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As a North Texas Professional Home Stager this blog is a collection of information, thoughts, and ideas on the staging profession as currently experienced. I welcome comments and suggestions and hope I may help the home staging and real estate community in some way by my contributions on my blog. I am passionate about educating the public and real estate community on the benefits of home staging.



One of my favorite resources in all of Collin County is the North Texas Small Business Development Center located at the Preston Park Campus of Collin College.  I received this invitation this week due to my being out of town last Friday (originally it was scheduled for Weds. 1/28/09 but due to i...
Lisa Hale, Director, Plano East Senior High School Theatre has been recognized by the Texas Educational Theatre Association as the State High School Theatre Teacher of the Year 2009. This year the TETA Convention was held in Houston,Texas January 22 - 25, 2009.  Ms. Hale's commitment to her stude...
As a Professional Home Stager who consults with many home sellers, I've been continually reminded that it's important to keep your house's mouth shut. "Houses can't talk!" you say. Oh yes they can.  And you'd be surprised just how much they're revealing about you to potential buyers. Top 5 Secret...
Are you selling a home in North Texas in 2009 or thinking about it? Are you a North Texas Real Estate Professional who wants to learn more about helping your sellers achieve maximum results? Are you a Real Estate Investor who wants to know how to stage your investment properties? Then North Texas...
Over the past month I have been contacted via email and phone by different companies and individuals seeking different things.  The variety has been great in the contacts and their inquiries. Bottom line, these contacts have essentially wanted to build a business relationship with me and my compa...
Energized Seller, the website connecting the dedicated home seller to the dedicated Real Estate Professional has gone live with their Home Staging Specials from some of our very own AR Pros. There are still opportunities for some areas nationally that haven't been covered yet and if this is somet...
Today I did my thrift store roundup to shop for some inventory for my home staging prop library and hit my local Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat ReStore.  Some great deals were to be found! At my Habitat ReStore stop in South Collin County I found a great deal on new plastic storage bins for...
For those of you in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area who could not make the November 2008 SIF Roundtable, here is the consensus report that was compiled from the data collected from around the country. Thank you to all who attended and I look forward to the November 2009 SIF Roundtable! Well my f...
I started thinking today about how great Active Rain has been for me both personally and professionally as I hope it's been for you or will be in the future.  As with anything, you get back what you give out. Personally I've made real friends here from coast to coast. We talk on the phone, get to...
Yes, it's a no brainer - my company's, Home Star Staging, success supports not only Collin County's economy but every area I do business in and that includes Dallas, parts of Denton and sometimes Tarrant counties as well. As I go through the always fun task of getting my year end receipts togethe...

Karen Otto

Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,
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