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.
Staging in Vaughan and Toronto we generally suggest to stage the five principle rooms in a home.
They would be the living room, family room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom.
We stage the foyer and bathrooms at no additional charge as an incentive to sellers to stage a second bedroom.
We find if you stage an additional bedroom it adds to the emotional buy in by the potential buyers.
We can present one more touch point for them to commit to a home.
Budgets are usually tight when it comes to staging a home as sellers can't understand how important it is to invest in the lifestyle of their home compared to other homes for sale on the market.
Here are some examples of second bedrooms we have staged and they absolutely added to the value the buyers saw in the home versus others for sale.
Each of these additionally staged rooms added some abience to the home that would encourage a buyer to make an offer. The sellers and the agents all commented on what a great "feel" the staging brought to the room vs how they looked previously. All homes sold within days.
If you have a property you are looking to have marketed to attract your ideal buyers call the Go To Girl around town.
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.