In the housing business, like any business, the way your product is crafted, the way it presents itself and the way it sells is in essence what it’s truly all about. We at Legend Homes and Legend Creek Homes are very proud of how we craft our product and are very proud of the reputation we have earned as a result. However, when it comes to presenting our product and selling our product we are highly dependent on the expertise of others to help us achieve the results we require and demand
One of the most significant partners in those aspects of our business over the past number of years has been Gloria Cravero and Christy Michaels Lifestyle Solutions Inc. From laying out and furnishing our sales centers, to staging our model and inventory homes, to decorating and furnishing our high end condominium buildings’ lobbies and foyers, the services and partnership have been essential.
The staging and decorating results have always exceeded our expectations and have been done in an extremely time and cost effective way. The market response to these efforts has been easily tangible in the resulting sales.
While not wanting to give our peers within the home building business any competitive insight or advantage, I could not recommend the services of Gloria and her group any more highly.
Gloria is five feet of action packed creative energy that can turn every day places into special events. When our real estate agent suggested we use a "Home Stager" we were moderately insulted. "Our home is beautiful " we thought to ourselves. "How can you improve on it?" Well improve is an understatement. Transform would be more appropriate. With an acute understanding of style and space Gloria does a wonderful job of refining, de-cluttering and modifying living spaces to optimize their visual appeal. Small living spaces become optically larger, large spaces become huge and older homes feel like they were just built with style. The Christy Michaels team are highly professional and a delight to work with and clearly enhanced the marketability of our home.
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you. I truly appreciate all your hard work. Every home that you have staged for me has sold in record time. Although I have used other services for staging in the past, you have raised the bar so high, that no one else can ever compare. You always managed to create elegant masterpieces in a very quick turn around, regardless the condition of the home. Your attention to detail is truly the sign of a true professional who takes great pride in her work. You are incredibly talented and your sense of style is always right on. But even more inspiring is your dedication to make it perfect, I really value that, as do my clients. Thank you again. You are truly one-of-a-kind.
Gloria's professionalism and attention to detail are unparalleled. She transformed empty rooms into vignettes that showcased the room's best features and created an atmosphere that clearly connected with potential buyers. Her efforts contributed greatly to the quick sale of the newly constructed upscale home - it sold in 2 weeks after her Staging. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gloria and I would not hesitate to recommend her to my colleagues, friends and family at any time. I look forward to having her stage my future projects.
Gloria words cannot begin to convey my appreciation for your efforts in transforming, staging our house for the Real Estate Market. We have been living in this home 29yrs and you and your assistant, Roz, helped me/us to declutter, clean, reorganize and decorate in such a proficient, non-judgmental manner. My husband and I were in awe and wonder at what decluttering and rearranging does to lighten your spirit and change your home for the better. We realized how little we use and how much we accumulate.
I was guarded and protective in turning our charming home into a showplace but Gloria and Roz managed and facilitated the transformation with the use of my own possessions as much as possible; obtained reliable and reasonable repair and decorating people; shopped to find the best accessories at the best price; and worked so very hard and in such a timely fashion. I now say "You Go Girl!!"
You are sooo trustworthy and caring prioritizing the changes so as not to overwhelm us and yet get done what needed to get done. You go "the extra mile" Your follow through and continued involvement has been important to me as we attempt to keep the place fresh for showings.
Your 'staging' acumen is incredible and I certainly endorse you and your skills to whomever needs to have help in selling their house, decorating their home, and/or decluttering their home,. You are and were a Godsend!
Camille and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all your help and assistance in preparing our Oakville home for sale. Your organizational skills were outstanding and your “sense” of interior design and appearance was second to none. Camille enjoyed working with the trades people you recommended and their work was done in a timely fashion and at a reasonable costs. Bottom line, thanks to you and your team’s hard work and ability, our Oakville home sold in a very short time period and we received a price we were quite happy with.
When we are preparing the interior of our next home in Oakville, we would hope to have you help us with the interior design. If we are required to sell another home, rest assured we would ask you to help us prepare the house for sale.
Thanks again for all of your help in making the sale of our home a success.
Just a note to let you know what a fabulous job you did on the makeover of my client’s property. I must tell you, Gloria, that I had a great feedback regarding how well the house showed. You successfully mastered difficult challenges which had prevented the house from selling in the past – it sold within one week after your amazing transformation! I feel you increased the value of my Vendor’s home by approximately $20,000 in the final sale price!
Your energy, talent and professionalism were very much appreciated not only by myself but also my vendor, as was the truly valuable service you have to offer. I have already recommended you to other realtors. I look forward to working with you again.
Gloria, you clearly have an eye for what can be done to quickly improve the presentation of a home. My clients were all very impressed with your room-by-room analysis, the recommendations you suggested and, especially, the final staging results. Your professionalism and enthusiasm went a long way in making my clients feel at ease with the process and helped me through a few sensitive situations.
You have given my sellers and myself the confidence that a home staged by you and your team of professionals will sell quickly and for the highest possible price. Thank you for working so quickly and efficiently and helping build the added confidence and fun into my business!
I will not hesitate to employ your services with all my listings.
We decided to sell our house quickly after purchasing a new home in our same neighbourhood. We had lived in our home for over 12 years and it was amazing how much clutter we had accumulated and how many small jobs needed doing before we put our house up for sale.
Gloria was extremely professional and was able to get us organized and focused on what we needed to do to get the house sold. Her ability to stage our home literally transformed our house in a matter of weeks. When it was all done we were not even sure if we wanted to move!! Our house sold in 3 days.
I just wanted to let you know how happy I was with the staging and advice that you provided for the sale of my home. You gave us a lot of recommendations as to how we could improve the look of our existing furnishings and helped us by filling in the bare spots. You helped me to look at my home with fresh eyes and to see the everyday things that we had around that could be put away to help the house look more polished. The furnishings you provided for our living room helped to fill that bare room and really made it look cozy and inviting. You really improved the overall appeal of our home at the entranceway, which I feel helped with the general first impression of our property. I really think that the work you did helped to sell our home quickly. I would definitely recommend your service to anyone. Thank you once again.
Gloria, thank you for your assistance in “staging” our house. In a sellers market, buyers have only a few hours, and sometimes minutes, to make up their mind as to whether to make an offer or not. The subtle touches you recommended, things I would have never thought of completely changed the look and feel of my house – it truly looked like a show home.
We’d heard about Christy Michaels home staging services through friends and decided to work with Gloria to prepare our home for sale before we listed it on the market. Thank you for the expert eye and talent you brought to our home to help us get ready to sell – the extra accessories you brought in looked amazing! Our home sold in two weeks over the asking price! I will most definitely pass your name on to anyone who may require your expertise.