March 27, 2014
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” Carissa completely staged our large Millswood home ready for sale, and did an absolutely stunning job!  She listened to my opinions and concerns and worked my ideas in to hers resulting in a beautifully presented home and outdoor area, both modern and in keeping with the style of the house.  The custom artwork recommended by Carissa put the finishing touches on the presentation and every room looked perfect.  I highly recommend Upstaged Home Staging not only for excellent staging, but for excellent customer service and patience”.

Marta, Millswood

“I have worked with Carissa many times, and she has successfully styled many of my properties over the years. Carissa has a natural flair for styling, and interior design, and produces stunning results every time. Along with her excellent level of service & professionalism, Carissa is also a pleasure to deal with & extremely accommodating – my clients have all commented on how comfortable they are dealing with her!  I would not hesitate on recommending Carissa, and feel she is the perfect choice when it comes to preparing your home for sale!”

Len Allington – Toop and Toop Real Estate

“As always you are so lovely to deal with and incredibly professional.  You are the only person we have dealt with lately that takes pride in their work and is so efficient and organised.  A true breath of fresh air”

Angela – Greenwith

You can tell Carissa has a passion for what she does, and this is evident through her work as a home stylist.  Carissa put so much effort and care in to staging my home, and her attention to detail was amazing!  I didn’t even see or realize some of the things she picked up almost instantly, and she had a wealth of information and knowledge to share with me on improving the appearance of my home. I thank Carissa for making me feel very comfortable through the whole staging process, and for taking years off of the appearance of my home.  I am now reaping the rewards, and enjoying life in my new home!”

Helen, Modbury Heights

A friend recommended Upstaged Home Staging to me when we were thinking of putting our home up for sale.  I knew our home wasn’t presented at its best, but with 2 young children, and a demanding job, the thought of going through every room and fixing up the broken blinds, chipped paint and sorting through all the toys and clothes was out of the question!  I called Carissa anyway to see what she would suggest, and I’m so glad I did!  In one consultation, Carissa gave me helpful tips and ideas to start sorting through each and every room, and broke the whole project down in to small and manageable tasks.  Better yet, when we did sell our home (2 short weeks after Carissa worked her magic) majority of the packing and sorting was already done, and the move in to our new place was a breeze.  For such a small investment, the results were truly amazing.  Thank you Upstaged Home Staging for getting our home sold, and for making the whole process such a joy”!

Debra and Sam, Golden Grove

I’ve been in the real estate industry for years and I’ve met several folk who think they can style their own home DIY. “We’ve watched it on TV,” they tell me.  I’ve personally sold hundreds of houses in my time and you’d think after all this time as an agent I’d have developed an eye. I remember I had a go at styling a client’s house once and the photographer bluntly whispered, “don’t give up you day job!” Guess what? It’s really not as easy it is appears.   The property I had on the market at Warren Road was neat and tidy looking and was a great first home buyer purchase. The bathroom and kitchen were new and the colour scheme was neutral – all the things buyers are looking for. Unfortunately neutral doesn’t always translate photographically into that ‘wow’ factor, which is absolutely essential for an online presence. Carissa turned something that was merely pleasant into, “I offer you a lifestyle, come buy me.” Right down to the little finishing touches she styled the property like it was her own. I was inundated with compliments from the buyers who inspected the property and who were delighted with the presentation. Ultimately though, the proof in the pudding is the amount of days on the market. The property ended up sold in just a few weeks whilst other surrounding properties were struggling away for months. Carissa has a real talent for styling, and just as importantly, is warm and approachable in her demeanour. I do not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone thinking of selling”.

Rebecca Foster Real Estate Sales Consultant

“Good news, our property has been sold! It only took one open and the furniture was a hit – the new owner even asked if they could buy the furniture! I’m sure it was a key factor in selling so quickly so thanks a lot!”

Adam, Camden Park

It is a pleasure to write a testimonial for Carissa. She was extremely obliging and very pleasant from day one.  She was also extremely prompt, reliable and very professional throughout.  The furniture and styling we had done was of excellent quality and complimented the house very well.  I am sure that the house sold quickly because of the beautiful presentation with the furniture and styling be Carissa!  I would not hesitate to recommend Carissa from Upstaged Home Staging  to anyone looking to style and present their house for sale.”

Sandra, Blackwood