Lorraine DeRush

color consultant, home stager, professional organizer

Lorraine DeRush
Sarnia, ON
226-886-0320
sosstagingandorganizing@gmail.com

Staging and Organizing Solutions
for selling and living

As a certified Home Stager (CCSP), Professional Organizer (AIOP) and Certified Colour Consultant (PCC), Lorraine’s approach to business is professional, confidential, and client-focused. She has a strong work ethic and a desire to provide her clients with first-class, personalized service.

As the sole proprietor of Staging and Organizing Solutions (S.O.S), Lorraine provides home staging, colour consulting and professional organizing services in Southwestern Ontario. S.O.S’s services range from a home-owner needing a competitive edge to sell their house, to a contractor that requires a model home painted and staged, to someone who is trying to down-size, de-clutter and have personalized organizational solutions for their unique needs.

Coming from a strong design and managerial background, Lorraine was educated in interior design before spending several years working in a senior management position. She understands the challenges of being a working mother while juggling family and business related responsibilities. Home styling and organizing has always been her passion; she now makes it her life’s work.

Home staging, or showcasing, has become extremely popular for homeowners who either sell their home through a real estate agent, or on their own. In a competitive housing market, everyone is looking for that one advantage, one that will make their home stand out over the competition. And having it professionally staged will give you just that. By staging your home to appeal to a wider client-base, you will have that competitive advantage. Statistics continue to show that staged houses are on the market for a shorter time and have a higher return on equity.

Whether you are a baby boomer or a senior interested in downsizing, or if you just feel overwhelmed by all of the "stuff" in your home, Lorraine can assist you and your family with de-cluttering and organizing your living spaces. She will provide space optimization recommendations and storage solutions that your whole family can embrace; solutions that can lighten the stress from that feeling of not "being in control".

Services

Home staging services for selling or living:

- floor planning
- consultation on house readiness
- furniture and accessory rental and placement
- paint colour selection
- creating curb appeal
- minor repair recommendations

Professional organizing services:

- de-cluttering
- downsizing
- residential organization recommendations

Colour consultation services:

- interior and exterior paint colour selections for selling or living

For more information on the above services, Lorraine would be happy to speak with you at 226-886-0320.

Testimonials

Lorraine did an amazing job staging our home. With relatively short notice we were moving to the East Coast. Our house was approximately 10 years old and still had the original paint; we had a lot of work to do before it went on the market. Lorraine helped pick modern complementary paint colours to the hardwood floors and we had the interior painted from top to bottom. Then the staging process, Lorraine met with us, answered all our questions and explained the process of staging a house. Lorraine gave us a shopping list, did some shopping for us and even loaned us a few items from her house (which always looks like a model home, I don’t know how she can keep it looking so great at all times). After a few days and with a very low budget the staging was complete. It was breathtaking...it looked like a show home…we didn’t want to move. Now the best part, pictures were taken and the house hit the market as of midnight on a Saturday. Sunday afternoon we had our first showing and Sunday evening it was sold at our asking price with no conditions whatsoever. It wasn’t even on the market 24 hours. The buyers saw the pictures on the internet and knew immediately it was the house for them. Without Lorraine’s help, I’m sure this would not have been the case. First impressions are everything and Lorraine certainly created that emotional attachment one gets as soon as they see the pictures and walk through the front door. Lorraine, you are a true professional. Thank you!

Brian and Linda LeBlanc, Sydney, Nova Scotia

I just wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the amazing work your team did staging our home on Thursday. In all honesty, my husband wasn’t expecting to come home to many changes, but he was FLOORED at the amount of work that was done, and the big difference and huge improvement your team made to our house. We both were! We were like two little kids in a candy store when we got home that night, running from room to room, smiling and giggling at eachother, with so much excitement (and even a little bit of disbelief) on how great you made every room look. We even joked about not wanting to move out anymore! We truly believe you have helped to increase the market value of our house and we’re hoping the “new look” you’ve given the home will also help it sell quickly. We will keep you posted!

Rosanna Riverso, Mississauga