property styling: Having a Hoot Staging! - 06/02/14 07:27 AM
Having a Hoot Staging!
We had a "hoot" staging a townhouse recently.  This occupied townhouse needed a bit of art and some accessories to make it shine.  There were three bedrooms, the Master, the Guestroom and the... uh... Owl Room.  Yes, I said "Owl Room"!

Tucked away in the 3rd bedroom was the sweetest little Burrowing Owl I've ever seen... OK, actually, it's the only real life Burrowing Owl I've ever seen.  The closest to this would be the wine label on a local B.C. wine called "Burrowing Owl".  I was very surpised to see how small this little fellow … (15 comments)

property styling: What is the Value of Staging your Vancouver Home? - 04/04/14 08:38 AM
What is the Value of Staging your Vancouver Home? 
A Case Study with Before/After Photos
Home Sellers often wonder about the value of staging their home.  Yes, there’s an upfront, monetary investment.  There’s also always that unknown risk that your home might not sell.   Yet, the decision to stage carries so many benefits:  better presentation online, increased traffic to the home, enabling the Realtor® to add those magic words “shows beautifully”, and creating an emotional connection with the buyer to the home.  Here’s an example of how we helped some home owners in Coquitlam get their home sold quickly, and move … (18 comments)

property styling: From Awkward to Ah ha Vancouver Home Staging - 11/18/13 04:07 AM
From Awkward to Ah ha!
Sometimes there's an element in a room that just doesn't make sense to a Home Buyer.  In this downtown Vancouver condo, there was a strange, awkward shelf above the fireplace that made Home Buyers scratch their head.

What was the purpose of the shelf?  None, really.  Why was it there?  The architect was feeling creative that day?  What's a Home Buyer to do about it?Forget it - let's just move on to the next property!
In order to avoid the Home Buyer from being too perplexed to bother solving the shelf issue, it made sense … (30 comments)

property styling: Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge - Vancouver Stager & S. Dakota Realtor® - 03/28/13 12:46 PM
Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge - Vancouver Stager & S. Dakota Realtor®
As a Vancouver Home Stager, I'm always thrilled to have a great collaboration with a Realtor®.  Some partnerships are just magic, as we know we're on the same page, and striving for the same goal... to help a home owner sell their home quickly and receive the most money possible for their home. 

Imagine my delight when I was contacted by Lee Alley, Realtor® in Rapid City, South Dakota, asking for a concise "Top 10 Tips for Staging a Property for Sale" that he could pass on to his clients.  … (27 comments)

property styling: Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging Canadiana Style - 11/04/12 11:28 PM
Lynn Valley North Vancouver Home Staging Canadiana Style
As a North Vancouver Home Stager, I've worked with many unique homes where we need to prepare the home quickly, by staging and getting the home ready and on the market to sell.  This means that often you just need to work with what you're given.  Renovations are often costly and take up a lot of time to complete.  In this particular case, this home, located in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, had neither time nor budget.  What could staging do to help this Family Room look its very best for selling?
BEFORE

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property styling: Meet Exit Stage Right Home Staging Vancouver - 10/10/12 01:31 AM
Meet Exit Stage Right Home Staging Vancouver

Hello.  My name is Sally Weatherley, and I'm the Owner and Lead Designer at Exit Stage Right Home Staging Vancouver.  I'd love to tell you a little bit about myself.  I was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and have watched this city change, develop, morph and grow.  I originally had a passion for languages, and studied French for many years, living in Quebec City and Grenoble, France, in an effort to become more fluent. 
During my early wanderings, I was inspired by all things European, and to this day, will often sneak … (26 comments)

property styling: DUNDARAVE WEST VANCOUVER HOME STAGING VIDEO - 09/19/12 08:48 AM
DUNDARAVE WEST VANCOUVER HOME STAGING VIDEO
Staging this Dundarave, West Vancouver condo for sale was a real delight.  Before staging this property, many pieces of furniture were edited, new carpet was laid, and the walls were painted a fresh, neutral colour.  Once we had a nice, blank canvas, we kept a few of the owner’s pieces of furniture, and added some rental furnishings. 
Rather than trying to explain the transformation through words, let us show you, through video, what we did to make this property more appealing, and to speak to the demographic and to the great location near Dundarave Village.
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property styling: Steps a Vancouver Home Stager follows to stage a Property for Sale - 08/09/12 01:33 PM
What Steps does a Vancouver Home Stager follow to stage a
Property for Sale?
What exactly does a Vancouver Real Estate Home Stager do, from start to finish, to stage a property for sale?  Often I’m hired to stage a property with very little notice.  The client either goes through a REALTOR® and is not involved in the staging details, or they are unaware of what we as Stagers do in the background and only really see the end result on staging day.  As if by magic, the client’s home is transformed into a beautiful show room.  However, behind the scene, … (26 comments)

