Resident Consult

Resident Consult

Oftentimes homeowners are so overwhelmed by the process of selling their home that an unbiased third party is just the ticket for preparing their home to list in the current market. That’s where we come in!


A home consult is the simple process of a stager meeting with current residents to explain how to make the best overall impression for the greatest number of buyers. A room by room walk through is done, with clear and precise notes provided for each space. Simple adjustments and tips are given to neutralize the space for both the photographs that will be taken and/or the general showing of the home. A complimentary 'Resident Consult' packet is given to the homeowners along with the notes taken at the end of the session. Residents are encouraged to follow up with any questions or suggestions from the stagers even after the consult appointment.


But is a consult really necessary? We have overwhelming positive feedback from the agents we work with at Maple&Moss. Creating a warm and neutral space with the existing home owner’s possessions can be challenging. Homeowners need to understand that their items may be meaningful to them, but not practical or beneficial for the space. It is a delicate balance but an area we pride ourselves in working seamlessly to provide. Plus, did you know that over 95% of buyers won't even consider setting up a home showing unless they like the pictures? In today’s market it is absolutely necessary to appeal to buyers, and the best way to achieve that is through a professional stager's consult. 


Before Consult Example

After Consult

"In today’s Real Estate Market I need my listings to be Buyer ready and staged to sell quickly.  Lydia Andrews, Interior Designer of Maple & Moss Staging and Design is an absolute pleasure to work with.  She is professional, detailed, enthusiastic, and understands exactly what is needed.  Whether starting from a blank canvas for a vacant listing, or writing a detailed plan to reposition Seller’s current items, Lydia’s design talent makes each home fresh and inviting.  As a Realtor, staged homes make the difference in photography, marketing, and most importantly in the eyes of the Buyers. Without hesitation I recommend Lydia for home staging and design services. She has truly earned my trust."

-Karol L Vander Ploeg, Realtor, ABR, MRP