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Vacant Homes

How We Work

FullSizeRender-1Rooms in Bloom specializes in innovative and creative marketing solutions for vacant properties. With an established and successful method of merchandising empty homes, we understand exactly what it takes to make empty properties highly marketable and saleable. Here are the steps we follow when we are contacted by a Realtor, Builder or Home Owner about a vacant property:

1Vacant Property Assessment:
Our first step is to set up an appointment to see the house in person. Our assessments include a property visit to tour the property and begin creating a custom staging & marketing plan for the home. An assessment is different from a consultation in that we do not offer recommendations to update or modernize a property as part of this visit. If a property is dated or needs work done, we advise you to book a staging consultation instead.

Property assessments or staging consultations are booked online. 

Flat Fee: $150.00 + HST however should the staging quote be approved, we will apply a $50 credit to the invoice.

2Staging Quote:
Once we have visited the property, we go back to our warehouse and put together a marketing plan that includes both furniture and decor for the home. Our plan always emphasizes the key selling areas of the house and the furniture & decor we base our selections on fit the profile of the target buyer and the lifestyle they will aspire to have. Within 24 hours of our property visit, we submit the give our clients a complete marketing & staging plan to transform their property. Pricing starts at $2,500 + HST for the initial 4-week term investment and includes our minimum furniture rental fee, staging fee and a one time delivery/pick up fee.

3Quote Approval:
Once the quote has been approved, our team moves very quickly. Contracts, deposits and property access details are handled efficiently by our office. Typically, upon approval of the quote Rooms in Bloom can stage the house within 4 – 7 business days.

4Furniture Installation & Photography:
On Staging Day, the Rooms in Bloom team will arrive with the furnishings and install them into the home. Typical installations take between 2 – 6 hours to complete and once all of the furnishings have been installed, our photographer will take professional pictures and provide them to our clients for their marketing materials. This gives our clients a complete marketing package!

5De-Staging:
Once the home has sold, our team will arrange a time to come in and remove all the furnishings from the property so that it’s all ready for its new owners! 

Vacant Home Staging

vacant home stagingVacant properties are difficult properties to sell. Pictures of empty rooms often fail online to capture buyer interest and in person, vacant properties are cold, empty and unappealing. From a marketing standpoint, when over 80% of home buyers can better visualize a property as their next home when they are professionally staged, it makes sense to invest in showcasing the lifestyle a home can offer with beautifully staged spaces.

Rooms in Bloom specializes in staging vacant homes and understands what it takes to turn these properties from empty shells into beautiful and welcoming houses that capture the hearts and minds of buyers. 

As vacant property experts, our goal is to create stunning & highly marketable properties. Rooms in Bloom has an extensive inventory of modern furnishings and decor that we use to add texture, warmth and appeal to empty rooms. We also partner with the best furniture suppliers in the region and can therefore tailor the staging to the home. This allows Rooms in Bloom the greatest flexibility in sourcing just the right furnishings for a property and makes us the Waterloo Region's Vacant Home Staging Specialists!

In order to effectively showcase a vacant home, we offer the following services:

  • Vacant property assessments to create a property specific marketing & staging PLAN
  • Recommendations for smart upgrades including paint, flooring, landscaping and more
  • Furniture and Decor rentals of beautiful, modern furnishings
  • Professional Photography can be included in our quotes for a complete marketing plan
  • Referrals for professional photography so that the property shows well both online and in person

 
Vacant Homes: Why Staging is So Effective

19 out of 10 people cannot see beyond what they are presented with – if they are presented with empty rooms they cannot envision their own furnishings in them. This means sellers are missing out on connecting with 90% of their target market.

281% of Home Buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their further home when its been professionally staged. People are inherently visual and they need to see well staged spaces in order for them to imagine living there themselves.

3Home Staging increases a Property's Value between 10 - 20% according to the 2017 NAR report on home staging. With over 95% of buyers shopping online for homes, professional staging has never been more important to selling your home fast and for top dollar!

4Our vacant properties get SOLD fast! From getting offers mere hours after to staging to getting competing offers after only a short time on the market, our staged properties stand out regardless of the time of year or type of real estate market we are experiencing.

5Over 40% of Buyers are more willing to go see a property when it has been Professionally Staged according to NAR (National Association of Realtors) in their 2017 report on Home Staging. This means there is a direct correlation between the appearance & marketability of a home and how much buyer interest it generates.

"We make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your home." ~ The Rooms in Bloom Team

 

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What our clients say about us

Heather & Alana have a spectacular gift. Their ability to envision the potential in spaces, as well as deliver difficult assessments of a property's condition set them apart in an industry filled with mediocrity. There are many individuals who claim to be 'home stagers', but few with the level of professionalism, talent and tact as Heather & Alana.

Ben Sage, RE/MAX a-b Realty Inc., Brokerage - Woodstock, ON