"Mary did an outstanding job helping my husband and me prepare our home for sale in a short amount of time. She provided an initial consultation spending 3-4 hours with us reviewing options and providing suggestions. Once we had implemented many of her ideas she came back for a final walk through prior to us putting the house on the market; at this time she assisted us with furniture placement as well as where to hang pictures and what items to use to decorate shelves, etc.
Bottom line - we sold our house in under 3 days in a very tough market for $15-$20K more than we expected - and best of all it sold for more than the listing price. Your first reaction would be to say that we had it listed too low... however, if you check the market for our neighborhood at the time of our sale you will see that our house sold for more than any other house in the neighborhood.
Even though we have moved across the country I would engage Mary to assist us in a future home sale - she is that good!"
~~ Suzie McClintick
"Wanted you to know how much I appreciated your exceptional service in the staging of our home which had been on the market vacant for six months without selling before I contacted you.
During our first phone conversation, I was immediately impressed with your professionalism and knowledge. When you met with me for the Strategy Session, you had done your research and were prepared with every detail for the recommended updates that would prepare the house to sell quickly and get the best price.
And then the showcasing you did with furniture, accessories, and artwork made the home so much more appealing to potential buyers. The transformation was complete and successful!
We received an offer the second day back on the market and negotiated a price we are very happy about. Your ideas, artistry and special attention to details made the difference!
Please do not hesitate to contact me to sing your praises to others. You have earned my highest recommendation—extraordinary service."
~~ Arita Gilliam-Rue
"I had prepared as best I could to list our house, but I really believe Mary’s expertise and ideas are what gave the house that something special that brought in so many people to our home! Our agent said that she hasn't seen that kind of activity in a very long time; we had 9 different agents bring potential buyers into our home in 4 days of being listed.
We ended up canceling even more scheduled showings because we received & accepted an offer in only 4 days of being on the market!! The offer was for full asking price with no seller's assist - we never envisioned such a great offer! A few days later we also received word that one of the couples that toured our home wanted to submit a back-up offer in case things don't work out with our contracted buyer.
Mary’s staging ideas were simple to do, inexpensive and effective. They have also given me some great ideas for how we want to decorate our new home. I learned a lot in the couple of hours she spent with me, and I enjoyed the entire process! It was probably the least stressful part of the selling process. I've recommended her to a few friends and wish her continued success with her future clients. I tell everyone it was the best investment for selling our house! Even my skeptical husband was convinced when we got our offers!"
~~ Beth Sprague
"Mary came to our home with ideas already in hand from looking at our home's pictures online. She took her time, over three hours, with me, and answered all of my questions. She gave me concrete advice, even helping to move around some furniture! Two things in particular that really helped us to stage our home. One, Mary used many things we already had in our home and repurposed them in another way or in another room. Second, she gave me very concrete advice on what to do and what to buy to make our home look its very best for a potential buyer. I would recommend Mary's staging service to anyone!"
~~ Celia Toohey
"It has been a pleasure working with Mary to help my clients sell their home. Although their house was already in good condition, Mary's suggestions made the property truly stand out in a competitive market. She has a wonderful eye for detail and a genuine knack for knowing what buyers are looking for in a home.
My clients want advice that is concrete, practical, and easy to implement. Mary is on the mark in all these areas and she is very budget conscious as well, which everyone appreciates. I was so impressed with Mary and the impact her advice had on the presentation of my clients' home that I decided to offer her Strategy Session free to all my sellers. In today's market, buyers want homes that are move-in ready and HGTV pretty. I would not hesitate to recommend Mary to help your home shine."
“We LOVE the window treatments! Eric loves, loves, loves the changes in the downstairs retreat (aka—his “man” cave). And we are both thrilled with the living room, dining room, kitchen and sunroom transformations. It is amazing what a difference moving the furniture around and properly placing the art and accessories can make in each space.
Words cannot express how grateful I am that you have been here to help me as we settle into our new home, Mary. You have been so wonderful to work with and I am absolutely delighted with what we have accomplished. Our house has gone from a cold, bland structure to really feeling like HOME!
Looking forward to having your help in the rest of the rooms!”
~~ Lisa Gauthier
"Thanks so much for the staging you did on my listing, Mary! As a result of your efforts, the pictures and virtual tour turned out great and the home showed incredibly well. You did an excellent job of not only highlighting the home's best features, but also creating a setting in each area which helped the prospective buyers to picture what it would be like for them to live in the home. The gorgeous basket of fresh fruit and vegetables from the sellers' garden displayed on the kitchen counter was a perfect touch. The seller and I were thrilled with both the selling price and the quickness of the sale of this home! Thanks for all your help."
~~ Ron Clawson, Voigt-Davis, CRS, Associate Broker with 31 years of residential sales experience
"Mary Fasnacht is the reason my house sold within two (2) weeks! I lived in an older home that was OK but she made it look fantastic. Using mainly items I already owned, Mary turned my house into a warm and inviting HOME. I couldn’t believe the difference! Neither could my realtor – she came out & re-photographed the transformed rooms.
"Mary has a unique gift. She is able to balance home décor with lifestyle. My home looked terrific but was still user friendly for us and our young children. The rooms which were redecorated reflected our personal taste but didn’t appear too stuffy or “over-done”. Her refreshing style made our older items look current but not trendy.
"I highly recommend Mary Fasnacht. Her attention to detail is outstanding. All of her customers are sure to be pleased. My only regret is not using Mary’s skills earlier!"
~~ Crystal Aucoin
"My husband and I have been in the real estate business for the past 30 years in Des Moines, Iowa. In the last 2 years we have been advising all our clients to use a professional stager when selling their house. In the current market, our clients need every advantage they can gain. Staging has become imperative.
While developing marketing materials for our business, I have consulted with Mary Fasnacht. I have found her to be very cooperative and professional and would like to add my recommendation to her list of testimonials. Thank you, Mary."
~~ Myrna Eisenlauer, Eisenlauer Team, RE/MAX Real Estate Group
"Thanks to Feels Like Home Interiors' staging assistance we sold our home quickly and easily. Mary saw our house with fresh eyes-something I was simply unable to do living there-and saw so many things I would never have noticed or thought of. She did a fantastic job of looking at our home from the buyer's perspective and making clear, specific recommendations that highlighted our home's selling features. Working with what we already owned, she helped us depersonalize our décor, improve the flow and feeling of spaciousness in the rooms, and appear move-in ready to our prospective buyers.
"If you are looking for help in staging your home to sell, I highly recommend Mary Fasnacht and Feels Like Home Interiors."
~~ Rachel Dalbo
"Mary’s assistance in creating our living room was fabulous! She was able to come into the space and see elements and opportunities that we had not considered. Her patient, kind and diplomatic communication style was a pleasure to work with. She was able to guide and assist in the decision making process without ever “stepping on our toes”. She brought creative and unique ideas to the space, while always being aware of our budget. Mary was marvelous at finding items from other areas of our house to complete the space. She has a wonderful talent for bringing “fresh eyes” into a home and graciously and diplomatically communicating improvements. I look forward to the time when I can have Mary’s help again!!"