I was thrilled to be informed yesterday that Suze Interiors had received the 2018 Houzz award for “Service”. It’s one thing to do a good job for your clients, but the most important thing for me is giving great customer service while you’re doing it, which I feel really is the key to any successful business, combined with loving what you do of course. Having gone to school for Hotel Management in my previous life & working in the hospitality industry [...]
One of the most important things to remember when you are getting your home ready to sell, is to make sure that the rooms show what they are intended to be used for. If you are using the dining room as a make shift office, turn it back into a dining room and add a chandelier. If you only have 2 bedrooms and you are using one as an office, turn it back into a bedroom. You get the idea. But [...]
This is a great colourful guide for getting your home prepped for a quick sale.
This beautiful West Van home has been on the market since May unstaged with no offers. When the staged house next door sold, (staged by us) the homeowner knew it was time. I get super excited watching an empty house slowly transform into a “home”, one pretty pillow, vase & piece of artwork at a time. Will keep you posted on how quickly it sells now.
My client in the West End of Vancouver’s downtown asked for some help……..actually the real estate agent phoned me. He was really frustrated that his well priced condo wasn’t moving & they were interested in staging. It had been on the market for a bit & the son was finally moving out to give us a clean slate. Before staging , I highly recommended changing ALL of the dated light fixtures, adding a mirror above the sink in the bathroom (can’t [...]
When a condo has the key pieces, sometimes it is just a matter of editing what they have as far as art and accessories and bringing in a few pieces that make the room feel put together. It always amazes me how getting in the right piece of art can completely transform a room. Now this Yaletown condo with the fabulous view, has a fabulous interior to match. Before After Before After
This Quebec Street townhouse in Vancouver needed to shine to command the price that the homeowner is planning on getting. The first thing to go after all of the clutter, were the blue walls in the dining area and to add a chandelier to help define the space. Once painted, it gave us a clean slate to bring in some fabulous pieces. The goal with home staging is to make the space neutral, so it appeals to any potential buyer. The [...]
Chairs & sofas that are pushed right up against the walls make a room feel stiff, understyled and bulky. Interestingly enough, pulling furniture a few inches away from the walls will make the room appear larger. When selling your home this is very important, as square footage is so expensive in Vancouver and we want to maximize the perception of the space. Also very important is repositioning your seating into distinct groups in such a way that the traffic flow is very [...]
Last week I attended the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Conference in Las Vegas. To say the least, it was great!! The line up of speakers were knowledgeable, inspirational & ever so passionate about the art of Home Staging. Not to mention how well organized the conference was, it went off without a hitch. The food was delicious & the accomodations were perfect. It was great to meet so many successful home stagers from all over North America. The one thing we all had [...]
This West Side Vancouver townhouse has been on the market for several months without any offers. Walking in the front door & into an empty space is not appealing to any potential home buyers. We have several seconds to make a first impression, and how can we possibly make a good impression without furniture, artwork & pretty accessories? All of which help highlight the features of the home, create warmth & interest. Our objective is for people to imagine themselves living in [...]