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PHOENIX AGENTS: Who has home builder connections...? Looking for a model home furnishing assignment! - 04/30/09 11:40 PM
Hey, Phoenix agents! Do you have a home builder, condo conversion, or apartment connection? I am looking for an "in" to furnish a model home or homes. I recently went up against Robb & Stuckey for a home staging project at Northshore - a high-end Tempe condo - and came in at 80% below their price! This $900,000 condo shows so well, the sales staff now shows it as a model!(BTW - the install cost was $22,000 and included accent paints, a 37" LCD TV and 2 26" LCD TVS!) If you or someone you know is a homebuilder, works in their main (0 comments)
ANOTHER sponsorship! SEVRAR's Women's Council of REALTORS networking event May 8! - 04/30/09 10:36 PM
Argent Decor is proud to be an exhibitor of SEVRAR's (South East Valley Regional Association of REALTORS - in Phoenix!) Women's Council of REALTORS Expo event on Friday, May 8th, at SEVRAR Conference Center - (map to SEVRAR) in Mesa, AZ. This event allows you to network and catch up on industry news, so don't miss it! It's FREE to attend, but you can add on a lunch for $10 pre-sale, or $15 day of. Contact Mary Helen Badger at MHBadger@cox.net for more details, or to RSVP! HERE'S A QUESTION TO AGENTS: WHAT WOULD YOU WANT AS A RAFFLE ITEM...? 1. Artificial plant 2. (0 comments)
COUPONS and DISCOUNTS for your clients! Lowe's, etc - link attached! - 04/30/09 09:45 PM
Hello! Back many moons ago when I was an agent, Lowes had a REALTOR benefits program, where you could send collateral for buyers and sellers, as well as a 10% off coupon, personalized with your photo and info, and your clients' info. Friends of mine just closed on a home in Scottsdale, so I logged in to see if the program was still there. I can't find it, so if you know where it is, please let me know! HOWEVER, there is now a button you click on to request a 10% off coupon from Lowe's - click on that link to (7 comments)
What I learned at RE BarCamp Phoenix, Vol 2 - MAP YOUR SITE! - 04/29/09 02:21 PM
Good Hump-day.... Another lesson from RE BarCamp Phoenix I learned was to get better website recognition, do an automated site map. I couldn't begin to tell you what that means, but it's important, I am told! Here is a FREE automated site map link: gsitecrawler.com. It somehow magically maps out content on your site, making it easier for googlebots to find you! (Or something like that...). You can track your analytics and stuff, too. It takes just a few minutes, so DO IT! (0 comments)
What I learned at RE BarCamp - vol 1 - BIG mistake with links! Are you doing this, too? - 04/24/09 12:20 PM
Good morning! Still digesting all the incredible knowledge and ideas I soaked up at RE BarCamp Phoenix yesterday, but here's a MAJOR mistake I was making with both my website and blog links - are you doing it, too...? One of the most simple - yet with a big impact - things I learned is that I am severely messing up my links in blogs and on www.ArgentDecor.com. I, like many, tend to type, "Click HERE" with the link attached to the "HERE". The word(s) that you make your link - in the example above, the "HERE" - are called "Anchor (0 comments)
Argent Decor co-sponsored RE BarCamp Phoenix yesterday! - 04/24/09 12:09 PM
THERE WE ARE!!! 5th one down! RE BarCamp Phoenix was held yesterday at Scottsdale Stadium, and it was MIND-BLOWING! I learned SO MUCH from the group discussions, I skipped the cocktailing at Salty Senorita and went straight home to work on my business! If there is a RE BarCamp coming to your town - or anywhere remotely near you - GET YOURSELF THERE ASAP! It is free to attend, and such a unique, engaging way to learn from your peers!
