simplifier votre vie ~ simplifying your life
Transition and Staging:
Just a little Boudreau boy feedback... yesterday after school, when my 12-year old walked into the house, he simply stated "AWESOME". When my 14-year old came home, he said "SEXY". I just thought you should know the effect the staging had on my kids lol. Thank you.
April 2015, Pierrefonds
"Having experienced the services of GentleMove with my mother, it was what I needed for my own move. I needed help not only for moving but to figure out how to arrange my belongings in a total new environment. Again, I was amazed to witness how easy my move was. Not only could we plan in advance where to place my furniture but once on spot, it was so easy to readjust while the movers were still there. They are efficient, careful and patient. They adapt to your particular situation. What a GentleMove with Jane.".
"You were truly a lifesaver..."
Karen Karpman, Sotheby's
Transition and Staging
"Imagine your move, leaving behind all your life belongings in your condo in the morning and arriving in your new senior residence in the afternoon, feeling already at home and ready to pick back your daily life. That's what I experienced with GentleMove".
Henriette Joubert, 91 years old
"Thank you very much for beautifying the house at 286 Soupras which sold immediately. You were a pleasure to work with."
Lynn Desrochers, ReMax Royal (Jordan) Beaconsfield.
"You're a genius." M. Schultz, Westmount. Loved my staging job!
Directrice Principale | Senior Manager
Banque de développement du Canada | Business Development Bank of Canada
“My experience with Jane Guest and Gentle Move was one of the best I have ever had. My mum lives in Montreal and needed to move and have the best care possible, as she has Alzheimer's. Living in the Netherlands and the only child, this seemed a huge mountain to cross.
After contacting Jane I felt relief, not only for the practical details, but also the loving, caring manner in which she treated both my mother and myself. I highly recommend her services and am eternally grateful for all she did for us.”
"Jane has helped us with a particularly difficult situation where the four storey townhouse in Westmount of an elderly person became overly cluttered, verging on becoming a hazard for the occupant. Her mandate was such that the clean up, which was expected to take a few months, actually only took six weeks of remarkable effort. Jane’s honesty, resourcefulness, diligence, talent and initiative in bringing everything back to normal and supervising numerous tradesmen were of enormous benefit to the client and are greatly appreciated.It is a pleasure to work with Jane who shows high motivation and energy."
Paul R. Marchand, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
"I have known Mrs. Jane Guest for a few years. I was happy to refer her to an important client who required a major house clean up and reorganization. We all expected this work to go on for months, given the amount of work needing to be done. However, Mrs. Guest completed her contract within a six week period. Throughout her work, Mrs. Guest demonstrated a high level of responsibility, very good organizational capacities and a great sense of autonomy. I will not hesitate to recommend her services to any other clients who may need it in the future."
Monique Renaud, MSW, s.w. President Monique Renaud Gerontological Services Inc. Hudson, Quebec
``Thanks so much for your efficient staging today and getting back to us so quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, I find you resourceful , pleasant and good at what you do. I will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a staging/ design consultant. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.`
Carole Molinari Groupe Sutton Distinction
“I would recommend Jane Guest to any family making the difficult transition into assisted living. Our situation was rather unique with only one child in the family. Because I live in Colorado, it was not possible for me to provide direct assistance for an extended period of time in Montreal.
Jane not only coordinated my parents move into the Sunrise Senior Residence, Beaconsfield, but also made them feel comfortable and right at home in their new surroundings. Jane kept in constant contact with me in the United States and was able to easily handle any glitches that arose during the move.
Her attention to detail is second to none and I would recommend her services to anyone with elderly parents facing a move or transition due to health concerns.”
"As a real estate broker, first impressions when presenting my listings to the public are key. I have used Jane’s services for all of my recent listings, and her staging is now part of my service offering for every new listing. She has helped me to ensure my clients’ homes maximize their best features, and enhance their overall appeal. She has a wonderfully kind, approachable manner, personalized to suit each client’s needs. Her professionalism transforms seemingly awkward conversations about decor & flow into valued & appreciated recommendations. She remains focused on the objective at hand: presenting a home in its best light, to ensure maximum sale price. Personable, professional and chalk full of great ideas, I am completely sold on Jane’s services and would highly recommend her! "
Donna Bursey Royal LePage Global
"...for the wonderful work you did on King Edward. I know it made a huge difference in how the house looked and it had an impact on the swiftness of sale as well as the sale price. Philippe was very happy with the way it looked. You made it look clean and modern without being overdone nor cookie-cutter or impersonal either. It looked warm and you gave it a lived-in feeling and that gave prospective buyers an idea of what was possible in the space. Thank you for that. You have a great eye for colour too and gave it a harmonious flow with echos of those splashes of colour. It was all well tied together and uncluttered. You gave the space a nice energy."
