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Grateful Mind On A Thankful Day - 11/23/07 12:53 AM
Dear Friend, As I sitting down to write you this message, I cannot help but feel grateful of a fruitful year and all your wonderful support in assisting the staging industry and my small business to propel forward for the better. To date, in 2007, Staged4more has staged 28 million dollars+ worth of San Francisco bay area real estate, in which 62% of the sold homes obtained a sold price more than their original listing prices. I couldn’t have done it without you! As our foundation has grow stronger, the company’s inventory has also grown. I am in the process (1 comments)
NEW Staged4more Staged Home! Great Potrero Hill Single Family Home For Sale - 11/19/07 04:21 PM
I recently completed a staging installation and I have to say… it is my new favorite project! I think the outcome looks really sharp. The Staging Project: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco The Scope: Vacant Home Staging The specs of the Home: Main level has 2/Bed,1.5/Baths w/remodeled Baths + Eat in Kitchen w/ new appliances, cabinetry, granite countertops and flooring.Back deck off Kitchen overlooks level yard, new hardwood in L/R + D/R w/ high coved ceilings. New carpet + paint in/out.Lwr lvl w/ large garage, unwarranted room and 1/4 bath. Wide street, ample parking. Easy access to Hwys 280/101. Listing Price: (8 comments)
Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging Ed 5 - 11/19/07 04:19 PM
The latest edition of Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging is posted at www.staged4more.com (CLICK on this link to read it). Or go to: http://staged4more.com/blog/2007/11/19/carnival-of-real-estate-home-staging-ed-5/ To submit to future issues of Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging, do one of the two things here: 1. via blog carnival 2. via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If submit via email, please include: Article URL (permalink)Article titleAuthor nameE-mail addressBlog URLBrief summary of the post This is a carnival that is aimed to discuss and communicate all things home staging from various perspectives. I would love to see both non stagers and stagers participating and start conversations through (4 comments)
Question From Agent Reader: What to Tell Sellers? - 11/15/07 11:07 PM
Cindy, I recently started hiring a professional to dry clean carpets before the house gets listed. I also go around the home with a pack a post-its and mark what should stay in the room. Everything else must be packed away for the move or sold at a garage sale. What other ideas do you have? Thanks. Kathy ———————————————————– Kathy has asked a very valid question. Here are a few things that I would recommend for Listing Agents to go over before staging the home: (CLICK Read more …) (3 comments)
How Other Real Estate Professionals Can Damage A Sale - 11/14/07 10:43 PM
Wednesday Series: Why Staged Homes Don’t Sell. In the series, I am going to cover: What A Well Staged Home Does for a SaleHow Listing Agents Unintentionally Sabotage Their Own Staged ListingsWhat is the Seller's Problem?!How A Stager Can Potentially Kill Your DealOther Real Estate Professionals' Play in the Mud Too Let’s face it. Sometimes we can get a little bit “forgetful” and “blindsided” and completely forgot there are many other professionals involved in a real estate transactions. We are so tuned into our own jobs, we simply forgot there are the others that hold the sale together, and we (6 comments)
Redesign for Work WORKS! - 11/13/07 12:58 PM
I surprise-visited little raspberries recently (so the owner won’t clean up before I show up hee hee, I can find out how they really organize the store…) which is a infant & children’s resale boutique that I had a couple consultation sessions with back in January. The owners didn’t have much money but they had been acting on my suggestions from our consultation sessions and working toward making the store more organized and transforming into the space that they dreamed about when they first bought the store last December. Formerly known as Darla’s Baby Boutique, when mr. & mrs. raspberry bought (3 comments)
Seminar for Investment Property Owners TOMORROW! - 11/12/07 10:56 PM
Hello My dear client & friend Anjanette Bixel, a great Realtor serving Peninsula is holding a series of educational events. The first one is tomorrow. I hope those of you who are interested will be able to attend! Feel free to send this to your friends as well. Cheers, Cindy Series Presentations 1) Investment Property Owners: TOMORROW, Nov 13th… See Invite Below 2) First Time Home Sellers 3) First Time Home Buyers 4) Value Add Of Upgrades to Your Home at Resale 5) Downsizing and Understanding Propositions 60 & 90 6) The Power of Your Credit Score 7) Estate Planning 8) (0 comments)
What A Well Staged Home Does for a SaleHow Listing Agents Unintentionally Sabotage Their Own Staged ListingsWhat is the Seller’s Problem?!How A Stager Can Potentially Kill Your DealOther Real Estate Professionals’ Play in the Mud Too A staged home can be the answer to selling houses. BUT It’s only a marketing tool that is as effective as how someone uses it, or if it’s fundamentally a sound solution to begin with. There are 3 causes that a stager can potentially kill the sale by (3 comments)
Design Within Reach is having a sample sale this weekend! My biggest tip for you is to get there ONE HOUR early to make sure you can get in early. The sale is usually crazy, so I would recommend to bring a buddy to help you lay across the couch that you have been eying so no one else can buy it before you. Also keep in mind what you wanted to buy may not be on sale on the floor, but the sale is restocked all the time so do ask the sales person about stuff you think should (0 comments)
Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging: Ed #4 - 11/05/07 02:10 PM
This edition is super small. Only 1 was selected to be featured since the other submissions were not qualified (they did not talk about staging). Interestingly enough, I recently received an email from a fellow stager “A” whom I really admired about the carnival. “A” expressed that s/he has been standing on the sideline and watch since s/he doesn’t know what posting in the home staging carnival can do for him/her. “A” however posts at Carnival of Real Estate because it’s beneficial for his/her web traffic. Well, here is what I am gonna say. You ain’t gonna get the benefits if (3 comments)
Got something to say about staging? Say it here! - 11/02/07 06:33 PM
The next edition of Carnival of Real Estate Home Staging is coming up next Monday! I would love to hear from your point of view on staging, whether you are a seller, realtor or stager, or just simply got something to say about it. Both negative and positive. The submission for the upcoming edition is this Sunday by 11pm. If you want to be a future host of this carnival, please let me know as well. Also, it could also be fun to have specific topics. If you want to suggest one, feel free to let me know as well. To (3 comments)
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