Sutton West Coast Realty Gala - Vancouver 2012

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Sutton West Coast Realty Gala - Vancouver 2012

We had a wonderful time at the 3rd Annual Sutton West Coast Realty Gala last night, and I just wanted to share some photos of this fun event.  My company, Exit Stage Right, was thrilled to be asked to participate as a sponsor at this year's gala. 

Sutton West Coast Realty Gala 2012

Sutton literally rolled out the red carpet to its Agents, and upon arrival at the beautiful Westin Bayshore Hotel, were greeted by the glamorous Merrily Hackett, General Manager/Owner of Sutton West Coast Realty.  It certainly felt like being at the Oscars, with "paparazzi" lined up to take photos of each guest.

Sutton West Coast Realty Gala 2012

Merrily Hackett on the left, and a Realtor® arriving on the right (wearing Tangerine Tango, I might add)

The Ballroom was decorated in a chillingly lovely ice theme, adding wonderful panache to this formal but fun occasion.  Realtors® were honoured with various awards for their hard work and great achievements this past year, and you could really sense a feeling of camaraderie and support in the room. After a few short speeches, the band struck up and the dancing began!

Sutton West Coast Realty Gala 2012

After dinner, we retreated to a tent-like structure, called the VIP lounge.  Here, we were able to set up some brochures, business cards and I had a slide show running on my ipad.  I was able to connect with some wonderful Agents, and discuss the benefits of home staging.  Now, if only I'd thought to turn the flash on my camera on!  Anyway, here are a few shots of the interior.  There was a huge ice sculpture, and dry ice created a hazy, misty swirl of mystery to the room. 

Sutton West Coast Realty Gala 2012

I know, I know, it's pretty dark, but that's me, with my slide show of amazing "After" staging photos.

Sutton West Coast Realty Gala 2012

Inside the VIP lounge - see the dry ice smoke on the floor?  Pretty cool!

Congratulations to the Sutton West Coast Realty Team!

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Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Sally, I bet you're a natural for gala events, I'm a little disappointed that there are no photos of you making your grand entrance on the red carpet with all the flashbulbs going off and fellows in fedoras asking you to smile for their photos. Congratulations on being asked to sponsor such a ritzy event, it's a good place to be when you're trying to promote your business, and the bonus is that you get to mix business and pleasure.

Apr 14, 2012 12:54 AM #8
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Roger - That's so sweet of you to say.  Any exposure is good exposure.

Maureen - The ballroom was "staged" extremly well!

Anna - Ha ha - isn't it true.  Our surroundings are so important to us.  We do tend to have periferal vision for anything design related!

Joanna - It's so fun to have the opportunity to dress up and participate in a formal event.  I get really tired of "dressy casual".

Malcolm - I had to go incognito - I didn't want to be mobbed by all my adoring fans - you understand...  It's tough being a celebrity stager...  The event was so much fun, and by about 9:30 pm, after imparting the wisdom of staging listings, I chucked the name tag and just had fun dancing. 

Apr 14, 2012 05:08 AM #9
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Sally- It looks like a really "cool" event. What a wonderful opportunity to share your expertise. I am sure that all the agents loved you (how could they not?). 

Apr 15, 2012 01:28 PM #10
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sally...Small world I know Merrliy, smart and successful Broker.

Cool photos!!

Apr 23, 2012 02:26 PM #11
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Marianne - It was a very "cool" event - ha ha!  It was nice to chat with agents, especially the new ones who weren't too sure how staging works.

Fred - Oh, you know everyone!!!  Merrily seemed very gracious and a smart business woman.

Apr 24, 2012 12:54 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Such a fancy shmancy event...I can't remember the last time I was at one of those!

Apr 27, 2012 10:58 AM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Sharon - Fancy, shmancy, for sure!  It's so fun to get dressed up!

Apr 28, 2012 05:28 AM #14
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally - what an honor to be a part of this wonderful gala and I'm sure you wowed everyone with your staging photos! Looks like a good time was had by all and even though you're in the shadows, I can see how hot you look!

Apr 30, 2012 11:59 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kristine - Ha ha - oh, you've made my day...  I'll take "hot" and run with it!

May 01, 2012 01:26 AM #16
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow, what a glam event - and I agree with Kristine, no amount of dark can cover your sassy look. It looks as if it was not only fin - but a great networking opportunity.  ;)

May 02, 2012 12:32 AM #17
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Debb - "Sassy Sally" - love it!  Sure wish I could have borrowed your gold Oscar dress for the event, though...  Had a great time, and you're right, it was a super networking opportunity. 

May 02, 2012 12:38 AM #18
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Hey glamour Girl!! Wowsers! Can I get your autograph!?! What a great thing for you and your biz, I bet they loved you!

May 05, 2012 03:17 PM #19
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Peg - The only thing missing that night was having you there to schmooz with!

May 06, 2012 12:49 AM #20
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David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Hi Sally - You always seem to have fun  and it's obvious how much you love your business - what a great event for you! I've always been struck by your "Exit Stage Right" logo - very clever, especially as I seem to remember that your brother is in the acting business.

Cheers!

May 07, 2012 12:33 AM #21
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - You're very observant.  I love what I do - it actually doesn't feel like work at all!  Wow, you sure have a good memory, remembering my brother's an actor.  Thanks so much for your support, and I hope those houses are flying off the shelves for you in Victoria! 

Cheers back!

May 07, 2012 01:33 AM #22
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
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Nights like these are so stunning Sally. Congratulations! We are out looking for dim lighting now!

May 09, 2012 11:03 PM #23
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

I just stopped by here to demand  a new staging post! Looks like you staying busy, but please do not forget about your readers.

May 16, 2012 12:03 PM #24
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Al & Peggy - Good luck on your lighting search!

Anna - You are right, my friend, thanks for the mental push.  Stay tuned for a new post today!

May 17, 2012 12:45 AM #25
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Sally!

What an awesome opportunity this was...  you are such a glamour girl!!!  You look so great standing there with your ipad.  Or should I say, you staged yourself perfectly for this event!  I hope you get lots of recognition and business from this!  "You are definitely the go to stager in your area"!!!

Jun 18, 2012 12:09 PM #26
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Linda - Thanks so much for your kind words.  And yes, as you know, we don't just stage houses!...

Jun 28, 2012 03:14 PM #27
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