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Give Your Home the Upper Edge 

For the majority of buyers their first view of your home is through online photos. 

40% of buyers are "more willing to walk through a staged home they saw online". 

(National Association of Realtors Survey 2017)

Staging helps to make your home photo ready as well as creating an emotional connection that makes your home stand out amongst the others. When they walk in the door you want the buyer to feel a connection immediately, 'I can see myself living here'.

Over 77% of buyers find it "easier to visualize the property as their future home" when it is staged.

Whether you want to do the work yourself or have it done for you, the consultation is the first step towards a successful sale at the best price possible.


We worked with Teresa for the first time recently and were so impressed. Sometimes homes look good, but very clearly staged - on trend, so neutral and sparse. Our client's home looked like it was loved. So much attention to detail, truly a designed interior. As a stager, she really is a cut above. Won't hesitate to use her again - highly recommended. Mary Cleaver, Re/Max Select, Vancouver

(Octobber 2019)

I would highly recommend Teresa (Designs by TAP) for staging your home. She visited our house and gave us many ideas on the improvements that needed to be made before we listed. She is economical and practical with her advice. She helped us build a very nice front walkway and worked with us to make the gardens more appealing. She is friendly and approachable and easy to work with. She is also an artist and is able to take excellent photos of the house and yard. She advised us on how to arrange the furniture to show off the features of the house. I would definitely use her again. Mary Browning, Courtenay (October 2019)

Great taste, great ideas, professional and created a wow feeling that helped sell our home in three days at full price!!

G.Geddes (June 2019)

I am very pleased with the job done recently to stage my home for sale. Teresa had very good ideas and yet was quite open to listening to mine. Together we had the home looking comfortable yet not cluttered. The house sold in one day.

Sue Mulfeld, Campbell River (January 2018)

I'm a Realtor and after over 3 decades in the business know that listings lend themselves to staging to effect a quicker sale in a slower market, and at a higher price in a brisk one. The best examples for me are in the cases whereby the sellers initially say 'no' to my offer to stage, only to languish for a couple of months without result, with a number of showings but no offers. Then they agree to allow Teresa to come in and work her magic, both on interior decor and the gardens/landscaping and in no time, a buyer ends up writing an offer which turns into a sale. Sellers are happy, I'm happy, and TAP Designs made it happen. The best and most powerful testimonial I can give is that every listing Teresa/TAP Designs has staged for me has sold.

Rob Phillips - Royal Lepage Real Estate - Courtenay, BC

Thank you Teresa! You saw the beauty in our home and then found great ways to help it be more apparent to future buyers. It was great to not worry about whether or not our home was truly ready for showing - we knew it was after you transformed a terrific looking home into a million dollar home. I look forward to having you help make our new home look amazing right away - after all why should we wait until we are selling our home to enjoy it at its best?!

Anne Davies-Royston, BC (previously from Courtenay, BC)


I came in the front door. Wow! And that was my reaction on every floor.

 The changes have brought the  look of the house up several notches. No doubt we could find our home in a magazine, but more than that, it is a home with warmth.

 Thank you so much for your skill and the hard work

Sherry Irvine (previously from Courtenay, BC)

We used Teresa's services to stage our home.  Teresa is really really good at what she does!  We were selling our little upgraded cabin which had a lot of underlying charm and character.  She brought out the potential so that it went from kinda cute to irresistibly charming.  We moved furniture around, edited some things, added beautiful things, etc, to create a feel, a sense of harmony, and to make the home that much more inviting.  She also transformed entrance on the outside with beautiful potted plants.  Teresa then redid the photos for our listing.  In this day and age, I find the listing photos to be super important.  She is a very practical problem solver, and has strong artistic ability.  I felt so proud of our home when we were selling it.  We had the ability to be a little choosy with the offers and we sold quickly, at the price we wanted!  How good is that.

Heather Mackenzie (Previously from Royston, BC)

We had a wonderful experience working with Teresa when she staged our home for sale. She is highly skilled and most professional . We wished we had worked with her sooner to show us just how great our small space could look . I would not hesitate to give her our strongest recommendation .

Emily Mac, Courtenay  (July 2017)

Teresa at TAP Designs has an amazing talent and made my home look elegant and simple before selling. I recommend Teresa and her ability to create a warm inviting atmosphere that will with no doubt help sell your home quickly.

Jill Fultcher, Courtenay (September 2017)

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