Wendy and her team are terrific! She has a great eye for color, design, is prompt, responsive, and professional, which is not the case with many stagers. I am a Realtor and have used Wendy many times. Highly recommend Trotter Studios.
Naomi Lopez - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
"Wendy was referred to me several years ago by a friend.--working with her ever since has been a spectacular experience.
I absolutely love Wendy! She is energetic, innovative, creative and just a true professional which is crucial in the world of design and home staging in our demanding real estate market in San Francisco.
I have worked with her many, many times and she has a fantastic can do attitude even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Can't wait for our next project together!"
Michelle Balog - Climb Real Estate
Although this is our very first time selling a home, it would be very difficult indeed to imagine how a staging service could be any better than Wendy's. We were operating on a very tight schedule, but she did a truly wonderful job even in the short time we gave her to work with. Our place is a gigantic (over 1450 sq ft) loft - a real loft, an open barn with no interior doors or walls (except for the bathrooms, of course). Using only furnishings and accessories, Wendy gave it very distinct living, dining, bedroom and lounge areas without sacrificing any of the wide-open, light-filled airiness that is the very essence of this type of home. (During the various showings, many of the people who came to see it made comments to the realtor about the excellence of the staging.) Wendy herself is a calm, cool and collected professional and very easy to work with, even for inexperienced folks like us. We'd be happy to recommend her to anyone.
Randall S. - Client
Wanted to let you know, we had our first open house this weekend and everyone loves your staging, especially the sellers!! Everybody said it looks better than the last staging. Great work. Really appreciate it!
Miros Rodriguez - Vanguard Properties
Wow what a difference!!! Wendy completely transformed our loft condo. It is a unique 3 story in an historical building with a loft bedroom and a basement (unheard of in SF right?? :). Wendy designed the space so that it was modern and elegant and yet comfortable to be in. She highlighted spaces so that buyers would be able to visualize several uses depending on their preference. Perfectly done! It was our first time using a stager and Wendy exceeded our expectations. She was professional and fun to work with!! Highly recommend her!
Pikachu P. - Client
I haven't had any experience with Wendy where she didn't come through! Whether staging an historic and hip conversion loft or an outdated mid-rise condo needing a lot of creative help, Wendy always elevates the space with which we're working. Add this to her responsiveness and commitment to working on my timeline, and she's made it onto my short list of go-to vendors.
Mike Basham - Paragon Real Estate Gorup
Wendy from Trotter Studios was a pleasure to work with. She staged our condo in SF for sale, and it sold for over asking within 2 weeks. I'm sure the staging helped the property sell so quickly, as her pieces drew the eyes to highlight the advantages and space in the unit. Her pieces are modern, yet timeless. She uses bright and coordinated colors to provide a cheery feel to the space. She was easily accessible and answers her phone and emails in a very timely fashion. As we had multiple opinion in our group, she was not afraid to tell us what would work and what would not work well as far as staging, pieces, and colors were concerned. She is a gem of a person, highly professional, and her rates were very competitive as well! I would definitely work with her again and recommend her highly.
Hester L. - Client
Wendy continually delivers for both agents and homeowners. She provides quality insight to home staging and design. This is especially important in our prestigious market when listing your home.
Davis Pemstein - Climb Real Estate
Wendy definitely transformed the space; her design ideas and eye for color, shape and style allowed us to show our home at its very best. I think one of the key reasons we got three above-asking offers after only one weekend of open house, was the very appealing way our home looked to prospective buyers. Thanks Wendy for your excellent work.
Bill S. - Client
I have worked with Wendy for years - most recently in one of my new listings where every other person that walked in commented on how much they loved the staging. That particular property was was not a simple home to make sparkle. She is flexible, has a fantastic eye for what works and doesn't in a particular home and fair in her pricing. In the end I really believe it's her work that speaks for her but in lieu of that let me please add my voice to her other fans when I say Wendy is always my first call when I am in need of staging.
Meredith Martin - Paragon Real Estate Group
Wendy Trotter came highly recommended from my colleagues at Climb Real Estate. All of the outstanding recommendations couldn't begin to even remotely describe how truly wonderful she is. Even though she is incredibly busy, (you can tell this because her business cards are in homes with gorgeous staging all over the city), she is prompt to return a call, reasonable in terms of extensions, close times and removals and is incredibly creative in her approach. She personally built a for sale sign to be placed on concrete sidewalk for us where there was no place to do a typical in-ground real estate sign. She even delivers the sign and stores it in her warehouse. I haven't even gotten to her skilled design style yet. Stylistically, her work is profound! The latest home we worked on together had a smaller living room and was heavily over-furnished by the Seller. It wouldn't have even occurred to me to place the furniture the way that she did to open up the room and accentuate the windows and outdoor space. In another home, the Sellers moved upstairs in the building. Wendy offered to move up some of their furniture from the downstairs unit after the close of sale! Staging is an absolute must if you're selling real estate in San Francisco and booking Trotter Designs is a no brainer!
