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michelle finnamore: Flipping houses in Toronto ....9 Davies Cres.. staged to perfection! - 03/03/13 01:52 PM
Home staging in Toronto Michelle Finnamore Interiors assists many investors looking to shorten their timelines from start to finish to maximize their profits. This is the latest flip property by Danny Menna at 9 Davies Toronto. Danny has been building custom homes and flipping properties for years. Quality finishes and attention to detail are Danny's hallmark. Over 90% of buyers in Canada find their next home online. Buyers will say that they are buying their next home by a list of wants and needs but in the end, they buy on emotion. This is why Danny has decided that professional staging (6 comments)
michelle finnamore: House flipper hires stager...it's easy, affordable and profitable! - 02/24/13 04:28 PM
As a professional home staging company in Vaughan and Toronto, Michelle Finnamore Interiors is asked by real estate agents to assist house flippers when they are ready sell. The services that we offer make hiring a staging company affordable and profitable for the investors. Finishes... we select what is popular with buyers, nothing trendy. It is very easy to get carried away at the supplier and choose what you like personally instead of what buyers want. We keep you on track and on budget. Paint colours...the right neutral colours that work with the rental furniture and accessories that will be brought (8 comments)
michelle finnamore: Another Shade of Gray... home staging leads to product styling staging - 01/13/13 12:40 PM
Home staging in Vaughan and Toronto has introduced our staging company Michelle Finnamore Interiors to some very diverse business opportunities. From doing decor selections for the 35th largest condo builder Norstar Development Corp. at their newest condo called Portrait on Sheppard Ave East to attending decor selections with buyers when they purchase their new home. We are open for business and look to serve the needs of our clients whether it is for a personal residence or for a business. We recently worked with Northern Wide Plank Flooring staging their newest line of wood flooring for their marketing materials. Northern Wide (8 comments)
michelle finnamore: Home Staging leads to Product Styling for businesses - 01/13/13 10:29 AM
Home Staging in Vaughan and Toronto has introduced our company to many home owners who also own a business. Our latest referral from a real estate agent that we work with on his residential listings has introduced us to staging a product styling photo shoot with Northern Wide Plank Flooring in Schomberg. Staging a product for marketing photos is very much like staging a home for listing photos. We bring attention to the feature product that is being sold much like we would bring attention to a fireplace or a detail in a kitchen that is in a home for sale. (2 comments)
michelle finnamore: HOCKEY STRIKE ENDS.... how to stage a rink in your basement. - 01/06/13 02:56 PM
Home Staging in Vaughan brings all sorts of properties our way to stage. From 18,000 sq ft. mansions to country homesteads we never quite know what we will find when we arrive to do a consult. In this country property the home owners had started to create a play room for their kids in the basement. With the Hockey strike now over we knew what we wanted to do to capture the hearts of buyers when they came in to see this property. With a bit of packing up by the home owner we then brought in our painter to create (4 comments)
michelle finnamore: 2012 Client Appreciation Night... The Rolling Stones Version! - 01/06/13 08:55 AM
It's that time of year again when Advantage Staging and Michelle Finnamore Interiors takes the opportunity to thank our clients for their support. This year my good friend Brian Liss from Liss Gallery on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto provided fabulous artwork for the event. Brian carries artwork by Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, Todd White of Sponge Bob Sqaure Pants fame, Harry Benson the photographer for U.S. Presidents, the Beatles and Muhammad Ali amongst others. Our office is located inside a real estate brokerage which has their client appreciation night the same day. The agents are invited to drop in (9 comments)
It was a difficult lay out and they had not been able to sell the condo vacant. Could we help? When we entered the condo this is what we saw. A very small living area with off set walls which didn't allow for the TV to line up with the sofa. The main living room wall ended (44 comments)
michelle finnamore: All I did was.... create a simple table setting to allow the grandeur of the room sell the house - 06/03/12 04:54 PM
Advantage Staging is fortunate to stage in Vaughan which has some of the most magnificent properties in the GTA. The interiors have such incredible attention to detail that the staging work that is required is minimal. The focus of staging these homes is always "less is more". In this property at 100 Rocmary I created the most simple table setting to allow the grandeur of the kitchen to be the focus for buyers. All I did in this kitchen is place a lemon along side a mango on a square white ceramic plate. All of which the home owner had on (17 comments)
michelle finnamore: All I did was.. add some character and warmth to a library. - 06/03/12 10:25 AM
Advantage Staging tries to find that one thing in every home that makes the potential buyer feel a connection to that home. One way to to do that is to create a room that is a place to get away from everything. To create a refuge from the busy lives that we all lead today. With that in mind, this is the result at 143 Orleans in Vaughan. Before the room was spacious and had a work desk but the room was lacking that certain something to make you want to curl up and stay awhile.
