About Lori

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The Real Estate Market is tougher than ever and requires a seller to have a strong online presentation and visual marketing plan in order to get their property sold. That is where rethink home interiors can help!

From very early on in life, it was clear that Lori Fischer loved to play with furniture and décor–her bedroom was her primary training ground. She also loved to dust every room in the house so that she could re-accessorize all of the table tops and the dining room hutch. That love of creating something new out of the items that you own continues to this day.

Lori is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and completed graduate work at George Washington University after which she spent a decade in sales and marketing for several Fortune 500 companies.  It was during those years that Lori decided that it was time to merge her love of interiors with her sales and marketing background. She found that perfect balance in Real Estate Staging.

After graduating from the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program, Lori jumped into her home staging business with both feet.  At the beginning of her staging career, Lori wasn’t sure if Staging was the reason that virtually all of her houses had such quick offers because she had been hired before the houses had ever hit the market. Was it the price? Was it the desirable neighborhood? Was it the number of open houses? It wasn’t until she was hired for two houses that had been on the market for months with no offers that she became a true believer in the power of her Staging skills. Both houses had offers within the first days on the market after they were re-launched fully Staged. One property—that had been on the market three times with no offers—even had a bidding war!

Lori’s focus on Staging for the online market, eye for detail and love of all things pretty has proven to be a winning combination in her Staging business with 85% of her houses getting offers within the first 3 weeks on the market! Because there is nothing better than seeing her sellers succeed so quickly in the market, she works incredibly hard for these results for all of her clients. Of course, all of this must be achieved with an ounce of fun and good humor which Lori provides free of charge when you work with her!

 

FAQ’s

 

How long have you been doing what you do and why did you establish Rethink Home Interiors?

To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment and resulting “compelling story” that brought me to where I am today, helping people like you stage their houses everyday to lead to offers right away.

That defining moment in my life happened in late 2010.  I had always been someone who loved decorating my own house and was constantly filling my time exploring design magazines and websites.  I had worked for a decade as a pharmaceutical sales representative and, to be perfectly honest, I was miserable and had always dreamed of doing something else.

It wasn’t until I watched my parents struggling to sell my grandmother’s house that the idea of using my decorating skills in real estate struck me as a possibility for my future.  Being an avid student, I studied everything I could get my hands on about Staging, Real Estate and Photo Styling.  Just like I had always done, I used my house as my Staging laboratory.  I staged rooms throughout my house and evaluated the photos to learn what looked good in photos (for online listings) and what didn’t.  I was becoming a mini-expert on Staging before I even staged a client’s house.

At the same time, I was fortunate to find a great networking group to begin to market my new “business”.   Almost immediately I landed 3 jobs in a row with sellers who had struggled to sell their houses.  In every case, the houses had offers immediately after they were re-listed with my staging.  A-ma-zing!

What I learned with those early clients was that I loved the Staging part of the work, but the more meaningful result for me was the fact that these sellers who had been stuck were finally able to move forward with their lives.  I became hooked on that feeling of helping my clients fulfill their goals.

I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other sellers, Realtors and investors sell their houses in record time through my Staging Evaluations, full-service staging products and workshops.

Since then, I’ve worked with many motivated sellers, Realtors and investors, spoken in front of countless groups, and have created The Buyer Attraction System™, my formula for creating rooms that connect with buyers immediately and lead to offers right away.

Rethink Home Interiors was recently named “Best of Houzz 2017 – Client Satisfaction”

 

 

Who are your clients exactly?

I work with people just like you who are motivated to sell their properties quickly and want to know that you are giving yourself every advantage to sell super fast.

  • Realtors who would like to have their listings look amazing before photo day
  • Sellers getting ready to go on the market who want a Staging Plan to give them direction to stage their house themselves
  • Sellers getting ready to go on the market who need help implementing a Staging plan
  • Sellers with a house already on the market but not getting the traffic or offers they need
  • Sellers who have an unfurnished house that needs furniture and accessories
  • Investors who need help choosing finishes for their flips
  • Investors whose unfurnished houses aren’t getting the traffic or offers needed to sell

How are you different from other Stagers?

I ONLY do Staging work with motivated sellers and Realtors. In other words, I don’t do interior decorating or design and I’m not a Jill-of–all-trades Stager.  While I have done many decorating projects over the years and I continue to keep up on current design trends and resources for my staging clients, I currently refer all decorating projects to my great network of Interior Designers so that I can devote all of my time and efforts to my staging clients. What that means to you is that I am very focused on anything and everything that works to create an amazingly sellable house.  Because my focus is very narrow, what you get with me is no-nonsense, undiluted expertise on what works for Staging a house to sell fast not someone who is simply decorating your house without any thought to how it will present in an online listing photo.  I’ve simply become an expert at this stuff and that’s why my clients get great results (and I throw in a healthy dose of compassion, humor and encouragement, which ALWAYS helps!).

