Janet Hinton CCSP®
Staging Consultant

Located In: Toronto, ON

Servicing: Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Port Credit, Clarkson, Oakville, Bronte, Burlington, Milton, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton, Vaughan, Kleinburg, Woodbridge, King City, Aurora, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Unionville, Newmarket, Stouffville, Scarborough, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa

Additional Services: Furniture & Accessories Rental, Redesign, Personal Shopper

Phone: 647 860 6882

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Real Estate Staging Association

Vive la Staging!® is a full service real estate staging company centrally located in the GTA. Janet Hinton and her team of professionals specialize in assisting property owners, Real Estate Agents/Realtors®, builders and investors in maximizing the equity in their properties by showcasing them in a contemporary and ready-for-market light outshining the competition and selling for top dollar in the shortest time possible.

Janet Hinton, CCSP®, P.P., owner of Vive la Staging!®, brings a broad scope of knowledge and experience to her real estate Staging business. In addition to a life-long love of design and decorating, her work experience includes the position of Designer with B.B. Bargoon's, Toronto; Colvin Design, Ottawa as well as Buyer (Furniture and Design Services) for North American Life Assurance Company serving offices in both Canada and The United States. Ms. Hinton received her design training at The University of Manitoba and Algonguin College, Ottawa. As well, she received her training as a Purchaser at Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Staging: Today's Essential Marketing Tool

In today's real estate market, curb appeal has moved to the virtual world. 95% of buyers now initiate their search for a new property on-line. 75% then proceed with a drive-by and/or tour of the property.

With Staged properties marketing themselves better through virtual tours and print advertising, Staging can no longer be considered a luxury but instead a must to ensuring a property has a true competitive edge.

Staging transforms a property enabling it to be merchandized as a product for sale. Through the removal of any distractions, buyers are better able to focus on the space rather than what is in the space.

Market your property so that it may be sold to the highest bidder!

The Benefits of Staging

A Staged property possesses a huge edge over the competition, will sell for more money and list on the market for fewer days. (Statistics show that a Staged property can sell for 6 to 20% more than list in a modest neighbourhood and 20 to 25% more in a high-end neighbourhood.)

Staging eliminates any disconnect and instead builds the necessary bridge between older sellers (age 57 and over) and the younger buyers (average age is 32).

Agents / Realtors® will show your property first to potential buyers as a Staged property is viewed as 'sell-ready'.

Who Should Stage :

Home, Condominium & Cottage Owners
Agents / Realtors®
Builders / Developers
Home Flippers
Rental Properties
Banks (Foreclosures)


Anyone who wishes to live a more organized, clutter-free and stress-free life!



1. Consultation

This is generally a 2-hour session based on a 1800 sq ft. property. Following a guided tour of your property (both inside and out), we will present you with a detailed written report. This will consist of a list of our recommendations including the most important improvements to be made to your property prior to presenting it to the market in order to effect a higher return on your investment (i.e. repainting using 'staging safe' colours, refinishing of hardwood flooring, removal of wall-to-wall carpeting, etc.). Other recommendations will include de-cluttering, the removal and storage of items, landscaping maintenance, etc.).

2. Work To Be Done

There are two options for completing the list of improvements given in the initial Consultation: (1) utilizing the services of our professional trades, or (2) completing the work yourself.

If you choose to have the professionals do the work, we will provide you with a list of preferred professional trades. On the other hand, if you opt to do the work yourself, we can assist with your cost savings by passing on our CCSP discounts for a variety of products and services.

3. Showcasing

‘Fine tuning’ is the final step in which we will set the stage by creating a property reflective of the lifestyle buyers are searching for enticing them to want to buy.

Your property will be showcased as spacious, with better traffic flow featuring its key focal points. This will be accomplished through our trained experts' placement of furniture, proper lighting, artwork, accessories and any props.


Our caring experts will assist you and/or your loved family member(s) make the often difficult transition from their home to smaller accommodations including a retirement or care facility with ease.

We will offer guidance through the entire process from the identification of what should be held onto including those special sentimental items to the necessary editing and purging of possessions. From there, we will pack and arrange for movers to deliver your selected possessions to your new home and any items not moving with you to relatives, into storage or to charitable organizations as donations. And we can offer a cost saving by passing on CCSP discounts for moving, storage and junk removal.

And, finally, we will work with you to establish the most functional and comfortable layout for your new home and then set it up for you. Should additional items be required, we will also do the shopping for you.


Whether you are selling your property or refreshing your current home, we will assist you in selecting the best colours for the right environment.

If your home is about to be placed on the market, the selection of the right paint colours for both the exterior and interior of your home, will only increase the marketability and value of your property. Let an expert chose the right CSP™ Staging Safe Colours™ for your property and, at the same time, pass on the savings offered by our partnered paint manufacturer.

And should you be redecorating, let us guide you in your selection of colours to ensure you create a home truly reflective of you and a comforting refuge.


Our Mission is to always provide excellence and quality at every level of property staging exceeding customers' expectations through superior customer service. We will endeavour to utilize the full scope of our creativity and resourcefulness along with the most up-to-date staging techniques. We will continue to develop and keep abreast of any new trends through continuing education and customer feedback. Reinforced by our principles, our team will conduct itself with the utmost professionalism treating all clientele and business alliances with respect.

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