"Karen Parziale of The Real Estate Staging Studio recently staged our vacant two bedroom condo on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. She made the rooms look beautiful and spacious and worked within our budget. The condo sold weeks faster than anticipated and I would highly recommend her staging services."

Ben Steger

"I recently decided to sell my 900 square foot condo and felt that staging the space would help the property sell faster and for a higher price. I consulted with a few staging companies. The first two companies that saw the property and seemed to focus on the limitations of the space. I definitely didn't get the feeling the project would be in good hands with either of them. But when Karen saw the space, she was inspired with the possibilities. She had a vision of how to make the condo look it's best. It gave me an impression of exactly what I was looking for when I decided to stage the property; an expert with experience to make the property appealing and inviting. Karen staged the space in a clean contemporary style that would work for any age of prospective buyer. She kept it uncluttered, but with accent accessories and personal touches that made it homey. As far as the business aspect, Karen was incredibly responsive and reliable. Everything went smoother than I could have expected.
As a person, you couldn't find a warmer and more genuine person than Karen.
As a result of her expert work, the condo sold after only 20 days on the market! I couldn't have been happier with the entire process."

Michael Stanton - Homeowner, Morristown, NJ

"Karen did such a great job staging my condo listing that we had multiple offers after the first open house! Many people commented saying things like, 'wow the staging looks great'. Karen brings great ideas and a very positive attitude to the table. She knows what buyers are looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a staging expert."

Edward Verdel - Verdel Real Estate

"Karen Parziale recently staged my home for sale. It made a tremendous difference in that it looks much larger, more inviting, and wonderfully serene. She has plenty of NYC savvy and flair, but she's also down-to-earth and REAL. She helped carry, sort, and create coziness from things I already owned. Karen is funny, knowledgeable, and eccentric in a lively, positive way. She was always available by phone as I processed this somewhat emotional endeavor. Call her!"

M. Henderson

"Working with Karen has been a great experience. What she shares with her students is what she lives on a daily basis. We felt extremely comfortable right from the start. To watch her work with the vast knowledge she has is remarkable. In her lectures, Karen explains how our thoughts, feelings, health, well-being and successes are influenced by our surroundings and how we need to enhance those surroundings into a balanced, happy and healthy life. Her knowledge of Feng Shui and presentation style are simply amazing. Her workshops are always informative, inspiring, and entertaining. By the end of the lecture, you could immediately feel the energy level change! We look forward to having her present more workshops in the future. Her passion and dedication to her work inspires us all. "

Donna Daly - Weekhawken Recreation Center

"Hi Karen, I just want to say, it is great working with you! You did a beautiful job on a shoe string budget. Your hands on approach allowed my clients to participate in the staging process and that made them feel comfortable and confident to move forward with their plans. Their decision to retire and move back to Japan is a huge transition. They are happy and excited with thoughts of re-uniting with their loved ones knowing they are in good hands.
Thank you so much for taking out the extra time to meet with the photographer. I can't wait to see the photographs. I am sure they came out beautiful!"

Judy Colangelo, Waldkirch - Home Buyer Specialist, Liberty Realty

"Karen is a wonderful, talented and generous professional. Her extraordinary Feng Shui skills are two-fold. She has an amazing eye for real estate staging. She sees things homeowners and their realtors may not recognize as an obstruction to a sell. If they do see a potential problem, they may not realize the potential impact it may have both on their living harmony and the hopeful sale.

"Karen studies, shifts around the contents and changes rooms with the end result being a balanced, harmonious and attractive living area. The rooms become inviting and draw buyers in, not turn them away. The rooms get their most important features enhanced and highlighted. She recommends repairs, updates or simple cleaning and decluttering for the homeowner.

"While she is staging a home she incorporates her quintessential mastery of Feng Shui into the house ultimately by balancing the energy into a home, one room at a time. She is an expert. She integrates Feng Shui into the realistic living demands of today’s society. Feng Shui is tremendously complex. Karen takes away the intimidation and brings it down to a clients level of understanding.

"She is a pleasure to work with. She is a dynamic person with a warm and caring personality. She wants to help and heal. She gives a project all her abilities. She has tremendous perseverance, never stopping until she feels she’s done everything possible.

"I feel so lucky to have been introduced to Karen. She has already helped my clients in making their homes not only more attractive for resale but also in making their home more auspicious; happier and healthier. I will continue to use her services in the future. I truly believe proficient professionals like Karen are not in abundance. She is a one of a kind person who makes herself available to help her clients. I look forward to our next projects together because I know they will be a success!"

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Bavaro
Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate

"I've seen it firsthand make a difference while showing properties. Last week I showed 2 units that were completely vacant. We went back to see the same properties this week as they were now staged and it definitely made a difference in my buyers reaction to these places. My listing at 2 Constitution (3 br/2.5ba) was staged by Karen Parziale. Karen is also a certified Feng Shui Consultant. She did an amazing job staging this unit, check out her web site for more information on her company."

Judy Marciano
Empire Realty - Hoboken, NJ

To learn more about home staging services or Feng Shui consulting, contact Karen today!


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