FREE Library Talk Top 5 Home Staging Tips March 9th

Join us at this ‘FREE’ Lynn Valley library talk and learn home staging expert Dana J. Smithers’ TOP 5 HOME STAGING TIPS! Marci Deane of Mortgage Alliance West and Lois Mari Sullivan of Prudential Sussex Realty will share their knowledge for first time buyers. Lots to learn from all 3 speakers! It’s at the Lynn Valley Library – Program Room – 1277 Lynn Valley Road 10am to 11:30am.

Staging your home is no longer an option IF you want to sell it for top dollar and quickly. In today’s market over 80% of potential buyers look on the internet first to view your home. If your home does not look WOW you may get passed over! There are some very essential things you need to do before putting your home on the market. Decluttering and depersonalizing are two of your ‘Must Do’ priorities and having a clean home speaks volumes to your potential buyer. Many homes need simple home improvements that are good ROIs and the best place to spend money is on updating the look of your home with a new neutral paint colour. Buyers want the ‘move-in-ready’ home and this means you do have to make some investments. The next best areas to invest are in new flooring (Canadians prefer hardwood), lighting fixtures (brushed nickel) and window treatments (2” faux white wood blinds).

Find out how and why you need to go From this….

This unused dining room won't show well for selling!
This unused dining room won’t show well for selling!

To this….

It made more sense to turn this into a family room than a dining room!
It made more sense to turn this into a family room than a dining room!

First impressions only take a few minutes and if your home furnishings are old and drab looking, that first impression may have cost you the sale of your property! Buyers like to feel positive emotions so that they can see themselves in their ‘new home’. You may need to rent furnishings such as sofas and chairs, art and accessories if your home doesn’t appeal to your target market. Vacant properties need to be staged with great furniture as statistics prove they sit on the market longer than a staged property. Home stagers can provide those rentals to you, get you started with a plan in your recommendation report and stage your home!

You have a chance to WIN a One Hour HOME STAGING CONSULTATION and Canada’s Home Staging Expert, Dana J. Smithers AND HER eBOOK DIY – Getting To An Open House in 10 Easy Steps! And Creating Curb Appeal that Sells!

Home Staging For Selling – Top 5 Tips! Join Marci Deane and Lois Marie Sullivan
Lynn Valley Public Library – 1277 Lynn Valley Road 10am to 11:30am.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!