Cathy Chapman
526330 Maryland Design Refresh Stage - Color, Redesign & Staging | Signature Home Sales - Seller & Homeowner Specialist | Maryland Listing Specialists Cell: 301-514-6839





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Who are we?

Design Refresh Stage is a 1-person firm, Cathy Chapman.  Cathy has served seller clients for the past twenty years in real estate.  Her expertise in color, redesign & home staging has evolved into a growing business.  This is what Cathy is truly passionate about!  Yet her 18+  years as a buyer and seller agent is also a tremendous asset to her clients.  She holds multiple real estate designations:  Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Financial Professional, Certified Relocation Professional, Certified Residential Specialist, ePro Internet Savvy Professional, Graduate of the Realtor Institute and Real Estate Broker.  In addition Cathy is a Certified Professional Home Stager & Redesigner and a Certified Color Expert. 

These advanced certifications demonstrate Cathy's commitment to providing the highest level of expertise, competence and care to her clients!

What do we do?

Cathy serves as your Color, Redesign & Home Staging Consultant as she walks-through your property and shares her wisdom and expertise with unbiased and objective feedback - outlining steps to transform your home for a fresh new look that matches today's trends!  She also serves investors and Realtor® colleagues in prepping property for a quick sale at top dollar.  She will give you access to her discounted pricing on furniture and more!  

If selling is your objective and you want a quick sale without any investment, then Cathy will guide you on how to do that and it's typically relevant to pricing based on the condition.  If you have the financial resources to push your price over the highest comparable and your ROI is at least a break even, then Cathy will guide you to that.  The benefit is a quick sale and reduced stress.


Design Refresh Stage is your solution

to taking a dated home and giving it a new and exciting life so you will

Love Where You Live!



Meet Cathy Chapman, Broker Signature Home Sales, LLC
Certified Color Expert (CCE), Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner (HSR)

At Design Refresh Stage, Cathy is the driving force behind this exciting service that savvy Sellers recognize is a necessary step to be in control of their sale as well as to just love where they live!  As a Real Estate Broker having served hundreds of sellers over the past twenty years, Cathy has developed a key component to a homeowners sale by entering into the arena of Color, Redesign, & Home Staging to maximize the appeal of the home and push up the price for a higher Net at settlement. 

Cathy also serves as her clients Project Manager.  Once designs are finalized and the work commences, her clients sit back, relax and watch the transformation.  During the redesign project, if the homeowner is selling, as the clients listing agent also, Cathy will engage in a 2-week pre-marketing and promotion period.  The pre-marketing typically creates tremendous interest with buyers to get to the property immediately once it goes "LIVE!"  This strategy has proved successful repeatedly and why Cathy now offers this service to homeowners who want to remain in their homes and just want to "love where they live" again!   Cathy encourages people to not wait until they are ready to sell but to do the updates while they live there so they can enjoy them!


"It is the 'Design Refresh Stage' process that empowers the homeowner when selling

and puts them in the driver's seat since our service historically generates multiple offers

sometimes within 24-hours of going LIVE," Cathy explains.


For vacant homes to sell, Signature Home Sales and Design Refresh Stage
offers a wide variety of quality staging items at no cost for Seller clients
but for a fee with clients who list with another broker.
See Staging Portfolio.


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Cathy Chapman

526330 Maryland Cell: 301-514-6839

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