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A Win-Win for Clutter & Homeowners! - 06/30/08 01:14 PM
Our homeowners (and agents) are always looking for resources.Clutter is usually tops on the list. Here is a win-win for everyone - you can help your homeowners & make a difference in a child's life! In our area the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation www.bbbs.org offers scheduled pick-ups of small household items, usable clothes and shoes. (This is for gently used items) It is an efficient system to help your homeowners rid their home of clutter and help a very worthy cause. Their phone number is 800-483-5503
The BBBS Foundation is registered with the offices of the Secretary of State and the Attorney (13 comments)
Architecture - Small House Lit! - 06/30/08 09:52 AM
Small house lit - James McCown has a great article about the influence of building small is having on the book industry - he states that Walden, is an early example of "small house lit."Here are some great books he recommends! 25 Houses Under 1500 Squre Feet - by James Grayson.Big Ideas for Small Spaces - David Lansing & JoAnne Liebeler.Compact Houses: Architecture for the Environment.The Smaller Home - Creating the Perfect Fit by Dan F. Sater IIThe Very Small Home - Japanese Ideas for Living in Litmited Space.The Wright Sized House: Frank Lloyd Wright's Solutions for Making Small Houses Look Big. (0 comments)
Is Small the new Big? - 06/30/08 09:34 AM
As Stagers you are right there when homes come on the market. What house styles do you see when you stage new construction?Building in our area is moving through a climatic change - carbon footprints, green LEED, wind farms and the price of oil. Large parcells of land are a thing of the past - building roads can become not just a deal breaker but break the back of a business. Work with spot lots and smaller parcells is the landscape now. From this change of landscape comes a change in the style of the home. What styles of home do you see now? What (2 comments)
I stopped marketing & had a cup of coffee! - 06/30/08 08:38 AM
We all love sharing everything about Staging - but how do we get Realtors to Love Staging!Some of us do this with marketing - but I hate marketing.Any of you who know me understand that for me to use the word hate is a profanity - and I use it as a profanity here.Let's change our language - let's get rid of marketing!Let's collaborate with Realtors!Collaboration is inspiring someone to view your way of thinking! We have to inspire them!Deborah Weisgall - she wrote a terrific article about collaboration - Searching for the Roots of Creativity.This article discusses how architects collaborate with builders & writers collaborate with agents and (11 comments)
After - with Special thank you to Sue G., Jill Hosking, Kathy Norwiciz & Sue Noel.
Please enjoy the before and afters of this (17 comments)
HGTV - The Stagers - your thoughts... - 06/28/08 01:32 AM
HGTV has a new show - The StagersIt starts this Tuesday, July 1st, in Canada and July 22nd in the States - I cannot wait to see this! Takes place in Vancouver (my favorite city) at a design firm. 13 episodes are on track and depending on response more will be ordered. Apparently the craft of Staging does not have enough drama...there are dust-ups between the mother-daughter staging team, a prima donna - Jay, and uber stager - Matthew. Do you think this will help or hurt our industry? And, does this mean Staging is now accepted by the mass media? Check (12 comments)
Portrait of a Professional Stager...do you have what it takes? - 06/16/08 03:15 PM
I thought I would share the following - it is as appropriate for Stagers as it is for the real estate agents it was written for. My admin, Cathy found it while cleaning my office - it is from Floyd Wickman's intensive course on sales for real estate agents. I thought it was appropriate for Stagers - because we are in the same business.What is a professional stager? A person who earns more money than the average stager. What is the characteristic of a professional stager? A. You need desire - a hunger - to be the best in your field and you are out to (9 comments)
The Power of a Haven For Healing - Part 1 - 06/03/08 12:49 AM
Haven For Healing is an outreach project sponsored by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and IRIS - Interior Redesign Industry Specialists. The project is bittersweet - redesigners renew the space of a woman battling Ovarian Cancer. It is bittersweet because redesigners get to do what we love and we get to meet and renew the home of some really great women who are battling this dreadful disease. This past weekend the New England Chapter of Haven for Healing - Jill Hosking, Kathy Narkowictz, Susan Noel and Margaret Innis - had the privilege of redesigning the Master Bedroom of Sue G. Once (27 comments)
It's time for a makeover... Decorate To Sell had the pleasure of working with Kim Herter, a wonderful mom and full time professional who lives in the beautiful suburb of Ashland, MA! Kim was the fortunate winner of a complete makeover which included hair, nails, spa treatment, wardrobe consult and clothing, life coach consult, resume rebuilding and more! Also included in the makeover was a room redesign by the Decorate To Sell Team of Margaret Innis, Jeanne Boudreau & Pam Hall. Here are some of Kim's thoughts on the makeover: "Margaret and her team could not have been better to work (1 comments)
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