Jill Turgeon, REALTOR and Home Staging Professional
2020 Survey of 13,000 Staged Homes
- SALES over Listing Price -85 % sold for 5 -23% over list*
- RETURN on Investment -Average investment of 1%, 75% of Sellers saw an ROI of 5-15 % over asking price*
- AVERAGE Days on Market- Staged homes sell faster, averaging 23 days on market*
Source: Real Estate Staging Association
The Shortest Bio Ever written!
I have 18 years experience in Home Staging with my own successful Home Staging company, and 22 years as a Licensed Realtor. My “Stage and Sell services” with your cooperation will help set your listing apart on the market. Want results? Call me. 780-218-7444
Longer Bio, if you like the details!
I started in Real Estate when I was 9 years old. I would bring any guests to our home for a full tour of our house, complete with showing them the backyard. I spoke tall tales of how we played back there, and even showed them the storage space in our closets. I turned lights on and off and let them discover rooms while I explained whose room it was!
Fast Forward to age 12 and my mom came home to a dresser in the hallway, the living room all re-arranged, including art hung in different spots and she found that I had enlisted my younger siblings as “movers” so we could all switch bedrooms. My home staging /decorating career had begun. For the next 6 years I turned her house upside down.
At 18, I answered an ad from a local real estate office. They gave me an aptitude test and the Broker said “For being 18 you have some of the best scores I have ever seen, come back to me when you are 25.” I was devastated. I wanted to sell houses now!
Fast forward to age 24, I became as Assistant for a successful local Realtor and then went on to get my license at age 25. I sold 21 houses my first year (back in those days the average for new Agents was only 3 houses, so I had sold 7 x the average!)
In 2003 I decided to open my Home Staging company when no one even knew what it was. I tore my own home apart to “stage” my listings with my own home décor. People always asked me if I was moving!
And so Simply Irresistible Interiors was born, and it is still opened today, 18 years later. I stage approx. 80 -100 vacant homes a year, and have grown my inventory to accommodate those levels.
We are also the only Home Staging company in Edmonton to win Awards for our services, 5 through RESA and 1 through IHASP, our Staging Training and Resource affiliates.
I believe in the process so much that I am willing to stage for my listings, as part of my professional marketing plan.
Ask me how my Home Staging can help you.
My Courses & Diplomas include
- Licensed REALTOR since 1999
- Certified Canadian Staging Professionals 2003
- Accredited Staging Professionals 2003
- Staging Diva 2010
- Certified Trainer for Canadian Staging Professionals in Western Canada 2007
- Creator of My own Home Staging Training Program 2009- 2014
- ICS Certified Interior Decorator Program
- Dewey Color Consultant
“Jill Turgeon, is a licensed REALTOR with EXP Realty and a Five time RESA Home Staging Award Winner. She has grown her staging business, Simply Irresistible Interiors from a small home office in 2003, into Edmonton’s largest Home Staging Company.”
*not intended to solicit properties currently under contract.
IAHSP – Best of Home Staging- Industry Leadership Award 2019- Jill Turgeon
RESA’S – Home Staging Industry Award 2018- Top Ten Home Staging Team of the Year
RESA’s – Home Staging Industry Award 2016 – Top Ten Home Staging Team of the Year
RESA’s – Home Staging Industry Award 2015 – Top Ten Re-Designer of the Year – Jill Turgeon
RESA’s -Home Staging Industry Award 2015 – Top Ten Home Staging Team of the Year
RESA’s – Home Staging Industry Award 2013 – Top Ten Professional Stager of the Year – Jill Turgeon