Our Client Testimonials:

I met Mari by chance and I am so lucky I did! Her warm, friendly and unpretentious demeanour immediately made me feel like my house was in the right hands. She put the finishing touches on my semi decorated house (I had given up!). I like to say she turned my house into a home. Mari has the ability to understand a person’s taste, personality, and lifestyle and then incorporate that into their living space. She can look at a room and with a few tweaks, make it look stylish and inviting. What’s more, she is honest. And fun.

Marcia MacMillan, CTV News Anchorwoman

In my 10 years of buying and selling properties, STAGE FRIGHT is the by far the best staging company I have worked with. Their team is professional, has a broad range of styles of home furnishings, understands the consumer market, and resolves challenges by listening to the home owner and bringing multiple solutions to the table. Because of STAGE FRIGHT my condo unit sold within 14 hours of being listed at the full ask price that was 10% more than comparable units in the building. STAGE FRIGHT will definitely go the extra mile for you. Thank you STAGE FRIGHT, I'm looking forward to working with you on our next condo sale.

— Mark Bajramovic, B.Comm, MBA, PhDc, President, Deanmark Ltd.

My experience with Mari and the team at Stage Fright has been nothing short of wonderful. Mari undertook a project that would require transforming my entire home which was run down and worn out to create a modern, upscale, beautiful home, left me breathless and dazzled by her brilliant design and masterful reconstruction of workflow in all of spaces. Mari captured the essence of my home and personal taste perfectly and was able to create a new and functional environment that integrated seamlessly with the other rooms in the house.

Throughout the design process, Mari and her team demonstrates an impressive level of expertise and professionalism. She is always prepared for our meetings, equipped with a fine tuned selection of aesthetically appropriate design choices. She's calm, poised and focused. Her clarity on what the space requires for the best outcome is educational, inspirational and invigorating. Mari is steadfast in the execution process and demonstrates an exemplary attention to detail,

Mari is gracious and kind, intelligent and tasteful. She interacts with her colleagues in a respectful and thoughtful manner.

I look forward to a very long and rewarding relationship with Mari and Stage Fright they continue to transform my living spaces into beautiful, inviting and memorable homes.

— Ryan Cartier, Decorating & Design Transformation

STAGEFRIGHT did an amazing job at staging my home! I'd never used a stager for my first 2 houses and Joan recommended that I use your services. I am so glad that I took that advice. Everyone loved the house! You helped to open up the visual and floor space and modernize it for today's "young" buyers. I very much appreciated the fact that you were flexible enough to work within my neutral, earthy colour scheme and "nature" theme. That helped me to feel more comfortable living in a new environment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to my family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.


Thanks again,

Nancy :>)

— Nancy Raynor

I consider Stage Fright an important part of the team in providing a full service Real Estate experience for our clients. Mari goes above and beyond to meet the individual client needs, listening to concerns and responding with flexibility, empathy and innovative solutions. Mari's team is quick, efficient and always surpasses my client's expectations. The recent sale of a property which we feared might linger on the market was sold in just two days and above asking price after having being staged by the Stage Fright team. The clients, who had small children, were thrilled to have the process over so quick and so painlessly and of course with the price.

— Kristy Ince, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Signature

Mari & her team have the ability to bring out the best in the homes we list for sale. They often play an essential role in record breaking sales and demonstrate outstanding knowledge, expertise, professionalism and efficiency. We are always happy to recommend Mari to our clients because we know she will do a fantastic job and their home will look great, sell faster & for more money.

— Mary Roy & Team, Re/Max First Realty Ltd.

Our property sold fast and at a higher price than we had imagined.
From beginning to end a top notch experience. We had a consultation with Mari at Stagefright and it was very helpful. She gave us a lot of tips on what we could do it increase the appeal of our home. We were so impressed with her ideas we decided to do the full staging with her company. It was a great and very profitable experience. Every thing she recommended fit perfectly for our house, from the fixtures to wall colours. The house looked spectacular and it sold fast and for a great price. I have no doubt in my mind that we got the price we did thanks to how she presented our house. The furniture, the art work, the cushions everything was done perfectly. Working with her is easy, she is not only talented but easy going and really works hard to make your property look great. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY!!

— Susan H.

Mari, you may have already heard that our home sold unconditionally earlier this evening in less than a week. There is no doubt in our minds that the interest shown in our home and resulting multiple offers and quick sale are in large part due to your advice and efforts regarding paint colours and staging. Hopefully you can get photos of the staged rooms and use the before and after pictures to show potential clients of the value of choosing the right colours and staging their home for resale.You have certainly made believers out of us. So thanks again for all your excellent work.

