Practical Ideas to Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

I want to set the record straight regarding Home Staging.  Home Stagers have to bring in everything if the home is vacant.  However, if you're living in the home when it's on the market, they can usually work with a lot of your existing furniture and accessories.  

Our goal is never to spend our client's money unnecessarily; our goal is to put money in their pockets!  But, you've heard the phrase "you've got to spend money to make money".  That's almost always the case when you're getting ready to sell your home.  And, it pays off BIG TIME for those who are willing to invest a little in getting their home more show ready, as it will result in a higher sale price.

Sometimes, all it takes is just a few things to make a home present its best to prospective Buyers.  Doing things like this can make a huge difference:

  • Rearranging some furniture
  • Steam cleaning some carpeting that get a lot of traffic
  • A bit of depersonalizing and/or decluttering
  • Updating the drawer pulls in the kitchen
  • Changing out a couple of old light fixtures for something a bit more eye-catching
  • Having your ducts cleaned to ensure the home has no offensive odours
  • Adding a few new accessories to freshen the place up

Here are a few sample photos of some of our listings that were staged using a variety of the Seller's existing furniture and a few of the Stager's items.  Sometimes our Stagers even set up outdoor furniture to showcase exterior living and entertaining space!

Shauna Lynn Simon and her team always have GREAT ideas to ensure that our listings show their best, look as spacious as possible and give prospective Buyers a fantastic first impression.  Today's Buyers are looking for move-in-ready and oftentimes the difference between lived in and show ready is just a matter of a few hours of work, but could result in tens of thousands of dollars on the sale price.

Shauna Lynn Simon

Owner, Lead Creative Solutions Provider

Office: (226) 240-0766

Direct: (519) 496-4301


Shauna Lynn will be one of the presenters at our upcoming Home Seller Workshop.

We'd love to have you out if you can make it.  Registration details:


Julie D. Martin

Julie D. Martin

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Heritage House Ltd., Brokerage*
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