Testimonials

 

"I had a great experience with Kim and her team. They were very professional and had a great eye for detail. Our staged home looked at its best and received very positive comments from prospective buyers. Would recommend them highly to anyone putting their home on the market."

C. Verno - Ottawa Homeowner

"Emil & Kim were fantastic to work with. They were very prompt in providing us with all the information we needed to move forward with the staging. They were enthusiastic and very organized and certainly made our home show its absolute best with key staging to highlight all its best features. We would certainly recommend them without a doubt, and we look forward to working with them in the future"

K. Leb - Ottawa Homeowner

"Kim and Emil are very professional, truly caring and honest people. Design is clearly their passion, which becomes very obvious after spending some time with them. Once they go through your home they are excited and have lots of great ideas. They will give you a fair price and are very flexible with requests or modifications as time goes on. Their staging even included clothes, shoes and jewelry where appropriate. Surprisingly, they even bought a makeup table to fit a spot in my house without asking anything extra in return; they just told me they needed one anyways so it was not a problem. I was also very impressed with the moving crew who were very particular and have moving rugs and needed no direction to do things right and without any marks or damage to the house. In the end I believe that my higher end home in Alta Vista was very well staged and that this was reflected in the price it sold for."

Keir Menzies - Ottawa Homeowner

 

I can't say enough good things about Kim and Emil.  Extremely nice to deal with and they respond quickly to any questions.  The staging went smoothly and my condo looked more than amazing.  They transformed the space into a warm, modern unit that I visitors would fall in love with.  That's exactly what happened... my listing went up, had one showing one hour later and an offer for full asking price.  I can guarantee this would not have happened without the magic of staging with Capital Home Staging.  Thank you guys."

Diane Lyon - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Amazing experience with Capital Home Staging & Design.  We’ve had many compliments on our staging from seasoned realtors. The staging is making a HUGE difference in our home’s overall appeal.  The company is great to deal with: quick and professional communications, reliable service (visits and installation exactly when scheduled), and beautiful, tasteful choices for the decor.  I trust them completely and would recommend them 100 percent.  Thanks Kim and team!"

Kate Poirier - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Dynamite team. Exceptional eye for detail and very personable. They really understand how to create meaningful and emotional connections to physical space. Savant level work! Highly recommend."

Zak Green - Meaningful Real Estate / Remax Hallmark Realty Group

 

"Kim and Emil staged our main and second floors. Initially, they took pictures and notes to determine which of their furniture and accessories would best present our home. They also offered helpful advice on steps we could take to enhance our home’s presentation. On the day of actual staging, we were impressed by the obvious care taken in selecting and wrapping furniture for delivery, moving, unwrapping and arranging it, and complementing it with abundant accessories (e.g. over 35 wall hangings). Our house never looked better. We received multiple compliments from both prospective buyers and agents. Overall, we were very pleased with the process and results we experienced with Capital Home Staging & Design."

Ken & Gail Hollingshead - Ottawa Homeowners

 

"What a pleasure it is to work with Kim and Emil. Fantastic service, impeccable taste and great advice on how to stage, repaint, etc. The work they did was first class. Of the 19 showings we had on our house, all of them commented that it showed beautifully. Lots of credit goes to Capital Home Staging and Design. This was the best investment I made to sell the house"

Martin - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"The Ottawa House and Condo Group has been working exclusively with the amazing Kim and Emil for many years! Our clients love them too! The recommendations that they give to our clients are broken down room by room so clients are not overwhelmed with the process. Kim and and Emil are very professional and they bring tremendous value to what we do which results in a higher sale price in a shorter time for all our Sellers! We highly recommend this amazing team!"

