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waterloo: Transformation of a Waterloo Home - 03/03/11 06:50 PM
In December of last year, we were contacted by one of the realtors we partner with about a vacant property which needed some TLC and staging before being listed. We walked through the property and from piles of christmas lights to garbage bags and rooms full of clutter, we saw that with some hard work this property would really shine. It took some time but a few weeks ago we got the go ahead from the home owner to start working and we arranged for painting, repairs, new light fixtures and staging. The results are a charming Waterloo home which really (19 comments)
I LOVE this post and feel its important for home owners who are going to be listing their homes for sale to read before they start renovations. Bottom line: whenever you're renovating to sell, you're doing so to appeal to a broad spectrum of people and not just to please yourself. Thanks Donna!
Via Donna Dazzo Home Stager in the Hamptons & New York (Designed to Appeal, LLC): Sometimes, making an improvement to your home could actually hurt you when you try to sell it. Here are the top 10 home improvements that can make your home harder to sell: (2 comments)
waterloo: Dealing with a "Dated" Home - 07/07/09 05:18 PM
My partner and I were called in to do a consultation at a home last week. My partner's aunt raves about us (we helped her sell her home in less than a week) and the lady we were doing a consult for is a close friend of my partner's aunt. This lady was candid with my partner and told her several things: 1) Her home had gotten the feedback that it was dated and a lot of work. To be candid, it's a lovely home however its very personally decorated. From murals in the ensuite and main bath of a beach (2 comments)
waterloo: Beautiful Cambridge Home - Staged & SOLD in 3 Days! - 06/15/09 03:16 PM
We had the opportunity to work with some great sellers at a stunning home in Branchton. After doing a consultation for them, we advised them on everything from paint colours to new lighting for the dining room and powder room. We then came in and staged last week with some great rental furniture, our home decor accessories and combined them with the seller's existing furniture. The results? Spectacular! I have created a great slideshow on Flickr for anyone who wants to view it and here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roomsinbloom/sets/72157619783432236/
And the backyard is simply to die for ... I'm trying (7 comments)
waterloo: Waterloo - Vacant Home "Before & After" Pictures - 03/14/09 11:44 PM
Rooms in Bloom staged a vacant home in Waterloo this past week. We took an awkward layout and made it seem both cozy - and contemporary! We have contracts for five other vacant homes in upcoming weeks. After forwarding RESA's staging statistics to many Realtors, we have gotten a phenomenal response! Please let us know your feedback on our pictures!
Living Room "Before"
Living Room/Dining Room "After"
Living Room/Dining Room "After"
Dining Room "Before"
Dining Room "After"
Family Room "Before"
Family Room "After"
waterloo: A really interesting consultation ... - 02/06/09 07:39 AM
My partner and I were called this week to do a consultation on a listing, by a realtor who had never used our services before. This realtor had never used a home stager but after viewing our website and viewing some of our brochures left at his office, had decided to call us. We arrived at the property - well drove right past it because the sign was buried in the snow and what was showing, was plastered with more snow. One of the first things we did was use our car brushes and clear off the sign so it was (4 comments)
waterloo: Waterloo Vacant home staged and SOLD! - 12/09/08 02:07 PM
Back in September, we were contacted by a realtor's office whom we partner with and told that one of their clients needed our staging expertise as he had a vacant home in the Beechwood area of Waterloo on the market and it wasn't getting much interest - and had in fact been up for sale since the beginning of June. We did a consultation and staged after some issues with the home owner (he was against staging as he didn't want to spend any money). We staged at the end of October and the house got three offers within three weeks (8 comments)
waterloo: Beautiful Little House - Great "Before & After" Shots! - 08/19/08 05:33 PM
We got called in to help get a great little bungalow ready for sale about two and a half weeks ago. The owner is an elderly lady who is now living in a retirement home and her family is selling her house for her. As part of our services, we also manage projects like having all the wallpaper taken down and all the rooms freshly painted. We de-cluttered, staged and voila! The house shows beautifully!
Living Room "Before"
Living Room "After"
Master Bedroom "Before"
Master Bedroom "After"
2nd Bedroom "Before"
2nd Bedroom "After"
Bathroom (3 comments)
waterloo: Introducing Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design - Kitchener-Waterloo's Newest Professional Home Staging Company - 06/10/08 10:05 AM
I would just like to take a quick moment to introduce myself, and my company to the active rain website! My name is Heather Cook and my company, Rooms in Bloom, is a Home Staging company based in Kitchener-Waterloo. My partner, Alana Merritt, and myself have a very strong background in interior decorating and creative design. We have been creating beautiful spaces for friends/family/colleagues for years now and realized that there is a definite demand for what we do! For us, it's a labor of love, and we thoroughly enjoy working with clients to help them realize the potential in their homes as they (4 comments)
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