Specializing in staging luxury homes and working with design clients that just don't have the time or the inclination to make their home look like home. We also design award winning model homes and sales presentation centres. When the new homes are sold we provide an awesome team of ladies to conduct the decor selections.
We have found staging in Vaughan and the Toronto GTA area we are using more colour than neutral colours in our staging work for the last year.
There is a trend for "maximilism" in our area and buyers see it every day in design magazines as well as on TV shows like The Marilyn Denis Show and Cityline.
With our exceptionally grey winters we are finding buyers are quite receiptive to a more colourful look as long as it is curated well and not overwhelming the room.
We still advise neutral wall colours like OC 27 Balboa Mist so buyers can move right in. But we find it is the use of colour that gets them excited to consider there and putting in an offer.
Below are two examples- one home staged with colour and one with a neutral palette. They are a good comparison as these new builds were sitting side by side. Only the use of colour is changed in the living rooms.
There are buyers attracted to both looks. Which look is the winner in your area?
When you have a property to be marketed to attract your ideal buyers call the Go To Girl around town.
We are so lucky to work from downtown Toronto in modern condos to the small towns like Alliston and Thornton with beautiful character Victorian homes. We provided a staging consultation at 10 Robert Street in Thornton and the home owner carried out the suggestions perfectly.
Staging is about evoking an emotional attachment with a home.
Buyers will always provide a list of wants but typically they buy with their hearts.
A home is an emotional buy, you will hear a buyer say they knew it was the house for them as soon as they walked in the door.
We like to create a look that you would see on Pinterest, in a country living design magazine or on one the many shows that flip older homes. Buyers typically connect with a home that shows them the lifestyle they are looking for.
If you are looking to move to a small village that is within walking distance of not one but TWO ice cream parlours plus a short drive away to the city of Barrie this home is for you. A bit of both worlds to suit the lifestyle many buyers are looking for today.
Plus the rear deck is a place for a buyer to imagine inviting family and friends over for a summer get together. Show a buyer the lifestyle of living in a home and the home is sold.
When you are looking for a stager that will create the right look to attract your target market call the Go To Girl around town.
Staging in Vaughan and the Toronto GTA we come across our fair share of homes that have an old piano where the sellers don't know what to do with it.
Either the piano hasn't been played in years and is there for sentimental reasons only or it is played but it really could use a style update to fit in to the design look of today.
Here is a super idea we suggest to the sellers if they are not donating it or selling it before the house goes on the market. We prefer to show space in a room to potential buyers but you are going to love the transformation a bit of chalk paint can provide.
Chalk paint is easy to use, you don't need to sand the furniture first. Afterward seal it with a rub of bees wax or a coat of linseed oil.
This piano was featured in Style at Home Magazine and shows how updated a piano can look.
The little white fur rug added to the bench for a soft landing is sold at your local Walmart or Homesense.
When you are staging a home that needs creative ideas on how to present an updated look to your target buyers call the Go To Girl around town to stage your property.
Staging in the Vaughan and Toronto GTA area we come across the issue of scratched wood floors quite frequently. Wood floors are the most popular flooring choice with home owners and they are hard to keep looking in good condition with daily living.
We have found the pack of 3 furniture markets from a dollar store do a wonderful job of making the floors look good. The pack comes in light, medium and dark colours to suit most floors.
Check out these results on one of our latest staging jobs.
Unfortunately they don't have a gray marker yet but we use a piece of walnut to fix those floors. Just rub the walnut piece over the damage and scrape off excess walnut with a credit card. A quick fix that works wonders.
If you have a property for sale call the Go To Girl around town to prepare your listing to attract your ideal buyers online.
Staging in the Vaughan and GTA area we know the value of staging closets to attract your ideal buyers online.
Very few people keep their closets in an organized way.
We motivate sellers to stage their closets as it is an important marketing tool that gets buyers to say "this is the home for me" and put an offer in.
Our analogy is simple.
Ikea is one of the masters of keeping a home organized. They pay a large number of staff to keep the shelves in order each and every day as they know people will spend more money in their store if they can show them the answerof how to organize their hurried lives.
Here are few examples of closets in homes that we have staged...
When you want your listings marketed to attract your ideal clients online call the Go To Girl around town.
We are ready to stage every square inch of the home to create more value in the eye of the buyer.
Contact us today to be part of your marketing team to prepare your listings for sale.
Staging in the Vaughan area we stage many homes with a balcony on the second floor looking down to the living or dining room below.
There are few things to remember to allow the room to show well in listing photos and to attract your ideal buyers online to put this listing on their must see list.
For a dining room place the rug in the centre of the room to allow the image to look balanced, pull the chairs away from the table at least 8" to show space, use larger scale table top decor to showcase the grandeur of the room. We used a wall mirror from Bombay on this table along with florals.
You are also able to market the grandeur of a room by allowing the buyers looking online to imagine living in a home and seeing this beautiful view each day.
Create symmetry in a room by balancing the sofa with two end tables and two lamps. Show how spacious the room is by using two single chairs instead of a sofa or love seat. By doing so you are able to open up the room visually and to allow for easy traffic flow when buyers arrive.
When you want your listing prepared for sale we will stage it to attract your ideal buyers when they are looking at hundreds of images online.
Remember, staging is always less than the first price reduction.
Call the Go To Girl around town to be part of your marketing team.
Staging in Vaughan and the Toronto GTA we are asked by agents how to introduce a staging consult to their clients selling a vacant property.
The property may be a brand new vacant condo or single dwelling or it may be a home a few years old.
In each instance we suggest the agent explain the motivation to stage a property to attract their ideal buyers online and get top dollar for the property.
The number one reason would be that over 90% of people cannot imagine what a place would look like with furniture in it.
Is the dining room large enough for their table and chairs?
Can they fit their king size bed up the staircase and will it fit in the master bedroom?
Will their sofa set fit in the room and how would they arrange all the pieces in an awkward shaped room? In addition, we have many floor plans in our area that show one large room which the builder intended to be used for a living room and a dining room however buyers cannot envision how they would use the room.
If you provide a staging consultation to your listing clients you can promise them that we will bring added value to the smallest corner of their property as well as these large combo rooms.
In this home the seller thought by adding a plant to the room it would allow buyers to envision how tall the room was with a vaulted ceiling.
Once the room was staged professionally with rental furniture and artwork buyers could envision how they would enjoy living in a home with a vaulted ceiling and a balcony view from above.
The balcony view allowed buyers to see how lovely it would be to wake up each morning and pass by this balcony view.
In this property the living room was a large bright space with plenty of windows but no wow factor. Buyers are looking to buy their next dream home and they didn't see it when they visited this vacant home. It sat on the market for some time.
Once the living room was staged it allowed the buyers to sit down and see how the room "felt" to them. Instead of rushing through a vacant listing they sat down awhile in each room and envisioned themselves living there and how their furniture would fit in the large rooms.
When you have a vacant home to be listed explain that buyers are LOOKING for house but they BUY a home they are emotionally connected to.
Professional staging allows the buyer to put the best offer in as they are connected to the house and consider it theirs. They start making plans on how they will live there.
Call the Go To Girl in town to prepare your next vacant listing to attract your ideal buyers online.