“When life throws you a curve ball, don’t let it knock you down. Get up, re-adjust, brush yourself off and keep moving forward.”
I am an Albanian by birth and a Texan by choice. I came to Dallas to attend school, fell in love with the city, and began my working career, the last of which was managing a large medical practice for several doctors for several years.
All was good until I found myself wrongly terminated and a witness for the prosecution in criminal litigation involving my former boss. While he was found guilty, the stigmatism of that ordeal had me perceived as virtually unemployable in spite of an MBA and over 12 years of working experience.
After looking to the outside world for over two years to find employment I switched gears and started looking within. When I did, I discovered my three “Ds,” as I called them: Devotion to God, Dancing, and Design, and used them as guideposts to explore future opportunities.
Ever since I was very young I remember my mom telling me, “i ke duart flori”, which means “your hands are golden”- a loose translation for you have the “Midas touch” when it comes to decorating. I have always had a keen eye towards beautiful, pleasing, feel-good aesthetics for the home. Mom would brag on me, that when I worked on something around our small, modest home it both looked and most importantly, felt better. There it was! In plain sight! I had discovered my talent.
Borrowing $1,500 from my parents, Design by KETI launched in May of 2012.
Today Design by KETI, is the boutique luxury staging, renovations and design firm catering to career professionals and savvy Real Estate sellers and dwellers in Dallas and beyond!
Serving as a design and real estate expert I am grateful to use my business acumen and my God given talent (baby I was born with it) to help my clients maximize their real estate profits using design, renovations and staging as an artist’s canvas.
Not only do I enjoy educating my clients on the financial benefits of proper home staging, helping them get their home ready for sale, and staging it to perfection, but also, hearing that the investment my clients made on staging, repairs, and renovations before sale, got them top dollar for their home, over the asking price, and a buyer as soon as it hit the market.
Interested in what my team and I have to offer?
Design by KETI is the exclusive go-to design expert of profitable, sellable Real Estate.
From doing all the make ready work, minor or major renovations, and the necessary upgrades that we know will add equity to your home and yield high returns during its sale, to price point, style, and aesthetic-appropriate staging, Design by KETI has become the premier provider of design, renovations and staging in Real Estate.