Thinking of selling your Montreal West Island home?
As a Montreal West Island real estate broker and professional home stager, Tanya Nouwens excels at helping people prepare their homes so that they look amazing in photos and in real life, wooing potential buyers from the moment the home goes on the market.
“But doesn’t every real estate agent do this?” Perhaps to some extent, but Tanya started in Montreal real estate as a Canadian Staging Professional ™. And with an inventory of art, lighting, bedding and accessories she lends to clients when they need that little something extra to make their home shine, Tanya Nouwens is the real deal when it comes to staging.
All of this means nothing, of course, without the right price – all the staging in the world won’t sell an over-priced home. With a strong background in research and analysis in her former career as a criminologist, Tanya helps her clients price their properties for a quick sale at top dollar.
Professional Montreal home staging and photography
Many home buyers won’t even visit a property if it doesn’t look smashing in the online pictures, so we need to put your best house forward.
How do we do this? With professional home staging and professional photography.
I’m a Canadian Staging Professional™, so staging is my gig. Since I’m not a professional photographer, I hire one for every listing, whether it’s a little condo or a huge waterfront property.
Good staging helps the buyer:
- fall in love with the home;
- picture themselves living there;
- imagine a great lifestyle; and
- feel as if they could move right in.
But home staging goes well beyond dressing a home up so that it looks great in pictures. I typically work with my clients for weeks before we actually put their home on the market, helping them choose paint colours, take care of outstanding maintenance issues, de-clutter, and add a few key updates.
The actual “dressing” or “showcasing” of the house is simply the final step in this process.
Professional home staging and professional photography are two critical factors to making sure your home looks its best, both in person and on the Internet. And both are included at no cost to you when you hire me to sell your home. I don’t see this as a “premium” service, to be offered only in select cases; I see it as part of my job as a Montreal real estate broker in 2012.
“…you took our condo and transformed it into an extremely desirable place for anyone to live and enjoy….We sold our condo before any of the other 4 in our neighbourhood.”
O. & L.
All the home staging in the world will not sell an over-priced home. Any professional home stager will tell you that.
So when it comes to pricing your home, I’m not pulling a number out of a hat.
I have a background in research and a head for numbers. And I’m a stickler for details – which is a good thing when we’re dealing with what may be your biggest asset.
My recommendations are based on solid analysis, which I will present to you so that we can go over the information and determine our approach together.
M. Dufour & R. Dugas
Almost all of today’s savvy buyers begin their search for a home on the Internet. It is therefore my job to make sure your home shows up in as many places as possible on the Internet.
Of course, I take advantage of the MLS and Centris.ca. But I also market my listings on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Lakefrog.com, my website, my blogs here and on ActiveRain (an online network of 200,000 real estate professionals) and on REMAX-Quebec.com, the most visited real estate website in Quebec.
My goal is the same as yours: to sell your home for top dollar and minimal hassle – allowing you to move on to the next stage in your life.
RE/MAX Royal (Jordan) Inc. – Another Competitive Advantage
I am proud to represent RE/MAX Royal (Jordan) Inc., a company with both in-depth local market knowledge and international reach. Equally important, RE/MAX Royal (Jordan) has one of the strongest continuing education programs around. This means we’re on top of the latest emerging real estate issues, as well as those that are particular to the West Island. And that’s a win-win for everyone, especially you, our clients.
Call me to see what I can do for you.