"I could not pass up the opportunity to share with you my experience with Darrow Samberg and Darrow Home Design. As a real estate professional, it is extremely important for me to have all the best resources available to my clients and me. In a nutshell, she is IT! I have used Darrow Home Design to stage a few of my listings and not only do my clients absolutely love her amazing sense of style, but they love Darrow! She works with different budgets, gives great advice and has the resources to help my clients from A-Z. The homes that Darrow have staged for me have undoubtedly sold faster and at a higher price than they would have. When you want to sell your home, this is exactly what you want to happen and with Darrow…you get it! I’m so happy to have found her and you will be too."
Jacqueline Morales, Realtor
"After much deliberation I recently decided that it was time for me to downsize from my large victorian house to a smaller home. My kids have both moved on to careers and their own apartments which leaves me with a 3800 square foot home for just my dog and I. Over the decades I have accumulated more than the average person ever should, in addition to my mother's collection of antiques and other assorted sentimental possessions. As you can imagine the idea of downsizing was completely overwhelming and I put it off until my finances could no longer stand the strain. Thankfully that's when I discovered Darrow's Home Staging which saved me.
"Darrow showed up like gangbusters the first day and began mapping out a plan for me to tackles this enormous undertaking. She understood exactly what I was going through and calmed my fears immediately. Over the next month or so, she gave me the tools to weed out what should go into storage, what should be tossed, and what could be reused to make my home a showplace that any realtor would be happy to show. She knew exactly where to go to save me money on household items to complement my décor and who to call for services that were needed.
"This one woman dynamo never bulldozed me on anything, never made me feel embarrassed about my housekeeping or my overabundance of possessions, but was always supportive and really did listen to me about my concerns. Her seeming endless supply of energy motivated me and kept me going. I will not say it was not work and at times exhausting but Darrow made me feel that I could do it and I did. Now my house is on the market and it is a real showplace.
"In addition to all that, she also had tips on how to work with my realtor and the photographer to make my house show as best as possible. Thanks to her I am now completely confident going forward. If I sound pleased it's because I am. I really don't think I would have been able to tackle this project without her and I highly recommend her whether you are moving, staging, or just decorating."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Darrow Samberg and experiencing her gifts firsthand on several occasions. We worked together on organizing a home office and she also coordinated and ran an estate sale for me when I sold a home. Darrow's design talent and sensibility are unerring, but what truly sets her apart are two things: Her amazing ability to assess and hone in on exactly what is needed and her genuine caring for each and every client. Wrap this all up with her marvelous sense of humor and authenticity and I can say without hesitation that anyone who hires Darrow will be thrilled with the positive difference she brings to their home."
"When we decided to sell our home in 2010, our broker recommended that we stage our house to get the best price as quickly as possible. She recommended Darrow, who was able to quickly give us specific direction on how to prepare our house for the market—and what a difference it made! By following her advice in small ways: paint, details, flowers and rearranging furniture, our house was transformed. And the effort was more than worthwhile. We had two offers above the asking price within a week. I'd never attempt to sell a house without staging and the first person we'll call is Darrow."
"There is no question in my mind that the beautiful and tasteful Home Staging done by Darrow Samberg made an important difference in the appearance of my home. moving existing furniture into other rooms or other directions gave the rooms a new dimension and an updated appeal. Certainly parts of the house need to be updated but with the changes she made everything look fresh and the potential buyer's eyes were focused on the positive aspects of the house.
"I was amazed when I came in, having left her to work her magic, that crystal and tablecloths and decorative items hidden away in my wall unit, linen closet and basement suddenly reappeared in the most attractive manner imaginable. Darrow is truly talented and has a different way of looking at a room that brings out the beauty and the balance of the room.
"Surely my house was so much more attractive when Darrow had finished, it unquestionably sold more quickly and left a lasting impression on those that saw it. The Real Estate Agents that brought clients to the house remarked how attractive everything looked. I highly recommend her services to anyone contemplating selling a house or freshening up the house for those who choose to 'stay put.'"
"Noreen and I just wanted to express out appreciation for the fine job you did staging our house for sale in New City. There is no question in our mind that it would not have sold as quickly as it did, nor as close to the asking price as it did without your professional and artistic touch."
Cliff Dufton & Noreen Conlon