Amy Bly
Great Impressions
Home Staging and Interiors, LLC
Accredited Staging
Northern New Jersey Home Staging Services


"I actually had fun walking through all our choices today. I love the choices we made and am looking forward to all my new "stuff"! I am grateful that you let me take my time "letting go" of my current house colors. It has been a delight to work with you, Amy. I know we aren't done, but I have truly enjoyed our give-and-take and our final choices in decorating."
-- Sue W. Hamburg, NJ

"The house looks great (after staging) and photographed beautifully!"
-- Donna Coccio, Coldwell Banker, Sparta, NJ

"We got 18 offers at the open house -- a lot of them over asking price and the house sold in 4 days -- thank you, Amy, the house looked fantastic after your staging.”
-- Bruce Gillman, Keller Williams NJ Metro Group

"Your work was absolutely amazing. Our property is under contract for full price and had 2 offers within 3 days."
-- Sinan Onan

"We are IN LOVE with the colors you have picked for our home. Can’t wait to have you back to complete the staging process!"
-- Toni and Kevin Hogan, Montville, NJ

"You've done a beautiful job and you were a pleasure to work with! You went above and beyond with patience and attention to detail, seeing to it that the home would show to perfection!"
-- Rachel Mermelstein, Lakewood, NJ

"What a Godsend you are to us. We have been so frustrated, and your help today has eliminated that scary feeling and made us have a "can do" attitude! Thank you so much for taking the time (especially the day before your vacation to) to give your wonderful recommendations to us today.
We really related to you as a kind person who has the capacity to advise a customer about corrections that need to be made without offending them. That is quite a skill! We really enjoyed working with you."
-- Lucinda and Rich Watts, Basking Ridge, NJ

"Your staging has been wonderful. The rooms look way bigger, we have a lot of interest now, and are expecting a sale soon."
-- Christian Diaz, Paramus, NJ

"You will be surprised to know that you did such a beautiful job the house sold to the first person who looked at it! One day on market -- so thank you!"
-- Harriman Joseph, Teaneck, NJ

"The photos of our house now (after staging) look 100% better than what we originally had up, so great job to you!"
-- Melodee Petti, Wayne, NJ

“You did a lovely job and I will recommend you to anyone who tells me they are selling in northern NJ”
-- Joanne Wagner, Harrington Park, NJ

“We appreciate your service, your pricing is good, and I am happy to recommend your service and be a reference”
-- Guy Avtalion,

“It was a pleasure working with you! Your services were timely, smooth, and professional and the house looked great.”
-- Jeannie Liska, TDR Properties

{Your staging advice and help} for the condo at 10 Regent St. in Jersey City went very well. We had 5 offers in total and it is under contract. The sellers were very happy. Your staging advice was a big help to my client. As a matter of fact, another client went to see that house and loved the set up, all credited to you.
-- Dee Huang, Exit on the Hudson Realty.

Even my husband who was against it (staging) thought it gave the house a really warm and beautiful ambiance . . . We had 3 offers in 5 days, and accepted one. We are both convinced staging made the difference.
-- Joanne Zitz, River Vale, NJ

We are very excited and appreciative of your great (staging) work. Thank you again for your fantastic work contributing to getting an offer over asking price in less than 3 weeks!
-- CJ Casa Group, West Orange, NJ

I want to thank you personally for your insightful suggestions to my design dilemma. You really have a great eye for balance and design. I've decided to take your advice and have purchased the long PB console and another navy chesterfield sofa. My living room is really taking shape thanks to you. So, again, thank you for your help. All my best,
-- Melissa Hamilton

"We can't thank you enough for all the hard work you've done on my parents' house. We really appreciated your efficiency, organization, great communication and expertise. You're amazing!
-- Lorraine and Brian Elmo, Trumbull, CT

"It's been 3 years since we worked with you. I think of you often & the amazing job you did staging our home that sold in a week! You were so wonderful to work with & I often wish you were here in Dallas to help me with our new home!"
-- Maria G., Dallas, TX

"Our model has been a great success and I appreciate everything you have done. On another note I would like you to work with my wife for my personal residence to select specific furniture pieces and accessories ..."
-- JR Prestifilippo, Builder/Developer of Briar Hill at Montville

"Amy does a terrific staging job. She recently staged a vacant home for me. After sitting on the market for nearly two months, with lots of showings and no offers, we received our first offer within two days of the staging!"
-- Lisa Sammataro, real estate agent, Keller Williams, Ridgewood

"Hiring Amy Bly as a home stager was the best decision I made during my home sale. Amy pointed out many potential improvements. I implemented almost all of them. The costs were modest and the result was dramatic. My home was brighter and more open. Our house was so much more appealing, we considered not selling! Although it was a down market and torrential rains flooded my yard, I sold in ten weeks. If I had put the house on the market as it was, I'm certain I would still be trying to sell it, or I would have settled for less money. Amy's fee and the cost of her recommendations were a smart investment!"
-- Terri Karp, Englewood, NJ

