About

Tara Walton is a Realtor and Award-Winning Home Stager from Fort Myers, Florida. It is in her expertise to provide as much service to her customers as possible while working to get her clients the best deals she can.

The locations that Tara Walton affiliates herself with consist of the Westminster Golf Community in Lehigh Acres, Gateway, Pelican Preserve, Colonial Country Club, Verandah, Fiddlesticks, Olde Hickory, Legends, Heritage Palms in Fort Meyers, Bella Terra, Grandezza, Miromar Lakes, and Stoneybrook in Estero.


“Your paradise home sales expert!”


It is assured that if you work with Tara Walton, you will be provided with amazing service by a realtor who listens closely to the wishes of her clients. Tara Walton has years of experience in the field and highlights her professionalism with each deal she makes. You will never be disappointed while doing business with your paradise home sales expert! She specializes in residential properties and will be able to please her buyers and sellers with the work she completes. Whether you are looking to buy a house or sell a house, Tara Walton is the realtor for you!

During home showings it is best to take your pets and leave the property. You may spruce up the exterior of your home by putting away lawn tools, toys, newspapers, cleaning up after your pets, mowing the yard, trimming trees and bushes, planting flowers, and sweeping the driveway and sidewalk. After adding the curb appeal, the next step is to make the interior more appealing. The interior can be made appealing by cleaning up anything on the floor (clothes, shoes, toys, etc.), vacuum all the floors, dust, tidy rooms to reduce messes, make all the beds in the home, take out the trash, open the shutters and the curtains and turn on the lights in order to bright up your home, change the temperature to something comfortable, turn off any television sets, set out flowers and place settings, clean and deodorize any pet areas of the home, and put away your personal mementos and photos.

The top nine reasons that homes sell faster are curb appeal, school ratings in the area, the move-in condition of the home, the photos of the house are high quality and actually show the potential buyer what the property has to offer, the home is staged, the house has virtual tours available, design features, the house is priced correctly, it is being represented by the right agent, which of course is Tara Walton.

 

Home Staging

Over the course of 12+ years, Tara Walton had used her interior design skills on over 550 homes. The sizes of the homes that she worked on varied in ranges of anywhere from a modest 900 square foot structure to those in excess of 12,000 square feet. With her experience, Tara Walton would operate seminars that provided home decorating tips, such information she would be happy to provide to fellow local businesses.

Tara Walton has managed to bring professionalism, fine design, and experience with the ability to listen to the table throughout all of her career. These skills have managed to remain in a clients budget while creating the look they seek.

Despite being native of North Carolina, a large portion of her work gained attention in Toledo. The work which had permitted Tara Walton to gain popularity included her Decorator of the Year award which she was awarded from the Toledo Home Builders Association back in 2008.

It has been said by Tara Walton in the past, “I love transforming and changing a house to make it more spacious and usable by the family. I like to be creative and look at the architecture of the home and let it speak to me—and also look at the lifestyle of the family and see what drives them.”


“Transform your home into a comfortable retreat!”


Home staging can be used to greatly reduce the amount of time a house spends on the market. The reason for this is because it is more difficult to get a prospective buyer into the house you are attempting to sell if it lacks curb appeal. An emotional connection should be established between the buyer and the home as soon as they walk through the front door since a majority of the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ decisions are formed in the first few minutes of a home viewing. The decision of whether or not the potential buyer likes the home being sold can be made within five minutes of the viewing.

A staged home looks better in pictures, which is important to buyers. Over 95% of buyers will look at a home on a real-estate site before deciding to view it or not making the pictures that are taken of the home vital to bringing positive attention to the home and racking in showings.

When a home is being staged, it is important to remove the personality of the current sellers from the home. This is because when potential buyers are viewing a home, they most likely are not interested in  keeping the home the way it is, they are interested in transforming it into their dream home. Taking the current home owners personal stamp off the house permits the buyer to make it their own. It is difficult for many potential buyers to remove the personal touch of the current home owner an imagine what the home would look like without the wallpaper or the clutter.

