"When I was selling my condo (which was vacant) I decided it was best to stage it so buyers
could “see” what the potential was for the condo. I met with Santina & Laura and they gave
me an idea of what they would do/set up, etc. They also recommended paint colors based on
what the latest trends are, as they have the pulse on the real estate market. They set up both
of my bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. They also were able to help me out with
curtains (my condo had been rented out, so I had NOTHING in it) and chairs and table for my
patio. I live 2 hours from my condo, so I never got to see it fully staged once they set it up, so
when I saw the photos in my listing, I literally did not think it was my condo at first. I had to
really look at where the doors & closets were and then I was able to see it really was my condo.
The furniture they used made the place look so sophisticated and bright and roomy, it was
an amazing transformation. My condo went on the market on a Monday and I had a full
price offer by Friday. And the buyer had visited another condo (totally empty and not
staged) in my same condo complex it was in the same shape, except not painted or with
staging. The buyer was willing to spend $10,000 more on my condo b/c it was so nicely
staged that it made it lookmore “move in ready”. So needless to say, if you have an empty
condo, or know your furnitureis not up to snuff, I’d say its more than worth the time
and money to higher Santina & Laura at Stage it for success."
Testimonial from Owner Sarah Columbaro, Weymouth, MA
Dear Santina & Laura,
Thank you very much for doing an amazing job staging my brother's condo. First of all,
I enjoyed meeting you both and it was a pleasure working with you. Secondly, your
professionalism and passion for your work clearly was demonstrated in the way you
decorated the condo . Your work was like magic and it made a huge difference and
the condo sold above the asking price after the second open house! Your fee was
an investment that paid off immediately and I would highly recommend you to
anyone who wants to sell their property quickly. Once again thank you.
280 Harvard St. Cambridge, MA
P.S. Dino, Thank you so much for recommending these two great ladies to us and all your help so far!
First, Thank YOU Santina and Laura for the fantastic job you did with staging my condo at Newton, MA. It was such a pleasure working with you. You are so professional and friendly and trust me it's hard to find that these days. Really appreciated your vision, your flexibility in every aspect and execution was flawless. Your are reasonably priced, but overall the personal touch was priceless :)
You are AWESOME!
Kuntal Gandhi, Newton, MA
Prior to putting our house on the market, our realtor told us that we needed to declutter our home.
Remove the family photos, take out some furniture, take off the window treatments etc. We were
not sure what that meant. How much do we take out, where do we put it all? We rented some
storage space and started to move some things out. We had lived in our house for 37 years, a lot
was accumulated in the attic and garage. We did what we thought was good enough to put the
house on the market. In March 2016 our house went on the market. We started to hear
comments from the realtors that more decluttering had to be done. The rugs should be taken
out, people want to see your beautiful floors. Does that mean take every rug out? Take all the
window treatment off? You mean no window treatments at all? By that time, the heat of the
summer came and there was not many people looking at our house. Our realtor suggested
that we hire a staging company. We had no idea what that would entail, but we agreed as we
were having our new house built and needed to speed up the process of selling our house to
move into our new home. We arranged for a meeting with Laura Graziano from Stage It For
Success.com. We had never done this before, so she thoroughly explained the process of
staging and we immediately felt confident that we were in the right hands. She went through
the whole house and made notations as to what still needed to be done and told us that she
would send us a detailed account of what we still needed to remove. We set the date of the
staging. It was like moving day. More stuff had to be removed, more furniture had to go into
storage. Window treatments had to be removed almost completely to get more light into the
rooms. Within 2 days Laura and her partner Santina had transformed the whole house. They brought in
their own furniture, their own rugs etc. In the bedrooms, our bedspreads and decorations had to be removed.
They brought in their own white bedding. Everything looked wonderful! As I was watching them work and saw the results, I finally understood what staging meant. The whole house looked beautiful, the rooms looked larger and
lighter. The result was that the house was sold within one week! We enjoyed working with Laura and Santina
very much and we would definitely recommend Stage it for Success!
Eldon and Vera Abbott, Hingham, MA
Santina and Laura,
A huge thank you for all of your help getting our house ready for showings! You were flexible in scheduling our appointment and were able to meet my tight deadline. You both worked so well together and played off each other nicely. You were creative with our furniture and accessories and it definitely made a difference! Multiple offers in 3 days and sold above asking! Thank you both again and have already recommended you to friends in the area.
