Author: Pai

An interactive virtual tour

Build extraordinary confidence by allowing us to create an experience that allows you to be there before you are actually.

Then get potential buyers off of the internet and into your property for a visit or holiday stay.

Widen your exposure to potential clients by allowing us to create virtual “dollhouse” tours which are innovative, practical and informative.

Demonstrate in incredible visual detail the reasons why buyers should choose your villa or condo/apartment to purchase.

The average "virtual tour" consists of the same photos in a videos that zooms in and out of the same photos. This is not a beneficial customer experience. Allow the potential buyer to experience the space by interactive walk though tours that engage the buyer.

 
 

A synopsis:

The dollhouse view allows the buyer to gain context, location and awareness of the building’s space & position within it.

The immersive walk-through places the buyer in the home from anywhere in the world.

The rich HDR photos demonstrating the quality of the presented spaces in artful detail.

Photos from the sky showing the broader views of the property from the birdseye perspective of a drone. (Drones may or may not be allowed to fly in the cities)

The floor plans providing a different perspective for those who think in 2D.

Add some 360 floating photos to catch an eye on social media.

These tours are the best way to get the message across to out-of-town or overseas buyers.

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Why a stager is important

Staging a home is a necessary aspect of the selling process. About a decade ago this wasn’t highly utilized but with growing demand, increased prices and a surplus of buyers, the market has changed. Having a home filled with clutter used to be the norm, it was more acceptable to take the property as is. Staging entails making the home appealing to the average buyer, giving it room to breath and letting the potential buyer have the opportunity to see themselves living in the home. 

The key benefit to staging is making the property show better to any interested party. With a clean and comfortable place, the home will stay more memorable to any potential buyer. This will also increase the market value of property as the perception will be that of a higher quality interior. There will also be a shorter time on the market, as the improved look will have more eyes, generating more potential purchasers. 

Is staging something anyone can do? It is not recommended, as a professional has the experience and data to adjust the look of the room in the most generally appealing way. Without their expertise, it’s possible to have a negative impact on the appearance, making the asking price seem too high. The rooms need to feel balanced, a stager maneuvers through making each area feel tacky or flat. 

The most significant thing that a stager does is alter the furnishings. To present a home at its peak, eliminating the tired dated furniture is a must. The main floor and first room are the areas that require the most focus as most perusers will stay in those areas, and it’s generally where they make their decision. It needs to “wow” anyone walking in. The art and accessories are also a necessary factor to producing a welcoming atmosphere. 

The average cost of a stager is approximately $4,000. This includes all of their advice, a new presentation and new furnishings. This is by no means a frivolous cost as the returns are generally up to 10 times more. It’s a highly utilized aspect of the selling process for a good reason.

Many have this notion that you need to hide the flaws of the home, but that is not the best course of action. Staging a home isn’t about deceiving the potential homeowner, it’s about presenting the property at it’s best. The goal is to highlight the stronger areas, which will detract the shopper from the problematic spots. You want them to fall in love with the possibility of what it can be, not focus on the imperfections. 

If a house is properly staged, it will generally be sold in approximately 2 weeks in the Greater Toronto Area. The average days on market of this region are 23 days. The more appealing the interior of the property is, the faster it will be taken off the market. 

Carmen Wageman, owner of Stage Right, stated in an interview with REC: “There are no secrets to staging, it’s all common sense. The newer and brighter it is, the better it looks. The paint must be a current colour to appeal to the most amount of people and modern sensibilities. Fix things that are broken. Bring in new light fixtures. Update things that don’t cost a lot of money. Make your house look newer and you will gain more money.”

“Furniture and art has to cater to all styles. A transitional approach is the most appealing middle ground, traditional with modern sensibilities catches the most eyes. A high-end luxury feel is what has the strongest influence on a buyer. Don’t go too trendy or too staged. The minimalist look is the most appealing, less is more in this instance.”

 

Written by: Spencer Maxwell    All images courtesy of Carmen Wageman.

