Staged homes become sold homes!

Staged homes become sold homes!!  All three homes were staged and sold, how much does it cost to stage?

 

 

 

 

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Staging your property in a Hot Sellers market.

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Staging your property in a Hot Sellers Market.

Real estate sales in Niagara is hot news. Prices are up, units sold are up and the trend is not likely to stop anytime soon.

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Staging 21 Creekside Niagara on the Lake

Staging 21 Creekside Niagara on the Lake

Staging 21 Creekside, Niagara on the Lake. Nearly 3000sq ft of finished home! Beautifully designed and built new bungalow with full walkout basement!

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Is your stager offering you extra added value?

Is your stager offering you extra added value?

Is your stager offering you extra added value? There are many stagers working in my field and my community. They are all very talented and they all do beautiful work.  Most of the stagers I know and  that I have worked with,  work very hard and they strive to offer great quality staging and professionalism…. But is that enough?

In the last eight years that we have been in business we have worked very hard to build an incredible reputation in the staging industry and in the local community. In order to achieve this we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our clients were always receiving exceptional service and always delivered with professionalism.  We deliver what we promise!

A  big percentage of our clients are Realtors,  Builders and Investors. Our clients goals are equal to ours, to sell their listings or homes  as quickly as possible. Images Staged with Flair will offer a huge selection of current and on trend furniture and accessories from our fully stocked warehouse. we decided that wasn’t enough!  So for added value we also offer all of our clients, Realtors, Builders, Investors and  homeowners, exposure to all social media. Such as Linked-in, You Tube, Pinterest, Houzz,  Resa Niagara, Twitter, Google plus, our own website and of course, Facebook. Posting our clients properties , on all of these social medias will boost the exposure of the home, thus selling faster.

We would like to announce our new added service…..For greater added value we have begun offering  our clients professional pictures, we are also now  offering a video for every home that receives a consultation or home staging. The more exposure your home or listing receives,  the faster it will sell!!

Below are a couple of examples of videos that we have created for our clients…..

 

So are you looking for that extra added value to your staging investment?  If so please give us a call and we can talk about how we can make that happen!

Images Staged with Flair

905-980-4962

WWW.imagesstagedwithflairstaging

 

 

Elegance created at 21 Addison, St. Catharines

Elegance created by Images Staged with Flair, 21 Addison, St.Catharines

By Anna Topolinsky, owner

Elegance created by Images Staged with Flair, staging provided for the open concept Living room, Dining room. Located in West end St.Catharines, this home boasts 3 large bedrooms and new kitchen.

 

Elegance created in this beautiful 2 Storey home in desirable west end.  This home offers views of the escarpment from the master bedroom.  This lovely home offers a gorgeous living/dining room on the main floor with glass doors separating it from a cozy kitchen with center island.  Granite countertops and dark wood cupboards in the kitchen compliment the bright natural light in the main floor family room off the kitchen. Located close to  downtown shopping. Easy access to highway 406 and Pen Center shopping. The upstairs offers 3 lovely bedrooms and a 4 piece bath.  The finished recreation  room offers a wonderful extra space for family downtime. Great desirable neighbourhood. With a fully fenced private backyard this home has everything you could want. Just put down your furniture!

Images Staged with Flair

66 Facer Street

St.Catharines, Ontario

L2M 5J2

905-980-4962

www.imagesstagedwithflair.ca

Anna Iapicco Topolinsky

Home Renovations require a Top-Notch Team, and Images Staged with Flair has the Best in Niagara

Home Renovations require a Top-Notch Team, and Images Staged with Flair have the Best in Niagara.

By Anna Topolinsky, Owner

 

Providing valuable home staging services and home renovations requires a network of trusted professionals.  Home staging companies must continually work to create, modify and update a large roster of businesses with multiple areas of expertise that meet and exceed customer expectations.

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All business are dynamic and changes in management or process can affect service levels. If any of our partner companies fall short of our exacting standards, under perform in customer service or fail to deliver on time, on budget and on spec, they are subject to removal.

By retaining only the top trades and supports, we are confident clients will be extremely satisfied with their staging and home renovations. Images Staged with Flair must offer unique solutions, designed to sell that require a different mix of services for every client. To achieve maximum returns for you, we must be the best and everyone we work with must be the best.

Exceptional service provider, Kevin from Assit-u-move, has been a pivotal part of our growth and a great home staging resource. Kevin and his crew are always courteous, professional, dependable and flexible. Last minute moves and client requested changes never set them back. The care and concern for clients and their property are exemplary and they stand the stereotypical image of the surly mover on its head.

Korson Furniture supports us in ways that the customer doesn’t see every day. Owner Sheila Harvey brings a wealth of knowledge. I have had the opportunity to hear her speak at our Real Estate Staging Association Hamilton meeting and she always has time to promptly return calls, which is so important when deadlines are looming.

