Element One Home Staging of Dublin

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 Dublin, Franklin, January 17, 2017Element One Home Staging of Dublin, Ohio has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Dublin, Ohio home staging company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“I’m grateful to be awarded Best of Houzz for the fourth year in a row.  Exceeding our client’s expectations is a top priority,” said Lori Murphy, owner of Element One Home Staging.

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Element One Home Staging,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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About Element One Home Staging
Element One works with real estate agents, homeowners and investors to prepare homes for sale.  By showcasing the best features of the home and making it appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers, they offer homeowners a competitive edge making the process of selling a home faster and more profitable.  For more information about Element One contact:

Lori Murphy

(740) 972-4714

lori@elementonehomestaging.comon

www.ElementOneHomeStaging.com

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

 

 

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Element One Home Staging of Dublin Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 Dublin, Ohio, January 12, 2016Element One Home Staging of Dublin, Ohio has won “Best Of “Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Central Ohio Home Staging Company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

I am honored to receive this this recognition for the third consecutive year”, said Lori Murphy, Owner of Element One Home Staging.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Element One Home Staging, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Follow Element One Home Staging on Houzz:

http://www.houzz.com/pro/elementone/element-one-home-staging-and-redesign

About Element One Home Staging

Element One works with real estate agents, homeowners and investors to prepare homes for sale.  By showcasing the best features of the home and making it appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers, they offer homeowners a competitive edge making the process of selling a home faster and more profitable.  For more information about Element One contact:

Lori Murphy
(740) 972-4714
lori@ElementOneHomeStaging.com
www.ElementOneHomeStaging.com

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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Real Estate Staging Association Member Lori Murphy and Team Makes a Difference For a US Army Veteran and Widow

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Heather Whaley is a US Army Veteran, the mother of two beautiful girls and a recent widow. Heather found herself needing to sell her home after the unexpected death of her husband, Kelly.

Heather contacted a real estate agent and was told because they’d just bought the home there was not enough equity to be able to pay off the loan. The agent suggested she list the home at $105,000 and advised that even if she received a full-price offer, she would have to bring a considerable amount of money (around $15,000) to the table in order to sell her home.

Desperate to find help, Heather contacted Shell Brodnax, CEO of the Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) to ask about home staging.

Shell Brodnax knew that this situation was something that RESA could help with, since RESA promotes giving back to the community; many RESA chapter members pool their resources to do pro-bono projects to help others in need.  However, there were no RESA chapters in Heather’s area. Determined to assist Heather in any way possible, Shell reached out to a local stager and RESA member, Lori Murphy with Element One, and told her about Heather’s story. Shell asked Lori to take the lead on the ground locally and Shell would head things up at RESA headquarters, so that together they could do what needed to be done.

Lori Murphy previewed the property in order to help develop an action plan.  RESA’s goal was to provide Heather’s home the upgrades and attention that it needed in order to sell quickly. This would not only help Heather sell the home, but could also potentially eliminate a short sale or the necessity to bring in money out of pocket at closing.  RESA hoped to grant Kelly’s wish of getting his family back to West Virginia.

Lori Murphy pulled together a fantastic team of volunteers to help with this process. The following people provided their services pro-bono:

  • Lori Hicks, HER Realtors and listing agent
  • Sherol Saxton, HER Realtors
  • Tom Karavolos, President First Ohio Title Insurance covered the closing fees
  • Rodney Middendorf of R. Middendorf Media, LLC provided the photography services
  • Jery Quarles, Industrial Solutions – Handyman Services donated supplies and products including painting the entire exterior and interior, lighting, shutters, flooring and many repairs
  • Tony Evans VP of Evans Carpet Junk Yard donated the carpet, Ken Dulaney 3B Carpet & Floor Covering provided the remainder of the carpet at cost and traveled from Parkersburg, WV to install the carpet
  • Jerry Goodson – donated many hours of painting; and Sherwin Williams donated the paint.

The house was listed and an offer was received after only 3 days on the market. The home sold for $127,000, $22,000 more than the original listing agent thought it would sell for.

RESA, Lori Murphy and the entire Heather’s Heroes team would like to wish Heather and her daughters the best of luck in the future.

About Element One

Element One works with real estate agents and homeowners to prepare homes for sale. By showcasing the best features of the home and making it appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers, they offer homeowners a competitive edge making the process of selling a home faster and more profitable.  For more information or to speak with Lori Murphy, call or email at (740) 972-4714 / lori@ElementOneHomeStaging.com or visit www.ElementOneHomeStaging.com.

