Testimonials

Here at PJ & Company we treat every customer like they’re our only customer. We take pride in what we do to provide you with what you’d expect and then some, as our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations and provide 100% customer satisfaction. Below you’ll find many satisfied customers, and when we deliver superior end results for you, we’d be happy to add your feedback about us to our list of happy customers as well.

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Patti and all her designer/stagers were exceptional. It’s a special delight as a Realtor to work with an organization that understands their role in bringing value to a process. PJ and Company is committed to a high and consistent design standard, to owning the details (so I didn’t have to) and doing precisely what they say they will do. Highest ratings from this grateful customer who will hire them again and again because quite simply, they deliver!

Marianne Roday
Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio Realtor

Highly recommend PJ and Company! The entire process from initial consultation through staging complete was executed with full professionalism, impeccable attention to detail and gorgeous design. My friends couldn’t believe it was the same house and my family was wondering why I didn’t decorate like this years ago :-). With Patti’s staging, I received four offers on the sale of my house (three above asking price) within one day on the market! The staging more than paid for itself and I definitely would not have gotten so much buyer interest without it. Will definitely work with Patti again.

Sharon Stockwell
Home Staging Client

My experience with PJ & Co has been an exceedingly pleasant and stress-free experience. The team listened to my needs and personal preferences and incorporated them into a design aesthetic that is authentic and elegant. They are responsive and easy to communicate with. Perfect for busy professionals like myself. Highly recommend!

Chin Reyes
Interior Decorating Client

PJ & Company did a wonderful job staging my new construction home and did exactly what they promised. The furniture and accessories were of great quality and tastefully arranged. The value of staging far exceeded the initial cost. My buyer even wanted to purchase the furniture with the property! Thank you Patti & team.

Roland Skinner
Home Builder

Let me start this review off by noting I had never previously considered using a staging company when listing a home for sale. I had (falsely) assumed that potential buyers had vision, especially related to use of space and function. While preparing our unoccupied antique post and beam (circa 1900) Barn House to go to market, it became clear to me and my amazing realtor that this particular home needed not only a more defined vision of the space, but also could use some trendy “modern farmhouse” style. After researching options for Staging/Interior Decorating one company stood out as the “best of the best,” PJ & Company.

Patti, Jill and Pam and their team did an amazing job. The quoting process was simple and straightforward, and surprisingly cheaper than I had envisioned. They took the time to gather all necessary information/pictures/dimensions to come up with a “winner vision” of space, furniture and decoration to bring out the best aspects of this unique floorplan. No detail went unnoticed. From the day of staging to final pickup, the communication and coordination with the team was flawless and extremely responsive. It is clear that all members of the team take personal pride in their work.
The result – within 27 days of listing and multiple offers the selling process was complete with an accepted offer! There is no doubt in my mind that the small investment in utilizing Patti and her team delivered a quicker sale at a desirable price point. I would highly recommend PJ & Company and remain forever grateful for their amazing, talented ability to deliver and exceed expectations!

Matt Dalton
Home Staging Client

Patti and her team are terrific. From the start, she was professional while also sensitive to the emotion-laden side of putting a home up for sale. Her excellent taste, keen eye, and graciousness all melded to provide my family an invaluable service. And the house looked amazing! I will be recommending PJ and Company to everyone I know who is selling a home.”

Nancy Obrasky
Home Staging Client

Patti Stern’s team at PJ and Company Staging has an amazing eye for interior decor. They transformed our 18 Gatewood Avon listing, staging with neutral decor with a pop of color and textures so attractive to today’s buyers. Thanks a million Patti and team we went under contract in 2 days!

Diane Barry
William Pitt Sotheby’s

We decided to have PJ and Company stage our house before putting it on the market and are very satisfied with the results. Patti was professional, easy to work with and stayed in touch with us from start to finish. She selected furniture and décor that bought out the best features of our house and made it irresistible. Within a day of our listing going live we had 6 private showings lined up, which resulted in a solid offer.

Debbie Edwards
Home Staging Client

After watching hours and hours of HGTV, my husband and I were more than apprehensive about undertaking renovations on our home! We feel extremely fortunate that we chose Patti of PJ & Company to guide us through all our projects. Patti helped us define our vision and to make choices, she also hired and managed the many contractors and vendors that were involved in our make over. From paint colors to fabric selection, kitchen design to deck and pergola, she saw to it that our wishes were fulfilled. She kept us updated and kept our project on schedule. We never felt pressured to undertake more than we could and her gift for “repurposing” and finding bargains was a great help. Both Patti and her team could be counted on at all times.

