los angeles home stager: Gorgeous, Elegant, Magnificent, Stunning, Stylish, Sexy - Our Latest Pasadena Home Staging Project - 03/31/09 12:26 PM
There just aren't enough superlatives to describe the Pasadena home we staged last week. This is an owner occupied staging and we were fortunate to work with the homeowners beautiful furnishings. We added artwork & accessories from our extensive inventory. Here's the brochure for the home:


Contact the listing agent, Gerard Current at (626)893-5700 for more information about this magnificent one-of-a-kind home. You can also visit the web site www.524SouthGrand.com
To read more: Pasadena Home Staging - Luxury … (16 comments)

los angeles home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging & Consultations - 03/07/09 10:12 AM

los angeles home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging Consultations - 03/06/09 01:37 AM
Home Staging Consultations by Los Angeles Times Featured Home StagerOur Comprehensive Home Staging Consultations act as a 'road map' to prepare your home for sale. We assess your home and tell you everything you need to do to get your home in prime selling condition. You can do all the work yourself, do some of the work and hire us to do the rest, or hire Moving Mountains Design to stage your home to perfection. Some of the items a consultation covers are:*Paint color choices*Carpet choices (if needed)*Furniture layout and arrangement*Which features of your house to accentuate*Curb appeal*Organizing and decluttering*Pre-moving check … (25 comments)

los angeles home stager: Staging A House To Sell In Encino - 02/26/09 01:41 PM
Last week, we had the great pleasure of staging another beautiful home in Encino for my favorite builder. We moved the furniture and our accessories from a different Encino home we had staged for him which sold. I love working with this builder because the quality of construction is excellent, his attention to detail is amazing and his homes are always so well designed. Both houses are similar in style, and while the square footage of each house was different, we staged the same number of rooms (except for one bedroom, a wine cellar and media room). The furniture fit in … (28 comments)

los angeles home stager: Los Angeles Home Stagers Appreciation Event. Thank you Brook Furniture! - 02/04/09 03:26 AM
Brook Furniture Los Angeles Home Stager Appreciation Event!Brook Furniture is generously hosting a day of networking, learning and lunch for all Los Angeles Home Stagers. And the best part? Its FREE!Who?     All professional home stagers are invitedWhere?     Brook Furniture Distribution Center
                   18960 E. San Jose Ave.                            City of Industry, CA 91748When?     Monday February 9, 2009, 10:00AMThe Agenda:10:00 - 11:00 AM Networking and socializing11:00 AM-12:00 Noon Presentation about SEO (search engine optimization) by Professional Stager Cindy Lin from Staged 4 More12:00 -  1:00PM Lunch and presentation about adding custom window treatments to your offerings for additional income, presented … (19 comments)

los angeles home stager: Selling Apples? Talk to the oranges: Finding networks, clients and customers in unlikely places - 01/06/09 04:30 AM
I'm reblogging this post, not only for the obvious reason that Julie featured me in the post, but also because it is a powerful demonstration of the value of going outside your comfort zone to find new clients and an audience. I first met Julie on Twitter (@WritingRoads) and I'm so glad we hooked up.

I just published this post on my blog and wanted to share it with you: 1) to say thank you for the incredible support and conversation I've experienced here, and 2) because I think this is an experience that we can all benefit from … (23 comments)

los angeles home stager: Your Home Staging Business - You've Got Questions, I've Got Answers! - 01/05/09 08:29 AM
Your Home Staging Business- You've got questions, I've got answers!
? ? ? After the recent round of  RESA/Stage It Forward Round Tables, it became clear that many professional home stagers, newbies and veterans alike, had a lot of questions about the business of home staging. I'm a big believer in the saying "A rising tide raises all boats", meaning the more successful one professional stager is, the more successful we all have a chance of being. As a successful veteran home staging business owner, I am opening up the floor to questions about the business of home staging. This will … (46 comments)

los angeles home stager: Your Home Staging Business - What certification did you get to become a home stager? Would it be beneficial for me to get this? - 01/05/09 07:16 AM
Your Home Staging Business - What certification did you get to become a home stager??  Would it be beneficial to me to get this?Here is the first question and answer in my blog series Your Home Staging Business - You've Got Questions, I've Got Answers!Q: What certification did you get to become a home stager??  Would it be beneficial to me to get this? from Marlene PelleginiA: Marlene, thanks for this question. I took the on-line classes provided by Home Staging Resource and I am "certified" by them. I thought it was a great program for what I needed. 'What I needed' … (11 comments)

los angeles home stager: Stage Your Kitchen With Feng Shui & Start 2009 Right! - 12/26/08 01:24 PM
Stage your kitchen with Feng Shui - Start 2009 Right! Welcome prosperity and good health with sound Feng Shui practices. With the New Year approaching, now is the perfect time to invite positive change into your life.There are many schools of Feng Shui with many different schools of thought as to how to achieve goals. Recommendations will vary from school to school and practitioner to practitioner. Often the focus is on compass direction,  which may necessitate moving the kitchen to another part of the house, or rearranging the major elements (stove, sink, refrigerator, etc.) Since most of us cannot afford to … (45 comments)

los angeles home stager: Pasadena Staged Home Sells in 5 Days! - 12/20/08 08:33 AM
Staged Pasadena home sells in 5 days!
I called the Listing Agent of a Pasadena cottage we staged 2 weeks ago, just to check in and lend support where needed. The listing agent told me that they got an offer after 5 days on the market and the house was now in escrow! The listing agent paid for the staging and we only staged the living room, dining room and kitchen to keep costs down. It is rare for the LA to pay for the staging, at least among the agents I work with, but this listing agent and her investor client have an ongoing relationship with … (26 comments)

