Staging & Selling Montreal West Island Homes

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Real Estate Sales Representative - RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca - E8107
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I finally did it.  A while back, I set myself a goal to give at least as many comments on others' blog posts as I had received.  Having received 108 comments in my AR "career", I finally did it today, giving my 111th comment to a fellow Rainer.  Now before you go thinking that this was a really s...
10/06/2009
1. Leave that baseball bat beside the master bed during showings. An excellent idea. Leaves the impression with buyers that this is a dark and dangerous neighbourhood, which is an excellent strategy for drawing offers since everbody loves a little drama in their lives. 2. Leave every single piece...
07/02/2009
Recently, we staged a million dollar home in Montreal. Now we all know that homes in this price range aren't moving quickly, but this one did. It sold 4 days after we staged it. After it sold, this is what the woman of the house had to say about our work: "Working with Jackie [my previous partner...
06/29/2009
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As a brand new real estate agent in Montreal, I'm looking for some advice from the rest of you in the Rain.  It's the great debate: in our business, is it more effective to have an iPhone or a Blackberry?  And if this debate can't be settled with civility here, there's always the option of wrestl...
06/28/2009
How do you know when your work/self balance is OK or when it's out of whack?  I recently discovered that the state of my work/self balance is reflected in the state of my toenails -- more specifically, whether they're painted or not.  And more specific than that, whether the nail polish is relati...
05/30/2009
What is the difference between Montreal home staging and interior decorating? As a Montreal home stager and Montreal real estate broker, where home staging is still a relatively new concept, I'm often asked, "What's the difference between home staging and interior decorating?" There are many, not...
08/17/2008
I once had this kitchen. You've seen it before, haven't you? Or was it just a Montreal home-builder's brainchild? You know, that beautiful (?) almond-coloured melamine cabinetry and then, for a pinch of the organic, a strip of oak at the bottom of each upper cabinet door and at the top of each lo...
02/16/2008
Hi there AR members. I'm new to Active Rain and to blogging in general, but I do love to write and to share ideas so here goes. On a recent staging job here in Montreal, Canada, an ordinary dining table went from good to great with the injection of a bowl of real, live fruit. Unfortunately, the c...
02/15/2008
No, that’s not a typo in the title of this blog. Staging benefits not only sellers/vendors and the listing real estate agent, it also benefits potential buyers. How many real estate agents out there have had clients turn down properties that had strong selling points and good “bones” because of ...
02/12/2008
How many of us arrived back home after our gruelling yet excellent Canadian Staging Professional (TM) training only to put the 20-pound manual on our bookshelf and then forget about it for a while? Though many sections of the manual have been extremely helpful at various stages of my business st...
02/12/2008