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5 Design Trends That Could Turn Off Homebuyers

January 19, 2015 2:16 pm Published by

When you put your home up for sale on the market, you obviously want to get as much money for it as possible. Not only that, but you don’t want the listing to linger for weeks or even months without a single bite. What many home owners may not realize is that there are certain cosmetic features of their homes that might actually be turning buyers off, sending them right back out the door as quickly as they came in.

When Should I Stage My House?

August 18, 2014 11:46 am Published by

The benefits of staging your home when it's up for sale in the real estate market are plenty. Studies have shown that homes that are professionally staged sell for more money than homes that are not staged, and they tend to sell faster than un-staged properties. Who doesn't want to get the most money for their home, and get it off the market sooner rather than later so they can get on with the next phase of their lives? That's what home staging can do for you.

Why Won't My House Sell?

August 15, 2014 9:54 am Published by

A home that is personalized may be great when you're living there, but when you're trying to make potential buyers visualize themselves living there, you have to present it in such a way that it doesn't look like "your" house, but "theirs". Buyers need to be able to quickly and easily imagine the home as their own.

Is Hiring an Interior Decorator a Good Idea?

July 9, 2014 9:15 am Published by

Whatever your reason for moving into a new house, there is the issue of decorating and furnishing at hand. By hiring an interior decorator, you can turn your new place into your own personal palace.

Stage These Key Rooms For Maximum Impact When Selling your Home

May 7, 2014 8:45 am Published by

When it's time to put your home up for sale, it's important to understand the impact that home staging services can have on the length of time your property stays on the market before selling, as well as the impact such services have on the final sale price. Statistics have shown that homes that are properly staged sell faster, and for more money compared to properties that don't show well.

Does Home Staging Work?

February 17, 2014 1:35 am Published by

When it comes to selling your home, there are so many decisions to be made and things to consider. You can be bogged down with all the stresses that are involved. In the middle of it all is the clear questions of whether you will be able to sell your home to a prospective buyer. Whether you are selling your condo in Toronto or selling your house in Caledon, there is one part of the process that is sometimes overlooked but can be crucial. Home staging. Whether home staging in Toronto or home staging in Caledon, it all can become something that turns your home in Toronto, Caledon, or wherever into a sold home. People ask themselves: But does home staging work? There are many reasons why it absolutely does work. And not just for new homes. Smart home sellers find that the same basics that apply to new home selling can and do apply to the resale market. Real estate agents start with certain criteria, a list of “must haves” for the property, but after those have been met, much of the decision is based on emotional reasons. The main goal in staging homes is to prep a home so that when potential buyers come in, they have that feeling that they stepped into their home. They want them to walk into a room and feel a connection, to feel that “this is it” feeling. You might be surprised what small things can get in the way of creating that emotional connection to a home. Doors that stick, overcrowded rooms, or dripping taps are just a few minor inconveniences that may build up in their mind and leave a sour taste in their mouth. It is subtle, and that is what home staging can help eliminate. When potential home buyers are seeing maybe dozens of homes over the span of days, those minor problems can force them to get emotionally disengaged from this home and already thinking about the next home they are going to see.