Ellen Levada
Interior Decorating Client

Patti and her crew Pam, and Jill did a fabulous job transforming our house from the traditional 1990s to classic 2021! It’s amazing how bringing in different styles changed the rooms. Thanks to their staging decor, we were able to sell our house before going on the market, and above asking! The buyers were so intrigued with the furnishings that they are thinking of buying some of the pieces. If you want to get top dollar when selling your house, I highly recommend PJ and Company for your staging and decorating needs. They were exceptional professionals from start to finish!

Karin Petrini
Home Staging Client

Just closed on a client’s home in Cheshire that went to contract in 3 days…and the staging by Patti Stern and her team at PJ & Company made all the difference! The staging highlighted the personality and charm of this home, and truly helped buyers “see” how they could really enjoy the space. In fact, the buyer loved the kitchen staging so much she bought a new table to recreate it! With professional staging, the photography was beautiful, and the accolades by interested buyers were plentiful. Thank you PJ & Company!

Cheri Paulsen
Coldwell Banker Realtor

Working with PJ & Company was the best investment I ever made. From our first consultation to the final install, Patti was personable, professional and had an amazing eye for detail. She took the time to understand our vision for a romantic, modern, master bedroom & bath and produced results that far exceeded all of our expectations. From the color scheme, to the lighting, to the fabrics and accessories, she and her team transformed our boring bedroom into a gorgeous retreat! I cannot wait to begin working with Patti on our next project.

Gloria Lombardo
Interior Decorating Client

Patti is absolutely the most talented person I have ever met with regard to staging homes for sale. She helped me pioneer a very successful, award-winning staging program. During the first month, Patti staged a home for me that sold in just three days! That initial stage gave the program traction and from that point, we were off and running with over 94% of the homes staged selling record time.

Chris Bennett
AVP Toll Brothers Luxury Builders

When my parents passed away and I took on the responsibility of putting their home up for sale, my realtor suggested that I try staging the home. She referred me to PJ and Company, and I was so glad that she did. The staging team was amazing – they were on time, arranged for beautiful furniture and accent pieces, cleaned up, and even ran out to get any additional items to make the home look spectacular. I really appreciated all of the work they did to enhance the showing of the home. Even with COVID, we got a buyer sooner than we expected and I firmly believe it was because of how the home was staged. I would highly recommend anyone selling their home to use PJ and Company.

Jackie Cole
Home Staging Client

PJ and Company did an excellent job staging the new construction home I listed in Avon, CT. We had terrific success and sold the house within 30 days at 99% of asking price! I highly recommend PJ and Company Staging to realtors looking for results. Patti responded to my call same day and provided timely turnaround staging 3 rooms of the house. Her team has an excellent eye for design and decor and furnished the rooms with today’s Home Buyer in mind. Thank you Patti, Pam and Katie you are a terrific team! In addition to the home staging services, my listing was featured on their website and boosted on their Facebook page to increase my market exposure.

Diane Barry
Berkshire Hathaway Realtor

Patti Stern and her team brought more than furniture, rugs and lamps to the challenging process of selling a home. They analyzed our home, without judgement, then presented their vision, with knowledge gained by years of experience, as to what would appeal to potential buyers. We were given a clear, well thought out plan which transformed our home. They pulled our home together with a consistent color scheme throughout the entire three floors, added much-needed artwork, removed furniture to make rooms appear larger and added the proper size rugs to fit the rooms. We were happily overwhelmed with the end result upon the reveal!
PJ and Company played no small part in our acceptance of a solid full price offer from the first people that saw our home. We were so pleased with the final results that we enlisted Patti and her team to decorate and bring their magic touch to our new home! I would highly recommend them for any home staging and interior design needs.

Robin Risley
Home Staging Client

Recently, I downsized from a single family home to a condo. At our first meeting she captured my style and the rest is history. It started with wall colors, then window treatments, and on to the selection of furniture and accessories. Her vendors were a pleasure to work with. Lastly, she supervised the hanging of artwork. Patti is professional, knowledgable, and very enjoyable to work with. I was almost sorry to see the project come to an end.

LuEllen Peck
Interior Decorating Client

Patti and her team did an exceptional job staging my home prior to listing. From the initial consultation, quote, to installation, the service was both highly professional and fast!! The team arrived on the day of staging around 10.30am and had fully staged the rooms to a very high standard by just after 3pm. I was completely blown away by the end result. They managed to achieve a very attractive ‘look’ for each space, that overall has significantly enhanced the appeal of the property. Patti and the team were delightful to work with, I can highly recommend.

