Beautiful Completely Refurbished home ready for its New Owners

A new client called for a consultation and wanted me to add some accessories and a few pieces of furniture to help show her home at its best! When we were finished she wrote to me: I love what you did. You did way more than what you verbalized the day we met, and I was a little worried that it would be enough. It looks awesome now that it's all put together. Thank you so much.

 

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Large Condo added to the Market

Here is a large sunny Condo, available at the very desirable Evraz place across from Wascana Park. The owner commented that she absolutely loved how the Staging Design made her home look so bright and beautiful.

 Large sunny Living room with Balcony.

Large sunny Living room with Balcony.

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Consultations - Best Advice to Make Your House Appealing

I see so many homes listed on MLS that could have used some good advice to make them look appealing in the Photo's. These are the first impressions buyers see before they decide which houses to look at. A staging consultation could have helped them.

Staging isn't decorating. It isn't about putting a few cushions and pictures in place. It isn't about adding fluff. A consultation can help you understand what to do to make your house appealing to a new buyer who is most likely one or two generations younger. It starts with curb appeal. Then it gives details for what to do in each room of your house. A consultation can be your best guide to the stressful process of getting ready to move. Your move needs to begin mentally, before the sale of your home can get underway. Once you have a plan, you can take the time needed to do repairs, upgrades, cleaning and packing, so that buyers will be interested in purchasing your home. If needed, furnishings can be brought in to emphasize the focal points and function of each space, and to create good flow and proper lighting. As a professionally trained Stager I can help you with that.

According to many surveys over the last decade, proper staging has been shown to increase the sales price over non-staged homes by an average of 6.9 percent, with 40 percent fewer days on the market. Best of all, most of the items we look at can be taken care of at little or no cost.

A consultation is the first key needed to get ready for a sale. Call me!

Newly renovated and Staged to sell!

Modern art and accessories can attract people to have the feeling that this is the way they would love to live. Even if their own furnishings don't look like this, the idea of open, modern and beautiful can encourage them to buy the home.

 

 

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Before Selling Your Home, Get Advice from a Stager!

Before and after photos of a family home in Regina, SK. The rooms were painted to help them look brighter and give them wider appeal. Then they were Staged to help show off the focal points in each room, or to show how spacious and diverse the home could be! This home had been on the market for 6 months before I was called for help. After painting and staging it sold within a month. Shout out to Realtor - Ryan Biberdorf!

 The living room looks lighter with fresh colour, and the fireplace is highlighted on the accent wall with artwork. The room looks warm, bright and inviting now.

The living room looks lighter with fresh colour, and the fireplace is highlighted on the accent wall with artwork. The room looks warm, bright and inviting now.

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 Another view of the living room, showing a large mirror bring in extra light and style.

Another view of the living room, showing a large mirror bring in extra light and style.

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 The bedroom was also painted a fresh colour, as the blue was too intense for most homebuyers who are looking for move in ready homes. The Staging helps to show the size of the room and how it could be made to look warm and inviting.

The bedroom was also painted a fresh colour, as the blue was too intense for most homebuyers who are looking for move in ready homes. The Staging helps to show the size of the room and how it could be made to look warm and inviting.

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 The Main bathroom needed to be repainted to brighten it and get it looking ready for its new family with fresh colour. It was too intense and dark for the small room.

The Main bathroom needed to be repainted to brighten it and get it looking ready for its new family with fresh colour. It was too intense and dark for the small room.

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 This room was shown as an office, with lots of room for more furnishings and highlights a large built in bookcase. 

This room was shown as an office, with lots of room for more furnishings and highlights a large built in bookcase. 

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 This room could be used for exercise, game equipment. or a play area, but was a big question mark in buyers eyes when it was vacant.

This room could be used for exercise, game equipment. or a play area, but was a big question mark in buyers eyes when it was vacant.

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 This seemingly small room looks much bigger and more inviting with furnishings, and highlighting the built in bookcase.

This seemingly small room looks much bigger and more inviting with furnishings, and highlighting the built in bookcase.

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Lighting makes a huge difference

Here is a beautiful condo at 1204 Gryphons Walk, a lovely neighbourhood near Wascana Lake. I advised the owners to paint the whole upper level a fresh lighter colour, as well as paint the tiles around the fireplace to be a more neutral look for the new owners. I also advised them to install a new light fixture. It helped to make the whole Condo look brighter and more inviting. Then I added just enough furniture, accessories and extra lighting to show off each space. The Realtor and owners were extremely happy with the new look as they had been trying to sell it 'as is' since spring. This house sold just before Christmas. I wish I could have helped them in the spring!

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 Fresh paint colour was recommended as well as painting the tiles on the fireplace to give wider appeal to new buyers. A different dining room light was also installed to give more light and design.

Fresh paint colour was recommended as well as painting the tiles on the fireplace to give wider appeal to new buyers. A different dining room light was also installed to give more light and design.

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Sale

Repairs, upgrades, painting, packing – Where do you start??

Do you call your kids, friends, handyman, realtor? Who gives the best advice? How long does it take to sell?

Selling a home is never easy. The main criteria have always been location, size, and price but never before have presentation and condition been as important as they are today. 95% of buyers are shopping first on the Internet and “driving-by” properties in a “click.” Without a doubt, appealing website photos are the key to attracting buyer traffic. Then, when buyers visit the property they form first and lasting impressions within seconds. 90% of the population cannot visualize how a home will look with their own furniture, and they base their judgements solely on what they see and how they feel. Research is proving that emotions play a much larger part of the decision making process than previously assumed.

As professional home stagers, our role is to collaborate with home sellers and Realtors to prepare properties for the marketplace to sell for top dollar as quickly as possible. This is impossible without thorough attention to condition issues and enhanced presentation.

