Category Archive: For Sellers

All The Worlds A Stage…Or At Least Your House Is When Its Time To Sell.

In today’s real estate market, home staging is widely recognized as an important part of the selling process. The value of a good first impression is clear when it comes to selling your home. Indeed, a study by The Bank of Montreal in 2013 went as far as concluding that “80% of prospective buyers know if a home is right for them as soon as they step inside” (BMO Psychology of House Hunting Report, May 2, 2013). There can still be plenty of hurdles between a buyer feeling that a house is right for them and a successfully completed sale, but adequately preparing your property for the market is a step in the right direction.

When I began my career in real estate almost three decades ago, the term staging was not in use. The concept was well understood by savvy Realtors though. Working under the guidance of experienced, succesful Realtors ( who where also my Dad and Step-Mom ) I learned the value of property preparation in real estate sales and marketing. Here are some recent samples:

Purging, Painting & A New Kitchen Beckon The Next Generation Of Enjoyable Family Living In Oakville.

 

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My approach to real estate sales and marketing addresses thorough market preparation and includes a professional staging consultation. I work directly with you in order to understand your comfort level. I bring the expertise and reccomendations for enhancing the sale price of your property. Together, we determine the most appropriate cost effective solutions in the context of your unique goals.

 

Subtle Touches Warm Up & Accent The Elegant Features Of A Custom Built Home In Lorne Park.

 

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If you would like to know more about leveraging effective preparation for the sale of your home, I invite you to contact me here.

Prepare Your Home For Sale – Main Selling Rooms

One aspect of selling any property is the creation of a memorable viewing experience for the buyer. Making a great first impression and highlighting the main selling rooms can help buyers imagine themselves living in the space while they walk through your home. In this short video, staging expert Carla Woolnough offers tips on presenting a home that invites a buyer to stay longer and look further. The checklist is here.

Prepare Your Home For Sale – Painting

Looking for a simple, cost effective way to make your property more saleable ? Consider giving your home a fresh coat of paint. In this brief video, staging expert Carla Woolnough provides tips on one of the easiest and affordable ways to prepare your home for sale.

Prepare Your Home For Sale – Staging FAQ

A key aspect of selling any property is preparing it for the market. As Benjamin Franklin put it,  ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’. He may not have been concerned with real estate but I can vouch for his words in respect to selling your home. My 25+ years of experience in the business has taught me first hand the necessity of market preparation.

In this short video staging expert Carla Woolnough addresses some frequently asked questions about the home staging process.

 

Prepare Your Home For Sale – Pre-packing

Pre-packing, editing and de-cluttering are three good ways to show a buyer that your property has all the storage they need. This brief video features staging expert Carla Woolnough providing helpful tips on this aspect of preparing your home for sale.