calgary: How much is too much? Turning Eye Appeal into Buy Appeal! - 06/21/10 07:24 PM
I am constantly asked this question...How much is too much?
When I go into a house I look around initially, ask questions on lifestyle and what their schedules are. Do they have young children, teenagers or pets, etc. And then I start making suggestions.
Yes, I want the house to look as best as possible but and this is a big one the homeowners still have to live there. Selling your house is a difficult and stressful time in any ones life. My job as a stager is not to make it worse but to help make it easier. 
I … (7 comments)

calgary: Staging Completed on $5,000,000 property by Restage Inc. - 03/28/10 06:25 PM
Here is a house that we just finished staging! It is absolutely stunning and such a pleasure to stage!
Over 13,000 sq ft - Staged in 3 day's. Comprised of an amazing array of ammenities including an indoor pool and spa, ladies and gentleman change rooms, hair salon, movie theatre (seating for 28) and ton's more. The detail and thought put into the house is amazing.
The pictures below don't do it justice but gives you a glimpse of the property!
Love to hear your thoughts!

I hope you enjoy … (12 comments)

calgary: Why do some Realtors suggest NOT to stage a property? - 03/03/10 04:33 PM
Why do some Realtors suggest NOT to stage a property?
After years and years of staging properties it still amazes me how some realtors still discourage sellers from staging.
Is it because they didn't suggest staging right away and the house has sat unsold for so long they don't want to admit they could have done more?
Or is it because they think that it honestly doesn't work?

If so I ask why have home builders been "staging" their properties forever. Why do the statistics tell us that staged properties sell faster for more money than non staged properties?
Bottom … (20 comments)

calgary: Stager House Hunting!?!?! - 02/15/10 04:37 PM
We recently started house hunting for our family. With a growing family (3 girls....need more bathrooms) and a busy lifestyle we've outgrown our home.
Being a stager / designer makes it especially difficult when were looking at a house for us.
I thought I could be more objecive and look past all of the personal items and weird paint but guess what I'm looking at the houses for myself and not as a stager.
It seems that I'm just like every other buyer and wish a stager would have visited the house before us. I don't want to see dirty clothes … (7 comments)

calgary: Update to Prestigious SAM award house (staged by Restage) - 01/09/10 05:09 PM
I came across some more pictures of the property I had recently blogged about and that all of you would enjoy some nicer shots.

Yes they are a million times better....and that's why we alway's include FREE photography (professional) in our staging packages. Yes, it means we make less but the house cannot be shown to it's full advantage without it.
As you can see from my previous posts....

I also included some more pictures of this amazing house...

Above pictures is of the walkout games / media room - I placed the iron plates on the wall … (4 comments)

calgary: Upcoming 2010 Creb Forecast Tradeshow - Calgary - 01/09/10 08:01 AM
We once again attending and displaying at the 2010 Creb Forecast Tradeshow.
This is our 3rd year at the trade show and every year we have won for best display at the tradeshow.
I'm trying to come up with some new and innovative idea's to win again this year.
It's so much fun to meet new people and see current customers.
I can't wait to see if we can win again!
I'll keep you all posted to see if we can keep our winning streak going - There's quite a few new staging companies this year as well so it will … (3 comments)

calgary: One of my favorite Before and Afters - 01/09/10 07:42 AM
This house was quite amazing - you can't tell from this shot but it was actually up for a ton of awards for the builder. It has an elevator, dream master bath, wine cellar and ton's more. I love before and after's and thought everyone might enjoy some as well.

This was a quick shot and not totally complete...but you get the idea.

Before - Dining Room
Beautiful Room but it looked tiny.


If you want to see more before and after's from Restage let me know.
Thanks so much for all of … (13 comments)

calgary: Surprise! Your going to Maui!!!! - 01/05/10 07:42 PM
My husband's Birthday falls on Jan 1 and this year was a big one (40th). I wanted to do something special for him and not just the normal party.
I thought since it's Winter and we really needed a vacation why not surprise not only him but my 3 girls as well (not to mention a nice little trip for me).
So I went ahead and started planning and planning and planning....I asked family and friends to join us on a trip and our best friends decided to as well. We settled on Maui (my husband and I had … (1 comments)

calgary: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! - 12/26/09 05:30 AM
Merry Christmas to all!
I wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season!

I hope that all of you have a happy and successful New Year!


Kim Suecroft - Hanson (Restage Inc.)

Kim Suecroft - Hanson

Calgary, AB

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