2022 YEAR END RECAP
Time to wrap up another year! Can you believe it? 2022 was an exciting year of growth, new opportunities and new relationships. We want to say Thank You and express our gratitude for the continued support from our amazing clients, vendors, fans and friends. We can’t wait to see what is in store for 2023! Here are some of our highlights from this year…
2022 CLIENT & SUCCESS STORIES:
This year we had the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients and unique projects. Nothing brings us more joy and satisfaction in this business than helping our clients achieve a successful real estate sale, and move on with their lives with less stress and more money! On average, our staged properties sold for $90,000 above the asking price and went contingent within 2 weeks! Even as other properties began to sit longer on the market and reduce their prices, our staged homes continued to sell successfully, with multiple offers and above the asking price.
In 2022 we continued to expand our interior design services and partnered with Bridgewater Chocolate for the storefront design of their new, permanent Downtown Westport location. We also assisted with their seasonal decor. Design and delicious chocolate, what could be better?
We once again had the honor this year of receiving multiple awards in our industry. This field is full of talented individuals and companies and we are always grateful to be recognized. 2021 Awards & Recognitions included:
TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE STAGING – RESA
TOP 200 INFLUENCER IN THE HOME DESIGN INDUSTRY – FIXR
30 HOME STAGERS DRIVING THE INDUSTRY FORWARD – FIXR
BEST OF HOME STAGING: CLIENT CARE EXCELLENCE – IAHSP
BEST OF HOME STAGING: STAGING EXCELLENCE – IAHSP
BEST OF HOME STAGING: INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP – IAHSP
EXPERT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – HSRA
This year we had the privilege to host and attend many exciting events. It felt amazing to connect again in person!
We hosted multiple CE classes for Realtors at our warehouse throughout the year, as well as our first Client and Associate Appreciation Picnic!
In April our CEO Birgit was invited as a guest speaker at the 2022 IASHP European Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Birgit was honored to share the tips and tricks she’s learned over the years with her European staging colleagues, and had a blast meeting and connecting with talented, like-minded professionals.
In June we attended the Steelpointe Yacht & Charter Show and collaborated with Compass Coastal for the design of their exhibition cabana. At the show, Birgit was given the opportunity to present on Luxury Real Estate Branding for a VIP group during the Collaborative Mindset Series.
In September we were honored to collaborate again with Compass Coastal for a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory lifestyle event, inside one of our luxury staging projects ELEVATE. The property was completely re-imagined by Susan Vanech Properties. Our team had so much fun meeting and networking with a collection of fabulous, luxury professionals and brands.
To wrap up the year Birgit attended the HSRA 2022 Staging & Design Summit in Dallas, Texas, where she received the “Expert Achievement Award”. Birgit had a great weekend with friends old and new and fellow industry members, alongside lots of education.
What’s new with us? In 2022 we successfully launched our Affinity Program, which rewards our loyal Realtors and clients with exclusive discounts and bonuses. Our membership is growing and we have many exciting program updates and perks to introduce for 2023. CLICK HERE if you’d like to learn more and join – it’s free!
This year we’ve been working hard to expand our services and have launched a new company division – BAD ASS RENTAL DESIGNS. We are now offering a full selection of design services, consultations and installations for Airbnb, VRBO, executive rentals, traveling nurse/doctor rentals, and other types of furnished rental properties. With a Bad Ass Rental Design, your property will stand out from the competition, generate increased demand and provide a memorable experience for guests. Say goodbye to icky, inefficient “crash pads” and hello to stylish, epic dream stays. Stay tuned for the launch of our brand new website this January!
We welcomed 2 new team members this year – Zai as our Marketing Assistant, and Ela as our web developer. We hope to continue growing our team in 2023.
That’s it for 2022! Thank you again for your continued support and business. We’re here to help you and can’t wait to work together in 2023!