Kim Favret • First Impressions Home Design • 541-554-2471 • firstname.lastname@example.org
|December 16, 2010
I just wanted to let you know how much my team and I have enjoyed working with you on getting homes SOLD!! Two of my clients relied heavily on my recommendation for staging their homes through your company. In both cases, the homes sold in less than 2 months!
My listing at 3153 Tanner Park in southwest Eugene sold from my first open house. The new buyers loved the feel of the home from the staging you did and even got ideas from your staging of the home for how they wanted to decorate the home once it was theirs! The difference from the home being shown vacant and with the staged furniture and accessories was phenomenal! You do such an outstanding job! It’s easy for clients to see how comfortable they will be in the home and how nice it can look!
My other listing at 3836 Mirror Pond Way was occupied by a retired couple who had older furniture. The home is a well built home in a popular North Gilham neighborhood with a private backyard. The home needed some updating but was well-maintained. Clients viewing the home could not get past the dated furniture, drapes, and the updating that needed to be done until Kim staged the home. She took down all the old window coverings and made the home feel open and light. Her furnishings and accessories gave the home the lift it needed for new interest. We started getting offers right away and the home sold quickly. The first buyer was not able to get her financing so the home went back on the market and quickly resold.
Additionally, you worked with us on timing, advice, and were just a pleasure to work with! I would and do highly recommend you to all of my clients in need of or researching staging. I do not give out recommendations lightly either as my reputation matters a great deal to me. I feel totally comfortable giving out your name though!
Kathie Robidou, CRS, GRI, ABR
July 15, 2010
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your input regarding the staging of my residence. I really appreciate your time and comments. I made an attempt to do everything that I could remember that you recommended. I went to TJ Maxx and scooped up nearly everything for $300 =/-.
Having plastic flowers, white towels, and large, framed mirrors in my arsenal, I must say I was a bit skeptical. However, the place really was transformed by the time I was through. Ron Tinsley called me the next day to compliment my efforts! The couch in the living room actually made the room look larger. And, because I used a 3/4 length couch, the effect was even more dramatic.
Anyway, I will recommend your services any time I learn that someone is selling their residence. I wish you all of the best.
Regards, Tami S. P. Beach
May 14, 2010
I have had two experiences with First Impressions. The first was when I bought my current home, which she had staged. After one quick walk-through I was ready to make my offer on the house, $10,000 above the asking price. It was the first day the house was listed, and it sold in three days with five offers, two of them above the asking price. The competition was so fierce, I was very lucky to get this house!
My second experience was with selling my former home. It had last been redecorated in the 80s and badly needed updating, but we didn't want to spend much. Kim picked out paint colors, and we had the interior painted, and replaced a very 80s kitchen countertop with an inexpensive one she suggested. She staged it beautifully and elegantly, cleverly smoothing out its many rough edges and drawing attention to it's best features. The transformation was incredible!
The house actually sold the day *before* it was listed, for the full asking price, because there was work being done on the house and a realtor managed to get in with a camera and send pictures to her client, who put in an offer immediately. Within three days we had four offers, two of them cash! We had worried the house would languish on the market for months so we were very, very pleased with the results. Thank you, Kim!
My name is Amy, a Real Estate agent here in Eugene. I listed my personal residence recently and used First Impression's Home Design. The staging was amazing! It made my home look brand new. I received several compliments on what a great job Kim did, including from my mom, who is a real estate agent in California. She said she has never seen staging look so good before. I believe, that because of the staging, my home sold in just 7 days and for top dollar. I would recommend Kim's services to anyone wanting to sell their home in today's market.
I firmly believe that the value of her staging far exceeds the cost!
Amy Rich, Broker
Certified Residential Specialist
Windermere Real Estate Lane County
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your work with ALta Vista. You truly transformed the home and brought it to 2009/2010 and that was no easy task....thank you and hope to see you around!
Katie Lewis Wilson, Broker
Windermere Real Estate
August 18, 2009
You are officially the best stager in town!
Just a word of thanks! The house on Old Orchard Lane went pending today after 8 days on the market and it sold for full price!
Thanks for you hard work in making it look so great.
August 18, 2009
Everyone loved the staging Kim did at our Tour of Homes house this year. She has an amazing talent for transforming a space. Her style and eye for detail is so superior, she really does make all the difference. Not only are her designs immaculate, she is thorough as well as flexible. We will definitely use Kim's services again in the future and would fully recommend Kim to anyone with staging or design needs.
Thanks again Kim we really appreciated all of your hard work!
