-          simplifier votre vie ~ simplifying your life
GentleMove                        
 BEFORE               click on photos to enlarge                                      
before and after photos for home staging to sell fast and for top dollar 
       Conseils en transition résidentielle
     Downsizing & Transition Specialist
 
AFTER                                                    Valorisation résidentielle
                          Home Staging
 
      Transition and Downsizing is
          represented by the Sun in my logo.
 
It signifies “a new beginning” for people who are making a momentous decision to downsize from a beloved family home to a smaller living space, senior residence,  apartment or condo.
 
This is an emotionally and physically challenging experience for most people.
 
My goal is to ease and facilitate the process. I would like them to savour this new phase of their life  and consider it a fresh start no matter what age or experience they have been through on the way. Services will include the mental and physical preparation of the transition and downsizing operation.
 
Most people do not have the time or the energy to cope with the hassle of this huge endeavour especially if the family lives out of town and no one is available to help. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 
TESTIMONIALS:
"Thank you so much for saving the day on our recent staging project!
Your consummate professionalism & staging expertise were on full display &very appreciated. 
Although I have some design background & a pretty good eye, I honestly could not have done this one without you!!..."
KarenKarpman
RealEstate Broker | Courtier Immobilier
Sotheby'sInternational Realty Quebec
November 2014
 "Without you, Jane, our transition would never have happened. You were a godsend."
Frank and Barb McGuire
Sept 2013
“Thank you so much for all your help. You made it so much easier for us all. You are truly amazing and the apartment was awesome.”
Karen Williams, Colleen and mom
July 2013
« Nous sommes très contents du travail que tu as fait.  Tu es une vraie magicienne avec beaucoup de goût!
Merci mille fois. »
Lyne et Albert
July 2013
"Recently,I hired Jane to move my 93 year old mother from a non-care residence in PointeClaire to a care home in Ste.-Genevieve. She was fantastic. The move went smoothly. She found a charity for all the things I couldn’t possibly take, and arranged for pick-up. And perhaps, best of all, when my mother arrived at her new place, her room was staged - furniture arranged for most space, paintings hung on walls, etc. It blew me away. Thanks Jane."
RCaplan
August 2013
You certainly get your money’s worth with Jane.”  D.Dufresne and B. Fitzsimmons
"It was truly a pleasure and I am so glad that we have finally collaborated. You really did an amazing job! Many thanks again!" 
 
Karen Karpman, Sothebys Realty,Westmount
“Thanks for all of your help staging our house. It truly made a great difference.”
 J. Libbrecht, Baie d'Urfé, QC
"You saved our marriage!!" 
       
 “Your flair, simplicity and vision helped us a great deal in staging our condo. 
  Your patience, diplomacy and good taste saved us. With your expert
  guidance, we have now happily settled into our new place.”   
   
  M-C. Holland, Westmount
"Jane Guest sorted through the furniture, clothing and personal effects of a friend’s estate of which I was the sole executor.  As she is knowledgeable, conscientious and organized, her help was invaluable and it gave me complete peace of mind.  She accounted for everything she did, giving me update soften and was truly a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process. Whether you are winding up an estate or simply wanting to sort through your own build-up of clutter, I highly recommend her services."  -    Deane Nesbitt, Mtl/Tor.
BEFORE
              "You are a pro. I will recommend you to my friends and
               if you ever need a reference don't hesitate to reach
               out."  
              JP Bédard, Beaconsfield/Ottawa.
AFTER
         “I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate for Jane’s 
          services at a silent auction last summer, I’ve never been
          good with decorating or arranging furniture and her help was gladly welcomed. She came by and in a matter of minutes, her keen eye noticed my living room problem; I had been trying to integrate my bulky furniture in my little space for the past 2 years without finding the right way of doing it, Jane found a way to rearrange everything in a way that works and gives space, without having to go out and buy a new set! Her recommendations are affordable and change the outlook and sense of a space completely! I would recommend her services to anyone looking to enhance their home without emptying their wallets. Thanks Jane!”  
BEFORE
Jane has staged real estate valued at over
$ 175 MILLION in Montreal  (posted Jan 2016) in past 7 years.
AFTER    (with rented staging furniture)
Properties staged by Jane have SOLD in as little as 3 HOURS  (see testimonials below)
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 BUSINESS SECTION OF GAZETTE 
                                 
GentleMove also does Estate Dispersal for families who have suffered the loss of a beloved one and need to deal with the daunting task of closing the house and estate.
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BEFORE(BEFORE )  Staging to Sell is represented by the Star in my logo which is how you will  feel when together we re-
organize your house, your biggest asset, to 
sell for asking price or the highest price possible.
AFTERMy goal is to make your house attractive to the biggest variety of potential buyers in an ever increasingly challenging market.
(AFTER )
The process includes decluttering, depersonalizing and modifying your space using your existing personal belongings. The use of an objective and  creative discerning eye with a vision is the key to success in enhancing your house and garden.
 
