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Staging is the way of preparing your home for sale, so that it appeals to the Broadest Range of Buyers and greatly improves your chances of A Quick and more Profitable Sale.
It has been proven that a potential buyer decides within 15 seconds of first stepping onto the property if they are interested or not. So you only have 15 seconds to make a positive emotional connection with a buyer, creating that bond that turns the “For Sale” sign into a “Sold” sign!
As professional stagers, we will showcase your home to make it attractive to the majority increasing your chance of a highest return on your investment.
This blog is for you to participate, ask questions and read articles and posts about the Home Staging industry.
Whether you’re in the business or just looking for some ideas for your own home, you should find some great information here!
By Dana J. Smithers
So you think you would like to become a Home Stager? My name is Dana J. Smithers and I have had the privilege of teaching Redesign & Home Staging to some very talented and amazing people – mainly women, for the last 4 years. I offer a 5 Day Certified Professional Redesign & Home Staging course and I am a founding member of the Canadian ReDesigners Association.
‘HOME STAGING’ is a fairly new business and term in Canada although many homes have been ‘staged’ for selling over the years. There are also many terms for home staging such as House Fluffing, Real Estate Staging, Showcasing Houses for Selling, Property Enhancement, etc. and new terms are emerging as the business takes off.
Definition from Sun On My Back Redesigns:
“Home Staging encompasses everything involved with preparing a house for selling. The end objective is that the house has broad buyer appeal so that it will sell sooner and for more money than a house that is not staged.”
How I Got Started
I went through the same process and stages that many of my students who are looking for a career change have gone through. My previous work experience included a very successful 20 year corporate career but I always had ‘hobbies’ that involved decorating and provided a creative outlet for me. When I was approaching my 50s I decided I wanted to change careers and do something that I really really loved. So, I got my interior decorating diploma and became a certified Redesigner. I built my client base by starting part time and those initial clients not only wanted decorating and redesign advice, they wanted me to help them get their houses ready for selling. It was a ‘no brainer’ for me! And the rest is history…
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Give your home a fresh look this spring by changing the colours of your walls. New colour is life enhancing and stimulating. Be brave and use colours and patterns that will give your place a modern updated look. Shop for new cushions, throws and accessories that will enhance your new painted rooms and furniture. Look for unusual pieces at your local flea market or garage sales, you’ll be amazed what king of treasures you’ll come up with. Above all, have fun, be creative, try a few different things until it pleases the eye, play with colour and texture and make sure to enjoy the process. If you’re pressed for time, call on an expert in redesign that can help make your home look stunning, cozy and inviting, at a very affordable price!
When it’s time to put your house on the market, the first impression is of utmost importance. It takes only 15 seconds for a potential buyer to decide whether he could see himself or herself living in your home. Most buyers will buy a home based on emotions. As they fall in love with your home they can easily imagine themselves living in your space. A clean, organized, declutterized, depersonalized home will be inviting to potential future buyers Curb appeal, fresh exterior and interior paint, nicely finished kitchen and bathrooms will definitely add to entice the buyer. In a hot or slow market, staging your home will make it more desirable and will help for a quicker sell.
Add instant ambience to any room in your home by choosing the right scent and aesthetic from a variety of aromas. Give any room a lift by chosing a fragrance as diverse as your taste and style.
You can choose from a variety of product on the market, anywhere form $8. for a bottle of freshly cut sweetpea infused with quince bouquet room spray from Upper Canada Soap up to $250. for a dispersing bottle scent of Esprit Classique Collection from Lambe Berger.
Scent can make you relaxed or happy!