Selling your Lynn Valley, North Vancouver Home? Home Staging Tips

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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?

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

Lynn Valley is a wonderful, historic community.  This area is also a nature lover’s paradise.  Everyone knows about the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but the lesser known albeit equally fabulous Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is located in Lynn Canyon Park.  There are beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls and the Baden Powell Trail.  You can even have a latte at the Lynn Canyon Café, offering coffee from 49th Parellel.  For budding scientists, there’s the Lynn Canyon Education Centre, a natural history museum, where you can learn about the local rain forest, slugs and bugs!

We recently staged a home in Lynn Valley, not far from Argyle High School.  The home is located in a private, park like setting, with greenery visible from every window in the house.  The home really felt like a cabin nestled in the woods.  We went with this feeling, and used more organic greens, browns and oranges throughout the home.  This home was mostly vacant, although there were some of the home owners pieces still there. 

Here are some Before & After photos of this property.  This property sold within days of being on the market, with four back up offers.  The home owner mentioned more than once how home staging played a key role in the quick sale of their house.

BEFORE - They Foyer was feeling tight and cramped with a piano front and centre.

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

AFTER - We relocated the piano to the living room, and added colourful artwork and flowers to make a bright, cheerful first impression for buyers upon entering the home.  Our aim was to tweak interest and spur buyers on to want to see more.

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

BEFORE - With a window bench seat to one side, and an opening to the dining room to the other side, furniture placement seemed a challenge in this empty living room.

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

AFTER - By placing furniture in the living room, buyers could see that there was plenty of space to entertain and chat.  A strategically placed tree minimized the unsightly electrical panel to the left of the fireplace.  We also brought in green and orange cushions to speak to the colours of the forest and the Koi pond outside. 

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

BEFORE - There was an existing Danish modern dining table and buffet, but the room lacked colour and personality.

 North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

 

AFTER - We brought in colour through artwork, textiles and accessories. 

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

BEFORE - There was a pretty room overlooking the garden, but again, being empty, this room's purpose seemed a bit confusing.  If too much space can be a dilemma, we had it!

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

 

AFTER - We added some mid-century modern Barcelona-type chairs to create a cozy reading area.  The perfect place to hide away.

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

 

AFTER - In the background, you can see another room that we furnished as a media/t.v. viewing room.  Because you had to walk through this room to get to the den/garden room, it couldn't be a spare bedroom.  Also, the house already had 5 bedrooms upstairs, so there really was no need for an extra guest room.  Again, without furniture, these rooms could have been very confusing for buyers.

North Vancouver Home Staging-Before & After Photos

Are you planning on selling your Lynn Valley, North Vancouver home?  If so, please give Exit Stage Right a call.  We'd love to help you sell your home as quickly as possible, by garnering lots of attention with a beautifully staged home. 

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Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Hi Sally ~  Your staging really helped this home's layout make sense to potential buyers. The empty spaces held no appeal at all until you added color and showed function.  No wonder it sold quickly and had back up offers -- congratulations!

You're on a great roll with these Localism posts -- good job!

Jun 28, 2012 04:32 PM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

When you've got it, you've got it..........and you've got it Miss Sally!  You always add just the right amount of color and interest to make these spaces much more appealing and give them purpose.  

Jun 28, 2012 07:17 PM #2
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Sally, you reaaly have an eye-fantastic work and wonderful use of color!

Jun 28, 2012 10:27 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Sally,

Beautifully done!  I just love all the energetic colors you used. It really brought the outdoors in.  Every room was infused with style and comfort.  I kept going back over the photos of each room and re-looking at them...  I'm sure the buyers felt the same when they were viewing the home. 

Jun 28, 2012 10:50 PM #5
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - The biggest problem with the house before staging was the extremely confusing floor plan.  Buyers wouldn't be too sure how to use some of the rooms.  This is where furniture placed in a room becomes so important. 

Ha ha - it's been fun to write this localism series! 

Roger - Why thank you - takes one to know one!  Wow, you really aren't sleeping, are you?

