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No such thing as a stupid question, unless I'm the one asking it! - 11/20/07 09:18 PM
We, (we being home stagers through out the US and in Canada) are really uniting, making major head ways as a professional industry. Thanks to Stage It Forward, Round Table Discussions, Craig Schiller's leadership energy, the recent birth of the Stage It Forward Blogazine and the support of RESA, we are gradually taking away that sometimes thought of "mom and pop connotation" associated with the home stager. Case in point -- how many of us have read that profile/testimonial "I started my home staging business because I've been staging my parents, family and friends homes for years." Oh, Oh, please don't throw stones at (20 comments)
Sellers, Do You Know the NAME of Your House? - 11/04/07 06:21 PM
If you are marketing your house for sale, you should consider what your house's name is to those who may be potential buyers. No, I am not speaking about your address. I am referring to the "NAME" all of the buyers who see your home on the Internet, visit your open house or physically view your home, will NAME it. That's right; the BUYERS name YOUR house. You see, there are many homes to choose from and it becomes a "bit of a clutter" for all those buyers. Certainly one can not expect the buyers to remember every address! If (35 comments)
Write Words for the Right Photos - 11/02/07 03:21 PM
I have a passion for Real Estate. I have a passion for marketing. And, because of those two passions, my ultimate passion is Real Estate Merchandising -- yes, home staging. Having been a Realtor in Georgia for many years, I gained a heartfelt appreciation for the value of good marketing and extraordinary presentation of properties. With every listing I had, I dedicated time to gathering the most powerful words to display an intriguing property description. I combined those words with my photos to ensure my clients had inviting flyers outside and inside their home while on the market. I extended that effort to (20 comments)
post something . . . learn something . . . here's more - 11/01/07 06:29 PM
Thanks to some great comments, questions and tips received from my recent post, HOW I DO MY GRAPHICS I've learned some new things worth sharing. The first thing was a comment/question asked by Yvonne Root and answered by Nick Raine. Yvonne asked, "My graphics all come with a "white area" around them. How do you get rid of that?" Thanks to Nick, here's what I learned:
Okay, here's the other thing I learned. After posting "How I do my Graphics" , I received an e-mail from Pam Ives, asking me about sending E-mail Newsletters direct from Publisher to her target base from her web site. Well, (13 comments)
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