Wendy Cheung - Ottawa House and Condo Group

"Wow we were so impressed with Capital Home Staging. Being Realtors ourselves we know the value of staging. Kim and Emil and their attention to details brought staging our home to a whole new level. They made the whole process very easy; they personally took care of all of the staging and logistic, dropping off and picking up the furniture and accessories. Like many people who live in their home every day we become used to our space. Kim and Emil were able to look at our home with a fresh set of eyes bringing out many of the forgotten features that our home had to offer. Not only did Kim and Emil give us great advice but they were able to access an inventory of furniture and accent piece to accentuate many of the rooms in our home. With their help we were able to generate 3 offers in a minimum amount of time, and sold our home for top dollar. We were so impressed with their skills that we hired them to help us with our new home as well. We would absolutely recommend Capital Home Staging and their team to anyone looking for help staging their home who want to generate maximum interest to potential Buyers, the cost will more than pay for itself."

Romana Kosch & Guy Walker - First Ottawa Realty

"Excellent service & results.  Capital Home Staging Service was worth every penny we paid as we had a beautifully staged home that sold for well over asking price! We appreciated the professional and highly capable service we received."

Beth - Ottawa Homeowner

"I was extremely pleased with the quality of the work and service provided by Capital Home Staging and Design. I recently engaged them to stage two rooms and decorate throughout our home to get it ready for sale. They provided so much helpful advice and did an absolutely beautiful job! I could have never done that on my own, it was worth every penny! We got an offer over asking after the first showing, and the beautiful condition of the house definitely was a factor. Thank you so much Kim and Emil! I have already referred them to three people who are considering staging."

J.Marsden - Ottawa Homeowner

"In less than one year I have invoked Capital Home Staging’s services for three properties (2 empty, 1 occupied).  They delivered on their claim to both increase capital and decrease time on the market; all three properties sold in less than two weeks.  Kim and Emil were very professional and a pleasure to do business with, and I would highly recommend them."

Mary-Ann - Ottawa Homeowner

"Thank you for your very comprehensive consultation report. I find it a very helpful guide to launch me in the process of selling my home. It’s empowering to have a plan, and definitely lowers the stress level. You made that big step so much more manageable. Thank you again. Of course, I have a lot of “homework” to do; I would like to schedule a follow-up appointment after I’ve attended to the the main tasks. I feel confident now to get going.  It was lovely to meet you. I feel very comfortable and look forward to our next get together.  À la prochaine"

 Madeleine - Ottawa Homeowner

"Amazing work! Kim and Emil did an absolutely fantastic job staging our new home build. They are professional, very personable, and really, just made the staging of the home painless. In and out in one day and it looks so good. Will definitely be using them again!" 

Arterra Custom Homes

"Thank you Capital Home Staging & Design! Kim and Emil did a fantastic job staging a seniors apartment suite using existing furniture and decorations. Kim and Emil brought some great ideas to the space, were flexible and great to work with. They pitched in to do what was necessary to get the job done. I highly recommend Capital Home Staging & Design." 

Ottawa Homeoner

"Thank you Capital Home Staging & Design!  Kim and Emil did a great job in staging my townhouse in preparation to hit the real estate market.  It looked so good I almost changed my mind!  They were great to work with.  Their communication was helpful and punctual.  They respected my space and had great ideas.  My townhouse sold within three days of being listed and the offers were over asking.  I highly recommend Capital Home Staging & Design." 

Janice Dawson - Ottawa Homeoner

"We had been asked by our realtor to stage our house in Blackburn in order to sell it faster. I confess that I was quite reluctant as I have always decorated our homes in the past. As we like our realtor (Christine Bussieres - Remax) we went with her recommendation of Kim and Emil.  We sold our house within 3 days of listing and we were truly impressed with their work - truly a validation of their work. Kim and Emil are hardworking, polite, and efficient to start with - however, it is their eye for colors, placement and flow that truly astonished us. As a result, we have invited them to help us with our new home - so that we can enjoy it for ourselves. It goes without saying that we highly recommend them."

Eric - Ottawa Homeowner

"We engaged Capital Home Staging to stage our vacant rental property when we decided to sell it. Kim and Emil were very professional, creative and flexible. Our property sold for over list price after being listed for only 4 days. We strongly believe that the outstanding job done by Kim and Emil played a very significant role in that outcome. I would highly recommend Capital Home Staging."

David Le Gallez - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"We have really enjoyed working with Emil and Kim on two properties. They offer great customer service, have an excellent selection of furniture and decor, really know how to pull rooms together and are able to accomplish the vision needed to sell the property!"

Jenepher Lennox Terrion - Westboro Homeowner

 

"Thank you Kim and Emil for your great design advice and staging services. Your help was invaluable and you helped make this a very smooth process for us. We look forward to working with you again sometime soon!"

John - Westboro Homeowner

"We were very satisfied with both the design and implementation of our staged condo. Kim and Emil were very professional throughout the process. We received many compliments from those viewing the property and, in the end, firmly believe the staging made the difference ... it sold in less than a week. For these reasons, we would highly recommend Capital Staging & Design."

Ken Reddick - Ottawa Homeowner

"I was very impressed with Kim and Emile right from our first interaction.  They have good design sense with an eye for detail; are professional and extremely organized.  It was a pleasure to work with them and our house sold very quickly in large part, as a result of their staging . Really took a lot of stress away knowing that they were doing the heavy lifting on our behalf. Much appreciated and with thanks for a job well done."
Marilyn Romkey - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"In addition to being a lovely couple, Emil & Kim were nothing shy of professional. Well-organized, knew their market and knew what I needed as a homeowner.  They worked tirelessly to ensure my property was staged PERFECTLY before listing for sale. Attention to detail is certainly an important aspect in their business and they nailed that down in style!  Highly recommended."

Brock Frost - Ottawa Homeoner

 

"We thank you again for all your hard work! Your professional choices for the beautiful staging, your personal way of working with our family, communicating through all the many details made the difference in our gruelling move and ultimately quick, profitable house sale we experienced. We wish you all the best throughout your business ventures in the future."

Carol & Ken Reeder - Ottawa Homeowners

 

"...I sold my house in a day beyond the asking price!  I didn't even have time to finish hanging the art and cleaning the shoe boxes from the closet. lol.  Thanks very much for moving things and giving me ideas. Your work and good energy definitely took part in selling my house so quickly. I will recommend you to my friends if they want to prepare their house to sell."

Minhye  Kim - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"We are very pleased with our entire experience with Capital Home Staging & Design. Kim and Emil were very responsive, helpful, accommodating and a pleasure to do business with. They have a clear vision as to how to best present your home and how to highlight the best features. They have a nice selection of inventory and are skilled at choosing the best items to fit the space and transform your house into a home. We used them to stage our vacant house and they did such a fantastic job and we have just accepted an offer after just a few weeks!"

Adrian & Pawel - Ottawa Homeowners

"Thank you so much Emil for taking so much time to invest in our military community!  I'm personally very grateful."

Joanne Mallet - Transitions Coordinator / Military Family Resource Centre - National Capital Region

 

"Just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for taking the time to come in and assist us in this whole process and for the report you prepared.  The discussions during your consultation were very helpful, and we've already started implementing some of those recommendations."

Mary Khounphet - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Emil, I asked you to help us create the million dollar impression and you absolutely did.  Your commentary,  from start to finish was invaluable. We learnt a lot from you and we are going to undertake far greater action than we'd originally planned on.  These core improvements arose strictly from your guidance.  Know dear sir that you are appreciated."

Judy Spence - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"I really don't know where to begin! Kim and Emil were so incredibly easy to work with from the first time they entered our home to the final process of staging our home. They not only work so well together they have so many creative ideas that you actually get excited about the whole idea! The day my husband and I walked into the home after it was staged , we couldn't believe it was the same home! Absolutely stunning! In fact we had an open house shortly after it was staged and everyone who saw the home fell in love! Needless to say we have since sold the home within the month of staging it! The home had been up for sale for awhile and it was mind boggling how Kim and Emil's staging brought out the true beauty of the home! Thank you so much Kim and Emil!!!"

