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Staging the Remax Premier Lobby....Look #2

Advantage Staging has the unique opportunity to stage the lobby of the Remax Premier office at the centrally situated Vaughan Mills location with a new look every quarter.

You may remember when I arrived at Remax it started out looking like this....definitely could use a little more warmth to welcome clients.

remax premier lobby

I knew I could create a warm, welcoming look very easily by adding furniture with the right texture fabric and colour. The first staging looked like this....

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And now the lobby looks like this......

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Subtle changes were made that effect the mood of the space, creating a welcome feel. Clients and visitors comment every day how comfortable the furniture is. They feel right at home and don't want to get up as they feel so good sitting there. Now that's what I call effective marketing. Creating such a great space that your clients look forward to coming and don't want to leave!

Watch for the changes at Christmas... with the launch date for the new office being December 3rd.

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Winner of the Trailblazer Company of the Year  2009

Comment balloon 10 commentsMichelle Finnamore • November 17 2009 08:58PM


LOVE THE COLOR! Great choices!

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 11 years ago

Michelle, your staging is very professional and inviting.  I'd like that in my office anyday.  It looks like a great place for business.

Posted by Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434) about 11 years ago

Very nice-sweet and spicy now. Great job!!

Posted by Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA (CL Design Services Home Staging) about 11 years ago

Hi Cathy, sweet and spicy-now that is a great description of the new look. Thanks for the poetic words!

Hi Barbara, the clients love the look and yes they love to do business in the office. The owner is ecstatic as he gets constant positive feedback on the lobby. He says it is nothing he would have ever picked but appreciates my vision now.

The last switch out day, a client had been sitting in the lobby and decided to go next door for a coffee. When he returned and the new furniture had been put in place, he did a double take and asked me if this furniture was here 10 minutes before. It was a hoot!

HI Lise, I love the warm colours too. In the spring we will switch it up to cream and sage greens to reflect the season. Thanks for stopping in.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) about 11 years ago

Michelle, the room went from uninviting to warm and comfortable.  It's a great transformation!

Congratulations. Your office staging is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager ( about 11 years ago

You have done an excellent job and love the color pallet that you have chosen.

Posted by Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN (HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC ) about 11 years ago

What a fun project. Hopefully the agents have you carry your talents over into many of their listings!

Posted by Shelley Roufs (Simply Staged Homes ) about 11 years ago

Hi Kathy, thank you for the feature. I really enjoy seeing the look on everyone's face when they come into work and see the change. The owner gets a kick out of creating a buzz in the office with this idea. Gives everyone something to look forward to and talk about the advantages of using rental furniture when staging to create just the right look to seal the deal.

Hi Mary Lou, thank you for stopping to see my lobby redesign. I love the warm colours too. Although  I am really looking forward to the spring pallette I have picked.

Hi Shelley, The agents are very appreciative of the results I get for them. Every listing I have done for them sells in 1 to 5 days for list or over. It really creates quite the buzz when I change the furniture. I am getting one redesign job a week now on top of all the staging consulations. Well worth the effort.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) about 11 years ago

Michelle- You really put the WOW in that Lobby. Did you do the first staging also?

Posted by Barbara Cluck-Miksits, Home Staging - New Jersey (BCM Home Staging LLC) about 11 years ago

Hi Barbara, It really does wow the public and clients alike when they visit Remax Premier. The lobby is so different than any other realty office that comments are always positive. The first photo is how the lobby looked when I arrived. Really just a few items placed there to let people know they were in a lobby, not really to welcome them in. Now the lobby says "we were expecting your, come right in and have a seat".

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) about 11 years ago

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