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This is the third part of a series concerning acquiring “passports” which you will need in order to adequately pursue and receive your dreams. If you haven’t seen Part I you will need to start there to satisfactorily understand what this business with “passports” is all about. If you are interested in knowing which “passports” an excellent home stager uses you will want to look at Part II of the series.
You know you must sell your home and you are ready to begin collecting the “passports” which will be (2 comments)
In this, the second portion of the Passport Series, we will take a look at some passports which are important to growing a home staging business. If you haven’t already seen Part I you will need to take a look in order to understand what purchasing or acquiring multiple “passports” is all about.
Following is a segmented list of the various passports you will be using as a home stager.
In order to be prepared to serve your clients you will need a well stocked:
Nancy Cleary asks Is This a Good Time To Raise Your Prices? And Barbara Cluck-Miksits wanted to know Oh No – Now What do we Do? (Members Only)
Here is an interesting question Faux Pas or Faux Paint? That is the Question! (Members Only) from Cheryl Marantino Chris Horton wanted to know What is the most under rated, most over looked and forgotten part of home staging. Jennie Norris asked What do the Olympics and Home Staging have in common? Julia Maher wondered, Stagers: (41 comments)
When you hire an independent contractor (your local home stager) to prepare your property to independently stand out in today’s market you will no longer be dependent on the hope of independence from mortgage payments, taxes, yard maintenance costs, housekeeping expenses and insurance payments on the real estate you wish to sell.
After you take time to celebrate the independence of the USA be sure to call your local home staging specialist who will help you move towards your goal of celebrating the next holiday in your new home.
Have an exciting, fun and safe Independence (12 comments)
One of the basic tenets of good design and of good organization is to group like things. You know how it works – I mean, it is so simple. Open your cutlery drawer and you have a shining example; all your knives are in one slot, all the desert forks in another, the dinner forks take yet another position and so on. Want another example? Bookshelves. Yep, you want to be able to retrieve your decorating books easily or your tomes concerning the civil war – whatever – you group them together for easy access.
I am the administrator of an exclusive home display and merchandising firm. Our clients are intelligent and highly motivated individuals, who seek quality, expect expertise and understand the importance of capitalizing ventures which will provide high returns.
By providing imaginative thinking, problem solving skills and understanding the importance of proper decision making the associates within my firm, rooms b.y. root, operate with our clientele to place their individual properties in the advanced strategic position of garnering the most advantageous price point possible within the individual property’s acceptable range.
Of course not preparing your property for sale is likely to cost you even more – like the hope you had for selling your house.
You have heard it said other ways before. Here are some of them:
No pain; no gain. You get what you pay for. Nothing ventured; nothing gained. Penny wise and pound foolish. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Did you know that for as little as $200 you can receive information from a professional home stager which is designed to improve the market position (20 comments)
home staging: Stage it Forward – Rule of Thirds – Week in Review 5/4 – 5/10/08 - 05/10/08 05:51 PM
Because I’m a firm believer in being ODD when it comes to décor (or as those who know me will attest – also in many other areas of my life) I decided to use the Rule of Thirds when preparing this blog post. Here was my original thinking – the posts in Stage it Forward should be directed toward three major audiences. [As every good author knows, one MUST identify his audience before he writes the first word. So, while some of our posts in this forum can be read by and appreciated by people from each of the three groups (26 comments)
Do you believe in the power of marketing in general? Do you believe the way a product is packaged makes a difference in number of sales? Do you believe quality or lack of quality is an important determining factor in the price of any product? Do you believe first impressions count? Do you believe fresh is a good adjective to use in conjunction with for-sale products? Do you believe the phrase; “I love it!” is not a good indicator that a home shopper has placed a particular property in the “good” column? Do you believe there are more houses (17 comments)
“A person’s mind stretched to a new idea can never return to its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
I Had a Great Idea!
In truth I had about eight billion three hundred million six hundred thousand and forty four “great” ideas. With time and the facts of life the list was narrowed to about seven or eight really (and truly) great ideas. Some of my “great” ideas were ahead of their time and some behind. Others of my “great” ideas were simply stupid. Then more were fine ideas for someone else. And still others were ideas that simply needed to (22 comments)
Even houses which are built with the same plans are occupied by very diverse persons and require different solutions.
