September 4, 2013 By Pres Ⓡ Staging Resource Centre
Exit Stage Right, owned and operated by Sally Weatherley is a North Shore, BC based full-service home staging company. Sally and her team love working close to home, and focus on North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, downtown Vancouver, and the Westside.They enjoy a green side to our company, and try to keep our footpath fairly local.
Exit Stage Right works with homeowners and their Realtor® partners in preparing their homes for sale, in order to appeal to home buyers. Although they aim to dress a home to appeal to a broad range of buyers, they like to refer to themselves as“sniper stagers”.They research specific areas and create a profile of the most likely home buyer. People often buy a home with their emotions, and Exit Stage Right is happy to set a scene that will tug at a buyer’s heartstrings.
Almost all buyers want to walk into a home that has an attractive updated modern look. That’s why they have a full range of one-stop shopping inventory from cups and saucers to living room sofas and chairs. Their furniture is modern and guaranteed to update the look of their seller’s home whether they need to stage all of the home with rentals, or only need a few enhancements.
Vacant staging home challenge:
Sally was contacted by a Realtor® to help his client sell this 2-bedroom property in East Vancouver. The client is an investor who had been renting out this unit, but had now decided to sell. The challenge was that the unit looked tired. It was also not terribly clean. The Realtor® organized for cleaners to come in and make the condo spic and span. He also had all new blinds installed. However, the owner could not be convinced to put any more money in for renovations; hence, the peach coloured counter top in the bathrooms remained!
Another challenge was that the unit is located right next door to the Skytrain. Also, it was very dark, with not a lot of natural light coming in. As a vacant space, nothing distinguished this unit from all the other beige boxes in the same price range for sale.
Before vacant living room
Unattractive Vacant Living Room
The key to really giving this unit a lift was to create a bright, sunny, welcoming space. They used yellow accents to bring the sunshine in. Adding a lot of lighting helped illuminate the space. Bright, bold, colourful artwork, cushions and accessories really helped add some pizzazz to an otherwise somewhat unremarkable condo.
Exit Stage Right wanted to create a young, funky vibe, as the prospective buyer would no doubt be on the younger side. They believed this unit would attract someone who would like to afford downtown Vancouver, but only have the budget for East Vancouver. Adding more modern furnishing you’d find in a downtown condo to this unit would definitely speak to the wants of the potential buyer.
After staged with rentals living room
Bright, trendy and looks like move-in ready!
The seller and the Realtor® were very happy with the end result!
Posted on Wed, September 4, 2013
by Colleen McClure