How we organized Four local stagers working together

Home Stager with Ready Set Stage


I just posted a blog about how four local stagers worked together on a Parade Home for a builder, and there was some interest in how we organized it. 

I had a local builder, who has one home staged with me, approach me a couple of months ago and asked if I could help him out with a home he is entering in the parade.  He needed it to stay in a budget that was small.  I told him I would work with him to help him, not to worry, it would look great. 

As the president of the Greensboro Chapter of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners, I hold a meeting in our area once a month.  We have a small chapter, about 9 girls.  Most of them are just starting out their businesses and are still trying to figure things out.  I thought, wouldn't it be great if we all worked together, picked a room in the house and staged it for this builder at no charge.  We could put our business cards in the room we staged to show our work. 

I ran this by the chapter and had the girls on board.  We were VERY lucky because Angele Carlson, has loads of furniture and accessories.  She was very generous in letting us use her furnishings and accessories.  We decided we would all give Angele some money for letting us do that. 

We all got together and organized what furniture and accessories we were going to use.  We charged the builder for delivery only.  We all helped load the delivery truck, and our cars were full too, and helped unload the furniture. 

We decided the easiest way to do it was to all help with everything.  We all started on a room and helped each other hang pictures, gave our input on accessories, etc...

It took us about a week to do everything starting with the sorting of furniture, but we finally finished.  I contacted our local paper and asked them if they would do a story.  They agreed and are featuring it in the Real Estate section this Sunday. 

I had such a great time.  They are a GREAT bunch of girls and wish everyone lots of business and success. 

Thanks Lori Nicholson with Stylishly Staged, Kim Lee with All About Image,   and Angele Carlson with Curtain Call home staging, (her website is not available yet).

Did I mention that Andrew Mayon with Triad Real Estate Photography is going to photograph the home for us too at no charge???  Thanks Andrew!!!!!!  We love you man.

Here is a slideshow of our work.  Enjoy!


Ready Set Stage

Small Changes, Huge Results

Staging homes in the Triad



Comments (11)

Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

That project must have been a lot of fun. The before and after pictures are great

Apr 15, 2010 12:11 AM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Thanks Bill.  We had such a great time.  It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. 

Apr 15, 2010 12:15 AM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

What a great opportunity and collaborative effort Chrissie! I bet the builder was thrilled.

Apr 15, 2010 12:21 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

I love hearing stories about stagers working together, and this is a good one Chrissie. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you get lots of work out of it.

Apr 15, 2010 01:54 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

What a great story and I loved reading about it!! Best wishes to all of you and your kind, generous efforts.

Apr 15, 2010 02:23 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Chrissie - I loved watching the video - felt like I was actually there.  It was so much fun seeing you guys unload all the staging items.  Of course, the after shots speak for themselves.  I love the big red hutch in the kitchen.  Looks like you had a great time.

Apr 15, 2010 03:02 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

How fun Chrissie! I just love hearing those stories. Working together with other stagers is a great experience. Best of luck for future happenings.

Apr 15, 2010 03:08 AM
Cari Anderson
Danville, CA

Woo Hoo! AWESOME slide show (love that song!) - you guys rock. Looks like you had a lot of fun and the house is just gorgeous (the architecture and the staging). It's so wonderful to see all these people come together to help out the builder. I'm sure he is so appreciative. Best wishes to all of you!

Apr 15, 2010 05:16 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Really shows a generous spirit on everyone's part!  Julie

Apr 16, 2010 01:42 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

I loved watching the video...looks like you all work together so well.  The results are just fabulous!!!  Thanks for posting the story I enjoyed hearing how it all came together!

Apr 18, 2010 06:36 PM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

I bet that was a blast working together.  What a great idea.  I hope you are all rewarding for your generosity and hard work.

May 10, 2010 06:00 AM