With an eye for design that has helped her to create a successful home design and staging business, Amelie Escher has become an exceptional advisor to her clients whether they are buying an older home in need of renovation or an existing home in great condition that simply needs to fit a client's lifestyle or add some character. In sum, for Amelie, it’s about finding solutions for clients.
“I like to look at how clients want to live, understand what is important to them and then craft a plan tailor-made to them. Solutions that are specific to what they are looking for,” says Amelie. “Real estate was the natural progression for the work I was doing. I can see the potential for space rather than what it is in its present state.”
Born and raised in Princeton, N.J., Amelie is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and Kenyon College, where she earned a B.A. in Art History. She later worked for Merrill Lynch and attended interior design classes at the University of California-Los Angeles. Amelie is certified by Home Staging Resource, one of the only nationally recognized programs in this skill, in home staging.
It is nearly impossible for Amelie’s enthusiasm and upbeat nature to go unnoticed – she is outgoing and gregarious. She also is very comfortable using technology to communicate with clients, using whatever channel they prefer. Licensed to sell real estate in Pennsylvania, Amelie has a great deal of experience evaluating contractors and subcontractors in the greater Philadelphia area. This has been particularly helpful to clients buying investment properties and historical homes.
In her free time, she enjoys watercolor painting, time at the New Jersey shore and hunting down treasures at auctions and antique shops. She also volunteers for Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual rummage sale in Princeton, where her knowledge of each year’s inventory and ability to manage a crowd is valued by the entire group running this fundraising event.
Amelie is based in Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty’s New Hope office.
"Amelie took the time to guide me through the process of finding my new home from start to finish. She was incredibly helpful in my search. She listened to what I was looking for and provided many wonderful options that I would not have been aware of without her expertise. Her devotion to seeing me find the perfect home was unwavering. She has a wonderful personality and by then end of the experience I consider her to be more than a realtor she is a friend."
--Matthew D., Topton, PA
"Amelie, you did such a great job with your recommendations at Steeplechase! Well, they finally listed and sold in a day at over asking price!"
-- Neal Cohen, Realtor, Keller Williams, Doylestown, PA
"Amelie Escher made an uncomfortable process easy and painless. Her consideration and support made it easy for me to get motivated in the process and our home came out beautiful and ready for Show! Thank you.
-- D.P., New Hope, PA
"I was very resistant to opening my home for people to critique. I had placed my house on the market last year, and I was subject to buyers that were extremely critical. So starting this process again was very stressful. Immediately, Amelie created a “team” atmosphere. We worked closely together. She communicated clearly with the realtors discussing not only the existing beauty of the home but also the potential. She photographed the home, focusing on its character. She discussed, with the realtor, how the home should be marketed and who the target audience should be. Amelie was able to show me the beauty in my home. She pointed out the special character it had. As we walked the property, she pointed out the strong points of the home and/or what needed to be changed to bring out its beauty. Once she started to stage the home, I was able to see what she saw. It was so refreshing. I saw my home transition before my eyes. It is a beautiful home."
-- J.M., New Hope, PA