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

The Buyer Attraction products, workshops, and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and deadly serious about getting an offer right away on their property and ending what I call “the 3:00 a.m. sweats”, meaning, not waking up in the middle of the night anymore saying, “how will I ever get this house sold?” They were created for you to know exactly what you need to do to your house that will lead you to getting the offer you need right away.

Being a high achieving go-getter myself, I’m known to work best with other high achieving go-getters who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to get their house sold in record time.

For what type of seller is this program NOT going to work?

Our products are designed for listings with sellers who are living in their homes or that are currently without residents or furniture out but please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t serious about taking decisive action to get their house ready to sell.

The Buyer Attraction products are NOT for those who don’t recognize the value of implementing a sound Staging plan and that it translates into significant money saved in the long-term (if you consider that most of our listings have offers in under one month your wait to recoup you investment is actually pretty short!).  In my experience, sellers who don’t understand that the cost of Staging, while not inexpensive, is a minimal investment that will move their lives forward faster just don’t end up following through on my recommendations and fail to see the results that they would have gotten through our work with them.

Another type of person I won’t work with (without exception) is the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently challenge my staging recommendations as picky, unnecessary or frivolous. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?

What exactly is The Buyer Attraction System™ and what does it include?

  • Attracting buyers begins with understanding how your house presents and what messages it may be sending to buyers; how your house is going to be photographed, what design trends are influencing buyers today and what you need to do room-by-room to connect with your buyers. Then, it means taking serious action on it. Here’s what the System gets you to do:Evaluation  This is a critical step.  We will spend considerable time helping you to understand what looks like visual clutter in photos (which goes way beyond just the obvious decluttering advise), what emotional triggers—positive and negative—are causing strong reactions from your buyers, how your house will be photographed and where we need to create focal points to catch and keep buyers’ attention when they view your online listing.  We want buyers to be so excited by your online listing photos that they schedule a showing ASAP!  We can help you in the pre-packing process to coordinate relocating furniture based on our recommendations, pick-up and delivery of donations, scheduling a POD or dumpster delivery, and reorganization of cabinets, cupboards and closets.
  • Prioritizing We will examine what the most important rooms to stage will be, what are the biggest projects that need to be tackled and help you prioritize what needs to be done and what would be nice to do.
  • Putting it all together  We will show you exactly how to arrange furniture to show off each room’s best assets, how to accessorize your focal points, what size and color art you need, how to update furniture that feels outdated, how to make a kick-butt bed that looks fantastic in photos, how to accessorize each room in your house in a way that looks amazing in online listing photos and creates an emotional connection with your buyer when they walk in your door.  Heck, most of the time we can find everything you need right in your own house!
  • Get your listing out there in a BIG way  We will make sure that we make every recommendation to make your listing literally irresistible to buyers.  That said, it won’t serve you to put so much effort into getting your house ready for sale if your online photos aren’t amazing.  We have our favorite professional photographers that we recommend to make sure that your hard work shines.  We review your listing photos to make sure that they look as incredible as possible and spread the word about your listing to our network of Realtors .

Congratulations!!! Your Buyer Attraction System™ is fully in place and you can relax knowing that buyers will connect with your house and an offer is going to come in quickly.

These are the steps of The Buyer Attraction System™ that I’ve created after working with sellers and Realtors over the last 3+ years to help them attract all the buyers they need.

Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our work is an approach to staging your property and presenting it online that works consistently to attract all the buyers you need to get an offer right away. (See Client Testimonials)

What results can I expect?

You can expect to:

  1. Hone in on the EXACTLY what you need to do in your house or listing to create an emotional connection with your buyers to get great results immediately after your listing goes live.
  2. Create focal points that look incredible in your online listing and will make your ideal buyer say, “Wow, look at this one—it’s so pretty!  Let’s go see it.”
  3. Make your listing photos stand out among all of the other houses listed in your zip code and price point.
  4. Get awesome results for your clients so that they enthusiastically write you testimonials, refer you to their friends and family and make you more money.
  5. Get proven ways of staging your house strategically—not decorating it–so more enthusiastic buyers schedule showings to see your house than the other listings in your community.
  6. Gain complete confidence that you have done everything right in getting your house ready for a super fast sale.
  7. Reach your ideal buyers in large numbers and in record time
  8. Work smarter at staging your house, not harder
  9. Get proven techniques you or your seller can apply right away to not have to reinvent the Buyer Attraction wheel on your own
  10. Receive specific tools for you to use: “just add water”

 Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too.  Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with Rethink.

