Full Metal Jacket

Home Stager with Home Star Staging

Want to know one of the best investments in my marketing arsenol? Karen Otto Home Star Staging Jacket

It's my full metal jacket.

  • It didn't cost me a lot of money (about $15 at Office Max)
  • Two metals I earned from my commitment, service and dedication to my craft
  • Here's a photo of my full metal jacket =>


Whenever I speak, teach, shop for inventory or head out to meet clients, I wear my "full metal".

Not always on a jacket but it's near and dear to my heart.

Not only does it identify me to those I meet on a daily basis, from the cashier at Ross to the people I encounter at networking events, it opens up dialogue and communication.

My jacket often speaks before for me. It says:

I'm Karen Otto, an Accredited Staging Professional and RESA-Pro, I'm the owner of Home Star Staging a Real Estate staging and consulting company in Plano, TX, nice to meet YOU!

 What's in your marketing arsenol?


Are you selling a home in Plano, Murphy, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson or Dallas, TX? Do you need help and  expert advice on preparing a home for sale ? 

Home Star Staging is a qualified, insured home staging company and we are always here for you North Texas!

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  • Pre-listing property consultations
  • Post list "trouble shootingproperty consultations
  • Owner occupied property staging (utilizing owner supplied furniture & accessories or including some of our own inventory)
  • Vacant & investment property staging (Full and partial rental furniture packages, accessories and staging services)
  • Is your office interested in hosting a home staging class or presentation? Just ask!
  • Contact Karen at 496-964-0516 or Karen@homestarstaging.com

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Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Karen....I love it.  You make a full metal jacket look better than anyone else!  Love the look!!!!

May 27, 2010 03:47 PM #1
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Thanks Larry!

May 27, 2010 03:49 PM #2
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

You betcha!  I get more inquiries about the RESA Pro. Love to chat about that!  Great post Karen. (Ok, where is Stanley??)

May 27, 2010 04:42 PM #3
Cheryl Cudmore
Sapphire Staging - Brantford, ON
CSP, Brantford to Burlington ON

What a great way to initiate conversations with others and get noticed! I love it!

May 28, 2010 12:12 AM #4
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Instead of weighing down; It is lifting you up to a new level of professionalism!

May 28, 2010 12:57 AM #5
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I love the title of this post, Karen!  I really need to put my RESA-PRO pin close to the door so that when I leave, I can remember to grab it.


May 28, 2010 01:01 AM #6
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Well as I head off to Office Max or Staples to get my own full metal jacket....this is a wonderful idea and thank you for sharing. I can see where it will spark a conversation and bring attention to who we really are..

May 28, 2010 01:02 AM #7
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Hi LKP! Stanley has been riding around with me in Dallas learning geography... I need to get your address to send him back as I didn't know who he was going to next! He'll be home soon!

May 28, 2010 01:03 AM #8
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Hi Cheryl thanks for stopping by!

Great perspective on the heavy metal Karen D.!

I love my RESA-Pro pin Kathy, people always ask what it means.

Absolutely Mary Lou - it was one of the first things I purchased when I started my business along with getting a professional head shot and business cards.  They're still working for me!

May 28, 2010 01:06 AM #9
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Love the title of this and then the content was even better-have a great day Karen!

May 28, 2010 03:39 AM #10
Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

That's a fantastic idea Karen and I love the title of your post. 

May 28, 2010 06:19 AM #11
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Karen: You are so clever. Wear it proud and shout it loud. You earned all those medals (& metals). I don't wear my RESA PRO pin as often as I should. Gotta get on that!

May 28, 2010 12:53 PM #12
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Thank you Cathy!

Thanks Charlene!

Medal and metal indeed MM! I had to switch the backing on two of the pins to be more secure - a magnetic back is perferred for less rotation.

May 29, 2010 06:45 AM #13
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

I am going to write a post in response to a blog I read today where a Realtor asked, (paraphrased) "What makes them professional anyway? I guess showing skills at picking out art at WalMart"...It was THANKFULLY not on AR, but the fact that you have the right to wear as much metal on your jacket as many Realtors, should be enough to squelch some of that negative stuff, you go girl!

May 29, 2010 05:37 PM #14
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Excellent way to start up conversations about what you do.  Well deserved/earned Karen.  Thanks for sharing!

May 30, 2010 11:40 PM #15
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Wow Cheryl that blog sounded like they may have an axe to grind.  I'd be interested in the link and reading it myself.

Thank you for reading Michele!

May 31, 2010 02:53 AM #16
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