charlotte real estate: Virtual Staging Addressed by NAR Ethics Professional - 05/26/10 05:33 AM
Realtor Magazine addressed virtual staging from an ethical standpoint in its June 2010 issue.  The title of the article is "Virtual Staging: Stay True to Disclosing."
Virtual Staging is a low-cost option in this tough economy provided the Realtor clearly discloses that the photos have been altered.
According to Bruce Aydt, Sr. VP and General Counsel of Prudential Alliance and a former chair of National Association of Realtor's Professional Standards Committee,
"The safest course when using any kind of visual alteration, including virtual staging, is to disclose in a clear and conspicuous way that the images have been altered or enhanced.  That way viewers … (2 comments)

charlotte real estate: Check, Check, Check and Re Check Your Home Stager! - 05/10/10 02:50 AM
Home staging is one of the hottest businesses to start to get rich quick - or so the media says.  If you combine all the publicity the home staging industry is getting with all the women out of work, plus add in all the people who think it's fun to decorate - you get a stew with a lot of rotten potatoes.
Take your city for example.  Go online to Google and type in your city name and "home stagers."  You will likely get several pages of results.  And some of the home stager's web sites you will find are quite snappy!  The photos look great and the written … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Update from High Point 2010 Spring Furniture Market - 04/20/10 02:22 AM
Can you say, "Glam!?"  Wow, what eye candy at High Point yesterday!  Glad to see mirrored furniture is still showing.  I saw a lot of that.  It's tough to transport, but I do have some pieces I use in staging.  Sorry to say that microfiber was not shown.  I saw one dining room set with chairs in microfiber - the salesman commented that it was last year's model.  Microfiber has been replaced by velvet.  I've been purchasing market samples for years and I noticed velvet was popping up last year.  I do have 2 velvet glam sofas I purchased last year that … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Rural Gastonia, NC Cape Cod Home For Sale on 1.5 Acres! - 03/02/10 04:59 AM
$274,900 3-4 BR, 3 BA + Finished Upstairs Bonus Room on 1.5-acre country lot!
POSSIBLE LEASE- Home is like new,located in the country on 1.5 acres, the land next to it is available, (2.4 acres)- office can be turned into 4th. bedroom-3 full baths w/finished bonus room- attic space for new office- no HOA, plenty of room for a pool, etc., granite counter tops and SS appliances- new toll road to be completed 2014- the broker is the owner/builder. 
Contact: Bryce Adkins at BSA Properties of the Carolinas  (704) 588-3236
Joan Inglis, REALTOR, ASP, ASPM,

charlotte real estate: Can You Handle Awkward Angles? - 02/18/10 04:43 AM
Once in a while a property comes along that proves you wrong!  What I planned for this room and how I staged it are two different things.  No wonder it sat vacant for many months with no sale and with feedback complaining that the buyers didn't know how they could place furniture.  I ended up taking a chair back to the warehouse and using the extra table I brought "just in case."  It was a fun challenge - like working a puzzle.  I'm happy with the results at every angle, the seller is happy and - as ususal - we're hoping for that fast … (4 comments)

charlotte real estate: Great Home For Sale in Rock Hill, SC - 01/25/10 12:32 PM
This savvy Realtor had this home staged prior to listing. She had her challenges since the property was a rental and the tenant had several pets. After a thorough cleaning, painting and new flooring, along with other improvements, I was called in to stage. Of course as usual, we are hoping for a fast sale. Contact Meg Bradley, Allen Tate Realtor, to view this wonderful home with huge rooms and inground pool. (803) 517-3452 … (1 comments)

charlotte real estate: Custom-built New Lake Wylie, SC Home for Sale 5904 Morning Star Rd. $549,900 - 01/02/10 05:08 PM
Contact Mary Sieck, REALTOR with Century 21 Palmetto Homes at 803-517-2190 to view this fabulous Jeff Carey Homes, LLC custom home on 1+ acre wooded lot. Full walk-out basement, 2 double garages, deck, patio, corner lot with access driveway at both streets! Enjoy the real estate show detailing some of this home's features and highlighting my furnishings and staging. Contact Mary to view and make an offer! Joan Inglis, Realtor, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Barb Schwarz in Person This Morning at Lowes - 12/09/09 09:00 PM
Barb Schwarz, the creator of home staging way back in 1972, and the creator of the home staging industry, is in Charlotte and will be at Lowes off South Blvd. at 217 Iverson Way, Charlotte, NC  28203 Thurs. 12/10/09 at 9:00 a.m.
Lowes will speak about their special discount program for REALTORS®.  Barb will speak to REALTORS® about staging.  A free continental breakfast will be served and the first 100 REALTORS® will receive a $50 Lowes gift card.
Barb Schwarz is a successful REALTOR® and home stager who is an extremely motivational speaker.  You won't want to miss this event!

charlotte real estate: Under Contract in 2 Weeks! - 11/22/09 02:59 AM
Yes, it's possible in this day and time to sell your listings fast.  And here's just one example of a vacant home that languished with no sale for many months.  Staged with my furniture and accessories, under contract within 2 weeks, and now waiting to close.  I have seen great success with home staging this year and my average time on market after staging is:  Under contract within 2 to 6 weeks!  I work throughout North and South Carolina with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2 million.  Staging works for all price ranges!

Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP

charlotte real estate: It's all about the Presentation! Staging Makes a Big Difference. - 10/20/09 04:09 PM
I've been staging a lot of homes this year that sat vacant for several months and then I was called in with my inventory.  Successes have been numerous.  Homes that had low marks in buyer feedback suddenly got high scores and the offers started coming in.  Good for the sellers, good for this stager. 
It was my pleasure to warm up this fabulous home today!  I'm hoping for good news soon.

Joan Inglis, Realtor, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP

charlotte real estate: A Home Tour Like No Other! - 10/09/09 07:04 PM
The Good Samaritan House charity home tour at 5904 Morning Star Rd. in Lake Wylie is not your usual fantasy, over-the-top decorated home tour.  As an Accredited Staging Professional Master, I have furnished this home with my high-end furniture and have staged the home to appeal to the majority.  I brought in artists to display their original work, so touring the home is like walking through a gallery. 
The tour runs through Oct. 25.  Speakers are scheduled and lunch is available on the weekends.  For complete details visit
Benefits Clover Area Assistance Center.
Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP

charlotte real estate: Tour Dates Set for Good Samaritan House - 07/30/09 04:01 PM
The tour dates are set for the 2009 Good Samaritan House charity home tour to benefit Clover Area Assistance Center (CAAC).  The home is located in Catawba Crest in Lake Wylie, SC at 5904 Morning Star Rd. 
Sponsorships are still available to enable you to take part in this meaningful project by helping people less fortunate, while exposing your business to the region's fellow business owners and individuals. More info can be found at
Sept. 30 - Oct. 18, Wed- Sun. 
11-5 Wed. - Fri., Sun.
10-5 Sat.
Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP


charlotte real estate: Lakefront Home Loves Color! - 07/20/09 03:02 PM
This Lake Norman beauty has been on the market vacant for 4 months.  It's gotten several showings, but brought yawns from the buyers.  I sparked it up with color today.  I hope it causes jaws to drop in a good way! 
I used the same formula that brought a quick sale to the last house that was adorned with these furnishings. 
It was such a pleasure staging this incredible piece of property.  Oh, how blessed I am to do what I love and get paid doing it :)
Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP


charlotte real estate: Vacant Shows the Flaws! - 07/04/09 01:49 PM
Wow, did this cute bungalow in Columbia, SC need staged!  I couldn't help but notice all the flaws throughout the house when I priced the house while it was vacant.  Also the empty rooms looked so small! 
Now that I've staged the house, buyers can focus on how cute it will look when they move in with their funishings - and how much room they have to fit their company.  I'm hoping for a fast sale.  It was listed with no offers for several months.
Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP


charlotte real estate: It's a Buyer's Market - and Their Buying the Homes That are Staged - 06/06/09 01:53 PM
I just spent all day today showing homes to a couple who is relocating here.  Guess which homes my clients liked - and ultimately made an offer on?  The homes that were staged and ready to sell! 
Whether the seller did the staging, the listing agent did the staging, or an Accredited Staging Professional was brought in to do the staging - those homes that were staged and ready to sell outshined the competition by a mile!
"I could just move right in," was echoed frequently by my buyer.  We're planning to close June 30.
In mid May, I was called upon to stage a "challenged" home that was on the … (3 comments)

charlotte real estate: Home Staging Excellence - 01/17/09 01:22 PM
Look for the Charlotte International Association of Home Staging Professionals Regional Chapter (CIRC) to Stage the WCNC Charity House in Overlook at Mt. Island Lake this spring.  The home is a High Performance home and we will be incorporating "green" staging techniques to complete this home for public viewing.
CIRC- Setting the standard for excellence in the home staging industry in the Charlotte Region!
Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM,

charlotte real estate: Home Staging 101 - 12/20/08 04:17 PM
When you put your home up for sale, it becomes a product.  There are many other products similar to yours that also are for sale.  You want your home to stand out from the competition.  You only have about 30 seconds to make a lasting impression when that buyer walks through your front door.
What will that buyer see?  Toys?  Pets?  Furniture ready to be hauled for donation?  Collections galore?  Or cold, empty, echoing rooms?
What will the buyer smell?  The diaper pail?  Kitty's box?  Cigarette smoke?  The fish you fried for lunch?  A stuffy, empty house?
All these things - and more - turn buyers off.
Granted, having your … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Learn About the Current Real Estate Market, Organization, and Home Staging at this Free Public Seminar! - 11/27/08 09:00 AM
The Charlotte International Association of Home Staging Professionals Regional Chapter (CIRC) will conduct a free seminar on real estate, organization, and home staging that will be open to the public. 
Chapter representatives including a REALTOR® and a Professional Organizer will conduct the educational seminar, which will discuss:
•         What's up with the Charlotte real estate market? 
Is it a good time to buy or sell? •         January is "National Get Organized Month." 
Learn what you can do to help you keep that most popular of all New Year's resolutions. •         Why home staging is important in this current economy. 
What you should know before deciding … (0 comments)

Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP (Carolina Spaces, LLC)

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