REMINDER: Snail-mail postage goes up May 11! Save on marketing expenses now! - 04/22/09 01:02 PM
Just a friendly reminder for all of you with mailing lists: POSTAGE RATES GO UP ON MAY 11th! Now might be the time to move up a pending mailing, or if you've been procrastinating (this, from the reigning QUEEN of procrastination!) on doing a mailing, make sure it hits the post office by May 11th! Click HERE for the USPS info page on the increase. OR - stock up on the "Forever" stamp (shown, left) - pay current postage rates, but the stamps are good for infinity! Click HERE to purchase this stamp! Your thrifty marketing friend,Sharon KotulaArgent DecorPhoenix Vacation Home (0 comments)
MARKETING money-saving tip - SAVE on color printing! - 04/22/09 11:23 AM
Good morning! I just ran a batch of 500 color brochures, front-and-back. When I initially set out, I was pricing at Staples, Office Max, etc for a quality paper with gloss, printed in color front and back. I was getting prices of $1.14-$1.18 per side - WHOA! I then asked how much color copies were. Almost all the stores right now have $.29 color copies. If you go to a The UPS Store location, they only offer 1 type of paper for color copies. I asked if I could bring my own paper - they said "yes". I also asked if there were (7 comments)
Phoenix Home Staging - rates for NEW furniture! - 04/20/09 12:35 PM
Hello! By now, we all know that staged homes sell faster than empty homes and condos. With furnishings and decor installed, it warms up the interior, and showcases the functionality and features of the home. Click HERE to see our rates for Home Staging vacant homes and condos in the Greater Phoenix area. We only use NEW furniture and decor - never reupholstered pieces or garage sale finds! If you are going to RE BarCamp Phoenix, be sure to find Argent Decor - we'll have brochures with valuable coupons in them! Sharon KotulaArgent DecorPhoenix Vacation Home Furnishing and Home Staging Serviceswww.ArgentDecor.comSharon@ArgentDecor.com480-699-7077 (0 comments)
Green with envy: Urban Home in SoCal is AMAZING! - 04/20/09 11:52 AM
I just returned from LA, and am glad to be free of 2 hour, 15 mile commutes and having to pay to park EVERYWHERE! On the other hand, I am *SO* jealous of Southern California for one really big - albeit, dorky - reason: URBAN HOME!For those outside of SoCal, Urban Home is an amazing home furnishing store. They have Crate & Barrel/Pottery Barn-esque furnishings and decor, but at IKEA prices! It's UNBELIEVABLE! I toured their Sherman Oaks Galleria store, and I was very impressed! The staff told me they are very popular with Home Stagers.... Sadly, they do not yet (0 comments)
Vacation Home Furnishing - we're now available nationally! - 04/12/09 07:33 PM
Hello, United States! We are now able to travel throughout the US to install furnishings and decor in YOUR vacation home or vacation condo! Argent purchases furniture at wholesale pricing, and is able to furnish your vacation home or vacation condo professionally, for less than it would cost you to do the work yourself! For a custom quote for Argent Decor to travel to your location, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org! Sharon KotulaVacation Home Furnishing & Home Stagingwww.ArgentDecor.com480-699-7077 office
ANOTHER New vendor! This one for Home Decor! - 04/12/09 05:33 PM
Busy, busy, busy.... I'm here in LA doing a vacation home furniture install, and waiting for paint to dry. Literally. In the meantime, I'm trying to update my website with new photos, since I have new install photos and new vendors to add! I've partnered up with IMAX Worldwide Imports, and will now be able to offer their home decor and accessories to my clients! They have some fantastic, high-end "model home"-style pieces, and I look forward to installing them in some vacation homes soon! Sharon KotulaArgent DecorPhoenix Vacation Home Furnishing and Home Staging Serviceswww.ArgentDecor.email@example.com office480-220-2909 cell
Scottsdale Carpet Professionals - Their name says it all! - 04/12/09 05:25 PM
Good Easter Sunday to all! I have a great company to share with you - Scottsdale Carpet Professionals. They are going to get ALL my carpet and tile cleaning business from here on out! Jamie Skaggs and Thomas Burke at Scottsdale Carpet Professionals are professional, courteous, and make sure the job is done RIGHT! Call them at 480-717-2332. Sharon KotulaArgent DecorPhoenix Vacation Home Furnishing & Home Staging Serviceswww.ArgentDecor.firstname.lastname@example.org office480-220-2909 cell (0 comments)
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