The Staging Agent Testimonials
When we decided to sell our house, we had gone through other sales in previous years, that set our expectations of Realtor performance at less than a stellar level. We expected the same to happen selling this house. Not at all the approach from Jill. I was very pleasantly surprised on many fronts.
Initially I thought we could partially empty the house of furniture and leave some of our “fine, choice” pieces of furniture to add to the ambience, or empty it completely, and let the potential buyers use their imagination to furnish it in their own mind. We were wrong on both counts. Jill said, yes, you could do either option but in her experience staging made a significant difference in time on the market and the sale price attained. As it turned out, she was absolutely right on both counts.
I looked at Jill’s website and perused the designs of staged homes as well as reading reviews. I read a review from a client who said she had initially not staged her home and tried to sell unsuccessfully, then Jill had advised her to stage her home and it sold soon after. Not only was this lady happy with her sale, she has since come back to Jill to sell other properties successfully as well.
In real estate, I feel having repeat customers makes a very positive statement about your performance and character. We will be added to the long list of Jill’s repeat customers in the future.
Regarding the staging portion of the sale, Jill transformed the house into a show home so impressive I was tempted to keep it. The staging transcended all of our expectations.
As for promoting and listing the house, Jill has many contacts from her years of experience and we had very high showing numbers, very quickly, in a market that was rather sluggish at the time. Her suggestions of pricing were very realistic from the beginning and she was forthright in her presentation of both the pluses and minuses we were facing with the sale.
A house sale is an emotional and surprisingly complex undertaking. Jill took responsibility for explaining in detail each step we had to undertake. She has a great depth of knowledge in the rules and legalities of the sales process. Her actions in truly handling all aspects of the sale, guiding us in the protocols of offers and counter offers etc., allowed us to carry on our busy lives instead of bogging us down with minutiae of a house sale.
A few words I use to describe Jill – Professional, knowledgeable, experienced, talented and hard working.
Needless to say, any of my contacts will be getting a big nudge to use Jill for their property sales and buying because I am 100% convinced, they will be blown away by the results.
Marg & Brad P. Edmonton, AB Nov 2023
Amal & Aksa M. Spruce Grove AB, March 2022
“We are so grateful for all of the hard work Jill had done to not only help us sell our home, but to find our dream home as well. We are endlessly grateful to have Jill as our Agent and couldn’t be happier with the way everything worked out.”
Randee R. Parkland County, AB June 2021
“Jill’s expertise and eye for detail transformed our aging first-home-turned-rental into something eye-catching and move-in ready. She helped us discern what and how to invest our resources and energy to get maximum return on the sale. Her calm demeanor and tenacity helped us navigate a difficult buyer and made her an excellent advocate. The whole process from renters moving out to renos to closing date was complete in less than two months and we are SO grateful.”
Sheleena B. Spruce Grove, AB July 2021
“My REALTOR®, Jill Turgeon did such a fantastic job with me and my house! I can not recommend her enough! She went above and beyond, and really provides a full package deal. Having staging and selling all done by the same person, wow what a peace of mind! Also, she is so connected too. I found any help or service I needed, she knew exactly who to call.
Kelvin and Margot P. Dec 2021, Westlock, AB
Simply Irresistible Interiors Testimonials
“When the need came up for us to sell our current home, it was a no brainer. We knew we had to call Simply Irresistible again. This now makes it four times using the service. Jill’s keen eye quickly knows what needs to be added to make a home feel warm and inviting.
Everyone who viewed the home commented on how much they loved it. In a very tough market we found a buyer in just over a month.
I still remember the first time we hired Jill. Our REALTOR® said that the change from the staging caused her to get another $20,000 from the list price. Simply Irresistible continues to be an investment that really pays off.”
Bruce & Maria B. November 2019
Your staging was a wild success all around! We were able to drastically increase the number of leads we’re receiving from our refreshed ad pictures, and people loved the show unit. They felt like they could see themselves living there as soon as they walked in.
