Happy New Year!Happy New Year!   I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and that you are as eager as I am to start our 2010 Olympic year off with a bang!  
As real estate values and inventories continue to strengthen, there's no better time to Stand Out in the Market.  This requires innovative sales strategies that will differentiate our businesses from the others. Accentuate Home Staging Design Group can help you do just that. 
Read on to learn how YOU can Stand Out in the Market, see what HGTV says is the #1 Biggest  Real Estate Mistake plus get some tips for WINTER CURB APPEAL.  
And don't forget our ACCENTUATE GIFT CERTIFICATES - they're a great way to thank your clients for their business and a great gift idea for any occasion.  

Thank you for your continued support.    


Katherine van Leeuwen
Accentuate Home Staging Design Group
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Offer a home staging service as part of your listing package

Stand Out in the MarketStand 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 to learn more about our Realtor Referral Program.

#1 Biggest Mistake
Some call it Real Estate Staging.  Some call it Home Staging.   Either way, it's a top Real Estate Strategy to sell your house fast and for the highest possible dollar. 
Here's the #1 biggest mistake that home owners make when selling their home, according to real estate expert  Donna Freeman of HGTV's Secrets That Sell.

#1. Failing to Showcase Your Home and Making Small Cosmetic Changes
When you are selling your house, you have to really look at it objectively and think about it from the viewpoint of the house hunter. Make minor enhancements to the house and maybe hire a professional stager to come and arrange your furniture. Staging is about decorating your house for the buyers' taste, not yours. A great place to start is with the front of the home and the main entryway. Home staging is designed to increase the potential selling price and reduce the amount of time the house stays on the market.
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Winter Curb Appeal

The 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:Winter Fun
  • 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.  
Gift Certificates Title

Gift CertificateLooking for a great gift idea for any occasion - Birthdays, house warming, anniversary, Mother's Day - or as "Thank You" for your business? 
An Accentuate Gift Certificate is the ideal way to pamper anyone on your list.   
Available in any denomination and for any of our services -
  • Consultations - Home Staging or Colour
  • Home Make Over
  • Occupied  Staging or Vacant Staging
  • Personal Shopping
  • Interior Design   
Your clients, friends and family will be thanking you - in STYLE !  
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