Villa Críalo in Costa del Sol near Malaga Spain

Hidden in the beautiful Axarquia mountain range, up a windy road, with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean ocean & surroundings, this modernized 3 bedroom 2 bathroom villa in the campo is located 10 minutes south of the village of Sayalonga.

The villa has an extensive pool area on which to lounge, a modest but refreshing pool, an outdoor kitchen, a jacuzzi to soak in & a separate shady area with a breeze under the arbor amongst the olive trees to socialize or read a book.  When night settles in, you can relax under the tiki hut in the jacuzzi & take in the beautiful scenery.

Cool down in the pool with outdoor shower. Relax on one of the many sun loungers.

Villa Críalo sits in a unique location with amazing south and south-west views. Bring your camera, pull out the oil paints, spot the birds, or just enjoy the way the sun and shadows play on the hills.

The home has air conditioning and 4 new quiet ceiling fans to circulate the air.  The gated property offers high speed internet with WIFI and satellite TV.

The main kitchen is fully equipped with a hob, fan, oven dishwasher and microwave, The hot water is ön demand”. There is a front loading washing machine electric dryer outside in the exterior kitchen although clothes dry in minutes when hung.

There are 3 bedrooms to choose from.  Two bedrooms are equipped with queen sized beds. The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds.  If you want to get away and have your own private space, there is an upper nook in the villa with a loveseat, TV, desk and card table with chairs. which you can relax in and surf the internet!

If you prefer, there is a spacious outdoor kitchen with a BBQ where you can prepare your meals and snacks!

The surrounding hills are planted with olive and almond trees as well as cacti and succulents. You will also see an occasional fig or mango tree

Villa Críalo is a 20 minute drive to the beach of Algarrobo Costa, 15 minute drive to the closest golf course and a 30 minute drive to the picturesque town of Nerja.  The nearest city is Velez-Malaga which is about a 30 minute drive. Villa Críalo is just less than 60 minutes from Malaga (AGP) airport.

All of this makes Villa Críalo the perfect getaway for friends and families. 

We want you to be fully aware that our home is located in the mountains. The road to get to our villa is sometimes narrow, mostly concrete and occasionally on the edge. If you are extremely nervous about mountain roads and don't feel comfortable driving along narrow, partly cement, partly gravel roads, unfortunately this may not be the villa for you. That said, most of the better villas in the mountains are accessed by similar roads. We love our home but do realize that to some, it may be a challenge to get there. Take it slow and easy then reap the rewards of the spectacular setting & views with which we fell in love. 

 

19 Clarendon Ave in Toronto

Refinement, Elegance And Class Meet In South Hill To Create 19 Clarendon.

This Home Is Warm And Inviting. Every Turn Is A New Experience From The Well Designed Kitchen To The Oversized South Facing Windows To The Spa Like Ensuite. Perfect For Entertaining It Is Located In Highly Desirable Neighbourhood Of South Hill, Steps From Yorkville, Summerhill, Rosedale & Forest Hill. In The Brown School District & Surrounded By Private Schools Such As Upper Canada
Extras:College, The Bishop Strachan School And The York School. Feng Shui Certified By Master Paul Ng. Home On High Life Cycle For Wealth. 2 Wealth Centres, Plus Excellent Energy For Learning, Health & Relations.Like No Other  ...
 

Listed by Revolution Inc. Realty  Brokerage

19 Clarendon Avenue,  Toronto Ontario

Asking $3,600,000 CAD

1 Columbus Ave #302

Like No Other  ...

This Authentic Loft Combines 2280 Sq Ft With 10 Foot Ceiling Accessed Via A Private Keyed Elevator In The Heart Of Roncesvalles. Bright & Authentic Design Scheme With Understated Yet Distinctive Original Details. The Expansive Living-Room And Dining-Room Spans Over 26 Feet In Width And Features Oversized Windows Overlooking Mature Trees With Southwestern Exposure.
The space includes a Scavolini Custom Design Kitchen, Liebherr Fridge, Miele Dishwasher, Aeg 5 Burners Gas, Aeg Oven, Panasonic Microwave, Lg Steam Washer, Lg Steam Dryer, Bose Speakers, 

Listed by Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty  Brokerage

1 Columbus Avenue, #302,  Toronto Ontario

Asking $2,988,000 CAD

1 Shornecliffe Avenue in Forest Hill Village

Forest Hill Village  ...

