home staging: Help in Detroit Area: Hardwood Refinishing - 10/04/08 04:44 AM
I have lost track of my recommended hardwood refinishing company.  Can anyone recommend a good company of the sanding and/or dustless variety.  Mine seem to have left the business.  I have a client with the age old problem of hardwoods of different colors due to sun and area rugs.
Thanks in advance for your help.

home staging: A Week of Mondays - 09/05/08 08:58 AM
Have you ever had a week where everyday was a Monday?  Things just never went as planned.  Well that has been my week, but today I feel like I could be on The Stager.  I have a very good repeat client that I tend to go out of my way for.  They wanted me to replace a dining table with a much larger dining table.  For this I usually work with a rental company to supplement my inventory.  I do not have too many houses that need an 80" or 90" table. 
Today was supposed to be swapping day (this is Friday … (9 comments)

home staging: Home Staging Slipcover Wars; Consultation Lead to Results - 07/26/08 02:10 AM
I am a Home Stager that enjoys walk through consultations.  My business stages so many vacant properties that having the opportunity to work with sellers and occupied properties keeps my sales and relationship skills honed and it affords me the opportunity to be creative.  I recently worked with a family that provided a perfect example of you win some  and you lose some.  In Home Stager speak, "You can do as little or as much as you want."  They won the wallpaper discussion (none was taken down), we won the carpet skirmish (new carpet was put in.)  We had several negotiations, but my … (0 comments)

home staging: Home Staging Benefits Lighthouse Community Development - 07/17/08 01:08 AM
The Great Lakes Regional IAHSP Chapter has used their professional Home Staging skills and great sense of community involvement to benefit low income family rental housing.  The open house ceremonies are this Saturday July 19, from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Information from the press release follows:
Pontiac, MI (July 16, 2008) The Great Lakes Regional International Association of Home
Staging Professionals® Chapter (GLRIC) will showcase their Home Staging efforts at the
Lighthouse Community Development Open House Ceremonies on Saturday July 19, 2008 from
3:00 until … (0 comments)

home staging: Staging Tip: Update Your Entry - 06/20/08 04:41 AM
For many of us we live with things in our home for years and then when we are ready to sell our house  we start doing work and regret that we hadn't done it sooner; or we hope that we can put our houses on the market without tackling repairs.  I have a long term goal of moving down south so I have a short term goal of tackling projects that I know as a professional Home Stager should be done before I go on the market.  I tackled one of those projects this week that I want to share.
My … (4 comments)

home staging: IAHSP World Wide Staging Week - 09/08/07 02:53 AM
For the second year the Greatl Lakes IAHSP Regional Chapter has selected the Ronald McDonald house in Detroit for out International Association of Home Staging Professionals World Wide Staging Week project.  We are updating and refreshing the lobby and office areas of the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit.  Please read the chapter website and press releas link for more information. 
The Great Lakes Chapter is very excited about giving back to the community that gives so much to us.
I have added the two links to my blog. 

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