All I did was....Home Staging Success Stories

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Can adding crystals to your chandelier update the look when selling? Maybe hanging Barbie dolls upside down is better.

As a home stager in Vaughan, I thought I had seen every conceivable type of chandelier from every decade.

Homeowners ask if there is any way of leaving the dated chandelier installed and adding crystals to the arms of the chandelier to update the look. This client actually added Barbie dolls suspended upside down and crystals.

I'm thinking just the crystals would have done the trick.

barbie chandelier

When you are considering listing your home for sale, Advantage Staging will make suggestions for replacement lighting that will suit every budget and look appropriate in the home for sale.

Just one more reason that calling in a professional home stager can save you time and money when you are preparing your house for sale.

Fact #1 -sellers are usually not interested in investing money into new light fixtures for a home that they are leaving.

Fact #2 - Lighting is one of the least expensive upgrades you can make to your home that will reap the most pay back on the money spent.

Home Depot sells a line for contractors that has a satin nickel finish and white shades. From $49 to $125 you can replace any light in your house for an updated look that buyers will love.

Investment, minimal.

Impact, priceless.

Michelle Finnamore   Advantage Staging    416.928.2999

Remember, home staging is always less than the first price reduction.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Comment balloon 18 commentsMichelle Finnamore • November 05 2011 04:15PM
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