Sutton Group Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage
Michelle and Joe are a team, both in life and work. When they represent you to buy or sell a home in the Kingston area, you will have a team working for you and your family’s best interest.
Michelle is an accredited staging professional and Joe has extensive knowledge of home construction. Using their varied skills, they work together with clients to help them prepare and stage their homes for the competitive real estate market. If you are looking to buy a home in the Kingston area, Michelle and Joe will use all of their resources to find the home that is right for you.
Getting Your Home Ready for the Market
Before putting a home on the market Michelle and Joe develop a strategy for you, their client, identifying what can be done to sell your home faster and at a price it deserves. They evaluate all aspects of the home, including decorative, mechanical and structural aspects. Decorative changes could be as simple as painting neutral colours, removing clutter and repositioning furniture. Mechanical and structural changes could be as simple as servicing a furnace, cleaning gutters, repairing drywall and installing a programmable thermostat.
Together they help you stage your home so that potential buyers can enter the home, feel welcomed and picture themselves living there knowing that the structural and mechanical aspects of the home have been well cared for.
Experience on Your Side
Michelle has 25 years of experience in interior decorating. Before becoming an accredited staging professional, Michelle worked at The Home Depot for 10 years helping customers choose paints, window coverings, flooring, cabinetry and hardware as they took on home renovation projects. When the store began offering in home decorating services, real estate agents began calling Michelle for help with selling their listings. Customers would also seek her advice in helping them make their homes more sellable. Michelle has staged hundreds of homes since 1996 ranging in value from $150,000 to $1,000,000.
As an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Michelle taught home staging courses for three years, teaching people how to prepare their home for the market, providing tips, advising what to do and not to do, making sure their homes achieve their full market value. Michelle also enjoyed hosting “Staged to Sell” , a show that aired on CKWS for three years.
When staging homes, Michelle draws from past work experiences from The Brick, Haven Home Comfort and LCM Fireplaces, with additional knowledge of heating ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems and wood and gas fireplace installation rules and regulations.
Michelle made the decision to become a Real Estate Sales Representative in 2007 and Joe joined in partnership 2010.
Joe Cifala compliments the team by helping clients prepare their home for the real estate market, drawing from his experience in home construction, and giving expert advise on the homes you are interested in buying.
Joe worked as an Electrical Tradesman for over 25 years. Working as a supervisor on both residential and commercial projects, he gained a wealth of knowledge in all trades. He has also applied that knowledge when he built their own home. Sharing his knowledge with clients and advising them on home renovation projects and fixes, can make their homes more marketable. Joe takes a critical view of the home’s structural and mechanical components and explains to clients what could be identified in a home inspection, making suggestions on how they can be repaired, and helping them do things themselves saving clients money, thus adding tremendous value to their home.
Whether you are looking for honest, expert advise on the purchase of a home, or help with decorating, staging or renovations on their current home, Michelle and Joe Cifala are your #1 choice! With years of experience in all area’s, they promise to help you reach your real estate goals!
Please contact Michelle & Joe Cifala at any time if you are planning to buy or sell a home in the Kingston area.