Laura Pallin - Climb Real Estate
I cant say enough wonderful things about Wendy and her team ! She helped me style my three bedroom home and now I am over the moon about my house! I didn't have an unlimited budget so she helped me use items I already had in new an interesting ways ( something I would never think of). Also she helped me decided on what items to invest in that could be utilized over a long period of time. I will be using her in the future as she was easy to work with and always had amazing ideas!
Brittany M. - Client
We first met Wendy this spring when she staged our home before we put it on the market to sell. I loved how she handled this project - and our place sold very quickly, above what we were asking. When we were preparing to move into our new home, I invited Wendy to come by and give me some ideas for where to place our existing furniture, and how to make the most of some cool new spaces, like the breezeway and a downstairs bonus room. Her ideas for our home are practical and functional, and she has a terrific sense of how to bring some style into our working home. We are two working parents with a toddler. So, we need a home that isn't just pretty, it needs to be functional and organized.
I highly recommend Wendy if you're designing for life, or designing to sell. Oh! And in addition to being smart and creative, she is (a rarity!) on time for appointments.
Christina B. - Client
"I've been a realtor in SF for many years but have only recently had the pleasure of working with Wendy Trotter. My clients used her to stage their Victorian condominium property and everyone was very pleased with her customer service & professionalism. This was a challenging situation because the family with 3 children were remaining in the residence during our marketing period. Wendy took extra time to meet with us to discuss how to use the existing furniture, helped us decide what colors to use when painting, and then brought in her supplemental art & other items. Once she worked her magic, the place looked amazing! And best of all, the family was able to blend everyday living with the partial staging, thanks to Wendy's suggestions. I would definitely recommend her and will be calling her again for my next listing."
Rebecca Brooks - Climb Real Estate
Thank you for stepping in on quick notice to handle the staging. I really appreciate your willingness to take on a small job for a fussy client with such grace, tact, goodwill and talent. I am certain that you efforts will make a big difference on getting a great result.
Cece Blase - Paragon Real Estate Group
I want to tell you the staging looks amazing! Awesome job:) Thank for all your hard work and being able to accommodate us so quickly.
Melodie Wight - Climb Real Estate
Wendy is incredibly talented. She has an amazing eye for interior design and helped me with every room in my 4 bedroom house. She's great with working with what you have and adding key pieces or editing as necessary. Color is also a strong suit of hers. She's realistic with costs and working within set parameters and doing amazing things for not much dough. Can't recommend her more highly.
Shawn Conly - Client
"Wendy is an absolute joy to work with. Her outstanding finished product adds greatly to clients' resale value while also helping buyers to understand what a given home can look like with optimal furniture and design strategies. She is a friendly self-starter with a can-do attitude and always gets the job done right."
Angela Braverman - Climb Real Estate Group
"Wendy consistently delivers and provides my clients with a well-balanced, well designed look to their homes which, in essence, contributes greatly to the overall marketing and selling of my listings. Without a good stager a realtor is left out in the cold. You have a small window of opportunity to get a buyer's attention when they walk in the door and Wendy manages to do that with her style aesthetic and design concepts. I highly recommend her services."
Ashley Barrington-Mace - Paragon Real Estate Group
"Wendy did a wonderful job staging our condo! She is a professional, very pleasant to work with, has a positive attitude and flexible when we had suggestions of our own. We had a short time frame and she completed her work within deadlines. She turned our two bedroom / two bath condo into a stunning and yet practical living space.Thank you Wendy!"
Rose N - Client
"We had the pleasure of working with Wendy for our 1bed+den/1.5bath SOMA loft.
Our space is essentially a large rectangle with a non-enclosed den in the back. Wendy's design not only spelled out the functionality of each portion of the loft well, but also made the entire space much brighter and airier.
She has a great eye for blending colors as well as textures along with the natural finishes of the staircase, flooring, and cabinetry. We really liked the custom artwork she had for the living room wall, which was painted with some of the same colors and tones as a matching pairs of silk pillows placed on the sofa.
If you are on the fence about staging, we'd say that it really is going to be worth your while. And more importantly, having had Trotter Studios transform our space, we went into the selling process with confidence, had a truly pleasant experience, and great results - thanks so much Wendy!"
Matt W - Client
"Wendy is AMAZING! I utilize her for all my San Francisco listings. She is great with my clients and takes the time to send paint color suggestions, lighting suggestions (with links) and is always willing to recommend other great professionals such as window cleaners, etc. Wendy can take any property from average to spectacular which really assists a seller with getting every last dollar off the table! Thank you Wendy!"
Lauren Kraus - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage