"I had my vacant home staged by a less expensive company, and I say less expensive but that does not mean inexpensive. Man, what a big mistake. My staged home was flat, unimpressive and the furniture and pieces were too small for the space. (And the pieces supplied were not clean-yuck!) After living with this truly disappointing stage for a couple of weeks I had everything removed and hired Capital Staging.
Wow! Kim and Emil are sooooo professional, so easy to work with, they take care of everything, with care. With Kim she was staging my home to accentuate its features. She does not have a cookie cutter process at all, my home was treated as a unique staging opportunity. She talked to me about the demographic of the market my home was geared towards, (empty nesters downsizing) but also tried to speak to a younger demographic that perhaps were in a position to purchase a substantial starter home. She really chose furnishings and staged little areas that appealed to both demographics.
Capital Staging transformed my home so much that my real estate agent insisted we redo the pictures and video for the MLS listing, at his own expense. My home sold in less than 30 days after Kim and Emil staged it. I could have saved thousands of dollars if I had gone with Capital Staging first, but what I regret most is the amount of stress I could have avoided if only I had chosen Kim and Emil first. I would definitely call them Team Professional. (PS In the end my high-end newly built 2 bedroom bungalow for empty nesters sold to a young couple as their starter home. I’m sure Kim’s clever staging detail helped make this happen.)"
Janet MacGillivray - Ottawa Homeowner
Kim is simply the BEST!! I've used Capital Home Staging & Design many times when preparing my clients' homes for sale and the results are always outstanding! My latest listing looks absolutely amazing and I'm sure will sell very quickly, with help from Kim! Thanks so much and looking forward to working with you again on my next listing!
David Keehner - Royal Lepage Team Realty
We have worked with Kim and Emile three times and each time has been a success. Not only are they extremely pleasant to deal with, they excel at their profession. All 3 homes that they staged for us had multiple offers and sold over asking, with one having 17 offers. Even with the market downturn, the last one sold quickly! While I originally wasn’t convinced of the benefits of staging, my experience with Capital home staging & design, means I’ll never sell another unstaged home. I would definitely recommend them!!
Jennifer Senske - Ottawa Homeowner
"We used Capital Home Staging and Design to sell a vacant property. Kim and her team were amazing! I had some concerns that Kim dealt with all very easily (colours, etc). Everyone was professional, helpful and efficient. We will definitely use them again. We highly recommend! Thanks Kim!"
Julia Markle - Ottawa Homeowner
"I cannot say enough positive things about Capital Home Staging & Design. I was absolutely blown away by every aspect of what they do. The process was incredibly easy- they took care of everything and we did not have to worry about a thing. Their attention to detail and customizing the decor to suit the space was spot on. Both homes sold very fast and we received so many compliments about the staging. The team was amazing to work with. I will definitely be using this company again in the future- their services were worth every penny! Thank you all again!"
Katie Mainville - Ottawa Homeowner
"We used Capital Home Staging and Design to stage our home for sale while we were still living in it. They advised us how to prepare our home for staging, assessed what they could use from our own furnishings and added additional furnishings and accessories to present our home at its best to potential buyers. They were professional, quick to respond to questions, and very easy to work with. They made the whole experience of selling our home much, much easier and our home sold in three days well above asking price. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience."
Fiona Cornel - Ottawa Homeowner
"Staging made all the difference in our home sale, Capital Home Staging & Design did a complete and professional staging, that had buyers lining up, exceeding our expectations. Professional, reliable and teamwork. One of our best decisions to show off our Reno to buyers."
Thomas Cox - Ottawa Homeowner
"This message of thanks may come as a surprise to you, but we wanted to express our appreciation for all the work, advice and friendship you have given us over the past few weeks in preparing our condo for sale. As you know our condo was sold quickly even before it was scheduled to be advertised by our real estate agency. There is no doubt in our mind that the suggestions and dedication you have shown in highlighting our condo is the principal reason why it was sold so quickly. More importantly, we want to tell you that you are two very special persons to us. Your advice, guidance, and professionalism throughout this process have been beyond our expectations. From the first day we met, we recognized quickly your organisation skill in dealing with such an important decision in our life, and for this there are no words to thank you enough. Again thank you so much for all you have done for us.
Helene & Andre - Ottawa Homeowners
"I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated Sue's efforts and passion, staging the home! Not only did she do a great job, but Sue was also absolutely wonderful to be around. The home was listed for one day before we received a pre-emptive offer, which we accepted."
Paul Deek - Paul Rushforth Real Estate Inc.
"Kim’s expert staging of our home helped us get top dollar for our home. She works with what you already have in your home and makes these small changes that make a big impact."
Francine Turcotte - Ottawa Homeowner
"The best in The business without a doubt!"
Craig Barton-Hill - Ottawa House & Condo
"I had the pleasure of working with Kim and her team on staging my home for sale. I cannot even put into words, what an amazing job they did staging my property; which resulted in a very quick sale, well over the asking price! Kim was so organized and knowledgeable and she responded back quickly with any questions I had. This company is very organized and I would highly, highly recommend them! I had numerous people ask me who I had used to stage my property."
Tina - Ottawa Homeowner
"As the Regional Property Manager of X Living, we manage many properties throughout the Ottawa area. The brand new upscale 15 unit 689 Churchill Avenue North building opened in March and I had the opportunity to hire the staging services of CHSD and work with the incredible stager Kim Verronneau. Her choice of furniture, art, and decor accessories was perfect. She even placed clothes hanging in the bedroom closet as if someone was living in the apartment. Kim created a happy vibe for the apartment and the clients I showed were very impressed. It gave them the opportunity to see furniture size, colors, and placement to reference for their own pieces. I would recommend this company for any staging service you are seeking and will utilize CHSD at other new upcoming buildings as well."
Vera Cody - Property Manager / X Living
"I had a luxury home to sell that was vacant. Kim and her team came in and staged the home perfectly. Her decor and furniture matched with the finishes that were already in the home. She was easy to reach, easy to talk to, extremely professional, and helpful. I will definitely be using them on my next project!"
Nancy Pugliese - Realty 613
"The service was great - friendly, helpful, organized, and efficient - and the result was terrific. Our real estate photos looked very impressive, every agent who gave feedback said that the house showed beautifully, and, in the end, we sold for over asking price. We highly recommend this company."
Phillip Bolger - Ottawa Homeowner
"Kim is amazing! She recently staged our home for sale. She arrived on time, quietly made her way through the house, and found creative ways to stage it with our own items. She prepared a very well-organized report complete with a checklist. We followed her advice, the house came out looking great and sold way above asking. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone preparing to sell."
Kendra Duval - Ottawa Homeowner
"Love working with Capital Home Staging!! Kim & Emil’s enthusiasm for going the distance matches my “joie de vivre” for Real Estate. Organized, know what they’re doing, and able to offer constructive advice. "
Kannan Pagalam - Ottawa Real Estate Pulse
"Kim was prompt, energetic, positive, full of encouragement and great, creative ideas. I am sure that her staging was a good part of the reason our house sold for well over the asking price. I would absolutely recommend her. It was a little surreal, walking through my home after Kim had staged it. It certainly never looked that polished when I lived in it! Thank you so much, Kim!"
Ilona Peltz - Ottawa Homeowner
"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 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."
"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 Homeowner
"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 of their business and they nailed that down in style! Highly recommended."
"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 grueling 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 learned 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