staging: Home Staging Shows - What do home owners think? - 03/21/09 11:53 AM
I just previewed a home that has been on the market for over 1 year. The price has dropped over $100,000 during that time. I was invited by the Realtor to see if I could make some recommendation to the home owners for this 4000 ++ sq ft home. The homeowner must have watched a Home Staging Show using vignettes. Almost every room had a couple of pieces in one corner or another. Mirrors and artwork was hung so low that the top of the frame was below my eye level. There is so much more to Staging. If this property … (1 comments)

staging: Spring Tease! Curb Appeal - 03/08/09 04:00 PM
The snow is melting and the weather is trying to get warmer and the grass will be getter greener soon!  What's next?  CURB APPEAL, we need to get out and get the fall and winter trash out of the yard and make the exterior look nice and neat.
I love working in my yard and watching all of the spring flowers that pop through the earth.  I have proposed a flower exchange with several other Stagers to freshen our landscape's with each others plants that need to be split and thinned out.  I think that will be a lot of fun, maybe even … (4 comments)

staging: 3rd year to attend - MAR-Michigan Association of Realtors Convention Starts Today! - 09/16/08 11:30 PM
Yep, this will be my 3rd MAR Convention, I can't believe it's that time of year again!  Our Home Staging Business is picking up and houses that look good are selling, to the right buyers and when they are priced right.  It is a team effort! 
We are in booth 481, The Great Lakes Regional IAHSP chapter members have a booth this year.  Please plan to stop by, when I'm not in the booth I will be walking the floor and hopefully we can meet and chat.
$50.00 Gift Certificates for your clients on Home Staging Services are available at the booth 481.   Quantities … (0 comments)

staging: Coming Together to Help Ronald McDonald House in Detroit - 09/05/08 12:56 AM
Working with the Great Lakes Regional IAHSP Chapter and the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit the ACN has selected the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit as the benefactor for their internations training event this year. 
DETROIT, Michigan, September 3, 2008 - ACN's upcoming International Training Event in Detroit will feature more than a weekend of instruction for its representatives. The event will also serve as a major fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeast Michigan, a non-profit organization that provides a place to stay for the families of critically ill children being treated at the local Children's Hospital. The International … (0 comments)

staging: Great Lakes IAHSP Worldwide Staging Service Week - 09/05/08 12:52 AM
 DETROIT, MI - August 31, 2008 -- The International Association of Home Staging Professionals®  (IAHSP®) Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging, is pleased to announce the beginning of the 4th annual Worldwide Staging Service Week, September 8th through 15th, 2008.  A record 60 IAHSP Chapters will participate across the country in a week-long event to improve the lives of others through the magic of Home Staging®. Members of the IAHSP across the US and Canada will come together beginning September 8, 2008 … (0 comments)

staging: Ethics in Home Staging - Are They Out There Somewhere? - 08/17/08 01:40 PM
There is a new focus on Ethics and as an ASPM our International Association of Home Staging Professionals has a Code of Ethics just as Realtors do.  
Who pays attention to Ethics?  I hope every professional Home Stager is paying attention.  If we don't have our morals and ethics when we conduct our business what kind of name are we building for ourselves?  Home Staging is so new to our region that we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard everyday when we conduct our business.  I have built my business on excellent customer service and referrals, after 11 years in business working in clients homes … (2 comments)

staging: Michigan Service Tax - 10/07/07 08:34 AM
A new service sales tax law for Michigan Home Stagers will be taking effect December 1, 2007.  At least that is what the interpretation is at this time that I have been given.  Services like hair cuts will not be taxed, but every other service in a barber shop or hair salon will be.  Get this one, skiing will be taxed, but not golf?  How is there a difference in those two activities? 
I would like to hear other thoughts on the new service sales tax law.  Does anyone else know of any details for the Home Staging Industry and Michigan?

Carolyn Stieger, RESA PRO, ASPM, CRTS (We Stage Greater Detroit, Inc. )

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Home Staging for 2007. Where will the new year take us? Right now, we are seeing many homes on the market. More home owners are requesting Home Staging to give them the advantage over other homes just like theirs on the market. Is Home Staging going to become a household name in the near future?



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