About Home Staging
It takes 60 Seconds to make a first impression
Buyers know if they are going to purchase your home within the first 60 seconds. This is their first impression! If you can get buyers to invest their emotions into the home, you are more likely to sell it faster. Buying a house is an emotional decision.
We are the NEW GENERATION of home stagers! The old methods of random accessorizing, and baking cookies to make a home smell good just don't work anymore. Our team members hail from many different backgrounds and have trained with different companies, yet we chose to use the APSD (Association of Property Scene Designers) proven method of staging homes that results in a US national average of 21 Days on Market! We focus on results; making the home look good is a side effect!
Capital Home Staging & Design has invested thousands of dollars into our large furniture and décor inventory so our clients do not have to purchase items for the purpose of selling their home. We always try to use the owners’ own items throughout the home in order to keep costs down while still showcasing the home in a way that will appeal to the majority of buyers. Our inventory is available to home sellers who are lacking the finishing touches for the home.
Why Stage With Us?
We are professional stagers who have obtained diplomas and certifications in design-related fields. Our real world experience with hundreds of homes each year results in a vast array of knowledge in real estate marketing. We are Ottawa’s only award-winning home staging company, designed to help homeowners maximize their home value.
Working with a professional stager will help decrease homeowner stress. We develop a firm list of recommendations that is easy to understand and navigate. You, as the homeowner, can evaluate the list and decide which tasks you are willing to take on yourselves. As a full service company, we have trades professionals ready to provide quotes for certain tasks if we are on a tight deadline.
Did you know that not all stagers are created equal?
Although many people believe that staging is a generic skill set that anyone can learn, talent and hard work are required to be successful in our profession. We at Capital Home Staging & Design are tactful, respectful, and, most importantly, sensitive to homeowners during a stressful time in their lives. We have a natural ability to converse, problem-solve, and establish priorities. Not every stager has the discretion, proper language or even tools to approach a client diplomatically when entering a private home. We see how to accent a home’s natural highlights, correct visual imbalances, and make adjustments as necessary. We see more than the simple decorating of a house. We assess all factors of a home, from air quality to storage solutions. By addressing all aspects, our staging evaluation can result in netting top dollar for the home and can maximize profitability. We make decisions based on our staging and decorating education and our natural talent for identifying deficiencies and remedying them efficiently.
Capital Home Staging & Design takes time to self-promote and build a positive reputation within the industry. We sustain relationships with tradespeople, maintain a strong social media presence, and are always adding to our solid portfolio.
Obtaining quotes from multiple companies is like comparing apples to oranges!
Home staging is a creative industry; the end product will be beautiful. What and how stagers charge for their products and services vary widely. A company may charge less for its services but bring in few items, while another company may price its services higher but provide the inventory required to highlight the best aspects of your home. Unlike house painting or home inspection, staging with inventory cannot employ a set fee; each property will require different products and services to show off its unique features.
How can you choose the right company to stage your home? Don’t just compare price; compare what truly matters. The number of jobs performed, staging credentials, testimonials, and design portfolios are the keys to finding the best staging company in the city!