These days, there’s definitely intense competition among Toronto home buyers. So, when selling a property in Toronto, despite the fact that we are currently in an undeniable Seller’s market, countless studies have shown that staging a house helps to sell that property in the shortest amount of time, for the highest possible price. Period.
Take a look at these two photos – one of Toronto’s top staging companies, Staging Works, recommended the following to my extremely attentive (and obedient!) clients following their consultation — you’ll agree that the transformation of this custom-built luxury home’s living room was drastic!!
Switch the paint to a neutral colour to allow for a more spacious feel as well as to assist prospective buyers in visualizing their personal belongings
De-clutter and depersonalize the space by removing the personal collectibles and nick-knacks as this can be distracting to people walking through for the first time
Rearrange the existing furniture to create the best traffic patterns
Strategically place lighting and artwork – again, so as not to feel too overwhelming
Arrange the best view of the room
In this case, less was more. Following the staging recommendations, the clutter-free space, streamlined furniture and carefully curated accessories allowed the property to show better, impress buyers, and bring in a higher offer (when compared to the area’s recent sales). The effect of staging was that it helped potential buyers to visualize themselves in the home by creating the effect of a “model” home. My clients were ecstatic that their luxury home sold for 99% of asking in a record-breaking 1 day!!
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