The Team     Karen Bickerton    Jeanette Wilkinson    Amanda Millar    Sharon Ann Bender    Julie Beingessner    Faye Ekstrom

Our Mission

 

Staged N Sold promises to work in partnership with our clients to demonstrate the benefits of Staging, enabling them to maximize their return on their Staging Investment with ease and in the quickest time possible!

Our History 

 

Established in 2000, Staged N Sold has been successfully serving clients for more than a decade. Our exclusive and professional property staging programs are second to none. As a nationally licensed operation, our licensees cover the following areas: Ontario; Ottawa, Greater Toronto and Wasaga Beach; Quebec: Aylmer Sector, Gatineau.

 

As leaders in the staging industry, we have been featured on television network media, including A-Channel and CTV. Our expertise has been featured on a variety of Radio Shows and in several Newspaper articles, including Victoria and Ottawa radio channels and the Ottawa Citizen. We are Insured and bonded.

 

Our credentials include:

  • Professional Property Stager (PPS) 

  • Professional Property Stager Expert (PPSE)

  • Professional Property Stager Instructor

  • Professional Property Stager Coach

  • Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)

  • Accredited Staging Professional Master (ASPM)

  • Canadian Staging Professional (CSP)

  • CSP Elite Instructor

  • Live Green, Live Smart Instructor

  • Green Audit program

Jeanette is originally from Montreal and has had the opportunity over the years to live in a number of Canadian provinces, Germany and Florida. In 1987 she moved to Ottawa with her husband and young son who were joined by a sister in 1992. Jeanette has had a very successful career in Human Resources, working her way through to senior management. In her last position, she spent 18 years working with many Northern communities travelling extensively throughout the remote Canadian north. In 2009 she decided it was time to make a career change.

 

As a Human Resource professional, Jeanette has developed strong customer service skills. She has earned several awards in both customer service and leadership. One of the most important things for Jeanette is to ensure her clients receive the help and assistance they are looking for. This combined with her very strong people skills, organizational skills and eye for detail make her a natural for home staging.

Over the years, Jeanette has had the opportunity to redesign and renovate her homes as well as the homes of family and friends. This in turn led her to research home staging and how to enter into this rewarding field. She successfully completed the Canadian Certified Staging Professionals course and joined the Staged N Sold team.

 

Jeanette’s passion is to take a room and turn it into a space that will stand out and be the one that is remembered!

Jeanette Wilkinson

Serving Ottawa:

Amanda’s creativity, eye for detail, and the ability to see the beauty of every space, has helped her transition into a successful career in the professional property staging industry. She can objectively develop customized plans that provide maximum return and a quick sale for her client’s home

After moving to Ottawa, Amanda completed a Home Staging and Redesign course with QC Design School. Her continued desired to succeed in the Staging Industry led her to Staged N Sold, and the Professional Property Staging Certification.

 

Amanda juggles her successful career with the support of her Husband and her pride and joy, her young son. She is committed to continuing her education in staging and decorating in order to offer her clients advice and service which go beyond their expectations.

Contact Amanda today for you next Staging needs!

Amanda Millar

Tele: 613-299-9875   

 Tele: 613-558-6754 ​

Licensee and Operator

PPS Expert, PPS Lead, PPS Consultant

 

Tele: 613-612-4778 

Karen Bickerton

Sharon Ann was raised on a farm in a rural community outside of Ottawa.

 

Sharon Ann has the maturity and wisdom, an eye for detail and an understanding of what a client needs. Sharon Ann is excited and welcomes the opportunity of working together. Her main goal is creating your home into a house that sells. The end result being a house that will have that lasting WOW impression for the buyers market.

Sharon Ann Bender

PPS Expert

PPS Lead

PPS Consultant     

Julie is an Ottawa native who has lived in many areas of the city. She understands the need to purge before each move in order to give a buyer a better look at the features of the house. She has renovated a century old house and also houses built in the 1950’s and the 1980’s.

PPS Expert,

PPS Lead,   

PPS Consultant

Julie Beingessner

After more than 20 years in the IT industry, Connie along with her husband and two small boys relocated from Barrie, Ontario Canada to Dublin, Ohio USA in 2000. New beginnings allowed Connie to take a leap of faith and embark on a new career. With her passion for people, community, her love of the Real Estate industry and her Interior Design Education, it was clear why Connie became a Realtor.

 

As a Realtor, assisting families in finding their dream home, although rewarding, was somehow not enough. The routine of turning clients “homes” into a “product for sale” was often heart wrenching for both Connie and her Clients. Connie’s eagerness to help her clients prepare their home for market readiness and to get top dollar for their home led her to fulfill the designation of ASP Stager.

 

In 2006 the “Nedergaards” returned to Canada to the Ottawa Ontario Region. That same year Connie obtained her ASP Masters Designation taught by Barb Schwartz

 

Connie chose to park her real estate license and focus on her Staging business supporting realtors and clients with exclusive staging service packages. For more than a decade Staged N Sold Properties Inc. has established locations across Canada from Ontario to British Columbia. Connie continues to gain knowledge pertinent to the industry. Her portfolio to date includes the following accreditations: PPS (Professional Property Stager); CPP Coach; CSP(Canadian Staging Professional); CSP Elite Instructor; ASP (Accredited Staging Professional); ASPM (Accredited Staging Professional Master); Live Green, Live Smart Certification and Trainer; Seniors in Transition PPS program; Feng Shui PPS Program.


