Staging your home or condo will highlight its strengths, camouflage its weaknesses and get your property to appeal to prospective home buyers. Home Staging is definitely a valuable key when it comes to selling your home. The benefits of Home Staging are:
Make your home stand out from the competition
Sell your home above asking price
Sell your home a lot quicker
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Benefits of Home Staging & Condo Staging
Did you know that buyers will make a decision about what they think about a home in as little as 6 seconds? That’s not a lot of time to impress your buyers. It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to turn around and leave properties without even taking their shoes off and going much further than the front entrance. If they don’t like what they see from the get-go, they are more inclined to write your home off their list.
Studies have shown that Home Staging helps to increase the dollar value of properties between 1-20%*
Here are some key factors why you should stage your home/condo:
Properties sell more quickly
Properties sell for more money
Avoid price reductions
Increase traffic and showings
*According to the 2017 NAR Report – National Association of REALTORS® Research Department.
Home Staging Consultations
Hope Designs will identify areas of concern, provide recommendations and suggestions on how to best market your property and make it appealing to a wide variety of buyers.
Home Staging Services
Hope Designs has the knowledge, the experience and the ability to get your home sold. Our professional home stagers will come up with a plan of attack to help transform the aesthetics of your home so that it will appeal to the masses of buyers out there so you can sell your home quickly and for top dollar!
Keeping your renovation and home staging project running smoothly and within the specified time constraints requires a clear vision of what needs to be done, as well as experienced project management skills. That’s where Hope Designs stands out from the competition.
Home Staging Projects
As a Realtor, I am always bombarded with staging companies wanting me to hire them for my listings. Yes I have tried a few of them, but left unsatisfied or rather unimpressed. But not this time! I now have my go to Stager! Hope Designs is the only stager/decorator that is on my premier list for staging my properties! Lori Howard is visionary! She is so creative and always adds the wow factor and lustre to enhance the homes features and rooms. Lori is professional and builds a wonderful rapport with the homeowners. My most recent client couldn’t believe the transformation and had tears! Even if you are not selling but want to fall in love with your home all over again, Lori is the designer to call!
Having never prepared a home for staging, we did not know what expect. The wonderful and down-to-earth Hope Designs team met with us in our home for a few hours and gave us their room by room recommendations as to what work we should do to our home to prepare it for their staging. It took us a couple of weeks, then it was the turn of the team at Hope Designs to work their magic–and let us tell you, it was truly magic! The team arrived on time, and with plenty of muscle, to apply their world-class design skills to our 105-year-old home. The outcome was absolutely stunning! We almost did not want to move anymore after seeing how incredible our home looked!
As a real estate professional, I offer my clientele a range of options to help them attain the highest price for their properties. Home staging has proven to provide a great return on their investment. First impressions are so important. Working with Lori at Hope Designs was a pleasure from start to finish. She has a great design sensibility and good knowledge of demographics. We were on a tight schedule but she made it work. Stuck to deadlines and came in on budget. Prices were mid to higher range but you get what you pay for. Bottom line, the property was staged and sold within 3 days of hitting the market and for top dollar. I will definitely recommend Lori to my clients again.
I hired Hope Designs to stage my two bedroom two bath condo downtown for one month this last June. They were amazing, professional and above all, the staging was beautiful! I would absolutely hire them again and recommend them to anyone. The team was professional and respectful of my building, my newly renovated condo and my design preferences. They also worked quickly to meet tight deadlines and I was very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Lori and her team!
I had the pleasure of working with Hope Designs recently for the sale on my home in Toronto. From the consultation, to the actual staging process Hope Designs was nothing but professional and easy to work with! The entire staff was very respectful of my space, did not make a mess, and went above and beyond to help me. I would highly recommend Hope Designs and I certainly look forward to working with them again in the future. Thank you Hope Designs for a job well done, and for being so easy and wonderful to work with!
I wish I had the choice to add a 6th star to the star rating. Beyond Lori & her teams excellent customer service & impeccable design choices, even before we started the project together, she shared valuable information with me that helped me determine the scope of work & tremendous value it would bring to the home I was selling. The home Sold 108% of list price in less than a week, happy clients = happy me. They are part of my dream team!
This is the first time I have used a stager. I wasn’t sure that staging would pay off and that re-painting the place just for staging purposes would pay off. However, after the place was re-painted and staged by Hope Design, the unit showed fantastically well, and led to awesome pictures used to market the unit. The unit sold within 4 days of listing, which by far exceeded my expectations ( I thought the unit would be difficult to sell beforehand). Hope Design did a terrific job, and I highly recommend them! If I had to do it all over again, I would do exactly the same thing.
Lori helped us project manage and stage our downtown house for sale. We lived in an older home that needed a lot TLC and decluttering to get to stage-ready. They helped us build a short project timeline, find suitable contractors, managed the trades and finally visualized a stunning stage. Our investment with Hope Designs paid off ten fold as reflected in our sale price. I would highly recommend them!
We were introduced to Lori by our real estate agent. My 80 yr old parents needed to sell their condo quickly and were struggling with the fact that buyers wouldn’t see past their very personalized 80’s decor. Lori came to the condo on the weekend and she was SO respectful and kind in dealing with their concerns. She had great suggestions that allowed us to use their furniture which made them feel much better about the process. Her ideas for the colors and furniture layout looked Great and the condo was sold in just 3 days for more than we had anticipated. I am certain that without her so skilfully advising my parents we would not have had such a perfect outcome!
Another amazing experience with Lori Howard and her professional team at Hope Designs! Lori assisted with three of my listings this month alone and they all sold quickly and two of them went over asking price!
Incredible transformations on two detached homes in Oakville and Mississauga as well as a very urban loft in the posh Yonge & Eglinton area. Lori has incredible vision and insight into what would make a home stand out and have a “wow” factor. She is a true professional and works well under pressure. I am proud to say that she is an integral part of my business which equates to successful home sales and very grateful clients.