About Debi Carser
Welcome. I’m Debi Carser. Designer. Stager. Renovator. Downsizing Seniors & Aging-in-Place Specialist. For over 12 years I have been helping clients decorate their homes, turning them into stunning retreats. I have helped hundreds of clients make money beyond their wildest expectations with my “Add Value to Your Home” expertise, and staged their homes to look like they came straight out of a magazine. I have bought several “fixer-uppers” and either flipped them for a healthy profit or turned them into profitable rental properties. Come follow me as I share my tips & secrets along the way. I also buy fixer uppers. I either live in them while renovating to flip (NOT recommend – especially with kids – lol) or rent them out. I get paid to do what I love. I’m living my dream.
Come join me as I share my tips and secrets along the way on how you can make your home stunning AND to make sure what you’re doing will Add Value To Your Home for when your ready to sell.
The Full Story
From a young age I grew up looking at blue prints, going on construction sites and offering my opinion on color selections. My father, a Professional Engineer, and co-owner of a Design|Build|Engineering firm, gave me an early view and interest into the field of designing, building and decorating. I wanted to become either an Architect or an Interior Designer and to join my father’s firm but my mother thought that the renovation/building industry was no place for a woman. So I took the business route and obtained my Bachelor of Commerce degree. I worked for a top Fortune 500 high-tech firm for several years. It gave me incredible business experience but I couldn’t get the creative desire out of my blood. I retired from the corporate world to stay at home with my boys … and to pursue my creative side.
At the request of a realtor, I started staging homes for his listings. I was very nervous with my first client. The couple liked their newly “redesigned” home so much that they turned down an offer for their wanted price and decided not to move. The rest, as they say, is history. I went back to school to study interior decorating and design. My design & staging firm is recognized in York Region for helping clients acheive their dreams either through redesigning their space, or helping them achieve top dollar by staging their home when they’re ready to sell.
My staging, renovation experience & design education, along with my business experience & business degree, has given me the winning combination of business acumen and creativity. This gives me the ability to create amazing designs, while staying within budget, and also more importantly, while adding value to your home at the same time for when you’re ready to sell.
My Education & Accreditations:
Interior Decorating Certificate, George Brown College, Toronto, ON
Home Staging Certificate, Seneca College, Toronto, ON
Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
CDECA – Member of the Canadian Decorating Association
RESA – Member of the Real Estate Staging Association