TESTIMONIALS –  HOME STAGING, MID-NORTH COAST, NSW

Home staging, Port Macquarie – agent, Elders, Port Macquarie

You did an amazing job with this one [49 Emerald Drive, Port Macquarie] everybody who has walked through the door has been taken aback with how stunning it is. Can’t thank you ladies enough. 

Daniel Slater, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Elders, Port Macquarie

Home staging Port Macquarie, mid-north coast NSW – agent, Elders Port Macquarie

”   As always you have done a magnificent job! [ 27 O’Briens Road, Port Macquarie ] We love your work.  

Alison Sheppard,  Real Estate Agent, Elders Lifestyle Group, Port Macquarie ig @alison_sheppard_sales_agent

Home staging, Port Macquarie – vendor

 Watching Michelle and Nicole – the DESiGNiNG Divas – at work was like sneaking a look at Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Every element in their creations is carefully selected, positioned, examined and minutely adjusted to yield the desired effect. The result of their work was a home presenting its assets to the maximum in both photographs and in life. To call these women perfectionists would be to undervalue their expertise. Every fold and crease, each hand-selected object, the casually “tossed” fabric, is positioned meticulously to contribute to the whole. And the result is a visceral reaction that overwhelms rational analysis of the components. In our case, Michelle and Nicole transformed an already attractive and inviting home into a gallery-worthy expression of a dream lifestyle, while retaining the soul of our dearly loved home… 

Gregg Faulkner, vendor – 28 O’Briens Road, Port Macquarie [nb the property sold on the first day of showing]. Agency: Elders Port Macquarie. Agen:t Alison Sheppard. view the staged property  

Home staging Port Macquarie, mid-north coast NSW – agent, Elders Port Macquarie

”   Thank you for your styling expertise with a property I had the opportunity to take to the market for a client of ours at 21 Banksia Ave [Port Macquarie.The property was showing some signs of tiredness. The ladies came in & styled certain rooms of the home which took the attention off the tiredness & created a whole different feel to this home. Within the first open home a sale was achieved for more than the vendor was thinking. Great result & a massive thank you to Designing Divas.  

Greg Bates,  Real Estate Agent, Elders Lifestyle Group, Port Macquarie 

Home staging, Port Macquarie – agent, First National Port Macquarie

 I would like to thank Michelle and her team of hard working ladies for her attention to detail and enthusiasm in all of the homes she has styled for me over many years but I would like to give a particular shout out to Michelle for her ability to recognise a home’s qualities and being able to tie in the owners furniture items…..my recent sale of 14 Adele Close is a perfect example of the benefits of Designing Diva’s styling ability to value add and present a home in its best light, resulting in happy vendor and buyer and higher than anticipated pricing. 

Di Calder, Licensed Real Estate Agent, First National, Port Macquarie

Home staging Port Macquarie, mid-north coast NSW – agent, L J Hooker
”   A property I have currently listed for auction [Rydges apartment] is the first I have used Designing Divas for. I first met up with Michelle to look at the project and was immediately very impressed with her casual but professional demeanor. Whilst I know the team is super busy the time and effort in looking at the project determining the best course of action and styling it up to perfection was fantastic to see.I have now engaged the team on another project.  

Greg Laws, Licenced Real Estate Consultant & Auctioneer, L J Hooker Port Macquarie 

Home staging, Port Macquarie – agent, McGrath Real Estate

 I have had the pleasure of using Michelle Burton and her experienced team from Designing Divas to style many of my properties for sale over the past 7 years. Michelle is an exceptionally talented professional who has the ability to take houses from any era and transform their look and feel into something spectacular. She has an added advantage of having access to a huge range of furnishings that suit any home style. She is also an award winning kitchen designer to add to her list of expertise. When marketing the property online, I was able to achieve stunning photos from the professionally styled homes, which resulted in more buyers placing the properties on their short list. I can’t emphasise enough, the impact a well presented home has on the buyers’ perception of value once they arrive at the inspection. All of my homes that were styled by Designing Divas have all successfully sold for above expected prices. I highly recommend using the Designing Divas to ensure your home achieves the price it deserves. 

