Sarah Meads
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
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  • Staging Consultations
  • Staging: Resale, New Construction, Vacant Homes, Occupied Homes, Senior Living and Relocation
  • Retail Store Staging
  • New Homeowner Move-In Staging
  • Staging to Live
  • Staging to Work: Offices, Hospitals, Associations, etc.
  • Event Staging: Parties, Receptions, Weddings, Open Houses, Charities and Associations
  • Holiday Staging
  • Personal Shopping Service
    Sarah Meads
    ASP, IAHSP, Owner of Limelight Home Staging


    (831) 708-8081

    Specializing In Getting Customers' Homes Into The

    Serving Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties

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    Benefits of Staging Through
    Limelight Home Staging

  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Competitive and Flexible Pricing
  • 10% Of All Company Profits Donated to Charity
  • Prompt and Efficient Service
  • Free Listing of Home on ( receives over 9 million hits per month!)
  • Benefits of Home Staging

  • Staged Homes Look Better Than The Competition!
  • Faster Sales Time*
  • Higher Sales Price*
  • Great Listing Tool & Marketing Advantage
  • Buyers view Staged Homes as well-cared for
  • Gain More Referral and Repeat Business
  • *versus comparable un-Staged homes

    "Studies show that a home can sell up to three times faster when it is Staged." - San Francisco Chronicle

    "Staging speeds up sales in a sluggish market, and can bump up prices 2 percent to 10 percent in a moderate market." - Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2004

    "When Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Los Altos, Calif., looked at nearly 2,800 properties in eight U.S. cities in 2004, they found that the staged homes, on average, sold in half the time that the non-staged homes did. The sellers with staged homes ended up with 6.3% more than their asking price, on average, while sellers with non-staged homes sold for 1.6% more than the asking price." - USA Today

    Don't Leave Equity On The Table!

    Realtors should always educate their sellers about the benefits of Home Staging! Limelight Home Staging is a third party expert who is there to help you get your listing in top condition!

    Limelight Home Staging works with the homeowner or Realtor clients through providing a proven plan for getting your property Staged so it can sell quickly and for the most money that the market allows. A Staged Home is more appealing to buyers. Potential buyers need to envision themselves in a home and mentally move-in. If a buyer cannot mentally move into a home, they move on instead!

    Whether you are selling your home and want to maximize your equity gain, or just need a refreshing makeover with accessories or rearrangement of existing furnishings, Limelight Home Staging can help!

    Services You Recieve

  • Exclusive Detailed Report of all Staging Needs
  • Hands-on Staging, Accessorizing & Arranging
  • Incorporation of any rental or leasing furniture required to Stage home
  • Special Open House Event Coordination
  • All Limelight Home Staging Services
  • Staging Consultations (We prepare an Exclusive Detailed Report detailing all aspects of interior and exterior Staging needs.)
  • Staging: Resale, New Construction, Vacant Homes, Occupied Homes, Senior Living and Relocation (We provide hands-on Staging Services as needed in order to implement Staging recommendations.)
  • Retail Store Staging
  • New Homeowner Move-In Staging
  • Staging to Live (We work with you to refresh your home.)
  • Staging to Work: Offices, Hospitals, Associations, etc. (We help to transform your workspace into an area that is both functional and enjoyable.)
  • Event Staging: Parties, Receptions, Weddings, Open Houses, Charities and Associations
  • Holiday Staging
  • Personal Shopping Service
  • Limelight Home Staging has a Large Inventory of Furniture and Decor available for rent at reasonable prices. We offer pro-rated prices and discounts after the first 30-days of installation. We will work with your budget to provide the best Staging solution for your needs!


    Limelight Company Goals:

  • To strive to be a dedicated staging professional who has the ability to understand client needs and realize client goals in an efficient, effective and personal manner.
  • To strive to have a winning attitude and a desire to use my character, commitment to excellence, and skill set to help any client that hires me.
  • To help the less fortunate in Santa Cruz County through donating 10% of all my profits to a worthy non-profit organization that provides help for single parents and food for low income families.