David and Courtney Jackson
Introduction email from Realtor Eileen Park to her colleague:
Hi Elena, Please meet Santina and Laura. They staged my
Brookline listing and all I can say is wow.They are awesome.
Eileen Park REALTOR® SRES®, RE/MAX Unlimited 617-935-3241 EileenBostonRE@gmail.com
I have had the opportunity to work with Laura & Santina as they staged and consulted on a
number of homes we’ve represented. Some were simply consultations where they advised homeowners how best to highlight their homes using their own furnishings; some were
stagings where Laura and Santina used the owners’ furnishings with their expertise, style,
and flair; and yet others when Laura and Santina staged vacant homes. In all cases these
women showed an ability to bring out the best in the home, maintaining its unique qualities
while adding the touches that appeal to today’s buyers. Stage It For Success lives up to its
name. In all these cases we had strong offers within a couple weeks of the staging being
completed. I would highly recommend Laura and Santina to anyone trying to set their
home apart in its best possible light.
Rick Coughlin, CRB, CRS, GRI
Coughlin & Company Real Estate
"a household name in real estate!"™
Dear Laura and Santina, Thank you for your outstanding staging job at 128 Robert
Street, Braintree. We all feel that due to your efforts and tasteful staging our seller
sold the house within one day, 21K over asking with two backup offers.
Rick Murray, The R & L Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Braintree
Recently Laura and Santina were able to bring in some of the larger pieces of inventory
that they had in storage for one big vacant property I had listed. (56 John C Porter in North Attleboro). Not only I was a pleased with their work, it far exceeded my expectations for
staging help! They are an unstoppable team who I believe are “HGTV worthy.”
Marilyn Cannon Burke, REALTOR
Accredited Staging Professional ASP
Seller Residential Specialist SRS
Laura and Santina have done it again! They staged an empty house for us in record
time.With such professionalism and gorgeous style that appeal to all buyers. The
home went under agreement before the open house well over asking. We know
that what they do works. Thank you so much!
Rick & Lisa
The R&L Home Team @Keller Williams
"Stage it for success is an absolutely amazing company, run by two fantastic ladies! When my
mom had to sell her place, it was a total mess. I was literally embarrassed to open the doors
and show them what lurked inside. However, after Laura and Santina took control, the home
looked completely different. So different that when I brought my mother back inside a few
days ago for a last-look, she said that she wanted to buy her place back! Can't thank you
enough, Stage it for success really did a wonderful job for me and my family. Best wishes for
continued success, Dan"
Santina and Laura with “Stage it for Success” are amazing! As a Realtor, it’s critical to have the right team. Our reputations are on the line with each and every property that we represent. Santina and Laura totally get it, they are in touch with current trends and understand how to keep costs within a budget. They have made and will continue to make my life so much easier. With little direction, they infuse creativity and beauty into everything they touch. I couldn’t imagine not having them when preparing my next listing for sale.
Associate Director, Realtor
Gibson Sotheby's International Realty - Cambridge
"Laura and Santina, I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic staging you did form me
at The Elms condominium in Weymouth. You brought the condo to "Life" using neutral
colors with some bold accents appealing to to either gender. You were SPOT ON!
I appreciate your speed and professionalism and your services did not "break the bank".
I will definitely use your expertise in future listings."
Randy Parker, Keller Williams Realty Braintree
I wanted to share what a great experience I just had with "Stage it for Success", accredited
staging professionals. Santina Giannino and Laura Graziano gave tips and advice to my
seller, brought in furniture and accessories making it an absolute pleasure for me to
photograph. We had several showings the first few days and an accepted offer by day 5. The
buyers agent said he also showed the lesser priced condo in the same complex but that our
unit had perceived increased value due to the condition and presentation. I just wanted
to share with you what a great job they did, I would highly recommend them!
Bonnie J Massa Photography
I had the opportunity to work with Santina and Laura of Stage it for Success and was very impressed with their work. They were personable, reasonably priced and did a fantastic job. Their work is very tasteful and made my real estate listing a showroom. I was pleased with how quickly they completed the job and how they helped highlight the homes best features. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to stage their home.
Richard Lannon, Broker/Realtor
The Rich Lannon Team
"List with the Lannons!"
Keller Williams Realty,214 Quincy Ave
Braintree, MA 02184
Office Direct: 781-817-2104
Cell; 617-571-8510 Fax; 781-926-0393
You guys are my third staging company and I have to say by far "the best".
Developer, Quincy, MA 02170