Keith Olsen, Real Estate Sales Agent, McGrath Estate Agents, Port Macquarie

Home staging Camden Head, mid-north coast NSW – vendor 
”  We recently placed our home of 30 years on the market. As it was also a rental for a couple of years it was now completely empty. From our first meeting with Michelle from Designing Divas I knew I was in safe hands. With style, ease and grace Michele and her colleagues transformed our home into a lovely relaxed coastal feel. The furniture pieces were unique, the artwork really completed a homely feel. Designing Divas were always available for advice and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend Designing Divas if you are looking to sell your home and want to add that wow factor. It was a pleasure to work with you.   

Mary, vendor. Agents selling: PRD Laurieton. View the staged property  

Home staging, Port Macquarie – vendor

 We had already received an offer on our Shelly Beach home when we engaged DESiGNiNG Divas so we thought we knew what to expect. After the Staging and the first open house, the increase in offers received was staggering. We firmly believe that the professional staging of our property considerably improved our sale outcome. The team at DESiGNiNG Divas were efficient, timely, committed and clearly specialists. We can’t thank you enough. 

Delwyn Kruk, vendor (agent David Plews, Elders – view the property Staged for Sale)  

Home staging Laurieton, mid-north coast NSW – agent, PRD 
” I have been lucky enough to use the team at DESiGNiNG Divas a few times now and I must say, every single experience with them has been 1st class. From the moment they come into the home, their ideas and style blow you away and helps the home really standout. Consistently thoughtful, knowledgeable, communicative, flexible, and of course, excellent style and taste. For any sort of interior design needs, Michelle and the team need to be the first that you call! 

Riley Papas| Licensed Real Estate Agent | PRD, Laurieton  mid-north coast , NSW 

Home staging, Port Macquarie – agent, Elders

” Thank you for your staging Michelle [and Nicole]. Wonderful job! We believe staging is an extremely powerful tool when placing your property for sale.   

David Plews, Real Estate Agent, Elders Lifesstyle Group, Port Macquarie 

Home staging, Harrington, NSW – agent, Laing + Simmons

After selling this magnificent waterfront home on the first open inspection I am in awe of the power of home staging. Over my 42 years as a licensed Real Estate Agent, this is my first use of a staging company and it certainly will not be my last! I would like to thank Michelle at  DESiGNiNG Divas  in Port Macquarie for their help in marketing the home as they are true professionals and it helped me achieve a wonderful result for the owners ! I can highly recommend the team at DESiGNiNG Divas to give you that edge in promoting an empty home! 

Geoff Holdsworth | Licensed Real Estate Agent | Laing + Simmons Manning Valley  View the property staged for sale at Harrington, Mid North Coast , NSW 

Commercial design –  Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie interior design and renovation   

From the start, the most important thing was to put the design team together. That has been the basis of everything, having Michelle on board from DESiGNiNG Divas, Rob Snow from Snow Architects and Darren from CPG in consultation with myself and Danena. They are a wonderful team, easy to work with and very professional. They have contacts within their organisations that have made things as simple as possible. To be honest, I don’t know how we would have done this without them.” 

Mark Stone, owner Billabong Zoo.

Home staging Forster, NSW – agency, Pacific Coast Property Network

  ” Once again, a fantastic job done by Michelle and her team. It made a huge difference to the appeal of the home. As a home owner you will never regret using this amazing company [DESiGNiNG Divas] to help sell your home.  We also really appreciated the speed and quality of furniture used. Thanks so much, look forward to doing business again in the future. 

Norma McGovernPacific Coast Property Network 

 Home staging regional  mid north coast NSW  – agent hem Property

“ I have been using Designing Divas for around 3 years to improve the saleability of my clients properties.Time and time again we have proven to our clients that for a small investment not only are their properties sold faster, the sale prices are significantly higher. Michelle and Nicole are great to work worth.

Andrew Meldrum | Licensed Real Estate Agent, Hem Property, Port Macquarie 

 Commercial Interior Design, Port Macquarie 

Wave Bowl – ten pin bowling, bar, eats and karaoke.  

