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


All I did was... give the buyer a way to connect with a property

Staging in Vaughan and the Toronto GTA we are asked quite frequently if it is really worth it to stage a vacant home.

Home owners and agents alike ask why isn't it better to show a home vacant, doesn't it show buyers how much room there is in a home.

We know from experience that buyers have a hard time envisioning the following...will my furniture fit in here or how would I set up my furniture in this room.

In this home the first thing we asked the home owner to do was remove the office blinds in every room. Then we asked that the walls be painted a lighter neutral colour that buyers would love.

Buyers give an agent a list of things they want however they typically buy on emotion every time. 

Buyers will say they "knew" as soon as they saw the house they knew it would be their new home.

All I did in this home was stage 3 rooms to show buyers how they could live in this home. 

The dining room before staging was not inviting, after staging the room shows buyers how they could entertain in the space.

Dining Room Before with no furniture, artwork or decor, office blinds installed

dining room before


Dining Room After with table, chairs, artwork, decor and office blinds removed.

The room is brighter, feels roomier and inviting.

dining room staged without blinds
Living Room Before vacant with office blinds. 

family room vacant with office blinds

Living Room staged with sectional for large gatherings, artwork, decor and no office blinds.

living room staged

The room now feels inviting and spacious.

Kitchen Eating Area Before with furniture that did not blend well with the dark kitchen cabinets.

kitchen eating area

Kitchen Eating Area staged with furniture and artwork to blend with the dark kitchen cabinets.

kitchen eating area staged

In our area dark kitchen cabinets are not a popular option so this set up created an updated look that buyers would like. 

This home is now staged and SOLD!

If you have a property that requires staging to market it to attract your ideal buyers call the Go To Girl around town. Get results and get your property sold!

Michelle Finnamore Interiors Ltd


2016 & 2017 Voted Best Staging Company in Vaughan and Toronto GTA

2016  RESA Top Ten Staging Company in Canada



Comment balloon 15 commentsMichelle Finnamore • February 05 2018 03:39PM


Michelle Finnamore outstanding transformation!  Looks so beautiful... I will certainly keep you in mind. for any of my future staging needs... as I live ony 30 minutes away in Mississauga!

Posted by Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results! (BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE) almost 3 years ago

Michelle Finnamore this is an amazing transformation!  Your before and after photos tell the story perfectly .... from a "dud" to a stunning home that's move in ready!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 3 years ago

Thank you Maureen, when the home owner came in the house when the staging was done he was gob smacked. He couldn't believe the difference and loved how the home looked warm and inviting. 


Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 3 years ago

What a difference. The photos say it all! Beautiful job, Michelle!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 3 years ago

I love these changes and the WOW that the changes brought about.  Totally beautiful! 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 3 years ago

As I told Judi, Holy Moly! I have great vision of empty spaces but, would never think the befores and afters are of the same house, Michelle! What a HUGE difference you've made - just imagine the buyer pool enlargement you created for your listing agent and the seller. I know they are elated and I'm sure this one is long gone!

Congratulations on a wonderful job.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Michelle. Your pictures make all the difference in the world. Love the color.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Hi Sheila, thank you for stopping in to see the transformation. I know when we are making our staging suggetsions the home owners really have no idea of what it will look  like when we are done. They are always gobsmacked when they see the finished look. They are especially happy when it sells in a few days and they get top dollar too!

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 3 years ago

That doesn't surprise me a bit, Michelle! It's something that we do everything we can to share with them success stories but, many think the expense is just too high for them. I always tell them, "You can't afford NOT to stage!"

Thanks again for sharing this success story - such an amazing transformation!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 3 years ago

I love the before and after pictures - Staging can really make such a huge difference.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 3 years ago

Staging is often not as complicatd as Sellers and Agents imagine....and what a difference in the eye candy !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Michelle Finnamore,

What awesome visuals to showing how rooms can be transformed to be appealing to buyers! I always provide a consultation for my sellers with a stager if they are living in the house and what a difference it makes! Great work!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) almost 3 years ago

Morning Dorie, I find that most home owners are so very glad their agent recommended staging their home for sale. They often have tears in their eyes as they always knew their home could look fabulous and now it does with just a few tweaks (sometimes all new rental furniture!) We have some agents that give a new home consultation to their sellers as a thank you gift to the sellers. It is always well received as they want their new home to come together quickly instead of waiting 10 years to see it look good. 

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 3 years ago

Michelle Finnamore 

Fresh and clean! Light and bright! Your photos tell the story so well! What a big difference it makes when people put forth the effort to sell. I was glad Debe Maxwell, CRS re-blogged this one. Your photos are an inspiration and anyone who uses your talent will sleep better too! Michelle, you've got talent!!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 3 years ago

Your work speaks for itself! Your photos show the property in a much better "light" once you have staged the rooms. Great job! Anyone would be smart to contact you about home staging. It makes a big difference.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

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