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Tailored Staging

Elevated Staging with Boutique Service

Selling your home means finding the right buyer for the right price but it’s that first impression that really makes all the difference. Our peerless stylist Elaine Raino will transform your property into everything that the new owner would want it to be.

“This gem is one of kind. Her service was truly boutique, we’re still gushing about the incredible staging job and marketing (top ten features!) when she sold our home. Not only is she so knowledgeable, but she is a pleasure to work with. Thanks for being amazing Shea!!” – Bonnie Lam

The Property

235 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto.

The People

The owners of 235 Kenilworth Avenue — a couple with strong artistic sensibilities. A talented architect and a music teacher

What Shea Sells Boutique

The home is located on the best stretch of Kenilworth Avenue which is a quiet, centrally located street in the heart of The Beach. It also boasted a highly coveted beach-like exterior, was detached, with 4+1 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a main floor family room, private parking and a driveway!

Despite all the positives, the home was a little tired — the homeowners ran both of their businesses out of it — so the house could not be put on the market with its current furniture and set up.

What Shea Sells Boutique Recommended

Our philosophy has always been to get as many buyers through the front door as possible. If buyers dismiss the home by the photos they see online, they will never experience the space and definitely never form an emotional attachment to it. For us not to suggest improvements or a thoughtful staging plan would have been a huge disservice to these clients and their home.

The house itself didn’t need any major improvements, just a fresh coat of paint throughout, including the kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

Once the painting was complete, our styling team replaced a few key light fixtures and staged the property to appeal to a large demographic, but keeping in mind that a young family might be looking for a home just like this. We used contemporary furniture and accessories to create multiple different living areas on the main floor — including a dining room, eat-in kitchen, living room, and family room. The rest of the house showcased three childrens rooms, a third floor primary ensuite, an office, and rec room in the basement.

What Happened

When it was time to list, the market in Toronto was beginning to show signs of softening. At a number of other listings in the area, showings were down considerably, including one home just down the street, but at 235 Kenilworth Avenue, 44 showings were booked within 3 days.

The Result

The property sold for 106% of the asking price after just 3 days on the market.

Some thoughts from our clients


Highly recommend Shea Warrington’s team and would definitely work with them again! In addition to doing an amazing job of staging and marketing the house, Shea helped us way beyond the call of duty when our sale ran into some issues that caused it to be longer and more complicated than expected.

Chris D.

We had a great experience with every member of the Shea Sells Boutique team. They are top notch professionals in every way. Detail-oriented, knowledgeable, passionate and efficient. The coordination of tradespeople Shea organized to get our house ready for sale was exceptional and the staging of our house was simply next level !! She took a solid but worn-looking house and turned it into a showpiece with her team within 3 weeks and our sale price completely reflected that. A very happy customer!!

Arianna Y.

Shea sold our house off market this fall and helped us find a new home. We absolutely loved working with her because not only is she a pleasure to spend time with, but she is the absolute best at what she does. Her network is extensive and top notch. She found a buyer for our home in days and then helped us find and purchase a fantastic new home that will take us and our family into the next decade.

Jillian M.

The Shea Sells Boutique team represents the highest levels of client service. All contact with Shea and Kevin was a delight. Responses to inquiries were detailed, specific and honest in order to make informed decisions. Shea is a natural when it comes to client service and it shows because she understands that responsiveness is key when it comes to her clients. Shea has a local connection to The Beach and it shows. We will be using her service for any and all future real estate needs for our family.

Adam O.

Amazing service! From the market research, to the staging, to the listing details… Shea and her team were pure perfection. Highly recommended!

Nicole N.

Shea, Elaine and the rest of Shea’s team made what normally is a very anxious, trying time so stress free. They hit it out of the park with a crunched timeline and amazing staging. Their focus on customer service was exceptional and far exceeded my expectations. Thank you so very much!!

Erin L.

Top Notch team of experts! I highly recommend them if you are trying to sell your home. Everything they touch gets sold !!

Troy L.

Shea is incredible and absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” that is working with you. She found us our dream home in the beach- we had a pretty unrealistic wish list and she made it happen for us! Brilliant service and always available to provide us with advice and support. She really cares about her clients as well as the Beach community and neighbourhood she lives in.

