Stagers - Here's your Sign!

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Home Stager with FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor

 Aries : You are superior to none when it comes to making appointments, blogging, chatting with agents, and getting that foot in the door. You are a natural promoter, and have no problems passing out your cards like you ordered a million of them. You give off an excellent first impression, but sometimes you tend to lollygag a bit on deadlines. Your phone rings off the hook, but somehow, a lot of your leads don't pan out the way you expect. The craziest things always seem to happen to you. Your always very concerned about the end-result of the photography and address the exterior staging.


Taurus: You adore the act of transforming homes into showplaces. The process itself thrills you to no end, and you can't wait to see each item in it's place. Constantly rearranging until each decorative object has been switched around from room to room many times, right up until the last second of final reveal is a common tendency. You find inspiration in your dreams and often come off as not being confident in your decisions. Nothing could be further from the truth, as you are absolutely confident in yourself and you know when something DOESN'T belong before you find out what DOES belong. You love staging ANY room you can get your hands on.

 

Gemini: You can talk staging all day long, no matter who is or is not around. Theory fascinates you, and your favorite thing is watching/viewing other stagers work to find out how they tick. You read all the books there are, and still, the art of staging never fails to fascinate you. You tend to have a tough time with choosing and buying accessories, and shopping for them always sounds like a great idea, but you end up frustrated and tense. You love staging offices and craft rooms. You are always seeking "the purpose."


Cancer: You tend to really love to lifestyle accessorize, especially with faux foods, throws, and cozy things like tea cups and coffee beans. To you, it's all about extreme sensory comfort and pampering. You love staging the dining rooms and kitchens the best. You tend to linger long after the staging is done, and wonder from room to room and feel the vibe of the property, and are always shocked at your own skills and abilities. You know you are good, but you are taken back by how good you really are.


Leo: Your thing is lighting and mirrors, and you never feel there are enough of either. You like the bling effect, and find it a little hard to tone down your personal taste. You tend to feel your colors are louder or more intense than they should be. You have strong tastes and feel they need to be reigned in for the average bear to appreciate you. In reality, your gutsy color schemes and dramatic touches are the envy of many of your peers.


Virgo: It isn't clean until every inch of the house looks like it was just built yesterday. You fret over every thing and would iron the paper towels if you thought you could get away with it. You shoot and re-shoot your pics dozens of times, and comb them for flaws. It has to truly pass muster, and smell like the clouds of Heaven. You back out of the house on your way out, shut the door, then open it one more time and stick your head in just to be sure. KItchens and Guest Bedrooms are your favorites.


Libra: Shiny things, velvety things, and color subtlety are high priorities. You'd stage houses even if you had to pay the client to do it. Staging is your drug of choice, and you need it bad. When business is slow, you feel anxious and twitchy. You are all about the living room/shared areas. Always on the lookout for the newest look, you are a true decor and function aficionado and would gladly follow your favorite designers off a cliff. It's in your blood, and you will never give it up. Ever.

 

Scorpio: Your favorite room to stage is the Master bedroom and bathroom, and spa-like doesn't cut it enough for you. It has to be romantically charged. In fact, you like the whole house to feel just plain sexy. You prefer staging high-end homes and usually are not to excited about giving advice on the exterior. Exotic stone, extremely fine cabinetry, and exquisite hardware and fixtures are your calling card when you get the chance to choose them. You feel a rush of power just touching these types of materials, and you touch them a lot!


Sagittarius: No staging client is too far away for you to turn down an appointment. Delivering great service is very important to you and you have no problem going the extra mile. You tend to prefer a transitional, rather eclectic look. You are very versatile and can almost always find some way of weaving the client's own belongings into the scene. Repeat clients are not a problem for you to cultivate. You prefer an earthy approach and are drawn to incorporate a little bit of the exotic in your work.


