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Hiring a professional you can trust is important, whether it's selling your home and wanting top dollar, or revamping your new or existing home. Below are some testimonials from clients I have worked with. Hiring a professional, rather than a hobbyist is important. Here's a link to Staged for Upsell's portfolio.
My husband Rick and I had our vacant home staged by Joanna after it had been on the market for quite some time without any offers. Within a week of the staging we had multiple offers on our home and did indeed sell it. We couldn’t be happier with Joanna and our experience. She is very professional and does exactly what she says she will do. We were both very excited and more than satisfied with her staging. Our place looked GREAT! We would highly recommend “Staged For Upsell”.Louise & Rick Deviller
As a busy real estate professional, I am always happy to work with Staged for Upsell. Joanna is wonderful with my clients and offers fantastic advice for showing a home to look its most beautiful! Whether a consult for a home Seller or a full staging job, Joanna is always prompt, professional, and the stunning results speak for themselves!Jacqui Rostek, Sutton Group Professional Realty
I don't give reviews very often and rarely give 5 stars but it is with a full heart that I make my selection of 5 stars today. We recently had an opportunity to relocate out of province. Everything happened quickly. We purchased a new house before our own was even on the market. We were scared about covering 2 mortgages, we were emotional about leaving our awesome neighborhood and we were really busy with careers and young children. Initial feedback on our house was positive so we were pretty sure it would sell quickly. We emptied the house and crossed our fingers. The interest in the home declined, other homes came up on the market and sold while ours waited for an offer. We were stressed and we weren't sleeping. Out of the blue, my FB feed suggested I check out Staged For Upsell. I called that morning and Joanna was eager to offer her guidance. She took care of everything and made our home look as beautiful as I always would have wanted it to look. I just didn't have the design talent to put it all together and I wasn't in the province to even try to make it happen myself. As soon as we posted our new professional photos with her staging, we went from having a showing a week (if we were lucky) to up to 2 showings a day. A firm offer came in really quickly so we did not need to extend the staging beyond the initial month. This would NOT have happened had we not solicited the support of Joanna. It made the difference. A new family were given a chance to fall in love with the house that we were sad to be leaving and we were able to move on with our own new adventure. I only wish Joanna could set up my new home. I know she could do some absolutely incredible things with it. Perhaps she will expand her business to NB.Rochelle Chisholm
I would like to share the wonderful experience that my husband and I had with Joanna Lane of Staged for Upsell. I first met Joanna when she staged our house to prepare it for sale. The market was not great at the time and we wanted to purchase another home. Joanna has an amazing eye for every little detail. She asks lots of questions to find out your likes and dislikes. Then she is able to pull everything together. My husband and I purchased a house on the lake. The land and view was gorgeous but the house needed a complete renovation to meet the style we were looking for. Joanna helped us all the way through by listening to our wants and advising us about options and what would look the best. She purchased a lot of our decorations, rugs and furniture for us and then helped put it all together. Joanna has a very warm and friendly personality . She is a pleasure to work with. The house we bought was just a house but now it is my dream home. I owe a huge thank-you to Joanna for all of her help in making this happen.Lisa Zwicker
Joanna did an amazing job for my most recent listing at 11 Fleming Drive. We had an accepted offer in 1 day and I know a big part of the wow factor came from her staging (home owners did an amazing job with the renovations too). She was professional, on time, and very detail oriented. I would happily recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home quickly or to make their existing space amazing while they live there. Thank you Joanna!Krista Jensen, Royal LePage Atlantic
Unique and remarkable taste, can transform any space to a dream like home!Basem Farid, Basem Farid Photography – Real Estate Photographer
We were initially skeptical about how much difference a home stager could make in the sale of our home. After our experience with Joanna we are skeptical no more! Our condo which stood on the market for three months was sold within the month after Joanna staged our home. It looked so stylish, we almost wanted to move back in! Not only is she talented, she is a friendly person to work with. I could not recommend her services more.Alicia Stirling
Had the pleasure of working with Joanna on a condo listing I have. The space was very dull an uninspired so I had her come in and work her magic. I must say I was very impressed. The whole process went smooth and Joanna is a very easy person to work with. The space completely transformed and I couldn’t be happier. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional stager. Thank you so much Joanna.Michael Walling, Realtor at Bryant Realty
Staged for Upsell does exactly what its name suggests. This company, owned and operated by Joanna Lane, stages properties so beautifully that they sell much faster and for more money!
Joanna Lane’s business acumen is second to none as she approaches her staging business from a much broader perspective than most stagers. Not only does Joanna have a marvellous sense of style and understand the best way to present homes in their best light whether it is spatial considerations or the need to de-personalize and make homes flow better, she provides a quality, staging product that sells.
Joanna is also a marketing guru and incorporates her use of social media and web presence to best market her staged homes. Whether participating in tweets or Facebook posts to ensure that her staged properties get additional visibility, she goes far beyond that with every clients she services. She organizes and co-ordinates agent open houses and uses every tool in her kit to ensure the property gets exposure everywhere it can.