"1341 River Road was the first property that I viewed but I knew it was going to be the one I wanted. After looking at Amy's staging website, I quite honestly couldn't believe how amazing the changes were she had made in the home. The addition of simple decor, furniture moving and the removal of clutter and changing ill-advised designs really made the property look much better, and appeal to a much wider audience of potential customers. I was desperate to make an offer and found out that 2 other people had decided the same as well at exactly the same time. Thankfully in the end we won, and I am delighted with my new home!"
-- Samuel F., Teaneck, NJ

"I really enjoyed your assessment of our mom's condo and all of your ideas for staging it. Your calm and professional manner along with great decorating insight energized us to move forward with a new look. I am planning on giving you a call to assist in our Master Bedroom/Bath Makeover. After seeing photos of your work, I am confident that you will guide me in the right direction!"
-- Susan Velten, Suffern, NY

"The staged house now looks warm, elegant and inviting. I had no idea what a difference the staging would make. Amy was a good choice -- she worked hard and achieved!"
-- Vera Greenberg, V&N Realty, Teaneck, NJ

"Amy Bly of Great Impressions Home Staging made my client's house look much better after it had been on the market for 10 months with little interest. She was able to convince my client to make some much-needed changes, like removing old shag carpeting and 50-year old light fixtures, and painting panelling, to help update her home. Since the staging was completed a week ago, we held an open house and had 8 or 9 people come through, with a lot of renewed interest."
-- Charlie Christodoulou, Weichert Realtors, Fair Lawn, NJ

"I was surprised no one had recommended some of the steps Amy did, such as removing wall to wall carpeting to show off my hardwood floors, taking some furniture out of my living room to open it up, taking down floral wallpaper and removing religious paintings. At her suggestion, we also moved some office furniture out of the family room and set up a downstairs den as an office, which looked much better. We also changed dark bedding to more neutral colors, and then added plants and new accessories which definitely made a difference too. I now have two offers on my house."
-- Olga Ruglio, Fair Lawn

"(Since you staged our house), we have had many, many showings. Some were second and third viewings in just a few days. The feedback is the house shows beautifully. It was great working with you and we think you did an outstanding job!"

and soon after, "Our house sold in less than 2 weeks for very close to asking price (in a slow market). Thanks for all your help. This wouldn't have been possible without you!"
-- David and Maria Giampietro, River Vale

"Amy was very helpful. She staged our home to sell and the results were a house that showed much better! Our house was decluttered and transformed into a beautiful showpiece. We attribute the wonderful results of selling our home quickly to Amy."
-- Michelle Misura, Midland Park, NJ

"Hiring Amy to stage our home was one of the smartest decisions we made during our home sale process. Amy was a delight to work with - down to earth, easy to speak with, accessible by phone and email, and well versed in current home decor trends. In today's real estate market, it's smart to do everything you can to highlight your home's strengths, and once we hired Amy, I knew we were showing our home in the best light possible. I came to trust Amy's opinion so much that I want to work with her again to decorate our new house!"
-- Laurie Berenson, Franklin Lakes, NJ

"Your ideas were really helpful. A lot of people might think a stager is going to cost a lot of money and be afraid to even consider it. But having a consult is worth so much and realtors as well as sellers should at least consider that if they don't want to commit to a full-blown staging. Your services are a great asset to any seller!"
-- Sue Logan, Hillsdale, NJ

Even if you have a small house and/or small budget, Amy's services are invaluable in getting the optimal results for selling.
I'm thrilled with my decision to hire Amy! I have a small 2 bedroom colonial and didn't think hiring staging consultation was going to be: A. affordable or B. very beneficial, but I'm happy to be wrong on both points. I had just a few days before my open house, when I had my appointment, so I was doubtful there would be a big difference or impact that could be made given my short timeframe, and small budget for improvements. In less than 2 hours, we we had rearranged some furniture, discussed a plan for "lightening and brightening" (that was the big lesson!) with the pieces I already had, which items to remove/hide, and which items would be worth investing in to add. She even gave me a handy print-out where I can jot down my own notes. I incorporated the majority of tips into the house and was surprised at how affordable the little extras cost, but what a huge impact they made to the space! Amy gave recommendation on where to purchase which items at great prices and her instructions were clear and made sense.
When you look at your home, the same space, for years and years, you just don't see all the clutter or things that don't make sense to a potential buyer. That's where staging can definitely help. I didn't utilize Amy's full services of having her decorate the space (as I simply didn't have the time or budget for it) but her expertise, patience, warm personality, and guidance were a godsend for getting ready for my Open House. I can attest to the success of the staging because I tried listing and selling my house 5 years ago and had NO success. With some help with Great Impressions, I had several interested parties at my first (and last!) Open House, with multiple offers the NEXT DAY.
I highly recommend Amy!
-- Soo Yoon, Westwood, NJ

"I can't stop saying it, but your taste and talent is exceptional and our offer to do our house in (Las) Vegas when we eventually buy it, is still open”
-- Lorie L.