There is so much work that goes into a house before it’s ready for photos. From cleaning, to stagings, to painting, to small fixes/updates, it can get overwhelming. We put together a resources page to help you out. Even if you already have a list of companies you always use its good to have a back up or two because in a city like Seattle when the market gets hot businesses book up fast and delays can cost you and your sellers time and money.
Staging is such a huge part of selling a home in Seattle. We all know the statistic about how staged homes increase traffic/interest to your listing, sell homes faster, sell homes at higher asking prices, etc. The importance of staging cannot be understated but as a Real Estate Photographer I can tell you that not all Staging is created equal. I photograph a lot of homes and there are things that I notice about staging that most people do not. From things like how furniture is placed in a room, how wall art is hung, to small details like how to pillows are arranged. These are things that I look for when I’m photographing and if they are not done properly, are things I need to fix which is time I’m wasting not taking photos. Below are two companies that I trust that when I’m photographing their work I know the homes will always be perfect when I arrive and I can focus on taking the best possible photos.
Two sisters and a Rock Star team helping with the marketing of your biggest asset-your home. Staging with our fabulous furniture, art and accessories. - Erin Quigley
have had the pleasure of photographing many homes that were staged by Open House Staging and can instantly recognize their work when I enter the home and not just because of the beautiful business card they have by the door. They have a unique style that makes you feel like you’re home when you enter one of their listings. They have mastered the ability to stage a home without it coming across as overly staged or or too trendy. You really get the sense that you could live there. I always get design ideas for my own home when I see their work!
“Good Design cannot exist in the absence of good service” - Justin Riordan, Founder of Space and Archer
The first thing you will notice when you walk into a Spade and Archer listing is the way they set the dining room table; flatware stacked, stemware grouped together, and cloth napkins neatly laid on top of one another. You get the feeling that you’re hosting a dinner party and whole house is staged perfectly for company. Their work is magazine ready, on trend with out being too specific, and their use of color sticks in your head and makes it easy for buyers to talk about rooms simply by referring to the color theme. “Ohh, I really loved the bedroom with the blue throw”.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful a home is if it doesn’t make buyers feel comfortable when they tour the property. Getting your listing properly cleaned before it goes on the market is an essential part of the home selling process. Unless you’re selling a fix and flip or a tear down, buyers are going to want to see the home in person before they make an offer and nothing can turn potential buyers off more than seeing all of those small (and sometimes big) lived in stains and dirt from the previous owners
Our cleaners are ARCSI & IICRC certified, trained to the highest industry standards. all our employees are trustworthy & are held accountable to our standards. We are committed to offering a fast, reliable service at a price that makes sense, backed by our 100% Quality Service Guarantee: If you are not absolutely delighted with the service, we will re-service the area within 24 hours of notification for free.
We know that no two houses are the same, so there's no reason cleaning services should be the same, either. At Merry Maids®, we take the time to listen and understand your needs. When you request a free estimate, one of our expert representatives will work with you to create a custom cleaning program that will fit both your lifestyle and budget.
Pro Housekeepers serves all of Seattle, Washington, and the surrounding area, meaning we have local professional housekeepers near you, just waiting for your call. Our housekeepers are hand-selected, executive housekeepers trained to the highest standards in the industry. We even offer same day service, so put down the duster and pick up the phone.
Our team knows junk removal. We know it so well, we made it part of our name. We proudly offer junk removal and recycling solutions for your Seattle home or office. Our eco-friendly cleanup experts will remove all non-hazardous items from anywhere on your property — yes, even up in your attic, down in the basement, and out in the backyard — and responsibly dispose of all unwanted clutter.
Every day, our mission from every haul is to donate and recycle as many items as possible. Our knowledgeable staff is continuously trained & updated on what items are acceptable at our local donation sites, as well as every and any items we can recycle. We take extra care with all items making sure not only to safely remove them, but sort, and responsibly dispose of the rest.
We emphasize friendly customer service and a job well-done, every time. Our eco-friendly mission drives us to make sure your junk gets recycled or donated as much as possible. We are the only national company to operate our business with a local sorting facility with the goal of recycling 60% or more of every job!
You’ve heard it time and time again, ‘You gotta spend money to make money”, and selling a home is no exception. If the current owner has lived in the home for over 10 years, chances are it’s not what today’s buyers would consider “up to date”. Small remodels like updating the kitchen and bathrooms, replacing worn out floors/carpets, and adding energy efficient windows, appliances, and water tanks can boost the value of the home and help it get an offer faster.
Fullwiler Construction, Inc. provides integrity, honesty, and superb quality and maintains this reputation within the building industry and with our clients. Clear communication paired with the highest caliber of craftsmanship at a fair market price creates our company’s standards. The unique hands-on, interactive experience our clients receive is one of a kind and never disappoints!
One of the quickest and simplest ways to breath new life into a home is by giving it a fresh coat of paint both inside and out. It doesn’t just make the home look better but it can help cover up a lot of the wear and tear you see on older homes. In most cases the first photo buyers see is an exterior photo and a fresh coat of paint can help make a great first impression.
Everyday Colo Painting and Remodeling strives to offer the best services in the Puget Sound region to our clients; we do this because we know the best way to grow a business is through an excellent customer service experience and a quality product. When the customer is happy, we are happy.
Our pursuit of excellence permeates how we do business with every client, every day. We use top-quality products from Benjamin Moore and high standards of prep work to produce finishes that are not only beautiful, but long-lasting as well. We treat our clients with the utmost respect and professionalism, and provide friendly, attentive customer service throughout our process.