Services

Be Proud Of Your Home!

I provide Home Styling services around the Montreal area as well as email consultations to anywhere in the world! 

Time To Sell My Home

Your house is more than just a home, it’s also a huge investment.  I know the market and what buyers want which allows me to cleverly stage your property so it sells quickly and for top dollar.  I will prepare you for a competitive real estate market, enhance the best features of your home and prove that de-personalizing and re-arranging can dramatically transform a space.  I will make your property the most appealing one in its market!

Love My Stuff  (hate my space)

Do you have a room you never use? furniture and accessories that you love but can’t pull together? You are not alone!  Give me a few hours and you’ll be amazed at how I can transform your things into a functional and beautiful room without buying anything new!


Help Please!

Some clients who already have a great style and direction for their project can sometimes become overwhelmed by all the choices out there.  Contact me and I can bring you focus by helping you narrow down options for your home for things like paint, fabric, lighting, flooring and even art.

My Own TV Decorator

Do you watch decorating shows and wish you could have your very own fantastic decorating experience?  Someone who is excited to source and shop for fresh ideas and help you style your home to its full ‘fabulousness’ ?  I can bring to life that dramatic space you have been dreaming about -and on a budget!

EMAIL Consultations
Have a particular decorating issue or problem? Email me your question and photos.  I will provide you with a detailed solution via email (and/or a phone consultation).

JulieLovesHome@Gmail.com

    

Decorators – not just for the clueless!

Home Stylist aren’t just for people who have empty rooms, pockets full of cash and no idea what to do with their spaces!

Anyone who has shopped and decorated their own home -knows how overwhelming it can be!  Choosing paint colours, worrying if the new furniture will fit in the room or sorting through thousands of tiles for your new bathroom.  This is when a Home Stylist can help you narrow down choices, give you great advice and new ideas.

For more information or to find out what services I can provide for you please contact me by email at:

JulieLovesHome@gmail.com

Stats and Facts – Doing The Math on Home Staging

Depending on where you live the statistics will differ slightly but the fact remains that when a properly staged home is priced right it will sell 2-5 times faster and for 5% to 20% more! For example, let’s use a very conservative 5% on a home sale of $300,000.  This would mean the seller would pocket $15,000 more than their competitors un-staged property!!

Besides being a great way to make your home appear more attractive, shorten the time it sits on the market and increase equity in your property, home staging can also be tax deductible! (depending on where you live and/or circumstances – verify with your accountant).

In a survey done in 2009 of 100 real estate agents by HomeGain.com, agents estimated that a small investment of around $300 to stage a home returned an average of 586% ! Home Staging literally pays for itself several times over!

J

Julie’s Top Five for Top Dollar

1. Depersonalize

It’s not your home anymore! The moment you decided to put your home up for sale it’s best to start thinking this way; it will help you realize that your home needs to appeal to a range of buyers and to not be offended when your Home Stager tells you that the hot pink kitchen needs to be repainted!   Replace personal items such as a shelf filled with trophies with a few books and a house plant.   Remove (or at least pair down to just a couple) family photos, religious items and collectibles;  You want to help buyers imagine themselves in your space.

2.  Declutter Declutter Declutter

Clear surfaces like kitchen counters, desks and tables of unnecessary items, arrange bookcases to look tidy, take down fussy window treatments to let in more light.   Remove bulky furniture pieces to make rooms feel larger.  The garage, closets, cupboards and storage areas should also appear organized which means you might have to order some moving supplies and get a head start on packing.

3. Clean it

Kitchens should sparkle; scrub your appliances, take out the trash regularly and don’t leave the nasty dish sponge in the sink.  Bathrooms should look unused;  Don’t leave your toothbrush out or half used bars of soap laying around.   Dust baseboards, light fixtures and shelves.  Revive wood cabinets, railings and furniture with an appropriate polish or oil.  A fresh coat of paint to a space can also go a long way in making buyers feel that your house is and has been well maintained.

4. Fix it

Replace the cracker mirror in the powder room, change out burnt light bulbs, repair any chips or holes on walls or woodwork,  secure the wobbly banister, apply fresh cocking around sinks and baths.  These are just some of the things we get used to living with on a daily basis but you want potential buyers to focus on the positives of your home and see it’s full value  -so while you’re at it hide/sell/donate any worn or broken furniture and accessories!

5. First Impressions

Does your front door need to be painted?  How about a new doorbell? Buyers will often take a drive past your house before booking a showing.  Which is why power washing your siding and front stoop, scrubbing windows and outdoor fixtures, doing some touch up paint, picking weeds, mowing the lawn, planting seasonal flowers and even hanging a welcoming wreath to your front door is incredibly important.

Julie