We had a problem renting our elite units at Westland Park prior to staging – less than 10% of the units rented a few months prior were elites. The show-suite bumped that up to nearly 50%! Quite impressive.
Thank you for everything!”
Dylan W. Marketing Manager @ MHA Properties
“Simply Irresistible Interiors continues to go above and beyond on their staging presentation in my homes. They have been a key component on the success of my property flips, and have undoubtedly, helped my properties sell quicker and above comparable market prices. I am already looking forward to the next staging presentation!”
Max R. Repeat Client and Property Flipper, Edmonton -Nov 2018
“My Husband and I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for a job very well done. This is the 2nd time we have used your company, in 2013, we had your company stage a property we were selling. At the time the market was strong. The house sold after being on the market for 1 DAY and for $20,000 above the asking price. This fall in 2018, with the market being very soft. We called on your company again. When the houses in our location are currently taking 6-8 months to sell. We are happy to report, our house took less then 2 month to sell.
We truly believe that the advantage we had, was from the staging efforts provided. After the staging was finished, both my husband and I commented that it never looked that good when we lived there.
We would not hesitate to recommend Simply Irresistible Interiors to our friends and family. If we ever sell another property, I can assure you that our first call is to our real estate agent and our second call is to you.
Mavis M, Sherwood Park, AB Nov 2018
“Thanks once again for the amazing job! I have no doubts that it helped me sell faster. It truly looked amazing. The set up was just right for the type of home, and the furniture and decoration pieces were impeccable. I also appreciated your professionalism and how quickly you answered any of my questions given that this was the first time I used a staging company. I would certainly hire your team again.”
Giovana B. October 2018
“Thanks so much! Staging does work! The house looked stunning after it was staged and the first family to look at it, bought it. I almost wanted to keep it myself! Thanks again and I will certainly keep you in mind for future sales.”
Janet C. – Investor – (sold in 2 days after staging, previously sat unsold & vacant for months.)
“Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did! The house was staged beautifully, accenting all it’s best features and the pictures that were taken gave buyers a wonderful introduction to our house. The service you provided, was very professional and we feel it was money well spent considering we had multiple offers within a week of listing and the house sold in 18 days! I would recommend Simply Irresistible Interiors to anyone who would like to sell their home! Thank you!
Jodi A. Stony Plain, AB- April 2018
“We used Simply Irresistible Interiors to stage our newly built spec home. Jill did a fantastic job staging! We received so many compliments on the decorating. Jill has great taste and an eye for detail. We were extremely happy with the end result- she transformed our house into a dream home! We were also impressed with the quality of furnishings she used. One week after we listed our house, we received an offer to purchase and sold our house! It goes without saying, the next time we are looking to sell/stage or need color or decorating expertise, we will be calling Jill!”
Alana S. SAVVY Custom Homes Ltd – Feb 2018
“We sold the house! Only 2 days on the market! Thanks Jill!”
Annabelle G.- Real Estate Investor- Feb 2018 – Multiple Properties Staged
“We recently had the pleasure of using Simply Irresistible Interiors to stage our condo for sale. This was a particularly hard time to sell as it was in December and there were many condos for sale, and a limited number of people looking for new housing due to Christmas. We had Jill do a “Pre-Reno Consultation” in which she helped us choose paint colors and flooring from samples. Jill also went through the condo, letting us know what updates we should consider doing in order to maximize the return we would get. We did all of the items Jill recommended, and had her stage our condo. We were very happy – it sold within a week of listing it!
We can’t say enough good things about Jill’s service! She is very professional and easy to deal with. Her staging is appealing to everyone and helps buyers visualize the potential space. She transformed our condo from basic to wow! Every person who walked through the door was impressed as soon as they opened the door. We were very proud to show off our space!
We also found her pricing to be fair. It is quite a bit of work to get the property to show state, and she takes all the worry away and does a great job. We found we sold our condo much faster and more than recouped her fees. I would definitely recommend Jill to anyone listing their property for sale. I know we will use her for all other property we will sell in the future.
