Home Staging Is Key to Marketing Success for Award-Winning NYC Broker, Carol Halt

Congratulations to Carol Halt, Senior Vice President & Associate Broker at Barak Realty in New York, who was recently honored with top awards at her firm:

WINNER BARAK 2009 BEST IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

WINNER BARAK 2009 DEAL OF THE YEAR

WINNER BARAK 2009 #2 TOP PRODUCER

Carol has built her reputation for client trust and satisfaction
through proven results, integrity, loyalty, market knowledge and
unparalleled personalized service. She utilizes great communication and
follow-up skills, sharp negotiating know-how, analytical ability and
strict attention to detail to achieve the client’s wishes. Because of
her desire to satisfy, Carol eases the process without sacrificing
toughness or determination.

Carol truly understands the importance of professional home staging
in the marketing of real estate in today’s competitive marketplace and
has integrated home staging in her comprehensive marketing plan for
each seller. She says,

You only get one chance to make a first impression” and “a
picture speaks a thousand words”, both seem like just corny phrases but
are critical to selling property in this type of market. The property
needs to be prepared by a PROFESSIONAL STAGER to optimize and enhance
the property’s appearance, making it appeal to the widest audience of
buyers. Since most buyers begin their search on the web, the
photographs need to show the property at its very best. I always
include professional staging as part of my marketing plan when pitching
for a listing; it’s critical and gives the property an edge over the
competition. It results in a quicker sale at the very best price.” 

It is always such a pleasure to collaborate with savvy agents like Carol. At Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., we always share the seller’s and agent’s goals of selling quickly for top dollar. Certified Staging Professionals
are experts at handling staging challenges, always working with tight
deadlines and limited budgets. Once we are on the team, the agent can
focus their full attention on their areas of expertise – marketing and
selling. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

We transformed an Upper Westside property for Carol last year. As Carol says, “the examples shown are of before and after staging by Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc.
. It would have been virtually impossible to sell this property in the
original state. Buyers would focus on the all the clutter and personal
items, a total distraction plus the space appears very small. After
staging, it showed how large the space really is and the staged
furnishings were neutral and not distracting.”

Carol Halt is an outstanding broker who always focuses on what is
best for her clients. To learn more about Carol and her services, visit
her website or contact her at carol@barakny.com

To learn more about Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc. and my services, please visit IngenuityPizzazz.com.. I am also very proud to a trainer for Certified Staging Professionals,
the leading staging training company in North America. If you are
interested in a career in professional home staging, we have CSP training classes scheduled across North America.

If you are a real estate agent who is interested in increasing your
sales and commissions by incorporating home staging in your marketing
plan, Certified Staging Professionals offers the one day CSP Elite Program for agents.

My upcoming 3-day, hands-on, Certified Staging Professionals classes are:

Ottawa – February 15-17
Philadelphia – March 8 – 10
New York – April 10 -12
Teaneck – May 3-5

Nairn Friemann, MBA
Certified Staging Professional & Trainer
Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc.
IngenuityPizzazz.com
nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com