Testimonials

As a realtor here in Hawaii since 2009 I started staging my own homes and then slowly grew to hiring professionals. I found not all stagers are created equal. Leslie is so creative and detailed. She brings life to spaces in a way that I never could. She keeps up with the trends, incorporates the feel of Hawaii which is so important here on the islands, and has a vision for design. She is passionate and accommodating, and overall amazing to work with! She’s now my now my number one "go-to" stager for my company!
 
Ashliey Wasson
Oahu Lux Homes
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Our Keanu St. project is not a traditional living space, however, it was showcased exceptionally through the staging. The decor called subtly for attention, but was so well done it appeared and felt as if it were a home.

All the best,
Jonathan Sanford, Project Administrator
Kings Island Construction
If you are reading this and currently looking for a stager, look no further. Leslie did an amazing job staging our townhouse in Waikele and it was such a pleasure to work with her! She was very accommodating and worked with us to make our budget work. Her design style + vision are remarkable and worked perfectly with our renovation work. Her photographs are also top notch! We started receiving offers just 3 days after listing and got into escrow just 5 days after that. On top of that, we were approached by HGTV and were asked if they could use our property (with Leslie’s staging) on one of their house hunting shows. What a pleasant surprise and just a cherry on top!
Originally, I was on the fence about spending the extra money on staging. But after seeing with my own eyes the difference that it makes on a property, there is no way I can ever list a home again without staging it. And I’m sure it will be with Leslie again. Mahalo Leslie!

-Chris Chantavong, Contractor/Real Estate Investor

  

It was such a pleasure working with Leslie! We had a very unique property in Makakilo, which had acres of Ag-land as it's back yard with cattle roaming through. She staged the home with a subtle Ranch theme to match the unique nature of the property while also maintaining a neutral enough feel to cater to the majority of potential buyers. Needless to say, we received multiple offers above our asking price and closed in under 30 days! I have no doubt that her staging was a big factor in helping us sell this property. We just hired Leslie again for a home that we are selling for $1,495,000 in Kailua. We had our first open house with a lot of compliments on her staging and I'm confident we will get another offer in shortly. Above all, Leslie is very easy to work with and one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet! She is our first call when we have another project we are about to sell, and I highly recommend her services.  Mahalo Leslie!
 
- Cory Nemoto, Owner/Real Estate Investor, Lwin-Nemoto Investment Group LLC www.Lwin-Nemoto.com

“Leslie and her team did a remarkable job on our staging.  They were able to not only stage our properties to best enhance its features and beautify, they also knew how to envision who the end buyer may be in order to design the furnishings to help a prospective buyer “see themselves” living in our home.   We would highly recommend Leslie and will be using her again as well!"
 
- Kekoa Lwin, Owner/Real Estate Investor, Lwin-Nemoto Investment Group LLC

 

Leslie was great to work with! It was a simple process with her and she made everything hassle free. I knew she did a great job when all the other realtors were asking who did my staging. Thanks, Leslie!
 
- Mike Fender, Real Estate Investor

 

 
Leslie!!!!!!

Oh my goodness!!!! This is beautiful!!! Seriously! Totally exceeded my expectations!
I can’t thank you enough. You totally brought my vision to life. The colors you choose were perfect! Brought the ocean colors into the home without it looking “tacky” or “too tourist”. Our sellers will be beyond thrilled!
I truly appreciate your professionalism with your detailed email recap including notes from what you found around the home.

Thank you again Leslie!
- Rhibecca Martin, Real Estate Salesperson, Century 21 Island Homes
 
Thank you so much Leslie! I really appreciate your fast work and the staging looks nice!! It really makes a huge difference!  Thank you for bringing it to life!! AND you did all this without seeing the property first!!
Your staging looks great and it brings the house to life!! We could not have better photos without your work!! Thank you so much for working with us and for getting it done so quickly.  I'll send you a link to the listing as soon a I'm finished deciding which photos to use! There are so many good ones!!
 
Thank you so much for your hard work and we hope to be calling on you again!
- Elaine Van de Zande, Real Estate Broker, Elite Pacific Properties
Leslie is an extremely talented stylist. We connected on Instagram where she has a very inspirational page with lots of great styling ideas. I own a home decor company and have worked with her repeated over the last year. I have utilized A House is Built to stage residential photo shoots, commercial sets, and intimate dinner parties. Leslie is very professional, always on time, and prepared with tons of stylish furniture and accessory options. She has great vision, doesn't need direction and is also extremely trust worthy so no supervision is necessary. She has always over-delivered on every project!
- Jalene Kanani, Owner/Designer, Noho Home
Working with Leslie at A House is Built was such an awesome experience!  I found Leslie through a colleague that has been using her services for his clients properties.  Leslie is very professional and easy to work with!  She will meet you on site to do a in person estimate and help you determine where the best areas to stage would be.  If you're on a budget for staging, you can tell her how much you want to invest on staging and she will come up with a plan that best fits your budget.  Her team is very professional and goes out of their way to ensure proper care for your clients property when staging your property and removing the staging items once done.  Thank you Leslie for such an awesome experience!  My clients were extremely satisfied with the way the staging came out! Will use A House Is Built again for sure in the future!
- Cory Tsuda, Realtor Associate, Locations Hawaii

Leslie is hands down the best stager we have worked with! Not only is she amazing at what she does, but she was easy to communicate with. Our house had an awkward space and Leslie was able to figure out a plan with just a few photos and was able to work with us to stay within our budget.  The staging items that Leslie selected enhanced every room from the colors, textures, and style that really transformed the house into a home. We had so many compliments durin Open Houses and the homeowners were so impressed with the remarkable transformation. Thank you Leslie!

- Lei Ikeda, Realtor Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Advantage Realty