Vacant Homes

How We Work

FullSizeRender-1Rooms in Bloom specializes in innovative and creative marketing solutions for vacant properties. With an established and successful method of merchandising empty homes, we understand exactly what it takes to make empty properties highly marketable and saleable. Here are the steps we follow when we are contacted by a Realtor, Builder or Home Owner about a vacant property:

1Vacant Property Assessment:
Our first step is to set up an appointment to see the house in person. This type of visit typically lasts between 20 – 30 minutes as we tour the property, taking pictures and measurements of the key selling areas. We do not offer recommendations, property advice or feedback during this visit. If a property is dated or needs work done, we advise you to book a staging consultation instead.

Flat Fee: $175.00 + HST however should the staging quote be approved, we will apply a $50 credit to the invoice.

2Staging Quote:
Once we have visited the property, we go back to our warehouse and put together a marketing plan that includes both furniture and decor for the home. Our plan always emphasizes the key selling areas of the house and the furniture & decor we base our selections on fit the profile of the target buyer and the lifestyle they will aspire to have. Within 24 hours of our property visit, we submit the give our clients a complete marketing & staging plan to transform their property. Pricing starts at $2,200 + HST for the initial 4-week term investment and includes our minimum furniture rental fee, staging fee and a one time delivery/pick up fee.

3Quote Approval:
Once the quote has been approved, our team moves very quickly. Contracts, deposits and property access details are handled efficiently by our office. Typically, upon approval of the quote Rooms in Bloom can stage the house within 4 – 7 business days.

4Furniture Installation & Photography:
On Staging Day, the Rooms in Bloom team will arrive with the furnishings and install them into the home. Typical installations take between 2 – 6 hours to complete and once all of the furnishings have been installed, our photographer will take professional pictures and provide them to our clients for their marketing materials. This gives our clients a complete marketing package!

Once the home has sold, our team will arrange a time to come in and remove all the furnishings from the property so that it’s all ready for its new owners! 

Vacant Home Staging

vacant home stagingVacant properties are typically among the toughest to sell because they fail on many levels to capture the interest of potential buyers and model the lifestyle purchasers aspire to have. Rooms in Bloom specializes in staging vacant homes and understands what it takes to turn these properties from empty shells into beautiful and welcoming houses that capture the hearts and minds of buyers. 

Our specialty is creating stunning, highly marketable staged properties. Rooms in Bloom has an extensive inventory of modern furnishings and decor that we use to stage vacant properties. We also partner with the best furniture suppliers in the region and can therefore tailor the staging to the home. This allows Rooms in Bloom the greatest flexibility in sourcing just the right furnishings for a property and makes us the Waterloo Region's Vacant Home Staging Specialists! No gimmicks, no hidden fees - just quality staging designs everytime!

In order to effectively showcase a vacant home, we offer the following services:

  • Vacant property assessments to create a property specific marketing & staging PLAN
  • Recommendations for smart upgrades including paint, flooring, landscaping and more
  • Furniture and Decor rentals of beautiful, modern furnishings
  • Professional Photography included in our quotes for a complete marketing plan
  • Referrals for professional photography so that the property shows well both online and in person

Vacant Homes: Why Staging is So Effective

19 out of 10 people cannot see beyond what they are presented with – if they are presented with empty rooms they cannot envision their own furnishings in them. This means sellers are missing out on connecting with 90% of their target market.

2Un-staged vacant homes typically sit on the market 72% longer than staged vacant properties. This is a staggering difference! Simply put, professional staging increases a home's marketability and saleablity so buyers can see it's true value.

3Home Staging increases a Property's Value between 10 - 20% according to the 2015 NAR report on home staging. With over 95% of buyers shopping online for homes, professional staging has never been more important to selling your home fast and for top dollar!

4The vacant properties which Rooms in Bloom has staged in 2016,  have  almost all gotten offers  only days after being listed for sale. Some of those properties got competing offers within HOURS of listing!  95% of these homes sold firm within the first 25 days on market and their final selling price varied from between 98 – 200% of their list price.

5Over 81% of Buyers find it Easier to Visualize a Property as their Future Home when it has been Professionally Staged according to NAR (National Association of Realtors) in their 2015 report on Home Staging.

"We make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your home." ~ The Rooms in Bloom Team



What our clients say about us

We worked with Rooms in Bloom from the end of June until the end of August. They orchestrated a massive make-over on our home, and it sold within a week on the market; in fact - we had an offer for our asking price - the evening of our first open house!

Jeanette & Scott, Waterloo ON