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What Is Home Staging? - 07/29/07 12:15 AM
Earlier today, I received an email from a client informing me he had accepted an offer on a house I staged for him. The house is a new construction and has been on the market for only 3 weeks. What set this house apart from the other 4 new construction homes with similar floor plans on the same street? Could it be staging? On July 7, Karen Otto of www.homestarstaging.com posted a blog referring to negative comments regarding staging made by a real estate expert.. Refer to Karen's blog for the details. This week, as I have been staging homes for clients, I (16 comments)
Being on Activerain has given me a whole new perspective on home staging. I am very proud to be involved in such an exciting career. For many years I was a trainer for a cosmetic company. When I turned in my notice I was apprehensive. Not because I was afraid I would miss my job, but because I was afraid I would miss the relationships with my co-workers. Now that I am on Activerain, I feel a connection to others in my field. I can not believe it took me so long to join. Look at all the time I wasted.... THANK (4 comments)
Staging Realtor's Personal Home - 07/24/07 11:07 PM
Nothing like jumping in with both feet. After 8 years I quit my full-time job. My plan was to slowly ease into staging full time. Ha, Ha on me... My very first staging project was just a practice (i.e. FREE) for a very good friend of mine. And this project is directly linked to all the projects I have had since... Ultimately, that project has helped me promote my business with no other advertising... So much for easing into this business. So, a realtor called me and asked me to stage his personal home which is now vacant. The home is about 10 years (11 comments)
2nd in Series of Redecorating Bathroom - 07/19/07 11:21 AM
Re-decorating a 70's style ranch house one room at a time presents several design challenges. My client wants to start with a guest bathroom and work with one room at a time to complete the project. All the doors in the house are a dark wood(I use that term loosely as the doors are not solid). Dark wood and dark paneling are abundant in the house. Challenge #1: Client wants the interior side of the bathroom door painted a lighter color. What to do with the exterior of the door and the sides?? If I paint the outside of the door, (0 comments)
Need Design Ideas - 07/18/07 07:06 PM
I have been asked by a client to re-decorate a bathroom. It is a very small guest bathrooms and I already have several ideas...However, the baseboards and the door are both "honey oak" in color and matche the doors and baseboards in the rest of the house. Painting the baseboards and door in the bathroom will be easy but if I paint both sides of the door it will stand out from the rest of the house. Stacy Stage and Sell by Stacy (7 comments)
Staged Home Sells - 07/16/07 09:45 PM
My practice house I staged for a friend of mine. The house had been on the market for over 6 months. After only 6 weeks they had 3 offers and accepted one today. Staging Works!!!!! Stacy Cavanaugh Stage and Sell by Stacy (5 comments)
Multiple Streams of Income - 07/15/07 11:28 PM
This week, I staged a New Construction house. On Friday, workers were installing a new microwave and they left a lot of papers/boxes and dust. The house needs to be wiped down, mopped and windows windexed. I was hired by the realtor, but called the Developers to see if they would like for me to arrange to have someone clean the house. The reaction was very positive and they were excited I could do that for them. It is very light cleaning and they are willing to pay well for the service. Because my staff is primarily me, I will be (3 comments)
Just getting started and having a blast - 07/15/07 01:07 AM
I received a check in the mail this week for my first staging job!!!!!! I am so Excited!!!!!! My first job was 6 weeks ago for a realtor friend of mine. Great but the budget was small. My colleagues advised me to tell the realtor I needed a larger budget or refuse the job. I decided to go ahead and work within the budget he gave me. My directions were to "warm up the place." It turned out great. The developer has decided to move his family into the house!!! And I have received several referrals since completing the job. The (11 comments)
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