Home Stagers time to weight in ... was January 2011 better than 2010 for you?

Home Stager with LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers

Wondering if other Stagers on ACTIVERAIN are finding the month of January to have an increase over last year at this same time.

Despite this cold weather (and my urge to hibernate) homeowners are coming out in full force and ready to do business after the holidays. We at Home Harmony have seem more so this year than in the last few. Is this just a trend in the Montreal area? Are others seeing an increased need for stagers too? 

Here are a few photos and some links to just a few projects HOME HARMONY has worked this last month. We hope to see Februrary break some records too!

Good Luck fellow stagers




Posted by

Liz Gallagher

LG Home Harmony - Montreal Home Staging

Comments (12)

Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

My January 2011 was "different" than January 2010.  I spent much of the month traveling and training to be a CSP staging trainer.  Intense but a real adventure.  Glad to hear that yours was good Liz.  Missed you in Vegas....next year? 

Feb 01, 2011 04:42 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Liz, absolutely a great start to the year. You are right when you say that the market is definitely ready to get their properties listed. 

Feb 01, 2011 10:33 AM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I've been absolutely slammed and am loving every minute of it. I have 5 stagings and 3 de-stagings scheduled between now and Feb. 15th.


Feb 01, 2011 11:15 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Liz -- nice transformations in these occupied homes!  2011 has started out with a BANG.  My phone is ringing off the hook and like Kathy above, I couldn't be happier.  I just need to find some time to sleep  :-)

Feb 01, 2011 11:40 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Liz - Charleston was hopping this January in both stagings and closed stagings (home under contract).  Add to that the addition of a team of staging trainers, more staff and the launch of marketreadyrealestate.com's online consultation program, speaking at RESA, etc.... Yeah, January 2011 has been exceptionally busy!!

Feb 01, 2011 01:46 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Liz - Great before/after pictures - really shows the value of staging. Glad to hear everyone's year is starting off with a bang!

Feb 01, 2011 02:37 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Liz - the market is hot right now.  We've been really busy - so much so, that I can't get on to Active Rain as much as I'd like!  Kind of took me by surprise, but I'm loving it.

Feb 02, 2011 02:35 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

January has been HOT-HOT-HOT.....only hope it keeps up and is a true indicator of 2011....for EVERYONE!!

Feb 02, 2011 03:47 AM
Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

Yes, this January was busier than last january!

Feb 04, 2011 06:40 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

December was busy and January has been crazy.  It actually was even busier for us that last summer.  We also have had 3 houses sell in the last three days . . . a strong indication that things are going to keep going!

Feb 04, 2011 01:07 PM

Same here in northern NJ. February is really booking up as well.. For me, it's all owner occupied, I do think more and more sellers now know they have to stage, so good news for us!!

Spring is definitely here even though everywhere I look there are 10 foot mountains of snow and ice! Keep those calls coming in..

Feb 04, 2011 11:21 PM
Luci Terhune
Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign - Nutley, NJ
NJ Home Stager 973 896-6489

Oops, guess I wasn't logged in Liz.

Feb 04, 2011 11:24 PM