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.
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! http://www.photoshow.com/watch/SG7Fi2Bz
Small Changes, Huge Results
Staging homes in the Triad