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Home Staging and ReDesign Services
Certified ReDesign and Staging Specialist (CRSS) Serving Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Stouffville, Thornhill, Sharon, King City, Toronto (GTA)
You never get a second chance to make a good First Impression!
HOME STAGING SERVICES
When looking to purchase a home, most potential home buyers make a decision within 30 seconds of entering a home, so it is crucial that the first impression is a good and welcoming one. Setting the Stage will create a visually inviting first impression where the buyer has fallen in love with the home! By using our proven design concepts and techniques, highlighting your home's marketable and positive features, the impression created will be a lasting one. Home staging is the skillful preparation of readying your home for the selling process. Setting the Stage will help ease the stress of selling your home by handling the preparation details.
What is Redesign? It is a trendy, exciting and cost effective alternative to traditional interior design. By using what you already own and re-arranging the existing furniture and accessories, a functional, harmonious and vibrant space will be created. Redesign uses the basic design principles and highlights the things that you love. Why spend thousands of dollars on new furniture that doesn't work in the room. Redesign is definitely something to consider when its time to update or improve the look of your existing space.
Setting the Stage's services include:
De-cluttering, depersonalizing and organizing
Packing and labeling boxes
Comprehensive decor and colour scheme expertise
Strategic placement of existing furniture, lighting, accessories and artwork
Adding a few simple accessories, as needed
Suggest space planning - determining the best traffic flow and sense of balance
Creating a focal point
Interior makeover project co-ordination - preferred access to skilled trades from painting to minor repairs and renovations
Furniture and art rentals to best suit the space and decor, when necessary
Recommend improvements for the best outside curb appeal
Personal shopping for furniture and décor
Photo shoot set up for Open House or advertising
Areas of Expertise
Kathy offers her clients a one on one personalized approach, expert advice and the highest quality service in creating a renewed, comfortable and inviting space and in preparing and staging their homes for the real estate market. Kathy is fully knowledgeable in redesign principles and delivers her services in a warm, understanding and professional manner achieving outstanding results.
In the past two years alone, Kathy staged, redesigned and or consulted on properties with a combined listing total of over $45 million. Many of these homes sold within days for over asking price.
Past Executive Board Member for The Canadian Redesigners' Association
Certified Redesign and Staging SpecialistTM
Certified Colour Consultant
Feng Shui Design Professional
International Staging and ReDesign Professional
Proud supporter of Ovarian Cancer Canada
Member of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
Member of Active Rain Real Estate Network
Testimonials and Photos
Thank you so much for your creativity and professionalism on the staging of my house for sale. It sold within two weeks. It is unbelievable! Definitely, I will recommend your services to all of my friends and clients if they want to sell their properties."
Best wishes, Victor Li, CGA Richmond Hill _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Joe and I wanted to thank you for your very helpful suggestions. The house looked amazing and sold in 5 days for over asking price!!"
Thanks again! Pat and Joe Bonura Markham ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"Kathy, we wanted to thank you for all your hard work in staging our home. The house sold in 5 days for more than our asking price! We loved your staging so much that we copied a few of your ideas. We went to Bowrings and bought lamps and a few other accessories so that we could duplicate the "look". We appreciate everything that you did for us. Thank you again!."
I want to thank you for your staging services at 50 High Oak Trail. I was impressed with your professionalism during our first meeting and your suggestions and ideas were very helpful. We gave you a budget and you worked very well to keep us under budget while achieving an overall excellent presentation. The house looks fabulous and helped us to get an offer in the second week on the market! I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a great stager."
All the best. Gayle Haring Sales Representative Homelife Bayview Realty Inc. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I wanted to thank you for your integral part in getting our house sold (within one week!!!). The space looked amazing after your staging, so spacious, stylish and welcoming. The positive result was especially appreciated due to the fact we have a 7 month old baby, and were hoping for a quick result. We got it, thank you so much for your help!"
All the best, Carolyn, Toronto
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ "Thank you Kathy for staging our home, you are amazing!
The things you came up with were things we never would have thought of. We had friends come over and said that our house looked like a model home. Having someone who could honestly see our home's potential made all the difference in the world. First we resisted some of your recommendations, but only after following through on everything we were able to see what "Your expert eye" had already seen. We honestly feel that your staging/decorating of our home had a huge impact on its sale. We would like to also add that we will be naming our first child Kathy. Now would you please come and decorate our new home?
I would recommend Kathy with unbreakable confidence that she will make your "house" a "home" Thank you Kathy!"
"Meeting with Kathy was great. Some of her ideas and comments really made a major difference in getting the house to sell quickly. She pointed out that the house was no longer a home but an investment and that it wasn't personal but instead was an investment decision to remove personal items and de-clutter. This reframing made making the changes much easier. She also mentioned that de-cluttering was a great way to get an early start on packing. She moved a few things around and rooms looked totally different. We put the house on the market and the first day we were willing to accept offers, we got an offer and sold our house. The work up front sold our house quickly and easily since we didn't have the house on the market for long. I would highly recommend her services and would definitely use her again if I were to move."
"Just a note to let you know how grateful I am that you responded first so fast in coming to stage the home in Aurora. From a home that was cared for but dated and crowded, you changed it into a bright spacious home. The transformation was lovely without too much out of pocket expenses for my client. We sold the home in approximately a month in a slow market at a fair market price. You definitely have proved to me that staging a home is important. Many thanks for your valuable services. I look forward to calling upon you again... "
"As an individual anxious to sell my home after my wife's recent passing, I was overwhelmed by the response to the sale by individuals who attended the Open House which was attributed in no small part by the excellent staging process carried out by Kathy."
"You did an amazing job at "setting the stage" for my house sale because it sold in three days. The little touches you added made it seem elegant and made me want to stay there, too. Thanks for your help in making the selling process fast and easy."
"We were very pleased to have Kathy come into our home and give us ideas on staging our house for the real estate market. Her recommendations and suggestions were a great help in selling our house quickly. We would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Kathy."
I am writing to thank you for all your effort and expertise in getting our house ready for the 'staging' recently. The Open House was a great success and the house was sold quickly.
To begin with I would like to be quite honest with you. Your taste in furnishings and accessories and mine are not the same. I am much more traditional (old fashioned) and love the antiques and inherited pieces of furniture and pictures that give the house a certain cosiness. You are more modern and eclectic which I recognize is what the general public like.
However, having said that, I would like to congratulate you on the design you came up with which was so successful. I appreciate your enthusiasm, insight and hard work on our behalf. You certainly have a good 'eye' for what is required when putting a house on the market.
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