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Remember the way you live in your home is not the way you sell your house…

The ‘real function’ of a room is the key to attracting a buyer’s eye! It’s a proven fact that most buyers are not good at visualizing what their furniture will look like in the homes they are viewing. This is why it is so important to create rooms that represent the very best way to live in this home.

PRES home stagers and redesigners are trained to know what the best function of each room or area is. Here are two examples of what helped this home sell:

The home seller used this room as their dining room and then it became the ‘catch all’ room. Not impressive for selling.

BEFORE as their Dining Room…

A Dining Room that’s not quite working for them…

AFTER as their Library a sanctuary looking out at the beautiful garden…

Quiet library sanctuary for anyone…

The home seller made this room into their Family Room but the furniture is awkwardly placed.

BEFORE as their Family Room….

An awkward family room with a gorgeous fireplace…

AFTER as their Dining Room…

Gorgeous and spacious dining room with a beautiful fireplace…

So the moral of the story is remember that the way you live in your home is not the way you sell your house! So turn your rooms back into the function that would appeal most to your home seller. It’s still all about creating great first impressions!

Colleen McClure
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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!