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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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: 6 Easy Steps to Stage Your Bedroom

Home Staging Check List: 6 Easy Steps to Stage Your Bedroom

You walk into a home you are thinking about buying.  It’s a great layout, beautiful garden, totally turn-key.  Until you walk into the bedroom.  There’s a mattress on the floor, rumpled sheets, and a couple of tired looking pillows.  Is that. . .  could that be. . . are those . . . a couple of stray pubic hairs on the rumpled bedspread?!  Suddenly, this beautiful new (to you) house is looking less and less like your fairy-tale home, and more like a bad episode from the early seasons of Sex and the City.  You walk out, feeling like maybe the home wasn’t so clean.

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Insider Tips: Everyone Loves Staging Before & After Photos

Insider Tips: Everyone Loves Staging Before & After Photos

It's almost like an addiction to HGTV makeover shows, combined with celebrity gossip.  Who doesn't love seeing worst case scenarios, made over to stunning results?!  Plus, when you get a sneak peek inside someone else's house, you often realize your own Tupperware drawer isn't all that bad.  Here's one project that went from cluttered and dark to bright and stunning...

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To Stage or Not to Stage

To Stage or Not to Stage

It is a common question: what is the value of home staging?  Home staging can mean many different things, to many different people.   To most realtors and homeowners, it just means putting away your personal belongings, cleaning the pasta noodles out of the sink, and leaving the dog at a friends house during the open house. 

Not so...

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