RESA 2016 Top 10 Home Staging Team of the Year

Home Staging Testimonials

Valerie is a true professional who will work hand in hand with your client to maximize the presentation of the home. Val is hardworking and honest. She works tirelessly until the project is complete. She will accompany me on a listing presentation as well as touch up for a virtual tour! I use her services for all of my clients and staging truly helps the sale! I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!

Catherine Lindstadt
Prudential Douglas Elliman
Northport, NY

Selling a house can be a tricky task and we knew we had a challenge ahead of use when we wanted to sell our house quickly in such uncertain market conditions. Another issue faced us; we own a two bedroom house with an open floor plan. So how do you sell a small two bedroom, two bath house with a great room? We knew it was a very small audience we would be marketing to so when our real estate suggested hiring a staging company we were definitely open to the idea. In came Val and Moe of Staged to Sell NY. At first meeting we were very skeptical but as the consultation continued we were willing to take a gamble that their suggestions would really make a difference. We dove in and invested money up front to get our house "market ready". Val and Moe were amazing! They came and transformed our lived in home to a home that could have been in a magazine.

The "wow factor" of our staged house allowed us to sell our home within two weeks and get list price for our home. They made the transition form lived in to market ready as easy as one can imagine. They handled all the details for us and helped us tremendously. I would highly recommend their services and can only encourage people who are thinking about staging their home to give Val and Moe a chance. Staging works!

Susan & Jeff

After 34 unsuccessful months of having my home in Old Brookville, NY on the market and listing it with three of the major real estate firms in that area I knew something had to be wrong.

As I was nearing the end of my third contract and at my wits end with frustration, I decided to investigate staging. The broker that I had at the time said "it's nothing but a waste of time and money and it's unnecessary" yet could offer no logical explanation as to why my house, which was listed below market value, had not sold.

While staging was unfamiliar to me, I decided to Google "stagers in Nassau County", and while there were several listed, I was drawn for some reason to Staged 2 Sell's website. My call that day was received by Val Allocco who couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. We set up an appointment to walk through the house that following Saturday and it was at that time that I first got to meet Val and Moe, (who I would later fondly refer to as my guardian angels). We sat for 20 minutes at the kitchen table and they gave me an outline of what staging actually meant and the process involved to properly accomplish it.

One week later, to the day, we had another meeting and Val and Moe presented me with a nine page detailed report on their findings and suggestions. While the S2SNY list was extensive, it was relatively simple in nature; it involved performing creative tasks that would make an extraordinary difference throughout the home by creating a neutral palette as a backdrop for the newly purchased/leased/relocated furnishings, art and accessories which would simultaneously depersonalize the home. It was genius, I was ready to stage!

Over the next seven weeks Val and Moe’s efforts were tireless and their passion and dedication relentless; for me what could have easily become an overwhelming undertaking, they made simple, painless and affordable. Knowing, understanding and appreciating my time constraints and budget they literally commenced work immediately and to my surprise began shopping that very same afternoon. After nearly three long years I was now confident I was going to sell my home.

Within 45 days of relisting the house with a new broker my home was in contract with an all-cash buyer and we closed and were moved out 30 days later.

Val and Moe, while each having their own unique abilities and personalities, work in unity and complement each other's talents with perfection. I've only known Val and Moe for 10 short months yet I feel as if I've know them for a lifetime - they have become like family. They removed an enormous amount of stress, tension and pressure from my life and for that I will always be indebted to them.

To sum it up I know I could not have met two more passionate, selfless, caring, talented, smart, hard-working and able-bodied young women no matter how hard I tried. With that being said, I wholeheartedly recommend, endorse and support Staged 2 Sell NY for each and every design/staging project that you may endeavor to undertake.

Many people might say "I can do that myself" I say "leave it to the professionals"!
John O'Brien
Old Brookville, NY

Dear Val,
Thank you so much for a terrific job of staging 7 North Lewis in Rockville Centre. The seller was very receptive to all your suggestions and impressed by your soft professional approach.

Best regards,
Katherine Timms
Coach Realtors
Branch Manager

Hi Val,
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts regarding our new homes in Old Westbury. Your professionalism and hard work were greatly appreciated. Every potential buyer commented on the beautiful furniture. I firmly believe that your staging helped us to sell our houses faster than if we didn't use your services. In the future should a need arise for "staging" a house that we are selling, you can be certain that you'll be the first person we call.

Best regards,
Maurice F.
VP, Dennis Organization, Inc.

It (the staging) was especially valuable to me, given that our house was a relatively "unimproved" house with 1970's kitchen and 1950's bath and many people cannot appreciate the possibilities. Also, the fact that we had moved out increased the importance of "illustrating" the house's various living spaces, and also not leaving prospective buyers with the feeling that they could lowball an offer because no one was "living" there, thus implying a desperate seller.
Seth P.

I just walked through the Cove Road residence. You have done something very few people have ever done. You have totally exceeded my high expectations. The house staging looks amazing! There is no doubt in my mind that what you have accomplished will help me make the sale. Thank you!
Eric F.

Dear Val,
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my love for your services! The houses you have staged for me have sold in less than 60 days and had multiple offers!!! You have always been kind and professional, easing the transition for my homeowners. Staging maximizes the potential of any home on the market, and has come to be an essential part of the sale. Combined with the right price, staging will appeal to today's buyers who want the most out of their dollar. Not only have you become a key player in my real estate team, but you have also become a great friend. Thank you for your tireless efforts and creative eye for design!!

Lauren Adelson
Century 21 Prevete

Thank you Val for all of your help in staging Megan's home. We worked diligently to do many of the things you suggested and still have some work to do. I understand from Megan you are bringing several things to the house later today. It really does look like we will be ready for Sunday thanks to your help. I know I will be using your services for all of my listings and I will be promoting you to the other managers and their agents.
Best Regards,
Charlotte VanderWaags
Manager/ Coach Realtors
Williston Division

There was this house that was on the market for over a year with another company. Valerie came in, moved some things out and changed other things around. We had two offers in 45 days.
Laurie Mindnich
Options Realty

Valerie is detailed oriented and a people person. Her creative way of staging vacant homes as well as the lived in resales, has set her apart from the rest. Her cost effective service helps to sell homes in a quick and satisfying manner.
Pam Holland
Ireland Gannon Associates

I have known Val for the past three years and have worked with her on numerous projects. Val is a true professional, and will go above and beyond for her clients and colleagues. If you want something done correctly, ask Val to do it.
Linda Pollock
Setting The Stage LLC

Dear Val,
I am delighted with the results of "Staging To Sell." Just about every person that walked through my house complemented me on the design/decor of my home. It made people want to spend more time here and that gave me more potential buyers. My home sold in 5 weeks despite the severe downturn in the real estate market and I am convinced that your service made all the difference. Plus, I'm keeping my living room furniture in the same configuration in my new home, because it feels so cozy and inviting.

You are truly a professional and so easy to work with. Your future clients will benefit greatly from your expertise and flair!

Vicky Hauser