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As I sit here working in my office, I have a view of the Sparrows doing house renos for the Spring. They are busy removing bits of old nest from our bird houses so that they will be ready for next year's offspring. We humans also turn our attention to the inside of our homes this time of year. Af...
10/21/2015
Smaller homes can be just as comfortable as larger homes. The trick is to use the space available wisely. Closets can become far more useful when outfitted properly. I love the solution this condo owner found to give their second bedroom double duty.  Here it is as a guest room>             Here ...
10/11/2015
It's time to put the garden to bed for the cold seasons ahead. Do you just forget about Curb Appeal if you are selling your home? The answer is No.Curb appeal is always important. It is the first impression of your home. It's what gets the buyer out of the car. Curb appeal shows what kind of an o...
09/29/2015
Kathy makes some great suggestions in her post. Please don't worry about how your home looks the day of the consult. We are not there to judge your lifestyle. We are there to move you into selling mode.  What to Do Before Your Home Stager Comes Over… You know how you always clean up before your h...
09/15/2015
If there's one thing being a Burlington Stager has taught me in the past ten years, it's that you have to be a 'people person' to do this job. Yes, you need a sense of design and knowledge of the principles of staging but if you can't relate to people you will have a hard time succeeding. There a...
09/04/2015
Nobody wants negative feedback ... especially when they are selling their home.As a Burlington Stager, my job is to help clients prevent negative feedback about their home. Sometimes, I'm called in because of the negative feedback and I address the issues. Issues of late: Unique features - metal ...
08/31/2015
I just watched relatives walk the winding path of relocating. It brought up that never ending quandary of 'Buy first' vs 'Sell first'. What is best? If you Sell first, you know what funds are now available to you as you look for your next home. You won't end up with two mortgages. But, you are no...
08/19/2015
It's like a recurring nightmare .... well sort of ....Homes that have not been marketed properly because the sellers are unaware of the messages their home is sending out. The seller that was surprised that the buyers didn't like the forest that made up the backyard. They loved their deck under t...
08/14/2015
Kathy Strieb hits it right on the money! If you are considering listing your home, call in the professionals early. Don't waste your time or money by making the wrong changes to your house. Find out about the market before you begin. The more knowledge the better. Is it ever too soon to talk to a...
08/06/2015
As a Burlington Home Stager, I am expected to 'tell it like it is' about a Seller's home. After all, that's what I'm being paid to do. It's my job to tell the Seller the inescapable truth about their home so that it can be prepared for sale. A home in 'move-in' condition attracts the most Buyers ...
07/24/2015
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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.