"WOULD GIVE HER A FIVE STAR REVIEW . . .
I am a realtor and have been selling real estate for 28 years. I have used a few stagers in my career, however, none as easy to work with as Courtney. She is a very creative person. She really listens to the client/agent and works with each person individually streamlining a plan that is just right for them. She is always on time, owns very nice furniture. She has her own contemporary style, however, when I need her to be more traditional for some clients she will go out of her way to make them happy. I would highly recommend Courtney and would give her a ***** 5 star review!"
-Debbie Wilhelm of Coldwell Banker
"HER STAGING IS BETTER THAN ALL THE REST . . .
My business partner and I have used Courtney Kate Designs exclusively for all of our staging needs since 2010 -- she is absolutely the best stager we have seen, and we can't imagine working with any one else. Her work product is stunning. Every week, we have the opportunity to "compare and contrast" her staging against the work of other stagers, and we always come back to the conclusion that we like her staging better than all the rest. It is colorful, inviting, and comfortable -- never stuffy or unnatural. Agents and prospective buyers alike consistently rave about her staging. Even our photographers concur that her staging has something very special about it. Courtney can make the most ordinary home look like it came out of a magazine.
I am entirely convinced that our listings sell faster and for more money than similar properties simply because of how fresh and appealing they look -- people want to linger. Even our most skeptical clients become raving fans. She is constantly adding to and turning over her inventory, so we always look forward to seeing her finished product. Some of our peers jokingly refer to the pricing "lift" our listings seem to enjoy as "the Courtney Kate premium." Her pricing is more than fair when one considers that she stages every room, completely. We always tell our clients that the single best dollar they can spend on readying their home for the market is to spend on Courtney's staging. Her team is very efficient, and Courtney somehow manages to cater to the many demands, whims and shifting schedules of stressed out real estate agents and their demanding clients -- all with great aplomb. We have developed such a level of trust with Courtney over the years that we have simply learned to stay out of the way and let her do her thing. The result is always incredible."
-Mary Beth MacLennan with Pacific Union
"BY FAR THE BEST IN MANY WAYS . . .
I've been a successful Real Estate Broker for over 30 years, helping San Mateo and Santa Clara County Sellers Achieve Top Dollar for their homes. One way we have been able to help our Sellers receive tens of thousands of dollars, even hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking price is the Staging that Sellers have placed in their homes.
Over the years we have been exposed to and used many different Staging Companies. Courtney Kate and her partner Kelly of Courtney Kate Designs is by far the best in many ways!
First, Courtney's creativity and sense of design is current, fun, colorful and always loved by the camera. Secondly, Courtney's customer service and response to Seller and Agent's needs is above par. She is so easy to work with, and we hear this from many of our Sellers and other Agents. Third, Courtney continually updates her inventory of furniture and accessories, which is always fresh and on the cutting edge. And...affordable too.
When we look at comparable MLS listings by other agents, many of the homes that have SOLD over asking price were staged by Courtney Kate Design. Why, because we all appreciate having her on our marketing team.
YOU WILL TOO!!"
-Dave Blewett, MBA, CRS
Real Estate Broker, CalBRE #00548522
Intero Real Estate Services, An Affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway
"Courtney and her team are amazing!
We have worked with Courtney Kate Designs for many years now and she always comes through. Staging a house is not an easy task yet we are "wowed" each and every time. Her ability to work with a wide variety of clients is one of the keys to her success. Staging is so important to getting our clients the highest and best offer on their houses and we are lucky to have Courtney on our team to make that happen.
-Joyce Romeo and Tatum Clark With Dwell