Pat Christodoulou, a native of Red Bank, NJ, attended Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, followed by specialized training in personnel and counseling at NYU.
Pat utilized her interpersonal skills initially as a Training Coordinator for Chase (5 years) and then as Employee Relations Manager at Hearst Magazines (8 years).
During this time, she first began staging her own homes and later selling them fully furnished at premium prices. Pat realized that color, coordinated furniture and an innate talent could transform living spaces and result in a more marketable product.
Accordingly, in 2006 she graduated with a 2-year Certificate in Interior Design from the New York School of 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.
Pat just completed a project on 174 East 70th Street which had a signed contract Only 9 days after staging and closed several weeks later. Another of her stagings at 125 East 63rd Street (Apt. 8B), was featured in the On The Market section of the NY Times (8/30/15). Several of her staged properties have sold within weeks of staging, including a historic carriage house at 165 East 73rd Street featured as NY Times Property of the Week (1/19/14) and in Avenue Magazine (4/14). It sold for $13.5 million just 4 weeks after staging.
Another one of her projects involved an elegant 6 story brownstone built in 1887 at 247 CPW also featured in NY Times Property of the Week section (9/14/14). This property listed for $27.75 million sold for $25 million 4 months after staging.
Many of the properties Pat has staged have appeared in the NY Times (see Press Section). She was also quoted in the article, ‘City Quirk is just Another Word for Asset.’ This article included a picture of one of her stagings (click here for article). Prior to this, Pat was quoted in the NY Times article, ‘Preparing Your Home for Sale’ on 9/16/16. (click here for article).
Pat’s goal has always been to maximize the overall appearance of every property she stages. When she leaves, the owner is sure that their home is totally “ready for sale.”