One thread that runs through all the trades and service providers and supports that are needed to complete a properly staged home is that they value their businesses as much as I do my own. Building up a fabulous team has been an ongoing process that began when we did, 8 years ago. I am thankful for their hard work, and  professionalism because at the end of the day our client is not interested in how we staged a house for sale, but how that staged house sells.

About Assist –U- Move

Assist-U-Move is owned by ex-military man Kevin David, features prompt courteous local moving service as well as long distance moves within Ontario. Specializing in Houses and Apartments, Assist-U-Move will quote jobs or a per hour basis or by flat rate. References available on request, for more information

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About Korson Furniture Designs

Korson Furniture Design designs, customizes, imports and distributes quality home furnishings to top tier and mid-level furniture retailers and interior designers across Canada. These valued partners share our dedication to the highest level of customer service and quality.  Our selection of distinctive furniture and accent pieces represents the most inspirational and finely-crafted pieces available today. From modern euro-style to the timeless appeal of traditional designs, we offer a world of innovative and exciting new possibilities!

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Images Staged with Flair

66 Facer Street

St.Catharines, Ontario

l2m 5j2

905-980-4962

www.imagesstagedwithflair.ca

Anna Iapicco Topolinsky

 

Model Home Staging

Model Home Staging

Beautiful 2 bedroom model  home, hardwood throughout, open concept, large bright spacious rooms. This home was  located in Jordan Station and is close to highway access, and schools. Country living but close to all amenities. Beautiful granite countertops, large master bedroom with large walk in closet and impressive master bath. Second bedroom can be used a s a den, office, or guest room. Next to guest bedroom there is another 4 piece bath. We decided to add a punch of color using orange to attract the buyer attention.  Images Staged with Flair,  staged and it sold. Stage your home! Sell your home! For all your staging services please call Images Staged with Flair, 905-980-4962  www.imagesstagedwithflair.ca

Stage your Home! Sell Your Home!

Staging provided by Images Staged with Flair

905-980-4962

www.imagesstagedwithflair.ca

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Most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale. Clean then clean some more!

Most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale. Clean then clean some more!

Many times I have surfed MLS and I cannot believe that some of these homes are being photographed and listed in such a terrible manner.

cleaning before stagingI am a Home Stager and have been in business for almost 8 years and have had the privilege to see many homes before they are listed. Some of the  homes that I want to run out of, I am usually kicked in the face with odors that are at times very unbearable or I encounter major clutter, like shoes, hats, gloves, keys etc…. to the point where I am tripping over this clutter. This does not make a great first impression on anyone!

Then there are the occasions when I am pleasantly surprised by a nice odor, and a clean entrance way, only to look at the walls and see that there are small holes, dirt marks and fingerprints that could of been removed by a fresh coat of paint. Almost zero to no investment in cleaning before you list, except for some muscle and time invested, cleaning everything will be the best thing that you could do before listing.

I give credit to homeowners that have watched many t.v. shows that give them ideas on how to prepare their home for sale. With good intention people will de-clutter, take down personalized pictures, but they forget to paint or they think that” new owners are going to paint the walls the colors that they like”. In painting you will invest minimal investment, but painting will yield you one of the best return in your investment.  Paint in soft muted tones, keeping the color the same throughout to create continuity, soft tones are  buyer friendly and they also make a room look fresh and clean.

painting before stagingDon’t forget that two of the most important areas to paint are

1) Front door; if it looks worn and uninviting people will move on, makes the home look not well taken care of and will leave a negative first impression

2) Front entrance inside … that is usually the most used area of the home (unless you have a back entrance  or mud room). This front entrance must be clutter free, clean, painted, bright and welcoming, and maybe your potential buyers                                                                     might just want hang around permanently for years to come!

 

cleaning before stagingSome clients  ask “Should  a home not look””looked lived in”? Yes it should  is my answer, a sterile cold empty room/home, devoid of any personality is not the best scenario. But does that mean that your potential buyers have to smell what you have had for supper in the last week or smell the little accident that Fido had on the living floor!! So please open your windows let the fresh air in, launder some of those throws that kitty and Fido have been lounging on and freshen them up… remove and discard old worn out mat’s they hold bad odors. Purchase and replace old bed pillows, they are usually flat as pancakes and make a bedroom smell. Pack away toys that are not played with, most of the time the kids have so much they will not miss them. Every square inch of your home needs to be cleaned…and then cleaned again, DO NOT STOP! This must be kept up for the entire length of your listing until you are sold firm!

Enlisting the help of a Certified Home Stager will be a great investment in preparing your home to be market ready. Hiring a  home stager can help you connect with any professional trades that you might need to work with. Most  professional home stager will work with your  occupied home and all your existing furniture, or they will offer you current  furniture and accessories to fully furnish any vacant rooms that you have in your home.

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This home was SOLD FIRM in 10 days!