Linda Howard-Sorrell
Home Staging Client

I had the pleasure of recommending Patti & her team to stage a property that was lived in by the current owner for 50 years. The property had some challenges to overcome, but with the professional counseling of Patti, we were able to transform the property from Grandma’s house into a modern oasis that buyers loved. After the transformation, we conducted a public open house in which many neighbors and buyers came through and all commented on how they wanted to live there or have their own homes look similar. Patti & her team were effective communicators and scheduled everything without any delay.

Kevin Zettergren
William Raveis Sales Manager

Patti and her team are amazing at what they do. A true difference maker in any home. Not only will PJ and Company stage your home to the highest standards, but they will consult with you on all options and ideas for your home. Highly recommended!

Wesley Krombel
William Raveis Realtor

Patti and her team went above and beyond staging our home. They gave us amazing recommendations and made the entire staging process quick and easy. They know exactly what makes a home more desirable to buyers. Money very well spent!!!! Hire them today to get the most out of your home sale!

Jamie Cimino
Home Staging Client

Our 17-year-old home was ready for an updated look. After our initial meeting with Patti, we could see her head spinning with ideas including wall colors and the most current trends in staging. She understood the market and what buyers are looking for. Patti was very supportive, worked closely with us and on staging day our home was transformed within a matter of hours! The little decorative touches made such a difference and our realtor was amazed with the transformation. After our home was listed, we received an offer on the table within 48 hours!!! We have already asked PJ & Company to work with us to decorate our new home.

Bonnie Acari
Home Staging Client

Couldn’t be happier with the results of the staging PJ and Company did for my listing in Cheshire! They came in and transformed the house in one day. This enabled me to sell the house the next day above asking price. Staging really works, and PJ and Company Staging and Interior Decorating are amazing!

Melanie Ricci
Coldwell Banker Realtor

Patti and her team did an amazing job staging my home. I owned a small starter home for 16 years that I originally planned to keep as an investment property and rent. It remained vacant and unfurnished for 4 months with no renters. At that time I decided to list it for sale and for rent. After an additional 2 months on the market and facing major financial concerns I looked into staging. The feedback I was receiving from my realtor at that time was that the bedrooms were too small. I found Patti’s company on the internet and reached out. Patti called me back immediately and not only did she provide me with helpful information regarding staging she provided me with the name of a fantastic realtor. Patti knows her stuff and I immediately knew I was in great hands. After staging my home and relisting the property I had over 16 showing in 4 days and ended up with 3 above asking offers. I truly believe that staging this home is what made all the difference. The investment was well worth it and I would highly recommend this to anyone that is trying to sell a home that is vacant.

Megan Nolan
Home Staging Client

Thank you to PJ & Company for doing such a wonderful job staging my beautiful listing in Farmington! We had multiple showings in the first week with more ahead! Patti Stern is the best in the business!!

Natuzza Dimasi
William Raveis Realtor

There are a hundred great ways to describe Patti and her team. Professional, artistic, exceptionally detailed, efficient, talented and more. However, I’d like to share the exceptional results we experienced by retaining PJ and Company for the recent listing of our home. Our near 4,000 square foot home, (a tough sell in rural Harwinton) sold within 36 hours of our listing hitting the MLS. It sold to the very first potential buyer to tour the home and we received an offer at our full asking price without negotiation. To contrast, several years ago we had listed our home and it sat unsold on the market for nearly 2.5 years before we simply became frustrated and removed the listing.
I truly believe that the advice in color selections, staging and fresh perspective that we received from Patti and her team were what made all the difference. She is a consummate professional who “tells it like it is” with all the kindness of a good friend.
I would, and have recommended PJ and company to anyone looking to gain an advantage when listing a home in a tough real estate market. What they are able to produce at such a reasonable rate is quite remarkable.

Carol Ashburn
Home Staging Client

I can’t begin to say how happy I am with Patti Stern and her team on helping me transform my house into something I never thought it could be! She saw the whole project through from picking out the paint colors to the carpets and hardwood flooring. I couldn’t have done it without her and I would recommend PJ & Company to anyone who is thinking of updating their home!

Laura Smith
Interior Decorating Client

Patti’s excellence in staging our home resulted in a quick sale above our asking price! We did EXACTLY what she suggested and wisely gave her free run of our home. The result was a home that photographed exceptionally well and showed beautifully. We had more than 25 showings in the first few days of listing and 5 good offers in less than a week. All this despite a challenging location and other listings in the same neighborhood. I have no doubt that the money we invested in staging with Patti was well spent!

