Potential buyers want to see move-in ready spaces. Buyers desire a well-maintained home, and when they see a well looked after home, they imagine themselves living there.
574 Manning Ave., a house in Toronto, was prepared by the home stagers at Design to Impress to leave a stellar first impression.
The house was previously self-staged by the homeowner, and received no offers. No one wanted to place an offer “someone else’s” home. Potential buyers needed to see a space they could visualize themselves living in, without any influence of the previous occupant.
The dated carpeting was immediately replaced. Granite countertops replaced the worn-out counters installed from the 1970’s. Stainless steel appliances replaced the dirty white and barely working fridges, dishwashers and stoves that currently occupied the kitchen. Cabinet doors were refinished, and the walls were repainted to give the kitchen a modern look.
Family photos were purged from the fridges, shelves and walls, and replaced with artwork, where applicable. Some dated furniture was taken off site and replaced, while others were covered up with throws, comforters and accessories.
The exterior of the house was power washed, the gutters were cleared, the garden planted with fresh flowers, and the front door was repainted.
574 Manning Ave. was staged to sell in less than 19 days for a high return on the home staging investment, via Design to Impress.