Madison and Dane County Wisconsin home seller's advocate offering professional home staging services to sellers, realtors, builders and relocation companies.
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About Creative Edge Staging Solutions
In my past profession as a Small Business Advocate I advised clients that they would be successful in their business venture if they truly enjoy what they were doing. I’ve taken these words to heart when launching my home staging business in the Madison, Wisconsin area. After preparing many of my former homes for sale and homes of friends in the Madison, Wisconsin area, I now realize that I was actually home staging them before the term “home staging” was an real estate industry standard.
I specialize in offering home staging services to Madison area sellers that remain owner occupied while on the Madison area market. I will go the extra distance in working with Madison area sellers to keep their home parade ready while balancing their need to maintain room functionality while their home is on the Madison area market. Yes, it is possible to continue to enjoy life in a home that has been professionally staged!
Creative Edge Staging Solutions is an Home Staging Resource Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner. I am a member of the National Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), the South Central Madison area Wisconsin RESA Chapter and a founding member of the Wisconsin Women Entrepreneur organization. In January of 2011 I attended the RESA National Conference where I acquired many new home staging tips to add to my home staging toolkit. I've completed a number of color consultation and furniture placement classes through Inner View Interior Designs, Madison, WI.
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I enjoy working with the Madison area's median-priced homes. I believe it is just as important for the median priced homes in the Madison area to be staged as it is for the high end homes. I have a knack for utilizing a seller's treasures in my home staging work to emphasize all the positives that their home has to offer. For those Madison area occupied homes, I create a home staging plan so they can continue to function in their home while it's on the market.
Madison area Realtors will appreciate my Home Staging Action Plan as it clearly outlines the obligations of the sellers in preparing their Madison area home for sale. As a real estate merchandizer, I will work with the home seller's budget and timeline in order to prepare the home for it's debute into the Madison area real estate market. Madison area home staging packages start at $125 for walk and talk home staging consultation that include a customized Action Plan. Hands on home staging hourly rate range are $65 per hour for Madison area sellers.
Having a background in a variety of advocacy professions has helped me to address issues with Madison area homes sellers that are sometimes difficult to approach (like the chaos of the deer mounts on the office wall- Ouch). There's no better feeling to me than knowing that my home staging work and counsel helped move a home off the Madison area market.