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M S Design
from 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie B.
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Marishka did staging for my house that I was putting on the market for sale. For starters, I'm not sure how she even managed to rearrange my things into an almost entirely different layout but wow did it look good. I was shocked and never thought it would be possible to make such drastic changes with all of my existing things. It sounds corny, but watching her work is almost like watching a conductor of a symphony - she is very inspired, almost immediately. To top all of that off, my house sold in ONE DAY on the market (January 2014). The first people to look at the house made an offer the next day. I am confident that Marishka's design work and staging made a huge difference in everyone's perceptions of my home (including my own). Thank you for your excellent work, Marishka - we will be consulting your expertise in the future!


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T.O.P.S. Real Property Management is a limited liability corporation. We have been in business since 2007 and still rising. Our company's primary goal is to rebuild communities and in return rebuilding your neighborhood. We are the go-to guys for property investments, real estate wholesales, rehabs, flipping, trash outs, property preservation and most importantly rebuilding our communities. If you have a property that's just sitting and rotting away causing your neighbor's property to drop in value, or you just inherited it, or you're about to pose your place to the lender, and you just don't have the means to fix your property to be placed back on the market for sale, let us buy it from you with a solid cash offer and closing in days, call us today. We are an eco-friendly organization, using only eco-friendly products and building materials for our projects, so your neighborhood stays clean and safe. We take "P.R.I.D.E." in our company, so we will be proud to serve you. Thank you for your time log on to our website to see what we can do for you.


We work on publications/educations/maintenance. We buy wrecked houses, fix them and either sell them or rent them out.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We are real estate professionals and art professionals who get homes ready to sell and list. We also are certified to oversee remodel work and provide contractors to do the job. We are also trained decorators, so we can help to pick out paint colors and arrange furniture for the best home value. We also paint and provide updating services.


Selling residential real estate in the Houston and surrounding areas for more than 15 yrs. I am offering many services to fit individual needs. 1. Staging including updating and cleaning before listing your home and no fees upfront! 2. Senior Citizen Real Estate (call for our specials) 3. Marketing your home for sale (call for a list) 4. Buyer's agents to represent you on your new or previously owned home. 5. Lease homes. 6. Don't let your home go into foreclosure. Let us show you how we can stop the foreclosure process at no cost. No tricks or scams, we work with your mortgage company. Many other offers are available so call us and let us help you make your transition a smooth one!


Are you buying a Home? Has looking for a house left you even more confused? Today, there are so many choices when it comes to finding the right home, including the following: * Which neighborhood? (Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, Kelliwood, Nottingham, Falcon Ranch, Green Trails) * Which schools? (Katy Independent School District, Royal Independent School District) * Which house? * What can I afford? * How do I start the loan process? Helping people find the home of their dreams is my passion. I am committed to providing personalized service and dedicated to finding exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are upsizing or downsizing or transferring to the Katy area for the first time, I will make the transition very smooth. I am your Katy specialist. I have the information you need when considering buying. Things to do in Katy: Do you want to know about parks, playgrounds, lakes, golf course, churches, natures walk, museums, shops, medical centers, or grocery stores in Katy? Are you selling your home? I specialize in the listing and marketing of homes for sale. I know what it takes to get top-dollar for your home. Do you need an interior decorator? When I list your home, you get a professional consultation from an interior designer. We will get your house “model-home” ready by staging and accentuating your home's best features.

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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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