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'A homeowner can do whatever they want but when it comes time to sell, they should do what the buyer would want...'This comment was left by Richie Alan Naggar on my post about appliances. It rang true for me as a Stager in so many ways.Seeing their home as a product can be one of the hardest thin...
In the good old days, appliances that were not built-ins were not included in the house. The seller took them with them from house to house. It didn't matter if they were older as long as they worked. Flash forward to today, the appliances now stay with the house. This includes the stove, frig, w...
I read an article recently about a new wave in Staging that focuses on selling a 'lifestyle'  as well as the features of the house. Lifestyle Staging included setting up games, setting tables, leaving a book by a chair, trays on beds etc. They wanted the buyer to feel that the seller had just lef...
On Saturday May 9th 2015 at 11am, Burlington will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of V E Day. I feel this anniversary is especially important because this may be our last chance to celebrate V E Day with our Veterans of WWII. The Burlington Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 has a wonderful interacti...
There is no doubt about it, breaking up is hard to do. Some of the clients I work with are in the process of separating/divorcing. This is a very stressful time of their life. They just want the process of selling over with so they can move on. These clients don't want to invest in the home they ...
I just read a post by Victoria &  Amp Marshall Henderson about the value of living rooms in today's homes. It got me thinking about the way owners use the various spaces in their homes. It's only natural that owners make their homes fit their lifestyle. However, when you decide to sell, each spac...
The key thing is to remember that your buyer wants what every buyer wants .... spacious rooms for the size of home, natural light and storage. That spacious feeling comes from prudent furniture placement and good traffic flow. Less is more when selling. It's time to get rid of the clutter. Keep o...
Yes, sometimes when I'm doing a consult it would help if I was psychic.  But since I'm not, I have to rely on reading the body language and tone of my clients.  When a client is open with me I can tailor my recommendations to their needs and budget.  However, clients that are selling under duress...
You bought your home.  You decorated your home and lived in it quite happily. Now you are going to sell that home. It's perfect so buyers will love it.  Maybe not.  While you were living happily, decor styles have probably changed. Your wonderful work is now dated.  Sometimes you just have to upd...
Selling your home?  Don't write off Staging as an expense you cannot afford. Staging is all about helping you get the best possible price for your home in the shortest possible time.  There is a level of Staging that will fit into your budget.  Start with a consult. This will give you a plan to f...

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