 Everything you see and touch has been modernised. It’s stylish and full creativity. Thanks to Michelle from Designing Divas, we have a beautiful welcoming entrance, kitchen and fresh dining and seating. Soft couches offer our bowlers places to relax, have a coffee or a beer. An an eye-catching bowling mural greets patrons walking through the front door. it’s just an amazing transformation… 

Sam & Jules, Wave Bowl, Port Macquarie, NSW 2445.

 Home staging Laurieton, mid north coast –  agent,PRD

We recently had a client that had an empty home getting prepared for sale who had asked me about the services of any local staging and interior design companies. I had previously met with Nicole and Michelle on a couple of occasions but had not had the right opportunity for them to refer them business. On this occasion I put them in touch with our client and they agreed on a package that would suit the property. Following the completion of the property styling our first open home was set for the first weekend which attracted significantly larger numbers than all of our other appointments on the day and larger numbers than nearly all of our best performing properties. The response was outstanding, the feedback online was excellent, and the large numbers at the open house led to a full price offer on the first weekend. Our firm will definitely be utilising and referring the services of DESiGNiNG Divas in the future. 

Simon Hancox, Licensed Real Estate Agent / Licensee, PRD Laurieton 2443 [ 

Home staging Port Macquarie –  agent, McGrath Real Estate

” Michelle is always a delight to work with and her eye for detail is remarkable…

Todd Bates, Principal McGrath, Port Macquarie.

Home staging  Port Macquarie 2444 – agent, Shartru

The property definitely sold for the price we were looking for… Many properties are not getting their initial asking prices and I have had this happen on many other listings. With that being said I have honestly never had a staged property not get within the range the vendors were looking for and I do believe professional staging adds a significant advantage to the property being marketed. The house was actually on the market with another agency before us which ended up not selling in the 3-4 months it was listed. So, considering we sold it this time pretty much within a month and the staging was one of the only considerable differences (with new carpets and painting as well), it has to be said that it was well worth the investment. Thank you Michelle and the team at DESiGNiNG Divas.

Sean, Shartru Agency 

Home Staging Port Macquarie 2444   – agent, Raine & Horne

” I have used the services of Michelle at DESiGNiNG Divas on a number of Real Estate marketing promotions. Some large full homes, others to just sharpen up the presentation. I have found her to be skilled at her profession producing excellent outcomes, reliable and helpful. I am grateful to have a service such as Designing Divas to call on when we need help with great presentation.

Garry Knapp, real estate agent, – Raine & Horne Port Macquarie

 Home Staging Port Macquarie 2444 – vendor

” A big thank you to Michelle and her wonderful team at DESiGNiNG Divas for styling my property for sale, in Port Macquarie. When I opened the front door after Michelle had woven her magic, it felt so different and appealing. It was Garry Knapp of Raine & Horne who firstly recommended I have the house styled. Garry introduced me to Designing Divas who have a great reputation in the area for home styling that complements the property’s architecture and character. Michelle certainly had her hands full with my waterfront property. I couldn’t believe how many contracts went out after the initial viewings. I am, in some ways, sorry not to be living in the home, especially after viewing how a talented interior designer had brought out its wonderful features…But as Garry Knapp said in his marketing, “The Vendor has other fish to fry”. I wish the new owners every happiness in their new home.

Camellia Flanagan, vendor

Home Staging –  Port Macquarie 2444  – agent hem Property

” Without a doubt, the styling that was done by Nicole [DESiGNiNG Divas Home Stylist] ensured that this property was presented to maximise the potential result and attention. The tones and furnishings captured the style of the apartment perfectly. We look forward to employing the services of Nicole again and again! 

Naomi Hunter, reals state agent, hem, Port Macquarie 

Home Staging  Port Macquarie – agent Belle  

” We loved that Designing Divas was able to incorporate our clients’ existing antique furniture with their own inventory to create a warm, homely appeal to prospective buyers. The challenge of this particular property was to work with the existing rust coloured carpet, and we were very pleased that they found a solution being to incorporate that colour into accessories and artwork which made it all flow.

