Betsy Wilbur, Accredited Staging Professional (Artisan Staged Homes) Home Stager



Betsy Wilbur
Accredited Staging Professional
location_on La Canada Flintridge, CA — Artisan Staged Homes
Get to Know Betsy Wilbur

Betsy's unique attention to detail and sensitivity to clients’ needs was cultivated by over 25 years experience as an event planner and project management professional. As Public Outreach Specialist and Special Projects Coordinator for the Commercial Use of Space Department at NASA-Ames Research Center, she executed seminars and workshops, created exhibits, coordinated trade shows and worked with local city government on special projects. As President and CEO of a local special event company for 10 years, she was responsible for its growth into one of the premier event planning companies in Southern California.

She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University, received the prestigious Master Consultant designation through the Association of Bridal Consultants, and is an Accredited Professional Home Stager TM. Betsy has been staging homes since 2005 and is a member of the Real Estate Staging Association. Her work is featured on the MirrorMate Company Website and in the 2014 Real Estate Staging Association's Consumer's Guide to Real Estate Staging.

Betsy is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Sparr Heights, a small community near Montrose and La Crescenta . The mother of two active boys, Betsy volunteers at Rosemont Middle School and at Fremont Elementary School, where she has served on the PTA Executive Board for seven years, including two as PTA President. 



Although equally skilled in staging occupied properties, Betsy specializes in staging trust sales and vacant properties.  She finds it very rewarding to help clients who are selling the property of a family member but have no idea how to get it ready to put on the market.  Since most of these homes have been lived in for decades, they often need some updating.  Betsy advises clients on how to make the house feel current without undertaking the time and expense of full scale remodeling.  In addition to providing room-by-room evaluations she also provides clients with different budget options, based on prioritizing the projects.  Since the client often lives out of the area in a trust sale situation, Betsy will also act as the general contractor, making sure the house is ready on time and on budget.  She and her team of handymen, electricians and painters help the client transform dated properties into stylish homes that stand out from the competition.



Clients who will be living in the home during the sale will receive an Occupied Staging Report.  This report will give suggestions on how to enhance, neutralize and make rooms more appealing to the greatest number of buyers.  Betsy assists in recommending the best position for furniture in a room, what colors to paint walls, suggested repairs, and what items should be packed away.  She will also supply accessories, artwork and sometimes furniture, if needed, to help with the transformation.



Sometimes homeowners want to freshen up the look of their home, even though they are not planning to sell.  Betsy provides ReDesign Consultations to help clients see a particular room or all the rooms in a new way.  While Interior Design involves detailed and complex integration of a client’s personality into the space, ReDesign is similar to Home Staging in helping the homeowner to simplify and neutralize the function and appearance of a room.





Winner, 2015 RESA 2015 Top 10 Home Stager of the Year Occupied Category United States™

Real Estate Staging Association
December 2014

Winner, RESA 2015 Top 10 Redesigners of The Year™

Real Estate Staging Association
December 2014

Finalist, RESA 2015 Redesigner of The Year™

Real Estate Staging Association
December 2014

Honorary Service Award

California State PTA
January 2014

For recognition of outstanding service to children and youth.

Additional Honors & Awards

Accredited Staging Professional TM
Master Bridal Consultant

Martin and Vivian
“Vivian and I would like to tell you how thrilled we are with the work Betsy has already done in planning and preparing for the updating of our property in preparation for its sale. Betsy’s taste is impeccable and her attention to detail is exceptional. The plans she has provided are so clear and detailed that we’re able to see each improvement she recommends, to view photographs of the replacement parts she recommends, and to review the expected cost of each item in the itemized list of improvements she provided. Betsy’s dedication to the project is a clear testament of how important the sale of our home is to you, and we’re very glad we asked you to represent us.”

Betsy Wilbur provides home staging and redesign services in the Pasadena/La Canada area.