Joan Inglis

Joan Inglis

Joan Inglis is an Accredited Professional Staging Master® and is owner of Carolina Spaces, LLC - an award winning home staging, model merchandising, and interior design company that serves all of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Carolina Spaces took some time to reflect on the past 3 months and all of the home staging projects we had the honor of completing.  During the second quarter of 2016, our team had the opportunity to:

  • Provide DIY home staging consultations to sellers and Realtors®
  • Furnish and Stage beautiful vacant properties (resale, new construction and model homes) with our inventory of new and name brand furnishings
  • Stage lived-in properties using the homeowner's own furnishings - supplementing where needed
  • Provide renovation recommendations and material selections to homeowners, new home buyers and real estate investors
  • Create working relationships with new clients! 

After reviewing our successes - and with many projects to choose from - our team picked our favorite Home Staging project of Q2!

The Realtor® for this resale property in Charlotte reached out to Carolina Spaces to help get the lived-in home market ready.  Our team viewed the property to devise a staging plan and make updating suggestions.  In this case, a new paint color was recommended to freshen up the space. 

As part of our staging plan, we determined which furnishings would stay, which would be better relocated in another area in the home, and which needed to be moved to storage.  

For lived-in Staging, Carolina Spaces uses the homeowner's furnishings wherever possible to save the homeowner the cost of furniture rental.  In this case, it was agreed that some supplemental furniture pieces and accessories would be brought in to complete the rooms.  At Carolina Spaces, we fill in the blanks! 


Our staging was appropriate for the style, location and the $205,000 price point of the home.  And it worked!   This Charlotte, NC home received multiple offers immediately and was under contract within 24 hours!  And it sold for $1,000 over list price!

Professional home staging by Carolina Spaces can help your home sell faster and for the highest price possible!  Don't risk losing money with a price reduction!


Trust your largest investment - your home - to our professional, award-winning team of home staging experts! We have over 60 years of combined experience in real estate marketing and sales, Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising, and Interior Design.

Carolina Spaces is a full-service Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design firm providing Home Staging services to all of North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia.  Our Model Home services are available nationwide.  Contact us for more information on our award-winning services!

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Carolina Spaces was recently selected to stage two beautiful $1M+ new construction properties in the exclusive Eastover area of Charlotte, NC.  We strive to take our standard above and beyond the competition, and we are always excited for the opportunity to work with new clients.  Once our bid was selected, our team went straight to work! We developed a staging plan, selected appropriate furnishings and accessories from our 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse and professionally staged both homes. 

 
 
 
 
 
Of course, our commitment doesn’t stop after a home is listed! We provide continued support and make it a priority to meet our client’s requests. It was a pleasure to lend our expertise to these two beautiful homes!  
 
 
Carolina Spaces is a full-service home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm honored to provide our award-winning home staging to all areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia, including: Aiken, Asheville, Augusta, Beaufort, Cary, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Concord, Conway, Cornelius, Durham, Fayetteville, Florence, Fort Mill, Huntersville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Greenville, Hilton Head Island, Jacksonville, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks Islands, Raleigh, Rock Hill, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Savannah, Spartanburg, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, York and everywhere in between! 
 
Contact us for more information!
 
 
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The Carolina Spaces team saw our home staging services lead to many successful sales during the first quarter of 2016. With dozens of homes staged and sold, it was hard to highlight just one. So, we've picked our top three favorite home staging projects of the quarter!
The Bronze goes to a Rock Hill, SC home staging project!
 
The homeowner of this $224,900 property in Rock Hill, SC recognized the need for professional guidance to get this home show-ready. Carolina Spaces came in, toured the entire property with the homeowner, and created a step-by-step DIY home staging plan to show off the home's features and attract potential buyers. Home staging worked, and this property was under contract in less than 25 hours!
 
The Silver goes to this Charlotte, NC home staging project!
 
 

This stunning $674,900 new construction in Charlotte, NC sat on the market for 9 months as a home builder's vacant spec home. Feedback from over 200 showings all came back consistent - the family room was too small. So, Carolina Spaces was called in to help! We brought in our stunning inventory and staged the property, paying close attention to the family room. Buyers have a hard time visualizing size and scale in a vacant property (truly, only 10% can visualize the potential of a property!), so we ensured that our staging showed room function and potential furniture placement. Our home staging worked, and this property was under contract in 19 days!

And...The Gold goes to this Charlotte, NC home staging project!
 
 
Both the homeowner and Realtor of this $242,000 condo in the NODA area of Charlotte, NC understood the importance of properly staging a home prior to listing on the market. They trusted Carolina Spaces' full-service home staging to transform the vacant condo into an appealing space to the NODA buyer.  Within hours of listing, multiple offers poured in, and this property was under contract in 0 days!
 
 
Carolina Spaces is a full-service home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm proudly providing home staging services to all of North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia. With a focus on quality, our team's award-winning home staging can help lead to your property's selling success.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 for more information.
 
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If you're familiar with project management, you undoubtedly know about the Project Triangle. It illustrates how for any product or service - timeline, quality and cost are interrelated.

