New Active Rain member referred by Margaret Rome

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Home Stager with First Impressions by Joanna: Home Staging, Redesign, & Decor

Hi everyone.  I am new to this site and to blogging, so please bear with me.  I had a very interesting conversation today with Margaret Rome.  I first heard about Margaret while listening to the radio a few weeks ago. 

 

Margaret was the host of 'All About Real Estate' on WCBM.   When Margaret mentioned Home Staging, my ears perked up.  There aren't too many Real Estate agents in Baltimore talking about Home Staging.  In fact, many still don't know what Home Staging is.  So it was a surprise and a pleasure to hear Margaret mention it on her show.

 

I am taking a course in Interior Decorating with Home Staging being one of my main focuses.  I love the idea of staging a home for resale.  I must have read just about every book there is on the subject.  One of my favorites is called "Design Psychology for Home Staging and Redesign" by Jeanette Fisher.  The idea of using Psychology in Home Staging greatly interests me.  In a nutshell, using Design Psychology in Home Staging means all the  senses of potential buyers should be considered when creating an Overall Design Plan.  Of course this concept can be used in all design plans and not just Home Staging.

 

Margaret and I spoke for a while and although she Stages most of her homes, it can be rather difficult for a busy Real Estate agent to go into dtail with all of her clients suggesting paint colors, furniture placement, decluttering and all that is associated with Staging a Home.  We will hopefully meet in the near future and come up with ways to help each other out!

 

Looking forward to meeting many of you!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Blanca Cholewczynski
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Welcome To Active Rain Joanna!! : ) 

Here is a link to a few good post to read to get familiar with this site Welcome Wagon - A newbie manual to Active Rain  Looking forward to read your blog

Jan 09, 2007 06:36 AM #1
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Marci Toliver
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Joanna, make sure you stop by some of the stagers groups.  Sometime blogs get lost in the RAIN!  You may want to join some of the groups and add this blog to the group.  Welcome to AR
Jan 09, 2007 07:13 AM #2
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Joanna Bonicker
First Impressions by Joanna: Home Staging, Redesign, & Decor - Baltimore, MD
Home Stager - Baltimore, Maryland
Thanks everyone!  Looking forward to navigating the site!!
Jan 09, 2007 07:43 AM #3
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Joanna, I am delighted that you joined Active Rain. Nice job for very first post! Look forward to meeting with you and let's see if we can get Staging going big time here in Baltimore.

Thanks for listening to the show, thanks for the follow up phone call and thanks for joining this wonderful group. There is so much information for all of us to share and learn from each other. I look forward to seeing photos of your work.

Much success in your new career.

 

www.HomeRome.com

Baltimore,Md

Jan 09, 2007 10:53 AM #4
Rainer
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Cindy Lin
Staged4more School of Home Staging - South San Francisco, CA
Host, The Home Staging Show podcast
welcome!
Jan 09, 2007 12:21 PM #5
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Jeff Belonger
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Joanna.....  WeLcOmE.....   just beware of walking around the corners at a fast pace.  Nah, just kidding. Some great people. Don't take everything too seriously in here. But for the most part, most people are willing to help.

Congrats...welcome... and good luck.

Jan 10, 2007 02:39 PM #6
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
Welcome to Active Rain Joanna!
Jan 10, 2007 02:39 PM #7
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Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
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Welcome to Active Rain.  I look forward to reading your contributions.
Jan 12, 2007 03:50 AM #8
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
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Welcome to AR Joanna!  Congratulations on jumping off the cliff and writing your first blog!!!!  They all come easy after number one.  I look forward to getting to know you!
Jan 12, 2007 03:52 AM #9
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joanne Douglas
Terrie O'Connor Realtors - Ridgewood, NJ
Welcome to Active Rain!  You are gonna love it here, everyone is very willing to share info and insights --- you should get lots of useful information to help grow your business.  
Jan 12, 2007 04:51 AM #10
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Ann Cummings
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Joanna - WELCOME!!  There are some great groups for new folks to AR that you might want to check out, and maybe consider joining.  Jump right into the fray - there are alot of great folks here and some really interesting blogs to read.

Welcome again!
Ann

Jan 12, 2007 10:33 AM #11
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Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
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Joanna welcome I have known Margret for a few years and you were lucky to meet her and lucky to join us here keep at it.
Jan 15, 2007 12:47 PM #12
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Joanna, How are you doing with your business?

 Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

 

Apr 21, 2007 10:17 PM #13
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