Realtor Showcase 2010

Home Stager with Ready 2 Stage

Last week was the River Counties Association of Realtors Annual Showcase in Cleveland Tennessee.  This venue allows us exposure to 100+ Realtors and we get to share our information with them.  We thoroughly enjoyed our two hours of networking and we are hoping for some new calls and jobs in the near future.  

This year our booth was decorated to "shine."  Our movie theme was glittering with stars and candlelight, and of course a spotlight on our banner hanging above the table.  A friend let me borrow her "vintage-looking" popcorn machine and we filled bags labeled:  "Your listing "pops" with Ready 2 Stage.  We also gave out bottled water with our label attached--didn't want our salty popcorn to dehydrate them! We also had little "emmy" trophies to give away that were labeled:  "For award winning listings contact Ready 2 Stage"  Don't think that I came up with these catchy slogans on my own!  My super encouraging staging guru Sheila O'Mara is a genius when it comes to those!

Didn't get a good picture of it, but we also had a red carpet in front of our table.  I simply laid down two red plastic table cloths and duct taped them to the carpet.  The red carpet led to our computer slide show that was running our before and after pics.  Thanks to Sarah & Heidi of RCAR for their hard work, for making us feel so welcome and for pulling our name in the drawing for an Outback Steakhouse gift card!  


Have you considered adding a Staging Consultation to your listing package?  Makes great business sense and your listings will "Shine."

READY 2 STAGE VENDOR BOOTH   Staging with Ready 2 Stage is a great value

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Ready 2 Stage Home Staging & Redesign serves all of Southeast Tennessee

Lori Donegan--Founder & Owner

Crystal Clarey--Staging Assistant

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Comments (10)

Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

This was a great opportunity and your booth looked great Lori!

Apr 13, 2010 01:53 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Thank You Karen!  Ready for the calls to start rolling in!

Apr 13, 2010 02:27 AM
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

What great ideas for a booth! So creative. Love the popcorn idea!

Apr 17, 2010 02:55 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Thanks Annie!  We always have such fun doing these shows.  I always talk to so many that my voice is almost gone by the time it is over.  Thanks for your comment.

Apr 17, 2010 08:52 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


I love your well thought out and put together.  All the catchy and creative ideas are great!  Thanks for sharing your booth and the clever ideas!  I wish you wonderful success with this...lots and lots of calls.

Apr 20, 2010 06:47 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

thank you Linda!  Much success to you as well.

Apr 20, 2010 11:34 PM
Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

How cool!  Love what you did - then again I always do!  You are so creative and your displays always look fabulous!  Hope you get lots of business!  Love how you put the label under the Great Value part of their label - genius!

Apr 24, 2010 03:01 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Sheila-- I so appreciate you and your encouragement.  Many, many of my ideas have come from your creative and catchy slogans.  I hope w'mart doesn't mind me using them a bit! Ha  thanks for your comment!

Apr 25, 2010 12:57 AM
Robin North
Dramatic Spaces Home Staging and Design - Cambridge, ON

I love your creativity Lori and that is what we need in the home staging business.  Your theme is fabulous!

Apr 28, 2010 04:56 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Robin--Thank you for your kind words.  It was really fun to network with the Realtors and I love decorating--of any kind! 

Apr 28, 2010 11:07 AM