A staged home is one that has been visually-modified to minimize the current homeowners' taste.
Staged homes sell faster and for more money than unstaged homes and as an active Realtor, I learned early in my career that "an empty house does not sell well". In any kind of market, the prettiest house wins and new construction falls into that category. But sellers of existing homes can get their homes competing with those houses with the right furniture, accessories and correct placement of everything. Buyers fall in love with a "feeling" that a house gives them when it is all put together, clean and cozy. THAT'S what I do.
I have been staging and selling houses in the very competitive and active Nashville area for thirteen years. I know what buyers want today and am up to date on the latest trends. I also make it easy for you. I have a team that helps me - My goal is to help you make as much money on your house as possible.
"Staging is about preparing a house so a buyer can walk in and imaging themselves living there".
Kim Day Shacklock
Kim's track record as a top tier, award-winning Realtor in the Nashville, Tennessee area lead to her staging houses over the million dollar mark. She excels at knowing what buyers want and how sellers can get top dollar for there homes, no matter the price point. Staged homes sell 88% faster and for 20% more than unstaged homes.
Kim can help you simplify the overwhelming process of getting your house ready for selling, company or living! She can help with redesign choices, investment property, flips and all the latest finishes, counter tops, lighting, flooring, tile, and cabinets. If you are in the Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Arrington, Murfreesboro or Middle Tennessee area, Kim can come to you. If you are outside of that area, Kim works via Skype, Facetime and photos and we can (for a travel fee) come to your home.
Talk is cheap!
This appointment allows us the opportunity to discuss staging or updates the home may need.
This option is perfect for builders or those who have empty homes. Includes furniture and accessories for specific rooms.
Need to stage a whole house? We can provide furniture and accessories for entire homes, along with expert staging and advice. Furniture and accessories may remain in the home for 3 months. Most homes in the Nashville area sell within this time period.
Looking to refresh your home for the fall or holidays? Using your furniture, I can add new touches and bring a new perspective to your home with a minimum of expense. I will make certain that you LOVE It!
Text or email a picture of the rooms you want to have staged. We can work together to make your space "photo-ready".
Contact us to see our travel options. We are also able to ship trending furniture and accessories straight to you!
Can provide a real estate photographer for an additional fee
Kim is the sister of my best friend, Pam. I live in Bowling Green, KY., and Kim is in the Nashville,TN. area. I was in the process of buying a condo and was wanting some advice from someone other than my agent. Pam got Kim on the phone and I cannot even put into words how much she helped. Things that were complicated to me in my negotiation process she explained to me in such a way that I began to think clear again. I took her excellent recommendations and before I knew it the deal was done. Not only does she know her business very well, she is kind and reliable. And did I mention she is an awesome stager. Thank You Kim, I love how you placed all my belongings in my new home.
It's one thing to have a realtor and it's something else to have a relationship with that realtor. Kim was as invested in our home sale as my me and my wife were. She was with us every step of the way, answering questions and providing valuable information and advice. She spent a full day staging our home but involved us in the process so we always felt like a team. We have bought and sold a home with Kim and would never consider anyone else if we were to need assistance in the future.
From the first time we met, Kim was professional, honest and proactive. When we had questions, she was quick to respond with answers. It was truly a pleasure to work with her and we will definitely recommend her to our friends.
Kim has a real talent for staging houses, ours was done beautifully. She was very understanding of our schedule and worked closely with us to make everything happen in the desired timeframe. Kim understood and gave honest opinions on what needed to be upgraded for the market in which we were competing . She provided us with names for some trades that we needed to do some upgrades and the work and price were right on target. House sold in two weeks. We would highly recommend Kim.
- Brian + Pat P. Brentwood, TN
We saw an article in the paper about how Kim believed in staging houses. We met with her and she explained the entire process. We walked through the house, asked for her thoughts on what would make the house show the best and sell the quickest and for the best price. She had great suggestions on changes, colors etc. she suggested we have a pre-inspection done which would show us things that might show up on a buyer's inspection. This was very helpful as we fixed/repaired everything on the list and were able to sell the house "as is" without an inspection by providing the buyer a copy of the report. Kim said she would oversee all the repair work, select the colors and even found the best new appliances. She brought in the contractor, who was very good, and she worked directly with him to complete all the work on budget and on schedule. She was outstanding to communicate with, kept us informed throughout the process, and did a great job with marketing and open houses. When the offer came, she worked with the buyers agent to get to a good contract. All in all, Kim did a superb job for us. We would highly recommend Kim.
Kim is an excellent agent, she understands the process of selling and buying a home. She brings a level of confidence that every seller wants to feel. She took control and worked until the late hours every night staging the house for sale. Simply put, if you want to sell your house, then I suggest you contact Kim.
My family asked Kim to list our house after having it listed with another agent for 3 months. Kim came in and made our house look fresh and cozy. She explained in detail how she would handle marketing our house and made us feel very comfortable with the showing process which we were nervous She educated us on what to list our house for and listened to our opinions when we were negotiating the selling price. We felt very comfortable during this process and felt at peace with the agreements between us and the new home owner. I would recommend Kim to anyone of my friends and family.
- MK Bain, Nashville, TN
I have employed many real estate agents over the past 25 years, and Kim is the best one I have ever used to sell a house. Kim worked very hard both physically and mentally to market my house for a swift sale. One of the things that really set Kim apart from other agents was her talent and hard work on staging my home. I had an offer within the first two weeks on the market. There were many issues with the inspection and the contract fell through. There was a lot of stressful (to me) negotiations and communications which Kim handled with grace, poise, and professionalism. When I put my house back on the market, I had another offer within the first two weeks and that contract closed without any issues. In summary, Kim sold my house within about six weeks on the market at a competitive price.