Susan C. Feb 2018 -First Property! Looking forward to the next one! ( we have since worked with Susan 2 more times and the last one sold to the first buyers through in 2023)
“The Staging of my home made it look beautiful & inviting. It was the difference between night & day. The posted pictures drew in many Realtors with their clients. I am happy with the service I received and as a result I sold my home.”
Linda T. Jan 2018 – Multiple Properties Staged
“I want to start off by saying that Jill’s staging at Simply Irresistible Interiors is simply amazing! I flip houses in the Edmonton area and I have used Jill’s services on multiple occasions. The first project I ever did with her, we had an accepted offer on the fourth day of the listing. That deal fell through as they sometimes do, and we were sold with in one day after that for 99% of list price. The buyer even wanted to buy some of her furniture, he thought it looked so good in his house.
The last project that I did with her, we sold 10 days after listing for more than list price, due in no small part to the exquisite staging that was done there. She even went out and bought a new couch for the living room as she felt that it would help to accentuate the area. Talk about going above and beyond!
Being able to quickly sell my projects for top dollar is paramount to my success, and with Jill as part of my team, I know that every property she stages will look luxurious and help buyers to imagine themselves living there!
I look forward to doing many more deals with Jill and Simply Irresistible Interiors.”
Mark B – Bridgemark Investments Ltd. March 2017 – Multiple Properties Staged
“I found Jill and her company, Simply Irresistible, online and showed my husband her video demonstrating how she stages homes with care, attention and multiple layers. Our house had been empty and on the market for 8 months and interest was drying up and while we really didn’t want to spend any more money on it; as a last ditch effort, we hired Jill.
Jill had lots of ideas immediately and guided us through the process of how many rooms to stage and what type of purchaser we were looking to attract. Jill’s furniture and home decor set the stage showing all the best features of our house and allowed purchasers to imagine what it would be like to live there, right down to the table settings and pasta on the stove.
Our first offer came 10 days into the listing but financing fell through. Four weeks after staging we received our final offer which was higher than our previous offer.
Jill was professional and reliable to deal with and independently handled everything on time and schedule. Her professional photos which we sent to our REALTOR®® were far and beyond any we previously had taken. Jill’s layering of furniture, soft furnishings, wall treatments, bathroom treatments went above and beyond anything we could think of.
Don’t THINK about using Simply Irresistible – just DO it. In this difficult real estate market, Jill can sell your house.”
Shelley V. St. Albert, AB March 2017
“It was a pleasure working with you on staging McConachie Place Apartments. Your professionalism and expertise goes a long way with us. The show suite was masterfully decorated with class and practical style. I would recommend your service to anyone looking to stage their home.”
Sandy J.- Woodsmere Holdings- Multiple Properties Staged
“I initially called Simply Irresistible Interiors because I had a bit of a challenge: I was looking to sell my currently vacant condominium. The building had 8 other units also for sale and while my condo was well maintained, it needed just a little something extra to make it stand out from the rest of the units for sale. After talking with Jill and scheduling the staging, I felt very confident using her services and leaving all the design details up to her. She also made everything so easy by taking care of all the moving and set up of the furniture.
The staged condo was absolutely beautiful. Of potential buyers who viewed the condo, each remarked at how lovely everything looked. I received an offer within three weeks of it being on the market. I was extremely pleased, especially considering how many other units were for sale in the same building and that current market conditions show three months on the market is typical.
I would not hesitate to recommend Simply Irresistible Interiors and would definitely use their staging services again. I am thoroughly impressed with Jill’s talent, service and professionalism.”
Jennifer F. Riverbend, Edmonton, AB March 2017
To us, staging is the last vital step before our show homes are presented. Jill at Simply Irresistible Interiors has been a pleasure to work with and is one of the few designers that can grasp the overall theme of our homes with minimal instruction. Jill’s design and staging at one of our recent show homes completed our design vision and helped us sell the home with multiple offers! Jill is clear and concise with her instruction and communication and is always on time. We look forward to working with Jill again in the future!