My objective is to expose its true potential and thus facilitating a successful sale and the highest return on investment for you.
My own house has been featured twice in Montreal's prestigious Décormag Magazine Although Staging is not decorating, I have proven creative abilities and love to share them with my clients. I will use your existing accessories  and furniture to create a new look that will make potential buyers emotionally connect with your house.
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I also do Staging to Live (simplified decorating) with the same approach.
TESTIMONIALS FOR STAGING TO LIVE AND TO LOVE
"What I especially liked about Jane's suggestions is that they didn't involve largeexpense; often, the solution lay in regrouping certain pieces together. This freed up the space and moved the energy in some areas of the house that looked tired."
Although I used her services for staging to live(not selling my house), her ideas would have worked well either way.
She was great, refreshing, easy and effective to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone who just wants to spruce up their existing space without incurring the expenses of a total renovation or expensive decorator fees.”
 
 J. Stafford/Ivry sur le lac
“When Jane came to my house to"stage" my main floor to look and work better (not to sell), the most important result of the consultation was not the furniture we moved, or the superfluous "stuff" in the room that we made disappear but how the experience made me open up my mind to thinking differently about the space in which I live. The French word for furniture is "meubles" and literally it means things that you can move.  We are now thinking about our furniture as objects that were actually meant to be moved! My family has now gotten into the act and they have started moving more things around, with the idea that if it did not work, hey, we could move things back.  Thank you Jane for opening up our minds to a different way of looking at our space and making it more workable as our needs are evolving with a growing/changing family.”
 W. Owens/Westmount
 
 
 
                        Staging is not about spending money
                  Staging is about making money for you
 
                             Staging is an Investment
 Staging always costs less than the first price reduction
 
"Thank you very much Jane for the great work you did at staging our house.  As you recall, we had a living and dining room filled with antique furniture handed down from my grandparents. You did a great job at removing and rearranging the furniture to give those important rooms a cleaner and more modern look.  Quite frankly, you made all the rooms of our house look bigger and less cluttered with your advice. Had we known what we know now, we should have hired you a long time ago to help sell our house."  Thanks again,
 
Ekaterina &Marc-Andre from Beaconsfield
(Agent Annie Lachance, Sotheby’s)
"I just want to take this opportunity to once again thank you for all your aid and advice in“Staging” the condo in Ile-Bizard.
I appreciate it very much and admire your professionalism and talent."
FredErick White
REMAXRoyal (Jordan) Inc.
Beaconsfield,
"Thanks Jane, 
Great work so far. Already, even without the painting being done, you've created a much more visually inviting layout. Paul was very happy with your work and really complimented you on the ideas you brought to the table." 
Andrew Mitchell
Affiliated Real Estate Agent,
Immeubles Vistacor inc.
"I recently used the services of JaneGuest/GentleMove to provide a plan of action and her staging skills in a home I was about to put on the market in Pointe-Claire South.
The home needed to be de-cluttered, cleaned, completely painted and then staged.  My clients had only been in the home two years and hence the budget for getting the home in tip-top shape only allowed for the essential painting, removing of some dated fixtures, and replacing them, purchasing a few items to add a little focal point here andthere.
Jane provided guidance via her detailed report and it was followed step by step by the owners.  With her help, once all was sparkling clean, she came in to help hang pictures, move furniture around to offer the best use of the space in each room and add her personal touch to the overall effect.  It was a group effort from start to finish.
This process is difficult for anyone, as it disturbs the day-to-day and the familiar. Jane understood the challenge and the end result was incredible.
Home staging makes a huge difference and thanks to Jane we got the job done in record time and the owners were extremely pleased with the outcome."
Best Regards,
JanetSaunderson
Royal LePage Village, Affiliated Agent
Hello Jane,
"Regarding your service, Peter and I were impressed by the range of services that you were prepared to provide. From the pictures we saw, we think you did a very good job of showing the house to its best. 
I am sure that the work you carried out will make a difference and we thank you for all the effort you put into the staging."
Best regards,
John
"Jane is professional and efficient.  She understands real estate's tight deadlines and is sensitive to an agent's need to get a home in shape to put on the market as quickly as possible. She really focuses on the task at hand and gets the job done fast. 
What I really liked was the way she worked with the homeowner's furnishings.  She mixed and matched pieces from different parts of the house to create rooms that were airy and inviting and told a story."
Good luck with all your projects and thanks again for all your help with Perrault and Senneville Road."
Susan Heseltine
AffiliatedAgent
Royal LePageVillage, Pointe Claire  
 
