There’s never a second chance to make a first impression. Buyers typically take less than a minute to make a decision regarding your home. Why leave that first impression to chance? Home staging helps it stand out online, driving more traffic so you can sell your home faster.
From full service home staging to consultations that help you do it yourself to photo styling for MLS listings, we offer a wide variety of staging services to help you sell your home faster and for more money.
Since 2006, Home Star Staging has been helping home sellers, Realtors®, and real estate investors market their listings. We’re a leader in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. A pioneer in the industry, our President, Karen Otto, teaches a home staging class at Collin College and has proclaimed the benefits of home staging on local TV and radio shows.
We believe in maximizing the value of your home sale for the least amount of investment. We won’t oversell you services you don’t need. We want you to sell your home as quickly as possible for minimal investment so you can maximize your profit.
Karen did a fantastic job of staging my mother’s home, which was on the market for 8 months. 6 weeks after staging it was sold! She did a fabulous job. The home looked like new; fresh, wonderful updated furnishings and accessories. She also gave me great ideas for” do it yourself” updates for the home. The best part about Karen was she took a very personal and caring approach. This was a hard 8 months for my mother, financially and emotionally — Karen came in and with a very professional eye transformed the house and we got the needed results. Our only regret is we didn’t have her do it when the house was first on the market — her services made all the difference in the world.. We highly recommend Karen!!
J. Bracken Dallas, TX
I cannot tell you how impressed we are with what you did at our house! We love it! Thanks again!
Paul B., Home Seller, Dallas, TX
Karen, thanks so much for working with us to get our home staged and marketed. Because our house is in historic downtown Plano, but contemporary on the inside, your process of profiling the type of family who would likely want our house was extremely valuable. Once done, it made all of the staging and other marketing decisions much easier. Thank you!
L. Campise, Plano,TX
I have known Karen for several years now and with each years passing I learn of more of her accomplishments in addition to her dedication to helping grow our industry. Karen is always willing to give feedback and help others when asked. I highly recommend working with Karen.
Shell Brodnax, President, Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)
I have to tell you that the home you helped stage at Old Shepard Place in Plano had an offer in 2.5 days!
C.Hahn, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker, Plano, TX
…Home staging is a concept that we were unfamiliar with when we started the process of preparing our home for market. Karen came to our home to introduce us to the concept. While walking through our house, talking things over with Karen, our home started to change; it was becoming a commodity to sell. It was no longer our things that mattered; it was about making the house look its best.… Needless to say, I came home to a transformed and beautiful house……I believe the real key to everything was de-cluttering and placing key pieces of furniture and paintings in locations that emphasized the high points of our house while making our home inviting to others. When someone comes into my house I am proud to show it. We also have received many compliments from agents showing our home… Both Dave and I are sold on the Home Staging Concept!
David and Catherine D., Home Sellers, Plano, TX
Karen, you have done an excellent, fabulous job on my listing. You probably provided 30-40 times of value, for the price I paid. You have exceeded my expectations by a great extent. I am going to utilize your services for all my professional and also, personal needs. For a person as skilled as you are, you have absolutely no airs, you are very flexible, friendly and personal which makes you wonderful to work with.
S. Chaparala, Realtor®, DFW Realties, Dallas,TX
I thought I would send a quick email to let you know how the selling of our home is going. You came to our home in Allen and helped me with staging. I took your input and came up with what we felt worked for our home. It’s amazing! We have been on the market since Sept. 17th, and we signed a contract offer yesterday! Our home also received TWO offers on the same day! Therefore, our home sold in 12 days!! I can’t thank you enough for your assistance and help. With your guidance, we did put things into storage to open the house up. Thanks again for your help!
Janell S.P., Home Seller, Allen, TX
Karen defines professionalism. She knows her “stuff” but most of all, she has her ways of approaching the tasks that sets her apart from ALL stagers that I know. Karen knows how to interact with clients on a difficult topic – staging when Sellers do not want to spend any more money than they need to. Karen is my business partner in staging. I would recommend her to anyone who could utilize professional staging skills for Plano and the surrounding areas.
Loreena Yeo, Realtor®, 3:16 Team Realty
We closed on the house today. I just wanted to thank you very much for all of your hard work. I think staging the house is what made it sell so quickly. I was so impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail. I did not have to worry about a thing. I will definitely use your services again.