Here are some tips for home staging! Make sure there are no odors in the house, take out wallpaper and make the walls a neutral color, if the home has carpet that is worn and dirty it is best to replace it, provide a curb appeal (clean up outside by sweeping, trimming bushes, planting flowers), provide high quality pictures of the home, clean up the master bedroom with new sheets on the bed to help remove odors and clean up any clothes that are out, make your bathroom spotless and put away any damp towels and personal hygiene articles, kitchen counters should be cleaned and cleared, and go ahead and start packing up personal belongings such as photographs and collection mementos.

Home Staging services that are professionally and innovatively designed to attract the average buyer. The less a potential buyer has to do to their new home the more attractive it is. You may have a “knack” for decorating, but when it comes to designing for wide appeal enlisting the services of a professional can save you time and money. It can help you sell your home faster, plus save you a considerable amount of stress.
Services include:  Paint Color Selection, Color Coordination, Furniture Placement, Home Decor and Accessory Shopping, Lighting Selection, Artwork, Staging Set-up and Removal

Tara’s Inspiration

Below is a gallery of images from Houzz that have provided inspiration to Tara Walton. Click an image below to get more information on the picture and the home.

 

Pinterest

Model ships and other nautical accent pieces complement the ocean palette that Jinny McMillan has cultivated in her seaside New Harbor home. See more pictures of this cottage on our website. Photographed by @photocait. #Mainelife #cottage #ocean
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Nautical Nursery Whale nursery art print navy by OnlyPrintableArts
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Ummmmm hello cute. @coastalcraftymama built our rustic window awnings for her boys' room and we love it! The whole space is so darn cute! Good job mama! #shanty2chic #hgtv #OpenConcept
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(3) Gallery.ru / Фото #161 - сочетание цвета оттенки красного и розового… More
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Fish Crab Baby Boy Nursery Art Nursery wall art by artbynataera, $84.00
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From FLORIDA BEACH DWELLER: https://www.pinterest.com/floridabeachdw/ Beachy Living Room in a Florida home by Wendy Patricks.
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lime green chair...WANT! and if I found it in orange I would fight a grizzly bear for it! omg!
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Nautical Nursery Art, Boys Nautical Bathroom Art Print Set of 4 - 8x10 Prints in Navy and Lime Green on Etsy, $44.00
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Testimonials

“You(Tara) are a true professional and I look forward to working with you again soon!” – Lori

 

“Tara staged homes for two of my clients and sold within 30 days!” – Cindi, Realtor

 

“I found Tara to be knowledgable, prompt, and easy to work with.” – P. Smith

 

“Thank you for all your help.  We couldn’t have done it without all your insight.” – Khadija

 

“We found Ms. Walton to be very professional.  She offered valuable advice, was very conscious of costs, and went out of her way to assist us…with excellent results.” – Pauline Clegg

 

“My call to Tara Walton was the first step toward getting my house ready for what I consider to be a ‘very quick sale’!  She came to the house, analyzed the exterior appearance and then went through each room.  By the end of about a 2 hour consultation-I had a list of things to change to get our house ready to sell.  My husband was skeptical of the whole process, but I was positive that we would sell the house more quickly if I made every change that Tara suggested.  I won that bet!  We did almost all of the work ourselves, so it took us a little longer to get everything ready than it does on TV. Again-I was adamant that we make every change that Tara suggested.  After all, she had ‘fresh’ eyes and knew how to design for current buyers.  When we were finished-I was amazed at the difference!  Just moving the couch to a different location changed the room completely.  The way that Tara dealt with the split focal points in our family room likewise made the room function and look better.  Do you think that paying Tara for her suggestions worked? YOU BET!!  As we see other houses still for sale in our old neighborhood – I am extra thankful that we used Tara to stage our house- to sell!” – Florence Hill

 

Several of Tara’s past clients had “Home Debut” parties with Tara as the guest of honor!

 

Tara’s greatest reward has been the many referrals she has received from her hundreds of past clients, who she treasures greatly.

Contact

  • Big Brown Realty 17600-4 Rockefeller Circle Fort Myers, FL 33967

  • Direct: 419.262.2700 Office: 239.489.1313

  • redesignbytara@yahoo.com

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