property styling: Selling your Dundarave West Vancouver Home? Home Staging Tips - 07/04/12 03:43 AM
SELLING YOUR DUNDARAVE WEST VANCOUVER HOME?  HOME STAGING TIPS
Are you planning on selling your Dundarave, West Vancouver home?  Before you list your home, you may want to consider staging your home for sale by contacting our company, Exit Stage Right home staging.  Staged homes present beautifully on the MLS®, where the next home is just a mouse click away.
 
What does the Dundarave area have to offer home buyers?  What’s so special about the Dundarave area?  Dundarave is a wonderful village, offering one-of-a-kind boutique shops, restaurants and cafes.  Feel like a British Pub?  There’s the Red Lion for a … (16 comments)

property styling: Selling your Lynn Valley, North Vancouver Home? Home Staging Tips - 06/28/12 02:56 PM
SELLING YOUR LYNN VALLEY, NORTH VANCOUVER HOME?  HOME STAGING TIPS
Are you planning on selling your Lynn Valley, North Vancouver home?  Before you list your home, think about having your home staged by us, Exit Stage Right home staging.  Ask yourself, what does Lynn Valley have to offer, and why would buyers be interested in this community?  Once you’ve answered this question, how can you bring a sense of community into your home for sale?  How can your home for sale speak to its location?

Lynn Valley is a wonderful, historic community.  This area is also a nature lover’s paradise.  … (21 comments)

property styling: Selling your Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver Home? Home Staging Tips - 06/27/12 09:33 AM
SELLING YOUR LOWER LONSDALE, NORTH VANCOUVER HOME?  HOME STAGING TIPS
Are you planning on selling your Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver home?  Have you thought of staging your home for sale?  My company, Exit Stage Right, recently staged this townhouse for sale in Lower Lonsdale.  We added artwork, accessories and colours that spoke to this specific area, in order to attract a home buyer, who is attracted to the lifestyle of this area.
 
What’s so great about the Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver area anyway?  This area has developed in leaps and bounds over the past few years.  The gorgeous, new Pinnacle … (16 comments)

property styling: SELLING YOUR EAGLE HARBOUR, WEST VANCOUVER HOME? HOME STAGING TIPS - 06/26/12 03:58 AM
SELLING YOUR EAGLE HARBOUR, WEST VANCOUVER HOME? HOME STAGING TIPS
Are you selling your Eagle Harbour home? Don’t know where to start when preparing to sell? Exit Stage Right home staging can help you. We prepare homes for sale that will appeal to a target demographic.
 
Eagle Harbour is a unique area in West Vancouver. It’s a maritimer’s haven and heaven. Chances are someone who loves the ocean and appreciates boating will want to move to this gem of an area. Let’s play to that. Let’s stage a home with a specific buyer in mind.
What will you find in … (17 comments)

property styling: Vancouver Home Staging-Vacant Condo Before & After Photos - 06/17/12 07:12 AM
Vancouver Home Staging-Vacant Condo Before & After Photos
When our Home Staging company arrived at this vacant condo, situated in North Vancouver, B.C., near Lonsdale Quay, we were uninspired by the beige walls and empty, cold looking rooms.  This condo needed to be shaken up with colour, to appeal to a young, hip, buyer demographic.

Of course, we are always inspired by what we see outside the windows, and in this case, this condo had a gorgeous view of the North Shore mountains, with a glimpse to the ocean and downtown city views beyond.  Due to its location, we decided … (31 comments)

property styling: Home Staging Vancouver – First Impressions Count! - 05/28/12 01:35 AM
 
Home Staging Vancouver – First Impressions Count! 
When selling your Vancouver property, first impressions are everything.   When a potential Home Buyer enters your home, they want to be drawn in immediately, and coaxed to see more.  Like an hors d’oeuvres before the main course, the Home Buyer wants to their senses to be piqued and ready for what’s to come. 
This particular Home Owner was very wise to call in our company to help get their property market ready for sale.  Before, the first thing that greeted you upon entering the foyer was a sofa that was gobbling … (23 comments)

property styling: Sutton West Coast Realty Gala - Vancouver 2012 - 04/13/12 07:59 AM
Sutton West Coast Realty Gala - Vancouver 2012
We had a wonderful time at the 3rd Annual Sutton West Coast Realty Gala last night, and I just wanted to share some photos of this fun event.  My company, Exit Stage Right, was thrilled to be asked to participate as a sponsor at this year's gala. 

