Friday, June 29, 2012

Staging Tip #42 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Remember that bedrooms should be appealing and relaxing – update the bedding to give the rooms a fresh, new look.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

4 Bedroom on a quiet Beechwood Crescent $484,900 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Staging tip #43 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Add pillows – decorative pillows add a softness and coziness to beds, couches, chairs, and window seats. In the attached, I even added pillows to the built-in side-board in the dining room.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Staging Tip #45 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Add live plants to rooms that receive good natural lighting, and remove ALL artificial plants

Monday, June 25, 2012

4 Bedroom on a quiet Beechwood Crescent $484,900 #kw #realestate

Recently staging by BTSH, MLS pics do not yet reflect staging, but take a look at the before/after picture here to see how you can set up this beautiful home:

2000 sq ft home in Guelph, 3+1 bedrooms only $389,900! #kw #realestate

This 4-level backsplit is a must-see - very well cared for, incredible updates throughout, 14ft ceilings, beautiful landscaped yard, the list goes on - check out the listing:

BTSH Staged Property in Waterloo - 3+1 bedrooms - $335,000

Staging Tip #46 #realestate #homestaging #kw

Avoid builders basics – often new build homes will have fairly standard bath fixtures, including towel bars, etc. as well as trim, flooring, cupboard hardware – by updating these you are showing your buyers that you have cared for the home, and have taken the effort to update these small areas.

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Staging Tip #47 #homestaging #kw #realestate

Don’t forget the garage – be sure it is clean, organized, and FITS A CAR! Add loft storage racks and hooks and shelving to the walls. If it doesn’t belong in the garage, get rid of it – whether this means renting a storage unit or storing in friend’s garage, make sure your garage is not being utilized as a catch-all for items that have been taken out of the house.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Staging Tip #48 #homestaging #realestate #kw

Fruit bowls add a great pop of colour – I recommend lemons and limes to my clients as these offer a great, vibrant colour, last longer than most fruit without spoiling, and don’t attract fruit flies.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Staging Tip #49 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Forget about what you like and consider what your buyers would like – remember that the idea is to appeal to the maximum number of buyers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Staging Tip #50 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Remove the toilet brush from the bathroom and store out of sight – I don’t care if you bought the one in the fancy casing, we still know it’s a toilet brush, and it does not add to the d├ęcor.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Staging Tip #51

Clothes Closets – these are always overloaded – consider removing at least half the clothes, and organize by colour and item. Add decorative baskets to the shelves, especially if you don’t have a custom closet organizer, this will help to make it look larger and more organized.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Staging Tip #52 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Update window coverings – these are generally sold with the house, and therefore offer a great return if they are updated

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Staging Tip #53 #realestate #kw #homestaging

Consider traffic flow when arranging furniture and be sure that there are no obstacles. If you are struggling to fit between the dresser and the bed, remove the bed. Buyers are not as likely to notice the absence of furniture as they are to notice when furniture fits awkwardly.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Staging Tip #54 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Update ALL towels, and avoid using while your home is on the market – new towels have a crisp look to them. Replace all towels that are on display in the bathrooms and kitchen, and keep hidden towels for every day use.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Staging Tip #55 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Ensure all garbage bins are emptied – wherever possible, simply store garbage pails out of sight

Friday, June 8, 2012

Staging Tip #56 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Keep the furnace room clean and tidy, and ensure that your electrical panel, water heater, and furnace are all easily accessible – potential buyers will want to look at these.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BTSH Staged Property in Elora $675,000

Waterfront 3 + 1 property on 2.39 acres in beautiful Elora (online photos do not reflect BTSH Staging):

Staging Tip #57 #homestaging #kw #realestate

Set the thermostat to a comfortable level – this means heat in the cooler months, and Air Conditioning (if available) in the warmer months. If A/C is available, be sure to have it on even on milder days to show buyers that it is installed and in working order.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Staging Tip #59 #kw #realestate #homestaging

Ensure that all light switches activate something – this means that if the light switch operates an outlet, plug a lamp into that outlet to ensure that buyers see that it works (a light switch that doesn’t do anything can be perceived as an electrical issue).