Praise for Trotter Studios
Wendy is a Pro. She was much more than a stager for me. Her input was invaluable. She suggested paint colors, lighting fixtures, ideas for simpler remodeling and more. She has a great sense of humor, which really helped me when I was getting worn out and her staging was impeccable. But let's get down to the bottom line; her work made our family money.
Wendy and her team did an incredible job staging my home before putting it on the market. She downplayed the trouble spots and accentuated the bright spots of the home. I highly recommend Trotter Studios.
Great design and excellent service. I'll use Trotter Studios again.
We could not have pulled off selling our condo without her!
Wendy was recommended by our realtor to help us stage our condo for sale. We had a two-week deadline which is insane. During the busiest time of her year, she made time to jump right in with advice, direction and anything & everything else we needed.
Our unit was beautifully complete for showings before schedule. And we sold way over asking price.
Wendy was the perfect match for us. She is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. She was able to handle and appreciate my husband's super fastidious ways. We had many laughs during a particularly stressful time.
Great experience working with her.
Excellent home staging company. Helped sell my property at top value! Smooth process from beginning to finish and I also appreciate their extra help in staging garden and entryway. Highly recommend!
When I listed my house in Bernal Heights the first person I called was Wendy. I'd seen her work at other homes over the years and I was always impressed with her work. I'm happy I made the call! Wendy transformed my house in every way, from wonderful colors inside and out, great furniture and art and my favorite -- a bright yellow front door.
Once the house was listed and buyers could see her work on Zillow and other sites the house was DELUGED with prospective buyers for the first open house weekend. Nearly all commented on how beautiful the design was and all the special "Wendy touches."
In a world of promises Wendy gets it done. She works hard, is super responsive and listens to her clients. She has an incredible eye for what sells your house. She also works well with the Realtor and is a great addition to the team a seller puts together. Best of all you can tell she loves her job!
I contacted Wendy and her team to stage my condo and ultimately maximize the selling potential. Her quick response and knowledgeable message was just what I needed (especially in my frazzled state of mind!).
After thoughtful feedback via email, Wendy worked around my schedule to find a time to drive over to my condo (so considerate!). I could tell as soon as she walked in the door that her awareness of interior design was so adept and sharp; I knew I was in good hands. She was very detail-oriented, pointing out the smallest quirks in the condo that could be re-imagined with a more aesthetic visual. I had no idea that a small pouf in the corner of a room could be re-located to make the room brighter and bigger, leveraging that same piece of furniture somewhere else in the condo for a better appeal. Her eye for design and sense of space is truly awe-inspiring. I honestly did not recognize the condo after she finished working her magic, I was speechless and so incredibly elated with the final design. Words cannot describe how tickled I was (and still am!).
The overall staging product looked cohesive and complete in every room. The attention to detail, tasteful color schemes, and overall flow was amazing. From re-arranging the larger pieces of furniture to adding the smaller touches (such as living room pillows, coffee table items, and artwork), I cannot believe how beautiful the condo looked. Even the bathrooms had complete setups, which is amazing in itself (considering bathrooms can be quite dull). Honestly, I am still mesmerized by the final product.
I just want to thank Wendy and her team a million times; she made the entire process so easy and so rewarding. I want to also mention that her communication was exceptional, both written and verbally (which is hard to come by these days!). She listened to my thoughts and brought her own expertise to the table too, it was a perfect working partnership. I highly recommend Trotter Studios to anyone/everyone!!!
Our experience and results of working with Wendy of Trotter Studios has been exceptional!
Clearly Wendy enjoys her work and is very good at it. She staged our condo beautifully and the uniform feedback to the staging has been enthusiastically positive. We were able to sell out unit above asking and meet our target goal for price.
Beyond being very good at what she does I very much appreciated Wendy's customer service and commitment to our satisfaction. As you would expect with someone as good as Wendy, she is very busy, nevertheless - the responsiveness to issues we got throughout the process has been stellar. Starting from getting a quote, to questions and advice about upgrades, questions from our painter, logistics around scheduling move-out on a very constrained schedule - Wendy gets a solid ten out of ten.
Wendy was a pleasure to work with and I very highly recommend her to anyone with staging needs.
Wendy is truly gifted at what she does. From the moment I saw her work, I knew she had great taste. I called and she immediately answered my call and was very responsive with emails as well. And she was so pleasant and helpful. Although she had a busy schedule, she accommodated my short time frame of staging my condo. She was very professional in getting everything lined up from calling the property manager to working with my realtor to get my condo staged for sale. Plus, her pricing is so reasonable compared to other companies. She is very fair in her pricing and honest. Unlike a lot of other staging companies who charge an arm and a leg to get your home staged. I am truly delighted with her work!!! It's tastefully done with just the right amount of splash of color and the perfect pieces to make my condo look amazing. I almost didn’t recognize my condo after her awesome work. It looks just like a model home!!!! I know her staging will help me get top dollar for my condo for sale!!!! Wendy is spectacular!!! Oh, she even went out of her way to clean my toilet since it was molded from water being shut off. I was very moved when she told me she cleaned it for me without charging me! Because she knew that no one else would do it. Thank you, Wendy! I wish you were in So Cal so I can use your services all the time!!!! And I would definitely recommend you to everyone I know.
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.
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!
Wendy, what should we do about this? Wendy how do we camouflage that? Wendy, what do you think about... Can you do it next week? Oh, and the family will be living there.
It seems no matter what we throw at her, Wendy remains quintessentially professional, upbeat, encouraging, soothing and brilliant! Her eye is right-on. Her stamina legendary. And the results have pleased every client we have brought to her: loft owner, single family home owner, beachfront condo owner.
And the best part? Far and away the best part? No Stress! Guaranteed with Wendy. Truly remarkable, I have found, in the world of stagers. She is a dream to work with. Very smooth.
I can’t 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 and interesting ways (something I would never think of). Also, she helped me decide on what items to invest and 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!
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!
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.
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 then brought in her supplemental art & other items. Once she worked her magic, to discuss how to use the existing furniture, helped us decide what colors to use when painting, and 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Wendy is absolutely wonderful to work with! She is professional and timely and most importantly her staging is beautiful. Staging is critical for my business and I completely trust Wendy and her team. I would absolutely recommend Wendy to all current and future clients.
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!
I hired Trotter Studios to help me arrange the flow of my recently opened art gallery in Portland, OR. Wendy was a revelation! She took my existing furniture, displays, and artwork and created vignettes that are experiential, leading my clients to want to touch and ultimately take home pieces. Wendy has a keen understanding of workspace flow, with the customer and my business needs and comfort in mind.
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.
Wendy continually delivers for both agents and homeowners. She provides quality insight to home staging and design.
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.
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 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.
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 Studios is a no brainer!
I really appreciate your willingness to take on a small job for a fussy client with such grace, tact, goodwill and talent.
Wanted to let you know, we had our first open house this weekend and everyone loves your staging, especially the sellers!!