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1st Impressions By Design

1st Impressions By Design


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About Us

We are the premier Vashon Home Staging company with a proven track record of 13 years! Home staging is an investment that makes a big impact on buyers, as home staging makes it easier for them to visualize the property as their new home and they are often more willing to schedule a visit to a property they had viewed online. Oftentimes buyers are more willing to overlook less desirable traits if the home has been staged and are often willing to increase the amount they are willing to offer.

My staged homes sell on average three times faster than unstaged homes, averaging just 11 days on the market and have sold for an average of 6% over asking price. To put that in perspective, a 6% increase above asking price for a $500,000 home would be an additional $30,000! Buyers, appraisers and inspectors will see your home as well-maintained. 94% of all buyers preview homes online, so how your home appears in photos is the 1st impression. Staged homes look better in photos and maximize in-home and online appeal.

Vashon realtors recommend 1st Impressions By Design. Connie Cunningham, Windermere Vashon says "Dawn is by far the best, and not the first, stager I have worked with. Dawn is always my first choice to recommend because of her professionalism, customer service and delivery". Denise Katz, Windermere Vashon says, "Dawn is talented and very professional. I have had great success with her staging, selling my listing much quicker than expected. My clients were very happy with the results. I highly recommend her services.."


Staging works! This home sold for $86,000 over asking price!  Photo credit:  Mariana Ebert
Return on Staging Investment was over 3,200%!!  Photo credit:  Mariana Ebert
Vashon Home Staging. Sold in just 3 days for 7% over asking price!  Photo credit: Krystyka Kaminski
Vashon Island Home Staging with contemporary style. Photo credit:  Krystyka Kaminski
Staged and SOLD in just 6 days! Photo credit:  Mariana Ebert
"1st Impressions By Design is an asset to all brokers, sellers and real estate professionals," listing agent Ashley Lisenby, John L Scott Vashon Island
Contemporary furnishings help sell a custom northwest home on Vashon Island.
Vashon Home Staged and Sold in just 3 days! Photo credit:  Krystyka Kaminski
"She has a keen eye for interior design and pays particular attention on the special details to ensure the house is both “show ready” as well as “photo ready," listing agent Connie Cunningham
Home staging with cozy window seat and spectacular view helped sell this Vashon home!
Home Staging of modern office.  Photo credit:  John deGroen
Seattle Home Staging with a modern style.  Photo credit:  John deGroen
Home Staging of Seattle rooftop deck.  Photo credit:  John deGroen
Vashon Maury Island dining room staged by 1st Impressions By Design.  Photo credit:  Krystyka Kaminski
Vashon Maury Island Master Suite staging by 1st Impressions By Design.  Photo credit:  Krystyka Kaminski
Vashon home staging, sold in 14 days for $36,000 over asking price!
Burien Bedroom After Staging
Vashon staging of spare room as a "Mom Cave" to appeal to female buyers.
Custom Vashon home Staged and SOLD!