We just wanted to take some time to express our sincere thanks for your work and vision. From the very first meeting, we knew you were the right person to help us ready our parents’ home for sale. The home had fallen into disrepair and had been empty for over two years. Though we had decided it was time to sell, we weren’t sure whether to stage it as is or fix it up first. After meeting with you, we knew exactly which way to go. Without wasting any time, you provided us a cost-effective plan for a top-to-bottom remodel that would be easy to recoup when we sold the house. You were able to see right through the stained carpet, peeling wallpaper and abysmal bathrooms. You had the vision to see what our parents’ house could become. And you told us from the get-go how much potential there was.
You knew we were in this to sell the house, so you focused on making high-value cosmetic changes and keeping our costs, even for the major remodeling we had to do in the master bathroom. We appreciated that you shopped multiple stores and websites to find us a variety of options at reasonable prices. Since neither of us live anywhere near our parents’ home, we asked for referrals to a general contractor. Your recommendation of New Island Remodeling was stellar. Work commenced within two weeks of signing the contract. We are also very grateful that you were able to coordinate the work of the contractor, other home improvement vendors and the tag sale company that we’d hired to clear the house. You gladly worked with the tag sale company to explain which items would stay (for the upcoming staging process) and which should be sold. You met vendors and contractors at the house to get them started and show them what they needed to do.
Your assistance in the remodeling was outstanding. You helped us pick paint colors, carpeting, flooring, bathroom fixtures and more up-to-date lighting, where needed. Each purchase was itemized and approved by us. You worked quickly and cost-effectively, finding items that would help us stay within our agreed-upon estimate/budget. You were honest, full of energy and ideas, and an excellent partner in the remodel process. The house was truly transformed!
When it came time to stage the home for sale, you were able to make my parents’ old furniture look great, moving things around, adding flowers, knick-knacks and other modern decor. You paid attention to the details so we didn’t have to.
We are about to list the house and feel confident it will sell quickly due to its inviting new look and sleek appeal. Carmela, you truly took a tired old home and turned it into a place of beauty! Thank you so much!
Caryn Russ & Mike Miller - Vacant Staging
Carmela Abella created a vision for my home that I would have never dreamed. Not only is Carmela a talented home stager, she has a professional way of communicating her vision while making you (her clients) feel empowered with the choices that she suggests. Carmela walked into a store with me and chose accessories for almost every room in my home from the dining room to the master bedroom. My husband and I appreciate all Carmela has done to make our home more beautiful.
Sue Crispino, Home Staging
Carmela has great ideas and is totally worth it. Hiring her to help you redesign a room isnt as expensive as you might think. I def recommend giving her a call.
I never realized the potential of my home until I met Carmela. She showed me how to accent the positive and disguise the negative with her strong sense of design. She worked with me , incorporating my vision for my home, and did not make changes based solely on her ideas. My house was transformed from into a dream home because of her unique capabilities. What a difference!
Julia Cummins - Design
“My husband and I were skeptics to the whole staging thing, thinking it was only for luxury homes. However we knew that the market was going to be difficult. We decided to call Carmela after I found her online website. We believed it could not hurt to hear what she had to say. She was flexible with our hectic schedules and came that same week. Keeping in mind we had to get the house on the market in 4 weeks she did a very thorough analysis of our house. Within 2 days I had a detailed report with reasonable issues that could be addressed. My husband and I worked feverishly for 4 weeks to address the major issues she had brought up keeping in mind our budget. The house went on the market on a Thursday and the first open house was Sunday. By Monday evening two offers were in one higher than we could have expected. STAGING WORKS……..We are now firm believers. We can’t wait to move into a new house and would not hesitate to call Carmela to help us design it. Thanks again Carmela!!
Denise & Daren Chernoff - Home Staging
Thank you so much for your assistance in selling my home. Today’s market has a glut of houses for sale, and the enhancements you provide through your staging and design provides prospective buyers the much needed insight into what the home for sale will look like for them. You took an empty house and made it into an appealing home. I have received compliments on your work and am hoping I can soon reap the benefits.God Blessed you with an amazing ability to design and thank you for sharing your talent.
Ann Petterson - Vacant Staging
John and I were very pleased to have you come and give your expertise concerning staging our home. You have a great insight for what will make a good first impression. John and I have discussed your sugesstions and are folowing what you have sugessted. We have also recommended you to one of our friends who will be ready late fall for a consultation.
John & Barbara Michaelsen - Home Staging
“Carmela has worked with homes that are grossly out dated, and brought them up to date for pennies on the dollar. She has a natural ability for staging and is a pleasure to work with. I love selling homes staged by Carmela!”
Andrea Vilardi, Associate Broker Remax Signature Setauket New York
“Carmela Abella owner of Abella Home Staging, exceeded all my expectations. She has a wonderful eye for decor and knows what buyers in today’s real estate market are looking for. She took a house which was dark and dreary and had the imagination to transformed it to a warm cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Do not sell you house without her opinion.”
Arthur Hasher Exit Realty Smithtown New York
I was very reluctant to use a stager when we first listed our house. I wish I had used Carmela sooner. The changes she made in our house made a HUGE impact on making our house marketable! She is the “fairy godmother” of staging with a simple swirl of her wand (and some elbow grease) she has transformed our “nice” house into a beautiful and marketable house.
Jennifer & Mike Fincke - Home Staging
Carmela has such an eye for color & proportion--she's a joy to work with and does such beautiful work!! And she's a great listener--she understood what I needed to do, selected the pieces and the palette and made it truly easy for me to have the look I dreamed about. Thank you Carmella!
Sheree Jeanes - Design
If you want an honest, experienced but kind professional who will offer advice on how to stage your home for a quick sale, then contact Abella Home Staging & Redesign!
Donna Landress - Home Staging
I love Carmela, owner of Abella Home Staging! She is a wealth of wonderful ideas and information! She works with your budget and makes you fall in love with your home all over again!
Melanie Rasmussen - Design
Abella Home Staging & Redesign took my house to another level. It went from pretty to beautiful. The small changes that were made had a huge impact.
Laura Morell - Home Staging
Carmela is the BEST!! Sold my house in days. She made our home look so good, we almost didn't want to sell it. I am a big fan and have used Carmela for 3 house so far and love to recommend the magic she can perform on a budget.
Steve & Heidi DiStante - Vacant Staging
As far as selling my home goes, I did not enjoy the experience EXCEPT my experience with you. I have raved about it to everyone! An added unexpected bonus was, all the disagreements my husband and I avoided during this process. Thanks to your confident professional guidance, we were both “on the same page” when it came to decorating and showing the house. Priceless! We were very proud about how the house looked and the agents were proud to show the house. Now I am unpacking all the staging items I brought and I don’t regret a single purchase. Thank you again-I learned a lot!!