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  Sally Weatherley, a wonderful stager in Vancouver shows the beauty of texture in a room.  It is important to evoke a feeling of home from the Buyer. They should want to sit down and enjoy the room. You want them to wish they lived in your home. As Sally shows, varying textures can create greate...
11/25/2013
So often client's first greeting is 'please excuse the house, it doesn't usually look like this'. I like to call it Controlled Chaos. They are caught up in the rush to market crazies. Suddenly they are sorting, tossing, packing etc the contents of their life in that house. Why not avoid the Chaos...
11/19/2013
SOLD in 7 days for list! Recently I was called in to consult on the preparation of a home for sale. It was a lovely home in need of updating.  Here is our recipe for success: PAINT  UPDATES LANDSCAPING FURNITURE PLACEMENT This home was refreshed, updated and staged by the seller following the con...
11/14/2013
  Valerie Zinger is so right! Odors do affect the buyer appeal of your home. Why limit the number of buyers your home appeals to when on the market? Remember you must compete for the buyer's signature on that dotted line.  As she says at the end of her post:  BTW - No air freshener will disguise ...
11/04/2013
Staging tends to depersonalize a house  so that the buyer can see themselves living in the home. We remove things like family photos and collections.  This does not mean we want the house to be cold and lifeless,especially during the festive seasons. A touch of seasonal decor can help the Buyers ...
10/23/2013
I have noticed in my own neighborhood that more and more homes are being torn down and replaced. In other words the Buyer has really just paid for the lot.  Then I started meeting clients where this issue was a factor. To them it is their home being sold but they have to acknowledge that their Bu...
10/14/2013
After eight years of being in the Staging business I STILL run into that age old misconception that Staging is meant to hide things from the Buyer!  I see it here on Active Rain in posts from some Realtor members or see posts from other Stagers who have heard it.  I hear it from clients during co...
10/12/2013
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CANADA                                                               Well the pool is closed and we are clearing the garden so it must be Thanksgiving again LOL. This weekend we will be enjoying a turkey dinner with our sons and friends.  I just want to wish all my fellow ...
10/11/2013
After blogging here in the Rain for years, I'm looking for Inspiration I've decided to come to YOU for ideas! Do YOU have any questions about Staging? It can be about a specific space .... It can be about Staging principles .... It can be about how we work.... It can be about pricing ....  YOU  ...
10/11/2013
Use your common 'senses' to prepare your home for sale.  The Buyer will use their sense of: Sight - So much of the selling process is visual. Buyers take in the colors in the room; size the room and look for red flags.  Smell - Don't forget the odors in your home. Food odors, pet odors, odors fro...
09/28/2013
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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.