Carolina Spaces, an interior design, professional home staging, luxury home staging, and model home merchandising firm based in Lake Wylie, SC just south of Charlotte, NC, has won "Best Of Houzz 2019 in Customer Service." Founded in 2004 by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design was chosen for this award by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz® community, and was chosen from among more than 2.1 million home building, remodeling and design professionals active on Houzz®. Houzz® is the leading platform for home renovation and design.

"Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design is honored to have been awarded 'Best of Houzz' for the third year in a row. We are humbled and grateful that our commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized again by the Houzz community," said Inglis.

"Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects. We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app," said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing for Houzz.

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Dear Homeowner,
You've decided to sell your luxury property.  You've painstakingly interviewed Realtors specializing in luxury listings, and you've carefully selected your listing agent based upon qualifications, statistics, testimonials and performance.  As we discussed in a previous blog, luxury real estate requires luxury staging, so now is the time to put just as much effort into choosing a luxury home staging professional.
 
Dear Realtor,
Do you specialize in marketing luxury listings? Exceptional properties require exceptional home staging and you must partner with a knowledgeable and experienced luxury home staging professional.  As you know, home staging is a marketing tool and the quality of the home stager's work (good or bad) will convey to the property and to you!  You're the best - you need the best on your team. 
 
So how do you choose a luxury home staging professional?  With HGTV and numerous staging books available, anyone can call themselves a stager and most stagers now claim to offer luxury staging services.  While there are industry associations that provide training and ethical guidelines, there is no standard or test that measure's a stager's knowledge of core competencies as the staging industry in and of itself is unregulated.  It is very common for stagers, even those who have undergone training, to post photos of rooms on social media sites and ask "How do I stage this?"  The knowledge and service you receive from Stager A can be completely different from Stager B.  You want to select the luxury home staging professional who knows exactly how to stage your property - and not hire the stager who runs to facebook pleading for instructions.
 
In our previous blog, we explained how luxury staging enters the realm of interior design, so in assessing a luxury staging professional's qualifications, one must look for staging as well as interior design education and affiliations.  Do the credentials the stager lists require continuing education?  You want someone who is up-to-date on current trends.  Is your luxury staging project new construction?  Then look for experience with new home sales as well as staging.  Also, how many years has the luxury home stager been in business?
 
A luxury home staging firm that looks good on paper may not actually deliver the quality that you want, so make sure to view current luxury staged homes in person before you make a decision.  Are the rooms fully furnished to show lifestyle?  Is the quality of furnishings appropriate for the price-point of the home?  Is the furniture new, rented, or flea market finds?
 
Lastly, make sure you evaluate the luxury home stager's statistics. What is their average time on the market for luxury homes in your price point? Improper staging can cause a home to linger on the market unsold.  Has the luxury staging firm received any accolades for their successes? As we stated above, luxury staging enters the realm of interior design, so make sure to look for companies that have been honored for interior design as well as staging.  And if your luxury staging project is new construction, look for recognition of showcase and model home projects.
 
Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design - based in Lake Wylie, SC just south of Charlotte, NC - is the only home staging and design firm in the Southeast with advanced knowledge and certifications in the combined industries of Real Estate, Interior Design, Luxury Home Staging, Home Staging, New Home Construction, and New Home Sales. Our name brand and high-end furnishings inventory is unsurpassed.  Our list of accolades demonstrates a proven track record of success over our company's 14+ years in business.  Let our luxury home staging create the exceptional environment necessary for your property's successful sale!
 
The team members of Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design are trained, educated, and licensed.  Contact us at 1-855-SPACES-5 or visit CarolinaSpaces.com.
 
Now that you've chosen a luxury home staging professional, how much can you expect the investment in luxury staging services to be?  Stay tuned!

Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design - based in Lake Wylie, SC, just south of Charlotte, NC - offers award-winning, full-service interior design, professional home staging, model home merchandising and luxury home staging not just to the greater Charlotte area, but to all of the Southeast.  Our model home merchandising and interior design services are also available nationwide. 

 
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The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) recently awarded Carolina Spaces and founder, owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis with "Best of Home Staging" awards in Staging Excellence and Industry Leadership for 2018. IAHSP® is the world’s largest and longest running Home Staging Industry Association.

