2022 01 25 17 00
Emily and Jason
"Emily and Jason have to sell their two-storey, three-bedroom house before they can make an offer on their dream home. But after three months and a hundred showings, they haven’t received a single bite. Sofie loves the home’s period details and proportions… But says in a buyers’ market, the average interiors, gloomy atmosphere, and student vibe just don’t cut it.In order to stand out from the crowd, Sofie comes up with a $4,100 to transform the home from drab to dynamic. And as Anthony and the team tackle the unsexy master bedroom, refresh the kitchen, and revive some flea market furniture, Sofie gives the couple valuable property insight, and renewed hope that they will finally move on."
2022 01 25 17 30
Rob and Catherine
"Making a classic string of first-time seller mistakes, Rob and Catherine bought their suburban three-bedroom home just over a year ago, and now they want to move closer to work. They need to turn a profit in order to make it happen, but after a month, things don’t look good. Sofie says the home’s location, price, and huge lot are attractive… But the overall neglect, dated interiors, and numerous dog zones are making a rotten first impression. In order to appeal to young families, Sofie comes up with a plan to update the home. Rob and Catherine are raring to go from the start. And while Anthony and the team get busy painting, revamping the kitchen, and dressing up the home’s exterior, Sofie proves the point that you can’t expect to make a profit unless you improve the property."
2022 01 26 17 00
Rob and Marcio
"About to adopt their first child, Rob and Marcio want to trade in their two-bedroom detached home for a more family-friendly dwelling. But after a month on the market, they’re worried the property might not sell at all. Sofie says the nearby beach and trendy neighborhood are major pluses… But the home’s clutter, unsexy master bedroom, and oddball design features are a major turnoff. In order to market the home to first-time buyers and urban professionals, Sofie comes up with a $4,500 plan to modernize the interiors and create a cohesive, turnkey design. After some coaching, Rob and Marcio begin to see things from a buyer’s perspective. And while Anthony and the team neutralize the paint colors and create ‘flow’, Sofie teaches the couple the finer points of making the sale."
2022 01 26 17 30
Mary Lou and Frank
"With three properties between them, Mary Lou and Frank are desperate to sell their picturesque two-bedroom, Arts and Crafts home… But after three months on the market, they’ve had only four visits and not a single offer. Sofie says the property has great potential and lots of original features… But the high price, dog-scratched cupboards, and over-the-top paint colors are turning buyers away.In order to appeal to couples and young families, Sofie comes up with a $4,600 plan to revamp the property and relaunch the listing. Mary Lou and Frank are on board from the word go. And as Anthony and the team create a built-in office space and neutralize the paint colors, Sofie gives the couple some much-needed pointers in real estate 101."
2022 01 27 17 00
A Too Cozy Cottage
"Since she’s already bought her next house, single mom Lisa is even more desperate to sell her three-bedroom city cottage… But after a month on the market, the home hasn’t generated a single offer. Picture-perfect on the outside, the charming property features a handsome garden in a sought-after, lakeside neighborhood… But its mismatched interiors, grubby kitchen, and student-squat attic are turning buyers off. In order to improve the home’s odds, Sofie comes up with a radical plan to transform the property from rustic shack to storybook cottage. And while Anthony and the team paint, make general repairs, and build custom shelves and a much-needed dining room banquette, Sofie gives Lisa a crash course in real estate 101."
2022 01 27 17 30
"With more home than she can afford, 31-year-old business analyst Simone is desperate to sell her semi-detached, three-bedroom house… But after six months on the market and over a hundred viewings, she hasn’t received a single offer. The home offers a great location and plenty of potential… But with its avalanche of shoes, never-used kitchen, overstuffed living room, and barren walls and bedrooms, the property is charm-free and completely unsellable. In order to appeal to first-time homebuyers, Sofie comes up with a dramatic design geared to make the interiors look loved and lived in. And, while Anthony and the team paint, build storage solutions, and swap the living and dining areas, Sofie shows Simone how important a first impression can be."
2022 01 28 17 00
A Bursting Bachelor Pad
"Newlyweds Candace and Fulton want to move to a larger home and start a family … But they won’t be going anywhere until husband Fulton gets rid of all his junk in their two-storey home. While the property has good curb appeal, the interiors feature floor-to-ceiling clutter, peeling paint, missing hardware, an all-season Christmas tree, and a messy master bedroom… And not only is the house unsellable, it’s putting a strain on the couple’s young marriage.In order to match the home to its upscale neighborhood, Sofie comes up with a radical design plan that starts with a ruthless decluttering initiative. And while Anthony and the team get busy with storage solutions, fresh paint, and minor repairs, Sofie gives the couple insight into how a great first impression can seal the deal."
2022 01 28 17 30
It’s A Dog’s House
"Laura and Errol thought their semi-detached Edwardian home was soundproof… That is, until the new neighbors — her ex-husband’s cousins — moved in next door. Now, the couple is desperate to sell the three-bedroom house, but after six weeks on the market, they haven’t received a single offer. On the plus side, the charming home offers plenty of potential, but with its dark, drab interiors, covered windows, ratty brown furnishings, and dog mausoleum, the property is completely unsellable.In order to match the home to its price tag, Sofie comes up with a plan to bring out its innate cottage charm. And while Anthony and the team get busy painting, updating the décor, and revealing the home’s features, Sofie intervenes with the agent/friend, and shows the couple what it takes to make a fantastic first impression."
2022 01 31 17 00
Cool Dad Pad
"Rob is desperate to pursue his lifelong ambition of writing a novel in the Florida Keys. But after a month on the market, and 27 viewings, his unsellable home is holding him back. Nestled in a popular neighborhood, the quaint, detached property is priced to sell, and has plenty of features… But with its confused kitchen, exposed wiring, and sunroom turned storage area, the curtain-free, bachelor pad interiors lack warmth, and are turning buyers off.Hoping to send Rob packing down South, Sofie comes up with a plan to transform the home’s interiors to reflect the standard buyers expect. And, while Anthony and the team repaint, revamp the kitchen, and tackle unfinished DIY, Sofie investigates Rob’s business relationship with his ex-wife/real estate agent."
2022 01 31 17 30
"Since they’ve already bought an even bigger property, Michelle and Shawn are desperate to sell their three-bedroom home. But after a month on the market, the listing hasn’t attracted a single buyer. With its gracious appointments, landscaped gardens, and award-winning waterfront community setting, the home should be a runaway success... But with its manic color scheme, hidden features, oddball knickknacks, and over-personalized interiors, the property is completely unsellable.In order to appeal to the broadest range of buyers, Sofie steps in with a knock out design plan. And while Anthony and the team neutralize the paint colors, repurpose the furniture, and improve curb appeal, Sofie walks the homeowners through the basics of real estate 101."