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It is very hard, if not impossible, to optimize all three. Something has to give!

  • Looking for a service quickly and inexpensively - you're not going to get high quality.
  • Looking for a high quality service quickly - it will not be cheap.
  • Looking for a high quality service for a low fee - your project will take a long time to complete. (You won't be a priority and will be scheduled behind higher paying customers.)

So, does the saying "cheap, fast or good - you can pick only two" apply to home staging services? Of course it does!   Beware of any company stating that they can provide high quality, quick service for a low rate.

If cheap and fast are your prerogative, the quality of your service will suffer. The old adage stays true - you get what you pay for.

Carolina Spaces is a full-service professional home staging company that uses only insured movers and insured Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) and Accredited Staging Professional Masters (ASPM). Our furnishings are new from the factories. We do not use garage sale, flea market, or used discarded and dated furnishings (where you run the risk of bedbug infestation). We specialize in quick scheduling and fast completion with superior results!    So, if you picked "fast" and "good" - you're in excellent hands with Carolina Spaces!

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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

Overall Team Favorite!


A gorgeous home in the South Park area of Charlotte was selected by the Carolina Spaces team as the overall favorite home staging project of 2015. Team leader Joan Inglis assisted with paint and update selections to get this home ready for listing, and our inventory of new, high-end furnishings was brought in to transform this cold, vacant property into a warm and inviting home. Eight offers were received within the first 2 days, and the bidding war ended with this home under contract in 4 DAYS for $27,500 over list price!

 

 

Vacant properties don't impress potential buyers. Carolina Spaces' award winning home staging will turn your cold, empty property into a showpiece that stands out against the competition!

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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

 
 Sharol's Pick!
 
Sharol selected a great home in east Charlotte as her favorite home staging project for 2015. This home required some updating before it was ready to list. Carolina Spaces selected all renovation materials (flooring, granite, light fixtures and paint), managed the renovation process and staged the property prior to listing. With our help, this home was under contract in 21 DAYS! 
 
 
Carolina Spaces can handle all aspects of preparing a home for sale, from staging and fine tuning to management of home improvement projects.  This property showcased our design talents - no matter your needs, the Carolina Spaces team can help you achieve selling success!
 
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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

 Carol's Pick!
 

Carol selected a beautiful home in a popular Lake Wylie, SC community as her favorite home staging project of 2015.  Carolina Spaces performed a DIY home staging consultation for the homeowner and provided a customized, detailed blueprint for how they could stage the property on their own.  With our professional staging recommendations and guidance, this home was under contract in 3 DAYS and for $15,500 OVER LIST PRICE!

 
If you're looking to stage your property on your own, obtaining professional guidance that is customized for your property is key!  A DIY home staging consultation from Carolina Spaces includes just that - recommendations tailored specifically for your property.  Following our professional recommendations led to this property's selling success!
 
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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!
 
  Tanya's Pick!
 
Tanya selected a beautiful home in a premier community in Lake Wylie, SC as her favorite home staging project for 2015. Carolina Spaces performed a DIY home staging consultation for this homeowner and provided a detailed plan for staging the property. With our professional staging recommendations and guidance, this home was under contract in 5 DAYS!
 
 

If you're looking to stage your property on your own, obtaining professional guidance customized for your property is key.  A DIY home staging consultation from Carolina Spaces includes recommendations tailored specifically for your property.  Following our professional recommendations led to this property's selling success!

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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

Joan's Pick!
 
Joan selected a home in the sought after Eastover area of Charlotte as her favorite home staging project for 2015. This home sat on the market for 7 months as a vacant property with no offers and was taken off the market. Carolina Spaces came in and staged the property with our stunning inventory of new, high-end furnishings, the home was re-listed and under contract in 3 DAYS!  
 
 

Vacant properties don't impress potential buyers.  Carolina Spaces' award winning staging will turn your cold, empty property into a showpiece that stands out against the competition!  Our staging led to this property's selling success! 

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What do you charge?  What is the price of your services?  How much is this going to cost me?

Carolina Spaces' professional staging services are priced according to the individual property's needs.  No two homes are exactly alike.  Each home has its own unique needs.

In order to provide an exact figure for our hands-on lived-in home staging or our vacant home staging services, we must first physically visit the property to evaluate and form a staging plan.  Our plan to prepare the home for sale will enable it to be shown to prospective buyers at its fullest potential.

A good rule of thumb is to expect to pay 1 to 3 percent of the list price when budgeting for a professional home stager to fully stage your house.

Of course there are bargain stagers out there - with minor qualifications or none at all - who stage with furnishings from flea markets,  garage sales, and thrift and resale stores.  You risk poor results and your money down the drain, or worse!  Used furniture can be a harbinger of bedbugs. According to NBC's What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs, "Do not buy used furniture (especially bedding items or upholstered items)."

Carolina Spaces only stages with new-from-the-factory high-end furnishings, which reflect favorably on your quality product - your home! We want the same end result - a fast sale for the highest sales price possible.

Contact us for Professional Home Staging throughout North Carolina & South Carolina

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