Clare – North London
I had always been sceptical about the whole concept of ‘home staging’ – but faced with the logistical challenges of having to sell a small London flat from a distance in the middle of a pandemic, I put scepticism aside and contacted Suzanne for help. Best decision ever!
After five years of occupation by tenants, the flat was looking distinctly tired and down=at-heel, but within a month Suzanne had completely transformed it – arranging for it to be redecorated throughout, recarpeted and displayed to its very best advantage. She took care of every last detail, and our estate agent was bowled over by the change. It went on the market looking like an Ideal Home for a first-time buyer, and within a few days we had received not only a flurry of interest but two offers above the asking price.
In addition to her professional flair and her efficiency in getting things done fast, Suzanne took a warm personal interest in the project and was a delight to deal with. Cinderella’s fairy godmother couldn’t have done a better job for us!
Rod Turner – Developer
“I have used Suzanne and her team for 4 of my developments and they have become a key member of our team when selling properties. I have no hesitation in recommending them. If you are not dressing your property you are missing out on £££s. I am confident to let Suzanne just get on with it, handing her the keys and the next time I see the property it always looks amazing.”
Penny Johnstone – Teddington
We needed help living abroad and preparing our 2 bed cottage for sale. It had been let out for 16 years so was looking very tired & unloved. Suzanne has been a delight to work with, providing a friendly and professional service from the initial site visit, to providing the schedule of works, arranging quotes, managing trades people, to selecting furniture to hire and staging the property.
Our previous tenants had left nasty stains on the new carpets which the agents professional cleaners couldn’t remove, Suzanne’s supplier spot cleaned with amazing results. She’s a magician!
She has a wonderful eye for detail and had very helpful, cost effective ideas for redecorating to make the most of our budget. What a transformation, the estate agents who valued the property before & after were literally amazed & I can’t rave enough about Suzanne and DesRes London
Sharon Fox – Wimbledon Park
Suzanne project managed a complex renovation for us, dealing with multiple traders, estate agents and gardeners. She helped us transform the property into a beautiful show home. This put the property at the top of its bracket and allowed us to maximise return. Suzanne has a great interior style which appeals to buyers and makes the property stand out in marketing material. I highly recommend Suzanne for both the final product and her professionalism.
Jon Parks – Leytonstone
Being a newbie to home staging and property presentation, a quick search of the internet produced a number of companies, thankfully I went with desreslondon.co.uk.
We managed to have an offer on our open day only three days after staging far exceeding the street average. With the help of both Suzanne and Jana my London house was transformed into a unique sellable property. They organised re-carpeting and furniture hire as well as dressing the house into a dream home – it’s just a shame we had to leave after it was completed.
Definitely recommend these home stagers who filled me with confidence and was shocked by how little they charged for the work and effort that went into the whole process of home staging.
A slick and professional service throughout.
Adam White – Shad Thames
Suzanne helped me stage our 3 bedroom duplex flat in Shad Thames which we’d had on the market for about 9 months with only a single offer which was about 10% below asking price a couple of months after it went onto the market. The flat had a good layout but had seen better days and our furniture was clearly letting us down.
I got in touch with Suzanne and she was patient with me, providing a number of alternative solutions and pricing was competitive compared to other companies I asked. She was hands on throughout the process, coordinating delivery of the furniture as well as personally providing and installing any soft furnishings. We got the walls painted and put in new carpets independently to further enhance the look of the place but the furniture she provided really helped make the most of the space, and she also helped find a company to remove our old stuff.
While it felt like a risk to use a staging company as it meant further expenditure while not receiving rent it ended up getting us an all cash offer at asking price (as well as a 2nd offer about 3% below asking) just before the new stamp duty rules came into effect, which was way beyond our expectations.
I would definitely recommend talking to Suzanne if you’re considering staging.
Anne Ticehurst – Barbican
Suzanne and Jana are professional, reliable, efficient, and extremely effective at staging properties. After initial email discussions and their first site visit, I felt totally confident in trusting their judgement on who we should target our property at, and how. They transformed our home within one week, we then accepted an offer within two weeks and our buyer complimented us on how well the property was presented. It was money well spent; we achieved the highest price yet for a property of our type through very little effort on our part – DesRes managed all the work and made it an enjoyable experience.