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 yrs.) and then as 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 two-year Certificate from the NY 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 client service with rapid turnaround time.
Her track record in staging has resulted in frequent mentions of her work in The New York Times. Most recently, Pat was quoted in the NYT book, ‘Right at Home’ by Ronda Kaysen and Michelle Higgins, April 2020, p. 91. Her property at 154 East 70th was also featured in the July 2018 issue of Quest Magazine, ‘Sizzling Summer Markets’ (click here for article). Pat was also quoted in another NYT article, ‘City Quirk is Just Another Word for Asset’, Jan. 2017 (click here for article).
In addition, Pat was quoted in an earlier NYT article by Michelle Higgins, ‘Preparing Your Home for Sale’, Sept 2016 (click here for article). Pat was also featured in Bob Vila’s slideshow “Designers Reveal their Top 10 IKEA Go-Tos, March 2017 (click here for article). This article later was picked up by msn.com.
Many of the homes Pat has staged sell within weeks. 11 Riverside Drive had a signed contract leading to sale in 3 weeks. A brownstone at 174 East 70th sold within 9 days of staging. The Beresford apartment Pat staged was in a total state of disrepair. After painting and staging, the apartment sold in only 3 days. A carriage house at 165 East 73rd sold 3 weeks after staging and then was was chosen as NYT Property of the Week .
Pat’s goal has always been to maximize the overall appearance of every property she stages. When finished, the owner can be sure their home is totally ready for a quick sale.