Active Rain- How do I Love Thee?

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Home Stager with Rising Moon Interiors

  I was just cruising my groups on active rain getting my usual home stager "pep talk" through the great posts shared by so many talented stagers! And I thought... you know where else can you find so many excellent tips for your business, along with a generous dose of humor?

  Not sure about the rest of you, but this has been a really long winter for me.  I must say, from a small business owner's standpoint, reading posts here on Active Rain has really gotten me through some low points. It's not just the success stories, I appreciate the posts where fellow stagers are bummed or frustrated (because we can all relate at one time or another). Could that be classified as "therapy"? Maybe, although this is alot more affordable.

  It is no piece of cake starting your own business, especially in todays economy... but, thanks to all you veteran & newbie home stagers who have taken the time to share your experiences and inspiring photos here on Active Rain!

 

P.S.- If any of you are interested, there is a tiny little group started by John Lupton that has a lot of potential for growth called "Succeed in Home Staging" Stop by & take a look, or better yet join & leave a post!

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Rainer
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Karen Nardella
The Emporium Your Home for Elegant Resale - Conway, NH

Good morning Holly, you are right it has been a long winter and I for one am so ready to see that last drip, drop of snow be gone.  I will go and look at the group John started.  Thanks for the share and just click your heals together and repreat "Spring is here, spring has sprung.  A little humor to take us out of winter.  I wish you a day full of "Abundance." 

Karen Nardella

Mar 30, 2009 09:29 PM #1
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Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Holly ~ I agree 100%! There are times that I have found a solution to a problem, had a question answered or just felt inspired by visiting Active Rain for a little while!

Mar 30, 2009 11:22 PM #2
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

What would I do without AR? The answers are all here if you take the time to look. Check out groups that you wouldn't normally. You will be surprized by what you will learn.

Mar 31, 2009 12:23 AM #3
Rainer
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Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Karen, We had a snow storm all day yesterday, but there are finally patches where I can see grass growing!! Your business sounds interesting. Consignment Emporium & Home Staging Outlet, what a fun concept!

Kathy, you are one of the stagers i have truly appreciated! I enjoy your posts, they always help me out!

Michelle,Thanks for your comment. I totally agree!

Mar 31, 2009 01:26 AM #4
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Thanks for the great info.  It would have been great if you included this blog in that group so we could have clicked the link at the bottom of your post and gone to join the group.  Off to find it now...

Mar 31, 2009 02:39 AM #5
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Gary Barnett
Home Matters - Indianapolis, IN
Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis

All of us from time to time are either therapists or those needing therapy.  Nice post.  I just joined the "Succeed in Home Staging" group.

Mar 31, 2009 04:56 AM #6
Rainer
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John Lupton
Elite Home Redesign, LLC - Washington, DC
The Premier Home Staging Company Servicing Washington DC, MD, VA

Oh Holly!  Thanks so much for taking the time to include my group in your post.  I really appreciate it.  Hopefully we can read some great posts in Succeed in Home  Staging!  It's amazing how much more we learn through AR.  It seems if we have a question or concern, look it up in a blog or group and 90% of the time, someone has the answer.  The Group Succeed in Home Staging can help even more readers.  

Have a great work week!

-John

Mar 31, 2009 07:08 AM #7
Rainer
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Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Hey Gary, so true on the therapy! Thanks for joining John's group. I just wanted to activate that group a little more. Mostly since we can all use helpful tips on succeeding in home staging!

John, no problem! I see Donna Scoby posted to the group already! See, we will grow your group yet!

Mar 31, 2009 08:26 AM #8
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Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Melissa- I will do that now!!! Thanks for the tip. I guess I was a little brain dead this A.M.

Mar 31, 2009 08:29 AM #9
Rainer
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Karen Nardella
The Emporium Your Home for Elegant Resale - Conway, NH

Hi Holly, your suggestion this morning lead me not only to join Johns group, but I found 25 more.  Who knew there was as much as here, not me...again thank you.  Karen

PS my business is my bliss and yes, it is moe than fun.  Hope that snow is gone soon.  Karen

Mar 31, 2009 10:23 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Active rain activity has led to acquaintances, great tips, better business ideas and new business for us.  One of the most valuable opportunity if to have fellow stagers to bounce things off -- many that I now call or email -- great friends and associates!

Apr 05, 2009 01:44 AM #11
Rainer
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Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Karen,

Glad you found so many groups! They truly are an invaluable resource!

 

Apr 05, 2009 02:15 PM #12
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Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Margaret-

I know what you mean, the stagers here are a real help!!!

Apr 05, 2009 02:17 PM #13
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