Connie Godinez Eells
Staging Consultant, Realtor

Located In: Soquel, CA

Servicing: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Watsonvile, Monterey, Carmel, San Jose

Additional Services: Real Estate Services

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Cell: 831 247 2904

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About Connie Eells

Connie is the 4th of five siblings born and raised in Billings, Montana, by parents who believed that a clean, healthy, well-organized home had the same priority as honesty and integrity. As a young girl, Connie learned she could rearrange her home’s furniture to improve the appearance to somehow enable the space to flow better. By the time she’d reached her teens, the word of her home upgrading skills had spread.

Fast-forward to 2001; Connie became a licensed REALTOR® in Santa Cruz and put her home recovery skills to work with the launch of Transforming Homes in 2013.

Connie has a special combination of skills including experienced sales professional, having a natural desire and ability with home improvements, skilled with home re-design, color consultation, curb appeal, and project management. Connie is also known for her exceptional attention to detail, reputation for hard work, and ability to reach a mutually agreed-upon resolution in difficult situations.

She is proud of her integrity, ability to maintain her clients’ and their family’s needs as a high priority.

Connie is family-oriented, devoted to God, her husband, six adult children, and six amazing grandchildren.

Designations: REALTOR®, Certified Staging Professional (CSP®)

ABOUT US:

The objective of staging is simple: to create space that instantly provides a strong, positive first impression. Each member of the Transforming Homes team is passionate about staging and the tremendous results that staging delivers. When properties look their best, buyers respond with a strong emotional reaction; they instantly envision themselves living comfortably in the home! When several buyers respond this way, competitive offers start arriving. The seller benefits with a quick sale and higher profits. The Transforming Homes team is skilled with the ability to utilize color, space, furniture, and accessories to the fullest thereby accentuating your home’s best features. With Transforming Homes you are assured to receive:

-- Clean and attractive designs
-- Professional consulting
-- Competitive pricing
-- Great customer service

Whether you are looking to re-design your owner-occupied home or need a vacant property staged, Transforming Homes will deliver professional results for you. Our designs are classic and elegant yet bold and inspiring. Transforming Homes endeavors to be the best – it shows in everything we do!

Professional Staging for Vacant Homes

Staging a Vacant Home is particularly recommended because most buyers have difficulty envisioning their furniture and possessions placed inside empty space. This is especially true when potential buyers see images and videos of the Vacant Home on the internet. It takes very little staging in an empty room to make a profound improvement in how appealing the room looks!

First, we will determine a design theme that best suits your home’s overall style and the market you’re attempting to reach. Vacant Homes require full or partial staging depending on the budget. Then we’ll focus on the primary areas like the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, and bathrooms.

Detailed Review and Consultation
The Detailed Review and Consultation service begins at the curb, moves to the front door, and migrates through the home room-by-room. After gathering notes and perhaps some pictures, Transforming Homes will prepare a recommendation that includes the furniture and accessories needed for each room.

A Detailed Review and Consultation must be done prior to presenting the owner with a Hands-on Staging Proposal. All Pre-Staging and Staging Day requirements and/or instructions are discussed at that time.

The Detailed Review and Consultation service, room-by-room walkthrough, and consultation typically takes about one hour for a Vacant Home.

Hands-On Staging Service
The Hands-On Staging Service is the process of actually performing the staging. Transforming Homes can create a refreshing living space that quickly appeals to most people when they see your home for the first time. Pre-staging day arrangements and instructions are discussed during the Consultation.

Highlight Staging
If time and/or money are limited, Highlight Staging may be a viable option. Highlight Staging is used in key areas of the home – not the entire home. Some of the places where Highlight Staging works best are the living room, dining room, and master bedroom, with a few accessories placed in the kitchen and master bath areas.

Written Proposal
After a Detailed Review and Consultation has concluded, Transforming Homes will present the owner with a proposal that will include the price options for furniture and accessory rentals as part of the Hands-On Staging Service.

Professional Staging for Occupied Homes

Transforming Homes has been staging, redesigning, and selling Occupied Homes for many years. We begin by understanding what your needs and constraints are. For example, sometimes people are under a tight deadline to get the property sold and escrow closed as quickly as possible. Others may have resources and time available to upgrade the property somewhat to bring its market value up. Others aren’t ready to sell yet are very interested in improving how their home looks, feels and presents itself. Whatever your situation is, Transforming Homes offers a variety of services for owners of Occupied Homes.

Verbal Consultation
This is a collaboration between you and a Transforming Homes professional. Beginning at the curb and walking towards the home, we will move through room by room discussing ideas and ways to transform each area into a place that will strongly and quickly appeal to most potential buyers when they first see the property.

The objective is to draw attention to the home’s strongest features and find ways to draw attention to those places. During the Consultation, we may talk about areas that could use neutralizing (or de-personalizing) to improve the home’s appeal. Another objective is to identify items to be changed and furniture that should be moved or relocated to improve the overall appearance. Our discussion may also include the possibility of enhancing certain areas with focus walls of eye-catching colors.

The Verbal Consultation service takes approximately two hours depending on the number of rooms and square footage of the home. You will be surprised by the ideas that the Transforming Homes professional has in mind for your home and property!

Detailed Review and Consultation
Similar to the Verbal Consultation service, the Detailed Review and Consultation begins at the curb and moves to the front door. The difference is you don’t need to join us on the walkthrough. After two to three hours of gathering notes and perhaps some pictures, Transforming Homes will prepare a Comprehensive Room Ready Handbook customized for your property with recommendations and improvements for each room and area.

Recommendations will include what’s needed to showcase your home’s strongest features. Transforming Homes has access to furniture and accessories to supplement the items that we recommend being utilized in the staging.

After you’ve received and had a chance to review the Handbook on your own, your Transforming Homes professional will meet with you to review everything and answer any questions you may have. If the Consultation is being done in preparation for Hands-on Staging, all Pre-Staging and Staging Day activities and requirements will be discussed.

Hands-On Staging Service
The Hands-On Staging service is the process of actually performing the staging. Transforming Homes can create a refreshing living space that quickly appeals to most people when they see your home for the first time. Pre-staging day arrangements and instructions are discussed during one of the Consultations.

Highlight Staging
When time and/or money is limited, Highlight Staging may be a viable option. Highlight Staging is used in key areas of the home, not the entire home. Some of the places where Highlight Staging works well are the living room, dining room, and master bedroom, with a few accessories placed in the kitchen and master bath areas.

Written Proposal
After the Verbal Consultation or Detailed Review and Consultation have been concluded, Transforming Homes will present you with a proposal that will include the pricing for furniture and accessory rentals, if recommended, plus the Hands-On Staging Service.

Non Staging Services

Transforming Homes offers additional services that sellers, homeowners, buyers, investors, and real estate professionals have relied on to help them achieve their objectives.

Color Consultation
One of Transforming Homes’ specialties is color consultation for walls, furniture, accessories, and even the exterior surfaces of the home. There is no additional charge for Color Consultation if done as part of a Detailed Review and Consultation or similar service.

Curb Appeal
We all know that first impressions are made in just a few seconds; think about how that applies to your property when viewed from the street or sidewalk. Other Transforming Homes specialties are advising Curb Appeal improvements in the front yard, landscaping, and home exterior. Curb Appeal recommendations will be included in the Detailed Review and Consultation service.

Project Management
Transforming Homes can also assist the client in managing simple or complex projects. Project Management is available to handle a wide variety of needs that homeowners and professionals have when they run out of time, bandwidth, or simply need assistance from a professional they can trust and rely on to get the job done.

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