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John and Lisa F.
Where do we start? Words will always come up short trying to describe the gratitude we feel towards Susan. After completing the inexpensive tasks to the exterior of our house that Susan had suggested, our house looked updated, had curb appeal and was ready to be put on the market to sell. We want to thank Susan for all the help she has given us... our house sold within a week!! Our house sold during March break... on the market on Monday and by the Sunday it sold! Your signature is left in our dated neighbourhood houses... because now our neighbours want to update their homes with paint, etc... LOL. Many, many thanks for your willingness to help and enjoy your summer. We will be in your neighbourhood soon!!!
Bob and Nancy McK.
Dear Susan: I wanted to write to express our appreciation for all of the work you did in helping us to sell the Brampton condo so quickly. It sold within a week even though many units in the same building have been on the market for months. Your initial visit was at the beginning of our renovation project. At that time you confirmed some of the projects we had already decided on and gave suggestions on others. We were happy that you were able to work collaboratively with our realtor. Together you determined who the most likely buyers would be and your staging reflected that. You were able to use some of the existing furnishings and complemented them with individual pieces. The end result was beyond our expectations. The condo was transformed into a workable, spacious and comfortable home that potential buyers could relate to. From the pictures on the wall to the linens and "bits and pieces" you displayed around the unit, you thought of everything. We also appreciated the fact that you were able to accommodate our hectic move in and out schedule within the limitations set by the condo corporation. Your team worked quickly and effectively. You even filled in the holes in the wall where pictures and mirrors had been hung with spackle. It has been a pleasure working with you. Our friends and relatives who were aware of the "before" conditions were simply wowed by the "after". Please feel free to use us as satisfied clients. We are very happy that we chose Martin Designs.
Michelle
I would like to give my many thanks to Susan for bringing her expertise, in order to understand exactly what my home required to bring the best light possible to potential buyers. Susan thoughtfully inspected each room and provided her report in great detail in what I needed to do to update and refresh the house. Then, Susan added her decorative, tasteful items to bring out colour and modern appeal to my home. I would recommend Susan’s services to anyone who wants to sell their home in this competitive market. I can say that it assisted in the sale of my home a great deal and I learned many things about decorating my new home too.
The Bakers
“My wife and I wanted a completely unbiased and professional opinion on how to properly stage our home for the open house. We worked directly with Susan Martin from Martin Designs. Susan went through our house and noted the changes and ideas to make it more desirable for a wider audience. We took her advice and changed every listed item in each room. We sold our house in one day for 98% asking price. Susan Martin is very professional and a pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend her services.”
Shaila
"Susan is truly a talented designer. Throughout the staging process, Susan was always respectful of our thoughts and ideas and was simply a pleasure to work with. She is passionate and dedicated and does not stop until she gets the right look. Not only did she bring out the true potential of our home she added the wow factor that gave our house a 'model home' look. Susan has an uncanny eye for interior decor and has the raw talent to make the look work! We believe that her staging our home made the difference in the sale of our home. We highly recommend Susan and look forward to her help in decorating our next home!"
Ligia and Vito (Aurora)
Hi Sue, We just want to thank you very much for the incredible job you did helping us prepare our house for the market. Your ideas and keen eye for detail are phenomenal. Your selection of artwork and accessories was fantastic and made all the difference in the ambiance of our home. We were also very impressed with how invested you were in the job and took your time to ensure everything was perfect. We credit your work very much for the great success we had in selling our house. We had multiple offers and got 103% of asking price in only 2 days! Please also pass along our gratitude to Kathy for assisting you with the work in our house. She is learning from a great mentor and I’m sure she has a great future in the industry.
Anita and Paul.
Dear Susan We would like to thank you for coming out to stage our home at such short notice. You visited our home and we did not know what to expect, but that evening you worked hard to bring some items to display, which made us feel very happy that things were moving along. We really liked your professionalism and vision. You were very enthusiastic given the tight time line and arrived promptly the next morning to stage the home as promised. When we saw the home we were amazed at how you added color, charm and created space by using our existing furniture and bringing some of your own together with your amazing art work and ornaments. We loved the new look in our home and felt very excited to stay in it this way for one month. We enjoyed every moment, and know now what a difference it makes to have a home staged. We received two offers in two weeks of staging and none the week the house was for sale without staging. Thank you for getting us the results we needed to buy our new home. Every person who had walked through our door has loved your work and all have asked for your contact details. Our Real Estate Agent was also very impressed and has already sent out an email to all Real Estate Agents to keep you in mind. This tells us that you have left an impression and you definitely have a vision and an art for what you do and you do it well. You deserve to receive all the business you get and we will definitely get you more. You deserve all the praise you receive because you leave no stone unturned in your work and you work hard. You turned our home around in just five hours, you are amazing.
