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Home Staging Industry Awards - RESA - 09/27/10 12:08 PM
Just a quick reminder that the deadline for submitting your 2 sets of before and after pictures is October 1st. Did you know that the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is now accepting submissions for the industry awards? The deadline is October 1st, 2010 ,with the winners being announced at the RESA convention in Vegas in January, 2011. This is a great opportunity and I encourage all RESA members to get their submissions in. This year, RESA has increased the amount of awards by introducing "regional winners" for both the Professional Stager of the Year as well as Rookie Stager of the (11 comments)
Home Staging Kitchens - Before and After Pictures - 09/25/10 08:38 AM
Home Staging Kitchens - Before and After Pictures I don't know what it is about kitchens that I love so much. But... give me a kitchen to home stage and I'm one happy camper. This week, my Atlanta home staging company, Georgia Interior Solutions, had the distinct pleasure of staging three vacant homes this week. We staged the last set of before and after pictures on Thursday. On Friday, we staged two (top two before and after pictures). More on that subject in a different post. From cookbooks to greenery to canisters, we bring it in. And, as any professional home (33 comments)
How We Dealt With An Orange Sofa - Home Staging Atlanta Before and After Picture - 09/24/10 07:18 AM
Home Staging with an Orange Sofa - Home Staging Atlanta Before and After Picture When I posted the after picture last night on my Facebook page, I had one of our rainers, Cathy Lee, respond with "Orange ya glad you staged with it..." The answer is YES! To assist the seller on the cost of staging, I try and use as many items that I can to help reduce the investment cost in home staging the property. In the case of this home, I just knew I could use the sofa. Sure, the color was unique (and no, I've never staged (37 comments)
How to Use Picnik's Clone Feature I've been using Picnik for the past 3 years and absolutely LOVE it. One of the features they offer is called "clone." Here's an example of a recent home staging in Marietta, Georgia, where I used cloning. In this picture below, you'll see that the dishwasher still has the tag on it. It's likely that the Atlanta investor wants the prospective buyers to know that the dishwasher is new. However, to be honest, I wasn't sure. At the same time, given that this investor uses my photos in his marketing, I knew that leaving (12 comments)
Why I LOVE what I DO - Home Staging in Atlanta - 09/16/10 09:06 AM
Why I LOVE what I DO - Home Staging in Atlanta As a little girl, I always envisioned doing something I loved for a living. Having grown up in Miami right next to the Orange Bowl, we were huge football fans. I would sit for days thinking how lucky those football players were as they were doing something they loved and getting paid for it. Lucky ducks, is how I described them. I was 7 then, so... yes, I used the term "lucky ducks" (smile). Well, years later, and with nearly 5 years of helping home owners sell their homes quickly (21 comments)
How To Create a Google Doc Form - 09/15/10 08:39 AM
How To Create a Google Doc Form Last night, I had created a form for my Atlanta Home Staging company, Georgia Interior Solutions. You can see that form by clicking here. I honestly could not believe how easy it was to create. So without further ado, here are the instructions: Note - if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Kathy@homestagingatlanta.com.
For the step below - when you click on "create new", the drop down menu (which appears in the picture below) will pop up.
Before we head into the the next steps, here's a (17 comments)
Check out this form I made with Google Docs - 09/14/10 08:17 PM
Check out this form I made with Google Docs. It was super easy! If you're interested in learning how to create, drop me a comment. I should have some time tomorrow where I can create a post with the step-by-step instructions. In the meantime, I'm off to embed this onto my contact us page on my website. Potential Clients - Feel free to use this form now to schedule your appointment.
Did you know that the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is now accepting submissions for the industry awards? The deadline is October 1st, 2010 ,with the winners being announced at the RESA convention in Vegas in January, 2011. This is a great opportunity and I encourage all RESA members to get their submissions in. This year, RESA has increased the amount of awards by introducing "regional winners" for both the Professional Stager of the Year as well as Rookie Stager of the Year. Here are the guidelines for Professional Stager of the Year (3 comments)
Home Staging Before & After Pictures - Home Staging Atlanta A couple of months ago, we were asked by an Atlanta investor to view this property. As you can see in the before pictures below, they had just begun the renovations. I was really looking forward to home staging this home. Perhaps it was because having seen the grass growing on the inside of the home (see it? it's right under the first window on the right in the living room before picture), I just knew, with all the certainty in the world, that the transformation would be significant. As (22 comments)
The Home Staging of a Condo in Atlanta - Before & After Pictures - 09/07/10 05:34 PM
The Staging of a Condo in Atlanta - Before and After Pictures Suffice it to say, I've been a busy little home stager. With 2 stagings last week and a de-staging (home went under contract in 6 weeks), with three new stagings this week, if I'm not knee-deep in my warehouse, I'm staging my little heart out. I love the creative outlet that staging provides so... I couldn't be happier. So... in an effort to keep on top of my blog posts, I'll be sharing the home staging projects as I get them done. This is the condo we staged today (13 comments)
Buyers, when viewing homes first-hand, are no doubt going to walk away with an opinion. Whether good, or bad, they'll likely refer back to your home with some sort of description. What we don't want to hear from buyers are statements such as these: "Honey, remember that home with the dated wallpaper?" Or... "I loved that last home we saw but... there was so much clutter, I had a hard time visualizing our things in there." With so many homes on the market from which a buyer can select from, we want to (11 comments)
Atlanta Home Staging Consultation - Come See What the Homeowner Did! - 09/06/10 09:21 AM
Atlanta Home Staging Consultation - Come See What the Homeowner Did! As a home stager in Atlanta, I've been known to stage my fair share of vacant properties. In many ways, the staging of a vacant home is like having a blank canvas. In other words, we have free rein. Some may even argue that the staging of an occupied home is tons harder. I will admit that they can be a tad bit more challenging. But nonetheless, the results can be thrilling. Here's a recent example of a home seller, that had sought our advice on how to showcase her home. (12 comments)
Home Staging Atlanta - Identical Twins Take on Staging! - 09/04/10 11:06 AM
Home Staging Atlanta How lucky was I when last week, in celebration of our birthday, my twin sister was able to assist me on the staging of this loft. She had taken the week off as our mom had driven down from upstate New York to spend time with us. It turned out that I needed her help and when she offered, I jumped on the opportunity. Thanks, Sissy!! Given that this was a semi-occupied home and we needed to move furniture around, I couldn't have done it without you. For photos of the transformation within the master bedroom, check out (18 comments)
Over the years, I've seen my fair share of red rooms. But honestly, I don't recall ever having seen one this red. I remember when I first walked in the door having the immediate need to take two steps back. The red was overwhelming. Here's what I mean (see below). The home was going on the market in a weeks time. The number one change was pretty obvious. In addition, the agents had recommended Home Staging Atlanta, Georgia Interior Solutions, to help set the mood. Here's how the room appeared before staging and (24 comments)
Atlanta Home Staging Before and After Pictures - 09/02/10 08:40 AM
Atlanta Home Staging Before and After Pictures Yes, furniture and accessories placed in a vacant home can make a huge difference in how buyers view a home. With most people being "visual", these items help buyers to see the home in a whole different light. It also helps them to emotionally connect with the home. Last week, my home staging company in Atlanta, Georgia Interior Solutions, was selected by a new set of investors looking to make a difference in how their home was viewed by the prospective buyers. With the investors having finished the renovations, it was time for us (16 comments)
Author Bio: Kathy Nielsen has been a professional home stager since the end of 2005. Kathy works with Atlanta home flippers, homeowners and agents to assist them in getting their home ready for the market.
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