Jo A.

Shea Sells Boutique is the best in the business! We worked with Shea and her incredible team on both the purchase and sale of our home, and were impressed on both occasions by the quality of care and service, market knowledge and strategy, and hands-on approach. This team provided us custom service from end to end, from expert staging, to fast response time, and even going so far as to mow our lawn. This team can’t be beat and we recommend them strongly to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Sarah L.

A super enthusiastic creative team offering expertise, patience and outstanding results. Would work with them again for sure!!

Bonni G.

As a first time home buyer in a competitive market, it is hard to determine who to trust. Shea became one of the family to my own family and I over our 9 month search for a home we love, remaining positive and persistent. Every time the market said no, Shea continued to say yes. Meeting Shea was one of the best things to come out of 2020 and I will remain forever grateful to her for every late night phone call, every last minute house visit, every email, every text. Her patience and passion was unwavering. Shea will keep you safe, secure and she won’t stop until you find a place to call home.

Candace K.

What can I say – you did an awesome job!! It was a very quick and profitable sale, a very thoughtful new purchase and success on both ends. Shea, you made it easy and gave me great advice, Elaine, you made my house look awesome, Howard, your painting is fantastic. Last but not least Jake, thanks for your patience helping me find the right house. Kevin, good job in keeping them all together.

Linda T.

I really don’t think I can add anything that hasn’t been said already. If you don’t use Shea’s team to sell your home, your might simply be missing out.

Ana P.

Shea and her team were very professional and were there to help throughout the entire process. Shea really listened to us and met all of our needs. Everyone on the team was lovely to work with and the staging was gorgeous! Our house sold for over asking within 5 days!

Catelyn T.

“Let’s get the house on the market the last week of February.” Shea said these words and so it was done! But the best part was that John and I didn’t have to engage in any superhuman lifting, because Shea has a highly responsive team. The painters came. The light fixture guy came. The stagers came. They worked together like family. The vibe was always positive, and we felt like we could just step back and let them work their magic. One open house and our home was sold in under 2 weeks. The timing couldn’t be better.

Barbara S.

Shea and her team ROCK!!

James L.

Shea and Jake are true professionals that focus on delivering great value for the sale of your home, and a very personal and service-oriented buying experience. This is my second round of buying and selling with Shea, I would absolutely work with her again and recommend her to anyone who is considering a move. Definitely a boutique-style experience!

Silvia X.

Shea is awesome! Cannot believe how she took control, offered great advice and got our home sold in 3 days! Thanks Shea!

Willo W.

There are lots of terrific real estate agents out there who do everything you’d expect: tour homes, answer calls and dole out helpful advice. They’re professional, knowledgeable, patient and kind. Having worked with Shea on our recent purchase and sale, we must confess she is simply a step above the competition. She found clever solutions to every issue, minor and major, that arose—inevitable in this business—during our purchase and sale. She was thoughtful and respectful with the people on the other side of both deals. She deftly managed a team of painters, stagers and handymen, and filtered their messages as necessary for us so we weren’t inundated with information. When we were buying, she guided us without pushing us; when we were selling, she displayed an excellent grasp of market strategy. Real estate is a transactional business, but at its core, it’s an emotional one, and Shea helped guide us sensitively and smartly on both levels. She came highly recommended to us, and we’re delighted to double down on that message. Hire Shea. You won’t regret it.

Malcolm J.

Shea is an amazing buyer’s and seller’s agent. Professional and positive through the three transactions I have done with her over the past several years. I have a lot to thank her for.

Robin W.

Shea and Jake did a phenomenal job in selling our property not only within a few days of it being listed, but they also sold our home for $226,000 over ask!!! They worked tirelessly to find us another beautiful home to purchase within our target neighborhood! Elaine and her team (the design team that works with both Shea and Jake) transformed our home into a completely different home that made my husband and I sad to sell! We would highly recommend anyone to use Shea and Jake for the sale/purchase of their home!

Liliana C.

