Advantage Staging was called in to do a consultation on this property for sale in Newmarket at 620 Heddle Cresent. It's been 5 long months with no offers. What could be the problem? It's in a desirable location, it is a well proportioned, large home with a finished basement.
When I entered the kitchen that's when I saw the "green elephant" sitting there. Hunter green kitchen cabinets with hunter green formica counter tops. They were also in the master ensuite (double vanity!) and the main bathroom.
The first thing I recommended was to paint the cabinets a neutral colour so that they look like what buyers see when they look in current magazines and kitchen displays. No sense trying to sell what was in fashion in the early 90's. The clients weren't too impressed with me as these were wood cabinets. They didn't know you could or would paint solid wood cabinets. Took them a week to decide but here are the results of my painter's efforts.
I also painted the focal wall opposite the kitchen cabinet area the same colour as the counter top. Of course I called in my professional photographer to capture the transformation for the listing photos and the virtual tour. If you are going to market your listing to todays techie buyers using iphones and blackberries, you need to have an outstanding online presence.
Do you have a property that Advantage Staging could help market to your buyers?
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Michelle Finnamore CSP
2010 National Association of Home Builders U.S.A Silver Award for design
2010 Ontario Home Builders Association Silver Award for design
2010 CSP Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2009 Trail Blazer Company of the Year Award