I love, love, love turning homes into desirable and higher valued products. And I love sharing my knowledge and experience of almost 2 decades in the real estate world. I worked with hundreds of buyers, listened to their feedback and thus I know exactly what today's buyers are looking for. Combined with my almost 30 years experience as interior decorator and stager, I know you will hugely benefit from having me in your court. Preparing a home to sell, is one of my favourite and most rewarding parts of the whole home selling process.



Staging Facts:

  • Most buyers form an opinion within the first 5-10 seconds of entering the home

  • Sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home. (Homegain.com)

  • In controlled tests selling identical homes, professionally staged vs. non-staged, the non-staged houses sold in 102 days, while the staged houses sold in 45 days. (Real Estate Staging Association)

  • Staged homes sell in half the time of non-staged homes (Coldwell Banker survey)



So if you are playing with the idea of selling your home and getting it slowly ready for the market, take advantage of my expertise and schedule your staging consultation at 264mira@gmail.com. I promise a fun and very informative experience:))) that will be worth every penny!!!


Staging consultation fee: $150 first hour and $100/hr thereafter

Side note:

If you ever decide to list your home with me (there is never going to be any pressure to list with me - over the years I have helped many real estate agents getting their listings ready for sale) , you will be reimbursed for the staging consultation fee as it is a part of my marketing package.


For more staging fun facts see this NAR study....



a) My promise

I will conduct a thorough evaluation of your home appeal and provide valuable input. I have almost 30 years interior design experience, so I know exactly what changes will make your home sell faster.
I will help you to stage your home for the showing process
I will provide a list of reliable contractors to assist with improving areas of your home if necessary


b) Making your home “Parade” ready... Is it worth it?

Buyers usually don’t want to inherit a huge list of Things to do or they don’t have enough cash after they move  in  to make all the necessary repairs
• Buyers usually decide if they want to buy your home within the first 10 seconds of visiting your home
• Buyers over-estimate the cost of repairs and decorating
• Buyers and agents remember the home the way it is when they first see it.


c) A couple of suggestions

With buyers, first impressions count. A small investment in time and money will give your home an edge over other listings in the area when the time comes to show it to a prospective buyer. Here are some suggestions that will help you to get top market value:


General Maintenance

  • Oil squeaky doors

  • Tighten doorknobs

  • Replace burned out lights

  • Clean and repair windows

  • Touch up chipped paint

  • Repair cracked plaster

  • Repair leaking taps and toilets


Curb Appeal

  • Mow lawn

  • Trim shrubs and trees

  • Weed and edge garden

  • Pick up any litter

  • Clear walk and driveway of leaves

  • Repair gutters and eaves


The First Impression

  • Clean and tidy entrance

  • Functional doorbell

  • Polish door hardware

  • Clean windows

  • Put a bowl of green apples  on the kitchen counter


Spic and Span

  • Shampoo carpets

  • Clean washer, dryer, and tubs

  • Clean furnace

  • Clean fridge and stove

  • Clean and freshen bathrooms

  • Throw out unnecessary clutter

  • Empty wastebaskets

  • Put flowers in a vase on dining room table


Declutter, Declutter, Declutter The Spacious Look

  • Clear stairs and halls

  • Store excess furniture

  • Clear counters and stove

  • Less is more

  • Clear off dressers

  • Walk through with a critical eye before leaving

  • Do not leave any valuables out


The Buying Atmosphere

  • Be absent during showings

  • Turn on all lights

  • Light fireplace

  • Open drapes in the day time

  • Play quiet background music

  • Keep pets outdoors

  • Do not offer to sell your furniture or other goods

  • Open all interior doors