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Most Creative Solution to Staging Eyesore - Come on - I dare you! 2-2-2 contests in one! - 09/24/09 12:57 PM
First we'll have a contest at our upcoming Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Then we will have a contest on Active Rain! Most Creative Solution to a Staging Eyesore CONTESTS There are times when something in the house can't be moved (a window AC unit, bad fireplace, etc), or the homeowner refuses to paint or update. What has been your solution? •1- EXPO CONTEST: Participate in and vote for the contest winner on Day One of the Expo! Cash prize of $50 will be awarded. To Participate: Bring before and after photographs as well as a description of how you fixed the (6 comments)
CORT does it again!!!! - 09/23/09 07:13 PM
CORT does it again!!! Cort Furniture Rental Indianapolis provided the opportunity for ANYONE (design, staging, real estate and business professionals - anyone interested in growing their business) to attend the StagerLIST Expo 2 days for the price of 1. Cort furniture rental does it again. As their press release in May of 2009 and Karen Otto's reporting on the real facts of the matter... http://activerain.com/blogsview/1066545/cort-partners-with-home-stagers-to-bring-staging-services-to-a-growing-segment Senior Vice President Mark Koepsell said "Cort is leveraging its long standing relationship with the staging community to bring the home staging program to our partners and help them sell homes faster." Cort has demonstrated their (0 comments)
Knack for decorating and "fluffing"-NOT! - 09/16/09 12:47 PM
Knack for decorating and Fluffing-NOT! You've heard of home staging which has been around for years and embraced by some Realtors as a marketing tool and is now almost a household word. However, the fluffing of 8 years ago, has evolved into a systematic and sophisticated marketing tool, taking a home, and reinventing it as a product with the lifestyle and target buyer demographic utilitized as the starting point. The putting a chair cover on a plastic chair or table and greenery on every surface is no longer utilized by the professional home stager of 2009. The successful home stager of (36 comments)
Business Trade Faire in Walnut Creek, California 9/24/09 - 09/09/09 05:12 PM
Business TradeFaire Extraordinaire Where: Scott's Seafood Grill and Bar, 1333 N. California Boulevard in Walnut Creek When: Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 5-7pm Admission is free for attendees presenting a business card, for all others admission is $10. Promote your product, business or services while networking with other local business owners and enjoying hors d'oeuvres. Many of us are choosing to spend our money locally in this economy and this is a great opportunity to learn more about local businesses. Plus Scott's has good food and offers Walnut Creek's only complimentary valet parking. This event is organized by the Walnut Creek (2 comments)
The Best PR for the money? Please take our short questionnaire... - 09/05/09 04:22 PM
SO if you are having an event and need some PR, locally, regionally, nationally, internationally...who do you use? I know social media is great, but does it fill the bill for everything you do? Don't you need some press out there that is not related to your blog post? Can you count on social media to be your Press Release vehicle? I'm not sure, as I know after a while when I get ads and press releases about certain things that I've read, heard about before, I become less likely to click on them again and again, just because it's another class (2 comments)
You've rarely seen a short sale like this one! Wells Fargo 1st and 2nd... Upgraded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with sparkling pool Kirkwood, on the Clayton border of Concord, near walking trail, shopping, library, Oakhurst Country Club and more. One level rancher with pool 1,926 square feet 4 bedrooms, 2 baths Updated kitchen, new countertops, breakfast bar, appliances and flooring Breakfast room with bay window alcove Formal dining room off large living room Family room with fireplace (stove not included) Skylight, high ceilings, laundry room Master wtih two closets and (2 comments)
Save water AND money when washing your car in Contra Costa County - 09/04/09 01:48 PM
The Contra Costa Water District has teamed up with a group of "Smart Wash Car Wash" companies who recycle their water, care about the environment and are doing something about it. In addition, the water district has coupons on their website offering discounts. Sounds good to me! Locations of the Smart Wash Car Washes: Pinky's Klassy Kar Wash, 300 E. 18th Street in Antioch Trinity Car Wash, 3629 E. 18th Street in Antioch Brentwood Hand Car Wash, 4950 Balfour Road in Brentwood Dallas Shanks Chevron, 190 Griffith Lane in Brentwood Autopia Car Wash, 4548 Clayton Road in Concord Clayton Hand Car (0 comments)
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