I'm a professional real estate stager in Eugene Oregon & Lane County who offers a full range of staging services, including consultations, one-day makeovers & professional photography. 541-345-0432
Get to know Janis Gaines
Visit us online at: http://www.notablywelldressed.com
Janis Gaines, owner of The Notably Well-Dressed Home, is a native Oregonian. She received her Accredited Staging Professonal credential (ASP®) in 2005 and is a current member of the Real Estate Staging Association, the national trade association for the home staging industry. She has worked in avariety of arts-related fields as a musician, graphic designer and as a marketing professional. Janis has combined those diverse skills to become a successful and dynamic real estate staging professional.
Having initially trained in 2005, Janis has expanded her industry knowledge while attending a number of continuing education courses, including staging conventions around the country. She began her professional staging career in the Seattle area and moved her business to Eugene in early 2007, where it has been growing and thriving ever since.
Janis earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon and a certificate in Project Management at Bellevue Community College which included interior design studies.
Janis’ media credits include appearing in a segment of ABC’s 20/20 on home staging as well as articles on home staging and her company in the Seattle Times, the Eugene Register Guard and Eugene Magazine.Janis has been involved in community service projects with the International Association of Home Staging Professionals in both Seattle and Portland. These projects involved working in facilities for girls and single moms, painting rooms, procuring donations of soft goods, toiletries and other essential items from local vendors, to support these young women’s needs and enhance their surroundings. Many tears were shed at the end of the day by appreciative residents and hard-working volunteers alike.
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Staging to Sell - STAGING WITH OUR FURNISHINGS
VACANT PROPERTIES - (both new and pre-owned homes)
Staging spotlights your home’s positive features and provides warmth, dimension and visual impact to every staged room, so that potential Buyers will “fall in love.” By using coordinated and updated furnishings that appeal to your home’s target buyer, staging maximizes the perceived value of the property.
Staging Consultations - IDEAL FOR DO-IT-YOURSELFers
OCCUPIED PROPERTIES- (using your own furnishings)
We provide customized staging recommendations - room by room - for you to implement. Our consultation includes a PowerPoint presentation that displays the differences that staging will make, and shows how to achieve dramatic results on your own with a little guidance from us. You take notes and execute our recommendations after the Consultation is completed.
One-Day Staging Makeovers - REDISCOVER / RENEW / REFRESH
A staging makeover is a “facelift” for one room or your entire home. We provide this hands-on service for staging your home with your existing furnishings. Whether you are putting your property on the market, or just want to refresh the look of your current home without spending a lot of money, we work with you to achieve amazing results by using your existing furnishings in new and creative ways! We may suggest that you purchase a few new decor items, but our goal is to keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. (NOTE: we don’t do heavy lifting or cleaning)
Photos for the RMLS - USING UPDATED TECHNOLOGY
Our Photo Service includes use of a quality camera with a wide-angle lens and enhanced photo-processing with HDR software to produce dramatic and compelling photos, in line with current industry standards. We have been staging from the perspective of the camera’s eye for over a decade and the photos that we provide for the RMLS enhance your home and give you a powerful edge over the competition.
Testimonials for Janis Gaines
Leslie Stoner, Property Owner/Manager10/01/2016
“Janis has worked her magic many times for me. In 2010, my husband and I downsized our home. It was a terrible time to sell; even so we gave it a try. Our realtor wisely suggested we call Janis for a consultation.
Janis’ careful assessment of our home yielded a comprehensive list of things to do, most of which we did ourselves. Her photos were exceptional and consequently, within 48 hours, we were accepting a full price offer.
Soon afterwards, I called on her expertise to assess our new home. She guided us in using the furniture, art and accessories we chose to keep, blending them beautifully into our smaller place.
More recently, I have consulted with her regarding our rentals. Prospective tenants increasingly rely on internet postings to search for a new home. An empty apartment, no matter how upscale, looks flat in a photo and it’s impossible to gauge how furniture will work in the space.
Janis guided me in purchasing some staging furnishings/decor, and placed things in a way that’s warm, stylish and welcoming. The sophisticated
camera equipment she uses provides wide angle photos that take in the whole space. Her photos truly show the size and scale of each place and how beautiful they look furnished.
We’ve had a significant increase in inquiries from potential tenants.
Invariably, they say the places look in person just like they do online. This is crucial to finding good prospective tenants who are happy with what they find when they arrive. Janis, thank you for making my job easier.”
Nancy Kim Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway09/14/2016
“I was a non-believer of professional staging until Janis staged one of my listings. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and she has a keen sense of color. Her staging is simple yet very effective. I keep recommending her to my sellers...”
Emilou Nelson Realtor, ReMax Integrity – 201608/30/2016
“I very much appreciate Janis Gaines and her team for staging a vacant home [in Crescent Meadows]. She is talented with a wonderful taste level to create the atmosphere for the buyers to view an awesome property. I will recommend her at the highest level.”
Nancy Durflinger Marketing Director, Willamette Oaks Vacant Staging Client – 201607/22/2016
“Need a stager? Without hesitation we recommend Janis Gaines
of The Notably Well Dressed Home. Janis and her team have
transformed many of our apartments –already beautiful to start
with – into OUTSTANDING!
Janis’ staging skills have allowed potential Residents to imagine their own furniture in our apartments, making their transition into their new home much easier. You know what they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The picture portrayed by Janis spells “HOME.”
Bobby Stevens Broker, Windermere Real Estate Vacant Staging for his personal property – 201607/22/2016
“This spring I hired Janis to stage a condo for a listing client. We had a tight time frame to get it on the market and Janis moved very quickly to put beautiful staging in place for this vacant home. The owners were impressed, and so were the buyers – we received an offer in just a few days.”
“Naturally when I decided to list my personal home, I called Janis again. This time the challenge was considerable – we have a large vintage home with a diverse color palette, so Janis went above and beyond, sourcing furniture and decor items to create a designer look for our vacant home.
The staging is beautiful, but I was also very impressed with the photos
Janis took after she and her crew finished. Her wide angle lens and editing skills created images that I’m proud to use in marketing my own home!”