Staging Archives

Why stage a home?

When we list a home for sale we usually employ the services of a stager to help showcase your home to its absolute best. During our listing presentation we will discuss your home and of course our marketing strategy. Our key strengths are negotiation, marketing and our ability to value a home correctly. We recognize what we are good at and where we should bring in an expert. It makes sense that in todays world not one person can be an expert at everything, otherwise by definition that makes you a generalist ! The Barrie real estate market demands that Realtors be on the top of their game and that means knowing when to defer to someone else. Although we might be experts in marketing and negotiation, when it comes to spacial layout and colour we prefer to pay a staging professional to help out. 

What makes a staging professional? 

There are two key accreditations that are widely recognized in the Canadian market place, a ‘CSP’ (Canadian Staging Professional) and an ‘ASP’ (Accredited Staging Professional). At the Hocking Homes Team we only work with accredited staging professionals and in particular Bonnie Carter from Staged Results. Bonnie is accredited with both a CSP and the ASP which makes her extremely well qualified as stagers go. Read the rest of this entry

Well there are two very interesting questions and we come across them often. So to paint or not to paint? Painting as a whole is one of those things you can do that actually doesn’t cost a whole lot and it can give arise to two important sensory outlooks, 1. Sight (Pretty obvious really) and smell! Even if you just paint the hallway it will have that fresh paint smell when a Buyer walks in the door. However, what if you want to paint a few rooms a little out of the ordinary?

“I Want To Paint My Barrie home Purple!”  Ouch !!! ooo, felt that one coming…but is it a bad idea?barrie real estate interior design
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