    Sarah Meads' Education & Professional Associations

  • Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
  • Member, International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP)
  • Board Member of Mission Oaks Homeowners Association 2003-2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, Bethany University, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biblical and Theological Studies, Bethany University, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Macy's Display Decorator / Merchandiser Training
  • Swarovski Crystal and Villeroy & Boch Merchandiser Training

    Limelight Home Staging can do as little or as much as you'd like! We are always flexible which helps to provide the best staging solutions for our customers needs.

    Happy Limelight Customer Testimonials

    (The following is a exact copy of a letter which was received from a satisfied customer. Limelight Home Staging assisted her in selling her condo located in Capitola, CA.)

    Dear Sarah,

    I have finally settled into my place down in San Diego and I love it! As I reflect on the move, I am so thankful that I was able to sell my condo quickly so I could focus on my new job and life down in Southern California.

    Sarah, right from the start, you asked me several questions about what I wanted my staged home to look like. Once we both agreed upon a staging plan, you organized a list of everything that was needed and even delivered the necessary items to my house. This helped calm the stress of getting a place ready to sell. I felt that you were so reliable and gave 150% as you paid attention to every detail. Not only was your creation fabulous, but your natural design ability provided a welcoming and warm atmosphere for potential buyers to view. It was actually hard to decide to still sell the condo because I loved the transformation so much!

    Within 2 weeks, 2 offers came in when other homes were sitting on the market for months. My condo sold about 2 weeks before I was scheduled to move to San Diego. The bonus was having the buyer love the staging so much that they requested some of the items be included in the sale!

    Thanks again Sarah for the personalized care and expert staging that you created. I had a specific time frame (6 weeks) for selling my condo in this challenging market and you helped make it happen. I am a very happy and satisfied client!


    Christina Harrison

    (The following is a exact copy of a letter which was received from a satisfied realtor.)

    Dear Sarah,

    As a full service Realtor, and especially a listing agent, I would really like to thank you for the professional manner in which you have staged and presented the homes I have listed using your services. I have worked with many staging companies in the past, and do my own staging as well, yet I was very impressed with the way you are able to transform ordinary spaces. Your design ideas are fresh, clean, and uncluttered.

    I like to represent the properties I sell in their best light, enabling the buyer to see the optimum value of that property. I believe this is what you bring to each and every property you stage. You are also very organized and professional, not only in the way you present yourself and in your communication skills, but also in your execution of services needed specifically and uniquely to each property.

    I place high value in using staging on every property I represent. Because of holding to that high standard, I now have a reputation for offering properties in their finest capacity.

    Thank you for being a part of the success story for me and for all my clients in their Real Estate transactions!


    Rhonda Obert
    Realtor, GRI, SRES
    Senior Real Estate Specialist
    Bailey Properties

    My condo under Sarah Meads' inspiring staging ability was transformed from an average property on the market to an eye opening, well lit, beautifully arranged magnet for home buyers. My Realtor heard comments from perspective buyers such as, "I feel like I could just hang my clothes in the closet and I am home." That is how inviting and comfortable my condo looked and felt after Sarah staged it. At a time when properties were staying on the market for months, my staged condo had competing offers in a week! We sold soon after for our asking price. I believe that would have been impossible had Sarah not staged our property.

    ~Phil, Santa Cruz, CA

    We used Limelight Home Staging to help sell our house of seven years. Sarah Meads was extremely thorough in her design, meticulously documenting the new layout. Our home looked amazing when she was done, and we received an offer by the end of the second week. Which is very unusual in this market. Thank you, Sarah!

    ~Brenda, Boulder Creek, CA

    I am so happy I had Sarah Meads stage my daughters wedding. Everything turned out absolutely gorgeous! The dance floor, guest tables, center pieces, head table and cake table were exquisite. It was wonderful to work closely with such a professional. Sarah definitely made a huge event look very classy!

    ~Kathy Chaney, Sacramento, CA

    What is an ASPM

    The above property sold just 6 days after being re-listed! This property had been on the market un-staged just two months prior and had received no offers.

    Staging made the difference!

    The above property sold after one open house! It received multiple offers and sold for $28,750.00 above the listing price!

    The Power of Staging!

    The above property sold just 2 days after being staged! It received 3 offers and closed significantly above the original asking price.

    Staging Works!

    The above property sold less than 1 month after being staged!

    What A Difference Being In The Limelight Can Make!

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