— Harry J. Visser

Thank you Mari and the entire STAGE FRIGHT team for the wonderful job you did to help sell our first home. Our home looked absolutely amazing! It sold for over asking after only one day on the market. We were so impressed with your work that we decided to hire you again when we had to sell our current home. And of course you worked your magic once again and our home received multiple offers and sold for over asking within 5 days. Selling a home can be such a stressful experience, however you were able to make it an enjoyable one. Thank you again for everything!

— Katharine and Billy

My husband and I had a fabulous experience with Mari and her STAGE FRIGHT team when we had all but lost hope with the “soft” real estate market. We listed our home in late April believing spring was the prime time to sell, and at a reasonable price recommended by our agents. During the next 7 weeks we had over 50 showings and 5 open houses and even lowered our price. Although we got positive feedback from the visitors, we received no offers. Our home was clean and uncluttered and we were at a loss to explain why “50 prospective buyers” had no interest in even a 2nd viewing. We were extremely discouraged and didn’t want to lower the price again. I had met Mari about 2 years ago and had seen her company's truck parked in a friend’s neighbourhood. Mari came over for the consultation and shared her testimonials. She was so confident that with her help we would sell our home that I was instantly reassured! Her team came in and transformed our living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and main bathroom. It looked so amazing; we knew Mari was right – it would sell fast. But even we were surprised when we re-listed our home on MLS and the first person that came through bought it for 99% of asking! You have taken a load off our shoulders, my husband is smiling again, and we are looking forward to getting your input for our new home. Thank you!!!

— Tony & Gail Jackson, Pickering

After interviewing many stagers, I picked Mari to work with for many reasons. I love the name STAGE FRIGHT because most people are frightened about the process of staging their home and don't know where to start. Mari makes it so simple! She'll come for a consultation and give you a complete checklist of everything that needs to be done. Then you can choose to do parts of it yourself, or she will arrange to have everything completed for you! Homes staged by Mari sell faster and for way more money every time. I’m always impressed by the service she offers and you will be too!

Joan Hudson, RE/MAX Rouge River Realty

Thank you for your help in getting the house sold, your input was much appreciated and helped in getting the home sold. Although we will miss the memories from the home it does remove a stress that would have come if the home was not sold so quickly. So again a big thank you to both you and JoAnn.

— Andrew

Our real estate professional recommended that we consider staging our house prior to listing to get maximum value for the property. STAGE FRIGHT was recommended, with accompanying examples of other home sales that STAGE FRIGHT had assisted with and the type of results that had been obtained. We contacted Mari, and had her visit for a consultation. With the initial walk-through of our house, it was evident that Mari has a keen eye for what buyers are looking for. She provided a very detailed consultation report from which we settled on the items that we could work on, together, to improve the presentation of the house. Mari and her team did most of the actual work themselves, including painting, lighting, etc., enlisting some trade people for specific items. She made sure that we were continually updated on progress and how the design choices were enhancing the value of the house. She definitely created the "WOW" factor in our home. Her choices and guidance have been a help in both selling our current house, and in our plans for decorating our new home. With Mari's help, our house presented very well -- we sold within a day and for the price and closing date that we requested!

— Brian and Heather Thurston, Aurora

Mari, I want to thank you and your team so much for the professional, timely and first class staging you have provided for my clients. The results have been extraordinary! You have been able to offer staging for empty, minor and major projects on my listings. These services have been greatly appreciated and have proved over and over again, that you make a big difference. My clients have told me that you are fabulous to work with and that you provide them with honest feedback and comprehensive recommendations and rates. I appreciate the success you have brought us all and I look forward to continue that success. Thank you again so much from the bottom of my heart Mari, it is an honour and pleasure working with a top professional like you!

Helen Mason, Keller Williams Realty

Thank you for taking the fright out of preparing my home for sale. Your suggestions and support to get my home ready really made a huge difference in my stress level. You saved me time, money and stress. It has been a therapeutic experience. I can't wait to have you decorate my new home. It's been such a fun and rewarding experience that I know I will never have Staging Fright again!

— Michelle

Mari, you amaze me every time you stage one of the homes I list.  You have the team, the furniture, the expertise and the work ethics needed to provide the results everyone is looking for.  I can't thank you enough for the success.  The last home sold for $15,000 more than the couple ever expected to get, and in only 4 days!  Those are the success stories my clients want to have! Thank you for providing the expert service needed for that kind of outcome.  I look forward to many more success stories.

Harry Gliddon, RE/MAX West Realty Inc.
Certified Staging Professional / Professional Colour Consultant