Clients love Joanna as she cares about them, their property and getting it sold. This comes through in everything she does and it is our pleasure to promote her for the impeccable service and marvellous work she does.Donna Harding, Donna Harding Team
Joanna is my go-to girl for home staging! She’s got that keen eye for decorum and control over space you want in a staging professional, but it’s her personality and way with clients that make her stand out. Confident, professional, respectful and kind are words that describe, Joanna. What good is a home stager if the client doesn’t buy into the suggestions. Joanna has that ability to bring out the best in a home through a client who has appreciated her suggestions and bought into her plan to help them help themselves. She’s the best, that’s why I recommend her. That simple.Scott Moulton, Platinum Group – Sutton Group Professional Realty
Heather and I recently put our house up for sale. It was empty and just didn’t put out a good vibe. Our agent highly recommended that we bring in “Staged for Upsell”. Staging a home was new to us so we were a little unsure at first. We met with Joanna and decided to go ahead with staging. Within a day we were both in awe of the new look. Joanna was professional working with us and staging the house! We are 100% confident that “Staged for Upsell” was a huge part of our quick sale and would never sell again without Joanna involved!Bruce Murray
Working with Joanna was a charm, she is very helpful and charismatic with sellers. Selling a home is never an easy process but she makes it as simple as can be and your house attractive to many prospects as possible. She will take the time and won’t rush anybody.
If you are a Realtor and would like to try staging a listing consider calling Joanna to discuss, if you are a seller call her to book a NO obligation consult to help you make the best decisions as where to invest some money prior to selling.Melanie Leblanc, Re/Max Nova
Joanna was of great help, she is motivated and inspired! She staged our home, giving it a warm and cozy ambiance with her top quality furniture. She has a great vision and she is very meticulous, paying attention to every detail. She will listen to your needs and make sure you are satisfied. I recommend Staged For Upsell for an awesome, personalized, quality service at a good price.V. Fabre
As a quality New Home Builder we recently had the chance to work with Joanna with her company “Staged For Upsell”. We were very pleased with her positive attitude, knowledge & her ability to meet our quick dead line for an upcoming open house. She provided a very positive professional experience using quality Furniture which she uses to stage all of her properties; Based on our experience; we would recommend her services to anyone.
Great job Joanna, the place looks fantastic!Mark Manuel, Highmark Custom Home Builders Ltd.
Working with Joanna was a pleasure! I had one particular property that was listed for over a year. We took it off the market, and then a few months later hired Joanna to offer tips on how to best stage the property – we had an offer within two months of relisting! She is friendly, professional, and incredibly artistic. I would not hesitate to recommend Joanna to everyone I can!Cassandra Adams, Sutton Group Professional Realty
We hired Staged for Upsell to stage our home while it was listed for sale. Joanna was friendly and great to work with! She was able to come in and stage our home on a short timeline. The furniture and décor were lovely and modern. Her staging brought out the best in our home. She was also very flexible in terms of payment arrangements, which we greatly appreciated. We highly recommend working with Joanna if you are thinking of staging your home!Lindsay Berrigan
Joanna Lane is a very professional and thorough stager and owner of Staged for Upsell! She is great at what she does and she does an incredible job with her clients. I have worked with her on several occasions and would not hesitate in recommending her. She is very personable and that comes out in her work. She is hip and knows what types of furnishing and finishes your home needs to show with and SELL! Give her a call you won’t be disappointed!Karina Sanford
This was my first time hiring a home stager. I was sceptical of the difference that would come from a home stager. Joanna broke down all of my concerns immediately. I felt very comfortable with the process. Very professional in her approach to turning my home into a home that would show well to future buyers. From the initial meeting, to the discussion of what she would be doing down to price and delivery of items was on time on on budget.
I would recommend Joanna to everyone as the go to home stager in Halifax and surrounding areas.Steve Schwartz, Sutton Group Professional Realty
Monaco Investments is a developing company based in Halifax Nova Scotia we recently finished a 32 unit condo building and we had the pleasure to hire Ms. Joanna Lane of Staged for Upsell to stage our model suite. We found Ms. Lane and her company to be very professional and dedicated, they did an absolutely amazing job within the budget that was allocated, and we found them to be fair and courteous. As well they were organized and the work was completed on time and as promised.
We highly recommend Ms. Lane and her Company and we will definitely be working with her in the future.Wadih, B. Jabbour. P.Eng., Monaco Investments
Best in HRM…Trust me… And results matter… An accepted offer within 24 hrs of listing your property is a good thing… And the Staged for Upsell consult was worth every penny…Mike BeBee, Sutton Group Professional Realty
I recently needed a home staged in very short order for a client and a colleague recommended Joanna at Staged for Upsell. From the moment I contacted Joanna, I felt confident that she would do a great job for me and my clients. I found Joanna to be very flexible when it came to working around our busy schedule. Joanna is very professional and has a keen eye for detail when it comes to helping a home look its best. I will definitely be contacting her again and have recommended her to colleagues in need of assistance.Russ Manderville, Keller Williams Reatly
Staged for upsell did a an excellent job. The house looked great, I’d definitely recommend their services. They utilized the space very well, creating a sense of welcoming comfort but also elegance.Marcos Kleming