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Home Staging Training: "Nuts & Bolts" Refresher Class for Existing Stagers - 07/23/10 06:38 PM
Home Staging Training: "Nuts & Bolts" Refresher Class for Existing Stagers I've had a busy day of adding new instructor profiles, class dates and photos to my tech guy's to-do list. Thinking of all the things going on this year and everyone who keeps asking if I'll be having a class near them I got a wild and crazy idea.... why not take the class where a whole bunch of stagers will be then give them what they keep asking me for.... so..... Nuts & Bolts Refresher Class When: January 21 & 22, 2010 Where: Las Vegas Cost: $695 Fri or Sat, (0 comments)
Home Staging Training Tip: What am I paying for? - 07/20/10 07:32 PM
Home Staging Training Tip: What am I paying for? It's the rush of excitement when you are looking to jump into this new and exciting industry. On a daily basis I receive phone calls or emails of people asking me why to choose one home staging training course over another home staging training course. Of course since I teach, I always have to add my two cents on why my course is of course better - unless for them, it's not. So in this blog I would like to talk about what you may get, or may not get in a (8 comments)
Home Staging Training Tips: Secrets to getting incredible testimonials regularly - 07/15/10 12:24 PM
Home Staging Training Tips: Secrets to getting incredible testimonials regularly I've often heard from home stagers that they have a difficult time getting testimonials from their clients - even when the client has loved what they've done. I find it ironic because in over 4 years of monthly newsletters I have not missed inserting a client testimonial yet. While admittadly some of it is because we do more volume in my company than many, giving us more opportunities for testimonials, I think the real reason we always manage to get them is our approach. First of all, you are doing a monthly newsletter, (11 comments)
Home Staging Training Tips: Imaginary Planes affect your design - 07/13/10 11:16 AM
Home Staging Training Tips: Imaginary Planes affect your design Sometimes there are just things in our jobs that become pet peeves. This is probably one of my biggest ones. (the biggest would be improper sized rugs... lol) It's something I've yet to hear stagers talk about but something we deal with everytime we stage. Imagine a room as if it were a simulation or hollodeck (that's right, I'm a Star Trek junkie.. lol). Think of the way it is built. Where ever there is a doorway, walkway or window there is an imaginary (visual) plane. It's like a wall (or ceiling) of glass stretching (14 comments)
Home Staging Training Tips: Farming your staging jobs - 07/12/10 12:27 PM
Today's Home Staging Training Tips: Farming your staging jobs I think one of the reasons we've been successful in my company is that I started off as the Admin Mgr for one of the largest real estate companies in my area. My business partner, Bevin Googer, started off as a real estate agent. Between the two of us, we gathered a lot of information that we use to differentiate ourselves in both our market, and the industry. This next technique was directly brought from the real estate industry and adjusted for ours. Farming your listings is a simple way of prospecting (27 comments)
As shown in MLS: As the exclusive address East of the Cooper River, the Renaissance On Charleston Harbor offers pristine waterfront views of Downtown Charleston and the Ravenel Bridge. A semi-private elevator leads to this 3rd floor luxury condo. The open floor plan includes a living room with hardwood floors, breathtaking views, three-piece crown moulding, fresh paint, granite, stainless steel appliances, a formal dining room, sun room, gas fireplace, and large master suite. The "B" (0 comments)
Home Staging Training Tips: What's in your files? - 07/10/10 10:17 PM
Working in my new blog topic, Home Staging Training Tips, I recently wrote Home Staging Training Tips: Keeping your files organized. Here I mentioned that before filing my properties away after staging that I add an Avery Label with tasks for each property. In this blog I'm going to share with you what goes on my labels. This helps me stay focused and give each property the attention it deserves! First let me show you roughly what it looks like: [ ] Signed Contract [ ] Farmed @ staging [ ] Contact Sheet [ ] Farmed @AC [ ] Payment [ ] (8 comments)
Home Staging Training Tips: Keeping your files organized - 07/10/10 10:01 PM
Since First Impressions Home Staging & Interior ReDesign is back in the Home Staging Training Business (under www.StagingAndRedesign.com) I've decided that it is important that we beging regularly sharing some of our tips & techniques with you. Since it's all our course we aren't answering to anyone else - I can feel free to share as much as I like.... woo hoo! The first one I want to share is on keeping your files organized. Many of you know that we are a high volume staging company, often staging several vacant homes a week. Right now we have approximately 50 vacant homes (8 comments)
Don't 'SAVE MONEY' - hire a PROFESSIONAL! - 07/10/10 07:40 PM
I'm sure you've all heard it before - staging is so easy, it's just adding furniture... I can stage the home myself, I know real estate! etc etc etc.... there are many many excuses agents give for either not staging or not hiring a professional. This little blog is about an ex-client who decided that we made staging look so easy that they didn't need us anymore. This of course was after we had successfully staged and sold several of her listings - the last one with multiple offers..... I had not even realized that she was staging her own listings (16 comments)
Staged and on the Market in one of Mt. Pleasant's best communities, I'on - 07/05/10 08:54 PM
Today we finished up staging one of the most beautiful homes that I've had the opportunity to work in, located in one of Mt. Pleasant's best communities - I'on. This community has that great small town feeling and is in walking distance to local shops, restaurants and parks (actually the park is just across the street!). With a HUGE wrap around porch, this 5381 sqft, 4 bdrm, 6 bath home will leave you breathless... unbelievable gorgeous heart pine floors, crown molding throughout, 12' beamed ceilings and a truely gormet kitchen.... check it out... (don't forget to look at the additional photos)
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