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The Stage Coach in the News... Debunking Home Staging Myths - 09/30/08 02:43 PM
The Stage Coach is proud to announce an article published by The Show Case for the Austin Area's October 6th Edition. The Show Case sends out a monthly newpaper to to builders, REALTORs, and other related industries. While the paper copy is en route to local Real Estate Professionals, you can view the Virtual Paper online. Check out the Local Expert section on page 14 for the article, "Debunking Home Staging Myths". Trying to keep within the guidelines provided by the publisher was difficult. I had to cut it down from 9 or 10 of my favorite annoyances to 4 of (5 comments)
Sample of The Stage Coach's Written Consultation - 09/24/08 11:41 AM
At The Stage Coach, one of our premium services is the Written Consultation provided for home owners. The principle behind the written consult is simply, "A picture is worth 1,000 words." Home Owners are likely to become overwhelmed by the rapidly expanding list of things to do around their house as they prepare their homes for sale. By producing a room by room pictorial for them, they will have a detailed, written record of advice to return to for every major room in the house. At the end of the 15-25 page packet will be a prioritized punch list with items (11 comments)
Copyright your Before and Staged Photos, Website, etc. - 09/22/08 03:16 PM
I was reading last week where some Stagers had their online photos stolen. It disgusts me that someone would be so unprofessional, but then again I have heard stories of Stagers' advertising materials being replaced in their Staged Homes. Who'd a thunk it? Some people have no bounds. After a quick visit to the Library of Congress Copyright Office, I downloaded the document: Copyright Basics. To protect my own hide, I am merely going to point you in the right direction here. Please click the link and read the short PDF file - it is only 12 pages long.I will however (23 comments)
"What are your hours?"... - 09/09/08 09:00 AM
"What are your hours?" - I never really thought about it until I was asked... Almost every storefront business has work hours posted, so why shouldn't I? It is important to me to set some guidelines for my business because at my previous job, I came in early and worked late every day. Rarely ever took a lunch away from my desk. Typical work-a-holic stuff. This had a ripple effect into my family life - and we do not want to go back to that. Thank the Man Upstairs, that stress is gone! If I had to say what my hours (15 comments)
"...Start Staging the house Friday, the contract will be coming..." - 09/03/08 01:06 PM
I hate contracts - if it were up to me, I would do all of my business on a handshake. Personally, if I say I am going to do something, I am bound personal duty to do it. But back here in the real world, contracts are a business necessity. And the more people I work with, the more stuff that gets added into my contract. This past week, a new REALTOR approached me in regards to a vacant. Some minor revisions were requested on the proposal to get it under budget, and I obliged, furnishing the REALTOR with a revised (28 comments)
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