week in review: Moving Forward - The SIF Week in Review Aug 17- 23, 2008 - 08/24/08 06:45 AM
No matter what hot topics may temporarily sidetrack us, a continuing theme in the SIF community is moving our industry forward.  This past week, there were quite a few posts designed to do just that.
In an effort to continue what Craig and Yvonne started, SIF has joined forces with RESA to put on another set of Round Table discussions designed to help us work together by communicating with one another to work out the bugs within our industry. (I stole Karen's graphic, isn't it nice?)
In reference to these discussions, Maureen Bray asked us to give our inputon what topics would be most … (13 comments)

week in review: In Case You Missed It - The SIF Week in Review Aug 9, 2008 - 08/10/08 08:19 PM
In case you missed it, and the date on this post is confusing you, this is a 2 week review.  A lot of things have happened here at SIF in the last two weeks.
We had a Big Debate. Some called it heated, and it may have been, but I don't read comments much with so many blogs to read.   It seemed a valid discussion and one we all be having in earnest sooner or later if we are to advance our industry.  Anyway, to the best of my ability, this is the thread:
Ever Get Paid at Close of Escrow?  (Members … (22 comments)

week in review: Bear With me....I'm Trying!!! - 08/10/08 09:18 AM
My apologies again for not having the week in review up.  If you have been on AR today, you know there are many glitches with the new features they have added.
I am crossing both fingers that you see this post, because I have not been able save a draft in any of the 5 times I have attempted to do so.  All of my attempts to start a post have been lost the minute I hit the post button.  I was trying to periodically save a draft as every two or three clicks through AR to link to other posts … (0 comments)

week in review: We're Just a Bunch of 'Head- Bangers'...The SIF Week in Review July 6-12, 2008 - 07/13/08 06:18 AM
Sometimes we all feel like in promoting and actually doing our staging work, we are banging our heads against the wall.  We ask ourselves why we understand the what and why of staging when so many others take so much longer to get it.  Or don't at all.
This was a week where there seemed to be a lot of 'Head-banging' going on. Such As:
I KNOW It's a DINING Room, But... by Julia Maher
Come On In, The Water's Fine!??? by Julia Maher
Vacant and Empty...that's a good thing??? by Ginger Foust
Why trade my dirty carpet for your dirty carpet? A little … (7 comments)

week in review: It's a Walk in the Park...SIF Week in Review June 21-28, 2008 - 06/28/08 02:55 PM
Ah, a day in the park.  I had one of those this week. It was a nice day, actually...I'm planning on writing a localism post about it....But I digress.
The funny thing about a day in the park is that you look forward to the fun you will have, prepare for every anticipated activity and pack a spectacular lunch, but there are always those minor details that you forget you have to deal with - or didn't anticipate at all.  Much like our careers in Home Staging..



The fun we expect to have:
No Headboard... What to do?... … (13 comments)

week in review: We are on an Uncharted Road...The SIF Week in Review June 8-15, 2008 - 06/15/08 04:19 PM
 
Personally, I hate traveling without a plan.  I like for things to be smooth and uneventful so that I can arrive at my destination on time and without incident.  However, life is rarely like that...especially in the world of staging, where the journey is uncharted and the destination unknown. 
The members of SIF have chosen to travel that road together and help each other along the way.  This is what our road looked like this week.
 
THE UPS...
Shift Happens!   by Akanke Cadden 
Staging Here For The Long Haul?  by Tori Lyn Ross
When One Door Closes, Another Shall … (22 comments)

week in review: Teaching What We Know - SIF Week in Review April 13-19, 2008 - 04/21/08 04:36 AM
It has long been discussed in SIF and on AR in general - how Stagers instinctively 'get' what staging is all about, though it is so hard for many Realtors and sellers to grasp?  Well, the problem may lie within the SIF community itself. 
As referenced in last weeks review, we - as professional stagers - post many things in this forum assuming that the readership 'gets it'.  So, in a sense, we are preaching to the choir.  Many of us who have earned referrals through our educational (consumer and REA directed) postings have learned that the outside world is noticing our little pond and are … (20 comments)

week in review: One Simple Message - The SIF Week in Review March 30 - April 5, 2008 - 04/06/08 02:29 PM
 
A simple logo - with huge impact.  A simple purpose - with huge potential.  SIF is all about spreading the word about staging and helping each other to grow. For this week in review I have chosen to stay within this simple concept and go back to basics, but use them to create a huge impact with hopes to reveal the huge potential of our industry.  The few posts listed here may be few, but are the ones that I felt best conveyed the SIF spirit and purpose.
 
Best posts to Educate the Consumer:
Home Staging Information Sources You COULD Use by Yvonne … (10 comments)

week in review: The Do's and Dont's of Home Staging - SIF Week in Review Mar 2-8, 2008 - 03/09/08 10:41 AM
This week in SIF, we had a lot of posts that point to the do's and don'ts of real estate staging.  It also became quite apparent that not all things are black or white. Many things must be considered on a case by case basis.  This is where you show your true colors.
ON HOME STAGING IN PRACTICE:
THE DON'T OF DON'TS -----
"OOPS" goes the Staging!  By Craig Schiller
Craig shows us a clear example of bad staging. If you do not read this post or watch the RES, the reaminder of this review will not make much sense to you.
 
 
THE DO'S THAT EXPLAIN THE DON'TS ABOVE … (14 comments)

week in review: Stage it Forward's HOT TOPICS - Week in Review Feb 17 - Feb23, 2008 - 02/24/08 02:38 AM

This week at SIF was  great one to moderate.  It was a week of stellar posts - really, I saw a distinct increase in the number of quality posts and it has been very difficult to decide who and what to feature.
One thing I did notice is that we saw a lot of repeat topics.  Many of you wrote a blog, then saw someone else post on the same topic, usually in support of  you wrote.  I am thrilled to see this happening, both because you are supporting each other in your writing and because it seems the 'someone already wrote about that' taboo has been lifted.
So, the … (24 comments)

week in review: SIF 'Week' in Review - Feb 1 thru Feb 9, 2008 - 02/10/08 12:25 PM
This is our first attempt to create an official week in review for the SIF group.  It is something that many of the other larger groups do and that Craig has wanted to start for a long time, so we thought we would give it a shot.  Because we are only 10 days into the month, I thought I would cover everything from the first of the month. 
The week in review will be posted every Sunday and though it will currently be handled by the moderators, we would love to have all of you involved at some point, so don't … (31 comments)

 
Kimberly Wester's experiences, views and tutorials on staging in the real estate industry, with a focus on educating the RE industry on the benefits of home staging and bringing the staging community together under a united message.
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