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CONTEXTURE
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
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Peggy Buckley is the whole package. She helped me update a large and oddly laid out entertainment area in my home. Although she is at a distance from my project after one visit she was able to provide macro advice on space planning and to move all the way through to specifics like fabric and accessory choices. I'm a real estate broker who does a lot of staging and decorating on my own, but this project in my own home had me stymied. Peggy has a careful and keen eye and she's a good listener; she was very adept at reading my signals. She picked up on what I wanted and translated it into great ideas. Whether you're looking for commercial or residential design services you won't go wrong with Peggy.

Kariel Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrew M.
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616 81st Ave Brooklyn Park was my first full remodeling project. I worked with Kariel staging to epitomize the project's contemporary design theme. Customers and real estate professionals were awed and blown away by how amazing the staging presentation turned out. The attention to detail and eye for design was like non other. I will continue using her for my future projects and also recommend her to my colleagues and family alike!Her pricing is extremely competitive compared to industry standards. Money well spent!

  • 16 years in business
Kimm P.
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I would highly recommend Christine, she is knowledgeable, honest, hardworking and is a pleasure to work with!

  • 22 years in business
Brianne R.
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We had a FANTASTIC experience with Cindy Otten. We sold our home and purchased a new home with Cindy. She was professional, knowledgeable and kind. From the initial meeting,help staging our home, and the incredible photos of our existing property, our experience was flawless. Our home sold within 5 days, we found a new home within a week and we closed both within a month (on the same day!). We would highly recommend Cindy as both a buyer and seller agent, she will work with you every step of the way.

Sarah K.
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As a local Hastings real estate agent, I know first hand the many benefits that come with staging houses from quicker market times to more money towards the sellers bottom line. I worked with Erica on selling her mothers townhome. She created an environment that was brighter, decluttered, organized, and most of all she maximized the space available with a professional touch. I received a lot of positive compliments on the job that was performed. The buyers even asked to purchase many of the items that were used in the staging process. I would highly recommend her services. She has a wide range of experience, a good eye for detail, and always portrays a professional manner. Plus, she loves what she does and it shows.

  • 5 years in business
About

My services include commercial and residential real estate, interior and exterior design, as well as event planning and decorating. I provide a unique, eclectic style with the use of one-of-a-kind vintage and re-purposed treasures. I have flexible hours and the ability to stay within any given budget. I can aid in anything, from restaurant design to seasonal and holiday decor.

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We do a variety of home services to help you get ready to sell! We paint and stage, and I pre-inspect for possible FHA issues for a home inspector to flag. We organize, help project manage and hire you your subcontractors if need be. We have a variety of resources to help you get your home ready for the market without breaking the bank. We do market analysis for your property to be sold at market value in a reasonable amount of time. We are a team of Realtors and resources that aim to help you! After the sale, we offer interior design and purchasing services as well. We have lenders, appraisers, contractors and everyone you need to make real estate successful! Call me today! Six one two dash five seven eight dash nine nine three nine. Easier than waiting for a quote, call me directly! I'll save you money!!

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I am a renowned Realtor in Minnesota assisting and guiding home buyers and sellers in Minnesota by providing the most up-to-date listings of homes for sale in Minnesota. I also provide ongoing education for both home buyers and sellers.

About

Total Real Estate success is a property management company and general contractor/maintenance company. We are licensed real estate professionals and general contractors that offer property management, maintenance and real estate consulting for investors. We specialize in helping investors manage their properties at the highest rate of return while building equity in each and every investment.

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I create warm, welcoming spaces that any potential buyer would want to call "home." I can help on any level - from room specific recommendations to full home staging. My process starts with a free in-home consultation and a few initial recommendations then we can decide what plan will work best for you! Let's sell your house!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does it mean to stage a home?

Home staging is the real estate strategy of decorating your home to be as marketable as possible to your target demographic. Home staging is done by interior decorators and other design pros hired by the homeowner or realtor, prior to putting a house on the market. Think of it as setting the stage for potential buyers to fall more easily in love with their future homes — and to spend top dollar to get them. It’s likely to be worth the investment: The Real Estate Staging Association reports that staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than those that are not staged. Home stagers can also be hired even if you’re not going anywhere. Stagers can consult on new layouts for your current home, much like an interior decorator.

Home staging can take place while you still occupy the house you plan to sell, or when the home is vacant. For an occupied home, the home stager will clear out clutter, rearrange furniture, and bring in decor and furniture as needed to create the perfect environment. Usually an occupied home has far too much of the current owner’s personality stamped on it, which makes it hard for prospective buyers to envision themselves living there. A home stager should neutralize and beautify the space. In vacant homes, a home stager will bring in furniture and decor so that potential buyers don’t walk into an empty house, which can be equally hard to imagine living in as a cluttered, occupied home.

 

What do interior designers do?

Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

  • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
  • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
  • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
  • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

How do you find a good interior designer?

For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

How much does it cost to stage a home for sale?

Nationally, the price for home staging ranges between $750 and $1,500. The price varies based on how many rooms in the house need staging, whether furniture and decor are needed or the stager can work with the client’s belongings, whether the home is occupied or vacant, and the sale price of the home. Occupied homes typically cost less to stage as they are already furnished, and can require less time and resources than staging an empty house. The main tasks when staging an occupied home are rearranging and decluttering. Staging an empty house can be more expensive as furniture and decor need to be trucked in, requiring transportation, physical labor and potential rental fees. Here are some examples of average home staging costs:

  • 2-hour consultation: $200, includes DIY tips and guidance.
  • 1- to 2-hour consultation and design session: $250, including written report.
    • Additional design consulting: $65 per hour.
  • 8 hours of staging an occupied home: $800.
    • Hands-on staging involving moving furniture, hanging and moving art, and decluttering.
  • Starting price for staging a vacant home could be $2,200.
  • A home stager may charge 1 percent of the home’s selling price.

How do you choose an interior designer?

Choosing an interior designer is all about finding one whose signature style fits well with your tastes and who can work within your budget. To choose the right professional for your interior design project, ask yourself these five questions:

  • What is your signature style? Good interior designers can both describe their personal aesthetic and demonstrate their signature style through their portfolios. Make sure it appeals to you.
  • How will you make sure the design fits my lifestyle? Good designers understand that the interior design must improve a homeowner’s experience in their home and fit into their lifestyle; for example, a white suede sofa is a poor choice for a family with large dogs and small children.
  • How much do you charge? Depending on the project, an interior designer may charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of the project’s total cost.
  • How will you stick to my budget? An interior designer should have a plan for staying within your budget, which includes full transparency of costs and flexibility when choosing materials and furnishings.  

Because an interior design project is highly collaborative and based on hard-to-define personal preferences, it’s most important to choose a designer who communicates clearly and listens closely to you.

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