Sutton literally rolled out the red carpet to its Agents, and upon arrival at the beautiful Westin Bayshore Hotel, were greeted by the glamorous Merrily Hackett, General Manager/Owner of Sutton West Coast Realty.  It certainly felt like being at the Oscars, with "paparazzi" lined up … (27 comments)

property styling: Are You a Lover Or A Fighter? Are You A Chopper And A Thrower? - Vancouver Home Staging - 11/06/11 05:30 AM
Are You A Lover Or A Fighter?  Are You A Chopper And A Thrower? - Vancouver Home Staging
I was sitting down with a cup of tea and relishing the most recent arrival of one of my favourite design magazines (unfortunately, I can't remember which one), when I came across a fun article that made me stop and ponder...  Oh, and no, I don't really care if you're a lover or a fighter - I just thought that might grab your attention (he he he)  Am I a chopper?  Am I a folder?  Hmmmm.  I thought I'd toss this question out … (36 comments)

property styling: Welcome Laurence Smith, Realtor® - Fair Realty, Victoria, B.C. - 11/02/11 02:08 PM
Welcome Laurence Smith, Realtor - Fair Realty, Victoria, B.C.
I recently invited a friend of mine, Laurence Smith, Realtor® with Fair Realty in Victoria, B.C., to join Active Rain.  Laurence and I go way back... to high school, actually.  Back then, Laurence went by the name Jon, so forgive me if I refer to Laurence as Jon (I know, it's confusing.).  Here's a photo of us at our high school reunion.  Yes, Laurence is wearing his high school T-shirt - and it fits!!!!

I first met Laurence in grade 8 at West Vancouver Secondary School.  Laurence actually grew up in … (7 comments)

property styling: I Received a Referral from LA- Thanks to Active Rain! - 10/23/11 02:53 PM
I Received a Referral from LA- Thanks to Active Rain!
What would you do if you received a phone call from the Real Estate Staging Association's Stager of the Year, asking if you could help out one of her family members?   Well, I'll tell you what I did.  I nearly plum well fainted!
"Hello Sally, this is Annie Pinsker-Brown calling".
"Sally?  Sally?...are you there?".
"Oh, hi, Annie", I replied weakly (remember, I'd just fainted)!  Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating just a teensy weensy little bit, but you get the idea.
Turns out Annie had a family member living in British Columbia, … (45 comments)

property styling: Before & After Photos - Home Staging Vancouver, B.C. - 10/20/11 02:34 PM
Before & After Photos - Home Staging Vancouver, B.C.
My company, Exit Stage Right, had the pleasure of staging this condo for sale in the Cambie area of Vancouver.  This property was an absolute delight to stage.  The building is only three years old, and it has a lovely view of downtown Vancouver and the mountains to the North.  The finishes are high end, and there are many professionals in this building, including many in the medical profession, due to its proximity to Vancouver General Hospital. 
We sourced furniture that would fit well in a condo-sized setting, using several glass pieces … (33 comments)

property styling: A Bird's Eye View - Vancouver Home Staging - 10/20/11 05:49 AM
A Bird's Eye View - Vancouver Home Staging
One of the pleasures of being a Home Stager, is seeing my city, Vancouver, from various view points.  I live on the North Shore, and view Vancouver from atop a mountain.  However, it's always fun to look at the city from a completely different perspective.  The problem with living on a mountain, is that you don't actually see the mountain, because you're on it!
Here are some photos of the view from a condo we recently staged.  This condo is in the Cambie area, a fantastic location, close to great shopping and restaurants.  … (12 comments)

 
Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT)

Sally Weatherley

Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Vancouver, BC

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Address: North Vancouver, B.C.

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Author Bio: Sally Weatherley is the owner of Exit Stage Right, home staging and redesign. She is a Canadian Certified Staging Professional, and a member of Professional Real Estate Staging. Sally also holds a Management Certificate from the Interior Design programme at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and holds a certificate in textile design from City & Guilds of London textile programme. Art and design have been constant throughout Sally's life.

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