home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession : Introduction - 09/01/10 06:09 AM

 
If you haven't been following along, Dezigner Digz has been providing daily (Monday to Friday) tips and nods to the world of staging, design and decor on both our Facebook Fan Page and on Twitter.  Our series of tips is known as HIP TIPZ.  We recently reached a milestone: our 200th tip and we're still going strong!
In fact, we recently received a 'shout out' from REALTOR Magazine and the International Business Times who both referenced our HIP TIPZ series.  Click here for the links.
For the next little while, we'll be recapping our HIP TIPZ series for those just coming on … (8 comments)

home staging burlington: Another Burlington Home Staging Consultation - Millcroft - 08/08/10 05:46 AM
 
Dezigner Digz was recently called in to do a home staging consultation for the owners of this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home complete with renovated kitchen and granite counters.  This one is located in the sought after area of Millcroft in Burlington.  We just wanted to share a few photos with you: 
 
  
  
  
 
To find out more information about this home, click here or contact the Listing Agent, Barbara Beers of Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate at (905) 634-2335.  Visit Barbara's site at www.barbarabeers.com to view her other listings in the area as well.
When the time … (5 comments)

home staging burlington: Burlington Lakeshore Home Staged & Leased in 7 weeks. Home Staging Before & After Pictures - 07/22/10 05:24 AM
Another one of our staging projects has just wrapped up.  This gorgeous home was on Lakeshore Road in one of Burlington's most prestigious areas; a stones throw from Lake Ontario.  It was listed for sale at $819,000 or lease at $3,000 per month.
We thought this one might be around a little longer since the market has slowed down a bit from its earlier spring bustle.  The property had been listed previously with another Realtor® and was not sold or leased.  The homeowner switched Realtors® and chose one of our Realtor® partners to re-list with.  Dezigner Digz was then brought in to do the home staging.
We … (17 comments)

home staging burlington: A Staging Job Close To My Heart - Part 5: The AMAZING OUTCOME!!! - 07/20/10 05:44 AM

 
For those of you that have followed along and read about my family's journey through the process of selling my In-laws' home, I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to read each post and let me share the experience with you.  It became a staging job unlike any other I have ever done, and one that I hope I don't have to repeat for a very long time. 
I promised from the beginning of this series of posts an amazing outcome.  Before I go there, here's a quick recap for anyone just joining us.  If … (11 comments)

home staging burlington: A Staging Job Close To My Heart - Part 4: The Reveal - Before & After Pictures - 07/08/10 09:29 AM

 
If you're just joining me, you may want to go back and read The Introduction to this series of blog posts.  It's a quick read.  You can also check out Part 1: The Garage Sale, Part 2: Home Improvements and Part 3: Why Hire a Realtor® & Deciding Which One to Choose so that you're up to speed on what's been going on so far.
 


Part 4:  The Reveal - Before & After Pictures
With the garage sale and home improvements behind us, the real fun started (at least for me).  It was finally time to stage my In-laws' home.  I ended up doing … (22 comments)

home staging burlington: A Staging Job Close to My Heart - Part 3: WHY HIRE A REALTOR® & Deciding Which One to Choose - 06/29/10 11:12 AM

 
If you're just joining me, you may want to go back and read The Introduction to this series of blog posts.  It's a quick read.  You can also check out Part 1: The Garage Sale and Part 2: Home Improvements so that you're up to speed on what's been going on so far.
Part 3: WHY HIRE A REALTOR® & Deciding Which One to Choose 
We knew going into this undertaking, that we would hire a Realtor®.  For a fleeting moment, my Husband thought it might be a good idea to try and sell privately and save the money on commission.  Once he … (13 comments)

home staging burlington: My Latest REALTOR Magazine Article - A Man Cave - 06/26/10 06:50 AM

My latest article for REALTOR Magazine's blog Styled, Staged & Sold is about creating a bonus room by making something out of nothing. 
This attic was turned into a 'man cave'.  You can read the article here and see the end result.  It was also picked up here by the International Business Times!