Dear Jane :
 
"Just a note to thank you for your time and refreshing ideas at my home. Your energy and enthusiasm is incredible and infectious.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect with “Staging for Living” but, we are really enjoying the results!  The new de-cluttered look feels as if we have moved into a new home.  Our new sofa and chairs are even more suited to the space and are now more inviting than ever.
Your ideas on themes and what to buy and where, made the whole project easier and truly reflects your slogan, “Simplifying your life”."
 
Thank you again Jane for your assistance;
Joseph Moynham,
Directeur
Salon funéraire Rideau FuneralHome
Dear Jane,
 
"Thank you for your tremendous help.  After living in my home for 25 years and 4children later, I found it difficult to stage my own home.  Thanks to you, with your critical eye and good taste you were able to make my life easier.  I didn't imagine that selling my home would be a stressful task, but you made the transition much better.
So far I had a number of viewers with a "WOW" response.  Keep up the good work and I will keep you posted on the activities of my home."
 
Have a great day,
Julie Noel
Dear Jane,
"I've already had a great experience with your conception of home staging. I've noticed that you bring out all the existing potentials of a property and also build up a smooth relationship with your client that will help them to modify their style of living. Thanks so much."
 
Simin Maheri, Sutton Realty
                            "WOW"     
          BEFORE AND AFTER      OUVREZ POUR VOIR 
 
                       INCROYABLE!
BEFORE                           AFTER    "WOW"
         
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Before
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
After Peaceful Slumber
Music and Reading Room Before
Music and Reading Room Before
Chaos
Music and Reading Room After
Music and Reading Room After
Light and Airy Organized
Screened in Porch Before
Screened in Porch Before
Screened in Porch After
Screened in Porch After
Peace and Tranquility
Living Room Before
Living Room Before
Living Room
Living Room
After
Bedroom Before
Bedroom Before
Bedroom After
Bedroom After
Lovely, cheery and tranquil
Dining Room Before
Dining Room Before
Dining Room After
Dining Room After
Home Office Before
Home Office Before
Office now a child's room
Office now a child's room
Entrance Before
Entrance Before
Entrance After
Entrance After
Inviting and Fresh
Living Room Before
Living Room Before
Charming but busy
Living Room After
Living Room After
Easy going
Bedroom Before
Bedroom Before
Cluttered
Bedroom After
Bedroom After
Peaceful slumber and inviting
Living Room Before
Living Room Before
Too busy
Living Room After
Living Room After
Relaxed
Child's Bedroom Before
Child's Bedroom Before
Chaos
Child's Bedroom After
Child's Bedroom After
Relaxed
Dining Room Before
Dining Room Before
Heavy
Dining Room After
Dining Room After
A new room, light and airy
Before Kitchen
Before Kitchen
After Kitchen
After Kitchen
A pleasure to cook in
Before Child's Room
Before Child's Room
After Child's Room
After Child's Room
Absolutely charming
Before Master Bedroom
Before Master Bedroom
After Master Bedroom
After Master Bedroom
Sweet dreams
Before Living Room
Before Living Room
After LIving Room
After LIving Room
WOWSERS
Before Guest Bedroom
Before Guest Bedroom
After Guest Bedroom
After Guest Bedroom
WOW
Before  Gardening Shed
Before Gardening Shed
After Gardening Shed
After Gardening Shed
Amazing
Before Kitchen Nook
Before Kitchen Nook
After Kitchen Nook
After Kitchen Nook
Incredible
Before Family Room
Before Family Room
After Family Room
After Family Room
WOW
Before DIning Room
Before DIning Room
After Dining Room
After Dining Room
Good enough to eat
                    
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BEFORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        
 
AFTER    "WOW"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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