matthew finlason: HGTV's Matthew Finlason - His Latest Group of Advanced Home Stager Graduates - Toronto - 10/14/11 06:20 AM
I'm excited to share with everyone that I'm part of the latest group of graduates from Matthew Finlason's Intensive 2-Day Advanced Design & Marketing Course for Home Stagers.  Matthew brought his bag of tricks and a wealth of information to Toronto recently.  I was thrilled to be one of the few in attendance.  The course is kept to a minimum number of students to allow for special attention to each participant's needs. 
Ready to bring my business to the next level, I've already started implementing some of what I've learned to make Dezigner Digz something truly special.
I love to share and write about what I … (14 comments)

matthew finlason: Staging 'Outside of the Box'. Is the Face of Home Staging Changing?: REALTOR Magazine - 02/16/11 12:41 PM
Photo Credit:  Berlyn Photography
Staging:  Matthew Finlason with Meridith Baer & Associates
I'm just back from the 2011 Real Estate Staging Association Conference in Las Vegas.  Yet again, it was jam-packed with information.  The conference gave everyone in attendance the tools they need to help bring their business to the next level.
There was an amazing lineup of speakers, but one that really stood out for me was key note speaker Matthew Finlason.
I won't give away what he talked about in this post, but let's just say that I plan on implementing more of this particular style of staging going forward.  I've dabbled in it … (14 comments)

matthew finlason: Canadian Home Stagers: Are You Going to the Real Estate Staging Association's Conference? - 12/22/09 03:58 AM
 [Photo from the Real Estate Staging Association's website.]
I've been asked recently by several Canadian Home Stagers if there will be a separate conference in Canada for Canadian members of the Real Estate Staging Association. 
The answer is 'NO', so make sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet with your peers and learn from some of the best.  The first international staging conference is brought to you by the Real Estate Staging Association and will be held January 24-26, 2010.
If you've been sitting on the fence waiting, don't wait too long or you'll miss out.  For full details, … (6 comments)

matthew finlason: Matthew Finlason at the Real Estate Staging Association's Vegas Conference - 11/16/09 11:00 AM

You know him from HGTV, and if you're a member of Active Rain, the world's largest real estate network for real estate professionals, you've probably read his interactive comments on blog posts occasionally.  I'm talking about Matthew Finlason, star of HGTV's phenomenal hit T.V. show The Stagers. 
I had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew last year and got some behind-the-scenes details on the show.  For those who may have missed the interview, here is a link to it:
I'm thrilled to announce that Matthew has agreed to be a featured speaker at the Real Estate Staging Association's International Conference … (11 comments)

matthew finlason: HGTV's The Stagers - Do You Want A Third Season? It's Time To Let Them Know! - 07/07/09 11:31 AM
[Photo from HGTV's website]
I hope that everyone has been enjoying Season Two of The Stagers as much as I have.  I may not have been doing reviews of each episode as I did last season, but don't think that means I'm over the show; in fact, the complete opposite is true.  I just found that writing the reviews was taking up a lot of my time. 
Season Two is polished.  The Stagers has really found its groove.  The frantic pace of Season One has been left behind and replaced with a show that flows so well.  It's tough to cram so … (28 comments)

matthew finlason: HGTV's The Stagers - *** NEWSFLASH *** - 09/24/08 09:14 AM

[Photo from HGTV's website]
Great news for those that love HGTV's The Stagers.  I just wanted to share with everyone that it has been picked up for Season 2.  It's official!!!  For my fellow Stagers on Active Rain that contacted HGTV with your comments and support for the show, I'm sure you helped make it happen.
Check out The Stagers' Facebook group.  They are looking for homeowners for Season 2.  Are you a homeowner in the Vancouver area that is planning on selling your property?  Give them a call.  You might be one of the lucky chosen ones.
Dezigner Digz is a home staging and interior … (14 comments)

matthew finlason: The Stagers - Episode #12: Matthew's Largest Staging Risk - 09/17/08 05:27 AM

[Photo from HGTV's website]
I watched this episode of The Stagers while wiping beads of perspiration from my brow.  My hands were clammy and I found it difficult to grasp my pen for note-taking as I had a slight tremble.  Wondering why?  This was the second last episode of The Stagers for this season.  What's a person to do?  Just kidding of course, I'm not quite that hooked, but I will be sorry to see the season end. 
The Scenario
Matthew Finlason was the featured Stager for this property, and what a property it was.  A place I would certainly … (10 comments)

matthew finlason: HGTV's The Stagers - An Interview With Matthew Finlason - The Inside Scoop - 08/08/08 05:44 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock, the latest buzz in the home staging industry is Paperny Film's most recent production, The Stagers.  Television viewers are given a sense of what actually goes on in the life of a Home Stager at Dekora, one of Canada's leading staging companies based in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The show airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. on HGTV Canada.   
I had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew Finlason, star of The Stagers recently.  You couldn't ask for a more enjoyable exchange.  I'm honoured that Matthew graciously took the time to do this interview during his out-of-country hiatus from filming.  I'm looking forward … (48 comments)

matthew finlason: The Stagers - Episode 5 - Staging A Lived-In Home - 07/30/08 04:18 AM
[Photo from HGTV's website]
Another great episode of The Stagers last night.  The project this time was a 1,600 square foot cluttered, outdated home listed at $1,498,000.  Dekora's team had 4 days to get the job done.  This was an owner-occupied property that required working with the client's existing furniture and accessories (or so it started out).  I was really pumped up to see how the transformation would turn out since some of the more challenging staging jobs involve working with only the owner's furniture and decor items. 
I wasn't sure which Stager would be featured in this episode.  I was pleasantly surprised … (20 comments)

matthew finlason: HGTV's The Stagers - Episode 4 - "A Comfortable, Stylin' Home" - 07/22/08 03:24 PM

[Photo from HGTV website]

With all of the hype surrounding HGTV's newest show The Stagers, I couldn't wait to watch Episode 4.  As a Professional Home Stager, I guess I am more critical of some of the shows that are out there on T.V.,  especially those that really don't portray what we do in an accurate way. 
Episodes 1 to 3 have not disappointed (although I thought Episode 2 became more about design rather than staging).
Did Episode 4 find its mark?  At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I'd say the city got a little brighter last night. Wondering why? 


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