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Just like Dorothy and Toto, you may feel you have landed in OZ after you stage your house.  That is because it will feel less like HOME after you make the changes.  I had an e-mail from a client telling me she had placed a plant in the corner of her dining room because it was so empty after she r...
If you are thinking of selling your home, the first thing to ask yourself is how serious are you about selling.  Selling is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of work and inconvenience involved to attain your goal.  It may mean investing one more time in a home you are about to leave. You...
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As a Burlington Stager, I am always telling my clients that the focus of their home has to change from their needs to the Buyer's perspective as they walk through the house.  This is one of the hardest things for a Seller to do as they prepare their house for sale. They can only see it through th...
What sets me apart as a Burlington Stager? When I became an Accredited Staging Professional nine years ago, I had to decide which area of Staging I wanted to focus on in my new career.  Part of the credo I was taught during my course from Staged Homes was 'Honor the client and their belongings.' ...
At times Realtors have asked for a consultation and when I get there the client is  missing.  While I can go through the house, make recommendations and send a report, it is far less effective.  You get better results if the client is part of the process.  I can explain the reasons behind a sugge...
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG is a plea put out by most utility companies. It prevents expensive mistakes. This also applies when you are going to prepare a house for sale. What you feel is an improvement could really be a costly mistake and affect your ROI.  CALL THE PROFESSIONALS  for a consult BEFORE yo...
No matter what size the home is, the basic principles always apply.  Setting the correct Price is key. Each home needs to be properly assessed and compared to the other homes on the market.  The Location of a home can affect it's appeal and therefore it's price.  The Condition of the home affects...
I want to thank Bob Stewart for answering one of my problems when blogging. As a Stager, I often use photos in a post. Now I can once again wrap the text around the photo!  Watch his video!  It's so simple to get the look you want!   Are You Doing It Wrong? Have you ever wondered how some ActiveR...
No home is perfect. There are always less attractive features that may put buyers off.  Staging highlights the wonderful features of a home but it also shows the buyer how to live comfortably with the more negative features.  Your home may have a window that looks at the side of the neighbour's h...

Janice Ankrett

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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Worked in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett helped sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice worked with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.