los angeles home stager: Staging For The Holidays - 11/07/08 01:54 PM
Have you considered Home Staging for the Holidays? 
************************************************************************************************************************I have noticed a number of stagers talking about business slowing down around this time of year. Have you considered offering "Staging For The Holidays" services? I'm not talking about putting up Christmas decorations (or decorations for your religious holiday of choice) although that can be part of the services offered. I'm talking about helping homeowners primp and prepare their homes for holdiay visitors.
Business hasn't slowed down for us at Moving Mountains Design Home Staging. In fact I am looking to hire another assistant to help get through the holidays. Besides … (57 comments)

los angeles home stager: Home Staging For Seniors - 10/25/08 02:42 PM
Home staging for Seniors This past Thursday, I was invited along with Annie Pinsker-Brown and Karen Ann Thornton to do a presentation on home staging for Los Angeles seniors. There were 90 audience members. I didn't know Karen prior to the event, but I do know Annie from a few Round Tables and Active Rain. It was an incredible event, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Karen and I sent Annie examples of what we would each be speaking about, and Annie kindly compiled the whole into a PowerPoint presentation. Karen spoke about painting, repairs and landscape issues as … (50 comments)

los angeles home stager: Closing In On 80,000 Points! - 10/15/08 11:10 AM
OK, so I'm 30,000 points late. I just found out about The Active Rain Bronze Star Hall of Fame group by reading a post by Missy Caulk Platinum Hall of Fame............another milestone . Until reading Missy's post, I was unaware these groups existed.
As of this moment in time, I've got 77,640 points and I am fast closing in on 80,000, which I hope to do by this weekend:o)) I have really enjoyed earning every one of those points, and look forward to the next 80,000. Now that I have this blogging thing down, hopefully I will get the next 80,000 faster … (25 comments)

los angeles home stager: Getting Your Home Sold In This Market - 10 Steps To Success - 10/13/08 03:42 AM
Want to get your home sold in this difficult market? Here's 10 steps for moving your home from "for sale" to "SOLD!". I'm here to tell you that homes are selling, some very quickly, even in this market. Most of the Los Angeles homes we stage are selling in less than 30 days, some with multiple offers. Want to know what those home sellers are doing to help their homes get sold?



los angeles home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging - A Happy Client Is Worth Their Weight In Gold - 10/06/08 02:44 PM
There is nothing more valuable to a business person (home stager) than a happy client who volunteers to tell the world how highly he thinks of the service you provided. They are truly worth their weight in gold.
Last month we staged a house in Valencia, CAfor our client. Happily we destaged it a little more than a month later (last week)  because it sold and escrow was about to close. Please keep in mind that approximately 50% of the homes on the market in Valencia are foreclosures and short sales.
Here, in its entirety, is the email testimonial I received from my client … (23 comments)

los angeles home stager: Home Goods Is Coming to La Canada! - 10/05/08 09:31 AM
Home Goods is opening a store in La Canada!
I was very excited to read in the Sunday Los Angeles Times today that Home Goods is opening a new store in La Canada-Flintridge. I will no longer be forced to drive the 26+ miles in each direction to shop at one of my favorite home decor stores. The new store is just a hop, skip and a jump from my home and my warehouse.
The new store will be located at the La Canada Flintridge Town Center at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and Angeles Crest Highway (2 Fwy.). This is … (33 comments)

los angeles home stager: Alhambra Home Staging - An Updated Craftsman - 10/05/08 08:56 AM
Staging an updated Craftsman in Alhambra CA.
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging is know for staging multi-million dollar luxury estates in the Los Angeles Area. But we also stage lots of more modest homes in lower price points.
Last week we staged a beautiful updated Craftsman home in Alhambra CA. The homeowners were very willing to do most of the suggested repairs and fixes, beyond those they had already undertaken, and they followed my instructions to the letter, especially on the curb appeal issues.

Living room of updated Craftsman in Alhambra before home staging. Those window treatments darkened the room … (32 comments)

los angeles home stager: Los Angeles Area RESA - SIF Round Table November 14 - 09/15/08 03:14 PM
The Los Angeles area professional home stagers RESA / Stage It  Forward Round Table is scheduled for Friday November 14, 2008 at the Brook Furniture Rental Showroom in Sherman Oaks, CA.
This event is OPEN TO ANY AND ALL HOME STAGERS regardless of experience, education, affiliation or accreditation. You do not have to be the member of any organization to attend. All professional home stagers are welcome to join us as we discuss moving the home staging industry forward.
We may have a couple of well know stagers from other parts of the country in attendance as well. More information to … (28 comments)

los angeles home stager: Long Beach Home Staging: Photos and Testimonial - 09/15/08 06:24 AM
This Long Beach home sold two weeks after staging (after sitting for two months with no offers) and the homeowner was thrilled. 60 DOM before staging - SOLD in 14 days after staging by Moving Mountains Design. Here is her testimonial:
"Michelle Minch is absolutely delightful to do business with, and a genius at what she does (STAGING!!).  My beautiful "cottage" was on the market for two months without a decent offer.  I had the greatest realtor ever and she was working the property.  And we had to keep dropping the price along with the crazy and difficult market.  But no offers!!
I read an … (29 comments)

los angeles home stager: Encino Home Staging: More Luxury Estate Photos - 08/08/08 04:14 PM
More photos from the beautiful estate home staging in Encino CA by Moving Mountains Design Home Staging

Overhead shot of the staged living room

Ground level shot of the staged living room

Fireplace staging detail

Gentleman's Den after staging

Another view of the Gentleman's Den

Powder room staged

Click here to view a slide show and get more information about this luxury estate in Encino CA
Disclaimer: All photos in this post were taken by Michelle Minch. All photos in the slide show were taken by a professional photographer.
Moving Mountains Design … (18 comments)

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Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

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Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

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