Even Some Staging Is Better Than None!

As home stagers we realize that sellers often have a ‘bare bones’ budget and we try and assist them as much as we can with the preparation of selling their property. During the consultation we will give them as many ideas as possible within their budget to get the property looking at the very least, better than it looks for living.

The PRES staging school recently assisted a working divorced mom with two teenage daughters and a really, really tight budget to get the home ready for the market. During the consultation it was recommended that the client ‘borrow’ some better looking furniture, tables, art and accessories. She did let me purchase some bedding for her and it has made all the difference in the final look for showing.

The only thing the seller needs to do now is to paint in the neutral palet that was chosen for her. I often suggest if you only picked one colour for the entire condo then go with the evergreen look of Benjamin Moore CC90 Natural Linen. It’s a nice soft neutral beige that works well with almost any flooring. Always use the trendy colours for accessorizing and keep in mind the next buyer can live with the neutral beige more than any other colour!

Master Bedroom with no good focal point!
Master Bedroom with new bedding - next is painting!
Fireplaces are often focal points so they need to look good...
Borrowed art is better than no art!
Colleen McClure
Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.