northwest arkansas: OREO... Not The Cookie - 09/15/09 02:50 PM
 OREO...Other Real Estate Owned

This is what most banks refer to for their Other Real Estate Owned...Foreclosures!
Ready, Set, Stage! has been trying to break into this market for months, knowing we can help our local banks with their OREO's.
What happened this week! We have received two calls from Realtors that said the bank has requested bids for Home Staging!
I'm not getting to excited yet, but this is a positive sign that Northwest Arkansas banks are looking into a great marketing tool!
Kudos to any bank that is exploring Home Staging. Unlike the OREO cookie (being so sweet, your OREO's … (13 comments)

northwest arkansas: Getting your home ready for market – “Move-in Ready” is Key - 08/17/09 10:13 AM
This post comes from Lori Cain, of Tulsa, OK
I'm always pleased to see Realtors posting about the power of Home Staging. Thanks Lori!

Getting your home ready for market – “Move-in Ready” is Key - Unless absolutely impossible, it is my preference to prepare my listings to be “move-in ready” BEFORE they go on the market.
Because our inventory of homes is high and Buyers have much from which to choose, YOUR home needs to have the WOW factor.
When the Buyer walks through your door, they need to say, “I can LIVE here. In fact, I could move … (2 comments)

northwest arkansas: Ready, Set, Stage! Guest Speaker-Arkansas Institute of Real Estate - 08/05/09 02:45 PM
Arkansas Institute of Real Estate will offer a CE class for NWA Realtors this Friday at the Metro Area Board Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
I have been invited to be the guest speaker. My presentation will concentrate on the following:
What Home Staging is and isn't Benefits of Staging Types of Staging Before and After photos Talking to homeowners and overcoming their objectives How much does Home Staging cost Hiring a Home Stager The future of Home Staging The Arkansas Institute of Real Estate has recognized the benefits of Home Staging and is the first in the Northwest Arkansas area to bring this educational … (8 comments)

northwest arkansas: It's Time...To Get Your Home Ready For Fall! - 08/02/09 03:30 PM
It's time to get your homes ready for the fall market. We all know that the selling season starts to slow right before the holidays. So don't let your home continue to sit on the market. Get it "show" ready!
Ready, Set, Stage! is offering lower fees for the month of August to help you!
Give us a call or email us! We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have. We also offer FREE estimates!
Remember the cost of Staging is less than a price reduction!
Don't wait! Call us today!

northwest arkansas: Before & Afters...Owners Transferred, We Had The Run Of The House! - 07/20/09 03:31 PM
These homeowners have already been transferred and the Realtor called in Ready, Set, Stage! to stage this home using what the homeowners left behind. Except for the dining room, Ready, Set, Stage! leased a five piece dining set back to the homeowners to update this area.  We also recommended that the kitchen/family room be repainted. We used Sherwin Williams Macadamia (I love this color, I have it in my own home)  that added so much warmeth to this huge area. The out of state homeowners and Realtor were thrilled with the end result.


northwest arkansas: 1003 Edinburgh, Bentonville, AR - 07/10/09 10:02 AM
Listed by: Tara Cummings, ReMax Real Estate Results, Bentonville, AR
Staging by: Donna Schoby, Ready, Set, Stage!, Fayetteville, AR
Photos by: Brick Road Visuals, Bentonville, AR
MLS# 564445
Listing Price $369,900.00


northwest arkansas: Yahoo...Home Staging Is On A Roll In Northwest Arkansas! - 07/03/09 04:35 PM
A little over a year ago I was here on AR asking questions and advice on how to get my name out and grow my business. I was so busy in the month of June that I didn't even have time to think about how many homes I was working on. I stopped last night to make a count. Ready, Set, Stage! worked on 9 homes in Northwest Arkansas last month, and we have two more scheduled for next week! It looks like Home Staging is on a roll in Northwest Arkansas!
It's funny but when I first started I was … (11 comments)

northwest arkansas: Meet The Stager...Realtor Open House! - 06/23/09 08:28 AM
Realtor Open House Wednesday June 24, 11:30 - 1:00 Clabber Creek, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Tour two beautiful homes: Lunch at 2417 Water Way and Dessert at 4180 Morning Mist, Fayetteville, AR
Door prizes - bring your cards!
I will be present at 4180 Morning Mist to give away $125.00 in door prizes and answer your staging questions. Come meet the Stager...and have lunch, win some prizes and view two beautiful homes.
Hope to see you there!

northwest arkansas: Northwest Arkansas Project Realtor Restore Date Set, Join Us!!! - 04/03/09 10:24 AM

When: April 18, 2009
Time: 8:00
Where: The corner of James & Powell, Springdale, AR
Project Realtor Restore Mission Statement
Arkansas Realtors Association, through their local boards, will collaborate with municipalities across the state to help ensure a safe and clean living environment for those living in areas of cities and towns experiencing decline or blight.
Realtors across Arkansas will use their networking capabilities to recruit volunteers to participate in local clean-up efforts on quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.
By acting as community corrdinators for these projects, Arkansas Realtors will assume the leadership role and help guide their communities … (0 comments)

northwest arkansas: Welcome Home...1559 Williams Way, Fayetteville, AR - 04/01/09 10:02 AM
Welcome home...1559 Williams Way, Fayetteville, AR. MLS#553041. Contact Dana Lamar, Bassett Mix & Assoc.
This is a great family home with an open floor plan. Plenty of space for family and friends. Lot is over 2 acres. 2500+ s.f. home. Ready for a new family!

northwest arkansas: Northwest Arkansas...#4 on Forbes list! - 03/28/09 07:36 AM
 Northwest Arkansas ranks #4 on the Forbes list of best places for business and careers.
Northwest Arkansas is a GREAT place to work and live, check out these sites for more information on NWA
Forbes article :
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Northwest Arkansas Events online
Northwest Akransas Ozarks
Northwest Arkansas

northwest arkansas: Good News For The Northwest Arkansas Market! - 02/05/09 02:37 PM
I visit with Realtors on a regular basis. Attend the monthly Board meetings of two local Boards and several networking groups. This is the good news I'm hearing from area Realtors.
The market is starting to move again. Several Realtors have told me that they are showing homes and having buyers make an offer only to find out that the home is already under contract!
They are noticing more visits to their websites and receiving more calls! This is what we want to hear!

northwest arkansas: I Feel It In My Bones - 02/04/09 01:49 PM
I'm old but I don't mean the weather!
What I feel is how I KNOW the staging industry is growing and will continue to grow. I'm so excited about the new year and what it WILL bring. This is one of the hardest times economically for our country, but the more I network and work my market the more confidence I have for the staging industry and the future of my company.
I'm so excited about 2009 that I can't sleep at night. I think I set goals in my sleep. I have so many new ideas racing in my mind and so many … (18 comments)

northwest arkansas: Ready, Set, Stage! 2008 Statistics - 02/02/09 12:16 AM
2008 Statistics on vacant homes staged by Ready, Set, Stage!
90% of staged homes received offers 80% of staged homes sold or leased Staging is working for Northwest Arkansas!
Ready, Set, Stage! offers FREE estimates for vacant homes.
Call today to learn about our February Special!

northwest arkansas: Using What The Homeowner Already Had...Warmed Up This Space! - 11/15/08 06:14 AM
This is a perfect example of how inexpensive adding some warmth to a space can be. This homeowner already had great wall color and bedding. But the room was lacking the warmth needed to really show the space. I shopped what the homeowner already had. Not one penny was spent on adding to this space.
BTW this is a smart homeowner that has contacted me PRIOR TO LISTING HER PROPERTY!