We do a room by room walk-thru and advise a client about paint colours, if needed, repair or replacement of fixtures, and give added value by recommending trusted businesses and tradespeople if necessary. Also, if any purchases are required, I pass my Designer Discounts on to the homeowners.

In Occupied homes we tell you what to pack and what to use to enhance each room for the best viewing by potential buyers.

In Vacant homes we can bring in enough furnishings to make them look comfortable and inviting.

RESA Statistics 2016 The Real Estate Staging Association, recently released their Home Staging Statistics Report, based on home staging statistics self-reported by professional home stagers nationally. Homes staged before listing sell 90% faster than homes listed on the MLS unstaged. Unstaged homes spent an average of 184 Days On Market (DOM). That’s more than 6 months! Once those same homes were staged, they sold, on average, in 41 days. However, homes that were staged prior to listing sold, on average, in 23 days!

I have been staging homes in Regina and area for over 10 years, and have helped countless homeowners update and sell their properties. My assistants and I have each been trained through Certified Staging Professionals, and bring the best practices to help sell properties faster and for higher profits.

 

Concrete and Barnwood make a Gorgeous Home - especially when Staged like this!

This cute little 2 bedroom house was stripped to its studs, then rebuilt with wood, concrete, beautiful sinks and tiles, and lots of love, to attract a young couple or small family. The Barnwood Decor has rustic appeal, and I Staged it with an eclectic mix of Burlap, Faux Cowhide, a Root Table, Full Moon Painting, Studded Stools, and touches of Greenery. 
All items can be purchased. 

 The living room with Greys, blacks and browns and a touch of Green for Accent. The cowhide rug is manmade, the Root Table was imported from Bali.

The living room with Greys, blacks and browns and a touch of Green for Accent. The cowhide rug is manmade, the Root Table was imported from Bali.

 The tree was Red, but I needed it to be my own shade of green, so painted overtop of the Red!

The tree was Red, but I needed it to be my own shade of green, so painted overtop of the Red!

 The Dining room is quite spacious for a small house. It is made for entertaining!

The Dining room is quite spacious for a small house. It is made for entertaining!

 I made the Centrepiece, painted the Full Moon picture in the background, and made a simple Burlap runner for the accent to this Tablescape.

I made the Centrepiece, painted the Full Moon picture in the background, and made a simple Burlap runner for the accent to this Tablescape.

 The Counters are Concrete, Farmhouse sink, Stainless taps and appliances, Pipe Wall Accents.

The Counters are Concrete, Farmhouse sink, Stainless taps and appliances, Pipe Wall Accents.

 Recipe Book for ideas, Coffee Beans for a great smell, Studded Stools, and Barnwood Clock.

Recipe Book for ideas, Coffee Beans for a great smell, Studded Stools, and Barnwood Clock.

 The Master Bedroom is staged with a Queen Size bed, but you can tell it could hold a King Size. I painted the Misty water picture 2 years ago. The colours go well in this room.

The Master Bedroom is staged with a Queen Size bed, but you can tell it could hold a King Size. I painted the Misty water picture 2 years ago. The colours go well in this room.

 The Master Bath with everything tucked into spaces just right for their purpose. There is a concrete walled shower with Raintree showerhead to the right. A concrete frog is staged here just for fun!

The Master Bath with everything tucked into spaces just right for their purpose. There is a concrete walled shower with Raintree showerhead to the right. A concrete frog is staged here just for fun!

New Condo Unit at 2300 Broad Street

This is our newest Staging project in the Condo Building at 2300 Broad Street, 3rd Floor - it has an excellent view of the Downtown Skyline. 
 

HOW YOU CAN SELL YOUR HOME FOR TOP DOLLAR - REGINA, SK.

Home staging is a real estate marketing tool that rockets homes to the top of a must see list for targeted buyers. 

As your real estate agent helps you prepare your home for sale, she or he may mention using the services of a professional home stager. I work with many agents who even offer my staging consultations as part of their services. Here are reasons why top-rated agents say that staging works to sell homes:

Home staging has proven results
Homes staged before hitting the market sell, on average, 73 percent faster than their unstaged counterparts, according to the Real Estate Staging Association.

But if you're concerned about whether to spend a few hundred or several thousand dollars on staging, weigh the cost against the additional mortgage payments and possible price reductions that may result if your home lingers on the market.

Be aware, too, that following an initial consultation, a professional stager can scale services to fit your needs and budget. Often, a stager will provide a list of suggested actions and improvements and it's your choice how many to act upon.
Location is important, but it's not everything
Even a stellar location and listing price can't guarantee that your house will be snapped up quickly. The benefit of staging is that it complements the features already embedded in your home's appeal, such as the architecture and neighborhood, and can create the lasting impression needed to inspire offers.

Clearing clutter is just the start
Staging your home is about more than reducing clutter and "depersonalizing" your space so that buyers can imagine themselves living in it. A staging professional can create a space that will be marketable to the largest possible audience.
Even if you are a decor-savvy homeowner with a great sense of style, it's important to note that the benefits of staging go beyond simply making a space attractive. A professional who understands what buyers want can present alternatives -- such as furniture placement and paint colours, for example -- that can make your home appear larger, more open and attractive to buyers.

A picture is worth a thousand words
Most home buyers begin their search online. Without an attractive digital presence, your home may be passed over at first glance. Staging your home can lead to wonderful photos that give you the visual edge you need to get buyers through the door. Knowing the strengths of your property and highlighting them from the moment you list will provide a significant advantage, regardless of current market conditions.

When you have decided you are going to sell your home, call me for a consultation to help you get it ready for the fastest, most profitable sale.

Dianne Thompson,  www.simplystunningdesigns.ca