Testimonials

What our clients are saying about their experience with At First Sight

Craig and Christine
Thompson

“Valerie has a great eye for details and gave us excellent advice about staging our house for a quick sale. She responded to email and texts very quickly, giving opinion in real-time while we were in the midst of chaos. Very much appreciated that Valerie gave us a selection of resources (painters, furniture rentals, interior/exterior cleaning, etc). Couldn’t be happier with the service Valerie provided, and recommend her without hesitation.”
“I’ve worked with Valerie exclusively as the stager for my clients and personally for several years now. Her most recent job reminded me that even when I think I know what to expect she can surprise me with an amazing result. Our last listing failed to sell when previously listed with another firm at $330,000. I suggested getting Valerie to stage it to the seller, he agreed, and we received multiple offers ending with a sale over $450,000. In slow markets, she helps clients sell more quickly, and in strong markets, she helps sellers net considerably more money. Valerie comes with my highest recommendation.”

Andrew Hobbs,
The Condo Group

Connie Lebeau,
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

“I just had the pleasure of working with Valerie Westra in the Mount Doug area. Valerie did a fantastic job of staging the home. I knew that I could count on her to come up with the special touches that make all of the difference. Sure enough, she took a lackluster dining room and just by moving furniture into different positions and adding some sitting spaces, she gave it the feel of a social gathering place. The property looked fantastic on the MLS and attracted 150 people to the open houses. It sold quickly and for top dollar. I won’t hesitate to hire Valerie again.”
“We recently did the big no-no and bought a house before selling ours, which meant we were in a panic to get ours sold immediately! Valerie was able to help us on short notice, fit us into her schedule and did an amazing (and calming) job staging our house. It sold shortly after, and we still needed her to come into our new house and stage it, to show us how things can look best and be most organized. I would recommend her to anyone, we were amazed by the difference her staging made.”
Stephen Franke
Maureen Renier
“Valerie came into my house with such enthusiasm and anticipation. Her attention to detail and harmony showed from every angle in every room. Her versatility and talent are definitely a key ingredient in my house selling fast and well. I am so grateful to Valerie and her amazing skill as well as to my agent for recommending her.”
I engaged the services of Valerie and At First Sight Home Staging Solutions when I was hired to sell a home that had already been on the market vacant with no furniture for over 6 months. Valerie was a dream to work with. She was very approachable and efficiently put together a staging plan that was not only cost-effective for my client, but well received by everyone that viewed the home with its new look. Thanks to Valerie and some creative marketing, we were able to sell the home for the client in less than three weeks for 97% of list price. I would not hesitate to recommend Valerie to anyone wishing to engage the services of a staging company. It is definitely money well spent.

Cheryl Barnes,
Remax Camosun

Ross Breckon,
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

“When I first viewed this well lived in property I was very concerned that we would have difficulty selling it in its current condition. The Sellers took me up on my offer to pay for a staging consultation with Valerie and before she had finished her consultation they had hired her to manage the project to implement her recommendations and stage the house for sale. The Sellers were delighted with the outcome of Valerie’s work and so were the multiple buyers who competed to buy it. The house sold above the asking price in six days and the Sellers recovered their entire investment in staging the house plus some more. I highly recommend Valerie to anyone needing to stage their home for sale.”
“As a Realtor, I have referred Valerie on many occasions so when it came to selling my own house she was my first call. She exceeded even my expectations and my wife, who was a little skeptical, was thoroughly impressed. It looked so good we almost didn’t want to leave. Not only did we sell our house, but we also sold in in 3 days and for full price. Valerie has a tough message to deliver but my advice is to listen to her recommendations and do as many of them as possible, it will pay off.”

Rodney Henderson,
Engel & Volkers Victoria