I hired Carol to assist in getting my home ready to be sold. Carol is kind, understanding, and efficient. She provided clear instructions on what was needed and also purchased items for our home which made the rooms more appealing. Carol is truly invested in wanting to provide you with the best service she can give. I would use Carol's services again and would recommend her to anyone for staging and decorating.
- Janine Kolinsky
After purchasing my house and getting the basics done, I needed help decorating. I wanted a modern feel, but not a cold feel, for my home. Carol was able to achieve that and more. She is extremely budget conscious and time sensitive. Carol was quick to assess what items needed to be added or repurposed for another room. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Carol is the utmost professional and so very patient and kind. Her follow-up is like nothing I have ever experienced. She always wants to ensure that you are 100% satisfied. That’s customer service at its best!
- Gail Anderson
I am glad that I worked with Carol. In the beginning, I was skeptical about the efficacy of an on-line staging session, but within a few minutes of the session, I realized I was wrong. She has an incredible eye for isolating areas to enhance property value and generate the best bang for your buck. Her guidance extended beyond staging; she acted as a trusted consigliere in providing references for service providers (photographers, handyman, etc.) and honest and prompt feedback to my texts. I recommend Carol wholeheartedly; engaging her will be your best investment.
I was very pleased with Carol and the work she did to stage our house for sale. Her style, creativity and ability to transform rooms without spending a lot was very evident. She's knowledgable about what buyers want and was able to make a big impact even with small changes. She has a great eye for color and room balance. In several rooms she suggested we remove extraneous pieces of furniture and it truly opened the rooms up. Carol is extremely easy to work with and I appreciated her willingness to either let me shop for the items, or when I was running out of time she would do the shopping. And she was genuinely concerned about our home, texting me about ideas after she'd visit. At our open house the first weekend we had over 27 families who had seen photos of our home! Carol is very reasonable in her pricing and can save the homeowner a lot of time running around to find the "perfect" comforter or pillow! I would highly recommend Carol if you're thinking of selling your home.
- Barbara Garand
I could go on about the various aspects of staging & design, but really it comes down to one item: did Carol's work help sell the house: YES, we sold our house on the first day it was listed and I have to believe Carol's contribution in styling & design helped accomplish this end goal, we all want to sell the houzz.
- Don Jackson
I have recently moved and did not know where to begin with the open spaces and walls in my house. Carol lead me in the right direction! She helped me decorate and gave me ideas to make my house look more like a home. Carol is so creative and I loved all her ideas! She is really talented as a decorator. I could not recommend her more!
I was about to put a new real estate listing on the market when an associate of mine suggested I consult a home stager. Time was of the essence as the I had one week before the broker open house. I called Carol and she immediately called my client to set up an appointment to meet with her. It is no easy task to stage an 8000sf home in such a short period of time but Carol did it. My client was as thrilled as I was with the results. The feedback from the open house was how beautifully the home was staged. Carol is a true professional and I will use her exclusively from this point forward!!!!
- Jim Hallinan
I highly recommend Carol. She came by and told us exactly what to do to sell the house quickly. She came with suggestions of contractors to complete the work she thought we should do, which was also very helpful. We did everything she suggested and received multiple offers for selling the house and went over the asking price. Carol was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We've referred her to a number of friends and family who have also been just as happy with her work.
- Brittani Bunney
Carol came out to help us stage our home for sale, I took several pages of notes reflecting her suggestions. She initially help move things, omit objects and sometimes advised us on planning we didn’t quite understand but once we were 80% through the project we started seeing her vision. Carol followed up a few days later asking for pictures of the changes we had made. She contacted us a number of times and continued to tweak her design via pictures until she was satisfied. We were thrilled at the final product and how the house shows for potential buyers. Carol is professional, warm, friendly and easy to work with and i would highly recommend her service.
- Margaret Cassidy
Carol is spectacular! Not only does she have an exquisite eye for bringing out the best your home has to offer, she also listens to and invites your input. Carol suggested moving some furniture around, and it made a huge impact! Her hands on approach got everything moving quickly. I highly recommend Carol’s services! She made an effective and strategic contribution to getting our home ready for the market!
- Satisfied Client
Carol is awesome! She transformed my house into a cozy home in less than a week. She has a gift with color and scale but most importantly she did it on my limited budget. Carol's passion and experience made her a pleasure to work with. We hired Carol to stage our house for resale and now my family and I don't want to move!
- Barbara Boucher
Carol is a detail oriented staging professional who has a no pressure approach to selling her ideas and services. Over the years, she has consistently proven to be an asset in the selling process.
– Diane Eisner Stroud / Remax Properties
Carol was great to work with and transformed my living room and dining room. She had great ideas and made the process simple and efficient. Highly recommend if you’re looking to update your home.