All I did was (11 comments)
michelle finnamore: All I did was.... take a dated kitchen and make it look move in ready. - 01/02/12 06:38 PM
This home staging in Vaughan had me perplexed at first. I really wanted the kitchen cabinets that were installed in the eating are removed. They seemed to be floating in mid air, they really needed to come down. Or I thought, they really need something below them to balance them out on the wall. In the end, our team did neither. We staged the white cabinet with a brand new set of dishes that the client had tucked away in the basement. While I was down there, I spotted (no pun intended) the cow theme seats on two, older looking black (20 comments)
michelle finnamore: When you only have two days to list, this is what can happen. - 01/02/12 06:13 PM
Recently Advantage Staging provided a home staging consultation in Vaughan that was your typical family home. A busy family with no time to prepare their home for sale. Or so they thought. Advantage Staging arrived to do the consult, left a written, detailed, room by room action plan with the family so that they would know what to do to get the property ready to be staged for sale. With precious little free time a seller needs the confidence that a focused, written plan can give them to complete the job in a short amount of time. The living room was (14 comments)
michelle finnamore: All I did was... stage a model townhome with a Barbara Barry feel, pure luxury. - 11/10/11 08:50 PM
Tibro International invited me to design their latest exclusive, in fill project at 292 Merton Street in Toronto. Features in the four floor luxury townhomes include roof top patios, solid mahogany doors, private elevators, 5" walnut hardwood floors and luxury marble kitchen and baths from floor to ceiling. The brief for the design was that it was to have a "Babara Barry" feel to the interior. Classic look, soft neutral colours, curved rather than sqaure lines to the furniture. Sourcing is easy here in Toronto as we have many outstanding furniture and lighting suppliers. My main go to destination is Union (13 comments)
michelle finnamore: The one thing you can do to stage your home for sale and have the largest pay back. - 11/10/11 11:33 AM
There are two things that sell homes. Space and light. Home staging in Vaughan there is one thing I recommend to sellers when preparing their property for sale that achieves both things in one step. Paint in a neutral colour so that the space looks larger and brighter. Buyers are attracted to light filled spaces. To keep buyers from clicking through to the next property (usually in under 5 seconds) when searching on line for their new home, painting is one of the best investments of time and money that a seller can do to get the results they are looking (8 comments)
When you are considering listing your home for sale, Advantage Staging will make suggestions for replacement lighting that will suit every budget and look appropriate in the home for sale. Just one more reason (19 comments)
Being a home stager in Vaughan can be very rewarding when working with sellers that originally cannot see the value in staging their home for sale. I explain that staging allows buyers to see that the value in the home matches the asking price. You can have the most beautiful house in the neighbourhood but unless the buyers can clearly see that value they will typically go on to look at other listings. Staging allows buyers to see extra value in a home by creating a purpose in a room or by allowing the room to flow and appear more (15 comments)
michelle finnamore: Staged in 24 hours, SOLD in 3 days, 23 offers and 100K over list.... another staging success story. - 10/02/11 07:06 PM
Home staging in Vaughan Advantage Staging is quite often called in to put the final touches in place to prepare a home for listing photos. Vaughan is home to many show stopping homes which benefit by having the rooms "faced" for the camera. I was contacted by an agent to provide that servcie as well as stage two vacant rooms. The front living room and the dining room were vacant. Not a good thing when they are the first rooms that a buyer sees upon entering the home. All I did in this home was rent furniture for the living room (19 comments)
michelle finnamore: This house isn't for me... the dining room is too small... or is it? - 10/02/11 06:37 PM
Home staging in Vaughan Advantage Staging will frequently consult on homes that appear to have small dining rooms. As the area attracts larger families it is a sticking point when buyers come to look at listings. The homes have at least four bedrooms, and adequate kitchens. However if the home is being sold vacant it can be very difficult for buyers to envision whether their furniture will fit in and whether their family will be able to use the space for their needs. That's when staging comes to the rescue. No guess work. By renting furniture and staging the room, buyers (12 comments)
michelle finnamore: Staging a model home with IKEA furniture... see the results! - 09/18/11 09:06 PM
Home staging in Vaughan is an adventure every day. I routinely stage 8,000 to 21,000 square feet homes and see some very spectacular properties. Then there is the other end of the spectrum. First time homes that are stacked condos about 1200 square feet. Todays challenge was definitely one for the books. I was referred by an agent from the Condo Store Canada to Jacob Buksbaum of Time Equities in New York City. He was looking to convert some rental townhouses to condo sales and wanted to know if I could stage one of the units as a model home for (16 comments)
michelle finnamore: How to stage with a 5 foot parrot cage in the kitchen - 08/20/11 09:08 AM
Home staging in Vaughan I run into quite a few homes that have sellers with birds. The latest one was a bit over the top though. When I arrived to do the staging consultation I found a 5 foot parrot cage in the eating area of the kitchen along with two small freezers. No table and chairs. Just a giant parrot cage and two freezers. I know what you are thinking. Who does that? As I like to assure my clients, you live in a house one way, to suit yourself. You pay the mortgage and taxes and if it (22 comments)
michelle finnamore: MOVING? Here's my story of how to do it right. - 08/03/11 10:49 AM
Home staging in Vaughan, I meet with 100's of clients per year. One question I am asked frequently is who I would recommend for the move. Having moved recently, I can attest to the total professionalism of PODS container method of moving. Right from my first experience of ordering my POD on line, to the follow up calls the night before the POD was delivered to the follow up calls the night before pick up, PODS was on the ball. They arrived exactly when they said they would and were absolutely the most pleasant people to work with. When they were (4 comments)
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