CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the "I Staged It Photo Contest"

By
Education & Training with International School of Staging

Congratulations!!

WHAT'S THE DEAL?

A few weeks ago we announced a photo contest for ActiveRain members to submit "before" and "after" photos of properties they have staged. We received many wonderful submissions in each of 4 categories: "Vacant new homes," "Vacant resale homes," "Repositioned/removed furniture," and "Furniture added." One of the category winners receives a grand prize in lieu of the category prize.

SO, WHO WON?

And the winners are...

  • Grand Prize and Category 1: "
    Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, CA. (View it!)
    Connie will receive the grand prize of a $300 Visa gift card + one free registration to each of RealtyU's fully transferrable online designation courses: Certified Short-Sale Professional (CSP), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS). ($900 total value.)

    As with all winning contestants, she can keep the cash and choose to either take or gift the online courses to an agent-client.

  • Category 2: "Vacant resale homes."
    Karen Otto, Home Star Staging, Collin County, TX.
    (View it!)
    Karen will receive a category prize of a $200 Visa gift card + one free registration to RealtyU's fully transferrable online designation course: Certified Short-Sale Professional (CSP). ($500 total value.)

  • Category 3: "Repositioned/removed furniture."
    Ardell DellaLoggia, Sound Realty, Kirkland, WA. (View it! Here and here.)
    Ardell will also receive the category prize, as announced above.

  • Category 4: "Funiture added."
    Michelle Molinari, Feature This..., Lafayette, LA. (View it!)
    Michelle will also receive the category prize, as announced above.

Each of the contestants listed above will be contacted separately for details about receiving their prize winnings.

Again, congratulations!

Comments (16)

Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Congratulations to all!!  Loved seeing everyones photos and fabulous work. 

Aug 05, 2008 01:03 PM
Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

Cool!  Thanks so much, Andy, and congratulations to all the winners! Who's got the champagne???|

~Michelle

Aug 05, 2008 01:31 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

WOW! I'm truly honored! Thank you Andy!

Now I may just have to blog about it and create my own little "contest" locally to see which Realtor I may gift the Certified Short-Sale Professional (CSP). ($500 total value.) to - that's quite a prize! I know where the Visa gift card will be going to... can you say inventory shopping anyone?

Aug 05, 2008 02:22 PM
Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

Excellent Idea Karen!

Can I steal that idea?

~Michelle

Aug 05, 2008 03:02 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

By all means Michelle! This is a great give away for a Realtor now to get my creative juices flowing to see how I want to present this....

Aug 05, 2008 03:14 PM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Gosh I just love what's happening here Ladies.  Clearly your genius goes way beyond staging!!!

May you all grow from strangth to strength..........

Aug 05, 2008 03:42 PM
#6
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

OMG - Thank you, Andy!!!  I had no idea until Karen contacted me, & you READ MY MIND,  I planned on giving away the Agent Short Sale training as a door prize at Realtor presentation.  But I like the idea of blogging it as well.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

Aug 05, 2008 04:09 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Champagne toasts to all the winners!  Julie

Aug 06, 2008 01:42 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

I just revisited all the winning entries to which Andy provided links.  And, I absolutely agree.  Those are wonderful... good luck to you in your business.  As an aside, I'll see about leveraging my affiliation with RealtyU to make an announcement through their highly-traffic'd real estate blog (www.RealBlogging.com) and maybe get some add'l free publicity for the winner's and their respective businesses... maybe a press release through RealtyU?  (No promises on the latter, but I think I can make the former happen.) 

But, out of respect to the winners, let me know if anybody objects and I'll respect that.

In any case, CONGRATULATIONS!  :-)

Mel

Aug 06, 2008 04:28 AM
#9
Ronelle Schroeder-Hill
Vacaville, CA

Congrats to all the lucky winners, I know all of you do gorgeous work and it muct have been hard to decide!

Aug 06, 2008 09:15 AM
Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

Mwa - Mwa to the fabulous winners. 

Aug 06, 2008 04:34 PM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Winners,

Congratulations everyone! Snaps to Connie, on her way to being the next HGTV Design Star! Check out Connie Tebyani's audition submission to HGTV.com and vote for her.

Thanks Andy for the fun contest!

Aug 06, 2008 06:25 PM
Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

Connie, you definitely have my vote.  Kimo, I just so happen to have been looking at your blogs recently and I spot real talent, you're clearly more than just a pretty face:) 

Aug 07, 2008 04:01 PM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Hi Andy, I got your message today (sorry I didn't answer - quite honestly when I saw the 206 area code I figured it was a Lottery Win from Nigeria =)  I'll call you tomorrow.

Mel - no objections here! The more the merrier!

Kimo, You're the best!!!! Mahalo Nui Loa! (yes, you're much more than a "pretty face", as Andy puts it ;-)

Aug 07, 2008 04:42 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Here is the blog "My win is your gain", link to the contest I was mentioning for the CSP course I am going to gift a Texas Realtor.

Thank you again Andy and Realty U!

Aug 17, 2008 11:54 PM
Stefan Swanepoel
New York Times Bestselling Author & International Speaker - Ladera Ranch, CA

Congratulations to everyone!

Sep 15, 2008 05:29 AM