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.

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

The best tip that I can give a homeowner who is interested in selling their home is to first hire a professional Home Stager to give you a consultation. By professional, I don’t mean someone with a flair for decorating or someone who thinks they learned Home Staging from watching HGTV. An Accredited Staging Professional® has invested in specialized education and their goal should be to provide sellers with the best possible service. Carolina Spaces offers nationwide assistance with finding a qualified ASP®.

A professional can be expected to evaluate your property with a trained eye and focus on things that would be a distraction to buyers. The Home Stager’s job during a consultation is to make educated recommendations for changing, rearranging, removing, adding, packing, storing, and possibly painting and updating. After the consultation, the homeowner is expected to complete the recommendations prior to listing the home for sale for the best and fastest results.

Once the homeowner has the staging recommendations, he/she might need some organizational help with sorting and packing belongings. The homeowner might also need a moving team and truck to haul excess items to a donation site or a storage facility. A larger-scale professional Home Staging company should be able to assist with these needs at an added cost.

Beyond the common tips of - “reduce clutter, remove personalized items, and keep your home clean and odor-free”- exists the specialized knowledge of furniture placement most beneficial to traffic flow and highlighting each room’s features. This is crucial to prepare a home for showing and it is rare for a homeowner with an emotional attachment to their home to complete their own staging project without professional assistance.

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