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Is What We Do A Crime? According to ASID - it should be! Wall Street Journal - 4/1/08 - 04/10/08 07:06 PM
Someone sent me this article link and I could NOT believe it when I read it - but it's true! Although there are those that we could argue should be "shot" for doing a poor job in the decorating, Staging, and design world, this is going to the extreme. We have blogged about "regulating" the industry based on skills - this is basing it solely on education and passing a test. Seems there is no happy medium . . . . yet. For those that missed the article - I reference a couple of points - and you can link to http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120701341410579079.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries (10 comments)
IAHSP Convention - July 2008 in Bellevue, WA! - 04/10/08 06:46 PM
I wanted to take this opportunity to promote the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Convention in July in Bellevue, Washington! We are going back to the roots of Staging - to the Emerald City where Staging began over 35 years ago, and are hosting hundreds of Stagers from across the US and Canada at this event! There will be featured speakers, breakout sessions, and new services unveiled for the first time for us to use with our clients. We will have time for networking, and even time for a little shopping! It is a packed 4 day event that kicks off with (11 comments)
Can We Achieve the Focus of A Dog? - 04/10/08 01:51 PM
What is it about a Dog and his ball ? Our dog, Copper, showed me something last night that made me really think about the word FOCUS. At about 9 PM last night, my children began to panic as Copper was no where to be found. "When was the last time you saw him?" I asked - as I had been dutifully working upstairs. "I saw him run out in the backyard," my son Steven told me, "and he never came back." I called his name out in the darkness - no response. Normally he will come running or at least let me know (2 comments)
With all the shows and media coverage on Staging, it is natural for people to believe that "anyone" can stage. The fact is, that is not true. Anyone can learn to copy basic tips and maybe some ideas, but for true Staging to happen, a trained Stager needs to be involved (whether formal or informal - we are all educated in our field).When less than 10% of the population has the ability to picture a room in a different way, it is not possible for "every" homeowner or realtor (or friend) to manifest that ability. Staging is not just about putting (2 comments)
SOLD in only 4 days! $1.495 Million House - in our "down" market- - how great is that! - 04/10/08 09:37 AM
Check out this latest We Stage Sacramento Staging SUCCESS Story! We were contacted to Stage a very dated 1970's house in the area, that was full of wood - flooring, paneling, huge wood bar, etc. The sellers had done some updating and remodeling through the years - mostly in the Master bath. The house had a great floorplan for entertaining, and a wonderful location with a golf course and cul-de-sac location. We worked our magic - and the house SOLD the first week it was on the market! The best news . . . the buyers are having us Stage their (65 comments)
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