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Attracting Buyers with Curb Appeal

The importance of curb appeal can not be overstated when preparing your home for sale. An attractive frontage can entice potential buyers, including those only considering a move. Curb appeal is so beneficial it’s wise to invest both time and money in its beautification. Home......

Top 10 Reasons to Stage A Vacant Property

1. Vacant properties can sit 72% longer on the market, than those that have been staged. 2. According to NAR 2015 Report, staged vacant properties can sell for 10-20% more. With the full staging package of rental inventory, staging services and delivery fees being ,......

1K Saves on Houzz!

Excited to receive this new badge from Houzz. Houzz is currently the #1 app for designing or improving your home. Happy that our home staging work has given 1000 people ideas and inspiration when decorating or preparing to sell their home. We love Houzz and......

Occupied Staging Transformations

Many of our home staging clients contact us as and say that they need to replace some of their furnishings as they are: too oversized; too dark; outdated for the younger buyers, but they don’t want to buy new modern furniture; too worn, but they......

Luxury Vacant Home Staging on Links Lane, Brampton

Luxury Vacant Home Staged and Sold in One Day.   The majority of buyers can not envision the potential, and it is very difficult to make the important emotional connection when walking through a home that is empty. This is part of the reason that vacant......

SOLD 134K Over Asking in February!

 The Story Behind The Staging: This lovely young family contacted me to stage the house they had just moved out of which was now vacant.  They were savvy and realized, even before first speaking, that staging this small home top to bottom would give them......

Local Home Staging Company Garners 4th Industry Award

Ginny Truyens launched Feels Like Home To Me in 2010. Determined to impact the industry in a way to benefit its’ clients and to further the reputation of stagers, Ginny places great emphasis on continually expanding her knowledge and skill sets, knowing the market, and......

Occupied Staging Enhancement

We can enhance what you already have to create a home the target buyers will love with a lifestyle they aspire to! Staging is marketing and in order to market your property, considering how it will present online in photos is key. This often is......

SOLD 40K Over Asking

The Story Behind the Staging:     THIS PROPERTY WAS FEATURED IN GLOBE & MAIL DUE TO BIDDING WARS…READ MORE                                                  ......

Staging Your Toronto Rental Property

    Many of you already know the huge benefits of staging your Toronto/ GTA West property for sale, diagnosis primarily being you can sell it faster and for more money. Did you know there are many incredible benefits in staging your rental property? Here is an interview I did for......

2015 Top Home Stager Of The Year Vacant Category Canada

For immediate release: Third Time Award Winning Home Staging Professional Ginny Truyens Awarded 2015 Prestigious Award December 5th 2014, pharmacy Georgetown Ontario, CAN. With great honours, Ginny Truyens of FeelsLikeHome2Me receives her third consecutive Home Staging Industry Award from the Real Estate Staging Association, after......

Dated Toronto Property Above Subway and Staging Success!

With a tight budget, we consulted and staged the key impression rooms of this Toronto home. This was a property that was in need of many big ticket updates. Consulting with a professional stager is worth its weight in gold, as we can recommend cost effective updates......

Challenging Spaces that Became Our Favourite Home Staging Jobs

After years of working as a professional home stager in the Greater Toronto area, there are some spaces that were extra challenging in the initial design planning, but soon became our favourites. Just goes to show, that every home, no matter how small, awkward in layout......

Top 10 Reasons to Professionally Stage Your Toronto Home

1.  Make More Money on Your Most Valuable Asset The average staging investment is generally less than 1% of a home’s asking price, and this investment can yield on average 4-10% more on final price. This is a great short term investment in comparison to what......

When Selling your G.T.A. Home, “A Picture is Worth ($)1,000+ Words”

Quality of the photography is essential, you do not want your largest financial asset represented like this-                                                                                                                   (Actual MLS Photo) “Quality Presentation of a Home“ is essential as well                                                                                                                 (Feels Like Home 2 Me) When you look at photos of previous or current listings from......

Feels Like Home 2 Me is in the Houzz!

I don’t know if you love Houzz like I do?  I have been a huge Houzz fan for several years now, and it has been my “go to” place to get visual inspiration and product information for design and decorating of my own home,  as well as a......

Welcome to Our New Website and First Blog!

What a special way to start our FLH2M blog and also launch our new website in the month of Breast Cancer Awareness. We are very honoured to have our work featured in Canadian Home Trends Magazine's "PINK" issue! It is safe to say that all of us have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another. ...

