Hello Yvonne, I have to send you a quick note of thanks for the marvelous job you did staging my house. You really transformed my space to something that appealed to a wider group of buyers!
Initially I appreciated the list of  suggestions you made of what to move out and then the lovely staging items you brought in. I think it takes  a vision to see past the clutter and turn homes into a place that will appeal to the most buyers!
Thanks again Yvonne, I know your expertise was why I achieved the quick sales results I wanted.
Dorothy D.

When we were listing our home, it was unfurnished.  Yvonne with Staging Calgary took the time to walk through our home and advised on what she felt we needed in order to obtain a quick sale at the best possible price.  As we had already purchased another home, this was a great solution.  Not having our home staged, I believe, would have led to a longer sale process due to the fact that the place would look like a house, not a home.

Yvonne used the current colour of our walls (which she also helped us pick out previously) and used her furnishings and accents to make the home look amazing!  Once the realtor saw the house staged, they increased the price by 3 to 4 times the cost of the staging.  We sold very quickly and we are happy.

Thank you Yvonne!

Jennifer M.

My husband and I recently moved into a tiny, 100 year old home. While we loved the wall color in the living room/dining room (i.e. spring green), the rest of the rooms were dull and drab.   Thankfully the painting company we hired put us in touch with Yvonne Laanstra. 
Yvonne was fabulous to work with. She asked what colours we were thinking of using, and what look and feel we were going for (simple cottage). Based off of that info, she then selected hues that complemented the existing spring green walls and maple hardwood floors.  The end result….tranquil colours that are in harmony with one another. One room flows into the next. So lovely.  
Our house now feels like our home. 
Shannon & Glen

It was a pleasure meeting you this past week.  I appreciated your expert perspective on the review of our home and  the thoroughness to which the rooms were checked out. 

The list you provided is a wonderful help for us to organize the steps necessary to take in order to bring the house into selling shape.   I very much enjoyed the time I spent with you going through the details in a very relaxed and fun exchange. It was also a real learning experience for me on staging in general. Till next time.

Jannette B.

Thanks so much for your help selecting our interior paint colors. That was so much fun!!

I can’t wait to see those lovely colours on our walls. 

Shannon M.

Thank you very much  for selecting paint colours with me. It was so helpful for me that you were able to point out the pros and cons of different colours for both the walls and the carpet separately, and then tie them together.  Your guidance helped me to see the undertones of the colours that I was looking at, and understand why certain combinations were better than others.    I have never done a complete project like this before, and I am very happy that I can do both walls and carpet together in order for them to  complement each other.  Making these choices is a process and difficult to make choices completely alone. I am so happy the  Urban Painters provided your consultation as part of my project. 

I am looking forward to the work starting next week, and a few weeks of short term disruption will result in a newer look for my home.


We would like to thank you for the amazing job you and your team did staging our property!  You guidance and advice was invaluable for rooms we had concerns about.  Our property sold within a week and we are sure your wonderful staging played a major role in this quick sale!

– Karen G. 



I want to know one thing: Did you sprinkle magic dust when staging my house? If you did, it worked! The house sold to the first person walking through the door. Thank you very much for great service and wonderful staging.

Alan F.

Thank you so much for all your tips and ideas, I can already see a difference! I appreciate you taking the time to come out on Wednesday.


You had great recommendations for how to prepare for an open house.  In particular, removing valuables, passports, and anything with our personal information on it.  We moved ahead so quickly with the sale of our home, that I wasn’t thinking about particulars of an open house.  Even though we didn’t proceed with an open house I found this to be valuable information. 

I needed all of your advice.  You have excellent attention to detail.  In particular, things like wrinkles in bed spreads and tags sticking out on bedspreads.  We had an expensive duvet that you thought wouldn’t photograph well.  I am glad I replaced the duvet, because it seemed to considerably improve the master bedroom. 

Thank you for taking the time to work with us.  We really appreciate it.


We wanted to thank you for the great job you and your team did with staging our home on Signature Way SW – we were very pleased with how it turned out.

Denise and Jack

I’ve been meaning to write you for a while to let you know how helpful your suggestions were and how much we appreciate your help. We implemented your suggestions and the colour looked fabulous for the house. We accepted an offer within 3 days of being on the market and are about to move in to our new home. Thank you! The staging really made all the difference.

Best, Ja’net B.

Yvonne brings value to every client she meets. One of the great things about Yvonne is she increases the price of every home she stages. This lady knows staging. Thank you Yvonne I love doing business with a professional.

