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- Waterside R.
Waterside Real Estate Development, Inc., recently had the wonderful experience of working with the staging division of Sounds Homes. We were about to put a recently renovated raised ranch on the market and at the last minute decided we should stage it. Amy Stefanowski, the owner of the company, was incredibly flexible to work with us on short notice and to keep within our budget. We found her ideas very creative and our house was staged within a few days. The best part was that the house sold almost immediately and for more than our asking price. This was a pleasant surprise since there was a house almost exactly like ours only one street away. It was on for less and is still on the market. The staging was definitely a factor in our house selling so quickly. Even though we sold the house so fast we decided to go ahead with our scheduled open house in an attempt to locate future buyers. During the open house we received numerous compliments on the staging from realtors and potential buyers. Amy’s business cards flew off the counter. One of our better business decisions was to work with Amy on our staging. She has wonderful design sense and the knowledge to know what current buyers are looking for." ~ Lynn and Scotty, Waterside Real Estate Development Inc. Mar 8, 2017
- Kierstin w.
Let me begin by saying that Sound Homes exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Teaming up with Amy and Paul was one of the single greatest decisions my husband and I could have made—they gave us our dream home! When my husband and I decided it was time to start looking for a home, we quickly found that there weren’t many homes in the areas we wanted to live that had the amenities we were hoping for or reflected our style. We decided that purchasing a house that required some upfront work was our best option. Following our initial meeting with Amy and Paul we realized how lucky we had gotten in finding the Sound Homes team. We visited a couple of the properties they had recently renovated and they extensively reviewed the work they done with us. They appeared to be extremely committed to quality craftsmanship (and following our experience with them, I can honestly say that they definitely are!) and to truly love what they do. We formally teamed up with them and Amy began to tirelessly search for homes that matched our criteria (within a tight budget) that could be transformed through a renovation. Having Paul on hand to attend each of the showings was invaluable: he scoured each of the homes for potential costly problems that would go unseen by the untrained eye. They explained the renovations that would be possible in each of the homes, highlighting the increased value these changes would bring. If the work wouldn’t add value they advised against it—they always had our best interest in mind. Once we found a home, Amy, Paul, and our mortgage broker, Joanne, worked around the clock to assemble the vast amounts of paperwork required for a Homestyle Renovation mortgage—all throughout the holiday season! What I am sure was a stressful process for them was never felt on our end. They handled every curveball that was thrown their way immediately and professionally, and we met what seemed to be an impossible deadline. We put together an extensive list of work we wanted done around the house, and Amy and Paul always had great suggestions for things we would have never thought of on our own. Amy has a great design aesthetic and she would bring us several options for tile, cabinets, fixtures, etc., always keeping the budget in mind. We were in constant contact with both Amy and Paul, and we would get daily updates about the project (including pictures!) as the work was being done. The constant flow of information helped keep my husband and me at ease during a project which oftentimes becomes overwhelming. Paul’s dedication is truly unparalleled. He would be the first to arrive at the jobsite and the last to leave, and would often be there when my husband and I would stop over after work. After a long day’s work, Paul would never hesitate to provide my husband and me with an update. He would go over everything with us so we understood the work that had been completed and what would be up next. And the work he does is incredible—as illustrated by the photos—I still cannot believe how he managed to transform the house in such a short amount of time! In all honesty, the hardest part about the renovation process was the waiting because the house was so beautiful that we couldn’t wait to move in! We cannot say enough good things about these remarkable people. They’re incredibly dedicated to their work and their clients, and they do beautiful, quality work. It was an absolute pleasure working with them and we can’t wait until our next project so we can work with them again!Mar 7, 2017
- Mario f.
Professional, knowledgeable and honest. I would recommend and use again.Apr 6, 2017Verified