Bosley Realestate

Styling A Vacant Loft In Little Italy

March 5th, 2014 | Style Enhancement StagingCollege Street/Little Italy

Welcome to urbaneer.com's Latest Style Enhancement.

To achieve top dollar on any property, Sellers should be prepared to pare down their belongings, execute a thorough Spring Cleaning, and invest some capital to remedy any deficiencies or problem areas in advance of listing. Depending on the extent of work required, it typically takes our clients 45 to 90 days to get their residence ready for sale. Click HERE for one of urbaneer.com's posts which will give you a crash course on the 'Top Strategies To Sell Your Home'.

However, sometimes Sellers just don't have the time to do all this, which is why the urbaneer.com team are the first people they call.

Here's a Case Study:

When our clients suddenly found their Toronto loft vacant after an extended period of tenancy, we offered to take care of both styling, then selling, their condominium. The circa 1997 conversion needed to be painted top to bottom... not an easy task with vaulted ceilings, and then furnished to help showcase the scale and proportion of the space. If your residence has unusual proportions - like this did, being only 11 feet wide but with soaring 17 foot ceilings - it's critical you furnish it to help Buyers see the scale against everyday items. Also, a vacant property will always command a lower price, for without any context of 'Home', buyers may have trouble emotionally connecting to the space. Remember, 'Home Is Where The Heart Is', so you want to pull out all the stops at creating an aspirational setting.

Here's some of our furnishings from our warehouse of contents, that showcased the space brilliantly:

 

 

In the photo above, you can see how large the over-sized window is. Without furniture the eye wouldn't have much to reference in determining how big it truly is. We also chose an interesting multi-coloured wool carpet that matched to red-stained floors to create visual continuity. A dining table reinforces that this space can accommodate a seating area and dining.

 

 

The bedroom, around 9 x 10 feet, read as 'too small' without any furniture. By placing a double bed with tables on each side, Buyers could visualize the space better, and be comfortable that the room could work for one or two.

Below, a stunning watercolour in a gold frame conveys a 'spa-like' setting for this bath, creating a visual connection to the stone floors and creating a focal point in what is otherwise a utilitarian space.

 

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This property received an offer within hours of coming to market, garnering full price! It's a testament to how effective presenting your property as 'fresh' can be.

If you're curious to see more Style Enhancements executed by urbaneer.com, which showcase our versatility and style sensibility, click any or all of the following:

- a Quirky Trinity-Bellwoods House

- a Tony Riverdale Towne

- a Concrete 'n Cool Wrigley Loft

- a Zoomer Harbourfront Condo

- a Tailored Loft In Tip Top

- a Stacked Towne For A First Time Buyer

- an Expansive Underutilized Terrace

- a Skyloft Makeover

- a Midtown Condo

** Currently For Sale, at $379,000, here's a gorgeous one bedroom and den perch on the 35th floor of The Verve. And yes, we did a Style Enhancement!

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If you, or anyone you know, is considering selling and would benefit from urbaneer.com's Style Enhancement Listing Service, please know the urbaneer.com team are here to help!

~ Steven and the urbaneer team

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