Capricorn: Your greatest strength is organization and keeping everything and everyone on a tight schedule You are a natural born project manager. You really feel the pressure when you are behind. You have a fresh way with traditional furnishings and you actually prefer to shy away from high-end/big budget stagings. You are all to happy and quite satisfied to do your thing on a mid-priced tract house than anything else. You prefer a challenge, and feel a fancy house with a high budget is too easy and therefore no fun at all. Your favorite rooms to stage are dining rooms and eat-in kitchens, as you are always hoping to appeal to a family as a whole.

 

Aquarius: You love the big picture, and always are looking for new ways to enlarge it. Never satisfied, always seeking ways to improve the whole process, you are confounded by any resistance you encounter. You see all sides of the coin, and while you understand when someone doesn't see it your way, you can't help but think that is seems that people are a little bit stupid. You have a strong will on the job. You are very focused and your work tends to bowl your clients over, in a good way. You are impatient and hard to work with sometimes, but your resolute decisions and belief in your craft never fail to impress. Clients remember your words long after you have come and gone.

 

Pisces: You are routinely struck by the stories behind the house and the clients. You don't stop staging until the room "feels" right more than looks right. you are often not thrilled with the scale or color of an item, but you get it anyway, and are shocked to find it is almost always the perfect item. Once you are done staging a house, it chokes you up a little bit. You find yourself bonding with the house as a person, like it is your patient and you are it's doctor. Goodbyes are painful, as you really put your heart and soul into your work. You like to stage the patio areas, and the entry way the most.

Comments (29)

Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Michelle, I'm a picses and that is so "bang on" it is freaky!!! Although bathrooms are still my favorite to stage.

Sep 12, 2009 07:48 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Michelle, love your longer explanation of astrology, how it works and that you came away believing in YOU. Money well spent as far as I am concerned with taking the course. My sign was true as far as everything having its place, but I see many other signs as describing me as well.

Sep 12, 2009 08:41 PM
Michelle Molinari
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Cindy - If you are going to the RESA convention, pack a big suitcase! You may never go back to the Lone Star State!

Hey Lori - my Sun is in Aquarius. I might have a little insight on that sign! I always love meeting other Aquarians. They make the most sense to me.

Hi Sherry - Pisces Sun and a Libra Rising! How ever can you get outta bed in the morning? LOL - I bet you just LOVE your stuff, too. So much emotional bonding going on with your things... but I bet it looks really great all put  together.Librans just have a way with decor.

Hi Jackson - well, you are a water sign, so it's no wonder. Pisceans are the wisest of all the signs. They represent the highly evolved sage (Aries are the brand new babies). I'd love to do your chart - it would be like peeking in under your bed!

Michelle - Thanks! It really is complicated stuff. So, you are a Taurus? You really love what you do, because Taureans only do what they love.

Glad you guys are enjoying it. It was fun to write.

~Michelle

Sep 12, 2009 10:14 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

How fun Michelle!  Thanks for sharing. 

Sep 12, 2009 10:23 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I love this post, Michelle.

The description used for Virgo is spot-on. In fact, it scares me just how accurate that was/is. And while I haven't ironed paper towels, I have ironed towels (not kidding). I strive for perfection and if one thing is off, I can't leave it alone until it suits me.  It's tuff being me (smile).

Kathy

Sep 13, 2009 03:13 AM
Michelle Molinari
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Hi Michelle - You are most welcome.

Hi Kathy - Yep, you Virgos are something else,I tell ya. I'd put money on it that half of those diagnosed with OCD have a lot of heavy dose of Virgo going on. I have, like, no Virgo energy happening. I sure could have used SOME somewhere in my chart.

I know drive Virgos insane, but I have to have them around me to keep me from derailing the train.

And I am supposed to be organizing tax stuff today, but look where I am...

Where are all the Virgos when I need them?

~Michelle

 

Sep 13, 2009 04:00 AM
Matt Shepard
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA

 

Very clever and verly true. Thanks for the smile.

Sep 13, 2009 06:33 AM
Michelle Molinari
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And thank you for the compliment, Matt!