Vacant Staging

Solving the questions about layout, stuff function, drawing eyes to selling features, while creating a warm inviting feeling for buyers...

Attracting Buyers with Curb Appeal

The importance of curb appeal can not be overstated when preparing your home for sale. An attractive frontage can entice potential buyers, including those only considering a move. Curb appeal is so beneficial it’s wise to invest both time and money in its beautification. Home improvement guru, Bob Villa, says “If you are considering selling, good landscape design can add up to 20% value to your home.” Powerwash + Clean To begin your curb appeal makeover, remove all ornamentation, furniture and planters, as well as any yard litter. Then power wash the home’s exterior, the walkway, the driveway and the public sidewalk. Giving windows and doors a good cleaning will not only help to make house look well maintained, but will actually add more light to interior as well! First impressions of the condition of your home, begins from the outside. Trim + Doors A fresh coat of paint is well worth the effort. Traditionally door and window frames will match. But, secondary trim...

Top 10 Reasons to Stage A Vacant Property

1. Vacant properties can sit 72% longer on the market, than those that have been staged. 2. According to NAR 2015 Report, staged vacant properties can sell for 10-20% more. With the full staging package of rental inventory, staging services and delivery fees being , on average, less than 1% of list price of a property, that is a substantial return on your investment! 3. Even the most beautifully built/renovated vacant properties can leave buyers feeling emotionally unattached. Properties are selected and narrowed down based on practical criteria, but purchased based on emotion. 4. Vacant properties leave most questioning the function, size and use of the rooms. Open concept spaces are particularly challenging to visualize if left empty. 5. Without any furnishing, buyers will move pretty quickly through a viewing; however fully staged, will linger more, which is always advantageous when selling. Buyers linger 40 minutes, on average, in a furnished home. 6. Vacant spaces can also draw attention to any small imperfection in the...

1K Saves on Houzz!

Excited to receive this new badge from Houzz. Houzz is currently the #1 app for designing or improving your home. Happy that our home staging work has given 1000 people ideas and inspiration when decorating or preparing to sell their home. We love Houzz and are inspired by the work we see there as well. Come visit us on HOUZZ for an extensive gallery of our work! To visit our profile click here~ https://www.houzz.com/pro/flh2m/feels-like-home-2-me-home-staging-in-toronto-west Follow Us For More Updates!   _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ginny Truyens, from Feels Like Home 2 Me is a Toronto Home Staging professional who loves helping her clients get a high return on their largest financial investment. Designing spaces that potential buyers will “Feel Like Home” to them, is essential in selling a property in today’s competitive real estate market. Feels Like Home 2 Me is an award winning staging company offering vacant and occupied staging services to Mississauga, Oakville, Georgetown, Milton, Brampton, Etobicoke and High Park. To book a consultation, or to find out more about Feels...

Occupied Staging Transformations

Many of our home staging clients contact us as and say that they need to replace some of their furnishings as they are: too oversized; too dark; outdated for the younger buyers, but they don't want to buy new modern furniture; too worn, but they are not ready to replace as they have small children and/or pets; have not had a chance to furnish a room, and other times because they used the living room as a play room, office and need to make it that very important "first impression" living room again. Very often this means changing the function of a space, improving "flow", creating a more spacious feel, refocusing to spot light selling features, or updating to best market it to target buyers. So we are renaming this form of occupied staging, "Occupied Staging Transformation", as we are getting more and more requests for this type of occupied staging. This is an example where we brought in our...

Luxury Vacant Home Staging on Links Lane, Brampton

Luxury Vacant Home Staged and Sold in One Day.   The majority of buyers can not envision the potential, and it is very difficult to make the important emotional connection when walking through a home that is empty. This is part of the reason that vacant properties can take 76%longer to sell than one that is professionally and skillfully staged.   This luxury listing backing onto a golf course was over 5,000 sf with finished basement entertainment area and one bedroom nanny suite.  A beautiful home with lots to offer, but difficult for buyers to envision themselves living in totally vacant. Here are some photos of it vacant:   {Great Room} {Dining Room} {Living Room} Just a few of the many rooms in this home.  Here are the same rooms after we staged them: {Great Room} {Dining Room} {Living Room} What do you think, do you think the photos would be more appealing for online marketing when completely staged? This is so important to draw as many potential buyers to book a walk through...