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As a Stager I can be far more effective if I know the circumstances of the sale. Whether you are a Realtor or the Seller, please tell me your needs. I will respect my client's privacy. Here are some helpful hints: The house was decorated by an interior designer (especially if that is the seller)....
07/15/2015
I know it sounds crazy, but, your House does talk to the Buyers!I always tell my clients to imagine that the Buyer cannot understand the local language. The only way they have to tell the Buyer about the features of their home is Visually. That's why it is so important to prepare your home for sa...
06/30/2015
Kathy Strieb's description of the two D's is right on the money. Sellers read on and learn how to help your sale.  Remove These Two Things Before You Place Your Home on the Market.   If you are planning on selling your home, there are two things you need to remove before you put that For Sale sig...
06/29/2015
Kathy Streib wrote a post about special touches that increase the appeal of a home. It got me thinking about the advice I give my clients.I'm a strong believer in keeping that feeling of Home in a House when it goes on the market. The Buyer should feel like they are Home when they walk inside. Wh...
06/09/2015
When the Staging shows hit TV the buzz word was De-cluttering. So what is this Clutter that everyone is talking about? Why is it so important when you sell?Clutter is basically too much of anything. It can be a table full of family photos, a collection of dolls, figurines or fairies.A kitchen cou...
05/30/2015
Last week I had the pleasure of working with the daughter of a 92 year old woman who was now going to live in a Retirement Home. The Realtor warned me it was 'dated'. The bathrooms and foyer were pink. There was wallpaper and wallpaper boarders. The kitchen was original. The contents needed editi...
05/28/2015
I was just chatting with a neighbor's daughter. She wanted to know if it was still a good idea to Stage a home in a hot market. She felt that if the 'inventory' was low, buyers would have to buy anyway. My answer was that even in a 'hot market' with low inventory, buyers would still prefer a home...
05/19/2015
Your home is going on the market. Who will buy it? Your home is about to become a product. One of many houses buyers will be visiting as they search for their next home. Just like any other product it needs to be marketed. You have to decide if you want to engage a Realtor or dive into the FSBO m...
05/15/2015
I like to explain the 'feel' or 'look' of a bathroom to my clients  as 'like the feel of a hotel bathroom'. It should be sparkling clean with fresh towels and new soaps etc. We avoid the 'used factor'. One of my clients response was 'oh, just like a high end Bed & Breakfast'. I think that's a gre...
05/11/2015
Curb Appeal is the first thing that your buyer sees when they arrive at your home.It's the first thing that reassures the buyer that your home is a safe buy. So much of the visiting process is visual. Make sure your home is sending out the right messages. Early Spring is a challenge when it comes...
05/05/2015
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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.