Michael L.- Apex Signature Homes – March 2017
“When researching online I came across Simply Irresistible Interiors. I set up an appointment to meet with Jill on site. She is very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. She explained every detail to me very thoroughly. Her team did fantastic from explaining the timeline (and sticking to it) to staging, taking pictures, emailing me them, and de-staging. Their promptness and attention to detail is excellent.
After the staging of the house was complete I had the property listed and it was sold in 5 days!!!
I would highly recommend using them to anyone who is contemplating using a company to stage their house.”
Konan K. Edmonton – April 2015
“Our acreage sold in record time! (4 days)
We are sure this was due to your excellent staging efforts. The people who came to the open house were extremely pleased with the interior of the home. Also, the pictures and video taken greatly added to the quick sale of the acreage. We have no hesitation in using your services again or in recommending your company to others. We enjoyed working with your team of experts.”
A great big thank you to you.
Client – Bruce & Joanne – St. Albert, March 2015
“I must take the time to Thank You for a job very well done!! Our home had been on the market for 3 months prior to staging. It is a beautiful home but a different floor plan. The staging really helped accentuate the room sizes and the decorating ideas. Our home only took one month to sell after the staging was done with tons of positive compliments. I would highly recommend your company to anyone that wants a true professional in home staging and assistance with getting the most out of their property.”
Client – Gary, Builder – March 2015
“The expectation of having the property staged was to make the home look like a show home to help viewers realize the home’s potential. It was by no means cheap, but the quality of materials and standard of work/style was excellent. Thank you very much!”
Client – Maggie T., St. Albert, AB, Oct 2014
“Hi Jill, We have accepted an offer on the house only 4 days on the market. Thanks for all your help! We are all pretty happy. The Staging really helped….it’s worth every penny!”
Realtor, Paul B. Edmonton, Dec 2013 – Multiple Properties Staged
“Hi Jill, I am beyond impressed with the pictures you sent of the condo. You have worked magic and the condo looks better than it ever did! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! I can’t stop looking at the pictures you sent. You and your team did a fantastic job and I am overwhelmed. I really appreciate your professionalism and how honest and up front you have been with everything. (ex: replacing the light bulbs and dealing with items left by renters….things I wish our REALTOR® would have informed us about.) it’s extremely nerve racking trying to sell a property out of province and you have put me at ease“
Client – A. Westcott, New Brunswick
“Jill was recommended to us by our REALTOR®. I had never thought about home staging before so was a little skeptical. We went for her service and it was fantastic. Our home looked like a show home and it sold in 6 days. The traffic we had was incredible. Jill was very professional and friendly from start to finish. We would highly recommend her services. Way to go Jill!!”
Client – Cyndi P.- St. Albert March 2013
** NOTE: this property was built in the 1970’s and had some minor facelift done to it prior to staging. The Realtor told us that our staged house sold for $7,000 more than its closest competitor. AND the competing house had a brand new fully renovated kitchen! SUCCESS comes when Staging with us!
“We just spent the better part of 4 months upgrading and renovating a rental property we own, in preparation of selling the house, but despite the improvements we made I thought it was missing the “wow” factor. I called Jill at Simply Irresistible Interiors and inquired about the staging process and what it entailed. Jill met with me, answered all my questions and explained the process. The staging was completed a few days later and what a transformation…it was breathtaking…it looked like a show home. We listed the house on MLS at $319,900 and thanks to Jill and her professional team at Simply Irresistible interiors, we had multiple offers within 24 hours. It sold for $317,000 within a couple of days. I cannot stress what an impact home staging had on the sale of our house. First impressions are everything and Jill achieved the look that creates the emotional attachment one gets as soon as they walk through your front door for the first time. The process was easy, convenient and they do all the work….deliver the furniture, set it up and add the perfect touches to complete the look. I highly recommend anyone selling their home to use Simply irresistible Interiors to stage their home. The quick sale and the maximum price we got for the home, is due in large part to Jill and her professional team… Thank you!”