Creator of Stagedhomes.com in Concord California and was hired as the Official National ASP Course Trainer for Canada giving Connie the ability to train individuals and spread the word of staging.

 

Due to Connie’s dedication and hard efforts Staged N Sold Properties Inc. became recognized as the first franchised property staging company in Canada. As President of Staged N Sold, Connie is proud of the team she has been instrumental in developing. Each member of Staged N Sold adheres to a vigorous training program to become a Certified Professional Property Stager and must complete 24 credit hours per 24 months to keep their license with the company. Connie’s eagerness for continued learning has been the foundation of many other programs that continue to flourish within the company so that we can continue to produce strong players in the industry and give our clients the desired professionalism and integrity they are looking for. The sound integrity of Staged N Sold and the teams’ ability and passion to continually change lives is very rewarding.

Connie Nedergaard

Founder, Professional Property Stager Learning Institute

Founder, Staged N Sold, Licensed and Trademarked.

Karen has worked as a professional property stager , interior designer/decorator and professional organizer for over eight years. Owning her own business and working it as the sole proprietor. It is her love of people and the home owner industry that has fueled her passion for this profession. She has worked with many different types of clients over the years, helping them organize their homes, colour their lives and move them on to their new future.

On the personal side, Karen is married to her husband of 24 years and has two wonderful sons. To complete the family she has two shiztzus, Arrya and Desmond, who are more fun and entertainment than a tv show.

 

Contact Karen today for you next Staging needs!

PPS Expert, PPS Lead, PPS Consultant

PPS Instructor

CSP

Jeanette is originally from Montreal and has had the opportunity over the years to live in a number of Canadian provinces, Germany and Florida. In 1987 she moved to Ottawa with her husband and young son who were joined by a sister in 1992. Jeanette has had a very successful career in Human Resources, working her way through to senior management. In her last position, she spent 18 years working with many Northern communities travelling extensively throughout the remote Canadian north. In 2009 she decided it was time to make a career change.

PPS Expert

PPS Lead

PPS Consultant

 

In 2009, Amanda decided to move to Ottawa where there were more possibilities and opportunities to pursue a career in the Home Decorating and Design field. 

 Tele: 613-220-4484

Working in administration for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, her people and organizational skills allowed a successful career of 22 years before retirement.

Sharon Ann’s enthusiasm combined with her creative sense and artistic nature have been reflected in her family homes. The ideas she had was put into action in designing and overseeing the building of these homes with her personal paintings gracing the walls.

During this period of time she and her husband raised 2 children who have in turn made her a proud grandmother of 3 grand-children.

 

Over the years Sharon Ann has helped many with decorating ideas, furniture selection and interpretation of the type of home they wished to establish. Thus for her, a natural transition to a career in Home Staging.

Tele: 613-831-5545     

Julie is an Ottawa native who has lived in many areas of the city. She understands the need to purge before each move in order to give a buyer a better look at the features of the house. She has renovated a century old house and also houses built in the 1950’s and the 1980’s.

 

Julie has worked in creative fields during her whole career starting in advertising and then as an elementary school teacher. She was also a care giver for her neighbour’s children while staying home to raise her two children, who are now teenagers. Julie has always enjoyed renovating and decorating house so she completed the Home Staging course at StagedNSold. She has learned how to stage homes to look fabulous, sell quickly, and for more money.

 

Julie looks forward to meeting new clients in order to help them discover the lost equity in their homes by using proven staging techniques developed by StagedNSold.

Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Amanda started her working career in the Health and Science field, after taking courses at Cambrian college. She quickly realized that Health and Science was not her passion and began focusing on a Design Career. She had always had a passion for decorating and had been recognized for her designing talent by family and friends.

PPS Consultant

Tele: 613-761-2330 

Designing and decorating a 70,000 square foot office complex, including boardroom, reception and offices was just one of the many decorating challenges Faye has successfully completed. The complex housed a myriad of businesses, both welcoming and functional.The dedication and passion for design and decorating was evident in her beautifully restored farm house where she, her husband Gord, and three wonderful girls lived, while enjoying the equestrian hobby farm life.Faye's Travel and Tourism accreditation from Algonquin College launched a successful 25-year career in the travel industry, developing strong customer service skills.

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Faye Ekstrom

Since 2000 Connie Nedergaard, President of Staged N Sold and Founder of the Professional Property Stager Learning Institute has made a career of helping homeowners sell their homes quicker and/or for more money.

 

With established locations in Canada and the United States, the Staged N Sold team has become leaders in the Staging Industry. As a Real Estate Agent and a Home Staging Instructor, Connie continues to gain knowledge pertinent to the industry. Her portfolio to date includes the following accreditations: PPS Founder, PPS Expert, PPS Business Coach, Live Green Live Smart Instuctor, CSP Elite, ASPM, Realtor.