An excellent house stager who knows how to address the precise issues involved with each individual house as well as with each unique home owner is the best solution to being sure that any given house is in fact prepared to be the best in today’s market.
The needs and desires of the house seller must be addressed in ways which will help him through the process with the least amount of stress possible. Finding (12 comments)
I don’t have time to write this blog. I have other things which MUST be accomplished today. I wrote a blog Sunday. I wrote a blog Monday. I wrote a blog Tuesday. I have other things to do today and I should not be writing a blog on Wednesday. But I am. I have to. I must write this blog because there will be no better opportunity to say what I have to say.
Being the organized little creature I am I will start at the beginning. Monday morning – Craig Schiller wrote this blog. Also Monday morning – Bryant (30 comments)
It is easy to see a list of what one must do in order to prepare one’s home for sale in today’s market place. Just take a look at any number of real estate oriented websites and the generic list of “home staging tips” generally pops up somewhere. Then of course you can also choose to bypass the hair dresser and cut your own hair. Look, I found this entire description for self cutting the tresses.
There are two things to be said about cutting your own hair as opposed to staging your own home: It will (31 comments)
The musical/comedy stage play and (later) movie Guys and Dolls asks the age old question -- can the Guy get the Doll? On the site, Musical Heaven, there is a brief synopsis of the Broadway production and movie. On a bet, one Guy gives everything he has to get the Doll. Of course there is a happy ending. This week’s Stage it Forward review is peopled with some wonderful Guys and Dolls who have some questions and some answers of their own. Check out what these Guys and Dolls from the real estate home staging world had to share this (26 comments)
As you peruse the following posts you will see they each explain "HOW TO" about a different aspect of the home staging business. I hope you will check out the Babes as your stroll through this week’s blogs. I mean really check them out. If you click on a Babe’s photograph you will be transported to the website of that particular Babe. If I remember correctly there is only one Babe without a website and you will be taken to her ActiveRain profile.
HOW TO understand the parameters of home staging prices – and who pays. (40 comments)
1. Understand what you are selling Most home shoppers are looking for a place to live – not a project! One of the first things you must understand when you are selling your house is that prospective buyers most often are looking for a piece of their dream. Usually they are not willing to think in terms of what needs to be renewed, cleaned or repaired. While there are a few home shoppers who are looking for a bargain (knowing it will be a project) most are unprepared to spend time and dollars in order to have a home in which (9 comments)
You have just set out to sell your house and you realize that it is not among the easier things you have ever done in your life. As a matter of fact there are all sorts of reasons that have made it one of the most difficult tasks you have attempted. The decisions you’ve made concerning who you will enlist to help get the house sold.The inevitable paperwork which accompanies a transaction this large.You’re uncertainty concerning whether you have followed your Real Estate Agent’s recommendations properly. The addition to your schedule of daily housekeeping chores which before (12 comments)
Michael Buble is going to help me make the point about this week's Stage it Forward review. Shhhhh, don't tell my hubby . . . I just love this guy. . . I mean I love his voice! The first song on the clip is about this review. The second is just for your listening pleasure.
Following are a lot of stories about people who DON'T KNOW someone, something or some concept. Items in italics are quotes from the post. If there is no quote (52 comments)
For those who may not be familiar with the drill think back to when you were just out of college. You found the perfect little place to live and you needed to move all that stuff from your college living quarters as well as all the “new” pieces your family and friends were unloading on giving you. You may have discovered for the first time just how much junk many items you really owned.
That is just a small glimpse of the picture concerning staging day. The items which are being carried, toted, hauled into the property are nice pieces (28 comments)
On a cold and cloudy day Papa said to Nana (that’s me) “Let’s take Pumpkin Seed to the snow and let her ride on a snow dish.” Nana (yeah, me again) called Pumpkin Seed’s parents and suggested they come along for the fun. Pumpkin Seed is two years and five months old. Pumpkin Seed goes along with all the “big people” in her life so she wasn’t consulted. The peppy, perky Pumpkin Seed was informed that she would be allowed to play in the snow. The snow dance and snow cheers began and off the entire crew went for excitement and (6 comments)
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