My Mother the Real Estate Stager

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Her name is Carol. She doesn't blog, she doesn't even have an email address. Her eyes glaze over when I talk Carol Hebert Harper - Real Estate Stagerabout SEO, Constant Contact, and Statcounter hits. 

When she calls me - it goes like this:

 

"What are you doing?"

Working, Mom.

"On what?"

A Conceptual Staging Image for a Agent, the newsletter, and uploading content to our website.

"Okay, well, you better get your butt over here to Miss Sherry's and start varnishing the top of this coffee table and help me hang this chandelier."

 

 

 

Ok, so,  I highly recommend working with your relatives. Especially if they don't have internet and they have no idea that you are blogging about them.

 

Carol Hebert Harper of Feature This...Real Estate Staging At Work

 

 

Heh heh heh.

 

I gotta go hang a chandelier now...

 

~Michelle

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Rainmaker
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Sandi Gerrard
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very cute - thanks for the morning smile.

love your photos and the captions !  happy holidays to you and mom :)

Dec 15, 2010 09:30 PM #1
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Michelle Molinari
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Thanks Sandi, and Happy Holidays to yo, too!

Dec 15, 2010 11:24 PM #2
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Kathy Nielsen
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This had me cracking up.  Too funny. Your mom sounds awesome, Michelle. 

Kathy

Dec 15, 2010 11:37 PM #3
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Michelle Molinari
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Thanks Kathy. She is. And she's 65 and works circles around me.

Dec 15, 2010 11:43 PM #4
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Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Hi Michelle,  I love the "I make stuff up" t-shirt!  I can relate to working with your mother.  Mine is 72 years young and loves being our #1 staging assistant. 

Dec 16, 2010 01:52 AM #5
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

hahahaha!!!  I can't wait to meet her someday... what a hoot!  I always love your spin and stories!

Dec 16, 2010 03:15 AM #6
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Wanda Richards
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so funny!  don't you just love working with family???  My son and his girlfriend work with me full time and I love it!

Dec 16, 2010 03:37 AM #7
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - Wow!  Is your mum ever impressive!  I see where your creativity and work ethic comes from.

Dec 16, 2010 04:42 AM #8
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Michelle Molinari
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Hi Diana - So glad you also have the pleasure of working with your Mom!

Melissa - My mom is hilarious. You will love her, I know it. I hope ya'll do meet. My mom would LOVE RESA, except, she just doesn't enjoy traveling much at all anymore. She is too busy with all of our projects!

Hey Wanda - I love it too, because she can't fire me! She can give me the silent treatment, but I'll still get PAID.

Thank you Sally. It definitely came from her. She got her deco license whan I was a small girl. I still remember watching her getting her story boards together for class. I was only 6 or so. I know I could still find the exact fabrics she chose for her projects way back then in a wherehouse full of scraps.

I watched her like a hawk!

 

Dec 16, 2010 05:06 AM #9
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Lori Sawaya
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Your mom is a hoot - and she just might have the most awesome smile ever.  Hilarious post, MM.

May 30, 2012 02:14 PM #10
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Thanks, Michelle. Those are awesome pics of your mom! Love it!

May 30, 2012 07:21 PM #11
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Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
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I love huh! She paints, she cuts tile??? You are one VERY LUCKY LADY!!  Does she work for free?  No wonder you're such a hit!! :)

No, I know that your talent trumps any secret weapon!! :)

May 30, 2012 09:50 PM #12
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Michelle Molinari
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Thank you Lori, Chantal, and Juliet. She IS very fiesty and she's talented. I am lucky because she's taught me so much, and I still only know half of what she does about design and implementation. Seriously, she personifies that phrase about her having forgotten more than I will ever learn. I wouldn't call her FREE, but she is worth her 97 lbs. in gold. 

~Michelle 

May 30, 2012 10:59 PM #13
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