How quickly can I expect results?

Obviously, this depends on so many factors but virtually all of our clients see results within the first month on the market and many of those see results in the first 2 weeks in the form of lots of showings and offers coming in.

How can I guarantee myself that I will get more clients, in record time?

Implement all of our paint-by-number staging recommendations. Be totally focused on Buyer Attraction. 97% of my clients who have diligently applied every step of The Buyer Attraction System™ have had offers immediately after our work together, in much less time than they would have on their own AND have recouped their investment in staging right away.

Will I recover the investment I put into your staging services?

Yes, a resounding Yes! Many clients are excited to report that they were able to cover their investment often within the first 2 weeks on the market. I want you to stop reading for just one moment to ask yourself, “What is a fast sale worth to me; and what are the monthly financial and emotional costs that I will have if I don’t sell this house?” Chances are, that amount will more than cover your staging investment. Most likely, you will make so much more money on the sale of your house than what you invested in staging…something to think over.  That’s what you’re investing in, results, more revenue, more profit, not just pretty “before and afters.”

Lori, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to use as my stager. What are my options for getting started with you?

Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your real estate goals…

For nearly 4 years, I have offered staging services that are exceedingly successful, and worked with so many clients in so many communities and I am thrilled to help you too.

To get started with attracting more buyers to your listing and make more money faster here are the different programs and products I’ve created for you:

  •  If you or your client are living in the house during the sales process, we highly recommend that you start with the Buyer Attraction Evaluation™. This is a cool service because it can be offered in the real world (ie when the listing is close to me in Philadelphia) or virtually when your listing is far away.  This is where we begin to build your paint-by-numbers, easy to implement “Lori’s List” so that you get super clear on the current state of your house and know exactly what you need to do room by room to get your house ready for sale.  You will create a blank canvas by removing what I call visual clutter and emotional triggers, understand where you need to create focal points, learn how to create those focal points with specific, and I mean super specific, directions, know how to arrange your furniture even in that room that has always confused you so that the rooms feel spacious and helps your buyers know where they will put their furniture, understand what messages your house may be sending to potential buyers that make them doubt your house’s perfectness for them so that you can fix them immediately!

This is a must-do step and great for highly motivated sellers.  It will show you as a seller or Realtor step-by-step exactly what to start doing—and stop doing—in the presentation of your house or listing in order to connect with more enthusiastic buyers that are anxious to see your house quickly and place an offer super fast.  Buyer Attraction Evaluation™

  • Once you’ve learned what you need to up your house’s presentation through the Buyer Attraction Evaluation™, leapfrog your listing to the next level quickly by working with us to complete all of the tasks on the “Lori’s List”  quickly with the Buyer Attraction Done-For-You Staging Packages™ .  We will help you plow through your “Lori’s List” with our expert organizers, movers, and talented Stagers.  If you need help shopping for any items that we have suggested (we do prioritize using what you have but sometimes you need to fill in with new items) we can do that too.

If you need beautiful rental furniture and accessories, our expert team will coordinate all of the selections appropriate for your property, arrange for delivery and installation of everything and the removal after your super speedy sale.  We will help you shorten the time to complete all of the staging recommendations to get you to the finish line—photo day—faster and looking absolutely perfect.  You will attract a LOT more enthusiastic buyers consistently, get offers a LOT faster than your competitors, while having a LOT more time off. Buyer Attraction Done-For-You Staging Packages™

OK, I know which program I want. How do we get started?

Great! Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take action? They take educated risks, are decisive, take action, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well-known fact these people make decisions based on their gut instinct. So, that being said, since this feels right for you, then go for it.

Here’s what you do: just click on the info page links above or if you have a question, send my support team an email at lori@rethinkhomeinteriors.com and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. I can’t wait to meet you in person or on the phone to get you started on your path to a faster sale, more income and the ability to move onto the next chapter of your life faster!

If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work at low cost to see if it’s there is a  right solution for me?

A way to sample The Buyer Attraction System™ is by subscribing to the weekly email newsletter. “The Buyer Attraction” email newsletter provides you with proven strategies, the latest tools and powerful techniques from our Buyer Attraction Programs. It is a must for anyone who wants to attract high quality clients on a consistent basis. Subscribe here.

OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email my team at lori@rethinkhomeinteriors.com and we’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!