leigh newport: Active Rain Celebrity Sighting - 02/03/09 11:54 AM
I have spent the last year inching my way into Active Rain. I started by reading as many posts as possible, then moved on to contacting Brad Andersohn for a little hand holding as I navigated my first post. (Thanks, Brad!) Along the way, I have come to admire the knowledge and talent of so many creative individuals, some of whom are here in the D.C. area where I live.
I spent this morning as a vendor at a Re/Max Allegiance meeting in Springfield, VA. As I'm handing out information, and talking to the attendees about my company and Staging, I … (2 comments)

leigh newport: A Very Interesting Compliment - 11/13/08 03:54 AM
I had this experience recently with a new client, referred to me by their Realtor.
I met the client, completed the Staging consultation, and then proceeded to go over the results of the report, including the Top 10 list and action plan, when she said...
‘Wow, you can really tell you do this for a living!’
I was a little taken aback, but smiled and said thank you, and continued on with our discussion. As it turns out, she has a friend who stages as a “hobby”.
Since this is my passion AND my business, I was certainly glad that … (10 comments)

leigh newport: A Home for the Holidays: Successful staging regardless of the season - 10/07/08 01:53 AM
I love Fall. However, cool weather and afternoon light are just the beginning of what quickly turns into the chaos of back to back holidays. If you can't believe I'm even mentioning the holiday season in October, just take a whirl in any of your local retail stores. You'll find skeleton costumes right next to the turkey decorations that are a mere aisle away from the Christmas lights.
If you find that you need to list or sell a home during the holidays.....
-How do you Stage your home, live in it while keeping it on the market, yet observe holiday … (2 comments)




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