This is a great colourful guide for getting your home prepped for a quick sale.
What says welcome home more than a bright red door? This house is next door to me and I love looking at it every time I walk by.
The contrast of the bold red door against the black and white is fantastic. If had been just plain old white, nothing would have really differentiated it from the other little war time homes that dot the street.
The front door is a great focal point to a home, so why not give it some punch.
Some people paint the shutters and trim the same, but it takes away from the dramatic impact of having the door colour stand alone.
Why not give your home a pick me up this spring with a bright, bold and exciting front door.
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.
For the non believers out there, this is for you.
In the spring, we were hired by a busy developer to stage one of his 3 newly built homes, all next to each other on a beautiful lot in West Vancouver. All of the houses were just above the $3 million dollar range. The house immediately next door is the exact same house, a mirror to the one we staged.
As time went by 4 offers were received, but only on the house that was staged, which in fact is the also the one that just sold.
We will be staging the other two homes within the next week, as the owner truly understands the power of staging.
Which house would you rather buy?
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 imagine brushing my teeth with no mirror), adding a backsplash in the kitchen, pulls on the kitchen cabinets and changing the blue tiles in the entry to a contemporary 18 x 24 inch tile, it looked like night & day.
Here are the results of his investment…………………
” Suze’s attention to the details really worked for us in preparing our condo for quick sale at full price. Even down to light switches, fixtures, and accessories; her staging advice was right for the market and helped us get two offers at full asking price within 10 days.”
” We had completed some upgrades prior to putting our unit on the market but Suze’s creative ideas with furniture, artwork and accessories made the whole package complete and marketable. Suze and her crew completed the staging in one day , on June 8th, and by June 18th we had 2 good offers at full asking price, we accepted one offer and completed the sale by June 29th. Fantastic Results!”
” Staging works! Suze McCart of Suze Interiors recently was hired by my seller at my recommendation to stage a home of his recently departed aunt. Suze handled the situation with compassion and sensitivity, giving my client a sense of confidence about the whole process.
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.
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 realtors words were ” thank you, it looks amazing” and the home owner said “it looks incredible”. Music to my ears!!