GreenApple Staging & Images provides home staging/professional real estate photography services in Calgary/Okotoks. Together, staging & great photography create more interest and better offers!
Get to know Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images is a unique Calgary company that offers experienced real estate consultations, home staging services and professional interior photography. Our friendly, objective advice puts homeowners at ease, while they gain valuable knowledge on how to effectively prepare their homes for sale.
We also work with Realtors who care about providing excellent, value-added service to their listing clients. When the properties you present for sale look good, you look good! GreenApple Staging & Images passionately believes in quality photos of quality spaces as part of a marketing plan that benefits everyone involved.
Because buyers have changed. The increasing popularity of home and garden television programs, along with the decreasing amount of time and patience that people have, mean buyers are more aware than ever of current design trends and want it all now. People in every range of affordability desire a home that they can be proud of, and will pay extra for homes that are up-to-date and move-in ready (i.e. staged!). Of course, professional, well-lit photos on the web is what will get them there in the first place.
The Internet has given buyers access to thousands of properties, and over 80% say they will use the web in their home search. Buyers also state the photos are the single most useful tool when viewing properties on the web, according to a survey done by the National Association for Realtors.
What does this mean for Sellers? It means that we need to get on board by using appropriate marketing techniques for today's buyers. If you want to get the most money from your property in the least amount of time, studies show that staging and professional photography will help you do just that:Do your "Home" workWe can advise you on what your home needs most for the greatest impact, but generally, having your home in good repair, freshly painted, and with a neutralized decor will mean extra dollars in your pocket. Staged homes are perceived to be better maintained and bright photos give a more positive impression. Create Immediate Emotional AppealBuyers will either connect with a property in the first 15 seconds, or mentally move on to the next one! Our world is full of visual stimulation and we all have high expectations in this area. Don't leave that first impression to chance! Use our staging expertise to your benefit. Staging is more than just re-painting and putting in some furniture. We use our presentation skills to create lifestyle suggestions and focal points to feature the assets of the home and minimize its flaws. We carefully choose items in our staging that will appeal to the specific target market for that property. Quality PhotosBuyers, and other Realtors, are shortlisting properties to view using the Internet. After all your hard work preparing/staging your property for sale, don't settle for a do-it-yourself approach here! Remember . . . buyers state that photos are the most useful tool when viewing properties online! Don't let poor lighting, the wrong focal point, inaccurate colours and unattractive styling turn anyone away. View our online gallery to see the difference our professional photography makes.
GreenApple Staging & Images works with Realtors, Home Owners, Home Builders and Property Investors. We provide:Pre-Market Staging Consultations "Designed-to-Sell" Staging Advice Hands-on Staging Furniture, Accessory & Art Rentals High quality Professional Photography using specialized lighting techniques for optimal web viewing
Let us help you Position your Home for Success.
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Deena is a certified Professional Real Estate Stager and a member of the Photography for Real Estate community. Through her own real estate investing experiences and marketing instincts, Deena quickly discovered the power of staging a property for a targeted buyer. All of her own properties sold in a few days to a few weeks, for 98%-100% of list price, in every kind of market.
Her designer's eye and background, passion for marketing real estate and professional photography are integral in her success to enhance the marketability of residential properties.
Find out the difference staging and professional photography can make in your real estate marketing efforts. Give us a call!
Serving Calgary & Okotoks