Elite Austin’s Expert Team Makes Home Staging a Snap
The local company delivers quality service and stunning designs that fit all sizes and styles of residence
By Bryan C. Parker
In 2008, Valerie Pierce staged an Austin home for the first time and fell in love with the process of creating functional and beautiful design. Creating a simultaneously luxurious and inviting space was like a puzzle, and Valerie was obsessed. So much so, that she and her husband Michael decided to start a small staging company, Elite Austin, to put their talents to work.
After quick success with their start-up, Valerie saw that Austin was growing and knew the company needed to grow along with it. Fast forward a decade and a half, and the Elite Austin team has expanded to 20 team members that expertly handle the design and logistics of every installation.
In addition to the strength of their knowledgeable team, the company has built another secret weapon: an expansive , fully-stocked warehouse. With an ongoing supply of high-quality furniture, the company’s designers utilize a wide range of options to curate an interior that perfectly fits any size or style home, from modern to transitional to contemporary.
Whether you are a real estate agent, developer, individual seller, buyer needing a temporary solution, or a short-term renter, Elite Austin’s home staging services will be of enormous benefit to you. The company can even transfer the staged furniture from seller to buyer to help with the transition. If you fall in love with an especially magical piece of furniture, no problem—you can purchase any of the items you’re renting at any time.
A drawback of smaller or less-equipped staging companies is that designs can feel prefabricated or simplistic, but Elite Austin’s experienced team and repertoire of furnishings means that each design installation will be fresh and original. “The professionals at Elite Austin are excellent at keeping up with local design trends that make a statement with buyers without overpowering the space,” says Austin real estate agent Maggie Maddox. “That’s why we choose to work with them.”
Not only does Elite Austin deliver a flawless and attractive product for clients, the company’s turnkey services alleviate a tremendous burden. You contact Elite Austin to receive a complimentary discovery call and a quote for services. Once you sign off, Elite Austin always conducts an in-person site visit or consultation to ensure they’re creating the perfect design for your space. From there, your Elite Designer selects furnishings and decor to complement the style of your home. At the time of install, the logistics team provides white glove service, handling the company’s furniture and any items already in your home with care.
At the end of the day, all of Elite Austin’s varied services stem from the team’s desire to support clients as much as possible. Moving is one of the biggest stressors in life. Making that complex process more streamlined takes work off clients’ plates and frees up time to devote to other tasks. “We’re helping clients in transitional periods, whether they’re leaving their home or coming to a new home,” says Creative Operations Manager Delainey Peterson. “Our team makes those stressful times seamless.”