Michelle did a lovely job staging my elderly mother’s home.  It was an emotionally difficult time as my mother had built the house with my father decades earlier. I was very impressed (and relieved) at how well Michelle handled the consultation.  Michelle was gentle, compassionate and she worked around my mother’s needs and questions.   My mother’s home was immaculate but also quite traditional. Michelle and co did a lovely job adding her flair and pieces and transforming the space into a fresh and modern home with wider appeal.  Thanks Michelle.


March 2018

Joanne – Donald Lane

We would like to recommend Michelle and her work in home staging to anyone seeking a person to make the most of their home in preparation for sale.

After having a meeting where we talked through our ideas, we left Michelle to stage the house with the vision we had shared…..and we were thrilled! Our home looked beautiful with the best features highlighted with light bright contemporary furniture, art work and accessories.

After the sale Michelle removed the furniture and left the house in a perfect state ready for the new buyer to move in.

Thank you Michelle to helping us to sell our house after a few days on the market, and for interpreting our vision so well with your careful skill and creative flair!

Warwick and Joanna

Jo & Warwick – King Street

“Thank you” seems like such a small word for the huge benefits Michelle’s staging bought to the sale of my home.  I appreciated the initial consultation with Michelle where she really took time to look carefully at my home and discuss all the possible options with me. On staging day the transformation was incredible.  The quality and variety of the furniture, art and accessories Michelle uses is superb. My home looked and felt amazing, yet retained a comfortable and welcoming feel.  Results speak for themselves, my home sold in 17 days with seven excellent offers. Definitely an “investment”.  Thank you so much Michelle, I have no hesitation in recommending your business.

Regards Noeleen

Wells Place, Cambridge.

Noeleen – Wells Place

“We were thrilled with Michelle’s staging of our home. The styling was very much in keeping with the feel of the house yet showed it to best advantage, and we were impressed with Michelle’s attention to detail matching furnishings to drape details. The furnishings appeared and disappeared as if by magic and we found the whole process very easy.



Ondine & James – Beverley Cres

“Having the house staged made all the difference in a tough selling market.  I am totally convinced that our property would have been on the market a lot longer if it hadn’t been staged.   It made our property stand out from other comparable properties in the Morrinsville area, and showed the lifestyle potential that it could offer prospective buyers.

Michelle, was a pleasure to deal with, listening to our needs and customising her approach according to the style of the house and the local market.  The result was beyond our expectations and our real estate agent was thrilled as well”


Rob Hallinan

This is the first time we’ve staged a home and we were very happy with the result. For us, staging lets the buyer see past the empty house with its wear and tear and see what the house is like as a home and to see themselves living there.

I was surprised at how much work was involved setting up, the very careful thought given to placement (under Michelle’s eye everything was ‘just so’) and the careful selection of the right pieces to fit the home. We were delighted with the results. Photos were superb.

I guess you never know how much of a contribution the staging makes to a sale, but we are in no doubt that it was significant and we were able to get multiple good offers in a 10 day campaign.

We would definitely recommend The MODE to anyone selling a vacant property. Friendly, professional and very skilled at what they do.

David and Mary – Nixon Street

We were convinced by our real estate agent (who we trust implicitly) to stage our rental property for sale. We were initially hesitant given the desire to maximise the sale proceeds. However, the cost was extremely affordable relative to the expected sales price and we certainly believe that the quality of the staging contributed to the offer we received after only one week on the market. The offer that we accepted was over our asking price and in no small part down to the ability for the buyers to view the property in its true liveable state. The staging delineated living areas and permitted buyers (we believe) to imagine how their furniture (or that of their tenants) might look in the rooms; right down to trinkets on night stands and pens on the desk in the office space. Staging a property, certainly in our experience, provides a clear advantage to a seller and MODE were professional, prompt and accommodating throughout. We recommend sellers and their agents consider a chat with MODE before marketing a property for sale or rent.

Owen – Kingroyal Lane

We recently asked Michelle from The Mode to stage our house in Hamilton.

Having never had a home staged before we were a little nervous as to how effective it would be

And whether the cost would be “money well spent”.

Michelle was confident and easy to deal with. She took care of everything, delivered on time and removed on time.

Her good taste helped transform our plain 1960s style house into one that had a feel and look of modern and trendy.

We had extremely good feedback about how homely and inviting it looked.

Our house sold well above expectations at auction

A very satisfying, stress free experience. Well worth the money.

Thanks heaps!!



Trevor & Lucy

Michelle and her team at “the MODE” are amazing! Great vision and eye for detail which suited the style of the house and brought it to life…. Turn an everyday house into a home. Thank you the MODE.

 Jonathon Huntley

Jonathon Huntley

We have used home staging before and for me it’s about price justification and it is the right thing to do.

Once the house is staged there is the total WOW factor this is so amazing and that will always justify getting the house staged.

If you a serious about selling your house it is the best way to go.

The detail and the look suited the apartment perfectly. Everyone who came through fell in love with the way the apartment looked as much as the apartment.

I would Highly recommend using The MODE for your Staging, Michelle was very professional and the communication from day one until the job was complete was perfect.

I cannot thank Michelle enough, a job well done!!

Laurie – Owner Charlemont Street


Laurie – Charlemont Street