Hi, I’m Keisha Tompkins and I am a Home Stager.
The Goal of staging is to enhance the appeal of a home while maintaining its design integrity.
While some homes are staged when they are vacant, others are partially staged, incorporating the seller’s furnishings with the stager’s in a coordinated way to create a look that best represent the property.
Stagers make each room feel less personal by editing out older furniture and minimizing clutter.
Thoughtful furniture installation and placement give a buyer an understanding of how to use a space or how to best arrange their own furnishings.
WHY STAGE YOUR HOME?
Staging a home is an investment. A thorough and professional staging effort can be the leading reason a property sells quickly, and in many cases for over the asking price. If a
property is styled and furnished in good taste, with flair, it translates into competitive offers, increased demand and a higher sale price. The benefits of marketing a home that has
been thoroughly styled and prepared for the broader buying audience outweighs the initial expenses and yields a far greater return.
Staging should help potential buyers see how a property will fit their lifestyle. A staged home will show better than empty properties. It’s important to trust your real estate agent, who knows the value of not being penny wise and pound foolish, but to see beyond the cash outlay to the final sale.
A stylish interior is inviting and because everyone’s aesthetic is not the same, we use a neutral palette while adding highlights of color. My job is to add the pizzazz!
Most importantly, staging and styling “animate” a home by adding a fresh light feeling. Not all staging is created equal: while some prefer to show an interior as if in a magazine, my take is more basic: to suggest a simple, relaxed lifestyle that might make a prospective buyer feel “at home” in this property. Contrary to what one might assume, staging goes
beyond furniture placement and filling a house with inventory. Basic furniture installation and placement give a buyer an understanding of how to use a space or how to best place their own furnishings.
For me, staging is about creating style that inspires a buyer’s excitement as they visualize themselves emotionally and physically “at home” in the house.
NOW, let’s get started!
“I had the opportunity to work with Keisha Tompkins of KT Diva & Designs Home Staging to assist me with staging my home for sale. What an unexpected pleasure. When Keisha arrived, we spent an hour or so walking through my home with her giving me very specific suggestions of how to prepare my home for resale. She explained to me the reasons why she was making her recommendations and helped me to see how to prepare my home to ensure it looked larger and inviting, taking advantage of the specific features that would be important to clients. She took notes and later sent her specific recommendations. Later, after I had followed her directions, she came back and helped me rearrange my furniture which made a significant difference.
Keisha was a pleasure to work with – she was on time, on target and very professional. I actually may want to have her come into my new home to take advantage of her design talent. I would highly recommend her and expect her work to make a difference in my ability to sale my home quickly and at a higher price. She is truly a magician.” –JoAnn Brown Leveraging Leadership, LLC
“Keisha, Just wanted to say thank you for your help with staging my house. And also apologize if you ever went on line and looked at the pictures, because the photographer did not come on the scheduled day, and I did not know to stage it when I left the next day. But I did have it set up like you said every day it was showing, and a couple who saw it the very first day it went on the market made an offer, which we are scheduled to close on May 11th. So thank you, thank you, thank you! You’re awesome!” -Kathleen Torran
Keisha did an outstanding job getting my home ready to sell! We had things all over the place and she came in and gave us instructions on what to do and our home went under contract in less than 15 days! She is a sweet person and has the passion for her business. Sylvia Jefferson