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Professional vs. Non Professional Staging Example - 02/12/09 04:41 PM
I've been a bit frustrated lately with the poor quality of staging I've seen. And even more frustrated that I've lost a couple vacant staging jobs to others who seem to be charging pennies! To be quite honest, I believe I am very reasonably priced and provide a quality professional service. One project I didn't get was a home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, living room, office and kitchen. We discussed the different levels of service for a vacant and the owner wanted more than just a simple, vignette staging. So I prepared a proposal that I thought was (24 comments)
Before & Afters of a Staging Consultation - Part 2 - 02/05/09 04:50 PM
In my previous blog, Before & Afters of a Staging Consultation - Part 1, I wanted to show the results of a client that took my suggestions from a consultation and implemented them themselves without having me come back to do some final staging and "tweaking". The point I wanted to make was that, while a staging consultation is a fantastic tool to get your property ready for showing, for most sellers it's hard to see their property the same way a professional stager does. So while they usually make tremendous improvements to the showing condition of their property, it may (6 comments)
Before & Afters of a Staging Consultation - Part 1 - 02/04/09 10:16 AM
My approach to staging a property that will be occupied while it is on the market always begins with a consultation. I talked about this in my blog "What a Difference a Consultation Can Make" and truly believe great results are possible! This is the first step in the staging process and gives the seller so much information that they can do it all themselves, or have me complete the tasks. Sometimes I get called back to complete the work, sometimes the sellers try to do it all themselves. Either way, the property always looks better than it did prior to (17 comments)
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