Case Studies & Testimonials
Read through our case studies and testimonials to get a better understanding of how we can be of assistance and the type of results we can achieve. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
A quick sale at a great price
Hi Lorraine, I am writing to say a very big “THANK YOU” for the brilliant job you did in staging my house. I was delighted with the styling and choice of furnishings.
Your efficient and friendly service from beginning to end made the whole process a pleasure rather than a stress!! My house sold quickly and the price I gained was beyond expectation. Kind regards, Linley Bruce, Mt Roskill.
Successful sale of 2 bedroom Koraha St Remuera unit
We want to thank you for making such an effort to decorate our unit. It sold well above the CV at auction. I am sure the ambiance you created played a big part in this.
Ian and I were impressed with your giving it 100% attention to detail e.g. returning next day to change the towels from navy to yellow. Kind Regards, Gail Morrison.
Our house sold within 5 weeks
Lorraine did a fantastic job with our house. We could not believe what she had achieved. She understood our target market and dressed the house accordingly.
We managed to sell our house within 5 weeks and credit must go to Lorraine for achieving this. We would highly recommend Lorraine to future clients, you will not be disappointed. Mike and Sandy Rama
Looked so good, the kids wanted to move back!
Hi Lorraine. Wow what a great setting. Sandy and the kids were most impressed. My boy wants to move back. Will get back to you in due course.
Thanks very much for making the house look great. Kind regards Mike.
Open Home Success!
I was very pleased with the stunning result Lorraine achieved in staging my unit. Everybody commented on how good it looked and there were more than 50 groups through the open homes over three weeks!
Lorraine is very flexible and works hard to achieve a result that her clients are happy with. I achieved the sale price I wanted and it was money well spent! Fiona McAllister, Takapuna.
2 Bedroom Unit Bought Sight Unseen from Internet Photo
Thank you Lorraine for the recent staging of my property located at King George ave Epsom. I was blown away by the outcome. It was an average 2 bedroom unit. We painted the interiors white and gave Housedressings a blank canvas to work with.
My brief was to provide a sense of space and ambience which would appeal to a broad range of buyers. The result was an unconditional contract from a Singapore buyer who bought ‘sight unseen’ from the internet photo listing. I have no hesitation in recommending Lorraine and the team at Housedressings for excellent service and styling. Tim Jones, St Heliers.
The Remuera Unit that wasn’t selling and then sold just one day after staging
This is a testament to the power and influence of professional home staging. This unit had been on the market for quite some time and just wasn’t getting any interest. The owner contacted Housedressings and we transformed a blank ordinary canvas into somewhere people could imagine themselves living. The result – a signed contract for sale the very next day after home staging. Take a look at the transformation with our before and after page.
Preparing a home for a garden wedding
Background: Chris and Jim were getting married, in just six months, in their garden. The house was in need of redecoration and de-cluttering – between them they’d accumulated 20 years of stuff. They’d also just been let down by their colour consultant. They called Lorraine and gave her free range to transform the home in time for their nuptials.
- New paving
- Exterior colour change
- Garden make-over
- Interior revamping
- Clutter clearing of kitchen, living room, master bedroom
- Shopping for artwork, accessories and soft furnishings
A modern and very contemporary home with abstract art and some funky stylish additions and splashes of colour to lift and create the ambience the home was previously lacking. Plus – a completely re-organised and de-cluttered living room, kitchen, and master bedroom. Wedding guests were amazed at the transformation
“We are so glad we allowed Lorraine to take charge because she quietly went about changing things but always consulted and worked with us with her choices for our approval. Lorraine is very gifted in her ability to create an atmosphere of invitation and ambience. We have no hesitation in recommending Lorraine to any prospective client.” Chris and Jim Radich, Hillsborough.
Home Staging Case Study
It was by chance that I met Lorraine Wilson from Housedressings Ltd. The timing was perfect. I just happened to have put my property on the market and it was looking so unappetizing. We’d already had an Open House and the interest shown was uninspiring. I had nothing to lose and decided to give Lorraine a chance to show her talents and stage the property for me.
I didn’t even tell my Real Estate Agent what I’d done and her ‘WOW’ exclamation when she saw what had been done said it all. Prospective buyers comments on how well presented the property was satisfied me that I’d made the right decision. Lorraine has natural talents as an interior decorator and I was able leave her to create the right atmosphere – the results were excellent. The lady sure knows how to turn an empty house into a home. Unfortunately I had a change of mind and decided to take the property off the market but I’ll definitely book Lorraine to stage the next house I sell.
If you’re looking for that WOW factor when you sell your property, Lorraine is definitely your Home Stager – you won’t be disappointed. David Horwitz, Dandy Investments Ltd
Getting a Rental Property Ready for Sale
Dear Lorraine, Thank you so much for the way you prepared my rental property for sale. After my tenants moved out, it was looking even bleaker than it had with their furniture in it. With the thoughtful and stylish way you placed furniture, ornaments, rugs and artwork throughout the house, it gave it a much stronger appeal.
Paying attention to the little details really helped too, like using a small dining table to make the dining area look bigger. Selling in mid-winter is never easy, but it sold on the first weekend after you came in, for the price I was looking for. Yours sincerely, Gray Kirkbride, Torbay
The Home Makeover
Dear Lorraine, This letter is to express our appreciation for the wonderful make-over you did on our home. We love the colours you chose and attention to detail especially as we have never been involved in a renovation before. Thank you for shopping with us and sourcing the furniture, appliances and accessories that have enhanced our home to give it the ambience that was lacking. As you know, we were intending to sell but love our new look so much we have decided to stay and enjoy!
We will be referring your services to anyone who wants a home make-over because we are thrilled with the results! Yours Sincerely, Michael and Caroline Dong, Glendene
The Overseas Seller
I initially chose Lorraine from her web site because the fact that she had moved into house staging from a retail background appealed to me. For me this indicated that Lorraine would be likely to bring a practical and realistic approach to her work, and would be used to working to budget and material constraints along with set deadlines.
Throughout the time my house has been dressed whilst for sale, I have been impressed with Lorraine on several fronts. Firstly, her quick and clear communication is a great plus. As I am currently living outside of New Zealand, I have been appreciative that Lorraine has kept me informed at all stages, and answered questions by return email.
Secondly, I have admired Lorraine’s flexibility in working with sales agents to have the house staged on a week by week basis for as long as was needed, and thirdly, and most importantly, Lorraine did a great job in making my house truly look like the lovely home that it is. Her sense of colour and flair with accessories was paramount in making the house of great appeal to prospective buyers.
I wish to heartily recommend Lorraine Wilson as an excellent, artistic and caring home stager.