Sep 13, 2009 08:51 AM
Michele Rose
Rose-Colored Staging - Mount Holly Township, NJ
Burlington County Home Staging & Redesign

Michelle, I found this to be really, really accurate and it gave me a good laugh!  My sister and business partner, the Cancer, is always buying faux bread and fruit, while I, the Libra, am addicted to fake fur throws.  Very funny!

Sep 13, 2009 12:04 PM
Michelle Molinari
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Michele- So glad you liked it and found something to make you laugh!

My sister Sue is a Libra and she is hilarious to shop with. She touches everything furry or silky and makes this wierd sound, like "eeeew" but not in a "that's icky "way, more like in a "that feels so good" way. You can hear here in the next aisle, "eeewing".

She's sure is easy to find in Bed Bath, and Beyond.

 

~Michelle

Sep 13, 2009 12:58 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

HI there!  I am a Capricorn and some is true-but I do not like staging kitchens at all and dining rooms are okay-not my favorite.  This is very fun!!  Will we be doing more of this at convention??

Sep 13, 2009 02:08 PM
Michelle Molinari
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Hi Cathy -

I sure HOPE not! LOL. Can't wait to meet you there!

 

~Michelle

Sep 13, 2009 07:16 PM
Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

This post is a hoot Michelle!What is so funny to me is that the commenter's who have revealed their signs do seem to be like their signs from reading their previous blogs/comments.

And yes, it is scarily accurate for me too (Taurus). "...you know when something DOESN'T belong before you find out what DOES belong" is the most accurate statement of all for me.

Sep 14, 2009 09:16 AM
Külli Yee ~ Metro Vancouver Home Staging
Ilus Design ~ Home staging, re-design and organizing - Port Coquitlam, BC

Michelle, funny post! I'm a Virgo and have to pretty much agree with the description. I would iron the paper towels if I could get away with it and if the place smells like the clouds of Heaven, well then I'm truly happy:)

Sep 14, 2009 04:15 PM
Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Professional Home Stager Inland Empire

What a fun post.  I am a Taurus and my husband has always laughed at my constantly changing and rearranging things in our own house.  It's worse when business is slow.!

Sep 15, 2009 11:21 AM
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

great post Michelle!  What can you share about being born on the cusp? (is that what is referred to on the day of transition from one sign to the other?)

I am August 23rd and always seem to be more Virgo than Leo.  Thanks for doing this -- It would be fun to see advice on areas to focus for improvements based on signs!

You are too fun.

 

Featured in the newbie group!

 

 

Sep 16, 2009 12:05 AM
Michelle Molinari
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Hi Debra,

So glad you enjoyed it! I love Taureans. We always seem to see eye to eye.

Hi Kulli  -

the world would fall apart without the Virgos!

Ana -

I should have known you were a Taurus!!!

Hi Karen - 

There are a couple of schools of thought on that. I personally believe that being born on the cusp does not influence your personality toward that upcoming sign. It's like being in a shoe store where there are no half-sizes. If a size 7 is too tight, and a size 8 is too loose. you still can't function wearing a tight shoe, and therefore, you have to wear the size 8, and get a gel insert!

HOWEVER - seeing which signs all your planets were in when you were born can be very enlightening.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE BIRTH CHART. You will need to know your birth place and EXACT birth time as it states on your birth certificate.

That is a great way to see your rising sign and moon sign. Then, your horoscopes might make a lot more sense!

~Michelle

 

 

 

Sep 16, 2009 04:24 AM
Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Professional Home Stager Inland Empire

Michelle, is that good or bad LOL, am I really that obvious!

Sep 16, 2009 12:03 PM
Michelle Molinari
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It's good, LOL!

And you strike me as  exhibiting all the good Taurean traits!

~Michelle

Sep 16, 2009 04:07 PM
Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

This is great Michelle! I loved it! I used to live with an Astrologer (A Leo-the love of my life!) I'd love to know what flavor pie I am? I'm a Virgo but I have Leo rising, Leo moon and 5 planets n Leo. I think I'm some kind of walking contradiction.

I needed a laugh tonight! Great post and I love your warts and my warts and all! They are what makes us unique! Good stuff!

Sep 21, 2009 01:00 PM