What People Are Saying
"Determined to Get The Job Done"
"I had a listing that needed to be staged ASAP. All stagers were booked out for weeks. I was in a major bind. But Erika squeezed me in between jobs despite her packed schedule. she's a doll!
The day of installation, unbeknownst to us, another person was moving in and monopolized the front parking load area as well as the elevator! Other stagers would have just quit and come back another day (and charged my client more I'm sure!) but Erika took it all with stride and figured out how to unload her stuff quickly with her crew and somehow managed to use the elevator to ferret her items to my listing. I was wildly impressed. She was determined to get the job done. She understood my deadline and urgency.
I trusted her immediately and left her to do her magic. I came back later in the day, she finished early too! I was floored. It looks utterly fabulous and more importantly my seller was impressed which makes me look good too. Thanks Erika!!!
PS: She is just really nice person too. Not snooty like some designers. Real down to earth."
Herman Chan, Sotheby's International Realty
"Are our clients impressed by her product? Absolutely!"
"Erika of Awaken Designs is amazing and very professional. As Realtors managing multiple projects with critical deadlines, such as haulers, painters, hardwood floor refinishers, and photographers, here's what's important: Is Erica responsive? Yes, via phone, email and text. Is she organized? Yes. Is she on schedule? Yes. And most importantly, are our clients impressed by her product? Absolutely! If you are a Realtor in the Bay Area, you definitely need to include Erika of Awaken Designs on your team of specialists. Your clients will love you for it!"
Ed & Therese Milestone of Berkshire Hathaway
"My staging Dream Team!"
"I'm a Realtor in San Francisco - Awaken Designs & Erika are my staging Dream Team! I make an appointment for Erika to come and preview each home and once she steps through the front door, I can immediately see her motor working - she makes great suggestions for paint colors, appropriate lighting design features, and then she takes accounting of the space and how she can maximize the flow and appeal of the home through her top quality and aesthetically pleasing staging pieces. Every listing that she has staged for you me has not only blown away every buyer that walked through the door, but has totally impressed the sellers that were selling these homes. Sellers even joke with me that the home now looks so gorgeous that they no longer want to sell!! Of course, when they see the sky high offering prices that Awaken Designs helps generate, then the decision is easy and they are so grateful for Erika's staging expertise. Thank you Erika and Awaken Designs for assisting in creating my listing masterpieces and at a competitive fee.
Oh and when the home has been sold, Erika's team makes sure the furniture is removed neatly and the place is left sparkling. That's 5 star service!!! "
Tim Fong of Compass
"I have recommended Awaken Designs for staging to several of my clients who express 100% satisfaction. I refer Erika and her crew with confidence that the interior design will compliment the home, load-in + and removal of furnishings will be timely and the pricing is competitive. Further enhancing my decision to use Awaken is that realtors who view my listings compliment the staging."
David Zimmerman of Compass