About Your Stager
Nicole Schenk, an award winning home stager, is known for the exceptional customer service she provides in the Ottawa area.
She helps clients stage their homes so they can sell them more quickly and for more money. She advises them on how they can achieve maximum results by applying such strategies as updating the colours, decluttering, and changing floor layouts.
“I educate sellers and realtors alike that staging is a necessity, not a luxury, and that small steps can increase the selling price by 15,000 or more,” she points out. “I tell clients that if they don’t stage their home, it helps the neighbours sell their homes.”
Nicole is known for her tenacity, creativity, and her innate ability to recognize the potential for interior space. She is a gifted stager who helps clients overcome their most pressing challenges in preparing their homes for resale. Her decorating expertise, a “passion for all things design,” and her study of fashion design enable her to advise others on how best to enhance their interiors.
Nicole’s clients benefit from the organization, time management, people skills, and attention to detail she gained during her earlier career working in management and visual merchandising for leading retailers. That career taught her how those outlets can maximize profits by creating an “eye catching” in-store experience. These skills are transferable and especially relevant to staging.
Nicole, who also gained invaluable experience running a highly successful home-based business, studied at the University of Ottawa. She is an avid learner who keeps current on industry trends by continuing to take classes on interior decor and design. She has earned the RESA-PRO designation from the Real Estate Staging Association, the trade organization for stagers and served as president of the local RESA Ottawa Chapter. Nicole is a RESA Approved Instructor and currently the Ontario president for RESA.
We recently had the pleasure of working with Nicole as we prepared for the sale of our home. During the initial consultation Nicole determined the style of furnishings and accessories that would best suit our home. She also provided staging suggestions for all other areas, as well. I appreciated her level of professionalism and kind manner. We were so pleased with all the furniture and accessories that Nicole provided. Our home never looked better! We sold above the asking price within 24 hours and we recognize that we could not have done it without this gifted woman. Choosing Nicole’s expertise and experience was a sound investment.
I have recently started using Simple Elements for staging all of my listings. My clients are all VERY happy with Nicole. She is very professional and responsive. I can also see the improvements she does to help my clients get their house ready for the real estate market. Nicole is my go-to from now on! I would highly recommend her services to anyone wanting to make a difference.