"I am a custom designer/builder that has used Maria’s services on an ongoing basis. In the past I have used several home stagers and am aware of the value that they lift the property when I sell. In my business of buying and selling properties it is critical that I use an economic stager that can push the price of the property up as high as possible. Maria has done this for me on several occasions.
My houses are boutique homes with very specific design requirements. It is essential that the furniture is current and stylish. A recent home that she did for me attracted over 400 viewers and sold $200k over asking with 11 bidders in only 7 days on the market!!!
I can recommend Maria’s work without hesitation."
— Jeff Reed, DistinctProperties.ca
"Maria has shown her creativity time and time again when staging my clients houses. She finds furniture and accessories that compliments the house rather than continuously using the same furniture over and over again. There have been two very unique homes in which I thought were going to be quite the challenge to find the furniture to make the homes look great, but Maria was up for the challenge. Not only did Maria make the homes look exceptional, she made them look so unique that Toronto Life just had to feature both in their magazine! In fact, one of them made the top 10 featured homes of the year (2015) in the Toronto Life magazine! Maria has become a large part of my real estate team and I trust her judgment and look forward to using her well into the future."
— Andrei Angelkovski, Re/Max Ultimate Realty
"Maria was a godsend!
We were having some challenges with a vacant condo listing that the owner, at our urging, agreed to invest in sprucing up with some repairs, paint and new appliances. A perfect canvas for staging. However, their budget was tight and they felt that the sprucing up would be enough as the condo was in a very desirable building. The listing went on the market without furniture staging. After three weeks, a couple dozen showings and one low offer, we encouraged our client to come up with a bit more budget so that we could stage the condo and give it another go. We explained that buyers were having trouble visualizing themselves in the space. Well... that's when Maria came in! Our timelines and our budget were tight and Maria managed to pull it all together beautifully. We re-listed the condo and two days later it Sold! Needless to say everyone was thrilled and most importantly, our client was so appreciative.
Maria is helpful beyond expectation. We gave her a challenge and she came through for us. We certainly feel very comfortable recommending her services."
— Caroline Ilaqua and Ron Baldwin, Royal LePage Estate Realty
" I have hired Maria twice to stage my homes for sale. Both times she did and outstanding job. Her staging ideas are excellent and her prices are fair. She is always professional and personable, and available whenever she is needed. On both occasions my homes sold for over asking and I had a bidding war. I thought at first it was just the area however the second property I sold took 3 months to sell. I called Maria in desperation - once she staged it - it sold over asking and within one week. So now I know it was her staging. It makes all the difference in the world. I will always use Maria when I have to sell a home and always recommend her services because they work."
— Tonya Elmazi
"Maria's services were recommended to us by our Realtor. She came in at very short notice for an initial consultation and made suggestions for every room in the house. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about some of her suggestions but decided to go along with her advice. We decided it would be best for us to move most of our furniture out of the house and let Maria bring in rental furniture and I'm so glad that we did. Maria made the place look absolutely stunning. She stayed later than intended to ensure the job was completely finished. Result: Our house sold in two days for $59,000 over asking! I have no hesitation in recommending Maria. She is great to work with, does a fantastic job and gets results. Many thanks Maria. "
— Sid & Linda Launchbury
"Selling your home is a devastating experience at the best of times, especially when you have to do major downsizing. Then when you are advised that your 'perfect' home must be 'staged' in order to make it more desirable, that is the final straw! That's when you need to have Maria Molek on your side as I did a few months ago. In a very quiet and considerate way, Maria used her considerable talents to change the look of my home and it sold in record time! I was very impressed with her work and her understanding of my feelings – she earned my gratitude."
— Tessa Edward
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your contribution to the sale of our house. Your attention to detail right down to the accessories made the house look like a beautiful home. Everyone that I showed loved it and thought it was so well done."
— Nancy Karkoulas
"The house is sold! It sold pretty quickly and I have to admit it looked pretty amazing, thanks for all your great work."
— Sonia Dolhai
"Maria was a great listener and a pleasure to work with. She gave some great suggestions to better stage our condo including injecting the right colour into our 'zen' environment and then choosing the best paint colours. The end result was 5 days on the market, 5 offers and we got $15,000 over our asking price! Thanks Maria!!"
— Florence Gabriel
"Maria did a wonderful job staging our condo by bringing in some great furniture and accessories that gave new life to the place. She went above and beyond to make it all happen within a very short time frame. Maria was very easy to work with and she was flexible in meeting our needs. Our condo sold above asking price and we couldn't be happier!"
— Sabina & Andre Holder
"Initially I was unsure about some of Maria's suggestions because they were so different from how I would normally choose to decorate my home. But I trusted her expertise and followed her advice. In the end my condo turned out amazing. I've even applied some of her ideas in my new home. She was knowledgeable and wonderful to deal with. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
— Sue Enrich
"I just wanted to thank you again for all your help with staging my condo over the last few months. I truly believe that my place would not have sold as quickly and for as much without your help. With the market as tough as it is right now for sellers, staging my condo helped to give me a competitive edge. I really appreciated your ability to work with the items I had and modernize them with simple modifications. You really knew how to highlight the best qualities of a condo. I almost didn't want to sell my place anymore when you were done!"
— Laura Wright
"I was very happy with the staging done by Maria Molek. I had been in my house for 32 years before deciding to sell it. Maria advised me which furniture to dispose of and which furniture to keep, plus what furniture should be added to the space (rental furniture). Also the setting of pillows, pictures and decorations to make the space more appealing. She also knew which window coverings would be appropriate. Maria knows what modern homebuyers are interested in. I would recommend her."
— Diane Boyd
"I have used Maria Molek many times for staging on several of my listings both in the city and also north of the city in Richmond Hill. I have always found her to be very punctual for all of our scheduled meetings regardless of the location and found her to be very creative with her ideas and suggestions for showing my clients’ homes in the best possible light for the least amount of money. She has always been very courteous and polite when having to deal directly with the clients and is extremely diplomatic when having to instruct them on certain items/artwork/furniture that would best be suited in storage rather than on display. She is very accommodating when it comes to invoicing and works with you to ensure the best possible result for you and your clients. I would highly recommend her for all of your staging needs as she definitely knows her trade and it shows in her finished product!"
— Bonnie Bond, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Estate Realty
"You are an absolute pleasure to work with and refer to my clients! As a professional, I feel it is important to align myself with like minded professionals. You are a true compliment to my business and the services that I can confidently offer to my clients. You are thorough, patient and very detailed. The lists you provide to my clients are clear and easy for them to follow and understand. Your fees are fair and you are always willing to work within a clients budget."
— Teresita Link, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Estate Realty