Marilyn Brophy

Heart & Home Real Estate Staging Ottawa Inc.

As a certified staging professional, I help homeowners ease the transition of selling and achieve top dollar on their investment. Working with the sellers, I provide Solutions to Sell – educate them on what buyers are looking for in a house and how to appeal to the broadest range of buyers. 

After a thorough inspection I provide them with a comprehensive list of what needs to be done in each room to prepare the house for market. This includes any deferred maintenance, fresh neutral paint colours, packing away stuff for future use, depersonalizing and cleaning. In some cases, upgrades are recommended if they will bring a great return on investment. 

Once this step is complete, I offer full showcasing services. My goal is to work with what the seller already has and supplement where needed. Through my lifestyle selling techniques and a trained eye, I lay out the furniture, art and accessories to show the space at its best, highlighting the features of each room and creating style and flow throughout the property. I am merchandising the house to sell! This results in great online photos where 97% of potential buyers start their search. It puts their property ahead of the competition and provides the ultimate great first impression and memorable impression.

Your house is generally the largest investment you’ll ever own, so when it’s time to sell, a professional, staged house will bring you the greatest return possible and fund you for your new lifestyle. 

I also provide Lifestyles to Love services to help you create the style and colours that best suit you, your home and your lifestyle. This includes re-design of rooms, product and reno sourcing, certified colour consulting. 

What is your favourite part of being a member of the WBN? If you are a newer member, what do you hope to give or receive from your membership in the WBN? 

As a new member I look forward to forging relationships, learning from other women, sharing ideas, and being inspired. I also look forward to getting to know women on a one on one basis and collaborating in areas where we can grow and help each other. 

What’s the business advice you would give today to your younger self? 

It may sound cliche, but “just do it”. Allow your passion to take you to new heights and although at times I may be fearful, persevere, fight through and do it anyway.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I play hockey.

Email:  marilyn@heartandhomestaging.com

Website:  https://www.heartandhomestaging.com/site/home

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Telephone: 613-899-9029