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Certified Staging Professional, owner of HG Staging and reDesign. Leading edge and excellent customer service. Condos, vacants, occupied homes. GTA. Provide all services needed for home staging
As a Certified Canadian Staging Professional and owner of HG Staging and reDesign I am committed to providing excellent customer service and being a leading edge home stager. With a background in accounting and finance, I know how important it is to secure as much equity as is possible when selling a house and to be financially responsible in staging the home, condo or income property.
I will consult with the listing agent and the homeowner to stage the home so that it will appeal to the largest segment of the target market in the Metro Toronto area.
A home I staged recently sold for 25% above asking with multiple offers on the first weekend on the market. In a soft and competitive market, I staged a home that sold on the first weekend for 99% of asking.
....a home that shows well, sells well....
Areas of Expertise
What is more important when approaching a home then the first impression? Thanks to my Dutch heritage where "house proud" is their mantra, the front or approach to a house is very important and is a reflection of the owners and the interior - neat, clean and showable. Staging the exterior is as important as the interior.
When staging the interior of a home, I utilize as much of the home furnishings as is possible, complimented with rented furniture (if necessary) and accessories to create a well balanced environment with space and flow.
Angela Robertson said:
I was frantic and panicked with the thought of organizing the house in preparation of selling, and I was skeptical about the value of staging even after watching dozens of HGTV home decorating shows. Hendrik calm, non-judgmental assessment left me with a practical list of to-do's if I chose to undertake the work myself, and without pressure or hard-sell, he also left me with options should I wish to use his services. Choosing to use Hendrik's services was the only logical choice, because he offered a one-stop option which meant that all the work would be coordinated, completed within a tight timeline and the esthetics would attract purchasers who could easily see themselves living in the houseo you have any good testimonials that clients have provided you in the past? Be sure to add them here.
Overnight the house was transformed into a picturesque, calm oasis ready of anyone wanting a home. Hendrik's work facilitated sale with multiple offers in 5 days and a final sale $60,000 above the asking price!
Christine Duplessis said:
As the Seller after Hendrik's staging I wanted to put an offer in on the house, as I was now presented with a chic boutique home whose only requirement was to get the keys to the front door.
We would just like to take this opportunity to Thank you for the wonderful work you put into our home. It looks absolutley stunning, i couldn't have been more happier with the way it turned out. The house looks completely differently and totally upgraded, with your handy work, the pieces you brought in were so beautiful, and everyone who has gotten to see the house before this weekend were so excited about how the home looked, and loved every piece you brought in. You have totally made happy customers out of us, and we would definately use you again and we would definately recommend you to all our friends and family. Again thank you, your work is magnificent, and we are satisfied that we will recieve some offers now that you have staged our home.
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