From the moment we met Jake and Shea they were nothing but helpful and professional. We bought and sold with them and they made the process easy and as stress-free as possible. They’re extremely knowledgeable and we are so happy in our new home which was made possible because of them. We would highly recommend Shea and Jake to anyone looking to buy and/or sell.

Cristian D.

Shea is clearly someone you can trust to take care of you and your family! She puts your family first – always!!

Andy J.

Shea has acted as my agent in 4 separate transactions. Each and every time has been fun and refreshing. so nice to see a team (shea, elaine and jake) that actually care and genuinely want to do their best. Just awesome.

Lee V.

This gem is one of a kind. Her service was truly boutique, we’re still gushing about the incredible staging job and marketing (top ten features!) when she sold our home. Not only is she so knowledgeable, but she is a pleasure to work with. Thanks for being amazing, Shea!!

Bonnie L.

Shea did a great job getting our house on the market and sold plus found us the place we were looking for in downtown Toronto. Always willing to accommodate us and great advice that supported our decisions.

Steve W.

In a city where you have a ‘zillion’ real estate agents to choose from, we knew without a doubt that Shea was the one for us. When we decided to sell, Shea was unbelievable! Her creativity and genuine nature brings a comfort and confidence like no other agent we experienced. She really does put her heart and soul into selling your home. She is literally always a phone call away and we were beyond impressed by her service. Boutique service is an understatement. You’d be crazy not to choose Shea…..every time!!!

Kimberly T.

Shea was amazing during the entire process! Selling my condo was a very important event in my life and she took it to heart as much as I did. We felt like it was hers as much as ours! I would recommend Shea to anyone I love – Thank you Shea, you are the best!

Carl P.

Shea’s boutique service is exactly what you’d hope for and so much more in your real estate agent. Shea helped me not only sell our home but purchase a new one that perfectly suited my family’s needs. She works tirelessly for her clients, with an excellent attention to detail on every aspect of her service. With the support of Elaine Raino, stager extraordinaire, Shea helped us receive full value for our home. All of the personal touches are what sets Shea apart and what made this process so smooth and stress-free for my family. If you want true boutique service, Shea’s your person!

Nancy L.

From delicately dealing with the matter of selling an old family home to finding a great fit with a new property, Shea was outstanding in her effort, organization, sensitivity, and expertise! I couldn’t have made a move any other way!

Daniel S.

We have used Shea to both buy and sell our own home and sell my Mom’s home and in all cases she did an incredible job. Her custom staging added enormous value and her pricing strategies generated huge buzz resulting in a significant premium to our asking price. Thanks Shea for all your amazing work…can’t recommend you highly enough!

Tim W.

There are lots of people that talk about great customer service… Shea delivers! You will not be disappointed!!

Kees R.

Shea is the gold standard in real estate. Thanks to an unmatched keenness for what buyers want to see in a new home, she helped us maximize the profits on our sale in record time.


We had a wonderful time working with Shea on purchasing our first house. She was very professional and had a personal interest in proactively preparing us through the process. We will definitely reach out to her again if buying/selling real estate.

G. Hunter

Shea exhibits a passion, like no other, for helping her clients sell and or buy their homes. Here attention to detail along with market knowledge means you’re always in the best hands. We do not currently need to buy or sell a property but I look forward to the time that we do because working with Shea is always such a pleasure!

Dave E.

I have had the pleasure of buying and selling many homes with Shea, her care and attention and boutique service have made each and every experience seamless, lucrative and fun. Buying and selling are both emotional and have found Shea to give good advice which worked to our benefit. Her networking and connections allowed us to find true hidden gems!

Anita E.

Shea did a fantastic job of staging and marketing our home. She’s extremely knowledgeable and great to work with. Highly recommend.

Krista P.

We had a great experience with Shea from beginning to end buying our first home. The process could not have been smoother. She is honest, knowledgeable and patient. A total professional. Highly recommend


A true customized experience that puts you in the driver seat. Shea supports you with every step with her experience and knowledge – without making you feel like you need to be the expert. At the same time, Shea aligns to what you need to achieve to be comfortable buying/selling. The staging is amazing and she always gets the higher price!

Jillian K.

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