"Carolina Spaces, founded in 2004, has a long and proven track-record of superior service and excellence in our stagings, and we are thrilled that the quality of our work has been recognized on an international level.

"It is also such an honor to be acknowledged personally for my contributions to the staging industry. From being the first Accredited Staging Professional® in the state of South Carolina, to four terms as the local Charlotte IAHSP® Chapter President, to being personally selected by The Creator of Home Staging® Barb Schwarz to receive her 2014 Barb Schwarz Staging Excellence Award, to being the current President of the IAHSP® International Board - I am truly grateful," Inglis said.

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Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise in the August-September-October 2018 issue of the Metro Charlotte New Home Guide. Joan shared her wealth of home staging knowledge by authoring the article "The Importance of Home Staging" as featured in The Builder Report section of the magazine.

In her article, Joan explains the need to stage homes for a faster sale, the importance of using a seasoned professional with verifed references, and the amount to budget for investment in full-service professional home staging.

New Home Guide Staging ArticleJoan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print. She has won numerous local, state, regional and internatonal awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004. Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast.  Model Home services for home builders are available nationwide. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise to home builders in the Spring 2018 issue of NAHB's Best in American Living Magazine.  Joan shared her wealth of home staging and interior design knowledge by authoring the article "Set the Stage."

In her article, Joan explains the value of staging for home builders, when done properly by a professional experienced with new home sales. She also provides a list of Do's and Don'ts for Inventory Home Staging.

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Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print.  She has won numerous local, state, regional and international awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004.  Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services for home builders nationwide.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Carolina Spaces, a Charlotte, NC interior design, home staging, and model home merchandising firm, has won "Best Of Houzz 2018 in Customer Service." Founded in 2004 by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces was chosen for this award by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community. Houzz® is the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

"It is such an honor for Carolina Spaces to be chosen 'Best of Houzz' from among the more than 1 million home building, remodeling, and design professionals that are active on the Houzz platform.

"We are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, and are grateful that our commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized by the Houzz community for the second year in a row," said Inglis.

"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz.

“Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

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Lake Norman HBA's 14th annual Best of the Lake Design Competition recently awarded Carolina Spaces Best Residential Interior Staging - Luxury Property over $1 million. Carolina Spaces has won the luxury staging award every year since the category was created for the competition.

Carolina Spaces' award winning entry was a $1.6 million new construction, Waxhaw, NC property that sold for full asking price in 21 days after Inglis furnished the home. The home had been for sale vacant with no offers for eight months.

"I am honored to be acknowledged as providing home builders, Realtors and home sellers the absolute Best in Luxury Staging in my region," said Joan Inglis, company founder, owner, and lead designer.

"The Charlotte Region is catching onto the need for special marketing services for luxury properties. This includes real estate, advertising, photography, and staging," Inglis said.

"Since the real estate market is currently hot in Charlotte, a lot of people are jumping on the luxury bandwagon claiming to provide these services. Carolina Spaces has always specialized in luxury properties and has worked in homes priced up to $10 million. We have furnished and helped facilitate the sale of over $1 billion in real estate since 2004," said Inglis.

Carolina Spaces carries a full inventory of new, high-end, name brand furnishings appropriate for luxury properties. The firm specializes in designing with the proper scale, color, and style appropriate for each individual property.

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Carolina Spaces, the leading home staging, interior design, and model home merchandising firm in North and South Carolina, was featured in the Redfin blog "37 Home Staging Experts Share the Secret to Appeal to Buyers in Your City."  Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces' owner and lead designer, provided her expertise on how home builders and home sellers can appeal to buyers in Charleston, SC.

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The full blog can be viewed at Redfin.com.

Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print.  She has won numerous local, state, regional and international awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004.  Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, had the honor of discussing her passion for interior design with Carolina & Co Live at the Myrtle Beach Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show last week! View the entire interview at blogspot.com.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

 

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Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, LLC - a home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based in Charlotte, NC - has been appointed President of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®). IAHSP®, founded in 1999, is the pioneer home staging industry association. As the governing and regulating association for the industry, it requires members worldwide to adhere to strict standards of professional and ethical guidelines.

The full press release is available at pr.com.

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