|Kathy Booth, Setting the Stage|
|Home Staging and ReDesign Professional|
|location_on Newmarket, ON — Setting the Stage|
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You never get a second chance to make a good First Impression!
HOME STAGING SERVICES
When looking to purchase a home, most potential home buyers make a decision within 30 seconds of entering a home, so it is crucial that the first impression is a good and welcoming one. Setting the Stage will create a visually inviting first impression where the buyer has fallen in love with the home! By using our proven design concepts and techniques, highlighting your home's marketable and positive features, the impression created will be a lasting one. Home staging is the skillful preparation of readying your home for the selling process. Setting the Stage will help ease the stress of selling your home by handling the preparation details.
What is Redesign? It is a trendy, exciting and cost effective alternative to traditional interior design. By using what you already own and re-arranging the existing furniture and accessories, a functional, harmonious and vibrant space will be created. Redesign uses the basic design principles and highlights the things that you love. Why spend thousands of dollars on new furniture that doesn't work in the room. Redesign is definitely something to consider when its time to update or improve the look of your existing space.
Setting the Stage's services include:
De-cluttering, depersonalizing and organizing
Packing and labeling boxes
Comprehensive decor and colour scheme expertise
Strategic placement of existing furniture, lighting, accessories and artwork
Adding a few simple accessories, as needed
Suggest space planning - determining the best traffic flow and sense of balance
Creating a focal point Interior makeover project co-ordination - preferred access to skilled trades from painting to minor repairs and renovations
Furniture and art rentals to best suit the space and decor, when necessary
Recommend improvements for the best outside curb appeal
Personal shopping for furniture and décor
Photo shoot set up for Open House or advertising
Kathy offers her clients a one on one personalized approach, expert advice and the highest quality service in creating a renewed, comfortable and inviting space and in preparing and staging their homes for the real estate market. Kathy is fully knowledgeable in redesign principles and delivers her services in a warm, understanding and professional manner achieving outstanding results.
In the past four years, Kathy staged, redesigned and or consulted on properties with a combined listing total of over One Hundred Million Dollars. Many of these homes sold within days for over asking price.
Past Executive Board Member for The Canadian Redesigners' Association Certified Redesign and Staging SpecialistTM Certified Colour Consultant Feng Shui Design Professional International Staging and ReDesign Professional Proud supporter of Ovarian Cancer Canada Member of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Member of Active Rain Real Estate Network
|I can’t thank Kathy enough for her very helpful advice and guidance in helping me with preparing my home for the selling process. We were successful and I am extremely happy with the result. Thank you Kathy.|
|Joan R. Anderson, Schomberg|
|On the gentle persuasion of my Real Estate Agent, she suggested I use her Stager/Decorator to get my home ready for the Video Presentation she would be creating. She sent me Kathy, who quickly got right down to the issues, and did a walk through…I was shocked when she told me what had to leave the space….how it left was of course my decision…I could store stuff, share things with the family and neighbours, give it to a charitable organization … the whole idea was to give the house an uncluttered enticing look but still appear totally livable … the foot traffic that we were attempting to attract had to have a flow to it, and all of that Kathy engineered …the compliments that resulted from prospects were reassuring… At first I thought the suggestions were just not possible for me to accomplish but I took them anyway…and soon I could see the wisdom in them …without the emotional attachment, the house began to reshape…even I thought I would like to stay in it a bit longer … Due to her ideas which I implemented fully, the Video turned out to be a winner…the resulting colored brochure was a delight and will be a life long memory for me and my family. I valued Kathy’s input so sincerely that as soon as I purchased another home….I wanted her expertise in decorating the new space, which again I am pleased about…She laid out a plan…which I could follow however I wished…all at once, or bit by bit…however her suggestion that I immediately create one room in the house where I could retreat while planning the rest of the house most valuable. Her suggestions for a family would be tailored to their needs, as her suggestions to me were tailored to mine. Her insight is a talent and a gift and her support is always there when you require it… I would recommend Kathy Booth highly – her professional attitude, commitment to detail and her flexible manner will be invaluable to me for as long as I remain in this house…|
|Sharon Hewitt, Scarborough|
|Hi Kathy I want to thank you for the super job you did on decorating and staging my home. I was amazed how you integrated most of my own personal items with yours. You transformed the home to a “showcase”. It looked so warm and elegant. I was so delighted with the completion that I called in a few friends and neighbours to come through before the listing. They were also very impressed. The house sold within a week with multiple offers. Thank you for your professional dedication, talent and effort. Your were so easy and flexible, it was a pleasure to work with you Kathy and I do look forward to working with you again.|
|Will Doyle, Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty|
|“Hired Kathy to stage one of my premium listings and couldn’t be happier about the results. Clients were very impressed with the impact to the saleability of their property, which got multiple offers and sold for more than asking in less than a week. Definitely recommend Kathy to anyone looking to market & sell their home!” September 7, 2012 Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative|
|Adela, Whitchurch Stouffville|
|You wouldn’t believe that we had over a dozen people come to view our house in 3 days (while we were at the cottage) and received 3 offers. We ended up selling the house for more than we asked for within 6 days!! The sale sign hasn’t even gone up yet! I just wanted to thank you for helping us make our “common, average house” into a “beautiful and tastefully decorated home”. I will definitely recommend your services to whoever needs help in selling their home. It happened so fast that we are a bit “saddened” to leave our endearing house and backyard. Closing is July 13th… we were hoping to have the Summer here, but alas, it won’t happen! Thanks again Kathy and have a great day!|
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