White Glove Program

Luxury begins with service

The Sotheby’s International Realty White Glove program is designed to provide luxurious and comprehensive home preparation services with professional project management and no upfront costs.

White Glove offers you value at every stage of the home selling or buying process with an exclusive suite of services powered by notable brands and partners, such as Zoom Casa, Sotheby’s, and Sotheby’s Home.

These services include professional staging and design, high-impact upgrades, landscaping, packing and moving, and temporary housing, plus strategic home renovations, virtual staging, valuation services, and furniture consignment.

White Glove is the ideal solution for elevating your property and your experience.

Professional staging and design delivers the highest ROI of any home improvement. It can help you get the best price for your home. White Glove offers you top professional stagers and designers with excellent inventory and proven expertise, all with payment deferred until your home sells.

Highlights

» Selection of tasteful furnishings, catered to your home

» Professionally-staged homes sell for 3% more and 87% faster than non-staged homes, according to NAR

» Our professional stagers are typically members of preeminent industry associations, such as RESA, CSP, IAHSP, and HSRA


Let prospective buyers see the full potential of your home.

High Impact Cosmetic Upgrades

You can make a big impression on buyers with the right improvements. In fact, by simply refreshing the look of your home, you can assure yourself of a powerful first impression. High-impact, cosmetic upgrades from White Glove can include smaller, faster tasks like painting, carpet cleaning, and new flooring all the way to roofing and structural repairs. These simple upgrades can quickly help restore the original luster to your home.

Landscaping

The lawn and landscaping are part of your home’s curb appeal, so they need to look their best. Our White Glove service can help with trimming, pruning, and planting to make your lawn, trees, bushes, and flowers look just right, all with no upfront costs.

Services Offered

» Tree trimming
» Groundskeeping
» Ongoing maintenance while your home is on the market
» Exterior lighting for patios, decks, and walkways
» Viticulturist expertise for wine-producing properties

Packing and Moving

White Glove makes moving easier. Our clients enjoy access to turnkey moving, storage, and packing services from our list of approved professionals. This is another way we make certain that the process of selling your home is efficient and hassle-free.

Services Offered

» Secure packaging for your items in a fraction of the time
» Full-service options, including settling in services to set up
utilities and other service providers
» Local, long distance, and international services available

Temporary Housing

You may not want to live in your home while it is being staged or undergoing renovations. If you prefer, White Glove will relocate you and your family to a hotel, corporate housing, or Airbnb — with no upfront costs.

Highlights

» Avoid the discomfort of living through renovations
» Preselected and vetted housing options catered
to your lifestyle

“According to NAR’s 2019 Profile of Home Staging, 22% of seller’s agents reported an increase of 1% – 5% of the dollar value offered by buyers in comparison to similar non-staged homes, and 17% reported an increase between 6% – 10%.”

83 %
OF BUYERS’ AGENTS SAY STAGING MADE IT EASIER FOR A BUYER TO VISUALIZE THE PROPERTY AS THEIR FUTURE HOME.
50 %
OF SELLERS' AGENTS SAY STAGING DECREASES A PROPERTY’S TIME ON MARKET.
44 %
OF BUYER'S AGENTS SAID STAGING INCREASES ITS VALUE.

+ In what markets are the home staging services available?

- In what markets are the home staging services available?

Currently, this platform is available to California, Greenwich, Houston and Manhattan markets.


+ How do I get started offering home sale preparation services?

- How do I get started offering home sale preparation services?

Please fill out a consultation application for your home. Let us know what the types of services you’re looking for help with. A project manager will get back to you within one business day.


+ How does the process work?

- How does the process work?

Once you list your home with Sotheby’s International Realty, a White Glove designer will conduct a professional consultation to curate the right scope to help your listing perform.


+ Is there a certain price point property to be able to offer these sale preparation services?

- Is there a certain price point property to be able to offer these sale preparation services?

No. These services can be offered to SIR homeowner clients at all price points.


+ Are there any types of properties which don’t qualify for this program?

- Are there any types of properties which don’t qualify for this program?

Yes, this platform is not available for use on (a) spec properties or developments, (b) homes that are currently in foreclosure, (c) homes owned by sellers currently in bankruptcy.


Sotheby’s International Realty is the first real estate brand to implement a virtual staging augmented reality app.

Curate complements our physical home staging services. It allows buyers to visualize a house as their own before purchase and lets sellers envision how to best present different design styles and room configurations.

This can greatly simplify the home furnishing, decorating, and move-in process. Once a home is purchased, Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty can also help a new homeowner design and purchase furnishings

Wonder how much your art or object might be worth and how to sell it? Your Sotheby’s International Realty office and sales associate can assist you with this process.

Sotheby’s will happily provide a recommendation for the most effective way to sell your item, whether that be at auction or through private sale. Your Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate will assist you with your consignment request by providing a white glove service. They will help to submit photographs and the necessary information to obtain an estimate and represent you in the process, making sure all of your questions are answered.

Sotheby’s specialists have deep knowledge of the current market demand and value for an extensive range of items, from fine art to furniture, jewelry, watches, wine, and more, and will provide their best recommendation to meet your goals.

You might be surprised by what is hidden in your attic.

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