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As a Burlington Stager, I am frequently challenged by my client couples.  One of them 'gets' Staging and sees the value in marketing their home to best advantage.  One of them has that age old attitude of 'the buyer will just come in and change everything so why should I bother'.  Because of this...
11/17/2014
                                                                       The Gun     I first met Joe Edmond on a damp cold afternoon in April, a tall athletic looking man with steely eyes. I wanted to speak to him because we needed information regarding the 17 pounder antitank gun that sits in fron...
11/10/2014
No matter what the Season curb appeal is important.  It is the first thing the buyer sees and creates the first impression of your home.  Right now Fall is giving away to Winter leaving our gardens looking drab. That doesn't give you permission to ignore curb appeal if you are selling.  Yard main...
11/06/2014
October was the month of busy streets for me. Many of my clients' homes had this problem.  You may feel that your home's location is just great because you are used to it. But given a choice, buyers will pick a home on a quieter street.  This means you have to work even harder to compete with the...
11/04/2014
Clients can have a hard time understanding that they may not love their home after they stage it. It's ok with me because the person who has to love their home is the Buyer.  Unlike a designer who focuses on creating the perfect space for the owner, I as a stager focus on the Buyer. I am there to...
10/23/2014
When my clients are lost and overwhelmed by the prospect of putting their home on the market, I become a beacon of hope. It is my job to keep them from sailing into the rocks as they try to land that sale.  Accomplishing a task is easier if you have a plan to work with. That is my job, creating a...
10/17/2014
When a Buyer leaves your home what should they remember ... you or the features of the house? As a Stager, I deal with this frequently. Clients are in Living Mode and need to shift into Selling Mode.  The Buyer's focus should be on the features of the home not on the Seller's lifestyle. This is w...
10/09/2014
Calling all History buffs and Teachers! There is a hidden gem waiting for you inside Branch 60 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  The Legion Museum! It is filled with wonderful photos from WWI and WWII. Visit and see company photos, the staff and patients from Burlington's own Military Hospital. See ...
09/29/2014
The KISS principle applies to selling your home.  That's the Keep It Simple Seller principle.  A client told me that not only did this principle help her sell her home, it made keeping the house clean so much easier.  So what does Simple mean when you are preparing your home for sale?  Simple mea...
09/28/2014
I met a Realtor the other day who informed me out of the blue, that "no Stager is perfect". My back went up and I replied "nor Realtor".  While thinking about it later, I realized what the Realtor was missing was the concept of having a team member. We Stagers become part of the selling team.  Th...
09/20/2014
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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.