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Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes (Home Star Staging) Home Stager



Karen Otto
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
location_on Plano, TX — Home Star Staging
Get to Know Karen Otto

I am a Home Staging Professional in Plano, TX specializing in marketing and merchandising resale properties in the Collin and North Dallas County, Texas real estate market and I am an expert in the field of home staging.  

With a passion for Real Estate and a diversified marketing background, I understand the relationship of each to give homes for sale a competitive edge. I work to get my client's property sold quickly and for top dollar.  Home Staging is a marketing tool in preparing a property for sale much like any other marketable product. 

Please visit my website at Home Star Staging for more details .                                                        

I am passionate about educating the Real Estate Community on the benefits of home staging. 

Offered throughout the year at the Preston/Park Courtyard Center campus, I teach an affordable, highly informative CE course on Home Staging at Collin College, Plano, TX, for Realtors, Sellers, Investors and anyone else interested in learning more about how home staging can improve your bottom line.


Home Star Staging specializes in staging to SELL! Staging is a marketing tool that every home seller and Realtor should have in their arsenol. 

I welcome your questions about getting your home ready for sale whether you're a Realtor or an individual Home Seller.  If you need information or tips to help you get ready to sell, I can show you how home staging  can help you achieve your home sales goals and get you on track to prepare your home for sale and sell your home faster and for the most profit.

While locally serving Collin, North Dallas & portions of  Denton counties, Home Star Staging is available to Home Sellers, Realtors, Investors, Home Builders and anyone with a desire of the knowledge about how home staging can work for you. Please call 469-964-0516 or email karen@homestarstaging.com. Thank you!

Education, Memberships & Associations:

Florida International University, Miami, FL  Bachelor of Business Administration 1993 Accredited Staging Professional, August 2006-08 Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) 2008 - 2013 2013 Region 10 RESA Vice President 2013 RESA State President of the Year 2011 RESA Chapter President of the Year Dallas Chapter 2009-2010 State President, RESA-Texas 2011-12 RESA-Pro Designation 2010-13 American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners(ASHSR) 2008 WWW.Ezinearticles.com Recognized Expert Author 2007, 2008,2009,2010 Collin College, Plano, TX Adjunct Instructor 2008,2009,2010 SAR Home Staging Course Trainer 2010 Active Rain Real Estate Network, blogger member and Ranked No. 1 for Plano WWW.EnergizedSeller.com , The website for home selling and home staging tips, Professional member and regular contributor





On a Personal Note

I am a native Miamian,(FL) who was transplanted to Texas in the fall of 2001 when my husband, took a job transfer here.  It was the hardest move of my life but also the most pivotal.  It took me from the comfort zone of the familiar territory I grew up in and made me branch out into new and exciting adventures.  I thank God for the priviledge and honor of being the proud mom of two healthy, beautiful children.  I want for them to see their mom as a role model and a contributor to our family's life in more ways than just being "mom".  We all wear many hats, but our children need to know that it's OK to learn and grow even as an adult, that I don't know everything and that's all right.  What an eye opener to realize that life is a never ending source of adventures and learning experiences and each day brings a new chapter. 

I love the saying that, "the best things in life aren't things at all"  No words have rung truer to me. 

I wish all of you the best things in life!

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I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Florida International University and am an expert in the field of home staging and a RESA-Pro  Home Staging Professional.  With a diversified background in marketing in the corporate and private sector, and an eye for design  I know what it takes to get a house seen and sold.  I look at a property through the "buyer's eyes".

Home Star Staging provides these and other services to assist you with the sale of your home;


Verbal consultations  Quick and cost effective for the do-it-yourself homeowner.  Verbal consultations start at $239 for up to 2 full hours with a professional home stager and $120 for each addtional hour. Recommendations for the exterior and interior areas of the home will be addressed. Sellers are encouraged to take notes and ask questions. Written consultations  give the seller of an occupied home a "blueprint" to do the work themselves or hire our team to do as much or as little as they'd like. These reports, generally over 15 pages with photos of your home before staging will identify key areas to address, and recommendations to help you "design your home to sell". Written home staging reports start at .15 cents a square foot.


Occupied property staging - full staging services for your home using your furniture and accessories. For Vacant property staging we utilize rental furniture and accessories to give warmth and definition to an otherwise lifeless property. Most buyers cannot visualize their furnishings in a vacant property.  Most are overwhelmed by a lack of vision.  Rooms appear smaller and each and every flaw is maximized in the eyes of the buyer. 

Let us take your house from "For Sale" to SOLD!

Call 469-964-0516 for additional details.

"There's never a second chance to make a first impression!"


There is never a second chance to make a first impression. Make your HOME the STAR attraction in the competitive TX Real Estate market. I don't sell houses but I turn house hunters into home buyers!