Home Staging Testimonials
"Sandra Bouchard of Define by Redesign has become an integral and absolutely delightful component of my success as a realtor. With online marketing as the most utilized way for buyers today to preview properties, good quality photos highlighting a home's features are an absolute MUST HAVE! To quote Sandra, "You don't get a second chance to make a great first impression!"
I want my clients' properties to make the list of must see homes when they do head out for their tour of homes so my marketing program begins with a visit from Sandra. She is an expert at transforming the look of a room/home with the resources and budget given to her, and her ideas often result in the comment- "I never would have thought of that!" Her trained eye for color selection and knowing how buyers "read" rooms make her a master at preparing homes for photos without the staged look. She always arrives ahead of the scheduled appointment to allow time to assess the exterior of the home for its curb appeal, then methodically tours the home, making notes as she "shops" within the home for items that could be repurposed in another area. The transformation usually commences on the spot while the excitement and energy is peak, and she often revisits the property if other items are needed for purchase to re-check for the desired effect. Sandra is always respectful of a homeowner's sentiments and attachments to their items/decor and often checks in with the emotional state of the homeowner with the simple question, "Are you having fun yet?"
A measure of her success is shown when the homeowners will have her visit their next property to help them turn it into their new home through the placement and also selection of furniture, art, and selection of new colors. Truly one of my greatest finds which resulted in my success in the changing world of real estate came in 2004 when I was first introduced to Sandra Bouchard of Define by Redesign- Sandra, you're the best, and I thank you for helping me be the ultimate real estate professional!"
~Eleanor Osborn, Realtor, CBR, Relocation Agent & Office Ambassador
Century 21 Commonwealth
"You only get one chance to make a first impression, and Sandra Bouchard makes sure every first impression is a great one. Whatever the budget, she can make an ordinary home look extraordinary. Often she transforms a home before my very eyes, using just the furniture and decorative pieces that are already there, in only a couple of hours. I would never dream of listing a home without her input."
~Linda Wigren, Realtor
Century 21 Commonwealth
"We had the privilege of working with Sandra Bouchard in staging our home in Chestnut Hill. We received tremendous feedback from top brokers and potential buyers that our home showed better than any they had seen.
Sandra Bouchard is a tremendous resource in giving your property an edge—and in the current real estate market, you have to be creative. For a small investment, you can work with a top decorator and do everything possible within a budget to showcase your home. We highly recommend her."
& Janice M.
Chestnut Hill, MA
I would like to express my gratitude for all your guidance in redesigning my home for sale. It isn't often that I meet someone as knowledgeable and enthusiastic for their work. It's easy to tell that you truly love what you do and enjoy people.
I recall being skeptical as to whether your services would add value to my home sale and I must say you certainly convinced me in one house call what a great value you are."