Darren and Lucie Brand are the owners and operators of one of Canada's leading home staging companies, designedtosell.ca .Based in Pickering, ON and servicing the Greater Toronto Area, this dynamic husband and wife team are considered Canadian industry pioneers. Over the past 6 years, Designed To Sell.ca has staged close to 500 properties and built their company's reputation on four pillars - design expertise, integrity, client satisfaction and trust. Designedtosell.ca has distinguished itself in the industry by listening to its clients and understanding their needs and expectations and then executing staging solutions that deliver on (or exceed) those needs and expectations.
Both Darren and Lucie are certified by the Canadian Staging Professionals organization, and are committed to enhancing the professionalism of the industry. Darren was named CSP's "Mentor of the Year" for 2007 in recognition of his contributions to transferring knowledge and bringing new professionals along. Darren and Lucie are also members of the Real Estate Staging Association (resa) and participants in the Stage It Forward round table, both of which bodies are intended to enhance the quality of service across the profession and raise awareness of the inherent value of staging in the residential real estate marketplace.
Darren's design expertise and know how has consistently attracted significant media interest. He regularly appears on television, notably as a guest designer on hgtv canada's "Big City Broker" with Brad Lamb and "Home To Go with Peter Fallico". Additionally, he regularly appears in print media and was recently profiled in a Home Staging feature in the Toronto Star.