Pat Christodoulou, a native of Red Bank, NJ, attended Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, followed by specialized training in personnel and employee counseling at NYU. She then utilized her interpersonal skills initially as a Training Coordinator at Chase (5 years) and then a Employee Relations Manager at Hearst Magazines (8 years).
During this time, she began staging her own homes and selling them furnished at premium prices. Pat realized that color, coordinated furniture and an innate talent could transform living spaces resulting in a more marketable product.
Accordingly, in 2006 she graduated with a 2-year Certificate in Interior Design. In 2010, she became a Certified Staging Professional (CSP) and a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). Her firm, Stage and Sell specializes in personalized service with rapid turnaround time.
Several of her projects were featured in The NY Times including: 125 East 63rd St., On the Market Section (8/30/15), a carriage house on 165 East 73rd St., Property Of the Week (1/19/14) and 247 CPW chosen as Property and Sale of the Week (9/14/14).
Many of the apartments Pat has staged have also sold within weeks of staging. Her most recent project at the Beresford (3/8/17) sold just 36 hours after staging. A brownstone at 174 East 74th St. sold 9 days after staging (2/17). The carriage house at 165 East 70th sold 3 weeks after staging and 300 East (9/14) and 300 East 54th Street sold in 3 weeks at the first Open House 12/11.
As a result of this track record, Pat’s properties have appeared in The NY Times (see Press Section). She was quoted in the Times article,’City Quirk is Just Another Word for Asset’ (1/22/17) which included a picture of one of her stagings (click here for article). In addition, Pat was quoted in an earlier article by Michelle Higgins, NY Times, ‘Preparing Your Home for Sale, 9/16/16 (click here for article).
Pat’s design of a children’s room was featured in Bob Vila’s slideshow–‘Designers Reveal Their 10 IKEA Go-Tos’ (3/17). This article was picked up by msn.com.
Pat’s goal has always been to maximize the overall appearance of every property she stages. When she finishes, the owner can be sure that their home is totally ready for a quick sale.