Home Staging Training Tips: What's in your files?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team

Working in my new blog topic, Home Staging Training Tips, I recently wrote Home Staging Training Tips: Keeping your files organized.  Here I mentioned that before filing my properties away after staging that I add an Avery Label with tasks for each property.  In this blog I'm going to share with you what goes on my labels.  This helps me stay focused and give each property the attention it deserves!

First let me show you roughly what it looks like:

[ ] Signed Contract          [ ] Farmed @ staging

[ ] Contact Sheet             [ ] Farmed @AC

[ ] Payment                    [ ] Farmed @ close

[ ] RES                           [ ] Thank you note

[ ] Photos to agent          [ ] Survey Sent

[ ] Posted on AR              [ ] added to spreadsheet

[ ] Posted on FB


It's this sticky label that helps things not fall through the cracks... When there is a lot to get done and you are working on multiple projects at a time, sometimes it is helpful to have a way to track each file.  This way you don't have to try to remember what you did for each project all at once.  When you have a few moments to sit down and work, you know exactly what still needs to get done!

On another sticky label I provide quick contact information on the property as well as when the contract ends and space for things like Days on Market and close date.  Again, if we need to pull the file in 3 months for any reason, we have all the info at our fingertips!

I hope this is helpful information for those who are just starting out, or getting busy & wondering how they can get more accomplished in less time!

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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit StageListSellNEFL.com or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at gmail.com), Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).



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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Lots of great tips.  It is important to have a way to keep track of clients and timelines. 

Jul 10, 2010 03:38 PM #1
Shelley Rowton
Move To Realty - Austin, TX
ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin

I have similar things for just about everything I do.  I love lists and systems!

Jul 10, 2010 03:49 PM #2
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

This may be a stupid question, but what does "farmed @ ......." mean?

Jul 11, 2010 02:06 AM #3
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Joan - we have so many factors to deal with... so far it is the best way I've found to keep track of all the variables without having to create a program to track it.... and I'm no programmer!

Shelley - I'm a list girl too... just love them.  There is something so satifying about physically crossing something off a list too!

Beth - not a stupid question.  I've written about it before, but I guess I'll need to make it my next home staging training tip!

Jul 11, 2010 10:39 AM #4
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

and here I thought that I was the only one who made lists after lists. I even have lists within lists. You have added some that I had forgotten,,,,thanks I will add to my list...

Jul 12, 2010 12:49 AM #5
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Mary Lou - nope!  I love lists!!  The problem is remembering to bring them with me... lol!

Jul 12, 2010 05:08 AM #6
Claudia Andrade-Desbiens Los Angeles Modern Staging
Modern Mecca Home Staging, Luxury & Architectural Real Estate Staging, Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles & Orange County

I am catching up on paperwork and have the mother of all lists sitting on my desk as I speak ; )

Such a wonderful wealth of info, Melissa, thank you!

Jul 12, 2010 06:00 AM #7
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Claudia - you are welcome!  Good luck getting through the list!

Jul 12, 2010 12:28 PM #8
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