When we discussed selling the house with a real estate team they suggested that we have the house “staged” prior to showings.
I was very skeptical, having sold three houses over the years and never having heard of staging before. They assured me that they had seen it at work and that statistically staging increases the sale price by 6%. I reluctantly agreed and turned my house over to Angela. When I returned home I slowly migrated from room to room. It was the same address but a different house. Some changes were large, some very small and subtle, but suddenly the whole place worked together, colours, textures and shapes. From room to room, everything fit and flowed together. My first thoughts were about how I had been living for the past 15 years and wished that I had hired her when I moved in.
Long story short, we were offered and accepted one hundred thousand over the asking price with no conditions, immediately upon accepting offers. At the end of the night the realtor looked up at my wife and I and said,” I never expected that. It had to be Angela’s staging.”
As for me, I did expect that, specifically because of the staging transformation.
Thanks for all your efforts and caring Angela.
I wanted to send a short note acknowledging the great work completed by you and your team as we prepared the house for sale.
We appreciated your timeliness, efficiency and design when staging the house, your recommended “handyman” was a welcome benefit as they completed a number of small repairs within the time frame available.
The place turned out beautiful and gave us the confidence to list high. The house sold in a week, over asking and we couldn’t be more pleased.
Thanks again for a job well done.
Sincerely, Michael L.
As I think you’d heard our house has sold! We were so pleased it sold so quickly and at a good price. Thank you so much for your role in this – you really made the house look beautiful. I didn’t realize how much decorating you would do with pictures, pillow, throws, knick knacks – you go all out and don’t miss a detail. As I said before, you have a wonderful talent and are very good at your job….
Thank you again so much for your excellent work. Please leave me a few of your cards as many people have commented on the styling you did and see the value of staging.
It was a pleasure working with Angela and her team to stage our house. She brightened up our house and made it feel much more welcoming and inviting. When I first saw the difference in our house I felt like I didn’t even want to move anymore since it just looked so good! Thanks a lot!
Very pleased with the final result.
When Sigrid (real estate agent) and I started discussing the house sale, one of the first things mentioned was my concern on the collection of various mismatched furnishings, our eclectic collection of art and the lack of a coordinated overall decor. We have never worked with a staging expert before but we knew help was necessary.
You totally solved that problem.
R.K. , Caledon
When I first met Angela, I knew instantly that she had an innate sense of style. She exudes warmth and class and I felt that if I ever did decide to list my home, she would add the flair that it needs to make it look its very best. Professional and friendly, I couldn’t recommend her any more highly! She has transformed my home in to a showplace, with her simple yet dramatic touches and, in some cases, gentle tweaks. I am very excited and proud to offer my home for sale now that Angela has chosen just the right bedding, artwork, cushions and advice. Angela – I will be looking for your finesse again when I move in to my new home; as I will want you to add your sophistication there for my future enjoyment!
Erica Clark, Caledon Ontario
When you sell your house, you’re not just selling a building, you’re selling your experiences, your history and your home. And when a professional home stager enters into the mix, you may feel like you’re being judged on your personal design. Not so with Angela McKinnon. From the moment she walked into my house, Angela reassured me that she was there to suggest ways to make my house sell. She was not going to critique my design ability, but rather create a palette for a potential buyer to himself living in the house. She explained and documented everything, gave me complete control over whatever I chose, and transformed my living space easily and quickly. The entire process was easy and simple, and Angela’s ability to multi-task (design a room, select paint, hang pictures, and do it all while reassuring me that it would all work out) was brilliant.
If you truly want assurance that buyers see your home and see the potential it offers, then work with Angela. You will be so happy that you did!
Susan F. Gesner, GAEL
SOLD. Our home sold in 1 week, thanks Angela!! Our Real Estate agent offered Angela’s service to us and I am thrilled he did. I had already had a head start on the clutter prior to her visit. Angela came, walked through our home noting all opportunities to brighten each room and creating a natural flow. My greatest stretch was the front door paint colour that Angela recommended. Going from a creamy white to a beautiful blue colour, Angela sensed my hesitancy so she also gave me a more neutral choice. I was thrilled to trust her expertise and go with the blue, it looked great. Angela also came prepared with names of professionals to complete some minor jobs for us and responded quickly to follow up emails with questions I had. We learned much from our time with Angela and being in our new home now we have even applied much of what we learned here. Yes Angela knows her business but even more she enjoys her profession and working with people.
Thanks again Angela !!!
I have worked with other stagers in the past and it’s always a fine line between being too critical of a homeowners existing furnishings and not being to the point about what needs to go. Angela manages to explain why staging is needed, get the home seller on board and do a fantastic job staging their homes! I would recommend her to any realtor that is looking to have their listings sell quickly and for maximum price.
Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc
Angela recently helped me re-design an unused attic space which increased the value of my house by $50,000. I couldn’t have done it without her!
Suzanne Johnson – Homeowner, Toronto, ON
Angela did such an amazing job recently on an older home in Brampton that it sold quickly, over the asking price with multiple offers. Thank you for all you did!
Paula Mitchell Realtor, Brampton, ON