Occupied Consultation

It’s time to sell your home and your mind is racing with questions: Do I need to paint? How do I deal with all the clutter? Should I update décor? …

Vacant Staging

Owners and builders who want their newly constructed or vacant home to sell quickly and for full value will benefit from our comprehensive staging packages. …


Initially we meet with you for a Redesign Consultation. At this meeting we walk through your house, room by room. We discuss what you love and …

Realtor Partnership

What would returns like this mean for you and your clients? As a realtor, you understand that in order to compete in the current market, you must be priced …

The “go-to company” for Realtors and homeowners preparing properties for sale in the Greater Spokane Area.  With the education, training and experience, our team helps prepare your home to sell your home quickly and for more money by helping it stand out above the competition.  The Home Staging Works knows what buyers are looking for and creates spaces with broad appeal – not matter what the price rage.  Staging works in homes valued at $75k to 1 million plus.  We specialize in transforming ordinary houses into model homes where people truly want to live!


  • Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 12 seconds upon arrival.
  • Staged homes spent 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes. (HomeGain.com)
  • A Coldwell Banker survey of 2,800 properties revealed staged homes sell in 1/2 the time of non-staged homes
  • Sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home. (Homegain.com)
  • In a Home Gain Survey of over 2,000 Realtors, it was discovered that home staging typically provides a 586% return on investment.
  • Our own vacant staging statistics reveal that 7 our of 10 homes we prepare consistently sell in the first 45 days – many within the first two weeks!
  • Over 90% of buyers look for homes on the Internet.  So it is critical that your home makes a strong first impression online. Staging will help you do just that!
  • In controlled tests selling identical homes, professionally staged vs. those not staged, the non-staged houses sold in 102 days, while the staged houses sold in 45 days. Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).
  • It is estimated that only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. That means 90% are not going to be able to look past dirt, clutter, and imperfections.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average staging investment is between 1 and 3% of the home’s asking price, which generates a return of 8 to 10%. That’s a pretty good investment.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Sylvia Manwell/Home Staging Works for a few years now. I initally contacted her to help stage a house that had previously failed to sell due to a challenging small floor plan. She had just the right furniture for the spaces and as a result the house sold in two weeks! I have used her on subsequent listings and each time she does a marvelous job of staging the homes to best showcase their spaces and features. Her furniture and accessories are all upscale and in excellent condition. Her team is fast, getting in and out in record time. Each of the properties sold within 1% of the list price. I recommend Sylvia to anyone I know in need of an excellent stager."

− Sue Wolford | C21 Beutler & Associates.

"Sylvia and her team have been instrumental in the success of many of our listings. Their staging has transformed otherwise average homes into high demand properties. Staging not only improves the marketability of the listings, but has become something we build our listing business around. Sylvia handles each of our clients with respect and kindness. "

− Lenae Thornton | KW - Spokane Home Guy Group

"I had a vacant listing on the market for over 1 year. I thought, after getting the price reduced, that it would be a matter of a few days and it would sell. After 2 months and with numerous showings but no offers I realized I had to do something. I talked with a coworker who told me about Sylvia. She called Sylvia her "secret weapon". Within 3 days Sylvia had transformed a plain ordinary house into a showcase. It was less than a week when my first offer came in. That day I became a believer. Next time I have a vacant house Sylvia will be my first call."

− Terry White | Windermere Realty

"I was serious about selling our house and knew I needed help so I decided to find a designer/stagger to who would be able to give me an unbiased opinion: I found Sylvia through the internet.

Sylvia was wonderful, she came out and walked through the house from the front to the back and everything in between.

Although I had a 3D design app that worked wonders it couldn’t tell me about colors or what pictures to put up and where. It also couldn’t tell me about resources that could help me prep the house. She analyzed the house as a buyer would. Not only did she help me with knowing what to do, she has helped has helped me throughout the whole process. She has answered all my questions, looked at the colors, etc. to make sure they were perfect.

Would I recommend Sylvia…..Absolutely!!! was she worth the money? Absolutely! I know you are thinking that you can do it yourself but let’s face it, you are bias about your home, you already think its wonderful but the buyers may not and let’s be truthful….it all about what the buyer likes and will pay for. If you want to make your house stand out so it will sell than spend the money and hire Sylvia to make it look great, appeal to buyers and make it shine she is really worth every penny and then some.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me."

− Mary Lee

"Working with Sylvia was delightful. We listed our home in the middle of winter - when nobody is out looking for houses in Spokane - and yet it was only on the market for about five weeks. I attribute much of that to Sylvia because she really helped us look at our home with a buyer's eye. We didn't have much money to spend on staging, and Sylvia understood that. She helped us rearrange the furniture we already had, and she arranged items on our shelves in interesting and fresh ways. I don't have that talent, so having Sylvia come in and assist us was a gift. Using her was the best money we spent in preparing to list our house, and I recommend her services with great enthusiasm."

− Tiffany Hogue

"Sylvia was great to work with! She came in confident and new exactly what to do to get our house ready to sell. She kept in mind inespensive and affordable, yet high class that she new buyers would like. She was willing to come at our convenience, and was always very pleasant. The staging of our home was most impressive too. We went from a house with four little boys under the age of 7 to a pristine, high class decorated home! We sold our home within a month of putting it on the MLS, and got exactly what we were asking for in price! Thank you Sylvia and your team at Home Staging Works for all of your hard work!"

− Andrea Fillmore | Homeowner

"Our team uses Home Staging Works for all of our staging. We know how important marketing is to sell a home for top dollar and it all starts with staging. We have used other companies in the past, and the results from Home Staging Works is far superior. I am confident that when I hire Home Staging Works we will receive amazing results. Our homes consistently sell faster and for more money. After 6 months of listing a home, Home Staging Works staged the home, and we sold within a month for full price. Working with Home Staging Works is BY FAR the most effective money that a seller can spend to sell their home faster and for more money. ALL of my clients have loved working with Sylvia, she has great communication skills to be firm enough to get changes made, and so kind that my clients love her instantly. I can't say enough about the value that HSW provides."

− Marc Nilson | Navigator Northwest Corp | Keller Williams Spokane

"I truly appreciate the value that Sylvia brings when she consults with my clients on newly listed homes. I could site many examples but the best and most recent one is a listing that I received after another agent had it listed for 6 months without selling. The first thing I did was have my sellers make an appointment with Sylvia for a staging consultation. The advice & recommendations that she gave them totally transformed their house! It was so much more appealing when you walked in the door & throughout the home that it had an accepted offer within 1 week. Never do I list a home without the help of Sylvia’s expertise."

− Cheryl Hartzog | RC Schwartz & Associates

"Home staging is an awesome marketing tool and I definitely recommend it when selling new and resale homes alike! It provides a potential buyer with the ability to visualize how they could live in a home, while highlighting the benefits and minimizing the negatives. I’ve been working with Sylvia with Home Staging Works for about 18 months now and they do a fabulous job! On average, once they have staged one of my listings, it is under contract within 14 days. Even a couple of have sold for over listing price due to multiple offers, keep in mind that they had been available for sale for over 30 days prior to her efforts! If you’re looking to make your home look its best in order to sell quickly, contact Sylvia, she’ll take good care of you!"

− Hilary Garber, Realtor | Windermere Manito LLC