Jill - Embrun Homeowner

 

"What a transformation! Service was prompt, professional, and the results speak for themselves. I had a vacant house for sale with no movement for over 3 years, and with the staging services she offered me, I couldn't have been more impressed! So beautifully decorated, with particular attention to fine details. I'm so lucky to have met the Capital Home Staging team. All my friends and family were amazed! The home sold in 2 months during a slow market."

Linda Cuff - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"GOOD BUSINESS: Capital Home Staging and Design. I bring them in on EVERY listing our team has, and our clients LOVE THEM, and so do we! WE get summaries of all the suggestions and what's being done (so we are in the loop), our clients call us to tell us how fantastic they are, and best part - they make our properties look incredible! Professional photography and our entire marketing mix would be useless without their incredible service! Thanks!"

Marc Evans - Ottawa Capital Group / Remax Core Realty Inc.

"I would rate the 09 August appointment with Sophie - 10 out of five!  Sophie was on time, professional in her bearing and approach... had some great ideas and brought a 'non-anxious presence' to the situation. Her ideas and positive feedback were appreciated and within scope of what I was able and prepared to do - well presented and appropriate. From the efficient booking with your office - to her creative ideas and sensitivity to my task at hand and stress level - it was a really helpful experience. I'd recommend Sophie and your team to friends, family and colleagues without reservation. Thanks very much! P.s - her idea about using green apples was brilliant and very cost effective!"

Daphne Klassen-Hayes - Ottawa Homeowner

"I am very lucky to have found Capital Home Staging & Design. In a time crunch, I was frantic to stage a model home to launch in under two weeks' time. Thankfully, CHSD stepped in and within DAYS of meeting, staged and decorated our model home with time to spare. The furniture, lighting, art, and accessories were all clearly selected to show off the best features of the home. Their team was on time, moved everything in, set the home up to perfection, and were gone in a matter of hours - leaving the house clean and picture ready. The model home has received tons of compliments and has had a positive effect on sales.  Thanks again!"

Jessica Bertrand - Director - Sales & Marketing, Phoenix Homes

 

"I was referred to Capital Home Staging and Design (CHSD) by our real estate agent. We were debating between selling our house and redecorating it and weren't really sure what to do. Our house was nice but it was missing a lot of the key elements that tie a house together and makes it feel like a home. I didn't have a lot of time (we have 4 kids) but I also wanted to have control over the project because I was scared it wouldn't end up being what I was envisioning in my mind. When I met the team, they were so easy to work with that I felt comfortable right away. They really listened to what we were looking for and asked for my input throughout the entire process so I was able to choose between various options presented to me. At the same time, they were also able to make quick decisions when I told them I was overwhelmed or when I didn't feel like participating due to time constraints. When I saw the initial staging set up I was incredibly impressed. They had understood my style perfectly and better yet, they were able to make our home beautiful and yet provide us with solutions that were livable and practical at the same time. We were so impressed with the final project that we decided not to move and are now thrilled to be living in this gorgeous house that finally feels like a home. I highly recommend CHSD - their customer service is leaps and bounds above any other company I have worked with and they are honest, resourceful, detailed and professional. A 10 out of 10."

Michelle Vodrazka - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Darlene recently worked with a client of mine who was selling her home. Darlene was excellent at diplomatically guiding the sellers through the home, room by room, always offering excellent suggestions. Afterwards, a detailed document was provided with everything they discussed, so my client could easily refer back to it during the decluttering and staging process. Because of Darlene's excellent advice, the home pictures and virtual tour showed fantastic online. There were 17 showings in the first week! I sold the home in one week and received multiple offers!!! My client was thrilled with the outcome and you can bet Darlene played a big role in the successful sale!" 

