Sometimes you get to work with very special people.

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Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

 

As a Burlington Stager, I know it is not easy to live 'Staged'. I also know that it is worth the effort because it can shorten your time on the market.

Today I met Clients who's situation made this really come home for me.

My Clients have 3 children. One has Cerebral Palsy, one has Autism and one is 'normal'. I met them as they were leaving to go to the sitter so Mom & Dad could work with me.

Mom & Dad are a little stressed out right now to say the least. As I pulled into their complex Mom flagged me down in the parking lot and asked " Are you my Stager?" She had had trouble sleeping so she had been working on the house since the wee hours. Mom said she needed me to come and tell her what to do next.

Preparing your home for sale is stressful for anyone but under these circumstances it is doubley hard. As a Stager it is my job to create a plan of action within the limits of my Client's budget and abilities and that is what I did.

We worked around special equipment in the bathrooms, special chairs needed at the table and beds in the bedrooms. The kids play area will be contained in the finished basement while they sell.

By the time I left a plan was formed, their Realtor had pushed back the listing date to ease the time crunch and our Clients were feeling much better. Mom kept saying, 'I feel so much calmer now'. She could see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The next time a client bemoans the effort it will take to 'Stage' their house, I think I'll ask them how they would like to do it with 2 children with special needs to take care of as well.

These Clients will come through this with flying colors. They have my deepest admiration.

 

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Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
Janice Ankrett Home Staging

Kathy, Mom called me and asked me to come back and check their progress. They have followed the staging plan very well and the house is really coming together. The house goes on the market this week.

August 19, 2012 02:43 PM
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Peg Barcelo
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

Janice, how wonderful! It's so rewarding when you can take away the stress of the seller! These people certainly had a plateful of it! So glad they called Janice Ankrett Home Staging!

August 21, 2012 09:42 AM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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Peg they are a wonderful couple. On the market tomorrow so keep you fingers crossed.

August 21, 2012 01:37 PM
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Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC

Janice..what a great story and thank you for sharing here on STAGING STORIES..I have given you a gold star, which I will add later, but you have been featured !!

September 14, 2012 12:56 PM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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Thanks Mary Lou!! The home did very well!

September 16, 2012 12:04 PM
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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Working in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett ASP helps sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice works with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.