My name is Sheryl Medford and I am the owner of THE NEXT STAGE, a home staging company based in the east bay area in northern California. We have been in business for 13 years, have staged hundreds of homes in the area and have a long list of very pleased sellers and Realtors in our clientele. In order to transform your home into a stunning show home that buyers will love, we continue to invest in current, quality furnishings that we own rather than rent. We are always amazed at the transformation staging brings to a home.

At THE NEXT STAGE, our very friendly, highly trained and accredited staging professionals can provide you with everything you need to effectively stage a home to maximize its selling potential. Your online photos give you only seconds to convince a potential buyer to visit your home. Our goal is that you get the best possible offering price, AND shorten the length of time your home is on the market.

Selling a house can be a stressful event. We strive to make it as pleasant and enjoyable as possible for you. We offer staging and remodeling solutions to fit any budget. We would be delighted to look at your project and start working with you.

“You have exceeded our expectations…the entire family is thrilled with the presentation …..”

Mike, Castro Valley

“In a world where everyone believes themselves to be a stager, Sheryl truly has the gift!”

Tom, Brentwood

“Oh my golly!  Is that the same house?  You are a miracle worker.”

Lalaine, Fremont

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    Consultation

    We begin by walking through the home with you to ascertain what the options are in preparing the home before staging. This includes any help you need including paint choices, upgrade suggestions, furniture selection, clutter reduction, use of color and light, and our list of reputable service providers that we have used for years. We can give you a detailed report listing all of the recommended preparations.

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    Full Staging

    This option is for vacant homes and can include as little or as much of the house as you want staged. Typically we recommend that a home be staged in all of the main living areas (living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, master bedroom, all bathrooms) while other rooms can be added on if desired. This option will give the best result since all items can be coordinated for maximum effect.

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    Partial Staging

    If you plan on living in your home during the sale process and would like to use as much of your own furniture and accessories along with some of ours to enhance it, we can work together to see that happen. We will make recommendations about what can be used and what we can bring in to make your home spectacular!

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    Staging to Live

    The sad part of what we do is seeing the reaction that homeowners have once we have made their home stunning for a new buyer and their comment is “Oh how I wish had done this while I was living in my home!...” You CAN live in a home you love – we take time to find creative ways to bring your home new life and character – without breaking the bank in the process! Let us work with you to make coming home every day a true delight! You work hard for your home – enjoy it!

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    Rehab/Remodeling

    We have a long list of very happy clients who have had their kitchen or bathrooms upgraded at a portion of what they anticipated it would cost them...we provide painting and refacing cabinet doors, turning old florescent ceiling fixtures into stunning light boxes, and counters that make all the difference in your home. Buyers consistently care most about the kitchen and bathrooms– make sure yours is updated and shines! We partner with many trades that we have learned to value and trust over the years for all parts of remodeling your home.

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    Commercial / Office Space

    Whether you are interested in redesigning your entire office or just your own personal space, we enjoy making your work environment a place you want to be every day and one where you can work  at your highest potential. We believe you spend enough hours at work for it to be important that you love it!

“Thank you so very much for staging our listing…the house presented itself in the best way possible during our open house and received many positive comments.  You do amazing work!”

Paula, Danville

“The way that you staged the house was amazing!  If I didn’t already own the house, I would have bought it all over again…your service was  impeccable…you were always available!”

DeAnna, Fremont

“Working with Sheryl was a true pleasure! She made staging our house easy and seamless.  She even matched the decorating color palette to our existing furniture perfectly.  We have no doubt that our house sold in 2 weeks because she made it look so inviting!”

Lisa, Fremont

staging

rehab/remodel

commercial

Home staging is a the science of preparing and presenting a home for the purpose of selling it. At THE NEXT STAGE we know the ins & outs of the Bay Area real estate market and the latest design trends to give our clients a cutting edge. If a picture is worth a 1000 words then staging makes all the difference.  Your home will likely be seen online before a buyer chooses to come and see it in person…make sure it is staged and photographed professionally.  You only get one chance to impress….

We also offer Rehab/Remodeling services. In our experience an upgraded and refreshed home sells in a short amount of time than a dated home. The return on investment for upgrades is typically handsomely rewarded with a quick sale and higher selling price. In recent times, buyers prefer a move-in ready house and are willing to pay the extra.

Another addition to our portfolio is design and project management for commercial office spaces. It can vary from a small office to an entire office floor. We have a great working relationship with our professional trade partners which makes the whole process smoother and less tiresome.

“You did a beautiful job.  I look forward to using you again in the future.”

Realtor, San Mateo

“Brown and I loved the decoration.  We love your taste!”

Kay, Pleasanton

“Thank you for helping us in selling our house.  The way that you staged the house was amazing!  If I didn’t already own the house I would have bought it all over again.  Your service was impeccable.”

DeAnna, Hayward

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Sheryl Medford,

Owner, Professional Home Stager,

ASP, IAHSP

 

Our warehouse and business is located in Newark CA.
We service most of the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

smedford01@aol.com

Tel: 510.750.6255

“We were very impressed with Sheryl’s staging expertise. She had an unsurpassed understanding of interior decorating. She took the time to walk through every room and with the information she gathered was able to provide us with a detailed plan to turn our ordinary-looking house into a show home.”

Kimberley, Fremont

“Sheryl interacted with my clients in a way that made them feel very comfortable with the changes she was suggesting…….my clients were so happy with the appearance of their home they asked me if she could stage the new home they were moving into.  The Next Stage was very prompt at returning my phone calls and e-mails….the bid was very detailed and clear……I am looking forward to doing business with Sheryl and The Next stage again!”

Realtor, San Ramon

“Thank you for all your help.  Our house looks better than it ever did.  My daughter asked why our house didn’t always look this way.  And the final outcome was very favorable, due in large part to how well the house showed compared to our competition.”

Ira, Fremont

staging

rehab/remodel

commercial

Home staging is a the science of preparing and presenting a home for the purpose of selling it. At THE NEXT STAGE we know the ins & outs of the Bay Area real estate market and the latest design trends to give our clients a cutting edge. If a picture is worth a 1000 words then staging makes all the difference.  Your home will likely be seen online before a buyer chooses to come and see it in person…make sure it is staged and photographed professionally.  You only get one chance to impress….

We also offer Rehab/Remodeling services. In our experience an upgraded and refreshed home sells in a short amount of time than a dated home. The return on investment for upgrades is typically handsomely rewarded with a quick sale and higher selling price. In recent times, buyers prefer a move-in ready house and are willing to pay the extra.

Another addition to our portfolio is design and project management for commercial office spaces. It can vary from a small office to an entire office floor. We have a great working relationship with our professional trade partners which makes the whole process smoother and less tiresome.