Leigh-Ann D, Lexington
to Strength and Wisdom:
truck loads and ....oh what a relief it is…..
Helen Stefan made it happen. 45 years of accumulations, treasures, and other typically accumulated life’s valuables and junk were staged, sorted and shipped-out with the help of this talented woman.
Helen is sensitive to one’s history and attachment to objects, respectful, considerate and not the least bit invasive, yet she has the capacity to bring things and thoughts into the light of day. She offers a perspective that can be shared and leaned-on when it is hard to give things up. With good humor and a collaborative spirit she joined us in clearing stuff out so we can live in our house for the next few years more comfortably. This was not a last minute/house-is-sold circumstance, but one where it was time to clean up our act—and Helen helped—immeasurably.
She is strong and able; she did all the heavy lifting (literally) and made all the arrangement for donations, saleable items and sheer junk removal. She researched buyers, values, appraisals for objects de art (at least in our perception—and she never argued, but did give us reality checks), donations and the like. She has a real sensibility for things which others in need might use and a knowledge of how/where to distribute them. Pleasant, reasonable, a quick study and a quick friend (without presumption) Helen Stefan was/is a really helpful person and a pleasure to work with.
I want to thank you for terrific consulting and advisement you gave us for the staging of our home. We had lived there for 12 years and accumulated all the excess and messiness that comes with having and raising 2 kids. Your recommendations were spot on and you not only MADE recommendations but you helped me IMPLEMENT them down to the smallest detail, even shopping with me! You were professional and thorough, reviewing all nooks and crannies that potential buyers would including the basement and the outside areas. Action items and shopping lists were provided to me, outlining what had to be done for every area of the house. I can highly recommend your services and would be happy to serve as a reference for you. Our house sold in record time in a down market and we were pleasantly surprised to get well over our asking price. Kudos to you for a job well done!
Kathy M. Watertown, MA
A client recently surprised his vacationing wife and daughter with a home transformation and wrote: “[my wife] loves what has been done so far. Especially the living room, it is very inviting and much more warm and friendly. I have been instructed not to change anything.”
John E., Medford
“The Welcome Home made my apartment a real home – a place in which to relax and entertain and enjoy my family photographs and possessions. Thank you for bringing serenity and personalization to my home.”
Ruth M., Cambridge
Beth R., Wellesley