I'd like to get to know my peers.

Home Stager with Classic Designs Home Staging

Being relatively new to the business of Home Staging in Knoxville is quite confusing.  Do I try to "wing it" and do everything on my own or do I try to enlist the assistance of the seasoned pros in my area. 

Since I don't know any of the seasoned pros in my area, maybe this call will help get things started.  Hello out there all you Knoxville Home Stagers and those who work with them...do you have regular meet and greet sessions?  Do you help each other with the everyday issues, marketing, tips of the trade, do's and don'ts?

This is a great place to be and a great business to be in and I would really love to get to know my peers.


Comments (10)

Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

You are going to learn a lot from this site.  And perhaps get a few referrals

Jul 17, 2010 10:05 AM
Bonnie Allen
Classic Designs Home Staging - Knoxville, TN

Thanks Stan, that's my hope

Jul 17, 2010 10:28 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

hi Bonnie ~ welcome to A/R!  Be sure to join all of the staging groups here (Stage It Forward, Home Staging Before and After Photos, Staging Works, Staging Successes, Real World Home Staging for Newbies, etc.) to help you connect and network with other home stagers around the country.  For your local area, find out if there's a RESA chapter near you, or an ASHSR Chapter.  Both groups offer wonderful opportunities for home stagers to connect and discuss all the issues you mention in your post.  Good luck and keep blogging here on A/R!

Jul 17, 2010 07:09 PM
Bonnie Allen
Classic Designs Home Staging - Knoxville, TN

Thanks Maureen, I have already joined several of the staging groups.  I'll double check for any I may have missed.  I don't beleive there is a RESA chapter in this area, but I have contacted the ASHSR chapter and hope to join them in their next meeting.  I had no idea there were so many people who are willing to share their experiences to help someone else succeed!  This is a great site and hopefully I'll have the time to visit it at least once a day.

Jul 17, 2010 10:52 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Bonnie, A/R is the best place to find answers for you questions. Just ask...or share...Members are really nice and are always ready to help. I am happy to be a part of this community. I've learn so much and found new friends.

Jul 21, 2010 05:58 AM
Marian Lake Walker
Staged 2Gain - Inverness, FL
Home Stager Florida, Home Staging Central Florida

Hi Bonnie,

Last time I checked there were no RESA or ASHSR chapters within 90 miles of me! So, AR has been a wonderful means for staying "connected" with the Staging and Real Estate communities. No doubt you will also see the value in this forum as you participate.

All the best to you!

Jul 21, 2010 06:03 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Welcome Bonnie! You have landed in a great place. There is a wealth of information here, so please also join some of the groups that Maureen suggested. Many of us truly want you to be successful and will gladly help you. Feel free to email any of us. Whether you have a chapter by you or not, you will always have support here at AR. Best to you!

Jul 22, 2010 04:10 PM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Welcome Bonnie!!! AR is a great place to be. You will learn from other's posts and get great feedback if you ask a question. Along with the Staging groups join AR Realty groups in your area. It is a great way to network and get feedback from Realtors about your posts.  

Jul 23, 2010 10:09 AM
Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
Home Staging Atlanta

Welcome Bonnie, this is a great place to learn and grow. There is a wealth of information shared by the community.

Aug 18, 2010 04:00 PM
Bonnie Allen
Classic Designs Home Staging - Knoxville, TN

Thanks Barbara, you're right, it seems like the resources and advice from seasoned pros is endless!  I'm enjoying it more each day. 

Aug 19, 2010 02:00 PM