Paula And Jodi Were Absolutely Amazing!
Thanks R&R For Helping Us Achieve This Huge Goal!
After having our Dublin home on the market for six months, we switched realtors, and our new representative brought in the R&R team to help us re-market the house. Paula spent several hours with me at the house, then several more on her own. The outcome was a very detailed and specific report on things we needed to do, should do, and might want to do. We had done a lot of recent updates, which we thought would help sell the house quickly, but apparently, we were wrong; our “neutral” wall color clashed with the tones of our wood, etc. The Need to Do list included paint and carpet replacement, and her coaching on colors and carpet selection was excellent. We worked all three lists, and once our work was done, the R&R team staged the house from their inventory.
All through the discussions, Paula kept referring to “the WOW factor”, and very true to her word, she delivered it. As we walked through the staged house, we found ourselves saying “wow” every time we entered a different room. The house had an updated look, and somehow felt larger, as well. Every little touch, down to the rain jacket on the coat hook, dressmaker’s mannequin in the master closet (hung with necklaces and scarves) and even wood stacked by the fireplace – all that turned our very lived-in house into a model home. Elegant and understated, but highlighting all the things we loved about each room, it was a very different style than our tastes, but we both thought that maybe we should have redecorated instead of moving. All of this wonderful décor would have meant nothing if the house didn’t sell, but – we were back on the market for one day, and we accepted an offer for full listing price!
The end result more than made up for the initial sticker shock – even with a “good customer” discount, they are not inexpensive! – and we absolutely believe we got more than our money’s worth. Paula brings a “project management” approach to her work, with constant communication flow, ensuring we were happy at every step, and even riding herd over the contractors to ensure they did their work to the highest standards. We have already referred R&R to several friends and neighbors, and would be happy to share more details of our experience with anyone who reads this and is considering engaging their services. Believe me, you will not regret it. Thanks, R&R, for helping us achieve this huge goal!"
Lori and Lenny Bram–Delaware, OH
It Was A Delight To Work With The Principals Jodi And Paula!
Jodi And Paula Exceeded My expectations Of What A Stager Could Do!
If you're looking for fabulous, organized, creative, enthusiastic, helpful, and experienced stagers, look no farther than Refreshed & Refined. Jodi and Paula exceeded my expectations of what a stager could do. They understood that I had made many decisions already, having revamped my home from top to bottom, but had not yet picked my carpet color. When I showed them my sample, they immediately helped me understand I was WAY off. They told me what pallet to look in, since the carpet would need to work with the wall color I chose for the whole house AND I wanted it to work with my dark trim and my new ceramic tile that unified the floors in the kitchen, hall, lower bath, and two upper baths. They were spot on with that recommendation. They told me items to update, such as my old bedding set. All those items were already on my punch list, but the value they gave me was telling me the CURRENT colors/pattern types for each room. I made purchases that could follow me to a new home while making this place sing.
They had me put all my art in one location, and then they figured out where it would look best in the home. They told me what types of additional art to get, as well. They told me which rooms still needed to be thinned out more. Oh, yes, they were so great, they even MOVED furniture to new rooms, when they said a room would look best with a piece from elsewhere. And they just put the best touches on how towels hung, how pieces sat on a counter or table, added lots of little things from the bag of tricks they had, like cute rocks to make a soap dish into an accent piece! Everything looked perfect—they made my already beautiful house turn into an absolute show house. They were part of the reason that I sold it within TWO hours of the listing going live, even though MLS says 3 days (what it took to finalize paperwork).
Finally, I so admired their work, I asked them if they also "staged to live." Yes, they offer that service to clients for whom they've done a home-selling staging. Again, they did a FANTASTIC job finding the right locations for all my art (including everything that I'd put into storage before engaging them to stage to sell) and hung it or placed it. They suggested what types of additional pieces of furniture would help fill my new, larger home. Finally, they gave me referrals to other professionals they trust. I took them up on their home mover suggestion, and that tiny company did a great job as well. I can't say enough good things about them. Well, OK, I will say one thing some might perceive as a negative, but I didn't. They offered many other services they could perform for me. Since I was on a tight budget, I didn't take them up on any of those services. For what I paid for their least-expensive service, it was a BARGAIN when you look at all the other expenses you have in selling a home. LISTEN to their advice. Separate yourself from your house as "yours" and look at it as a commodity to sell. They coach you in that, but since I'd been working on this house for 2 years + to sell, I already had the right mindset.
