Cathy was a gem to work with. She came to my house for an hour and gave me some simple, but important suggestions to make my home more appealing to buyers. I am certainly not a decorator-type, but Cathy's suggestions were easy for me to understand. I made one trip to Michael's Craft Store, moved some furniture around as Cathy had suggested, and voila!!, my house sold in two days!!! It was simply amazing. I would recommend Cathy to anyone trying to sell a home or wanting to brighten up an existing home.

Sandy Clark, St. Peters, MO

Doing business with Arranged Smartly was an absolute pleasure. They were very responsive to my request and our house was in contract within two weeks after having it staged! I canít conclusively say that it was because of Arranged Smartly, but it had been on the market for more than a year before they staged it and after the staging it was SOLD.

The furnishings were beautiful and very appropriate. The new homeowner even asked to keep the bedroom curtains. Cathy thought of every detail, she even replaced the cabinet handles giving the kitchen and bathrooms an updated look. We loved it. I would recommend that if you are selling your home, ask Arranged Smartly to come and stage it.

Margaret Hewitt, Stow, OH

Since I began using Cathy's services as part of my marketing plan for sellers, I have had tremendous success in selling my listings very quickly--all within 30 days and some even within the first week on the market. Cathy is very professional and quickly develops a good rapport with my clients. She offers practical advice regarding what they need to do to stage their home so it outshines the competition. What my clients seem to like most is that Cathy can help them work with what they have, rather than spend money on furniture and/or accessories. Their biggest expense may be paint. If so, Cathy helps them choose a color that will appeal to the widest pool of buyers and also present well in the pictures posted on the MLS and other web sites. Cathy's services are an integral part of my marketing plan.

Kathy Koutsobinas, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, St. Charles, MO


Cathy, I want to thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us this summer when we hired you to help us prepare our house for sale. Not only are you so technically knowledgeable about how to make a home attractive for potential buyers, but you also were so kind and encouraging. You didn't criticize; you gave us positive ideas on how to make the most of what we had. I wish I could bring you here to our new home to help us arrange our belongings as beautifully as our old house! Thank you, thank you... we really enjoyed working with you!

Pam Brown, Madison, WI

Living in Texas, we did a web search for staging companies in St. Louis and came across Arranged Smartly. We were impressed with her credentials and customer reviews and decided to give her a call. Our situation was to prepare our parentís home of 46 years, for sale in Kirkwood. Distance and available time made things challenging.

Cathy was prompt in answering phone calls and emails. She met with us for a consultation and gave us invaluable suggestions including paint color, furniture arrangement, light fixtures and decluttering. Following Cathyís advice, our whole family spent a week making the house ready to sell. We also used her services to stage the house, then put it on the market. We felt overwhelmed trying to sell a house long distance, but she was very supportive and extremely helpful. Thanks to Cathy, the house showed very well and we are happy to say that the house sold in five months in a difficult market.

We were very pleased with Cathy and her services. She is very kind when she looks at your property and makes thoughtful suggestions. We would highly recommend utilizing Cathyís services for selling your home.

Ren and Carin Malmer, Sugar Land, TX

Cathy came to us knowing we were updating the look of our villa with new fixtures and hardware. She planned a staging that carried on the modern, fresh look we were aiming for. What an organized, accessible, and dependable person she turned out to be! The property sold within the three month initial contract time with Arranged Smartly. We would definitely work with Cathy again when staging is needed.

Jan Thomas, Eureka, MO

Thank you for all the help you gave to help me sell my villa. You did a great job selecting carpet, tile, paint colors, appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures that would have broad appeal. It would not have been possible for me to make these changes without your help ordering and supervising the installation. Thanks for going above and beyond to help out with other services that needed to be done on the house. Your choice of furnishing and accessories enhanced the house, making it look spacious and comfortable. I simply couldnít have managed long distance without you arranging things smartly for me. Thank you again.

Michele Harris, Denver, CO

With over 25 years of experience in St. Louis home sales, I felt pretty knowledgeable about preparing a home for sale. Then I met Cathy Brosius of Arranged Smartly and she took it to a different level. Where I may have been too direct with my Sellers, Cathy "suggests" changes to the home in a way that the Seller understands and readily accepts. With her special training and keen eye for detail she has made a big difference in my success with sellers BEFORE the listing. This has translated into homes showing much better from the beginning which means faster sales.

Dave Tedoni, RE/MAX RESULTS, St. Louis, MO


Cathy was wonderful to work with. Her staging options are reasonably priced and she made our condo look fantastic. I have no doubt that having her stage our unit helped us to sell it. Not only is the quality of her work great, she is also wonderful to work with. She is always responsive and is flexible when it comes to meeting your needs. I would definitely recommend Arranged Smartly to anyone looking for staging in the St Louis area.

Stacy Gatherer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Thank you for doing such a beautiful job for my client! I have seen some over-the-top staging lately that is very intimidating to buyers -- they just can't imagine themselves in the space, much less their own furnishings. Your staging is simple and lets the space speak for itself. The MLS photos are really showing off the house!

Annette Canale, RE/MAX RESULTS, St. Louis, MO


I’m very happy and satisfied that I chose Arranged Smartly to stage my house for sale. Cathy was very friendly and professional, but most importantly, her design ideas brought out the special features of my otherwise plain home. She suggested fresh, contemporary paint colors for some rooms. The furniture and accents she chose were perfectly suited for my house, and I genuinely feel that without her staging, my home would’ve continued to sit on the market for a long time. The staging fee was affordable and worth every penny!

Catherine Lucy, St. Louis, MO

I've used the services of Cathy Brosius and Arranged Smartly many times for consultations and full staging. She helps my clients sort out what is working and what can be changed for maximum impact, always considering budget. Cathy's professional manner and diplomatic approach allow her to present her recommendations to sellers in a way that they'll appreciate. She also does what she can to make their job as easy as possible.

Marybeth Wallace, Realty Executives of St. Louis, MO

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