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Home Stager - GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign
Oh, the things that we professional homestagers have to handle!  Our company was recently asked to stage a country home that had been vacant for many months. As we were finishing the staging, guess who appeared???   Yes, the current occupant!   I wasted no time in calling the owner to tell her th...
Remember the stories you used to hear from your grandparents about the hard times during The Great Depression? Mine always spoke of not having cash, but bartering their goods and services to make ends meet.   Times are tough in Clark County, but folks are making do and trying to stay positive. Af...
      When I first started up my staging company a few years ago I didn't know any other local Home Stagers or Redesigners. My staging training company, Home Staging Resource, advocated that we join Active Rain and begin blogging to get "Google Juice" and network via the internet. With much trep...
I have met many wonderful people over the past couple of years since I launched my staging business and I have had lots of fun experiences. I continue to be surprised and inspired by this career, which makes it even more rewarding. Recently I completed a project that went in directions that I nev...
Most people are reluctant to purchase new items for the home they are preparing to sell. Sometimes, however, all it takes is one purchase and a bit of tweaking to make a huge difference. As a stager and redesigner, I try to help them achieve grand results while keeping budget considerations in mi...
I am always on the look out for new headboard ideas. Many times the budget concerns of homeowners preclude purchasing new furniture or even renting certain inventory that can be costly. Like many of you, I have used screens, metal work, art and other things to provide the look of a headboard. I h...
In the slow sales market that we are experiencing now, it is more important than ever that a home be fresh, updated and in great condition. This home had been remodeled a while back, then turned into a rental. Needless to say, it had a few issues that needed to be addressed. Starting at the curb,...
This is a home that we were contacted to stage by an out of town investor. As a rental property, it had never been given much attention and had never been upgraded from the day it was built. As a result, when it was first marketed it failed to make much of an impression with buyers. Their feedbac...
I hope that all of you have received your welcome email from Audra regarding ASHSR, the American Society of Home Stagers and ReDesigners. If you haven't, please check out the website at http://www.ashsr.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=276586.During the month of November, there is a special rat...
In this tough selling environment, the importance of thoroughly preparing for the market cannot be stressed enough. Sellers need a professional stager on their team to help them evaluate their home's strong points and negatives, then develop an action plan that will give them great results. This ...

Kathy Alexander

Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA
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