I just wanted to say how blown away we are with the service we have received from Mode Homestaging.

When I first suggested the home staging to my husband he was very hesitant and not sure if it was just a “trend” from Real Estate Agents to get you to spend more money!  How wrong was he!!!

From the moment that you came into our home, your experience, knowledge and advice was priceless!  The way that you worked with us and made suggestions as to how we could improve the overall look of the house was amazing.

When you showed us about how something may look in the “flesh” so to speak, and then compare to how it looked on camera was mind blowing!  In this market, the presentation was key, and your advice really helped us define our rooms and their purpose.

After the staging was completed, the house looked amazing and the photos were stunning.  The house was easy to maintain even at a high level whilst living day to day, and some of the tricks of the trade I will take to my next home!

Our house had only been on the market for just over a week when we got two amazing offers.  A huge part of that was how the house was presented and I truly believe we would not have been as successful if we had not used Mode Homestaging.

I would strongly recommend Michelle’s service to anyone who is thinking of selling their house.  An absolute professional who puts customer service at the forefront of her business, and her knowledge and advice was invaluable.

I cannot thank Michelle enough for all her help and if I have to sell another house, Michelle would be the first person I would call!!

26th May 2022

Lyn & Colin – Hilliard Place

We felt that Michelle was fun to work with, client-focused and so positive and friendly. She worked with our belongings and added her flair to take our place to the ‘next level’ Michelle added some neat details that gave our house the luxe factor we were looking for, and we achieved a brilliant result. We highly recommend Mode’s partial staging service and Michelle is a great person to have on your team when you’re selling your house!


😃 All the best Michelle,

Best wishes,

Cheryl and Wayne

Cheryl & Wayne – Daniel Cres

Michelle & The Mode home staging team are incredible!! Prior to engaging The Mode we weren’t sure if home staging was worth spending money on, but took a leap and booked it anyway. It turned out to be the best decision ever!! Michelle is so friendly and knowledgeable, and has an incredible eye for styling. The transformation from our own furniture and style, to a bare property, and then to Michelle’s staging was amazing!! Our real estate agent said she had never received so many complements on the style and staging for a property, ever! The staging clearly contributed to the success and value of the sale, and more than paid itself off many times over. The Mode team were so easy to work with, and so good at what they do – we would highly recommend them and would absolutely use them again.

Ellie & Inde

Ellie & Inde – Anthony Crescent

Michelle at Mode was recommended to me by my sales agent and I could not have asked for a better service.  She responded very promptly in visiting our rental property and as I was living overseas, she happily liaised with the listing agent for access and ensuring it was staged in time for photography. Michelle dressed the property in a beautiful contemporary style to attract buyers to view the home and show how it could look when furnished. When shortly afterwards the country went into lockdown due to COVID19 Michelle quickly contacted me to inform me that the staging rental would go on hold until such times as viewing could commence again, a gesture I very much appreciated.  I do believe that staging a home does give you an advantage when listing a property for sale and makes a beautiful first impression both on the internet and in person and is well worth the small investment. I could not have asked for more from Michelle and highly recommend her for both her style and professional manner.

Ann Peel

Ann – Scott Street

Michelle’s passion, enthusiasm and ideas she brought to “staging” our house for sale, made the whole experience for us a joyful, rewarding and exciting one!

Her ability to marry the various items of ours that remained in the house (after a term of partly-furnished rental) with hers, transformed our house completely, and she had created a style that resonated with us.

Michelle’s eye for detail and colour-matching, plus the little touches of luxury and clever placement of furnishings and using the space within a room, meant that walking back into the house the day she, and her husband, dressed it, was AMAZING!!!

At last our beautiful home looked as we’d always wanted it to look – EXTRA-ORDINARY!

Don’t hesitate – do it – it makes an enormous difference to presenting your house for viewings – worth every affordable cent!

