Staging Diva Debra Gould stages Toronto homes
Home Staging expert Debra Gould, The Staging Diva® has decorated hundreds of Toronto area homes to sell in the $290,000 to $1.7 million price range. Frequently profiled in major media like CNNMoney, The Wall Street Journal, National Post, MoneySense and The Globe & Mail for her expertise as a professional home stager, Debra also provides real estate advice based on staging over $100 million worth of homes to sell plus the fact that she has bought and sold 7 of her own homes.
“Perhaps it’s my MBA training,” says Debra, “but I take a very bottom line orientation to decorating a home to sell. I’m always looking at my client’s potential return on investment (ROI).” Her recommendations are based on careful consideration of:
- Client budget.
- Time available until the house hits the Toronto real estate market.
- Price point of the home.
- Target market for the home.
For some clients, Debra sources rental furniture and accessories to get just the right look. She can even arrange painting and repairs, or shop for flowers for the open house. For other clients, she will stage the home using only what the client already has.
Step One: Detailed home staging consultation.
Debra makes specific recommendations for your unique situation and transforms some of your rooms as you walk through them together. After 2 to 3 hours, you’ll know exactly what else needs to be done to decorate your home to sell for top dollar. At that point you can decide how much of the work you want her team to do and how much you’d like to do on your own. It’s entirely up to you!
Debra has trained over 7,000 home stagers in 22 countries how to conduct professional and thorough home staging consultations. She can personally help you get top dollar for your Toronto home!
Learn more about the Staging Diva process of home staging.
What Others Say About Debra Gould and Six Elements
“If you’re looking to score on the real estate market, your best investment may not be a house or condo, but an hour with Debra Gould.” – MoneySense Magazine
“We sold within days of our first open house for an extra $30,000 over asking, even though there were 4 other houses for sale on our street. Thanks again for the beautiful home staging job. You did even more than we expected.” – Erin Deck, Riverdale
“My client’s house sold for $21,000 over asking within days. They were very pleased with your efforts, and as Bryan said ‘She really loves her work’. I think a fresh and professional home staging eye can benefit most homes.” – Joan Watkins, Bosley Real Estate
“In this hot Beach real estate market, house stager Debra Gould could be the person to help garner top dollar for your home— and in a hurry.” – Bill Maclean, Beach Metro News
The agent was going to list the home for $749,900. After Debra arranged for several items to go to off site storage, brought in accent furniture and art for many rooms and rearranged the owners existing items, the agent decided to list at $799,900. The home sold in the first week for $820,000. Over $65,000 return on a $5,000 investment in days!
Another home was listed for 3 months and the best offer was $350,000. The home seller hired Debra for a 2 hour consultation, during which she moved furniture and accessories, identified items for off site storage and suggested new bedding for the master bedroom. Once the changes were complete, the home sold within days for $361,000. An $11,000 return on a $600 investment!
Another client’s home was listed for $949,900 and had no offers after 6 weeks. The agent wanted to reduce the selling price by $50,000. Instead, the client hired Debra for 8 hours, during which she moved furniture and art, and purchased new bedding for two rooms. The owner received three offers within the week and sold for 98% of the original asking price. Over $30,000 profit on a $1600 investment.
Visit sixelements.com to read more of Debra’s Toronto home staging success stories.