Maybe these referrals are supposed to be anonymous, but I'm not afraid to put my name on this referral:"
S. Heinrich-Columbus, Ohio
Talented, Knowledgeable And Trustworthy
An Amazing Eye For Detail!
Results Are What Count!
Like many other people we were a little skeptical if the cost and effort of staging would be really worth it. After getting a full-price offer and selling our home at a premium, our answer is absolutely! In our case, I would estimate that Jodi and her team gained us at least $15,000 over and above any expenses. Now that’s a great result!
Working with Jodi was a pleasure. She was very honest when she needed to be and all of her suggestions were spot on. We highly recommend her to anyone that would like to get a higher sale price on their home. Even if you are only thinking about selling or want to sell sometime in the near future, give her a call. The minimal cost of having her do an initial review will be well worth it and you can then plan on getting things done without the mad last minute rush.
This is a no brainer, just do it!
Thank you so much Jodi.
Clive & Em-Homeowners, Dublin, Ohio
Just Got A Full Price Contract!
Hey Ladies~Wow! Can you believe the whole thing???? Needless to say, the staging paid off! I am now FOR SURE, your biggest FAN! We are going to dinner ON ME!! I have two more showings this morning, then we’ll get this wrapped up.
Chris R.-Metro II Realty
Thank you so much for the prompt response. You have so many wonderful suggestions and I've already started making changes. You were both very pleasant and helpful. I raved about both of you to my husband and Tony Thomas. In fact after I relocate I would like to hire you to give me some suggestions on my new home too. Again many thanks. I am truly grateful for your help.
With Much Gratitude!!
Julie R.-Homeowner, New Albany, Ohio
Thank You For Your Guidance!
I wanted to give you a very big THANK YOU! With your guidance, we had an offer on our house after only 24 hours on the market and are now in contract. We didn't do everything you asked, but we really did as much as we could! I painted the front door too and changed out the hardware. :0)
Would love to see the before pics again! It came a long way!
Andrea M.-Homeowner, Delaware Ohio
This Is Fantastic!
This is fantastic! A huge compliment as I have very high expectations of myself and others to a fault.
Thank you again - you 2 are worth your weight in GOLD!
Vicki D.-RE/MAX Affiliates
Made A Huge Difference!
Made a huge difference. Really looks much better, it's just amazing the difference!
Thank you so much for your help, I do appreciate it.
Jane F.-RE/MAX Affiliates
Staged So Well!
Jodi and Paula,I know this is late in coming but I wanted to thank you so much for your great work on getting our listing on Traquair Place staged so well. This is a beautiful home and in a normal market may not have needed much staging. Our sellers were so impressed with your original presentation that they hired you to do the entire house. I am convinced that this helped it to sell in the short time that it took/ There are no other homes in the Ballantrae subdivision that have sold in the price range in that period of time this past year.
Thank you again and happy new year!!
The Poss Team
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty
The House Shines!
Thanks so much!! The Realtor tour was great this morning! Everyone assumed that all of the furniture and accessories had to be on loan b/c the house shines!!! Thanks, Paula. I have forwarded your information to about 10 Realtors that I know. You have such a great eye...I really think that it made all of the difference. I had several Realtors at the Broker's tour that commented on it. Merry Christmas, and I will be in touch!
Michaela Grandey-Realtor, Rolls Realty
Jodi - just wanted to say thanks again for the staging of Parkview 504. The place looks amazing. I had an open house today and heard words like "stunning" and "spectacular", which I haven't heard at prior open houses. I've been spreading the word about your staging services.
Jonathan W.-Prominent Columbus, Ohio Developer