I help property owners, developers, and brokers sell homes quickly and for higher prices.
62% of buyers know within moments of entering a house whether they are going to make an offer. It’s that fast.
Selling a home is like dating. First impressions are everything. You want buyers to fall in love with your property. Fictional Homes will dress it to impress, making it stylish and seductive, warm and welcoming. Your buyers won’t know what hit them; they’ll just know they want it.
Surveys show that buyers are basing decisions on how they feel while in a home, rather than size, layout, or even price.
Buyers need an emotional connection. A house needs to feel like a home. Whatever their list of wants and needs, it’s this heartfelt experience that drives buyers to act fast and bid high. Each Fictional Home is designed to help them walk into your space and feel it’s already theirs.
Why Fictional Homes?
Fictional Homes brings the personal touch back to home staging. We carefully consider architecture, neighborhood demographics, and the unique features of your space before choosing the furnishings we install. The result is a house that speaks to buyers perfectly suited to buy it.
"Michael is fun to work with, honest and listens to what a client needs. I worked with Michael on my first house and she brought me ideas that changed our interior from a plain white, bland space into a lovely, sexy home. Afterwards, the Fortune 500 Company that my husband works with hired her to transform an old historic church in Pasadena into an innovative space for their product design and marketing teams. CEO's, executives, and employees visit the space when they want to escape their high rise offices and entertain clients in a modern and original atmosphere, one that encourages out-of-the box ideas and leadership...or maybe, just to play ping-pong!"
-Annette M., Filmmaker
"Michael McCraine is one of the best young designers in the Los Angeles area! She has impeccable taste and her sense of space and flow is amazing. Michael took our little, boxed in rooms and turned them into light, flowing areas that looked SO much larger! She listened to us and worked with our ideas AND most importantly, budget. She really has a way of creating sophisticated, original spaces with a touch of whimsy and fun - while maintaining functionality and comfort."
-Cynthia B., Landscape designer
"Ms. Michael helped me, in the course of one long day from assessment through an Ikea trip through final furniture and lighting installation, update, organize functionally, and better design stylistically, my Santa Monica home. I was awed at her great eye, and at her practical knowledge regarding how to improve the style and function of multiple rooms with stellar, classy results on a sorely low budget. She was solicitous of my preferences at every step of the way, but also confidently responded when I asked her what would work, and what would not. Despite my low confidence in the interior design arena when I need to create spaces myself, I absolutely recognize quality when I encounter it. Michael is the real, quality deal-- as the photos on her website reflect. I could not recommend her more highly."
-Elizabeth P., Attorney
We provide Residential Home Staging, Custom Design + Build, Corporate Staging, and Event Staging services.