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Dezigner Digz is Burlington Ontario's premier home staging firm and serves Ancaster, Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown, Stoney Creek, Oakville and surrounding areas.  The owner, Charlene Storozuk, is a member of the Real Estate Staging Association and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Regional Vice-President, Canada.  Her … (13 comments)

home staging burlington: A Staging Job Close To My Heart - Part 2: Home Improvements - 06/25/10 11:32 AM


If you're just joining me, you may want to go back and read The Introduction to this series of blog posts.  It's a quick read.  You can also check out Part 1: The Garage Sale so that you're up to speed on what's been going on so far.
With the garage sale out of the way, we then removed items that would not be needed for staging.  It was pretty hard on my Mother-in-law to watch the family home be stripped of memories, so she only popped by on occasion to see how things were progressing.  In fact, she made the wise … (10 comments)

home staging burlington: A Staging Job Close To My Heart - Introduction - 05/31/10 10:54 AM
 

 
For those of you who are a Facebook Friend, you probably read a few updates from me about a property that I was going to stage.  This one hit very close to home for me as it was owned by my In-laws.
Sadly, my Father-in-law passed away almost 3 months ago.  He suffered a massive stroke last June and pulled through against all odds.  The past year was a real struggle for him, but because of his spirit, he never gave up.  No matter how many setbacks he had along the way, he just considered them "another bump in … (17 comments)

home staging burlington: Women's Council of REALTORS® Article: Home Staging As a Value-Added Bonus to Your Clients - 03/03/10 10:00 AM
 

 
Prior to leaving for Las Vegas to attend RESA's International Home Staging Conference, I was asked by the Women's Council of REALTORS® to write an article about home staging for their March newsletter.  What better time to write it than upon my return from the Conference when I'm all pumped up about home staging and wanting to spread the word!  The article was just released today on WCR's website.
If you've been thinking for some time about incorporating the services of a professional Home Stager as part of your marketing plan, give this article a read.  You might find some helpful … (13 comments)

home staging burlington: Making the Most of Winter Property Listings - My Latest REALTOR Magazine Online Post - 01/13/10 11:28 AM
 
 
Are you looking for ways to help move your winter listings?  An article that I just wrote for REALTOR Magazine's online blog Styled, Staged & Sold will provide you with some tips. 
You can read it by following this link:  Making the Most of Your Winter Property Listings
I was excited to find out yesterday that The International Business Times has also picked it up here: International Business Times - Real Estate 
I hope you find these tips helpful.  Please feel free to add ones that have worked for you.
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Dezigner Digz is a professional home staging and interior decorating firm … (8 comments)

home staging burlington: Selling Your Home During the Holidays - 12/18/09 11:05 AM
 
 
You might be wondering whether or not you should decorate your home for the holidays when it's on the market.  It you do decide to deck the halls, there are certain considerations that you should take into account.
Here's a link to a recent article I wrote for REALTOR Magazine's online blog Styled, Staged & Sold: 'Selling Your Home During the Holidays' that addresses this issue Realtor Magazine .  In fact, I was excited to find out that the article was just published by the International Business Times as well: International Business Times .
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year!
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home staging burlington: In The International Business Times Again! A $71 Bathroom Transformation. - 11/01/09 12:12 AM

 
Looking for an inexpensive fix for your bathroom?  Does your client's home need a mini-facelift before listing?  You can make a big difference to a bathroom for a mere $71.
An article that I wrote for REALTOR® Magazine's online blog Styled, Staged & Sold was posted recently on their site.  It was reprinted by The International Business Times with the permission of REALTOR® Magazine since they now own the copyright to it.  This is the second article that I've written that the IBT have picked up!
If you want to read about this easy transformation, here's the link:
http://www.ibtimes.com/contents/20091019/bathroom-maximum-impact-on-minimal-71-budget.htm
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home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz™ at the REALTORS® Without BORDERS Conference & Trade Show - 10/01/09 12:00 PM

