BENNETT OTTAWA STAGING SERVICE
SELL YOUR OTTAWA HOME FOR 20% MORE & 5 TIMES FASTER WITH STAGING!!!*
Including up to $10,000 in staging furniture.Saving you up to $3,000 a month!!!
LIMITED AVAILABILITY!! ACT NOW!! To learn more about staging and how you could qualify for FREE services, please FILL OUT THE FORM TO THE RIGHT or CALL 613-233-8606
Benefits of Staging Your Home
- You will make more money – 98% of staged homes sell for more than asking*
- According to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, a staged home sells for up to 20% more*
- Your house will sell faster – staged homes sell 5 times faster than an un-staged home*
- The cost of staging doesn’t cost you a dime.
- The money you make may be tax-free.
- Leaving your house in “as-is” condition will only help the competition sell their home.
You could qualify for up to $10,000 in FREE staging services!!
LIMITED AVAILABILITY!! ACT NOW!! To learn more about staging and how you could qualify for FREE services, please FILL OUT THE FORM TO THE RIGHT or CALL 613-233-8606!
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Tips on How to Stage Your Home for Maximum ProfitAs if purchasing a new home isn’t intense enough, Ottawa home buyers (with the exception of first-timers) also have to sell their current Ottawa properties. The fact is, few homes are ready to go on the market as-is.
It’s not just a matter of tidiness – though that’s certainly crucial. It’s about helping potential buyers to connect emotionally with your space. That means making your home welcoming to as many people as possible, often at the cost of your own personal taste. This isn’t easy, but a professional stager can help; your realtor may even have one on staff. If a stager isn’t in the cards, there are steps you can take on your own.
First off, de-clutter. Chances are you’ve got twice as much stuff as you need to show your home to its best potential. In addition to removing obvious messes, this includes things like extraneous furniture, children’s toys, knick-knacks and family photos. This can be emotionally difficult, but remember: the goal is to make it easy for potential buyers to imagine their own possessions in your space.
Next, fix unfinished projects. If buyers see loose floor tiles and cracks in the wall, they’ll wonder what other issues are lurking under the surface. Don’t give them cause to worry.
To make rooms appear larger, replace puffy, over-sized furniture with sleeker pieces. In the bedroom, you’re better off showing a queen-sized bed and two small bedside tables than a king with none. To find the right pieces, you can beg, borrow and, if necessary, lease.
Bright paint or outdated wallpaper? Replace them with neutral wall colours and add vibrancy with throw pillows and vases. Splurge on fresh, sweetly scented flowers for an open house; they’ll pay for themselves. Mirrors are a wonderful tool for filling empty walls. And, whatever the décor in your bathroom, thick white towels will lend a hotel-like vibe.
For extra curb appeal, give your front door a fresh coat of paint and temporarily take your storm door off the hinges. Invest in two urns; plant them with pretty, seasonal flowers. In winter, cedar branches draped with ribbon are just as beautiful.
Here's What Some Of Our Clients Are Saying:
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the great job you have done in selling my terrace home in Orleans. I really feel that the attention you have given to this property to make sure that it was well presented went a long way to ensure a quick sale and at top price. I would like to thank you Patti for your advice on painting, new flooring, etc… that helped to make this beautiful property look its best, and for doing such an excellent job of the listing. The photos and description were great, and the staging was an extra bonus that I am sure helped to move this property so quickly. I especially want to thank Marnie for going this extra distance with my property. I really do appreciate it. Thanks to Kristi as well for doing such a great job of the staging. Last but not least, I would like to thank Chris for his very knowledgeable and professional advice as we dealt with some issues that threatened to almost scuttle the sale .The closing of this sale on January 4th was a great way for me to start the New Year. It concluded the transaction on my first investment with a better-than-expected return, and with the help of some of the best professionals in the business. I look forward to working with you again when I make my next purchase or sale. -Jean D.
*Sources: National Association of Realtors, 2010 Real Estate Staging Statistics Report by RESA(410 properties across North America), Home Staging Trends in North America and Industry Outlook for 2011 by CSP International Business Training Academy, Survey’s by The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and StagedHomes.com® of over 1,000 homes (62% vacant, 38% occupied) across North America prepared for sale by Accredited Staging Professionals(ASP®), 2009 Home Gain Survey of over 2,000 Realtors.