sell without staging.  Crossing our fingers for another quick sell!

Thank you so much!!!

Missy Takahashi
Newsletter Editor
Real Estate Association of Puget Sound

Mom’s house sold for $33,500 over the list price and for CASH!!! Can you believe it? It’s due to close Wednesday! We had six offers, with 2 of them ending up in a bidding war!

Talk about realty at the speed of light! I am still pinching myself and Mom is so pleased. We took her over on Saturday, as it was pouring when we took her last time and she wanted a chance to see the yard and the staging. Pam, I counted 30 realtor business cards on the kitchen counter! I haven’t used this many exclamation marks at one time, ever!

I give you a lot of credit for how well the house was received. Thank you for everything you did and how kind you were to me during this time.I have no doubt things will go off without a hitch, but we could do it all again if necessary. Thanks again, Pam. I ‘ll talk with you soon.

Warm Regards,

Carrie
July 8, 2012

After 5 months on the market, my house was getting few calls, and little interest from buyers. But then Pam with Staging for Charisma transformed what was a plain, unremarkable 50 year old home, into a cute one-story rambler. The difference was amazing! In a few weeks, we had two interested buyers. The one that ultimately got it was first attracted by the virtual tour that Pam set up. The tour showed off the best aspects of the home, and really helped generate calls and emails about the house. Thanks Pam!!
Bill
June 9, 2010

Those last few days were such a physical and emotional push that I haven’t yet thanked you for your marvelous work.

The house looks so lovely. All your touches are just right – inviting, fresh and cheerful, and just the right amount to set a tone, but not overwhelm. I am really thrilled with the look and how this presents in the photos!

Thanks to your help our home sold in 2 days!

Mary
April 2, 2010

I’m writing the following recommendation in the hopes that I can adequately convey how impressed I was in working with you through the entire staging process, and my appreciation for what you work did for our sale.

This being the first time we have sold a home with staging I needed to be educated as to the investment and I spoke with several stagers all of whom were recommended by my agent, I had one previous quote that seemed expensive given the amount of staging that they were recommending. When I called Pam I was immediately put at ease by her manor and thoughtful questioning and answers, I requested a scope of work and quote. When reviewing the quote it came in at the budgeted amount but Pam was able to stage all five bedrooms, three baths, and the rest of the 3100 sf all at a price that was well below others providers that were proposing to only stage half of the house.

When the truck arrived at the house I met Pam and her crew, they were all very professional and as an worked as an efficient team. Walking around after the staging was complete the house was perfectly clean and vacuumed, each room pulling you in and telling its story, at this point we simply wanted to move back in!

The house sold in three weeks in a very down market and we sold for $70,000 more than the agents initially had projected and for significantly more than identical floor plans that had recently sold. We had many compliments on the staging and the house based on Pam’s hard work.

I will be using Pam on any future property sales and I would recommend Pam and Staging for Charisma to anyone looking to maximize the value in their home and who would prefer to work with professionals who do what they say and are at the top of their game.

Thank you,

David

After having our condo on the market for 7 months we engaged Pam and the Staging for Charisma team. Once staged, it sold in under 35 days, during the holiday season and the worst snow storm in Seattle in 20 years! When we first listed we believed the view and quality finishes in the newly remodeled unit would be enough to sell the home. It wasn’t until AFTER we staged that buyers were able to see themselves at home in the cozy Capital Hill condo. Staging worked so well that we had Pam stage two condos that had not been remodeled. We had one under contract within 5 days with 4 back up offers!

Thank you Pam and Staging for Charisma!

Katherine Swanberg
Loan Originator

Thank you so much for all your help in preparing and staging my home for sale. In a very difficult market my house sold in 120 days from it’s listing date of June 1, 2008. The suggestions you provided regarding updating this 20 year old home as well as the color and decor choices made all the difference. The thing that impressed me the most was that in one one hour visit to my house you focused in on the important details and made substantive suggestions to overcome them. In addition, your color and decor suggestions were “right on”. Within one day of meeting with you I had a plan, a budget and a timeline that I could focus on and accompish.

As you will recall, my whole updating project took only 6 weeks, thanks to you. As noted above you not only provided the color choices, but also you assisted me in finding professionals, such as a painter, electrician, plumber and handyman to accompish these tasks. No easy feat for a single woman such as myself!
I am looking forward to working with you again to “work your magic” on the home I am buying.

I will highly reccomend you to all my friends and you may give my name and number as a reference.

Sincerely,

Carol Edwards
October, 2008

Pam was terrific.
We originally thought to get her help to organize a closet in our cluttered office. But once Pam took a look at it and gave us her feedback we were able to look at the room through her eyes. Pam saw……a terribly overcrowded, messy room. And boy was she right!

With her expert eye we were able to see:

– the room needed one desk (not three),

– the office would be better suited being set up in a different room entirely

– the worn carpet could be pulled up to expose the original wood floors

– the dark wall paper could be removed and the walls painted, with one wall a different color “accent” wall.

– we didn’t have a need for 30% of the books taking up space on the bookshelves

– the glass bookcase could be reconfigured as a display case for Russell’s collection of model boats.

– the top of the glass bookcase was the perfect setting for the large outrigger boat model Russell found in Hawaii.

We absolutely love the transformation Pam did to turn our formerly drab office into “Russell’s Room”, as we call it – a showcase for the boat models and other items that are so meaningful to Russell. Pam took objects we were used to looking at and found places for them that we would never have thought of, and that delight us all over again every time we see them.

Our friends have all been stunned at the incredible transformation of this room. Russell’s oldest daughter insists that we bring Pam back to do our living room next, and we agree!!

Jacque Carroll

We really enjoyed the entire staging process…
that you provided in our home. You helped us present our home in a way that is attractive to buyers, thus diversifying our market potential. Your gentle coaching and support really helped us step back and take a good look at what we needed to do in order to complete the process. We were able to become staged in a relatively short period of time with minimal expense. I am sure the staging has added value to our home and will have a great impact on the sale. Thank you Pam!

– Jeremy Hall

Thanks to you, we sold FAST and for OVER the asking price!
I wanted to let you know that I truly believe that your services were a very large part of us being able to have Athena’s home under contract in less than 3 weeks in a Buyer’s Market! Before any changes were made to the home’s appearance, I thought it’s newer interior paint would provide enough comfort and warmth for a buyer to get excited about this home. But it wasn’t until AFTER the sellers made the changes that you suggested were we able to SEE the characteristics of this home!

The changes you suggested were not expensive or time intensive. Yes, it did require breaking down some of the ‘comforting decorations’ the seller wanted to keep up and some physical work, but the end result was amazing!

We could really see a difference in how the home “felt”. We gained much more space, better traffic flow, more appealing visually, clean and a calm feeling. A real sense of HOME was now present, and I believe this helped the Buyer make a quick decision to purchase this staged home!

In the end, we were able to sell higher than asking price and have a quick close. Pam helped make my job easy and saved both the seller and myself quite a bit of time. Everyone was happy in the end and I thank Pam and her input for making the house a HOME! We will most definitely work together in the future.

– Tim Tilbury