A Home Staging Expert Who Brings a New Perspective
Kajal Patel brings a rare and valuable perspective to the home staging process, with a remarkable career dedicated to color analysis and personal styling. Leveraging her years of trend-spotting, color theory and styling expertise, Kajal has successfully taken her sought-after insight into the home to create warm and inviting spaces for the benefit of sellers.
Kajal operates her business, Kajal Styles, under the mantra of helping people feel confident. This extends to home and short-term rental staging when it comes to owners listing their property. They want to sell or rent quickly for the highest price, avoiding the dreaded potential of a house sitting on the market for too long. With Kajal’s thoughtful home staging, owners are confident from the very moment their house is listed. Her goal is to stage a home in a way that will be remembered, avoiding the common mistakes of distracting buyers with clutter, too much furniture and personalization. The more one sees in a space, the less they process what they’ve seen. A costly mistake is to disregard the visual psychology of capturing buyers’ attention.
Taking that into consideration, ensuring a home feels warm and inviting is of the utmost importance to Kajal. Her impeccable attention to detail, keen eye for complementing a home’s style and careful consideration of furnishings encourage quick sales so sellers can move onto the next exciting chapter of their lives. Potential buyers or renters can picture themselves comfortably at home with Kajal’s thoughtful selection and strategic placement of décor to highlight the home’s flow and unique characteristics. She works tirelessly to transform a home into a space that anyone can envision themselves living in – accentuating its strongest points and minimizing its weakest attributes.
From artwork and accessories to lighting and furniture, Kajal takes the work off busy homeowners and ensures their home is impressively-prepared for walk-throughs. Often emotionally tied to their homes, sellers trust Kajal to bring neutrality and objectivity to the home staging process. Removing the personalization that comes with owning a home for years, looking better than comparables, and creating a space that evokes “I can see myself living here”, are among Kajal’s goals.
Kajal has been captivated by home staging since witnessing the emotional impact of buyers falling in love with an inviting, warm home. In this case, it was a home she flipped with her partner. Along with renovations including Louise de Porte runners and washed oak wood flooring, it was the thoughtful staging that resulted in a quick sale. The experience opened Kajal’s eyes to the immeasurable value of home staging and how it evokes emotion from potential buyers as they see their forever home for the first time.
Kajal’s “fixer-upper” experience represents the evolution of her passion for real estate. Growing up around the industry, she developed an appreciation for buildings but quickly learned the many pitfalls that come with real estate investment. After a learning experience in the market, her supportive partner invested in her ambition which led to their “fixer-upper”. Together, they utilized Kajal’s obvious talent for home design to moderately invest in the space, before passing it along to the excited new homeowners to build on the foundation they began. Through the process, Kajal learned what works and what doesn’t work to ensure the vision is achieved – as well as the notion that it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience to be profitable.
Kajal focuses her staging services in the Orange County, California area, but welcomes virtual consultations for sellers internationally. Learn more about Kajal at www.kajalstyles.com