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If you have wall-to-wall carpet in your property and updating with wood or vinyl isn’t an option, we highly recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned! Having your carpets cleaned helps to not only enhance the look of the room and removed dirt and stains, it also...

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Our goal in staging is to highlight the features of the home. One of the biggest features a property has to offer is windows. Buyers want to see big, bright (and clean) windows. A challenge we are often presented with is curtains. While curtains are certainly...

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It happens often: we’re about to get in line to pay for groceries and we remember ‘light bulbs!’. So we grab a pack of 4-60W LED energy savers. But when we get home, they don’t match! As stagers, we see mis-matching LED bulbs quite often. While...

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Do you have an “I’ll get to it” list? Don’t worry, most homeowners do! However, there are some little details that can overlooked. Switch and electrical plates can become brittle, cracked & discoloured over time. Maybe they’ve been painted over and are now peeling or have...

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A quick weekend tip for preparing your home to sell, or if you’ve caught the spring cleaning bug: don’t forget the light fixtures! Spring cleaning or selling your home is a great time to remove the dust, marks or little critters that may have collected over...

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Updates: one of the tricky topics stagers (and real estate professionals) sometimes need to navigate with a seller. It’s easy to redecorate a home, have 20 years pass buy and not realize your property is out of date! The truth is, updating your property keeps the...

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We see a lot of properties where the TV is the focal point and has been installed on the wall or fireplace mantle as such. This is the current trend, so we’re never surprised. More often than not, clients are posed with the task of arranging...

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A stagers job is not only to make a property look great for pictures, but they also ensure that any disrepair in a home is taken care of. This is also true for odours. We’re going to pick on cats today (sorry kitties). Even as a beloved...

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When preparing your home to sell, family photos should always be stowed or packed away. We recommend this for privacy and protection, but it can also be hard for a potential buyer to imagine themselves living in the home when they see the current owners...

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Fun fact: did you know that 70% of paint sales are made from choosing the wrong colour the first time? To save yourself time and money, remember that home buyers are looking for light, bright, neutral wall colours and will often pay more money for a...

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