Charlotte home sellers often believe that a ton of furnishings and complete 'remodeling' is required when we mention the word 'staging' to them. As you can see from Michelle's entry below, it doesn't take much to make a HUGE difference.
Another note for Charlotte area home sellers thinking of selling a vacant home - just look at the before and after photos and imagine how much your buyer pool will expand with staging. A little bit makes an enormous difference in buyers' eyes - and in your sales price too!
Now we understand why Michelle Finnamore Interiors, LTD was named best staging company in her area!
Staging in Vaughan and the Toronto GTA we are asked quite frequently if it is really worth it to stage a vacant home.
Home owners and agents alike ask why isn't it better to show a home vacant, doesn't it show buyers how much room there is in a home.
We know from experience that buyers have a hard time envisioning the following...will my furniture fit in here or how would I set up my furniture in this room.
In this home the first thing we asked the home owner to do was remove the office blinds in every room. Then we asked that the walls be painted a lighter neutral colour that buyers would love.
Buyers give an agent a list of things they want however they typically buy on emotion every time.
Buyers will say they "knew" as soon as they saw the house they knew it would be their new home.
All I did in this home was stage 3 rooms to show buyers how they could live in this home.
The dining room before staging was not inviting, after staging the room shows buyers how they could entertain in the space.
Dining Room Before with no furniture, artwork or decor, office blinds installed
Dining Room After with table, chairs, artwork, decor and office blinds removed.
The room is brighter, feels roomier and inviting.
Living Room Before vacant with office blinds.
Living Room staged with sectional for large gatherings, artwork, decor and no office blinds.
The room now feels inviting and spacious.
Kitchen Eating Area Before with furniture that did not blend well with the dark kitchen cabinets.
Kitchen Eating Area staged with furniture and artwork to blend with the dark kitchen cabinets.
In our area dark kitchen cabinets are not a popular option so this set up created an updated look that buyers would like.
This home is now staged and SOLD!
If you have a property that requires staging to market it to attract your ideal buyers call the Go To Girl around town. Get results and get your property sold!
Michelle Finnamore Interiors Ltd
2016 & 2017 Voted Best Staging Company in Vaughan and Toronto GTA
2016 RESA Top Ten Staging Company in Canada