7 Methods to Clean your Stainless Steel

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Stainless Steel A general understanding of it and how it may affect the cleaning of it.  Many stainless steel appliances are not actually made from ‘Stainless Steel’ but are made from what is called ‘catering stainless steel’ which starts from stainless steel and then is coated to have a polished finish to look like stainless steel. A tip that has … Read More

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7 Ways to Use ‘Lighting’ When Selling Your House!

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Setting the Mood with Lighting Have you ever considered how the lighting in your home  affects your buyer when selling? No?! Well to be honest, i’m not surprised, most people get the call to show their property and hustle about trying to scrub everything clean and they forget to ‘light it up’! I can’t say I blame you, most often … Read More

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Where, When, Why & How do I get a successful ROI with Staging?

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It all comes down to money…correct?! Ok, so you want to know, if you spend hundreds and quite possibly thousands of dollars on showcasing (staging) your property, how does that investment pay you back? This is what we call ROI – Return on investment! And this is the biggest and most influential decision maker of it all! It’s a tough ‘nugget’ … Read More

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Common Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their House!

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No Pain, No Gain! Most buyers are attracted to ‘move in ready’ homes, it’s like fly to fly paper. After all, the move is already overwhelming, not to mention adding painting, repairs and/or cleaning to the list. You can do several things to prepare your home to be put on the market. Most of it takes elbow grease and time. Trust … Read More

Total HomeCommon Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their House!

Top 5 suggestions from your Real Estate Professional and Home Stager to ready your house for sale!

How to attract your potential buyer with these great tips!

As a property stylist meeting many people selling their home, I provided a plethora of  recommendations during our consultation for staging their home for sale. Each home is unique so the recommendations tend to widely vary depending on the condition of the house. In some cases, you see a home in pretty good repair so the recommendation list is much shorter than … Read More

Total HomeTop 5 suggestions from your Real Estate Professional and Home Stager to ready your house for sale!

Ottawa Staging for UK Client

Don’t lift a finger! I mean this literally! Total Home received a call from a client for the second time, who owns a house in the Glebe here in Ottawa but lives in the UK and needed help getting their house ready for sale and was looking for us to do some general repairs. Well they came to the right … Read More

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Is Staging Costing You or Saving You?

Staging in the Market Place Something that is becoming a very attractive resource in helping to sell houses quicker and for more money is ‘Property Showcasing’ or ‘Staging’ as it is commonly known. More and more vendors are hiring Stagers because it has proven results no matter what the market is like. In a buyers market it is helping to … Read More

Total HomeIs Staging Costing You or Saving You?

Is Your Entrance Appealing or Appalling? 12 Tips to do the Trick!

First Impressions So Property Stylists often, if not always, talk about curb appeal and how important it is to your potential buyer. After all, you have put a sign on your front lawn saying ‘For Sale’ which basically translates to ‘Look at Me’!  So now you have drawn a whole lot of attention to your house and are asking people to consider … Read More

Total HomeIs Your Entrance Appealing or Appalling? 12 Tips to do the Trick!

Every Room in your house is for sale!

Showcasing is Important!! I love the title of this blog… Why? Because it tells each and every seller out there exactly what Stagers & Realtors have been trying to say to you over and over again, in so many ways, but with many more words. When your buyer enters your home they are taking in the whole picture. They are … Read More

Total HomeEvery Room in your house is for sale!

Why Stage your House? Here are the Reasons!

Reason #1 – Internet Shopping Your Photos! The internet is usually the first stop, in your search to find a house. Most people will browse through photos on-line, even in the preliminary stages of house hunting,  even if they already have an agent in mind. Your buyer will narrow down their search, on what appeals to them, strictly by looking at the photos. If … Read More

Total HomeWhy Stage your House? Here are the Reasons!