Retiring and Getting Ready to Sell!

Clocks, Clocks, Clocks!

My client is planning to retire, has a new home and getting ready to sell.   An extensive collection of many items including clocks, radios, cameras, juke boxes and games is everywhere in the home.  The collections are overwhelming and limit the sales potential of this home.  There is a lot to be done to get this home ready for the market.


My client is very receptive to my recommendations and agrees to the repairs and updates.   We establish an aggressive plan to complete what needs to be done before the home will be ready for sale in three months.  The homeowner needs my assistance not only for staging the home, but to find buyers for items in his collection that he is ready to part with.  There is a lot to tackle to prepare this home for sale.The family room is my favourite space in this home.  There is so much potential for this space underneath all the stuff. 

The room family room is quite long & narrow.  The fireplace is the focal point of the room and visible from the hallway.  My plan is to highlight the stone fireplace and to create a media centre on the end wall. A large screen TV would be perfect on the wall.


Media Centre

The walls were prepped and painted in Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173,a fabulous neutral that highlights the stone fireplace.  The room is much brighter and feels larger with fresh paint and the removal of clutter.The wall unit had to remain in the space during the sale and is clutter free.  Having furniture cleaned and adding minimal accessories to the mantle and around the fireplace completes the staging.

Clutter free, bright and inviting family room


My  client sold his home quickly at close to asking.  Many houses on the market in the area before his was listed remained on the market for months longer.  The changes throughout the home were dramatic for the client and he agreed they were needed to sell his home.



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