Come visit us at Southern Ontario's largest annual real estate conference, REALTORS® Without BORDERS Conference & Trade Show, on Thursday, October 8th at the Hamilton Convention Centre.  For more information visit www.rahb.ca.
We will be sharing booth space with fellow Home Stager, Karen Hubert of Center Stage Design, based in Ancaster, Ontario.  You can find us in the vendor area at Booth #45.
Stop by for your free Dezigner Digz™ coffee mug (while supplies last).
Dezigner Digz™ will be holding a draw, so be sure to enter for your chance to win a complimentary home staging consultation.  This is a … (5 comments)

home staging burlington: "Staging" The Home Stager - New Headshots - Can You Help Me Pick? - 07/01/09 10:39 AM
When selling your home, it's important to make a great first impression (the first rule of home staging).  The same goes for selling your business services - first impressions really count.  It's been over 2 years since I had headshots taken.  The last photos were taken by my Hubby - good thing he's so patient because I had the poor guy take tons of them.  
I decided though, that it was time to have updated photos taken, and this time I wanted them taken by a professional [no offence Honey if you're reading this :-)].  Mandie took a ton of photos and narrowed it down to 17 for me to choose from.  … (25 comments)

home staging burlington: Feng Shui It! Part 8: How To Improve the Knowledge & Self-Cultivation Area Of Your Home - 06/16/09 12:10 PM

Whether you are selling your home, or improving it for your own enjoyment, Feng Shui can play an important role.
In Part 8, the final instalment of our Feng Shui It! series, we will be looking at the Knowledge and Self-Cultivation area of your home.  You will want to pay particular attention to this area if you wish to further your knowledge or are looking for ways to improve yourself.
If you have read Parts 1-7 of this series, by now you will be familiar with the Bagua Map and know how to locate the Knowledge and Self-Cultivation area of … (8 comments)

home staging burlington: An Open House Gone Terribly Wrong - 06/03/09 11:51 AM
An alarming story out of Brampton, Ontario this week:  It seems that a woman arrived at an open house with two young boys in tow.  While the older child stayed with the agent, the younger child and the woman looked through the house. 
Allegedly, she "relocated" a video-game console, digital camera, jewellery and cash - all into her purse.  The story gets worse.  This wasn't the only open house that she and the boys attended.  She has been charged in connection with thefts at 7 open houses during April and May of this year.  The two children were also arrested but later … (17 comments)

home staging burlington: Feng Shui It! Part 6: How To Improve the Creativity & Children Area of Your Home - 05/12/09 11:19 AM
 

Whether you are selling your home, or improving it for your own enjoyment, Feng Shui can play an important role.
In Part 6 of our Feng Shui It! series, we will be looking at the Creativity & Children area of your home.  If you are in need of some help in getting your creative juices flowing, then make sure that this area of your home is in order.  Are you trying to conceive a child or already have children but want to improve your relationship with them?  Then this is an area of your home that you'll want to … (6 comments)

home staging burlington: Real Estate Staging Association - Halton & Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter: The Law of Attraction - An Inspiring Evening! - 04/28/09 11:26 AM
Looking for a little inspiration?  Are current economic woes getting you down?  Do you need some help kick-starting your personal life or your business?  Well, the next meeting of the Halton & Hamilton-Wentworth Real Estate Staging Association may be just what the doctor ordered.
On May 11th we welcome guest speaker Karen Lee Stocker, founder of the Law of Attraction Canada.  Karen is an entrepreneur, public speaker and trainer with a talent for inspiring and motivating individuals to make positive choices and helping people move towards achieving their life goals.  She has been teaching the Law of Attraction principles for the past year … (10 comments)

home staging burlington: Selling Your Home? Tips On Preparing It For The Spring Housing Market - 03/19/09 01:22 PM

Spring is in the air - finally!  After a long, cold winter, everyone is now coming out of hibernation and winter survival mode.  Spring is a time for new beginnings.  For some, new beginnings will include purchasing a new home.
Since it just happens to be a buyer's market at the moment, what better time.  There will be plenty of people out there looking and if serious, buying.  If your house is on the market, are you prepared for this?
Here are some things that you can do now to get your home ready for the spring housing market: 
 
-          Pack away … (10 comments)

 
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