What my clients are saying…
“With the changes in the real estate market. I have come to realize that as a real estate professional, I have to offer superior services to my Clients. One of the best ways I’ve found to offer real value is to provide listings I take is a consultation with Claudia Jacobs. Even with the toughest of Clients, Claudia has a way to politely and effectively get the Client to make improvements to their homes. The feedback I get back from anyone I’ve hired her for is always positive. She is extremely personable and professional and is able to convey suggestions to the Client that they would resist from me.
After a consultation with a Client, I’ve gone back to take photos of the listings. I’ve found the suggestions she has made give the property much more appeal to a prospective buyer as seen through their eyes. At this point, after knowing I’ve secured a listing I don’t even put in the MLS until Claudia has had time to meet with the Client. Her services are exceptional and my Clients are very happy with the results, as am I.”
- Claude Brischoux, Keller Williams Realty, Goshen, NY
“In this difficult real estate market, we wanted to do everything we could to make our home more appealing to potential buyers. Having Claudia do our staging was one of the best decisions we could have made. The end result was amazing!”
- Leslee Thoelen, Blooming Grove, NY
“What can I say other then WOW. Claudia took an awkward situation and turned it into one of the most positive experiences for Leslee, her family, and everyone else involved. I would recommend her services to anyone having a hard time selling, or decorating their home. Her soothing personality created unbelievable excitement and the willingness to get the work done. Leslee did an awesome job following her suggestions and in record time. Hats off to the both of you. You rock!!!!”
- Randye Ackerman, Prudential Serls Prime Properties
“All of the realtors seemed to think our home was a “showcase”. An offer came within a week, and we’re sure the work you did helped a lot with that. The buyers even made a repeat visit with all the extended family, and everyone was duly impressed. Although we are moving out of the area, we’ll be happy to refer any of our house-selling friends to you.”
- Peter, Chester, NY
“We at Ferrante & Memmelaar had a few spec homes that we could not sell and had to do something different to get some interest, we felt lowering the price or any incentive was not the way to go. We decided to stage the home. We used the services of Claudia Jacobs Designs who staged the main rooms of the homes and now people can get a real feel for the space. Interest picked up on both homes and sold within a short period of time. We believe in Real estate staging for new construction.”
- Angelo Ferrante,
Ferrante & Memmelaar, New Hampton, NY
Vacant Staging testimonials
It is amazing that when you put the appropriate scale of furniture in a room, the room always look bigger and better. It certainly is the case here. The pictures you took also look really good as well. I am always happy to have value added especially where there is a lot at stake. You are a pleasure to work with. Thank you.
Redesign & Decorating testimonials
“Claudia is a joy to work with! Under a tight timeline, she really helped ease our transition into our new house. Using her terrific sense of color, she beautifully translated my color scheme ideas into Benjamin Moore colors and helped transform our screaming ’90s house into a warm, inviting and stately family home. It was a big project and she was brilliant at solving furniture placement problems, as well. I highly recommend Claudia to friends and family alike.”
- Brenda, Warwick, NY
“Thank you so much for doing our redesign. It looks amazing! All I want to do is sit in my “new” living room and relax. My husband loves it too. I can’t wait to show off our new room to our family and friends.”
- Rebecca, Newburgh, NY
“Claudia took a big open area and grouped the furniture so that we had more defined space. We had never considered the layout that seemed so obvious to her. Before using Claudia, we had called several interior designers, but found that they mainly wanted to sell us furniture or other services. Claudia was able to work objectively using our own furniture, and made suggestions for the pieces that we wanted to replace.”
- Joy & Steve, Chester, NY
“When I went into business for myself I converted my den into my office. While it was functional for me it was chaotic and unwelcoming for clients. Since consulting is a critical part of my business I knew change was needed. Claudia came in and reviewed the office and within a very short period of time she showed me the redesign. It was gorgeous. It not only felt like a professional office it was warm and inviting. More important it was elegant and didn’t cost me a king’s fortune. With Claudia’s help we not only got the look we wanted but we came in under budget. Clients love it and I love the environment. It stimulates me to work even harder. Now that is value added.”
- Scott Lask, Scott Lask
Wealth Management Group LLC, Monroe, NY
“When Claudia attended the School of Interior Redesign, LLC several years ago, I knew she would be a success. She clearly displayed talent, creativity, and a passion for her career. Not only has it been a pleasure to continue to work with her on projects over the years, I have also had the opportunity to watch her share her incredible knowledge with others in an informative and entertaining manner during our annual Association of Design Conferences.”
- Ann Anderson, School of Interior Redesign, Milford, CT
Letter from the Wallkill Woman’s Club on my
“House-Life Connection” presentation
Thank you for your introduction to redesign and review of the services you provide.
Your insight showed us that we all could benefit from your services whether it be color selection, choosing accessories, or furniture arrangement. Prior to meeting you, we all may have thought hiring a designer was unnecessary or a stager was for only selling a house, but we see now that is definitely not the case. As our club collect states, “it is the little things that create differences.” Indeed, in making a home it is the little things that create differences and your ideas and unbiased eye could help all of us bring harmony to our home design.
You are now on our speed dials for the next time any of us start a project at home!
- Renée DeGroat
On behalf of the Wallkill Woman’s Club
Letter from Publisher of Real Estate Executive
Claudia Jacobs of Claudia Jacobs Designs has been a popular and very well received speaker at our annual Hudson Valley REALTOR Convention for the past few years. Her workshops at the 2009 convention really packed in the attendees. The convention covers 5 counties in upstate New York. Claudia has a way of presenting staging tips that give the audience actual tips they can use when working with sellers to prepare their homes for sale… especially in today’s challenging market.
Claudia also was a featured writer for one of my magazines, The Greater Hudson Valley edition of REAL ESTATE Executive, a local edition of a national trade journal sent to 3000 REALTORS in the Hudson Valley plus an additional 9,000 REALTORS and industry related professionals via our digital version.
She can be counted on the always in person or in print, create timely topics of interest and value for the real estate community.
- Mikki Shepard
Publisher of Real Estate Executive
Chairman of the Hudson Valley REALTOR Convention
Letter from the Head of Consumer Science Department, Goshen High School
It was our pleasure to have Claudia Jacobs participate in our 2010 Orange County Family & Consumer Science/Health Education Conference. Now I need to get her into the classroom to share everything with the students! The overall response from the conference survey completed by everyone was all positive. Here are some comments they wrote about her presentation….and these are all quoted from the written survey:
- Really knows design and gave great tips
- Great presentation— FUN and involved us!
- Genuine–not trying to sell anything
- Great ideas to re-do my kitchen
- Don’t stick with trends!
- Powerful – it was very helpful
- Very vibrant!
- Great job!..very upbeat!
- Great presenter!
- I am just going to have her over to my house!
- Remember…a splash of red!
Head of Consumer Science Department
Goshen High School
Goshen, New York
Letter from Teri Powers CRS GRI, Keller Williams Realty Central Valley, New York
Claudia Jacobs is passionate about her business and about helping Realtors increase sales by utilizing staging as a regular part of their marketing efforts.
Besides providing a weekly newspaper article in our county paper, Claudia blogs extensively about the topic.
As Chairperson of our Professional Enrichment (Education) Committee, Claudia has never turned down any of our requests for her to present to our associates. She has been a consistent and creative contributor to our Market Center’s education calendar.
Claudia has made a significant impact on our associates’ understanding of the importance of staging and has been instrumental in increasing our Market Center’s overall performance in successful number of sales.
-Teri Powers CRS GRI
Keller Williams Realty
Central Valley, New York