This spring/summer season has brought a lot of new HOME STAGING clients to Such A Neat Freak, Inc. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have helped so many people MOVE on with their lives.
Bedroom Before Staging
We have a great reputation of quality work with local clients and Real Estate Professionals by Organizing, clearing, cleaning and staging homes for sale for the best possible view of your home for potential buyers.
Here are the stats (so far) for a few of the homes we have staged in Montgomery County PA to this point in 2013:
- #1 January – Collegeville, PA 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home – SOLD in 3 days on the market(read the post about this Collegeville Staged Home)
- #2 May – Collegeville, PA 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home – SOLD in 2 weeks on the market.
- #3 June – Boyertown, PA 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, finished basement – SOLD within 7 days of listing
- #4 July – Pottstown, PA 2 bedroom 1 bath – SOLD within 7 days of listing(see pics from this project on our Fanpage album Empty House For Sale -Before and After pics
- #5 July – Boyertown, PA 3 bedroom 2.5 bath – SOLD within 3 days of listing
There are many more homes that were on the market, which I consulted on for both Clients and Real Estate Agents within the past few years. The stats for the five home staging jobs above speak for themselves.
Whether you are selling/moving or have an Estate property that you need to get cleared and sold quickly - Such A Neat Freak, Inc. is who you should call. From Purging to Packing – from Staging to Sold; we do it all. No need to FREAK out!
Our fees are very reasonable and our team pays attention to every detail. Please call us to schedule a consultation appointment.
Home staging is worth every effort! People who are looking for a new home appreciate it!
As part of our home staging services, we often times have to do a bit of landscaping to improve the curb appeal. However, home owners may want to hire a landscaping contractor who can design a landscape that will bring the most dollars for their investment.
Additionally, we like to see a well manicured yard, with a well designed landscape that has some water features, possibly a patio or deck, and of course who wouldn’t want an outdoor fireplace. Well regardless if you are planning on hiring a landscaper for your home staging or just want to redo your landscaping, there are somethings you should ask any prospective landscaper.
The Following is a guest post by ProMark Landscaping, which we have never used, but by looking at their site, we sure would not mind having them make a patio for our backyard.
10 Questions to Ask Your Landscaper
If you are thinking about landscaping your property, there are certain questions you need to ask your landscaper before you start the project or make any commitments. It is important that you work with a reputable company, who not only understands what you want, but who will get the job done right.
The following are 10 questions you will want to be sure to ask your landscaper before the start of your landscaping project.
- Do you give free estimates? Most do, so you’ll definitely want to take advantage of, so always ask.
- How long have you been in business? Find out if the company you are considering is new to the business or if they have been around for years and have a well-established positive reputation.
- How many people do you employ and do you use subcontractors? You need to know exactly who will be working on your project and why.
- Are you insured? Do not do business with a landscaper who is not properly or fully insured. This includes making sure the company has Workers Compensation Insurance. Without this insurance, this puts you at risk of being liable should an employee hurt themselves on your property on the job. Insurance helps to protect you from lawsuits.
- What expertise do you and/or your staff have and are you certified? It is important to know what expertise a landscaper has. This doesn’t only include knowing what their particular talents might be, but also if they are certified in these areas. Certification means that they have proof of the experience and knowledge they claim to have. Certifications could include: arborist certifications, material systems certification( EP Henry Authorized), and/or Retaining Wall Design certifications, etc).
- Have you ever done a landscaping project like this before? What are your specialties? Ask to see pictures of previous projects that were similar to yours, as well as ask for referrals from these past clients. Ask to see pictures of completed jobs.
- Do you have all of the equipment that is needed to complete the task? All of the equipment required should be provided by the company.
- What kind of products/materials do you use? You’ll want to make sure that the products they use are high quality, will work well within your space, will not be harmful to the environment and they are certified to use the products(ie EP Henry Authorized Hardscaping Contractor).
- What should you anticipate during the landscaping process? You’ll want to know what the project schedule looks like. This could include how many workers should be on your property at a time, who they are, how many hours they will work in a day, how many days it will take, etc. This will help you anticipate how long the project will take and limit the number of surprises that pop up along the way.
- Can you provide me with a realistic estimate of how much my landscaping will cost? Find out what is covered in the cost, i.e. materials, labor, time, etc. Know what is expected and sign a contract. Do not rely on assumptions and a handshake.
Well those are the ten questions that ProMark recommends you ask when hiring a landscaper.
From the perspective of a home owner and a professional home stager, I know a landscaped yard adds a tremendous amount of value to the investment known as your home.
Before Home Staging
|A Collegeville family hired us to help them get their home ready for sale. A home like many others, no where near like one of the hoarder clean out homes we have done. It was a house with the usual clutter and the usual signs of being lived in.
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