Rod Forsythe – The Rod Forsythe Group, Realtors Calgary Alberta

Yvonne has proven to be an invaluable resource in my efforts to market my listings in the Calgary market. There are many elements, which contribute to a successful sale; professional staging is one of these. In providing Yvonne’s service to my clients she has always succeeded in improving the presentation of the home in a measurable way. This has consistently had a direct impact on my results, in both days on market, and ultimately the sale price I am able to generate for my clients. I strongly recommend Yvonne’s staging services when you are considering the sale of your home.

David Pellettier – Remax Central

Thank you so much for the opportunity! I can’t be more thankful for having you to stage my listings every time. I get the best result out of it and my clients are just as happy as I am! Thank you so much for doing the exceptional job.

Zeena Taghvai – Remax Mountain View

Yvonne did an amazing job staging several properties for me – which of course, sold promptly! I especially like how she carefully and respectfully deals with homeowners during the process.

Shelley Soles – REALTOR at Royal LePage Benchmark

The first time I met with Yvonne (regarding staging a home for one of my clients) she impressed me with her knowledge, her down to earth attitude and her approach of getting the job done in a professional and creative manner and still being flexible towards the wishes of the client. This impression never left and I always recommend her when there are staging needs.

Tanja van de Kamp – REALTOR in Calgary since 2009, with a strong legal background

We worked with Yvonne a number of times. She is always quick in responses (why we hired her in the first place) and she delivered an excellent result. As real estate agents we refer her to our clients and we can do so with confidence.

Ariette van Pelt – REALTOR in Calgary helping immigrants to buy a home

Besides being a very enjoyable personality to work with, I would highly recommend Yvonne as her advice during my renovations for example for the color scheme in my house and suggestions for window fashions have been excellent. The house looks great and has definitely increased in value because of Yvonne’s recommendations.

Karin Orsel – Associate and Adjunct Professor at University of Calgary

Yvonne is a talented, detailed oriented home staging professional. Having worked along side her I have enjoyed her enthusiasm and witnessed her excellent problem solving skills first hand. Yvonne consistently exceeds her client’s expectations and it is my pleasure to recommend her services to anyone looking to maximize the equity in their property.

Jackson Lane West  – Creator & Instructor at Inclined To Design

Thank you for the staging list that you sent. We ticked all the boxes today at 2:00 pm. Just in time for the video and for the Realtor to go through the house. We completed all the tasks on your list. The results are most impressive and we thank you for your brilliant powers of observation. Thank so much.

Elaine and Gord B.

Thank you Yvonne, Staging Calgary did a fantastic job. They were punctual, reliable and hardworking. Our home looked amazing when the staging was complete. Yvonne’s sense of style and presentation brought our home to a new level. Our home was listed on a Saturday and sold on Sunday, the home staging made this happen. I would recommend Staging Calgary to everyone. Thank you again.

Kiyomi T.

We are having new pictures taken on Friday and will get the listing back up next week. I would like to thank you for your insightful and comprehensive analysis. You certainly saw many things that I was unaware of and the house is starting to look very nice.

Roger T.

I was very please with the results from the staging. While we had done a lot of work to the house to prepare for the sale and the house looked great (refinished the floors, walls, new carpet, tile in the bathroom and granite upgrades), viewers of the house online were unable to see themselves living in the space. I know this as I asked a few friends of mine to take a look at the listing online and to give me straight feedback.

As most people used the Internet to view a house (MLS or a real estate’s web site) this is their first impression. Before we staged we didn’t get may house showings. After we staged the house we saw a large jump in house showings. I was really impressed with the service and relieved that I didn’t have to do much with the setup and take down of the furniture and accessories.

Thanks again for all your hard work on this project. I will certainly recommend your service to others. (Vacant staging sold in a week after 4 months vacant on the market.)

James D.

Our home looks amazing and I enjoyed working with you. I know what Iike & don’t like but am not efficient in achieving the desire effect. I am quite obviously a pack rat and would never have achieved these results without your assistance. I was “singing your praises” in the office yesterday and would definitely recommend your services to friends.

Nolan and Cindy

The staging provided by Yvonne has changed the house tremendously; I am getting excellent feedback from viewers. Sometimes I wish I had a hidden camera to record all the praise for how great the house is. The feedback is considerably better than before staging. The house feels like a home now. It was a pleasure to work with Yvonne and her team; they were on time and very efficient. I would highly recommend their staging services to anyone.

Agata Nicols – The Real Estate Company LTD.

Yvonne’s service and design of the space was great…she is very organized and made the staging and destaging process surprisingly easy! The house showed very well with your furniture and accessory selections. Thanks very much for all you have done.

Carlo and Pam

I was very apprehensive about having a stager look at our home but Yvonne immediately made me feel at ease with her kindness and professionalism. She saw things that I never would have, and I’m confident her advice will help us sell our home quickly. I am keeping her number handy for referrals!

Tracy I.

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