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Some homes are more taste specific than others. Unfortunately, no matter how well done, it narrows down the buyer pool. As a Stager it is my job to give suggestions that broaden the home's appeal. Buyers are looking for spacious rooms for the size of home, lots of natural light and storage. Natur...
02/17/2016
Once again I had to tell a client to paint to increase their chances of a successful sale. Apparently about a year ago they painted their open concept home. While the paint was still in good shape, it was the wrong color. It had a strong pink undertone. Paint is a cost effective way to improve a ...
02/13/2016
You've seen the shows on TV. You are getting rid of the clutter and very personal items. Just how far do you go? Take out too much and the house can feel cold. It can be a challenge to create a house that still says 'I'm home' to the buyer. Show the buyer that this house is  comfortable and welco...
02/10/2016
You're thinking of putting your home on the market in the Spring. Your home is getting older. Some of the features look dated now. The truth is that the more 'move-in' ready your home is the more Buyers it will attract. Just how much do you need to do to get it ready for the market?You have to de...
02/04/2016
When we Humans expend energy we tend to produce sweat. My mother used to say ladies glow not sweat. No matter what you call it sweating can be a good thing. It means you're working ... producing and reaping the rewards. In Staging we call it ' Sweat Equity'. It costs you nothing but your time and...
01/18/2016
I was just thinking about creating a post about the benefits of Staging when I saw Shar's post. January is the perfect time to get a Staging Consultation and begin the process of Preparing your home for sale.  Yes you can have a New Year's resolution that isn't about losing weight or eating bette...
01/06/2016
It's that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner so out come the decorations. The problem is that this year your house is on the market. So, do you go ahead and decorate for the holidays or do you skip it this year? I recommend decorating! Buyers want to imagine celebrating in yo...
11/23/2015
I just got home from attending the Rememberance Day services at Burlington City Hall. It was very special.As the adults paid attention to the service, my eyes were drawn to the German Shepard whimpering to it's owner as if he knew and the little girl wrapping a blanket around her kitty doll to ke...
11/11/2015
The Truth can be a hard pill to swallow but it's still a Stager's job to give it. One can try to sugar coat it to make it more palatable but underneath that truth is still there. As Stagers we work with many types of clients. Some are open and ready to hear the best way to prepare their home for ...
11/06/2015
Kathy Strieb is right. It is important to make your home stand out from the rest. It may take time to 'knit' that red sweater but it's worth the time and effort. Help buyers see the benefits of choosing your home over similar homes on the market.  Home Staging Tip- Stand Out Like a Red Sweater! E...
11/06/2015
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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.