SHE KNOWS INSTINCTIVELY HOW TO MAXIMISE A PROPERTY'S APPEAL
"Jane has a great eye for design and a genuine passion for the industry. Good-natured, reliable and enthusiastic, she knows instinctively how to maximise a property's appeal and how to convey this information sensitively"
STEVE MASLIN, FORMER MANAGER, H J BURT & SON [ESTATE AGENTS], HENFIELD, WEST SUSSEX
WE HAD TWO ASKING PRICE OFFERS WITHIN THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS
"It had been 17 years since I last sold a house and I had a long list of things I thought I should do before it went up for sale. I knew that Jane had successfully sold several flats and houses before – often getting full asking price within a very short time on the market. I thought this could only happen in big towns like Brighton and houses in the country tended to sit on the market for a long time before being sold. I invited her over and we walked through every room of the house. Jane’s philosophy is not about spending lots of money. It is more about making rooms look as spacious as possible, storing away or selling clutter, neutral décor and introducing some colour using cushions and plants. We had considered a full re-fit of our en-suite bathroom which was going to be at least £5,000. Jane’s suggestions not only made the en-suite look great, but we could bring the items we had bought with us to our new home, as well as saving thousands of pounds. We did sell some pieces of furniture and an awful lot of clutter, and did a thorough deep clean everywhere. We went on sale and had 3 viewers in the first couple of days. Two buyers wanted the house for the full asking price, so we accepted the one that was not in a chain. I was gob-smacked! Thank you Jane."
FIONA D, HERSTMONCEUX, EAST SUSSEX (STAGING CONSULTATION) [ESTATE AGENT'S COMMENTS BELOW]
THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE WHO VIEWED BOTH OFFERED THE ASKING PRICE
"We acted as agents for a 5-bedroom family houses in Herstmonceux which was staged by Jane Lee Interiors. The house was extremely well presented which made it stand out from a similar property that was being marketed. The first two people to view both offered the asking price."
NICOLA BOWLER, SENIOR NEGOTIATOR, FORESTERS [ESTATE AGENTS], HEATHFIELD, EAST SUSSEX
I ENDED UP SELLING FOR £10,000 MORE THAN EXPECTED WHICH IS INCREDIBLE
"Jane worked wonders on my dark, cluttered basement flat, I almost didn't want to move! First I booked some decluttering sessions, and she really cast fresh eyes on the place, coming up with loads of great solutions I'd never have thought of and encouraging me to think about items I no longer used or liked. During the styling she created a small dining area – effectively it's another room – out of the wide corridor beside the kitchen, by moving a table from the living room. It was previously dead space and she had the vision to see it could be something far more useful. I ended up selling for £10,000 more than the agents or I were expecting which is incredible."
PENNY L, HOVE, EAST SUSSEX (HANDS-ON DOWNSIZING SESSIONS WITH COMPLIMENTARY INTERIOR STYLING)
JANE'S ADVICE SAVED US SO MUCH UPHEAVAL AND MONEY
"We were planning to replace the kitchen before putting our house on the market, which was a really daunting task. Jane's advice on how to update what we already had saved us so much upheaval and money that we can now put towards our new property, it was so worthwhile. We did everything she said and to our surprise and delight sold within weeks."
ALISON S, UPPER BEEDING, WEST SUSSEX (STAGING CONSULTATION)
I'VE HAD TO PART WITH A LOT BUT IT WAS VERY CATHARTIC
"My house had been on the market for over a year before I heard about Jane. I was a bit sceptical when she said she could advise me by looking at my house details on Rightmove, but that's exactly what she did. Her enthusiasm was infectious and, as we live in different counties, she emailed a list of priorities for each room, which I really took on board. I think my buyers made up their minds within the first 5 minutes. I've had to part with a lot as my retirement apartment only has two bedrooms but it was very cathartic. Now I have room for all my favourite things and instead of dreading the move I'm looking forward to it. I feel my house was shown to its best advantage and am delighted."
MRS P.T., GOSPORT, HAMPSHIRE (REMOTE STAGING CONSULTATION, VIA EMAIL)
I WANTED TO GIVE MY FLAT THE WOW-FACTOR
“I’d done a fair amount of work on my flat, and wanted to know how to give it the missing wow-factor as I was thinking of selling. Jane was friendly and professional and came up with some great suggestions. I now love my home and the tweaks and ideas were all simple and inexpensive."
NICK G, HOVE, EAST SUSSEX (STAGING CONSULTATION)
JANE SAVED ME A HEAP OF TIME AND MONEY
“Jane is fantastic, she doesn't come into your house suggesting expensive changes. She knows instinctively what will work and what won't and really thinks out of the box. She came up with ideas I'd never have thought of and sourced a bed made from reclaimed wood with plenty of drawer storage. I couldn't see the wood for the trees and Jane saved me a heap of time and money."
SUZI G, SALTDEAN, EAST SUSSEX (SPARE BEDROOM REFRESH)
MY FLAT LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD BE IN A MAGAZINE
"Jane has a great eye for detail and after my styling session I'm confident my flat will achieve the full asking price. During our first meeting she recommended where I should declutter, how to move some of my furniture around to define areas better, and ideas for new cushions and plants which I bought for around £50. I had a go at the styling myself before she came back (to be honest I was pretty intrigued what else she would do to make it look better) but her input made it look like something you'd see in a magazine!"
ANNABELLE L, HOVE, EAST SUSSEX (STAGING CONSULTATION & INTERIOR STYLING)
I WAS EXCITED RATHER THAN WORRYING WHETHER I'D MADE THE RIGHT DECISIONS
"I was struggling to choose new curtains for my loft bedroom and turned to Jane for inspiration. She persuaded me to see the room as a whole and put together a moodboard on Pinterest so I could get a feel for how it could look with some new accessories and paint. I knew I liked her taste so gave her free reign. Her design mixed textures and calming shades of blue-grey to create something I immediately loved. She also suggested adding a seating area by the window to zone the room and it's now one of my favourite parts of the house. As everything fell into place I started to get excited rather than worrying whether I'd made the right decisions or not. I still can't quite believe it's my room."
LAURA G (BEDROOM REFRESH)