Client – Colleen P.- St. Albert January 2013
“Hi Jill! Your company did such an amazing job staging our home to sell. It was on the market for 5 days and we got 2 offers. We ended up getting very close to list price. Your staging team was so professional and accommodating, with special thanks to you for all your hard work. We believe it’s worth it to stage your house and your company has a really nice product that made my home even more appealing. I am now a believer!”
Client – Carly R.- Edmonton July 2012 -Carly also hired us in 2016 for another home, much larger and it also sold in the first month.
“You are my new hero.”
REALTOR® – Kevin G., March 2013 – Multiple Properties Staged
“Skillful staging of a home can be a key element in a sales strategy to highlight the design strengths and salient features of the property in order to maximize its appeal to prospective buyers in the current market. Jill and her team at “Simply Irresistible” brought their creative ideas, professionalism, marketing savvy and quality furnishings and art work to stage our home for sale during a January deep-freeze. The home conveyed a ready to move in feeling, and with the help of an energetic realty professional, it sold in less than two weeks. We are very happy with Jill’s contribution to that successful outcome and would recommend Jill and her team to anyone selling their home. Once again, thank you so much for your help with staging and related work, including house painting and cleaning contacts. All the best for continued success.”
Client – Alice C. & Edward S.- Edmonton Jan 2013
“Our Company was fortunate to enlist the services of Simply Irresistible Interiors and its owner Jill Turgeon. We engaged her services to stage one of our million dollar plus homes we had listed for sale and we were very impressed with her professionalism, excellent taste and eye for detail. Not only did she stage 3,300 sq. ft. of the home, it was the addition of quality accessories that really made it feel like home. We were equally impressed with Jill’s commitment to ensure that the staging remained “picture perfect” and took the time to visit the home frequently to make sure everything was where it should be. We would certainly recommend Simply Irresistible Interiors and Jill to anyone wanting outstanding professional service, high quality furnishings, and the skill to make 4 walls into a inviting home.”
Client – Judy Christianson, Assistant Vice President, Morbank Financial Inc.
“I have been fortunate enough to use Jill’s talents on several of my listings. In all cases sales happened sooner with less stress and worry. She has an uncanny eye to see the potential in a home. I have learned quite a bit simply by listening to her and seeing her projects. I find her to be a person who follows up on her promises. My clients like her and feel comfortable working with her. She is efficient and respectful of other’s needs. I feel that she helps to show my clients my professionalism as whatever she does reflects on me. I find it amazing what her eye can do for my client and for me. Thank you Jill.”
REALTOR® – Jean S., Edmonton
“Jill, I wanted to let you know that we accepted an offer on our house on the 1st day of our Open House (4 days after you had completed your staging). Almost everyone, to the person, who came through the house during that first open house and since, has commented on how well put together the house was and how great everything looked. We had one couple tell us that they had just finished looking at show homes and they felt our home was on all fours with any of the show homes they had visited. Given that our home is 20 years old, that speaks volumes for your staging. We have made a point of passing along your contact information to everyone that asked. Thank you for all your help. It has been and is, very much appreciated.”
Client – Bryan & Denise S.- Edmonton 2012
“Hi Jill, Thanks so much for all the help you gave us in getting our house ready to sell. In our initial consultation you provided us with direction that led to us completing renovations that had significant impact on the presentation of our home. Your recommendation to remove the dining room wall resulted in the house becoming more spacious and in the new kitchen looking very modern. Your recommendations for paint colors were great. The staging was amazing and accentuated the renovations we did. The house had a real WOW factor. We loved the orange accents and the decorating detail. Consistent feedback from REALTOR®S who showed the home was that their clients loved the interior and that the home was very well staged. The location of the house was an issue and consequently the house was on the market a couple of months. We believe that it would have taken much longer or that we would have had to lower our price if it had not been for the great interior presentation. You and your staff were very efficient and great to work with. We certainly recommend your company.”
