Testimonials

Testimonials from our happy customers

Hello Helena

Just a quick email to let you know how very much I enjoyed the time I spent with you the other day. The best $250 dollars I have spent in a long time.

I learnt so much and had so much fun as well. If we don’t go to market I will still implement some of what I have learnt.

If we do sell I will have to get you back to see how you can help me in the new home.

I will certainly recommend you to any one I know that would need your services.

Warmest regards

Nicky Waihi

26 April 2016

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Getting our home on the Market with a time frame of two weeks seemed a daunting task. We have lived in our home for ten years and raised 4 children, over that time we have accumulated a lot of belongings.

 

After sitting down and trying to come to terms with how we were going to tackle this our Real Estate Agent (Sandra Bullock of Harcourts Papakura) put us in touch with DIY home staging. I called Helana and she made an appointment at our home within two days.

 

Helana has this wonderful knowledge of creating space, moving furniture, removing furniture, de cluttering, placing nicknack’s around the home for example candles, magazines, soaps, tips on folding towels etc. all using most if not all your own property so no extra outlay if you didn’t or couldn’t afford it, saying that I purchased a large statement mirror and some real life like green apples, 2x Magazines and 2x throws for the beds which made a difference.

 

So for two hours we went from room to room writing down her recommendations also moving furniture so that we could to see how the room looked, what a difference moving a couch or bookshelf can make. We also went outside and moved a table, chairs and pots.

 

When Helana left we got set to work, the bonus being having my parents garage to store the excess stuff but I’m sure a neighbour or friend even a few storage boxes would help.

 

End result being our home still looked like a family home- that was important to me.  Our home looked cleaner more organised and spacious. It had the wow factor that I was looking for.

 

We have had our first open home and all positive feedback on the presentation of our home.

 

Thank you Helana you have made a big difference with little cost involved. I will be in contact when we move into our new home for all your wonderful idea’s.

 

Regards Kylie Skilton

Parkhaven

14 April 2016

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After a quick purchase of our new home we had to make a decision to get our present home sold as quick as possible. We were recommended Helena Frost from DIY Home Staging. She came to our home at short notice, gave us some great ideas and with her help we managed to de-clutter our home in a matter of days to have it presented beautifully to place on the market. We were impressed with how easily Helena was to work with, her professionalism and creative ideas helped get the job done.
We would recommend Helena to anybody that needed help to stage their own home. It was affordable and just want we needed. Thanks Helena for your help!”

Thanks

Kind regards

Margaret Dornauer
Director
Autobahn Café Ltd
021 984 363
margaretd@xtra.co.nz

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85B Elsie Drive
Waiuku
Auckland
2123
Phone 09 235 2362

24 February 2014

HELANA FROST – DIY HOME STAGING

My association with HELANA FROST from DIY HOME STAGING has been a most rewarding, as well as a very constructive experience for both my husband and myself.

This young lady has the imagination and the foresight to envisage a “change-about” that, whilst she did not discard our personal preferences, was able to suggest changes that were so subtle, simple and just stunning. These suggestions were made in such a gentle, confident, yet very professional manner. Helana has a natural flair for positioning furniture, pictures and other items to show them to the best advantage, and we were confident these changes would reflect a positive and noticeable improvement – which of course has been proven!
Our home, which to us is our castle, has now been transformed into a supa-dupa castle that is so much more attractive and appealing after taking on board Helana’s ideas.

I can recommend Helana without reservation, to anyone needing a Home Stager. She has the uncanny knack of managing to understand her clients, stage the home to suit their personalities, whilst retaining the ambience, individuality and atmosphere of their home.

I wish Helana even greater success in her business, and would not hesitate to call on this talented young lady again for further advice. It was an absolute pleasure having her give us such valuable and creative ideas.

Yours sincerely

MONA FRANCIS

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Thank you Helena for a great job freshening up the home of my sellers at 1/342 Beach Rd in Mairangi Bay. The purchaser who ended up securing the property was looking for a modern home and your furniture placement and de-cluttering guidance really helped achieve the contemporary, relaxed beach like feel we were trying to convey to the market. A great result and well-worth the very small investment.    Debbi Lyons, Salesperson, Barfoot and Thompson.

Debbi Lyons, Barfoot & Thompson

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I wish to congratulate Helana for helping me conclude a great result for my vendor and the buyer, without the home staging  the professional photographer would have had a hard time making a house into a fabulous home.

I highly recommend getting DIY Home Staging to help you present any property ready for sale, using what you already have to its best potential.  Not only does it increase the value of the property, it allows me the selling agent to show off the home to its fullest potential.

Thank you again Helana another great job done.  -  Pam Cox 2013

Pamela Cox, Barfoot & Thompson

Pamela Cox, Barfoot & Thompson
mob. 0274 982 225
bus. 09 299 9116
email. p.cox@barfoot.co.nz

 

 

Jan Frost, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

2012

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I had a thoroughly enjoyable few hours with Helana as she went meticulously through every room including the entrance pathway, gate & garden. She had very practical ideas on how to present our home for sale and I learnt a great deal about things I never thought of before. It all sounds a lot more fun marketing your own home than I thought it would be and I will definitely ask her back for a quick ‘look around’ before it goes on the market as she is bound to pick up something I missed.

Thanks

Claire Duncan, Epsom Auckland 2011

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I recently had the pleasure of Helana coming to show me what buyers will notice. She showed me a different way to place my furniture, I would have never thought it could fit any other way. With her help within two hours I couldn’t believe the difference she made. I love the new look and couldn’t have done it myself. I was most impressed by my new entrance, we used a piece of furniture from a spare bedroom and it has created a very inviting entrance, before there was no entrance space as such.

Thank you also for the excellent magic cleaning sponge, it saved painting the kids room again! I found the 2 hours was worth every cent and it even helped me save money where I otherwise would have thought I should spend it. I really don’t think you can afford not to use this service before you sell, it was so helpful.

Suzanna C. Ellerslie, Auckland 2011

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