This property was a victim of busy owners! Active athletes and dog owners, full-time demanding careers, not enough time in the day to organize their gear = a little bit of chaos. Knowing a sale was on the near horizon, they brought me in to help them prepare for the next big step in their lives. The family room was a perfect example of a busy lifestyle snowballing out of control. Fortunately, they cooperated on all of the decluttering suggestions and allowed me a free hand in choosing what items of their furniture would work well with pieces I brought in from my Elegant Strategies inventory and my go-to furniture rental store. They also took me up on the deal with Dymon Storage, which made it much easier for them to breathe until they’re in their new home.
Their living room and dining rooms were seldom used. Coming and going via the back door, the front rooms had morphed into a dumping spot for mail, tools, guitars, computer equipment and more. And so dark! Dark furniture, dark window coverings.
With lighter furniture, effective lighting, proper layout, window dressing to show off the beautiful hardwood floors and architectural details, and much needed colour, this living room-dining room space makes a welcoming and classy first impression.
This property has a great location, a short walk to all the amenities of the Glebe, particularly Lansdowne Park. But even property in a good locale needs staging expertise to sell well. If a property isn’t presented beautifully for its photos on the MLS, you won’t get the viewings you need for a quick and satisfying sale. This home sold at its first weekend for $95,000 over list price!