Client – N & M Glebe, St. Albert 2012
“I have been using the home staging services that Jill Turgeon provides and have found that she is reliable, consistent and keeps her word on price and timeline of completion. She takes the time to detail to me the progress of the work she is doing and is honest in her accounts. She respects my business in the real estate industry and also my clients and treats them well. I have no hesitation in sending her to their homes, knowing that she will represent me well and also take care of their needs with patience, kindness, professionalism and diligence. I am happy to support her business and look forward to future business with her.”
REALTOR® – Rianne E.- Spruce Grove
“Hi Jill, I had to send you a message and I am sure that you will love it. I took a young couple to look for their first home, we entered 9610-153 St. and as we entered the home I got the feeling of Deja-vu, this home felt just like you had prepared it. After we negotiated the purchase price I asked the REALTOR® if you had been there and she almost lost it when I told her that I also use your wonderful services. You did a marvelous job here as you also did for me. It was your touch that made that young couple see the potential and buy this home. These listings have been blessed with the touch of Simply Irresistible Interiors.”
REALTOR® – John K. Edmonton
“The condo was the highest price in Riverbend at that time. The Staging made it look like a show home. As a result the comments from buyers and Realtors that went through the home were very positive. A multiple offer came in and the condo sold for full list price.”
REALTOR® – Russ S. Edmonton
“We expected some good advice about de-cluttering, furniture placement, colors etc…from someone who is an expert. Honestly I thought it was a lot of money at first, but we got every penny back! After all our preparation for sale work, I wondered what more a Home Stager could accomplish. Our house looked clean, tidy and spacious. When I came home after the Home Staging, I was in awe. What I thought looked really good, Jill made it look incredible!”
Client – Maryanne W., Spruce Grove – Multiple Properties Staged
“We are pleased with the results of your work and your integrity.”
REALTOR® – Art James, Former Broker/Owner, Re/max Devon, multiple properties staged and consulted
“Hi Jill, I was absolutely thrilled with the ease and convenience of having my property home staged. Knowing that the stage was set- I did not have to worry about it not showing properly. Everyone who came in felt right at home in the surroundings- in fact more people than not asked if the furniture was included. This service is an absolute must- especially in vacant properties. After all you are not just selling 4 walls- but the possibilities that those 4 walls can give you!”
REALTOR® – Jenny K.
“Dear Jill and Simply Irresistible Interiors; We are writing this letter to thank you for the wonderful job your team did at my father’s property in Edmonton. In the beginning we didn’t know very much about Home Staging and questioned the influence it would have on the sale of the home. We appreciated you taking the time to show us the current projects you were working on, as well as bringing us your before photos so we could see real life examples of the difference staging makes. After seeing that project, we realized that Home Staging would definitely improve the appearance of my fathers’ home and therefore improve our chances of selling. As you know the house was 53 years old and looked very dated. The wallpaper removal and replacement with fresh, modern paint colors, as well as the updates to the flooring made a big difference. The furniture rentals and accessories were also a beautiful finishing touch- you truly made it look like a magazine cover. The whole extended family came over to see it and were stunned at the transformation. Even my Dad, who just moved out, wanted to move back in! He was caught a number of times napping on that gorgeous bed you made! The end result was that our asking price went from $204,900 to $255,000 and we sold in 3 days for $253,000.We invested approximately $8,000 in this job and I feel that it was worth every penny. Selling the house so quickly and for such a good price made the whole process a breeze for Dad and I have no doubt that the staging greatly assisted in this regard. We appreciated your teams’ effort and professionalism, commitment to completing on time and all the little touches that you added that made this such a positive experience. We would highly recommend your services to all home sellers.”
Client – Richard and Donna R., Lloydminster, AB
“First impressions are lasting impressions… people do not realize what a home needs in the way of getting it ready to sell. You can take that worry from them, I would recommend your company to all my clients.”
REALTOR® – Harold V. Spruce Grove, AB
“We were expecting to have a more flow efficient home, something that would catch buyers eyes. And that is what we got plus more. I was extremely satisfied with the result. I would recommend this service to anyone that needs an extra hand in selling. Jill has fabulous taste and a good eye for detail.”
Client – J & K Winfield, Morinville, AB