Selling your Dundarave West Vancouver Home? Home Staging Tips

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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.

 View of Dundarave, West Vancouver

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 pint or two.  Hankering after a nice, frothy latte?  Delaney’s will be happy to serve you.  Fancying a healthy, light lunch or dinner?  The Dundarave Fish Market has a delightful, fresh menu.  Feeling like authentic Italian fare?  Verdicchio’s Deli won’t disappoint.

Dundarave is located right on the ocean.  Simply walk a couple of blocks down the hill, and you arrive at the historical Dundarave Pier, The Beach house Restaurant, and West Vancouver’s mile long Seawall.  This is a community where everything is in very close walking distance.  Many people downsize and retire to Dundarave, because of the easy access to shopping and leisurely walks. 

Here is an example of a townhome we recently staged in Dundarave, West Vancouver.  The target home buyer was more mature in age.  Therefore, we didn’t go crazy mod, but stayed with a very traditional feel to the home.   We staged this home by paying homage to the Dundarave location and ocean beyond.  We brought in art and accessories that would remind a home buyer of the sea nearby. 

Here are some Before & After photos of this Dundarave, West Vancouver home for sale.

ENTRY - BEFORE - This Entry doesn't really excite a home buyer or make them want to see more.

 Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging - Entry

ENTRY - AFTER - By adding a scale appropriate vase and flowers, this Entry is far more welcoming now.  I love the home owner's console table, made out of an old, vintage suitcase!

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging - Entry

BEFORE - This bedroom was just ok.  The bedding was a bit dated, and the room felt a little sparse.

 Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

AFTER - We added bedding and accessories that reflected where this townhouse was located - right by the ocean.  We used cushions with shell buttons, a soft, blue colour to remind one of the sea, and other nautical accessories.  We also spoke to the demographic, a buyer more mature in age, by adding an antique shoe form, and old, vintage books.

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

BEFORE - The Master Bathroom was pretty nondescript.

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

AFTER - Again, we brought in items like sea shells and starfish to remind the home buyer of this great seaside location.

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

BEFORE - This Master Bedroom didn't really need much - just a little tweak.  The French Toile fabric of the bedspread actually worked well, as the target buyer would be more traditional. 

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

AFTER - We played this room up as a sanctuary, where one could spend a quiet moment, sipping tea and enjoying a good book, away from all the hustle and bustle.  We also added some antique, wooden badminton raquets, to speak to a more seasoned buyer. 

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

BEFORE - Again, there was nothing remarkable about this Den. 

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

AFTER - This Den is now the perfect spot to study those nautical maps, watch an episode of Jacques Cousteau, or catch up on the latest marine biology discoveries.

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

Of course, at the end of the day, it's all about the view.  We set this patio up to compliment the lovely ocean view of the Georgia Straight.

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

This home sold extremely quickly!  If you are planning on selling your Dundarave, West Vancouver home and would like to edge out your competition, call Exit Stage Right home staging.  We'd love to view your home and help you sell your home quickly.

Other North Shore Home Staging posts you make like to check out:

Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver Home Staging Tips

Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver Home Staging Tips

Lynn Valley, North Vancouver Home Staging Tips

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Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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Another great job Sally! You brought life to a somewhat sparse home. No wonder it sold quickly!

Jul 04, 2012 09:27 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sally ~ Every room in this home benefitted from your staging tweaks!  Nice views and a great location, too.  Congrats on helping your sellers with the quick sale!!

(BTW I'm LOL at your comment about the racquets being placed there "to speak to a more seasoned buyer."  You mean an OLD person like me, right? :-))

Jul 04, 2012 12:31 PM #2
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Janice - Thanks so much!  It's funny how some homes have too much "stuff", and others, not enough.

Maureen - Too funny!  Ok, yes, "seasoned" is code for "old", but I'm afraid you do not fit into that category, at least not yet!  And I will not admit to remembering when people played with wooden racquets...

Jul 04, 2012 01:37 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Sally, I'm wondering how much time you spent at the Red Lion pub going over the home's transformation in your mind? I love that patio, what a great place to sit and nurse my hangover in the sea breeze.

Jul 05, 2012 12:45 AM #4
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Malcolm - Ha ha - I'm sure it took about as much time for me to plan the home stage at the Red Lion Pub as it did for you to compose your wonderful piece on Consecon, Prince Edward County at the Old Mill Pub in Consecon!  All I can say is "cheers to that"!

Jul 05, 2012 01:13 AM #5
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Sal Gal, love all your little tweaks and using what the owner had! It's fun to look around the place and find things to use!

Jul 05, 2012 10:47 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

It is sooooo about the little things and you showed that so well. I am still trying to figure out the big floral thing on the bed, it looks like a big bow! LOL

Jul 05, 2012 12:28 PM #7
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Peg - I also used the home owner's cook book for the kitchen.  It's the cook book from The Salmon House on the Hill, a local West Vancouver restaurant that everyone brings their out of town guests to, because of the spectacular view.  The foods pretty good, too!

Dundarave, West Vancouver Home Staging

Jul 05, 2012 01:32 PM #8
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Shar - So true - the devil's in the details.  What bow?  In the before or the after photo?!! 

Jul 05, 2012 01:33 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Hi, Sally.

I'm loving all your close-up shots! Great job. I also love how the bathroom turned out. Talk about a transformation.

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

Kathy

Jul 07, 2012 10:43 PM #10
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - I know you're the master of the close-up shot, so this is high praise, indeed! 

Thank you so much for the Feature in the Staging Before & After Photos group - very much appreciated.

Jul 08, 2012 04:02 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Ha, in the first bedroom picture I think there are 3 pillows on the bed but at first glance it looked like a big bow on the bed. :)  Not good....

Jul 08, 2012 12:14 PM #12
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Shar - Ha ha - Oh my goodness, I see what you mean now!  Yes, the "bow look" is now, happily, gone!

Jul 08, 2012 11:36 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Sally, love the little tweaks. I agree, showing the tie in with the local area wins every time. I use cook books as well when staging. A small story if I may.  I was called out to stage a home where the home owner had actually purchased another home that I had staged.

I asked him out of curiosity what had made him buy the other staged house. He said as soon as he saw the  Master Griller cook book on the counter he knew it was the house for him.  He asked if I had placed that particular cook book on the counter. Of course I had so that was a lesson for me to use every marketing oppotunity available to allow a buyer to connect with a property. 

Love your work here. Especially the striped bedding as it allows the room to appear wider than it is . Great staging technique. 

Jul 15, 2012 05:36 AM #14
Rainer
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Will have to look this place up the next time I am in Vancouver.  Lovely work.

Jul 29, 2012 05:49 AM #15
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - Love your story, and it goes to show that you never know what small staged detail may resonate with a buyer. 

Wendy - Oh, it's definitely worth a visit.  Go for a coffee at Delaney's and then go for a nice stroll along the sea wall. 

Jul 31, 2012 01:30 AM #16
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