Frann Ravid
Home Staging Client

I used the services of PJ and Company to assist with the staging of my home prior to putting on the market. While I was initially skeptical of the advise provided once I started making their recommended changes I could clearly see that they were right! The paint colors Patti recommended were very attractive and really changed the appearance of the rooms. Her advise on removing large furniture and smaller changes such as door knobs all contributed to make an appealing presentation. The final staging was complete after the PJ & Co team arrived with decorative items that pulled together each room.

Hope Sim
Home Staging Client

I have been a realtor for 16 years and in the top 5% of realtors in CT and know how important staging is in today’s market. The seller’s success (and price for their house) depends on how presentable a house is. This is when Patti and the PJ & Company team enter the picture. When I asked Patti to stage my $600,000 listing in December, not only did she meet immediately during the busy holiday season, but she and her team were able to stage the house very quickly to accommodate the seller’s schedule. What a stunning job! When I came back to take pictures, I thought it was a different house! We priced the house $20,000 higher and it sold for that amount in less than 30 days. Both the seller and I were so impressed with PJ & Company’s wonderful service and the final result. I would refer them to anyone thinking about selling their house, regardless of price range, because I am confident they can accommodate every seller and every budget.

Dorothy Karska-Piech
Calcagni Realtor

Patti and her team transformed a very large space and created warmth and style. I would definitely use them again – they were professional, thorough, and thoughtful in their work. They also were very sensitive to all parties involved, and reasonably priced. I would recommend them to all I know – personally and professionally!

Mela Veltri Case
Re/Max Realtor

We recently had PJ & Company stage 4 rooms in our house in preparation for listing. Patti came to our house for an evaluation and gave recommendations for every room. We decided to follow her sage advice to paint several rooms in the recommended neutral colors and the results were spectacular! The home looks up to date, very warm and inviting. We put our decorating in their very capable hands and were delighted with the results. It was wonderful to have their team handle this task in a professional and courteous manner, as moving can be quite stressful! The results were certainly worth the cost!

Cindy Grosso
Home Staging Client

I have recently worked with PJ & Company on staging of my new listings. In our current market, we need a move in condition home to attract buyers. Patti and her team work to get the property ready for sale, going beyond staging. Her team painted, refinished hardwood floors and transformed my most recent listing to turn it into a marketable property and we accepted an offer within 2 weeks. An investment in staging provides the maximum benefit and results in the highest selling price in the shortest amount of time. All sizes of homes can achieve benefits from staging with PJ & Company – they prepare a home in a short amount of time, working with the Realtor, to get the home SOLD.

Lorraine Amaral
William Pitt Sotheby’s Realtor

We were very impressed with the work that PJ & Company did for us in staging our house at 615 Fern Street for sale. They were prompt, efficient and extremely helpful. Their assistance was instrumental in selling our house very quickly and for more than the asking price.

Peter and Lillian Sorokin
Home Staging Clients

Patti Stern and her team at PJ & Company did a wonderful job at bringing my waterfront listing to life! From the furniture selection to the unique details in each of the rooms staged, the results did a great job at showcasing the custom architecture and providing the vision of the lifestyle this unique property will provide its new owner. They were organized, detailed, and focused in their efforts the day of the staging, collaborating in every room to deliver the best result possible.

Cheri Paulsen
Coldwell Banker Realtor

PJ and Company did an outstanding job of staging our house. The house looks beautiful. In one day they came in and completely improved the appearance of the house. What a fantastic job!

Thomas Pope
Home Staging Client

We sincerely thank Patti and her team for doing a superb job on staging our home for the purpose of selling it. After learning how the benefits of staging can make the difference in selling our home, we were convinced this was the right decision and well worth the investment. We were absolutely amazed at what you accomplished and the end result was absolutely stunning. Staging has made all the difference in securing a contract on our home so quickly.

Lisa and Richard Hague
Home Staging Clients

Having Patti and her crew as one of my listing tools has helped my clients prepare for the sale of their home. She has tranformed some of my lsitings, which have made them sell faster and for closer to asking price. She is able to deliver the ideas that turn into results. One of my clients wished that she had staged her home sooner! As the number one listing and selling agent in Cheshire over the last few years, it is important to have a whole team of people to make the process go smoothly and having PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating as a team member continues to be a winning combination.

Sally Bowman
Sally Bowman Real Estate

Patti and her team were referred to us by our real estate agent when we went to list our contemporary colonial with beautiful high reservoir views. Patti went through each room with us and made excellent recommendations to vastly improve how our home would be viewed by prospective buyers. She used a combination of our furnishings and hers to update the house while keeping it very bright and inviting. The PJ Team was a pleasure to work with and we certainly recommend them without hesitation.