Jennie and Michael Coutanche
We’re writing to thank you for your excellent work staging our house in preparation for sale in the spring. Your advice, design and decoration choices, planning and execution of this project were first rate, and achieved first rate results: a beautiful presentation and a good sale. From our earliest conversations with you, we were impressed with the strength of your ideas. You articulated a clear vision, at the same time always practical, flexible and budget conscious. All your suggestions were tailored toward maximizing our investment to present our property for sale as effectively as possible. We definitely think all the work was well worthwhile, and our investment was amply repaid. The end result was that our property sold in two days for 99.8% of asking price. We couldn’t have done it without you. Many thanks and congratulations for a fantastic job.
Jacqueline & Tim & Joey
Hi Susan, It was a great pleasure to let you know that our house was SOLD, multiple offers, without conditions, sold within a week! The buyer, young couples just love the house, like what we love! You are the wizard behind the magic curtain! With your professionalism and smart design, my little stuffed house transformed into a bigger, shiny, lovely home, fulfilled of decor, sweetness, and tasty. We all love it and aspire to keep it forever! We should have it staging earlier. Now, we are totally free, relaxing and enjoying our life. Thank you so much Susan for the wonderful job!
Chandra
We found ourselves in a position where we needed to get our home ready to sell as quickly as possible. Susan stepped in and assessed our needs taking into consideration the budget and timelines we had available to work with. She provided us with a list of options and services available to us to help improve the appearance of our home. For a very small investment we were able to quickly transform our house to appeal to a larger range of potential homeowners. The quality and appearance of the home after Susan had completed staging it attracted several interested buyers and the house sold within 2 weeks of listing for almost full selling price. The quick sale was a huge relief and was thanks in large part to work that was done by Susan to help stage it. Thank you Susan.
Jan Wolfe
Susan, Congratulations on Hearing Healthcare Design I watched with interest the reno to Hearing Healthcare home. The property looks fantastic and fits well the historic Sharon. Congratulations!
Kathy, East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce
Thank you Susan Martin and Martin Designs for assisting in updating our new office. Your expertise in colour recommendations, furniture layout and window coverings provided a fresh new look while complimenting the existing fireplace and providing an open spacious feel to the rooms. We love our new work space.
Campbell Family
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for the recent staging of our home. I wanted to write down my thoughts for you to pass on to others... Susan is fantastic and experienced home-stager. What took us years to think about and decorate, Susan did in an hour! She creatively used our furniture in combination with her own stuff to help make each room look great! She even customized and framed pictures to match our master bedroom bedspread. We appreciated everything she did to help us improve the look of our home. We highly recommend Susan to anyone.
Mike Berrouard
We used Martin Design to stage our downtown condo. Susan provided consultation and staging which resulted in a stunning presentation of our condo. Thanks to Susan's excellent skills in home decor the unit stood out among other condo's on the market and was sold in the 1st week of being listed on MLS. Susan provided all of the staging inventory, delivered, staged it, and removed it after being sold with no involvement on our part. In our experience staging does provide an advantage as presentation means a lot to perspective buyers, and I would recommend Martin Design to anyone who is planning to sell their property.
Bob & Lin Budd
Hi Sue, Lin & I would like to thank you and Martin Designs for a most incredible experience in the staging of our home... Your knowledge and eye for detail did not go unnoticed by any of the prospective buyers of our home. But the most telling evidence was seen in the fact that our home sold in its first day on the market, with multiple offers and at more than the asking price... We would highly recommend Martin Designs for any one looking to sell their home & maximize it's appeal to potential buyers. Dealing with Martin Designs was the best decision we could have made...
Anna-Lisa and Rob Kinch
Susan provided us with Professional guidance to stage our home for sale. We chose propertyguys to sell our home and knew we needed the advantage of a quality stager. I was very impressed with Susan's knowledge of the buyer market. We sold in a short time to exactly the buyer Susan described. The buyer was so impressed with the furniture placement and selection that They asked to buy everything and want to keep everything in the same place.
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