Anslow & DeGeneault, Inc
August 4, 2009
Kim Favret has been a wonderful asset to my business! She has consulted with my seller clients on several occasions, giving suggestions and input on how to better show the home. Her advice has been excellent and is typically something that neither I nor my clients would have thought of by ourselves. By taking her advice, my clients have been able to get their homes sold a lot faster and for more money than they would have otherwise. I would definitely recommend Kim Favret for any design or staging advice!
Amy Rich, Broker
Certified Residential Specialist
Windermere Real Estate Lane County
541-517-1873 - cell
541-465-8156 - office
541-465-8169 - fax
July 29, 2009
Kim, thank you so much for the hours you spent with us giving us great guidance on staging our home. While we have always kept our home well presented, it took you vision to help us see our home as buyers would see it. Your advice on changing and removing furniture, on color to be added or neutralized, depersonalizing, and decorative touches has guided us to what will be, we hope, as quick sale period! Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you.
Jeff and Winnie Omodt
June 30, 2009
I highly recommend Kim for all your interior design and staging needs. She literally transformed the interior of my former home, such that it sold in two weeks for the asking price – at the bottom of the market! I was so impressed that I enlisted her assistance in helping with the interior design of my new home. She not only has great taste, but she is a pleasure to work with.
Sean B. Hoar.
November 19, 2008
Hi Kim, From the time you finished staging the Jefferson house it only took 23 days to sell it. Please make a note of your INCREDIBLE record with Golden Realty baby!!!!
Kim Heddinger CRS, GRI, ePRO
August 28, 2008
I decided to sell my house in Eugene. First thing I did was find myself a great real estate agent. Through her I found a real treasure in Kim Favret. She is one of the best stagers I have ever worked with. I should know I've been selling houses in Seattle for the last 19 years and I have been staging my listings for the last 8 years. Kim has that special gift of making you want to live in the houses that she furnishes. My small abode in Eugene was listed for $235,000 but because it looked and felt so wonderful I ended up getting 5 offers and it sold for $245,000 and I could have gotten more. I would recommend Kim to anyone who asks (and even some who don’t ask) because she does such an incredible job. She seems to know what makes your house feel like home and it makes people want to live there, makes them see themselves living there.
I couldn't recommend Kim more wholeheartedly. Not only is she a very talented woman she is very fun to get to know….she makes things easy and she will help you sell your house faster than you ever thought possible (and probably for more money)!
July 4, 2008
Hi Kim, I just wanted to say thank you again for working your magic! You completely transformed our listing at 2189 Stone Crest Drive and in just three days on the market we received a very strong CASH sale with a very short closing date. What you do does not only impress us to the utmost degree but it works! This is now house #4 for us this year and there is no doubt none of these houses would have sold in the short time frames without your staging.
February 26th, 2008
First Impressions Home Design recently staged my South Eugene property. I cannot say enough good things about what Kim did for the house. We had it on the market for over three months with little activity. Kim did her magic and where people expressed indifference before, now they express excitement. We had an accepted offer a week after Kim's install.
The effect that Kim's staging brought was priceless and I have no doubt it is what made the difference.
Runner Design & Construction, Inc
December 26, 2007
We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did in staging our listing at 295 W. 27th ave. The house had been on the market for over 60 days without receiving an offer. The feedback we kept receiving from Realtor's was that the house needed to much work and updating.
Once you staged the house the feedback changed instantly. The house became warm and inviting and there were no negative remarks whatsoever! Within 2 1/2 weeks and three showings we received a cash offer on the house Christmas Eve! There is no doubt in our minds that it was your staging that made all the difference.
We cannot say enough great things about your wonderful talent and positive can do attitude. We would and do highly recommend you to anyone contemplating your service.
February 9, 2007
I am writing this letter to share my experiences with Kim Favret and First Impressions Home Design.
I was trying to sell a lovely home in the East Eugene Hendricks Park area. My home had been on the market for 8 months without an offer. It was vacant and it was suggested that I have the home staged by First Impressions Home Design.
I was delighted to find that staging was affordable and within my budget. Kim Favret spent time in my home making excellent suggestions and helping me choose paint colors that were tasteful and complimentary to my home.
The staging was beautiful. Kim goes above and beyond to make a home feel elegant and comfortable at the same time. I was delighted to receive a full price offer 24 hours after our first open house with the staged home.
I would recommend Kim Favret to anyone selling a home. She creates inviting, thoughtful and elegant environments.
Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your help with the sale of our home. We had it on the market for nearly 4 months. After your Superior staging we were pleased to have a sale in 25 days! Thank you so much for your professional service. Also having the ability to furnish our home within days of my call meant a lot to us also. You are terrific!
Claudia Bailey Liontos and Demetri Liontos