Working with Jane as a new Sotheby's agent was so pleasant and exciting.Her staging capabilities are impressive and second to none! My clients were so impressed! I look forward to doing more business with Jane. The more often I see her, means I am getting more business so Jane, I hope to see you ALL THE TIME!
KARINE DOCHE Courtier Immobilier | Real Estate Broker Sotheby's International Realty Québec
"Merci Jane pour ton aide et ta disponibilité dans la mise en marché de mes propriétés. C’est un plaisir de travailler avec toi. J’apprécie comme mes clients l’œil nouveau que tu poses sur le décor de leur maison et ton art de mettre en valeur les points fort de leur propriété et de créer une ambiance accueillante – Tout cela, la plupart du temps, en travaillant simplement sur ce qui existe et en évitant d’occasionner des frais aux vendeurs si ce n’est pas indispensable."
Re/Max Royal (Jordan), Beaconsfield
We obtained over the asking price and received 4 offers in less than 8 hours.
"Thanks in part to your sheer brilliance in the art of staging - once again, you enabled me to rapidly sell a vendor's home.
This time you broke your own track record - less than 8 hours.
I want you to know that the purchasers had verbally expressed their immediate interest in the home as a result of the appearance of the interior. As you will recall, we had truly nothing to work with yet once again you made the property appear to be “functionally trendy".
Three homes were also on the market and priced at the same price point directly facing this property, yet we are the only property who received multiple offers after only 8 hours. They are still on the market!
If only those other agents knew about my "secret weapon" in selling a home - Ms. Guest!
Thank you once again and I cannot wait to witness yet another one of your miracles with my next listing"
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
Dear Goddess of El Staging.
"The client was in tears.She was so happy and shocked at the rapidity of the process.
She was gushing about your services and was praising you to the heavens following the signature of the acceptance.
She was so excited that you were actually in her home.
Both she and her son think of you as being a celebrity!
You have no idea how much you truly lifted their spirits and gave them a new found confidence.
You are an angel for what you did.
I overheard clients talk about the furniture.
They said that the home looked beautiful.
I cannot thank you enough.
You really helped out another soul in dire need.
Once again, thank you so much.
You truly made a huge difference in enabling my client to set her goals of selling into motion.
You were the foundation for us to build up a solid and successful transaction."
Re/Max Royal (Jordan) Inc.
"Jane’s staging had everything to do with my new listing selling in FOUR days! She arrived for the consult and immediately saw what needed to be done. The two of us worked for 3 hours and totally transformed the condo/house. The most impressive part is the way she uses what is there by giving it a new life…pulls objects from cupboards and puts them places where they look fantastic! My client didn’t recognize her home – loved the many changes and said how we should be having this done before we move into a place, not when we’re leaving. I thought the best compliment to Jane is that all agent and client comments were how immaculate and beautifully decorated the condo was ….never a mention of the word “staged” That “WOW” factor she created definitely made the difference in how quickly and easily this property sold – everyone is happy!"
Affiliated Real Estate Agent
McGuigan Pepin Inc.
"Thank you Jane, you took a rough diamond and made it shine. Five weeks after your professional and precise recommendations---SOLD--- I will strongly recommend your services."
Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec
Nous tenons à te remercier du beau travail que tu as effectué chez nous.
Ce fut très organisé et surtout bien pensé.
Nous avons été surpris des résultats et nous adorons ce que tu as fait en une semaine seulement.
Tu es géniale et merci encore mille fois car ce fut un plaisir de travailler avec toi."
"You did excellent work on Poplar.
You really brought it to life.
I will definitely recommed you to all who need your services."
Associate Sotheby's International Realty Quebec
"I would just like to say a few words on Jane Guest and her business of home staging. We used Jane this June -09 to stage our home in Baie d`Urfe.
She was recommended by our agents at Sotheby`s. The home was newly renovated and empty. She came in and chose the perfect furniture for our home. She even used some of her own personal belongings. Our home looked fabulous! The clients all loved it as well. In fact our home is now SOLD!!!
It sold in less than 5 weeks and we had two offers. In this market today, that is remarkable!!
Thank you so much Jane for your help in making our home even more beautiful, we would highly recommend you to anyone who needs their home staged!!!"
Joanne Holland and Jean-Pierre Martel
"Thanks Jane, you helped a lot with your great work in making the house beautiful. Thanks to you, this previously empty home, really showed well and sold in only 5 weeks...! Thanks again and I look forward to working with you again soon."