Thanks Michelle, it’s been a pleasure from start to finish working with you, Marion and Rod Griffith


Marion & Rod – Cowley Drive

We recently sold our home in Cambridge and were advised by friends to consider home staging for a quicker sale.  After discussing this with our real estate agent Peter Tong of More RE who recommended Mode, we contacted Michelle to see what she could offer.  As we had some pieces we no longer had a home for we suggested to Michelle that she might be able to use some of these items when staging, and this she did, managing to incorporate our older items with her more modern furniture and art work.  Although the final effect was very different to what we had previously lived with, as we had largely antique and period pieces, we could see that what she had produced would appeal to a wider range of viewers, and were very happy with the result.  Our house sold within 3 weeks of marketing, as a result of the combined efforts of our real estate agent and the home staging. 

We found Michelle very easy to work with and were very pleased with the way our house was presented and would not hesitate to recommend Mode to others.

John & Virginia Mathieson 

John & Virginia – Arnold Street

July 2019

My wife and I recently called on Michelle from The Mode, who had come independently recommended to us, to stage a rental property that we were selling in Hamilton.

The property has since been sold, and in our view the sale potential was definitely enhanced by the excellent home staging that Michelle and The Mode team did.

We found them to be fast, efficient, did what they said they would do, in the agreed time, for both the install and removal, and importantly the quality of their furniture and props were excellent.

And all delivered at a cost that we thought was very reasonable.

Should you require home staging or a similar service, we recommend that you give them serious consideration.

Peter & Jo


Peter & Jo – Moreland Drive

Having built 4 homes for sale in Te Aroha, we wanted to make one of them a show home looking as presentable as possible.

When the start of our sales campaign was about to commence, a staging provider we had previously enlisted had to pull out due to over-booking. We then had to quickly find an alternative provider, and, fortunately, we contacted Michelle of the Mode. “No trouble”, said Michelle, “I’ll pop out and see what you need”.

She arrived on-time, and soon made my wife and I realised she knew exactly what was required. Any queries we posed to her were listened to carefully, and answered honestly and professionally. We also were impressed with her flair for interior decorating.

The furniture and decorative pieces were delivered exactly on time, and installed in 2 hours by Michelle and her husband. The result was stunning, and the house interior was transformed in to a warm and classy home.

Many of the subsequent prospective buyers said how well the furnishings looked, and some wanted to retain the lot if they decided to purchase the house!

When the house was sold and the items needed to be de-installed, Michelle and Craig arrived on-time, (in fact, slightly before) and quietly went about shifting everything out to their transport. Easy as!

Out of all the builders and service providers we dealt with over the course of the project, the Mode won hands-down for the most professional, easy to deal with, and friendly supplier. Everything they said they would do was done 100% well, at a reasonable cost.

For these reasons, we highly recommend the Mode to anybody looking for a first-rate staging service

John & Diane – Miller Road

” Michelle and her husband did an amazing job staging our recently built home, ready for sale. She listened to everything we wanted and dressed the house even better than we could ever have imagined. She was incredibly flexible and fitted in with our busy schedule, which was much appreciated during a stressful time. She has such a great talent and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I cried when I saw it because she really transformed the house into a home. Would definitely recommend The Mode for staging and we will be sure to use them again and recommend to all our friends and family. Thank you so much. ” Anna and Grant Stewart – Alan Livingston

Anna & Grant Stewart – Alan Livingston Drive

We recently used The Mode to stage our property in Hamilton. Michelle and Craig did an outstanding job from beginning to end- they were extremely professional, arrived on time and accommodated our change in removal date (as a result of a very quick sale!)…nothing was too much trouble.

My husband was initially very sceptical about spending money on staging the house but was the first to admit how amazing it looked once Michelle and Craig had woven their magic. The reason we chose Mode over other staging companies was that Michelle listened to our preferences and staged the house to suit the age and style of the property. They didn’t just use a standard formula across all the properties they staged. The house looked incredible and was definitely a significant factor in achieving not only a quick sale but an auction price that far exceeded our expectations. Thanks guys…we highly recommend The Mode for your next staging job – it is totally worth the money!

Jane Wilson – Aug 2018

Jane – Bond Street