Jennifer Daigle - Keller Williams Ottawa Realty

 

"We sold our house in a very soft market. There were several houses on our street that were for sale. We sold in four days and got very close to our asking price. We couldn't have done it without the help of Capital Home Staging and Design. They came into our house and took the time with me to discuss how to stage the house, they gave clear instructions and a book with layouts of how the rooms would look best for showing and for pictures. On the day before the house went on the market, they came to the house and set things up to look their best, hanging pictures and lending us table centerpieces. The house looked so great, I almost didn't want to move. We couldn't have done it without their hard work and dedication. Capital Home Staging kept in touch to see how things were going and showed that they genuinely cared about the outcome of all of our hard work. Thanks!" 

Shelley and George Athanasiou - Ottawa Homeowners

 

"I had used Capital Home Staging & Design's services before when staging smaller homes, and I have always been amazed by the results.  But I was in awe when Capital Home Stating staged our brand new 3000 sq ft home. They truly have a special eye for décor and esthetics. They covered every detail of every room, and really took into account the potential buyers that would be looking at our home. The home was so easy to show after the staging was complete, and the photos were amazing. The property sold within 5 days of being on the market for 99% of our asking price. I would definitely use their services on the next sale of our home. Thanks so much!" 

Katie Condon- Operations Manager, The Liam Swords Team Ottawa On.

 

"Thanks for all your suggestions. We did about 75% of what you suggested. And the house has officially been conditionally sold today. On the market for a week. Thanks for your help. If any of our friends sell their home we will recommend you." 

Melissa Galla - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Our house was put on the market last Saturday. We will have our first showing at 5:30 pm. today. Our agents do not believe that staging is necessary so we did not tell them that we contacted you. They were really impressed with what we had done with the house when they came in last Friday to take the pictures. Even the photographer told us that we did a great job :-) So next time we see them we will tell them that you helped us stage our house and that we wouldn't have been able to do it without your expertise. Again thank you for your help and advice, we are very happy with the outcome."

Christiane - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"On a whim my husband and I decided to look at potential new homes for our young family. When we found our forever home and our conditional offer was accepted, we needed to act fast and sell our current home. This was our first time selling, we had no idea where to start, what to do, and we were spinning!!! We have two little girls aged 4 and 2 and I run my business from home - which was just gearing up for Christmas. Plus I really didn't think we would find the right home. When our stager arrived, she was prompt and friendly. She had a genuine smile and twinkle in her eye that told me everything would be fine. We sat down and she gave me an overview of her role and what her process would be for that day. Then away she went through our entire home taking notes.  She was so respectful and quite, at one point I forgot her she was there. When I turned a corner and she was sitting in the rec room, I jumped out of my skin. We had a good laugh. Time was a huge issue.  Our stager arrived on Thursday afternoon and I had to have the house in tip top shape for the next day. Just less than 24 hours.  She still did a very thorough report with detailed notes and ideas. Besides her calmness and assured nature, she wrote out her important list. 10 things that will make a smashing difference. She said even if I could do 5, it would be good but all 10 would be better. She made clear notes and references to pages. Following her instructions was a snap. We got 9 of the 10 accomplished before the pictures and virtual tour were done. When our house was listed, we had an open house that day from 2-4. Our home sold within 4 hours that night in a multiple offer situation. Capital Home Staging & Design called a few days after to follow up, and congratulate us on the sale as she had heard the good news. I would highly recommend Capital Home Staging & Design for any home staging, interior design or decorating project. She is the best of the best at what she does."

Andrea Schaefer - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Our recent listing of our downtown condominium unit was the first time I had ever utilized the services of a staging company and to be honest, I wasn't sure if staging a unit would be worthwhile. I could not have been more wrong. Our unit sold in less than one day and at a record price. The staging services provided by Capital Home Staging & Design were absolutely critical to the success of our sale. Our Stager staged our unit perfectly, utilizing just enough furniture and features to give prospective buyers a positive and warm experience with each staged room without overwhelming the space. This allowed buyers to visualize how functional the space could be utilized and allowed them to visualize living in our unit. I would definitely not hesitate to utilize Capital Home Staging & Design in the future as our staging experience was definitely worth the investment."

