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Happy New Year!

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and that you are as eager as I am to start 2011 off with a bang!

As we prepare for a stronger market in 2011, innovative real estate strategies will be key to ensure that your listings Stand Out in the Market

Accentuate Home Staging can help you do just that.

At Accentuate we're committed to being your home staging  company of choice.  

That means superior service, innovative staging techniques, affordable rates and a SOLD sign right out front!

So let's get started...by getting to know us better.

Read on to learn about Accentuate services - what we offer as well as our rates, see how to make your next listings Stand Out in the Market, plus get some great tips for WINTER CURB APPEAL.

Thank you for your continued support.



Katherine van Leeuwen
Accentuate Home Staging Design Group

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Accentuate Services

Choose any Accentuate Home Staging service and you'll instantly differentiate your next listing from the competition.

Here's a sample of our services that are sure to fit your every need.

Staging Consultations:
$100 + GST per 1 hour session
(Realtor Rate)

A room by room assessment during which time we will advise the home owner on what they need to do to make their home "open house ready". Includes colour, flooring, minor renovation advice as needed and as time allows.

Hands On Staging (occupied/furnished homes): 
$150 + GST per hour

Staged roomWe will work with your client on-site or complete the staging for them, using their own things.

From editing, adding or re-arranging furniture, re-hanging art to de-cluttering and re-organizing, we make the neecessary changes needed to get the house market ready.

Visit our Gallery of occupied "Enhancements" and see for yourself how Accentuate Home Staging can help your property STAND OUT!

Home Decor rental packages:
starting at $350 + GST

Is your client lacking just a few key home decor items that will make their property sing?

We offer a range of home decor rental packages tailored to suit each client and their property.

We will assess what's lacking and then pick, pack and place those key items in your client's home. At the end of the rental period, we'll return to remove it all. Starting at $350.

Packages available for all budgets. Call 604-328-6479 for details.

Staging Vacant Properties:
starting at $2,000* + GST
(*staging services, move costs-in/out + 1st month rentals)

Vacant spaces are a tough sell.  Buyers need to visualize how their belongings will fit in. With stylish furnishings & accessories carefully selected from our rental inventory, Accentuate transforms vacant properties into showpieces that SELL !

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We'll provide you with a "no cost, no obligation" quote for our staging services + rentals.  Once you're ready, we'll set the stage for you...picking, packing and placing the perfect items that will ensure that the property Stand out in the Market.  

All Accentuate vacant staging packages include:

  • all pre-planning/concept development of the overall furnishing scheme
  • pick, pack and delivery of all rental items
  • on-site expert staging on staging day (1-2 certified stages as needed)
  • 1 site visit per month to ensure that the stage is set
  • pack up and removal of all rentals at the end of the rental period
  • monthy rentals of stylish furnishing, art & accessories from our own extensive inventory
  • MARKETING BONUS! your listing will be featured in our own Accentuate e-newsletter (distributed to over 180 realtors) plus additional exposure on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. 

Don't see a package that fits your needs or your budget? We'll tailor a staging package just for you to meet your needs and your pocket book. 

Visit our Gallery of Vacant Staging projects to see just how effective Accentuate Home Staging can be.

Call 604-328-6479 for more details or to obtain a quote.

Interior Design Services: 

Accentuate offers a full range of Interior Design services that are perfect for sellers, homeowners, friends and family looking for design tips & ideas, a home makeover, a small renovation or just help shopping or sourcing out that hard to find home decor item.

You'll be in expert hands with Katherine van Leeuwen, professional Interior Designer ( BID, University of Manitoba) and owner of Accentuate Home Staging Design Group  

Interior Design consultation:  $125 per hour + GST

Shopping, sourcing services: $75 per hour + GST

Call 604-328-6479 to book an appointment.

Winter Curb Appeal

Winter Curb AppealThe Curb Appeal of your property is the buyers first impression, hands down.  Making it count is even more important during the holidays and in the winter when snow, rain, cold temperatures and shorter days can turn off the hardiest Canadians.  Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing your home's exterior for a winter sale:

Safety First.  The last thing you want to see is an accident en-route to your front door.  Prevent slips by keeping your driveway, walkways and stairs clear of snow, ice and leaves.  Huge rain puddles?  Try your best to clear those as well.   There's nothing worse (for the buyer and for your floors) than trailing through a house in soaking wet feet!

A Well Maintained Lawn.  Whether your lawn is green, winter 'brown' or covered in a blanket of the white stuff, keep it picture perfect and clear of debris.  Buyers will have an easier time imagining how their new yard will shape up in the summertime.

Rooftops and gutters.  Clean gutters and a well maintained rooftop can be a sure sign that the property has been cared for.  Excessive snowfall and ice storms can wreak havoc on your roof.  The last thing you need to be doing is getting to know your neighbourhood roofer.  Icicles can be a concern as well.  Not only can  falling icicles be a hazard to anyone underneath, but they can suggest bigger problems within the structure of your home.  So look up, way up and show buyers a well maintained house.

Outdoor lighting.  The days are shorter and proper outdoor lighting is essential to make your house more appealing ( and visible ) to buyers who drove by or visit after dark.  Draw the buyers' eye to your welcoming front door by guiding them along a path of simple outdoor path lights.  An attractive wall sconce or tow at the front door will complete the welcoming appeal.

Winter decorations. Once the holidays are over, it's time to take down your Christmas decorations. Let buyers know that you are on top of things and take them down soon after the holidays.  Consider swapping out the traditional Christmas wreath with a more generic seasonal wreath or by adding attractive planter pots filled with branches, plants, shrubbery and other winter elements.

Enticing Listing Packages

Offer a home staging service as part of your listing packageStand Out in the Market

Stand out in the Market and get that next listing.

Add Accentuate Home Staging services to your listing package and you'll instantly differentiate yourself from your competition. 

Impress your clients with your determination to sell their house faster and for the highest possible price with Accentuates' effective real estate staging strategies. 

Offer a home staging referral to your clients

You know that effective real estate staging is a top strategy to sell your clients property fast and for the highest possible price.  Referring Accentuate Home Staging Design Group is the perfect way to ensure that your listing is market ready.  Your business is important to us and we sincerely appreciate it.

Call today at 604-328-6479 to learn more about our Realtor Referral Program.