Get to know Sierra Maison Home Staging
Michelle Howard, the founder and home staging expert of Sierra Maison Home Staging, received a teaching degree in 1977, but delayed her pursuit of that career as she became interested in designing and creating stained glass windows for home builders and home owners in Juneau, Alaska. She enrolled in art classes at the University of Alaska and developed her interest and talent in interior décor and began to decorate homes for sale. This was a satisfying and profitable venture, but when the economy collapsed in Juneau in 1987, she needed to sell her home to go where her husband could find work. She sold her ‘staged’ home within a short period of time and for full price in a bust economy!
After moving to California, she launched her teaching career but continued to buy, stage, and sell homes. For the last 5 years she has also bought homes to rent out. With so many potential tenants competing for her properties, she has been able to expect top dollar for these homes and enjoys high-quality tenants who love the homes they live in, take excellent care of the property, pay their rent in advance, and stay put!
Michelle is an experienced and successful home stager and provides expert advice and know-how to help homeowners get their homes sold or rented fast. If you are presently living in your home, Michelle knows how difficult it can be for homeowners to live in a home that is staged to sell. She can offer a variety of solutions that will help you to keep your home showing ready without you going crazy!
- Her attention to detail and sense of design can put the magic touch to your home, too!
- With buyers deciding whether or not to buy or rent a home within a matter of moments, you will never get another chance to make a first impression.
- Michelle will create a setting where more people can make an emotional connection with your home. This is what drives multiple offers and quick home sales!
Testimonials for Sierra Maison Home Staging
It was very helpful to have Michelle at Sierra Maison Home Staging advise me as how to optimize the resale value of a home I'd bought. It was a run-down bank owned property that needed serious cosmetic finishes to become a desirable home. I contacted Michelle at Sierra Maison Home Staging to utilize her expertise in preparing this home for a quick resale. Michelle advised on everything from paint colors, floor coverings, lighting, and window coverings to landscaping & curb appeal.
When I completed all of her recommendations, I consulted with her again to stage the home with furniture and accessories for a quick sale. She selected the type & placement of furniture for showing the house at its best. The result? I priced the house at about $20,000 higher than the highest selling house in the area and the house garnered full asking price offers the first day it was listed and ended up with above asking price offers within a week of listing it! I am thrilled with her professionalism and expertise in interior and exterior design and heartily recommend her to anyone looking to maximize their profit when selling their home.