Eileen and Neil Klar
Home Staging Clients

Patti and her creative team transformed a 1980’s Colonial into a stunning modern home with great style, that appealed to the entire marketplace. Her use of color and fabric brought out all the qualities to make the house current and attractive. Her keen eye knew what to keep and what to bring in for furniture and accessories to make each room show its best. The house SOLD in two days with multiple offers. As a Broker, I will always recommend PJ & Company. They did and outstanding design job. I think they’re sterling.

Jacqueline Williams
Sterling Realtors

I am thrilled with the transformation that Patti and her colleagues accomplished! I couldn’t wait to show our office’s manager and colleagues! They were all blown away! Pictures paint a thousand words, and I am so glad that PJ and Company posted a few before and after shots of my listing on Facebook. Seeing is believing! A huge thanks go out to Jill and Alaina, my two colleagues, who recommended Patti and her team. Patti and her team’s professionalism, creativity, insight, compassion, and promptness in delivery made this journey one I shall never forget. I highly recommend this team of professionals with confidence, pride, and enthusiasm. I look forward to working with them again real soon.

Donna Garr
Houlihan Lawrence Realtor

Professional and reliable, a true pleasure to work with! Patti and her staff came in and absolutely transformed a rather cavernous space with an open floor plan and 14 foot ceilings. Buyers were having a hard time appreciating the space. Working within a limited budget, the PJ & Company team was able to stage the home and really show off all it had to offer. The house received multiple offers, and is now under contract.

Kathleen Cruz
Coldwell Banker Realtor

I’ve worked with Patti and her team several times with great success on behalf of my real estate clients. She is thoughtful and thorough, creative and efficient. She helps me get my listings sold fast and for top dollar. I am a fan!

Jill Miller
Houlihan Lawrence Realtor

My clients are both thrilled and surprised at how good their home looked after PJ & Company’s staging. We have had four showings over the first few days on the market and feedback is excellent. I know the staging work will help sell this home faster and I will certainly recommend PJ & Company’s services to all my clients. Whether the house is occupied or vacant, PJ & Company will do an outstanding job!

Mark Namm
Berkshire Hathaway Realtor

I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did with the staging and renovation suggestions made for my client’s home. After the work and staging was complete, I decided to list the property $20K higher than I had originally suggested. After a short 15 days on the market, we received an offer that was immediately accepted with no negotiation!

Rich Walker
Century 21 Realtor

We want to thank you for the absolutely beautiful job you did staging our home. What a make-up artist does for people, you did for our home and made it photogenic! Every room looks spacious, neat, uncluttered and beautiful. You have a wonderful eye for design. I hope our home sells quickly so we can use you to decorate our new home.

Geri & Dean
Home Staging Clients

I want to take the opportunity to tell you how pleased Joan and I are with the outcome of the recent staging of our home. Personally, I never realized that eight rooms could be transformed in such a way that expands their look, is pleasing to the eye, and looks great, all at the same time. From the realtors’ open house we have heard nothing but positive feedback about how pristine our home looks. Thanks to your vision and attention to detail, and your very professional staff, Joan and I are looking forward to a speedy and successful sale.

Leonard & Joan
Home Staging Clients

In preparing to put our home on the market, we hired the staging services of PJ and Company. They were prompt, efficient, effective, professional and a pleasure to work with! Our staging “package” was tailored to our needs. We were able to use some of our existing decor items and supplement with other staging items. The result was an impactful new look thanks to their fresh-eyes! Based on our positive experience, I highly recommend PJ and Company.

Stacy Giles
Home Staging Client

We were very skeptical about staging. We had updated our home several times over the years and we didn’t think it would be difficult to sell but after four months we hadn’t received an offer. After staging, our house was advertised on Friday and three families came to see it Saturday. Sunday three more families came and on Monday we received and accepted an offer. We are so appreciative to you and all you did for us and highly recommend you to anyone who is considering having their house staged.

Helene and Bill
Home Staging Clients

Patti helped me update my living room and dining room in my condo. She knew I was on a tight budget but was open and very creative at working with me to find things that met my taste and fit into my budget. She pushed me out of my comfort zone and it allowed me to make both rooms work incredibly well. I love what she did and hope to use her in the future!

Abbi
Interior Decorating Client

I asked Patti Stern to help me with a vacant condo that I have had listed on the market for over 6 months due to a tough economy. The neutral colors and lack of furniture left it feeling cold. Patti came through and staged this to perfection with furniture, lighting, curtains, color, and style. The end result left Realtors and buyers loving the new “model home.”

Allison Hughes
William Raveis Realtor