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So You Want to Be a Home Stager: Top 10 Things to Consider - 04/30/11 12:26 AM
I read a featured post today called 'So You Want to Be a Real Estate Agent? Some Unsolicited Advice written by Liz and Bill Spear and it really resonated with me. Reason being is that every week we get anywhere from half a dozen emails or resumes or phone calls from people who want to become a stager and work for our company or they want to start their own staging business and would like to be mentored. I like to help people and appreciate the inquiries but it is a little overwhelming. Its really easy to become a home stager - (62 comments)
Lovely Waterloo Home Showcases Modern Charm - 04/29/11 03:31 PM
Two weeks ago, Rooms in Bloom did a consultation for a client in Waterloo and it quickly became apparent throughout the course of the consult that the client was open to everything. The home was lovely however it needed painting throughout and we recommended taking up the carpet on the main floor and putting down walnut laminate in the front living/dining room and then replacing the white tiled floor with deluxe linoleum which looked like ceramics and which would ground the room much better.
Originally, this living area was stuffed with three huge couches, occasional tables and canvas drapes. After (4 comments)
The Buyers Didn't Want to Leave ... - 04/23/11 11:17 AM
Last month, we were contacted by a new real estate brokerage to do a consultation for a client who was just outside town in a lovely area where the houses are larger and sit on huge grand lots. We had never worked with this particular realtor before and we knew this was an opportunity to really show him what we could do! The home owners were a lovely couple who had spent the few months leading up to this point de-cluttering, packing things away and generally getting into the mindset of wanting to sell. Their home was gorgeous with beautiful peaks (15 comments)
The Road So Far ... - 04/11/11 05:59 PM
One of my favourite TV shows is Supernatural where two heroes (very hot heroes I might add) battle supernatural beings and triumph over evil .. as much as anyone can ever triumph over the dark forces. I enjoy how each episode has its own story even though there is a very strong mythology that has been evolving over the show's many seasons on air. I like that both heroes bring very different skill sets to the table and that often, standing up to evil has lasting repercussions that affect both heroes in personal ways.
It struck me last week during (8 comments)
Builder Takes a Chance on Staging A Model Home - 04/08/11 01:35 PM
A few weeks ago, a local builder contacted Rooms in Bloom about the possibility of staging his vacant model home that he was trying to sell. The home had lots of appeal however buyers just weren't 'getting it' for some reason and after having it sit on the market, unsold, he started looking for help. In our area, vacant properties are an especially tough sell. Most vacant homes linger on the market for months and months without selling. There are some properties which are still for sale which we know were listed back in September of last year and still linger, (15 comments)
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