Valerie - We have so many pretty communities, it's hard to choose!  Lynn Valley is a hiker's, biker's, and nature lover's paradise.  I know - I'm still waiting for the perfect home to have my way with Eiffel Towers!  I think I'm going through withdrawal!

Joanna - This is high praise coming from you - I love your work.

Linda - This home is located in such a peaceful setting.  It's on a very quiet street and is set way back.  No other accent colour but green would have suited this home (with a little hit of orange for energy thrown in, of course). 

 

Jun 29, 2012 01:56 AM #6
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Love how you're talking to a koi pond...seriously, Sally, the color selection does reference boththe koi and the  scenery!  Lovely.

Jun 29, 2012 02:35 AM #7
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Julie - What?  Doesn't everyone speak to a Koi pond?...  Remarkably, the racoons seem to pass on this particular pond, and I'm not sure why. 

Jun 29, 2012 02:42 AM #8
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Lovely, Sally. That den was in a funky spot, but your clever space planning turned it into a cozy feature. Awesome work!

Jun 29, 2012 04:48 AM #9
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Prior to the transformation, that living room looked really dated to me....love your choices!  Congrats on the fast sale!

Jun 29, 2012 07:59 AM #10
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

The rooms, all of them, turned out beautiful Sally. 

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

Jun 29, 2012 10:01 PM #11
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kim - It's true.  The walk through to the sun room was a little "different", but by placing furniture, and spelling things out, it did work! 

Sharon - I agree.  The living room did look really dated.  I expect the new owners may want to update things a bit - I think I'd start with the fireplace...

Kathy - Thank you so much for the Feature in Staging Before and After Pictures! 

Jun 30, 2012 01:03 AM #12
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Karen Gray Plaisted
Design Solutions KGP~ Home Staging and Interior Decor - Warwick, NY
Staging Spaces, Renewing Places, NY

Sally I love your use of color in this home, it really made it pop! Beautiful job

Karen

Jun 30, 2012 04:11 AM #13
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally- I love what you did with the family room.  It now looks so cozy.  The before pics were nice but the After's add a lot of warmth to the home. I love those touches of green and tangerine. 

Jun 30, 2012 05:22 AM #14
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Karen - Thanks!  Adding colour is a simple yet effective way to make a home look more appealing and shine.

Kathy S - The family room was such a lovely room, but didn't look like much when vacant.  Adding the furniture and artwork definitely made the room look more cozy. 

Jul 02, 2012 10:34 AM #15
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Hi Sally.  Sounds like a lovely area to live in.  You did a great job on staging this property.  I love mid century modern pieces those are fabulous!

Thanks for a great post.

Jul 04, 2012 12:48 AM #16
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Wendy - Thanks!  I know, I'm also a huge fan of mid-century modern furniture.  The Danish modern dining set dictated that we continue this era, and I'm very happy with the results. 

Jul 04, 2012 01:45 AM #17
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sally, love the fact that you moved piano from the entrance. You changed that boring house into very welcoming and happy space. I also like an accent color combination.

Jul 09, 2012 02:43 PM #18
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Anna - Oh yes, seeing a piano upon entering was not a great first impression!  Yes, the house was a bit of a snooze fest without any furniture or colour.  We changed all that, and this house is now sold!

Jul 10, 2012 01:27 PM #19
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Sally, love the mid century furniture addtions. I have attended a few design seminars recently and they are all saying the mid century furniture is the next big thing so keep your pieces on hand.  You will be seeing them soon in magazines like style at home and canadian house and home. Great work as always. Love your style and pops of colour. I know we aren't supposed to say pops of colour but really, what other way is there to describe such yummy colours. 

Jul 15, 2012 05:47 AM #20
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - So funny.  I was told off in interior design school by an instructor when I was doing a presentation and used the term "pops of colour".  Really, I'm sorry, but pops of colour is exactly what they are!  I love mid century modern too, and it seems to work in so many settings.  Love the sleek, clean lines. 

Jul 31, 2012 01:33 AM #21
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