RESA

The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®), a 501 c 6 tax-exempt organization, is the trade association for professional home stagers. RESA® is the portal to the staging industry and is the source of education and business tools focusing on the needs of stagers. RESA provides support services and educational resources for professional stagers in addition to providing vital information regarding the benefits of staging to Realtors and consumer. For more information on staging or to hire a professional stager, visit the RESA Web site at www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com or call 800-201-8687.

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Element One Home Staging of Dublin Receives

Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World

 Dublin, Ohio, January 19, 2015Element One Home Staging of Dublin, Ohio has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The HSR certified home staging company, was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

 The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

“I am both honored and thrilled to receive the Best of Houzz award for a second year,” exclaimed Lori Murphy, owner of Element One Home Staging. “Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Lori Murphy among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Follow Element One Home Staging on Houzz:
http://www.houzz.com/pro/elementone/element-one-home-staging-and-redesign

About Element One
Element One works with real estate agents and homeowners to prepare homes for sale. By showcasing the best features of the home and making it appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers, they offer homeowners a competitive edge making the process of selling a home faster and more profitable.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

 

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Heather’s (Hero’s) Home – In Contract!

I am so happy to report that after listing Heather’s home last Friday, she received an offer on Sunday and is now officially in contract! 

Thank you, again to all of her hero’s!  You can still see the listing photos for a little while here

 

Homeowners Ask:

Should I wait until spring to stage and list my home?

I hear this question a lot; I turned to agents I partner with and asked their advice for selling during the winter.  As it turns out there are actually advantages to selling your home during the winter. Lori Hicks of  HER Hicks Elite Realty Professionals  told me, “it can be advantageous to sell during the winter months because there is much less competition during this time of the year and while you will have less showings, the buyers are more serious”.  Lori suggests that “during the winter months it’s especially important to make sure your home is market ready. A home that is staged and priced right will quickly lead to a sale. Turn on lights and shovel walkways and drives when needed. Easy access to a well lit house will help insure your home gets seen”.

Michelle Groff of ReMax Impact agrees that there may be less activity but explains that it  “definitely takes a very serious buyer to go out on those cold & snowy days and dark nights to look for a home.  Because of the wintery weather, the yards and exterior appearance of the homes can be less attractive.  I would still put a nice wreath on your front door but would concentrate more on making the interior of your home look cozy and as polished as possible.  A few freshly made chocolate chip cookies  for the buyers are a nice touch also”.

I also learned that January is the biggest month for corporate relocations.  And selling your home during the winter, means you’ll be first in line to make an offer (without a contingency to sell) when spring comes and the inventory once again increases!

And of course, staging a home prior to listing, no matter what time of year is always a good idea!

Heather’s Hero’s Update

12/15/14

As the seasons changed here in Ohio, we were pretty sure we had lost the opportunity to paint the exterior of Heather’s house; it was in need.

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But today the temperature went into the 50’s and Jery Quarles with Industrial Solutions and his team took advantage of the weather.  They painted the exterior and replaced the front door.  What an awesome job!

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12/11/14

It’s been a slower than expected process, a snag here, a road bump there; but we are committed to seeing this project through and continue to forge ahead.  When we first started this project and Heather was told that if she made some improvements and a few small repairs she would be able to list at a higher price.  She admitted that her thought was “yeah, right”.   She told me the other day “I just couldn’t see it; now I see it.  I can really see it”!

For the latest on Heather’s Hero’s including more before and after photos, please visit: Heather’s Hero’s Update fb

To read Heather’s story of if you’d like to donate (it’s not too late!) please go to: RESA – Heather’s Hero’s

 

Consider the changes in just this hallway alone: paint: walls and trim, outdated light fixture replaced, flooring replaced, large in-take vent re-sized

Consider the changes in this hallway alone:
paint: walls and trim, outdated light fixture replaced, flooring replaced, large in-take vent re-sized, outlet cover replaced

Heather’s Hero’s – Painting Has Begun!

The painting has begun!  Through social media, Jerry Goodson, a friend of a friend who used to have his own painting company graciously volunteered to do the interior painting in Heather’s home.  What a difference!  And earlier this week I received an email from a fellow designer/stager in Toronto, Canada who also creates custom window coverings and she has offered to donate custom window coverings throughout the home.  Wow!

Thank you, to all who have made cash donations.  And for any one still wanting to do so please click here – don’t worry about the “login”, that is for RESA members, any one can donate!

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