Vacant Homes

How We Work

VH How We Work BannerRooms 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: $175.00 + HST however should the staging quote be approved, we will credit this fee back towards the staging project fees.

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 for vacant properties starts at $3,000 + HST for the initial 4-week term. We include in our fees: 4-week rental of furnishings & decor, a one-time staging fee, flat fee for furniture delivery & pick up.

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!

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 Homes Banner 2Vacant properties are difficult properties to sell. When home buyers are inherently visual, the lack of definition of space and scale can make it difficult for them to form emotional connections to a home.. From a marketing standpoint, when over 90% of home buyers are viewing a property online first, a parade of empty or vacant rooms creates little impression and does nothing to communicate the home's features or overall lifestyle. Empty properties can be dismissed in seconds with the click of a mouse as buyers continue to search for homes that showcase gorgeously styled space which hit every emotional note with them. Statistics show that 80% of home buyers can better visualize a property as their future home only when it has been professionally staged. If you aren't staging, your home is helping the other staged properties in your area sell faster and for more money.

After a decade of successfully staging empty properties for sale in the Waterloo Region, Rooms in Bloom is well known for it's ability to make properties both highly marketable and sellable.

With an expansive warehouse of modern furnishings, artwork, rugs, and accessories our team is able to create aspiring spaces that resonate with home buyers and make homes stand out both online and in person. Whether its a condo or a luxury home, our team will customize beautifully styled spaces that impress.

Our Staging Designs all start with a PLAN.

To effectively create a polished design plan, our team always starts with either a home staging consultation or a vacant property assessment. The key difference between these two services is that a consultation will give you, as the home owner, our recommendations for any updates that should be done prior to staging the property, These updates may include everything from: paint colors, to flooring & fixture recomendations. If a property is already updated and freshly painted then a property assessment is a better choice. For this latter service, one of our team members will visit the property for 20 - 30 minutes to take pictures and make notes in order to create an effective staging design plan. Book your consultation or property assessment online.

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



What our clients say about us

Alana & Heather: Thank you so much in helping us get our parent's home ready for sale...You understood, took control of the project, and within 10 days the house was gorgeous - we couldn't believe it was the same house - and ready to go on the market. In under two weeks the house SOLD for 98% of the asking price!

S. Kowalczykowski, San Diego California, U.S.A