Krisztina Bell is a true innovator. As the founder of No Vacancy Home Staging and a leader in Metro Atlanta’s home staging and real estate marketing industry, Bell assists sellers, flippers, builders and investors, as well as real estate professionals at all levels to enhance their properties. “Ten years ago, no one really knew what home staging meant or the value of it in selling a home,” she says. “Now, it’s an essential part in selling a home faster and for top dollar!”
For 14 years, Bell has been an active part of the real estate industry, first as an agent with Jenny Pruitt & Associates now Harry Norman Realtors, before transitioning into working as a full-time staging professional in 2005. Now that her business has grown to have its own team of stagers, Bell is able to prioritize marketing and sales and recently, she began teaching Home Staging to Market & Sell Property Listings, a 3-hour continuing education class for agents and Realtors.
Bell is a member of the Real Estate Staging Association and the Home Staging & Re-Design Association. In 2017, she was named among the HSRA’s top 10 home staging professionals.
Within the last year, thanks to investing in and adding a more upscale inventory of furniture and decor, No Vacancy Home Staging has increased sales and gained new clients by offering a Premium Staging package for luxury homes from $500,000 to over $1 million. “We have grown alongside our agent clients over the past 12 years and they are listing more higher-end homes,” explains Bell. “We saw a need and are glad we made that investment as it has paid off for us.”
Since No Vacancy’s early days, Bell has fostered relationships with her agent clients and continues to be an active part of their real estate marketing efforts, especially when it comes to the challenges of selling vacant listings. “Home staging is a necessity when listing any home for sale and agents rely on my company and feel confident referring us to other agents and sellers,” she says. “Our agents and seller clients know we are knowledgeable, fast, efficient and will make the staging process seamless for them.”