Testimonials

April 17, 2017

"Cathy was a great help in staging our home.  Every room was transformed into a beautiful, welcoming space with no clutter and very attractive pillows, duvets, furniture and fabrics.  In addition, Cathy had some great ideas to improve the 'street appeal' of our home, such as repainting the front and garage doors a more vibrant colour.  We are sure that her staging resulted in a significant increase in the value of our house.  Thanks Cathy!!"

Dave Williams

 

September 1, 2016

If you are searching for the best person to represent your property to its fullest potential... stop searching because you have found her.

Cathy was easy to interview and refreshing to hear her honest opinions.  She wasn't afraid to tell us her recommendations and what approaches work best for her on the current market.  We live in another province from our property, and she always made time for clear communications with us.  If you choose to use her staging service - which you most certainly should - you will not be disappointed!  We were blown away by the overall transformation of our condo.  Her integrity shines in her work.  She has great attention to detail and because she is a realtor I believe she really understands how to showcase the very best of a room to buyers.  Her professional photographer also stood out and captured the essence of what each room could be.

She was caring and flexible with our needs, after reflection from our first meeting she agreed to list our property at a different price then previously discussed.  We respected her very much for being open, and letting us follow what felt right.  In comparison, we listed our property the year prior with a different agent and even though we entered the market at an incredibly low price point then, it did not result in a single offer in 7 weeks.  There were many things that stood out to using a realtor with expertise in their field.  With Cathy as our agent we received multiple offers after 24 hours and accepted way above our asking price.

Out time working the Cathy was short but sweet.  She took initiative and worked on our behalf during the 30 crazy hours we were on the market, continuing to keep us up to date and confident with how things were unfolding from a province away.  It was remarkable how pain free she made this process and we can't say enough positive things about her work and it resulting in such a wonderful sale.  We will be recommending her whenever we can.

Melissa Keller & Sean Medwid

 

July 2016

"We have used Victoria Home Staging for a number of years now and can not recommend CATHY TRAVIS highly enough!"

She is a pleasure to work with and has the ability to completely transform a home and show it in the best possible light.

We have come to really appreciate the value of staging, "not only in affecting a quick sale but also garner the highest price for our clients"

                                                          Nancy DiCastri and Laurie Lidstone, ReMax Camosun

 

January 7, 2016

Dear Cathy,

On behalf of Victoria Hospice, I would like to thank you for supplying the furnishings for our Celebrate A Life display at Hillside Centre.  We truly appreciate your support of Victoria Hospice and it was a pleasure working with you and Miya - many thanks!

The beautiful furnishings helped to contribute to a warm and comforting environment for people to stop and receive support.  The volunteers who staffed the display also mentioned that there were many comments made from visitors about how lovely the furnishings were!

During the 13 days of Celebrate A Life at Hillside Centre over 250 people dropped by our display to leave a tribute card on a tree as well as receive bereavement information and support.  Many people also took the opportunity to make a donation in support of Victoria Hospice.  The year Celebrate A life raised almost $16,000. for Victoria Hospice care.

Again, thank you for helping ensure that everyone in our community has access to greater comfort and dignity throughout their final days.                                                                                                Wendy Innes,  Community Relations and Events

 

January 2016

Cathy Travis and her team at Victoria Home Staging are the best.  I am now a firm believer in the benefits of staging based on RESULTS.  We now used Cathy twice and both times after trying without her services for a full 90 day listing term with no results.  We will not make that mistake again as in both cases after Cathy's staging we sold at full price within days of listing.  The results are real "VICTORIA HOME STAGING" works.  Quite frankly she makes our job as realtors easy.  Give her a try as you will not be disappointed!!  This is as close to guaranteed as there is."                                                               -Bruce Hatter, Realtor

“Victoria Home Staging and Cathy Travis have worked with Abstract Developments for the last few years as our chosen staging company. Their strict attention to detail, top notch service, and reliable turnaround time are few reasons why we entrust them with staging our high end custom homes.”
–Abstract Developments Inc.

“Hiring Cathy Travis to stage our 3 unit character conversion in James Bay was a blessing. We were very successful in selling our units greatly in part to Cathy and her crew, as they beautifully furnished and decorated, maximizing the space and giving a warm and appealing feel, enough that we had many inquiries asking to buy the furniture! I would not hesitate to ask Cathy to assist us with our next project, as her product, customer service and professionalism was second to none.”
Dave Brown

“Our Realtor introduced me to Cathy Travis of Victoria Home Staging at a time we were just completing construction of a six unit strata condo complex at 1137 Meares Street in Victoria. I was immediately impressed by Cathy’s vision and enthusiasm. As a result we hired her to lay out a complete show suite ( all rooms and roof top deck ) within the complex. The costs were reasonable, and the results were amazing. With the very positive feedback from viewings, we were not surprised when the show suite was one of our first units sold.
Each unit in this complex had its own unique floor plan, so when we had to move the show suite, changes in both furnishings and layout were required. Cathy and her crew accomplished this with ease , resulting in a completely different appearance . All done with no extra cost or hassle. Need I mention that it was also the next unit sold, resulting in one more move.
In a tough market, without the services of Victoria Home Staging, we could not have sold these units as quickly as we did. I highly recommend Cathy Travis and Victoria Home Staging”
Ken Mickelberry, Developer

 

May 7, 2012

Dear Cathy,

"Thank you for the amazing staging work you and Victoria Home Staging did for our home. We are so very pleased with the entire experience we have had with you. We’ve appreciated your attention to detail and attentiveness to our needs and timeline.

We thought we were ready to put our house on the market when our realtors, Cheryl Bejcar and Patricia Foster, came over and suggested we utilize the services of a professional home stager. While we realized our décor needed help, we were reluctant to hire a stager, thinking it would be too expensive. However, we trusted our realtor and were pleased you and your staff could see our home and give us a quote the next day.

Like other sellers, we’d read that a home stager can not only help sell your home more quickly but can also help you get the maximum price for your property. We were skeptical of those claims, but having owned our home for a short time and needing to sell it soon due to a necessary relocation, we knew the house had to look its very best. When you told us your fee would be far less than the cost of our first price drop should the house not sell, we thought that made sense and decided to hire you.

Without delay or hassle we made an appointment for you to stage the property while we were at work. I cannot tell you how pleased we were when we came home. Our house was completely transformed! I couldn’t believe how intelligently you and your staff reworked the arrangement of the home’s space to maximize its strengths and diminish its weaknesses. (In Victoria, almost all character homes have some features that need emphasizing or de-emphasizing.) Moreover, all the small details like the fresh towels, accessories, and lightly scented soaps transformed our home from merely okay to truly beautiful.

We heard nothing but compliments about our home and within a month we had our home sold at nearly full price. We are certain that without your staging help our home would have taken far longer to sell and would have sold for far less. The ease with which we sold our home was due to it looking so inviting and functional.

Preparing a home to sell can be time consuming, stressful, and expensive. Utilizing Victoria Home Staging made the process much easier for us. I can’t thank you enough. We couldn’t have sold so quickly and so well without the work of you and your staff."

All the best,

-- Melissa Teuton