Tarek Sardana - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"We've offered a free consult to our clients from Capital Home Staging and Design 3 times in the recent past and each time both our clients and us have been very pleased with the results. In the most recent instance the client opted for the staging of an entire condo. Capital Home Staging and Design took a vacant modern condo, brought everything in they needed to stage it in an 1 day so that it showed extremely well. This I'm sure greatly assisted us in being able get multiple offers on the first day of showings from the first two that went in. Amazing what a few good minds with a sense of style can do! Easily a good investment in my mind and we have no qualms about using them again and again." 

Eric Manherz - Royal Lepage Performance Realty

 

"The Capital Home Staging & Design team was recommended to me by an acquaintance. My Realtor had told me that staging wasn't necessary but I disagreed so I called them to book a consultation. During the consultation they did a careful assessment of our home, drawing a floor plan for each room, and advised us which furniture pieces to keep and which we should remove. She also made a list of recommendations of items that was required for the home, I was not confident in selecting the items on my own so I hired a Capital Home Staging & Design team member to go shopping with me to obtain the proper items. We set aside $2000 to buy everything but we got it all with the great shopping help all for under $1000. Mirrors, bed-in-a-bags, flowers, artwork, throw pillows, curtains etc were all set up the day our photos were scheduled to be taken and I LOVE it. Voila! Our home of 37 years was ready to show. After 48hrs on MLS we had a good offer leading to a sale and having our “SOLD” sign go up. I know that the team of Capital Home Staging & Design definitely made my home so attractive that it generated a buyer within a quick time period. Now my Realtor and two neighbours have asked me about home staging because they have seen the results!"

Joan Lauren - Gatineau Homeowner

 

"It (the house) was on the market for 7 Days and sold for 100% of asking price. To be honest though they’d brought an offer the first day we listed, but we weren’t accepting offers for a week!! So essentially- ZERO Day On Market! According to MLX though. haha. You were AWESOME!!"

Gina Rose Cristello - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"Starting out in the business, I found providing clients with great service ensures great success. When I listed my first property, I knew right away who to call to stage my first home. Capital Home Staging & Design's reputation and accomplishments stand out from the rest. Their soothing approach to the craft makes them perfect for the job. They have the ability not only to provide great insights and product knowledge, but also understand how to approach each client and attend to their individual needs. I continue to use Capital Home Staging and Design as a vital tool for my business and I contribute a big part of my success in real estate to them."

Ryan Benjamin - Royal LePage Team Realty 

 

"I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a big thank you for staging our home. As it stands now, we had our first open house this past Sunday (approx 14 couples), got two offers and we were able to conditionally sell our home last night! Our agents were also amazing in the process and said to us that they got ALL great feedback (nothing negative). I can't thank you enough! I know that the de-cluttering and staging played a big part in the quick sale of our home. You both have such a keen eye for detail, colour, and organization. It really showed with so many people being very impressed with our home. I loved your services and I was so happy with the transformation! I'll be contacting you in the near future once we settle into our new home."

Karine Casagrande - Ottawa Homeowner

 

"I was more than happy to pay the very reasonable consultation fee in order to bring an expert in to have what could have been an awkward conversation with my seller. I appreciated the opportunity to attend the meeting with the client, where you supported every one of your suggested changes with a reason why it would assist in pleasing buyers. The manner in which you advised the seller was straightforward, tactful and made it easy for him to see the benefits of taking action. The results were incredible at a great price! Staging the home made the difference in getting it sold at 99% of asking, when previously interested buyers (it was originally listed not staged) were looking for deep discounts. Thank you! And you were a treat to work with, to boot! All good things!" 

Anneke Cundasawmy - Remax Hallmark Realty Group

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