Our top five favourite stores for staging
By: Ariel Kormendy | December 27, 2013
If you're thinking of selling your home, you are probably preparing by de-cluttering and thinking about what needs to be done before your home lists on the open-market and potentially, the MLS for sale.
Included with our complimentary pre-listing consultation is a review of our services and what we do to get your home sold, a complete market evaluation of your home so you can better understand the value including our suggested asking price and a staging consultation that will increase your odds dramatically on the price your home sells for and the time it takes to get it sold.
If you're selling privately or want to get a head start on preparing your home to look its best, here are our top-5 favourite places to pick up the accessories, furniture and final touches that help us maintain an over 100% list-to-sale price ratio on our listings...
#5 Target - The ultimate in one-stop shopping to pick up all the items you should need in starting to prepare your home for sale. From cleaning items to picture frames, vases, candles, etc. Target should have you covered. Bonus: You get to walk around the store with a Starbucks while you shop!
#4 Home Depot - Here's our typical first-stop when upgrades to plumbing and electrical are needed. They always have great solutions for storage, painting, lighting, tiles and so much more. Their return policy is excellent so if you don't end up using an item they'll gladly let you return it.
#3 IKEA - If you pick up the right items at IKEA, it can be a worthwhile place to stop for the smaller touches. Dinner table settings and accessories, small area rugs, artwork for spare rooms and generally any item that you don't have to assemble. Bonus: Take a break from all that shopping and enjoy some Swedish meatballs with the Lingonberry sauce.
#2 Urban Barn - There are times when new furniture and bigger ticket items may be required. If renting is not an option for you and you'd like to purchase items to take into your new home, then Urban Barn is high on our recommended list. They have a great variety of sofas, tables, chairs and many different Decor accents to compliment many styles of homes. With a contemporary and modern-yet-cozy look, this store is sure to have some items that will make your home stand out.
#1 Bouclair - A stagers paradise! While not the most cost effective, it will certainly be the place that fills your home with style and enable your home to truly be showcased properly. Window coverings, bedding, dinnerware, wall decor and a great selection of home accents are all updated and refreshed with inventory specially for the current season. Regular sales and the large-rotating inventory almost assure that you won't leave empty handed. It is our first stop when picking up items for our staging inventory after our consultations and it is #1 on our list of recommended stores for such purpose.
There you have it... our list of our favourite stores to shop at for home staging items and accessories. Have fun with it, but of course, if it's not up your alley, we take that all off your plate when you hire us to sell your home - owners choice!
|#4 Home Depot|
|#2 Urban Barn|
If you're in the market to purchase or sell a home in Milton or Oakville contact us today with no obligations. We would be happy to help you make an informed decision on which of the wonderful communities to consider and how to get the best value.
Ariel Kormendy: 647.464.0957 (Direct) Sales Representative
Adrian Trott: 416.707.8401 (Direct) Sales Representative
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