I provide free staging services to homeowners who hire me to sell their home.
Now, when I say “services,” I mean my advice and recommendations, my time doing the hands-on staging AND lending my clients whatever items I have in my inventory that may help their home truly shine.
Outside of that, we’re happy to provide staging services for a fee to homeowners and real estate brokers across the West Island.
We have a track record of setting up a home to sell faster, and an inventory of furniture and accessories to make it quick and easy for you.
Home staging can be as simple as rearranging what you already have, or renting furniture and accessories to make it more inviting. Please note that the free staging services I offer to my listing clients does not include the rental of furniture and accessories, though I can certainly coordinate that for you.
Our network of suppliers can handle repairs, painting, furniture rental, or whatever you need – within your budget and timelines. Please visit our resources page to see our list of suppliers.
Home staging has been shown to accelerate the selling process,* and bring you more money with less hassle.*
That being said, all the staging in the world will not sell an over-priced home. It’s important to keep this in mind and to listen to your real estate broker’s advice on pricing.
Because home staging is still relatively new to the Montreal market, it isn’t always well understood. Here are the myths – and the reality.
|Staging can be costly.||Staging is a small investment that often pays off in getting a better price for your home.|
|Staging is time-consuming.||Staged homes sell faster.|
|Staging is about making a space “pretty.”||Staging is about “merchandizing” your home.|
|Staging is essentially “fluffing.”||Professional home staging gets down to the nitty-gritty, like reapplying the caulking around your tub or repairing a leaky faucet.|
|Staging is geared to appeal to you.||Staging is geared to appeal to your buyers, who are not you, and are quite likely at least 10 years younger than you. This means they have different tastes from you.|
Home staging is not interior decorating. When we’re decorating, we’re trying to please you, the homeowner. When we’re staging, we’re trying to please a much wider audience – potential buyers. Here’s a more vivid explanation of the difference: http://activerain.com/blogsview/645840/the-difference-between-montreal-home-staging-and-interior-decorating
Montreal home staging services we provide:
Staging Consultations: An initial consultation at your home takes about 2 hours. During this time we’ll analyze your home from top to bottom and come up with a list of recommendations for getting it ready to go on the market.
Home Staging (Showcasing): We can use your furniture and accessories, or you can rent lighting, art, accessories, and furniture from our inventory.
Project Management: We find and manage trades people to get your home ready for the market. We work with reliable painters, handymen and contractors to help us take care of any outstanding maintenance issues, make some quick updates and showcase the best features of your home.
M. Dufour & R. Dugas
* Real Estate Staging Statistics Report by RESA released February 2009; 2004 survey by Joy Valentine for Coldwell Banker Broker in 8 cities)