Welcome to my website! My name is Brenda Shute and I decorate new and older homes that need freshening and rejuvenating. When working with realtors, I stage empty or occupied homes and prepare them for a quick sale at top dollar price. In the past 6 years I have staged several hundred homes and a large majority sells within the first month and many the first week. My staging technique is a powerful tool in preparing homes to sell; By injection of feminine charm, color and personality a home that is drab can become fabulous.
Staging is an investment that typically costs less than the first price reduction on your home. The hardest part to accept is each room no longer has to be functional to you, it has to fulfill the needs of the prospective buyer and the lifestile needs of the target market. Simple things like professionally painting your home can return 30% to you on your investment! When working with a client I discuss removal of dated wallpaper and/or wall colors and family pictures. I'm not implying that the homeowners have bad taste, it's just simply helping their house appeal to the largest market possible. I firmly believe there's no need to buy new furniture if what you own is in good condition and matches your decor. The key is to just repurpose and reposition! Homes often have the right elements but sometimes just need rearrangement. When you maintain your home with paint, cleanliness, and uncluttered rooms you WILL reap the rewards of a full price offer and a quick sale.
I frequently donate my time and resources as a decorator to non-profit organizations including Westly Rankin, The Hockaday School, Dallas Junior Womens Forum, TREPAC, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.
I work with Dallas' Best Realtors including Ebby Halliday, Briggs-Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, Allie Beth Allman and Virginia Cook. Each one will tell you about the positive benefits and relationships I establish with their clients.
One of the joys of my work is that I give each client my creative personal attention. There is never a typical day because each space has its own unique and special need. Below is a partial list of the things that I do:
~Select paint colors, tile and wood flooring, lighting, faucets, hardware and area rugs.
~Organize and de-clutter rooms, closets and storage spaces
~Stage homes for a fast sales cycle for top dollar return in price
~Space plan of furniture for current and/or future homes
~Coordinate with and be there on actual moving day
~Assist with set-up in new home
~Personal shopping with the homeowner for items to energize their space
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