We recently purchased a second home in Whistler that required renovations, furnishings and decor. We feel blessed to have been recommended Elisa by our Real Estate Agent to help us to coordinate this project. Elisa\'s professional and friendly disposition was the perfect match for us. She was able to coordinate all aspects we needed from flooring, painting, plumbing, electricity, outdoor work and design. She has wonderful taste and quickly became familiar with tastes. Elisa\'s patience and cooperation was commendable. We love our recreation property in no small part to having Elisa work with us. I would not hesitate for a minute in recommending Elisa whether it be a small or large project - she will make a difference. Thank you so much.
One of our biggest concerns when purchasing property in Whistler was how we were going to manage a renovation from 3500 km away. Elisa quickly made this worry disappear. The renovations turned out better than we could have hoped. Her advice, work ethic and communication were top notch. She is professional and effective when dealing with suppliers who made shipping errors and is patient when dealing with her clients when they changed their minds. Her relationship with sub-trades is amazing and she holds their standard of work to an exceptional level. The work was finished on schedule and without any unnecessary drama. We would recommend Elisa to any one looking for a renovation or staging project manager.
We never realized the advantage of staging an apartment for sale until we actually tried it. As a result of the staging, we had many viewings and complimentary comments. It provided the warm and inviting look that we felt the apartment conveyed when we purchased it. We are proud of the apartment and the staging characterized this.We thank “Stock Home Design” for their attention to detail and their fairness with pricing and quick set up and take down time.
Thank you so much for your excellent support in getting our Whistler property staged and ready for the market. We really enjoyed working with you and felt that you operated as a true professional in every way. You were polite, punctual and extremely practical. You provided great recommendations that made a significant difference in how our place looked. You worked flexibly with us, and were able to accommodate changes as we discovered new needs along the way (important, and much appreciated!). You worked quickly and efficiently, yet spent time with us on each visit to explore different options. You worked within a tight deadline (three weeks) kept within the desired budget, and made recommendations within our desired price-point. You made an excellent effort to leverage existing artwork and furniture in innovative ways, thus minimizing the need for unnecessary purchases. You were truly a pleasure to work with. We look forward to working with you at the next opportunity!
My partner Chris Wetaski and I have been full time real estate agents in Whistler since 1988. During this career we have been involved in a wide variety of sales such as; new construction, renovations, and marketing muli-family new developments. In the peat five years we have recommended Elisa to numerous clients wishing to sell their homes that require staging and decorating. The Scope of work for these clients has ranged from very minor to complete furniture with all accessories and artwork for the entire home. Elisa is able to identify the client’s needs and is extremely reliable and trustworthy. She understands the staging and decorating industry, making her work cost effective and results oriented. The bottom line is that her work helps us sell properties for a higher price in a shorter period of time. We are very careful to recommend to our clients only those suppliers and service provider that we have 100% trust in. We do not hesitate to recommend Elisa to all of our clients.
I have recommended Elisa and Stock Home Designs on several occasions to my clients who are preparing to sell their homes. In the last 2 years that I have known Elisa she has staged 6 homes for clients of mine. All but one sold quickly and for near full price or over. One they decided to rent and used the staging to their advantage to fetch a high rent and good tenants. I am extremely pleased with Elisa's professionalism and design talent. I have seen a few other projects that she did on a larger scale and budge in Whistler that also turned out fantastic. The before and after pictures are really quite dramatic. The investment in staging definitely pays back and in spades. It also helps my sellers to get organized, de-clutter and prepare for moving which is a bonus. I will continue to highly recommend Stock Home Design to my real estate clients and would definitely hire Elisa to do my own home if & when we decide to sell.
I have engaged Elisa Langenstam's services in staging and decorating our home for the 3rd time. Each time Elisa has been great to work with. She is always courteous, timely, and absolutely professional. What stands out most for me is Elisa's resourcefulness. She has an amazing ability to utilize existing furniture and pieces of art in news ways, thereby keeping costs in line. Elisa has earned my trust, and I have already engaged her in a 4th project - staging and outfitting a new home in Whistler. Elisa, thanks for your great help so far!
Elisa Langenstam was a breath of fresh air. She respectfully entered our home, quietly listened to the details of our changing situation, then talked loosely about some possible strategies. This was followed up by a detailed written proposal outlining a number of choices open to us, from minimum change & expense to a full spectrum change.Elisa had a keen, precise eye on what furniture pieces to keep, those that needed repositioning/reconfiguring, those pieces that were not working to the benefit of the room/s.Once we struck up an accord (range of project, price point and detail) Elisa was fast, thorough, and knowledgeable about the industry and where to locate desired items; and as our deadline loomed she seamlessly pulled service trades and details together to deliver a finished product with little or no angst or pressure experienced on my part.All of this was done on a property located in another city, making it an even more remarkable feat. Elisa made me feel comfortable in our relationship at all times, and I would not hesitate to hire her again.
Working with Elisa & Stock Home Design was a real pleasure & breath of fresh air. Our decision to sell our Whistler home was a quick one which meant a lot of editing, staging & decorative prowess was needed within a short period of time. Our home was a mixture of antiques pieces, family collectables & new. In order to draw the widest audience it was paramount we show case the “good bones” of the house, the warmth it provided while allowing a new owner to envision their lives there. Elisa did a magnificent job of suggesting what should stay, what should go & what was required to pull together a “winning look” and she carried out all the long distance trades management details with ease; however, never leaving my side aesthetically. Each soft or hard detail was presented first via the internet, then confirmed live. In the end, our place looked warm, presentable and certainly inviting enough that it sold quickly. We couldn’t have done it without Elisa help. Thank you, again.