Striking, Captivating, Contemporary Home In Forest Hill Village, Designed W/Fantastic Open Space That Dramatises Versatile Interior. Outstanding Finishes Includes State Of The Art Glass & Black Steel Windows & Doors, Superb Park Like Front Garden With Amazing Towering Trees. Generous Living/dining Areas with Vaulted Ceilings & Skylights. Complete Culinary Dada Molteni Kitchen with Waterworks Island, Carrera Marble Counters & Nickel Faucets. 3+1 Bedrooms, 4 Baths & Lower Floor Studio.
Add Wolf Appliances, Custom Motor Control Blind - Oak And Black Granite Floors, Wine Fridge, Dog Shower, Black Granite Heated Floors In Lower Level
A Once In A Lifetime Offering.

Listed by Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

 

1 Shornecliffe Avenue, Toronto Ontario

Asking $4,179,000 CAD

7 Colchester Court in Humber Valley,

Edenbridge ...

A Stunning Custom-Built 5+1 Bed, 8 Bathroom Dream Home In Prestigious Edenbridge-Humber Valley. Living Room with Soaring 28' Ceilings, Poured Heated Concrete Flooring, Floor-To-Ceiling Windows. Chef's Kit with Large Island, walk-in Pantry & Butler's Pantry. Each Bdrm with Bath & walk-in Closet. Nanny/In-Law Suite with Kitchen & Sep Entrance. Custom Wine Cellar, Spa Steam Room, Private Theatre. Heated 6-Car Driveway. 10 Mins To Airport, 20 Mins To Downtown, Steps To James Garden Park. Listed by TFN Realty Inc., Brokerage
 

7 Colchester Court, Toronto Ontario

Asking $3,988,000 CAD

Highland Avenue in Rosedale Toronto

A Rare Opportunity ...

To Live On One Of Rosedale's Most Coveted Cul-De-Sacs. Nestled Under Canopy Of Mature Trees On Edge Of Ravine, This Captivating Home Is Defined By It Sophisticated Style & Magnificent Surroundings. Wealth Of Skylights & Fr. Doors With Renaissance-Style Transoms Allow Natural Light To Freely Cascade Throughout. Grand Principal Rooms For Entertaining, While Breakfast Area & Family Room Are Perfect For More Casual Venues & Al Fresco Dining.
The home boasts a Dramatic Staircase with Custom Wrought-Iron Banister Leads To 2nd Level. Master Ensuite. French Doors Open To Juliette Balcony Overlooking  Gardens. Spacious walk-in Dressing Room. Enclosed Enchanting Gardens Fashion Private Magical Oasis In Heart Of City.
Close To Some Of Toronto's Best Private & Public School. Walk To Rosedale Park & Summerhill Market. Public Transit Readily Available. Short Drive To Financial District.  Listed by Harvey Kalles Real Estate

47 Highland Ave, Toronto Ontario

Asking $8,950,000 CAD

 

Rosehill Drive at Musselman’s Lake

A whole impeccable house ...

for the price of a condo townhouse plus privacy, a yard, gas fireplaces & plenty of parking.  This beautiful upgraded home has all new windows, updated kitchen & bath, spray foam insulation, updated electrical, water tank & softener (2014). New decks. Half a block to the resort-like Musselman’s Lake. (45 minutes to Yonge & Eglinton) Community access to lake.

Quiet country living. Best for downsizers, cottage lovers, 1st time homeowners, or anyone who seeks an affordable detached home close to Toronto with no work required. Please include fridge stove dishwasher washer dryer hot water tank & water softener (both 2014), 2 gas fireplaces. Newer shed. Furniture negotiable. Turnkey.

26 Rosehill Drive in Musselman's Lake (Whitchurch-Stouffville)

Asking $645,000