We hired Amy…
I believe it is an extension of yourself. This is why I’m always excited to refer Amy. The homes she stages are always done beautifully and they sell within days. She’s a constant professional who loves what she does and it shows with every project she takes on.
-Justin Kline, Coldwell Banker
Amy came into…
my listing that was dated and obviously showed the older age of my client which was turning off the younger potential buyers. After a few days of work she had it turned into something right out of a modern catalog. There was a great attention to detail and placement of items that made it seem natural and upscale. The home still appealed to all audiences, but no one felt like they were looking at their grandparents house anymore. After the staging, I didn’t get any negative comments about how the house looked or that it didn’t appeal to clients. It was a great and profitable change!”
-Jane and Katie M.
I just wanted to let you know how thrilled my client is that her home went under agreement in only 1 day on the market! We had discussed pricing and I knew that if she invested in staging, she would receive that back in offers and then some. She was a bit hesitant, but trusted my judgement and was blown away by how right I was about what staging can do. You really impressed her with your ideas and abilities to showcase a home. I always felt that you had my needs and my client’s needs, at heart. I highly recommend you to all my sellers or anyone who wants to love their home even more than they already do! I have been blessed to have met you and hope to do business together for a long time to come. Thanks again!
-Jennifer Hafer – Berkshire Hathaway
I express my gratitude to Amy’s accomplishments in helping me and my clients accelerate the sale of numerous “esthetically challenging” properties. In 3 particular instances Amy was able to create design solutions to overcome obstacles that were inhibiting sales.
Northampton Townhouse: This was a ultra-modern, all-white, open-concept dwelling. The issue was nobody could figure out how to furnish the living/dining room. Amy created a workable traffic flow and injected warmth that did the trick.
Salisbury Ranch: This was a 1950’s one-story house with no personality, a wide narrow living room and a dark gloomy kitchen. After no offers in months, the house sold quickly after the staging.
Bethlehem Colonial: This 4 bedroom had a very unusual floorpan on the ground level. The wide and narrow open-concept living room and kitchen were flanked by a formal dining room and bedroom. Amy created clever seating areas, made the bedroom into a multi-purpose home office and a fun farm-style dining room. The house sold promptly, and the Buyer purchased most of the furniture!
Overall, Amy worked fast and at a reasonable cost. I have also referred her to personal friends who sometimes only wanted help with a “refresh”. We’ve all been happy.
I have “before and after” pictures of the above, and would be happy to share. Yours Truly
Bob Brown – Keller Williams Real Estate
I am writing a letter in recommendation of the team of Spun Design & Amy Bloom Coleman’s aesthetic design, restoration and consultation services. Like many other individuals, a new job opportunity took my family and I outside of the Lehigh Valley. Therefore, we hoped to implement a plan in advance of our move to realize a timely, fair sale of our home. While we implemented minor enhancements and a fair asking price, the net result was insufficient showings and feedback that indicated we were not “top of class” for the realistic value of our home. It became clear that a new strategy was needed.
In working with our realtor, we supported his opinion that price was not the only obstacle to the sale of our home. He indicated that the difference between our house selling and not selling was not due to our existing product (size, location, etc), but rather its interior, and exterior presentation to a demanding consumer base. We immediately engaged the services of Amy Coleman to provide an outside consultation.
Amy’s experience and expertise with the Lehigh Valley home base, marketing and consumer perspective were vital to developing a cost efficient, timely plan which would address potential deficiencies in our current product. She worked with us on illustrating what were issues, and how certain changes would yield superior results. We were very impressed in not just identifying things we knew, but more important things we were not able to see through a consumer perspective.
While we were not only impressed with her plan, we were overwhelmed with her ongoing, consistent communications throughout the process. This was especially comforting for me as I had not personally seen my house in many months, and did not have an immediate opportunity to get back to the area. Amy provided consistent pictures and updates throughout the entire transformation.
Following the process of upgrades and staging that occurred, our house was put back onto the market. We had ten showings in less than a week. We realized our first offer in that same time frame.
In summary, there are many reasons why a house does, or does not sell. However, we truly believe that the aesthetic improvements and staging provided by Amy Bloom Coleman were vital to the successful sale of our home. I would encourage any seller in this demanding market to utilize her consultative services in pursuit of selling their home.
Linda & Andrew – Easton