Vacant properties are typically among the toughest to sell because they fail on many levels to capture the interest of potential buyers and model the lifestyle purchasers aspire to have. Black Swan specializes in staging vacant homes and understands what it takes to turn these properties from empty shells into beautiful and welcoming houses that capture the hearts and minds of buyers.
Our specialty is creating stunning, highly marketable staged properties. Black Swan has an extensive inventory of modern furnishings and decor that we use to stage vacant properties. We also partner with the best furniture suppliers in the region and can therefore tailor the staging to the home. This allows us the greatest flexibility in sourcing just the right furnishings for a property. No gimmicks, no hidden fees – just quality staging designs every time!
In order to effectively showcase a vacant home, we offer the following services
Vacant property previews which include a comprehensive staging quote and design plan
Recommendations for smart upgrades including paint, flooring, landscaping and more
Furniture and Decor rentals of beautiful, modern furnishings
Referrals for professional photography so that the property shows well both online and in person
Black Swan approaches the staging of owner occupied homes a little differently than vacant properties. Typically when it comes to homes where the owners will live in the home while it is up for sale, we are dealing with different challenges so it is vital for Black Swan stylists to provide a PLAN for preparing and staging the home that factors in comfort and livability for our clients while the property is on the market.
In order to meet all of our clients’ needs, Black Swan offers the following services
Comprehensive Home Staging Consultations
Referrals to our Trade Professionals to get any projects or last minute work done
Quotes for hands on Staging with the owners own furnishings
Staging quotes that include Black Swan’s beautiful inventory to augment what the home owner already has, thereby adding the WOW factor
For home owners who would like our help redesigning their homes to live in, we offer a variety of customizable options. We understand that designing a home for dwelling is very different than staging to sell, so our recommendations will be tailored to fit your individual needs and design style.
Color Consultation: This service focuses on creating a cohesive color palette for your home that works with your existing furnishings and decor. This type of consultation includes an hour with one of our stylists to create a customized painting plan for up to 3 principle rooms. Flat Fee: $99 + HST
Design Consultation: This is a comprehensive consult which focuses on all elements of design and decorating in up to 3 principle rooms. We discuss color palettes, furnishings & decor, lighting, architectural elements and offer design suggestions. This consultation includes 2 hours with one of our stylists and a customized Houzz ideabook for the client with design concepts and ideas. Flat Fee: $199 + HST
Design Board & Floor Plan Add-On: Add a customized design board and floor plan with furniture layout to your design consultation for an additional fee.
Product Sourcing, Shopping Hours and Furniture Installation: Our team knows where to shop for all the finishes, fixtures and furnishings to make your project come together! Hire our stylists to shop for your design needs and ensure that your design vision is fully realized. Not only can we help you find exactly what you want, we can pass along our designer discounts to you!
Black swan takes pride in partnering with local Builders to create stunning Model Homes’ buyers fall in love with. If you are a Builder, here is how our team can help you make your next Model Home memorable
We can work with you from blue prints through construction, making all the design selections to ensure that your model has the modern appeal buyers are searching for
If you don’t have an established Buyer Selections Program, we can help you establish it by selecting a variety of standards and upgrades that will impress potential purchasers
Fully furnish your Model or Spec Home with modern furnishings that will complement the style of the home and showcase it’s architectural features
When you buy a property you need to make it your own home. You require painting, flooring or buying new furniture. Our professional decorators will visit your place come up with their suggestions on color, style and environment in which you feel better. They will be with you in all steps, such as choosing, buying, installing and furnishing for every single item.
Why Staging is So Effective
- 9 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.
- Un-staged vacant homes typically sit on the market 72% longer than staged vacant properties. This is a staggering difference! Simply put, professional staging increases a home’s marketability so buyers can see its true value.
- Home Staging increases a Property’s Value between 10 – 20% according to the 2015 NAR(National Association of Realtors) 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!
- Over 81% of Buyers find it Easier to Visualize a Property as their Future Home when it has been professionally staged according to NAR (National Association of Realtors) in their 2015 report on Home Staging.