color consultant , home stager , interior decorator
Great First Impressions Sell Homes...Fast!
Best Dressed Homes professional home styling services is owned and operated by Karen McMillan BA, CSP™,PCC. As a certified Canadian Staging Professional™, Karen is bound by the CSP™ Code of Conduct, supported by the Canadian Staging Professionals™ community, and committed to continuous learning about the Staging and real estate industries. More»
Allow Karen McMillan to use her passion for making a home look spectacular, her joy of working with people, along with her creativity, resourcefulness and tenacity to provide you with an affordable step-by-step process of preparing your home for sale or enjoying the home you're in.
Using proven staging techniques, Karen and her team of professionals will provide you with the opportunity to get top dollar for your home, and move your property quickly. A certified Canadian Staging Professional™, a background in Interior Decorating, and a proven track record in home styling in the Toronto, Kitchener and London areas, has positioned Karen for success as a leading Professional Home Stylist.
Helping people beautify their homes, whether for sale, or for living, is such a gratifying experience. To hear a homeowner or realtor exclaim "Wow, this is amazing" or "I can't believe this is the same house" is so fulfilling. To see the looks on homeowner's faces and how thrilled they are when the home sells in as little as a day for top dollar or more, is the greatest reward and makes all the hard work worthwhile.
"Karen was very instrumental in getting some houses we had listed in the past 6 months sold. She has limitless energies and seems to be able to focus on the moment and the task at hand.....And ....we have handed her a couple of Big tasks…She handled them with great dexterity...quickly and extremely wonderful results... Very happy clients.... Her fabulous, friendly caring personality go along way in her dealings with our clients and I always feel confident in referring her to look after our clients. I am always very careful of who I refer to my clients..And I take it very seriously when one is referred to me....Referrals are the lifeline of this business. I feel that we probably received at least $10,000 more than we would have if we hadn't used her services for a house in Old East. It was an elderly couple ...the wife had just died and the family was in crisis.... Karen took control of the situation and worked with the family to get the house presentable to be sold quickly. Every one was very happy to have it happen quickly....Nothing is worse than having these things go on for a long time... Thanks again Karen…We will be using your services again...Soon...Like today. Karen is presently helping another client of ours....to sort out her deceased parent's home which we will be putting on the market in the Spring." Sincerely
Karen and Lloyd Nordstrom, Century 21 First Canadian Realty, London, ON
"For the last two months I have been redecorating and fixing up my 88 year old father's home as he has moved to a retirement home. This has been a very big job as many things had been neglected over the last few years. Karen has been wonderful to work with and took a great deal of pressure off of me. She had many good suggestions and was very eager to be of assistance. She helped to coordinate paint colours, she purchased new lights for every room, she acquired new bathroom fixtures and she gathered carpet and flooring samples and arranged installation for seven rooms. She was very careful to shop around, compared prices and acquired many items at very good prices. She has established contacts with trades' people in our community and had painters, concrete workers and door installers brought in to assist in this large project. These people were all very professional. After the necessary repairs and decorating was completed she proceeded to stage my father's home to make it more attractive to potential buyers. She did an exceptional job and did far more than I expected. The house looked wonderful. We had an open house on Saturday and I had a signed offer in my hand on Tuesday by 9 a.m. I believe that Karen's efforts had a great deal to do with this quick sale. Karen was professional, very easy to work with and made every effort to keep in contact as the project progressed. I would strongly recommend her to others and wish her future success." Yours truly,
Brian Gloin, London, ON
"Hi Karen It is my pleasure to commend you on the work that you have done for me and my clients over the last two months. I am new to real-estate and coming into the industry I was aware of the benefits of using a professional home stager to assist in the listing and selling of homes. Karen has worked with me on two listings in September and their success is in part because of my work with her. 61 Timber: Brian was renovating his father's home and attempting to do it on his own. I asked Karen to visit Brian and offer her services to him as a colleague of mine. Karen was able work as a project manager and instrumental in getting the project done in the shortest amount of time. She had many contacts with a variety of contractors she used to get Brian quality work and excellent value. In addition she researched and priced all the fixtures that were installed in the home. The project was completed on time and the home staging made the home look like a builder's model. There were 27 people through the property at the first open house in addition there had been 13 agents through. It sold within two weeks for more than the listing price. 106 Brampton Rd. Linda had purchased a home and was now in a position that she needed to get her home ready and on the market as soon as possible. Karen's assistance expedited the process getting her home ready for listing. Her suggestions; painting, cleaning, removal of items into storage and staging tips were key ideas in getting the process started. Karen provided her assistance in a fast, efficient and professional manner. The house was listed for 12 days and sold for full price. Karen is a professional in every aspect of how she handles herself with me and my clients. I would not list a home without Karen's assistance. The cost to have Best Dressed Homes involved in any listing is non existent because the benefits out pay for the costs. Thanks for your help Karen."
Michael Bate, Royal Lepage Triland, London, ON