Did I say that loud enough? Seriously. Stop with the cheap, DIY laminate floor, people! I’ve been showing Montreal West Island homes to my buyers for the past month. And I cannot get over the number of crappy, self-installed, cheap laminate floors we’ve seen! If you can’t afford to get a better-than-absolute-bottom-feeder floor…then don’t do […]
The proof is in the pudding: home staging is way more than smoke and mirrors. In this case, it helped an agent in my office sell a vacant Montreal condo that she had had on the market for a year. A year! Our vision: to make the condo appeal to a young and hip clientele. Being located within walking […]
I’m in the middle of a great Montreal home staging job. Yesterday was a really big day of loading and unloading artwork, lighting, bedding, pillows, accessories, etc. You know, the stuff we use to make a home look and feel warm, inviting, comfortable and full of life. I hope to finish the job today. This morning […]
My listing for a St. Laurent 3-bedroom condo just sold for 98% of the asking price and in 30 days. The market average for this type of property was 93 days. No price reduction. No languishing on the market. The recipe for success here had many ingredients: Sellers who trusted me and my expertise in knowing […]
I LOVE my work. Is it really work? Because it sure feels like play to me. I am doing what I was meant to do: Montreal real estate and Montreal home staging.
I once had this kitchen. You’ve seen it before, haven’t you? Or was it just a Montreal home-builder’s brainchild? You know, that beautiful (?) almond-coloured melamine cabinetry and then, for a pinch of the organic, a strip of oak at the bottom of each upper cabinet door and at the top of each lower door […]
On a recent staging job here in Montreal, Canada, an ordinary dining table went from good to great with the injection of a bowl of real, live fruit. Unfortunately, the cat found the new all-you-can-eat buffet atop the table simply irresistible. And somehow, while strawberries with little chunks taken out of them might qualify as […]
No, that’s not a typo in the title of this blog. Staging benefits not only sellers/vendors and the listing real estate agent, it also benefits potential buyers. How many real estate agents out there have had clients turn down properties that had strong selling points and good “bones” because of the bad decor, or the […]