Our process is what makes us unique. Results are really the only that matters in staging — and people don’t want to walk in a house and it feel like it is stale, or someone just threw some rental furniture in a home. They want it to feel alive, warm, and in a nutshell like home.
Not all home stagers are alike. Some rent furnishings and some have stores and use their own merchandise to stage with. We believe this really isn’t the thing that separates stagers amongst themselves. We think no 2 houses are alike and every house has qualities that make it unique and need to be called out and every house has some qualities that might need to be downplayed.
Since we have been in business since 2011, and our staff has been trained in visual merchandising, architecture, interior design and has been certified in staging this makes us very unique in our approach. Starting with talking to the homeowner, the investor, or the real estate agent we begin gathering feedback on the home. What they loved about the home, why they bought the home in the first place, how they used the space and what vision they have for the house. Then we talk to the realtor who is ultimately the one who is selling the home and ask for any input they might have.
Next we put our heads together and formulate what might be best suited in terms of the furniture and look of the home. We try to create “a story” for each house we do. It is very collaborative among these players. What is important is actually in the details. The details push the home over the edge to make someone want to buy the home. We spend hours thinking about the home before we even start staging it. If it has a mid-century feel, we throw in some really cool period pieces. If the home is an older bungalow, ultra contemporary just won’t work. We throw in some rustic, older pieces.
Then the fun begins. Every staged home is a little different. We curate and collect items to fit the personality and story of each home and then we go to town. It generally takes 2 days for us to get the furniture in and staged, but sometimes it is just a day, depending on the scale of the project.
Since image is everything we have some trusted photographers we highly recommend as well once the home is ready. We consider them a secret selling weapon as well. 92% of our homes sell within the first 60 days and for close to asking price.
Rebecca Schleifer – Home Staging Expert
What our clients are saying!
The MHT Team’s Houzz Review
Rebecca is one of the most talented home stagers and interior designers I have had the privilege to work with. Her eye for detail and ability to draw together what to most of us would be opposing colors and textures is simply a work of art. I love working with her and recommend her highly.
Josh Neitz’s Google Review
We have used Cardinal Designs well over a dozen times. Every time our properties were staged perfectly to the style of the house and done promptly. I can't thank them enough for always being there for us. Especially when we have called on them last second and they still find a way to meet our impossible demands. Thank you very much for helping us get top dollar for each of our properties. We highly recommend Cardinal Designs!!!!
Thi Chau’s Google Review
Rebecca was very pleasant and professional to work with. With her staging our townhouse was listed within three days And 4 offers. Her pricing is reasonable compared to others in the area and overall she has more contemporary and newer furniture. Will definitely be using cardinal designs again