Home Staging: A Real Transformation

Home Staging: A Real Transformation

When ReMax Hallmark Realty agent, Geoffrey Grace, approached us about a modern home in the west end, we were thrilled.  We love houses.  We love working with Geoffrey, and we especially love modern!

The initial walkthrough was a challenge.  The family was already preparing to move, and their personal items were haphazardly packed, and also not packed.  

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Home Staging Tips: How to handle an awkward layout

Home Staging Tips: How to handle an awkward layout

We've all seen it before.  The 900 sq ft loft that is, in fact, 300 sq ft of hallway, and more bathrooms than any resident actually needs.  Or the oddly shaped corner condos which boast panoramic views. 

So you've got this long hallway, pie shaped condo.  Now what? 

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Home Staging: The Perfect Collaboration

Home Staging: The Perfect Collaboration

When Realtor Michela Mantle called us for a home staging consult on a listing, we were excited to work with her. After she told us even more about the homeowner, and project, we knew it was the right fit.  

Clients often ask if I live in a beautifully staged home.   Is my home beautiful?  I think so.  Is it tidy?  Sometimes.  Do I have all the pieces of furniture that I would like to see in the space?  Not at all.  Would I need help preparing for sale?  Definitely.  

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Tasteful Modernism Meets The Beach

Tasteful Modernism Meets The Beach

It is more than just a building, on a street that hits the list of things buyers shop for.  This structure is a commitment to light, space, beauty, comfort, function and sustainability.   This is not a series of blocks, stacked one on top of the next, with the ubiquitous mix of cement, stained cedar and shades of grey.  

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Home Staging Check List: Kitchen

Home Staging Check List: Kitchen

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home.  It's where families meet, food is prepared, and conversations happen.  A good kitchen is important to most buyers.  A kitchen should be clean, functional, and if you have the time / budget, stylish.  

We see so many cluttered, tidy kitchens,  Back to our previous post about entrances and clutter, it is important to clear off the counters.  Overflowing counters, crammed with tired appliances and overflowing compost is a sure sign that there isn't enough storage.  This may be the case, but you don't want to advertise this!

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Home Staging Check List: Living Room

Home Staging Check List: Living Room

Living rooms function differently for everyone.  Some families spend time in their living room, watching TV.  For others, it is a formal entertaining space.  You don't know who is going to walk through the door to look at your listing.  You can guess, but you can't know in absolutes.  

So how do you style your living room so that it attracts the widest pool of buyers?  Those who want to lounge, play, read, watch or rest?  

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