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You are about to sell your home. You know it's just a great place ... after all you live there.  As a Seller you need to think about those visual messages your home is telegraphing to viewers. Most of my clients are surprised to hear what their house is saying. They have never looked at it that w...
01/23/2014
  Donna Bacher, a Hamilton Realtor, tells it like it is! As a Burlington Stager, I deal with this issue on a regular basis. It is important to keep the Buyer's focus on the positive features of the home. Clean and Clutter are two of the five 'C's of staging. Give the Buyer room in your house to i...
01/20/2014
Curb appeal is what gets the Buyer out of the car. It is also forms the first impression of your home and reassures the Buyer your home is well maintained. That is why Curb Appeal is still important even in the depths of winter. Sellers feel the garden is dormant and there is nothing to be done. ...
01/17/2014
As a Burlington Home Stager, I'd have to say the biggest mistake Sellers make is not seeing their home has become a PRODUCT. They fail to make the shift from 'home' to 'house'. Their home full of memories must become the 'house we owned on X street.  Sellers must realize that the Buyers have no f...
01/16/2014
  Staging is photo friendly, no doubt about it.  Let's face it those MLS photos are very important. Stats show that these days most Buyers start looking on the 'net'. First they narrow the search by area, number of rooms, type of home etc. Then they start looking at the homes that pop up.  This ...
01/13/2014
Many of us have beloved pets in our homes.   Unfortunately selling your home causes upheaval in their lives as well as yours. Suddenly their surroundings may change as your prepare your home for sale. Strangers start entering their turf. For the dogs, it's not too bad because Mom or Dad take them...
01/11/2014
I read a post by Gabrielle Kamahele with the phrase 'lipstick on a pig'. Her post wasn't what I expected. It was from a Realtor's perspective - about realtor and client interaction. Her post got me thinking.  As a Burlington Stager, my mind automatically goes to a home's appearance when I hear th...
01/09/2014
  Subtle changes in a home can add up for maximum effect. Staging is an important part of the marketing of a home. It changes the focus of the home from the Seller/owner to the Buyer.  As Sharon Tara, a New Hampshire home stager says Making changes that others would not have thought of is what we...
12/30/2013
I had a call from a Realtor who was about to do a presentation for a listing. He was looking for a way to add to his package.  This Realtor had found my website and liked my description of The Role of a Stager.  As we talked it became clear that he had no idea of what Staging was really about or ...
12/09/2013
  Sharon Tara, a savvy stager from New Hampshire, makes sense. Why would you help the buyer negotiate the selling price of your home?  By properly preparing your home for sale, you remove the bargaining tools the buyer may use. Making the changes yourself ensures that they are done within your bu...
11/25/2013
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Janice Ankrett

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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Worked in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett helped sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice worked with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.