If you are planning to put your property on the market, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and for the most amount of money. Setting the stage for a successful sale requires planning, so here are a few ideas about one of the first things

Fresh Set of Eyes – Sold in a day

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 by

This January has been an onslaught of new HGTV programs including one by the Scott Brothers, called Buying and selling with the Property Guys. This new show has integrated Home Staging as part of their new episodes to show homeowners how their clients’ homes are transformed and sold quicker and for more money. My latest

Decor – Colour Me Sold

Saturday, 15 December 2012 by

Being diplomatic is difficult at times when I have to talk about paint colours during a consultation. I often get comments like, “the buyer can paint it the colour they want”, “we lived with this colour and think it is fine to sell the house like this”, or “I know it is red but it

Decor – Would you do it for $10,000?

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 by

I recently read an article in the National Post about the “dangers of a speedy renovation” by Mike Holmes. His article described the pitfalls of setting unrealistic deadlines and the disappointment in the end because the deadline cannot be met. He explained one of his client’s dream was to begin a kitchen renovation late fall

Recently, a couple had a big choice in front of them, one that faces many couples in today’s hectic pace of life. Should they continue to put all their free time into maintaining their 2,750 square-foot back-split, half acre property, or actually have a life? You Just Don’t Know When a Lead Will Become a

Staging with Pets

Monday, 11 June 2012 by

As we know, many of us own pets and they are an important part of any family. However, when it comes to selling your home, potential byers may not be as impressed by the presence or smell of a pet. Statistics say that 74 million dogs are owned by only 40% of the population, therefore

Staging 101: Bedroom = Bedroom

Friday, 11 May 2012 by

Our home is our castle! We all have our own taste and needs to make our home as comfortable and practical for day to day living. As a seller we need to remove the emotional feelings we have with out home and see it as an investment to showcase in the real estate market. Read

Are You Flushing Money Away?

Sunday, 11 March 2012 by

Today, over 63% of home buyers are looking for a home that is move in ready and does not include a “honey do list”. If your property is not move in ready and requires some form of renovations, then you have to be careful not to flush money away! There are so many new products,

Does new carpet really help sell your home?

Thursday, 19 January 2012 by

New flooring makes a crucial first impression on prospective buyers and brings a property closer to being move in ready. I often have to face clients that do not want to replace flooring because they think it will be easier for the next person who buys their house to pick what they want. To read

Fall usually makes us think of pumpkins and colourful leaves. We embrace these beautiful bright oranges, reds and yellows as they accent everything around us. This month’s article is about using colour in the right places and as a professional stager, we are taught to use colour to create flow from one room to another.