- Satisfied Client
Carol consistently provides expert professional assistance with my Real Estate listings. Her ability to communicate with sellers tactfully and professionally combined with her understanding of what today's buyers need to visualize a property as their future home is a winning combination. The end result is appealing, inviting and neutral spaces, great feedback, happy Sellers and Buyers, and Agents.
- Realtor Suzanne Cooper
Carol help me to update and stage my home. She has a great eye for details and help us to pick the perfect paint colors, new soft furnishings and helped us reorganized existing furnishing to enhance the warmth and flow of our our home. Carol recommended contractors that were skilled and showed up time to complete the updates. She was very responsive to our questions and had excellent followup.
I highly recommend her for your next home project.
– Bo Daley
“Carol has a good eye and did an excellent job staging our home. She is quick, efficient and very considerate of our budget. I would hire Carol again if I have to stage a house or redecorate. I strongly recommend Staging by Carol for potential sellers.”
“We hired Carol to help us prepare our house for sale. She was wonderful to work with and our house sold at the open house the first day on the market above list price. Amazing results amazing professional thanks so much!”
Carol helped me stage our house for The Woman's Club of Ridgewood House Tour annual fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting local charities. She was wonderful in donating her time to this project and this cause. Carol was amazing, focused, diligent, and very patient with me. She helped me clean out years of accumulated junk, organize books and other materials and helped showcase the best aspects of the house using existing furniture and accessories. She also did a superb job highlighting objects from travels and other unique elements turning our home appealing to all the visitors that day. They talked about our gorgeous house for years to come.
– Anita Srivastava
“I am very pleased with my office remodeling job. Carol was very professional and took into consideration my preferences and budget. I would definitely hire her again for any remodeling or staging job”.
“Carol @ Staging by Carol is AMAZING! I was referred to her from my realtor prior to putting my house on the market. My split-level house isn't very big but Carol staged it in a way to make it feel larger and more inviting. She immediately transformed my living room by rearranging the furniture, taking some pieces out, and adding in some pieces. She really opened up the space, which was important because this was the first room buyers would see upon entering my house. Carol did the same for the rest of my house. She walked me through each room and made changes and recommendations. Carol works with what you already have. There were a few things I had to buy to add the finishing touches but it wasn't much. After my house was staged, I said to myself "Do I really want to move?"
Carol has a keen eye for interior design. She works with you throughout the entire process even once she leaves your home. It was definitely a smart move and money well spent hiring Carol to stage my house. It was under contract in 1 WEEK!! I look forward to working with Carol again when I decorate my new home.”
– Janice Shikhman
I have used Carol several times to stage homes before I put them on the market to sell. She has an amazing eye . She can walk into a home and instantly see small changes that make a huge difference! Her prices are very reasonable. The homes she stages sell quickly . All of my clients have been incredibly satisfied with her work. I highly recommend Carol for all of your staging needs.
- Kathy Platt
Terrie O'Connor Realtors
“Carol helped me redesign my master bathroom. She's a professional and a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of the products involved was vast. She had creative design ideas that would have never occurred to me, but look great! She also recommended a great contractor to do the work.”
“I would like thank you for your completion of the staging. I would be correct in stating that the house went under contract within a week after you were finished. While we all know that the house and the buyer have to match up to each other, I am sure that the positive changes you provided helped in the sale. Thanks for your help. I will see what I can do to send future sales your way.”
–Bruce Rigg/ Weichert Realtors
“This is my first project with Carol. I had seen her work and was impressed with the results. I asked to help me "polish up" my living room, which had some nice furniture, but not a lot of style and was visually awkward. She was able to incorporate great ideas while keeping to the character of the house. I admired her ability to maximize the budget I had with smart shopping and by re-purposing furniture I had in other rooms.
Overall, I liked the enthusiasm and creativity Carol brought to the project, and will use her services again in the future.”
– A. Delalio
“I have used Carol for years for staging homes for real estate. She does a great job, no nonsense, gets it done. She has great taste and makes the property look great.”
– Patty Davis / Keller Williams Realty
“Carol was a pleasure with whom to work and knew what worked well in my home in terms of style, color and sizing. She has an excellent eye and can work within your budget to create the decor and look you desire.We found a beautiful dining room set, dishes, flatware and accessories for my dining and family rooms. We are working on finding a rug and lighting for the dining room too. She has been a tremendous resource for me and a huge part of helping with decorating decisions to make my home beautiful. I highly recommend her.”
“Carol Wilkinson is the consummate professional. Her taste is exquisite and her sensibilities are right on.
Online photographs of a new listing are the public's first introduction to that home and one does not have a second chance to make a first impression. That is why one needs Staging by Carol. She knows how furniture needs to be rearranged and she knows where to make the sometimes small changes that make all the difference to a room and a home. Her fees are very reasonable and she knows where to purchase those necessary items that don't break the bank. She has access to excellent contractors as well.
I highly recommend Carol and her services to sell your property for the most amount of money and in the least amount of days”
– Renee Paget / Remax Properties