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[Photo from HGTV's website] Another great episode of The Stagers last night. The project this time was a 1,600 square foot cluttered, outdated home listed at $1,498,000. Dekora's team had 4 days to get the job done. This was an owner-occupied property that required working with the client's existing furniture and accessories (or so it started out). I was really pumped up to see how the transformation would turn out since some of the more challenging staging jobs involve working with only the owner's furniture and decor items. I wasn't sure which Stager would be featured in this episode. I was pleasantly surprised (20 comments)
STAGED and SOLD in 9 DAYS - Burlington's Dezigner Digz Home Staging Success Story - 07/24/08 08:27 PM
The savvy owner of this home realized the value that home staging can bring to the table when selling a property. That's why he decided to have his property staged prior to listing it. The result: The property SOLD IN 9 DAYS!!! Fabulous statistics, especially during a slight market downturn. Home staging shouldn't be considered an added expense. Think of it as an effective marketing tool that can help attract buyers and sell your home faster than a comparable property. In a slower real estate market, it becomes even more important to make your property stand out from the competition. Want to see the difference home staging can make? See some of the (17 comments)
With all of the hype surrounding HGTV's newest show The Stagers, I couldn't wait to watch Episode 4. As a Professional Home Stager, I guess I am more critical of some of the shows that are out there on T.V., especially those that really don't portray what we do in an accurate way. Episodes 1 to 3 have not disappointed (although I thought Episode 2 became more about design rather than staging). Did Episode 4 find its mark? At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I'd say the city got a little brighter last night. Wondering why?
The Stagers - Episode 3 Review - There's Still Hope! - 07/16/08 08:16 AM
I was really pumped to watch The Stagers third episode last night, even though I was disappointed in episode two. The property chosen was an 1,100 square foot bungalow that had been sitting on the market for 3 months with no bites. The listing price was $765,000, $720,000, $699,000 (yes, 2 previous price reductions). Too bad the homeowners hadn't called in a Stager sooner. This episode featured a mother and daughter staging team. They were very polite and tactful with the homeowners which I was really glad to see. Some of the shows on TV portray us as being rude and insulting to (16 comments)
The Stagers - Weighing In On HGTV's Newest Show - 07/01/08 10:07 PM
Some of the existing shows on T.V. that portray home staging are more for entertainment value and do not really represent what we, as home stagers actually do. I've been anxious to see HGTV's new addition to their lineup - The Stagers, especially since it's filmed in Canada. Dekora of Vancouver is the staging company that takes it to the screen. Matthew, principal Stager on this first job was a treasure - very entertaining and most likeable. Tracey, the senior Stager has to reel Matthew in at times, she is the more practical of the two. Some of the other TV shows about home staging are overdone in how (28 comments)
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