Tips & How Tos

Colour Blocking When Listing a Home

Decorating with muted neutral colours is definitely En Vogue these days. However, staging a home to sell and decorating a home in which to live are two VERY different things.

When selling a home photos are EVERYTHING. Buyers are literally swiping left and judging homes based on photos. Generating foot traffic is essential to any sale. So how do you guarantee you will receive at least 5-10 showings when selling your home? Beautiful staging that POPS off the MLS site.

Realtors can only use a certain size of photo on MLS. So…pictures of each room should have punches of colour on the walls and floors that show off the depth and width of the rooms. You also want to evoke the right emotions in the buyer. Think of those IKEA showrooms, how approachable they are, how everyone wants to sit and touch and feel everything. It literally looks like someone may live there but you can also envision yourself living there. This is called lifestyle staging. Stark vignette staging won’t inspire a buyer. Carrying a base colour and accents plus accessories through the entire house is what will make your home magazine worthy and generate the desired number of showings.

Take a look at our favourite homes where colour blocking made all the different. From curtains to carpets, throw pillows to beautiful beds, these homes all sold well over list in just a few days.

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Erin Hayes

Resident & Sales Representative

Erin works in Burlington and surrounding areas, making Aldershot her home with her 2 children for the last 14 years. Rated #1 in Burlington on RATE-MY-AGENT in 2021 & 2022, her 100+ reviews speak to her consistent dedication to ensuring every client has an exceptional experience buying or selling.

Erin has been a full time sales representative since 2006 and in that time has earned many awards including: RE/MAX HALL OF FAME 2015, Platinum Award 2020, Chairman's Club 2021 & 2022 and The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023.

Jacquie Schettler

Resident & Sales Representative

Originally from West-Toronto I was thrilled to find a community such as Aldershot in which, to work & raise my family. The love I have for this community & the quality of life it has given us fills me with gratitude. I hope you come see what life in the village is truly like.

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