The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team
The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team - Real Estate...Real experience, integrity, commitment & results!™
The Rick Wearing &
Sandra Parrott Team
Rick Wearing,
BA, MVA-Residential, Broker
Sandra Parrott,
L.L.B Sales Representative
Phone: (705) 788-3535
Fax: (705) 788-0207
Toll Free: (866) 844-2697

Impactful Staging Can Help Sell Your Muskoka Home, Cottage or Condo

Staging your home, cottage or condo is one of the most effective ways to market your Muskoka property. Impactful staging allows for buyers to envision their own lives within a property. When people can see just where they can set up a cozy dining nook, establish a games room, or discover the perfect window view for their favourite recliner, they are more likely to establish a strong desire to make a house their own.
There are basics steps to take for impactful staging. First is to declutter and deep clean. Before you list your Muskoka property, take stock of what you have, and begin the process of paring down your belongings. Discard and donate what you can. Put personal mementos and extraneous items into storage. This includes family photos, arts and crafts supplies, sports memorabilia, books, and excess pieces of furniture. Keep kitchen and bathroom counters clean and clear out closets, cupboards and drawers.
A staged home should be simply furnished with accent decor which doesn’t overwhelm the senses. It is also important to have your property cleaned from ceiling to floor, inside and out. Now is the time to dust window and door frames, scrub and wax wood or tile flooring, clean out the fireplace, within all closets and cupboards, and behind the refrigerator. Don’t forget to remove magnets and personal notes from the refrigerator as well.
Once your home, cottage or condo has been prepared, add some finishing touches which can enhance a potential buyer’s experience when viewing your home. These staging concepts have been used repeatedly by real estate agents and their clients, because they work. Freshen up or repaint interior walls with a neutral color. Bold and vibrant colors have greater potential to turn people away, you never know who will like your pumpkin-spice-orange kitchen, or won’t.
Neutral tones in shades of whites, grays and browns, will keep the color in the background while bringing the best features of your home to the forefront. Use accent pieces such as throw pillows or vases, to add a splash of color to catch the eye. This is especially helpful in highlighting shelving space, just a few simple pieces on a book shelf will enhance the feeling of optimum storage and openness within a space.
Another best tip staging idea is to “stage a scene” within the major rooms of your property. Set the dining room table for a dinner party, have a puzzle in progress in your recreation room, or have a reading nook ready with book, teacup and chair in your Muskoka room. Doing so is more likely to inspire the imagination of viewers to consider what they could enjoy doing in these spaces.
For more insightful home staging tips, check out this comprehensive Home Staging Checklist from HouseLogic. When it is time to sell, stage your home to help sell it well. If you are looking to sell or buy a Muskoka home, cottage, or condo, knowing you have a team of knowledgeable real estate professionals on your side will help make the experience a better one. Put the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at today!
This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.


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