Sue Jogever, Belle Property, Port Macquarie 

Home Staging Taree, mid north coast of NSW 2430  – vendor 

” From the moment I met Michelle, I was confident in her. We had been renting our once home for 2 years and were in the middle of doing some quite large renovations to the home to get it ready for sale. Michelle looked past all of the chaos and saw what she could do. After deciding to have the home staged by Michelle, she was in constant contact as to where we were up to and how her choices were going. All went to plan and Michelle arrived with all her goodies… Our home was large, big rooms to fill. We couldn’t believe the transformation! It was amazing to walk back in and see a home, not just rooms. Michelle’s insight into the feel of the home was amazing, she didn’t just put furniture in place, but made it a warm, relaxed, stylish and comfortable home, somewhere you wanted to be. We couldn’t recommend Michelle more highly, she was a pleasure to work with and truly has style. Thanks Michelle. 

Mark and Donna Hammondvendors Taree – Agency: Elders of Taree

Home styling and internal renovation Port Macquarie 2444 – vendor  

Recently I decided to sell my Port Macquarie investment property that I have owned for the past 20 years – it obviously needed a good “freshening-up” and as I live in Newcastle, I looked for someone local who could assist me in this process. I was fortunate to find Michelle Burton from DESiGNiNG Divas who coordinated an amazing team of professional trades people to transform my 2 bedroom unit into a fresh and modern styled apartment in just two weeks. I have nothing but praise for Michelle and her work – from the moment I first met her at the unit and listened to her suggestions, I knew I was working with a professional. Michelle’s ideas were practical and affordable and really made the difference to the final sale price I was able to achieve within two short weeks of listing, along with the professionalism of Keith Olsen at McGrath. They both kept in touch with me on a daily basis during the process so I always felt comfortable that the work was being completed on time, all the time. I know that I doubled my investment in making the unit look exceptional, with a real “buy me now” look!  Thank you Michelle and Keith! 

Peter Alcock, vendor / Agency: McGrath,  Agent Keith Olsen

Home Staging – unit  Port Macquaire 2444- agent Elders Real Estate

” My client used DESiGNiNG Divas to style their property for sale. The level of professionalism and constant communication was exactly what we were after. Every potential purchaser that commented on the styling had nothing but great things to say and I believe we achieved a premium sale price as a result their work .” 

Tim Joyce, Elders Real Estate, Port Macquarie  

Home Staging – Macquarie 2444  – vendor 

Thanks Michelle [DESiGNiNG Divas]} for the lovely styling of our unit. It looked great in the photos and video that were taken to advertise, also got a lot of positive feedback from prospective buyers!! We sold at auction yesterday after being for sale for only 4 weeks!!! I think having your property styled definitely gives it the winning edge over others!!!….Thanks again Michelle

Wendy & James Steen, vendors

Property staging – Hallidays Point, mid north coast NSW – vendor 

“ We have just completed building a home in Tallwoods Village, Hallidays Point and we wanted to showcase the property at its best. Michelle from DESiGNiNG Divas came to our rescue. She listened to our purpose and responded brilliantly. Michelle’s professionalism is second to none. She is creative and goes beyond expectations to make the whole designing process enjoyable for the client. Of note is the manner in which Michelle establishes a theme followed by a colour palette according to the property. Additionally, Michelle has a great eye for detail – slightly quirky but always smart. We witnessed our project turn into a home of comfort and casual elegance.” 

Terry Pearson, vendor

 Property Staging – Port Macquarie 2444 – agent McGrath Real Estate

” Michelle from DESiGNiNG Divas is an integral part of preparing our client’s property for sale. Her professionalism, knowledge, communication and keen eye for detail are paramount to achieving premium results for our clients. I feel at ease when recommending Michelle as I know everything will be taken care of quickly and effectively. Time and time again she consistently goes above and beyond to make sure the job is done right and to an extremely high standard. I would strongly recommend a call to Michelle and her team to anyone who is looking at selling, renovating or just looking for some fresh ideas. You will not be disappointed!!!” 

Dayne Maloney, McGrath Real Estate 

Property Staging – Port Macquarie 2444  – vendor

” Michelle was a delight to work with in providing lovely furniture and fittings in my home while I offered it for sale. It was styled to maximise it to its full potential. I would highly recommend DESiGNiNG Divas f you are presenting a property for sale.

Marlin Atkins, vendor; Agency: Percival Property, Port Macquarie