In case you missed it, and the date on this post is confusing you, this is a 2 week review. A lot of things have happened here at SIF in the last two weeks.
We had a Big Debate. Some called it heated, and it may have been, but I don't read comments much with so many blogs to read. It seemed a valid discussion and one we all be having in earnest sooner or later if we are to advance our industry. Anyway, to the best of my ability, this is the thread:
Ever Get Paid at Close of Escrow? (Members Only) by Erin McGinnis
Why is 1% of the home's list price unrealistic for staging services? by Melissa Marro
The C-Word- Yep..we're going there...CONTINGENCY! (Members Only) by Michelle Molinari
RE: 'Contingency' vs. 'Deferred Payment Plan' (Members Only) b Tom Scanlon
Popeye's Payment Plan (written on 'contingency')... (Members Only) by Tom Scanlon
If I missed a piece of this discussion, please feel free to post a link to it in the comment section and I will add it to the list.
Three of our very own Stagers threw their names into the ring to become HGTV's next Design Star:
First it was Connie Tebyani with ...... Call me CRAZY - But VOTE for me!
Then Fernando Rosado with ...... ANOTHER DESIGN STAR HOPEFUL....PLEASE VOTE FOR MOI !
Rounding our hopefuls is Kate Hart with ..... Why the heck not! I just added my portfolio to hgtv's Design Star audition!
Anyone else up for the challenge? Let us know!
We got some excellent advice on promoting our businesses in a professional manner:
PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION (ASPs, throw away those loose leaf binders.......) (Members Only) by Tom Scanlon
Does THIS go in your protfolio??? (sorry, bit of a rant) by Michele Kaspari
"As the World Stages" Home Staging Pre - Consultation Client Information Sheet (to share & my soapbox commentary) (Members Only) by Karen Otto
Property Feature Sheets by Heather Chotard
We learned Stagers are normal People (kind of).... ;)
AN OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION TO ALL OF MY AR CONNECTIONS (friends)... (Members Only) by Lori Howard
But, we do like to smack Realtors on the head with the ovbvious, because.....well... they need it..
Real Estate and the technological world... by Linda Barnett
You've got to be kidding...SNOW? (Members Only) by Kimberly Hawley
More MLS Madness! Do They LOOK At The Photos With BUYERS EYES? I Get So Twisted! by Teresa Mills Schremm
Much more happened, but in case you missed it, these are some of the things that stuck in my mind over the past 2 weeks. And that is a pretty good testimony to the posts featured here as there were over 5 PAGES of blogs to review for this installation.
So, if you are curious what did not make the review, hit the post date command right under the featured posts, scroll back 5 pages and get comfortable!