Staging is the process of preparing your home for sale to be viewed through the eyes of the buyer. Prospective buyers make a decision within seconds of walking through your front door. A First Impression By Carol will showcase your home’s best features. Home staging is creating a great first impression inside and out, top to bottom, front yard to back. The goal of home staging is to sell the house for the maximum dollar and in the shortest amount of time. Staging is using what the client already owns. It is simply pared down and perhaps rearranged. A First Impression By Carol will work with the homeowners using existing furniture and accessories. If necessary A First Impression By Carol does have a wide variety of accessories and furniture that can be rented at a very affordable cost. Vacant Consultations –Vacant properties are cold, empty spaces. Statistics prove that furnished properties sell 80% faster than unfurnished ones! Staging a property with rental furnishings and accessories allows potential buyers to better visualize themselves living in the property. We have access to all types of furniture and accessories to suit every style of home.Occupied Consultations – Carol and her team are trained in the methods used to enhance a home’s features. Depending on your budget, we can come in and work with the furniture and accessories you already have in the home by rearranging them or we can bring in some extra items to create an even bigger “WOW” factor for potential buyers. The staging consultation includes a detail in-home visit by one of our lead home stagers. The consultation is designed to teach as well as help sellers how to properly prepare their property for the real estate market. During this visit, we focus on educating you on how to bettter prepare your home so value can be added to the property, without spending a lot of money. We discuss Issues such as clutter, cleanliness, furniture placement, wall colour and flooring emphasize the importance of making sure buyers can easily envision themselves in the your house. As the end of the visit, we will provide you with your personalized Consultation Booklet that includes all recommendations and we are confident you will feel empowered with the knowledge that will help you sell your property faster & for more money.Inventory and Rentals – A First Impression by Carol has access to an extensive inventory of accessories, including wall art, bedding, lamps, pillows, towels, rugs and more, as well as furniture rentals for 30 day period Colour Consultations – Do you have a room that doesn’t feel right, but cant figure out why? Have you taken many trips to the paint store collecting stacks of paint samples and can’t make up your mind? Colour is the single most important visual element in a room. Choosing the right colour can be daunting…..Let our colour experts show you how to find the best colours for your house. Redesign – Are you tired of your furniture layout or have you just moved into your new home and are not sure how to maximize your space…. Let carol and her team show you how to love your home! OUR EXPERIENCE – Why choose us Carol and her team will stage your home so it will present and show better than competing houses for sale, including new construction homes and higher-priced houses. Carol and her team will stage your property so it will sell faster when compared with houses that have not been staged. From the date of listing until the day of closing, home staging shortens this time frame, even in a slow real estate market. Carol and her team will stage your property to help increase the number of offers and selling price in hot markets. – Why Stage? Buyers view professionally staged listing as “well-maintained”. Buyers’ agents recognize that professionally staged listings are “move-in” ready and are inclined to show staged properties. Photos of professionally staged listings look better on the MLS, as well as in print. Professionally staged listings “stand out” in prospective buyers’ minds.