Top 10 Ways You Know You're A Home Stager...

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Home Stager with Home Staging Resource

The Home Staging field is NOT for everyone.  There are certain qualities and characteristics one should have before jumping into this industry and I go into those in a "Is Home Staging for You?" video (see right). 

But I thought it would be fun to do a David Lettermanesk take on this so I'm going to start it and feel free to jump in...

10 . You know you're a Home Stager when you've bought and sold 10 homes in the last 10 years..

9.  You know you're a Home Stager when you secretly arrange the accessories in your friends home while they're not looking...

8.  You know you're a Home Stager when HGTV is a permanent fixture on your TV

7.  You know you're a Home Stager when you're secretly in love with Roger from "Sell This House", Ty from "Extreme Home Makeover" and Craig from Active Rain

6.  You know you're a Home Stager when your earliest memories are of rearranging your nursery furniture...yes this is true for all of us!

Okay people help me out....

Warm Regards,
Audra
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Rainer
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Pete Willner
Broker Direct Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
O.K., I'll bite........

You know you're a Home Stager when you accessories your decor to match your outfit.........daily.

Pete Willner
Who Will? Pete Will!

Broker Direct Real Estate
Murrieta, CA.
www.PeteWill.com
Oct 24, 2006 12:07 PM #1
Rainer
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Audra Slinkey
Home Staging Resource - San Diego, CA

Pete, that's a great one!  I'll add another...

You know you're a home stager when you can decorate a bathroom in 50 different styles for under $10 bucks...

Oct 24, 2006 12:14 PM #2
Rainer
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Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL

Great idea, Audra!  I can think of 3:

You know you are a home stager when you walk into a room with an awkward furniture arrangement and your skin crawls and the hair on your arms stand on end unless you are able to a) rearrange the furniture or b) get the heck out of there!

You know you are a home stager when you shake your head in dismay upon hearing that burying a statue of St. Joseph in your yard is all that is necessary to ensure a speedy sale.

You know you are a home stager when your idea of a fun weekend is visiting open houses and touring model homes!

Oct 24, 2006 02:50 PM #3
Rainer
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Audra Slinkey
Home Staging Resource - San Diego, CA

Thanks Judy (love your site name by the way)!  Yours were too true.

Audra

Oct 24, 2006 04:24 PM #4
Rainer
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Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island

Let's try these Audra....

You know you're a home stager where your favorite childhood toy was your dollhouse (which you re-arranged on a daily basis  but never played with the 'people' that lived in it!)

You know you're a home stager when the only magazines that you find the time to read are Domino, Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home.....

You know you're a home stager when your friends ask your opinion before they buy furniture or make major changes to their house

Oct 24, 2006 11:58 PM #5
Rainer
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Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island

Oh, wait!  I just thought of one more......

You know you're a home stager when you spend almost all of your free time these days on Active Rain networking, blogging and learning all that you can about the Real Estate industry!

Oct 25, 2006 12:28 AM #6
Rainer
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Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL

This is contagious....they just keep coming.....

You know you are a home stager when the first thing that pops into your head upon hearing that someone is visiting a foreign country (Craig in Hong Kong) is "I hope he gets a chance to visit actual neighborhoods and see the interiors of some homes."

Oct 25, 2006 06:25 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

You know you are a stager when you have earned MORE miles on a credit card shopping for props at             (name store here)           than a round trip ticket to China.

THIS I can say is literally true... LOL

Oct 25, 2006 08:47 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

You know you are a stager when your livingroom is a silk forest... then its not.... then it is again.... then its not..... then it is again... then its...

Oct 25, 2006 08:49 AM #9
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Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

Hey Audra

Here it goes, folks don't judge me...you know you're a home stager when you are sitting in church and you want to rearrange the arrangements on the altar. Yes I actually did make suggestions to my Pastor after the service!

Audra, What a great blog and I love the one about the nursery, my first recollection of "Staging" was at my aunt's house when I was bored with the adult conversation and went into her kitchen and cleaned and rearranged it...KEEP ON STAGING and I too love Roger, oh yeah...you too Craig and yes I too am earning lots of Disney rewards thanks to all my prop purchases...LOVE IT 

 Phyllis Pafumi

 

Nov 05, 2006 12:33 PM #10
Rainer
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Connie King
Sevierville, TN

You know you are a home stager when you devour design magazines like candy!!

Sep 22, 2007 12:28 PM #11
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Matthew Finlason

You know your a stager when you can't help "fantasy decorate" every home you walk into.    

Jan 31, 2010 04:05 AM #12
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Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL
homesweethome4u@att.net

You know your a home stager when you have business cards to match the latest staging

of a home .



Irene Durocher  Bristol Properties


Boca Raton,Fla


Jan 26, 2012 03:54 PM #13
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I like and respect staggers, but not everyone understand how important to prepare the home for sale. I always wanted to be an interior decorator.

Aug 20, 2015 05:09 PM #14
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