Home Staging Hooker

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Education & Training with International School of Staging

  

Home staging hell happened in Atlanta when a ‘stager' was found to be conducting a business within a business right from the home she had ‘staged.'    This story appealed to my rather ‘offbeat' sense of humor.  I'm constantly fascinated by the creative ways in which people chose to make a living.  This story takes the cake!  I thought I'd share it with my fellow stagers........

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=7183898&version=1&locale=EN-US

 

 

 

Comments (14)

Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

I'm so glad that you put in the website link.  

It's sad that it's a "STAGER" that's involved.  What's the community to think of us.

What a hoot.  I've heard of this scam before with property managers.

At least she could have made the house look good

Aug 20, 2008 09:00 AM
Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

I think we can all agree that this 'lady' was NO lady and NO stager.  She wasn't even a home manager....

Aug 20, 2008 10:27 AM
David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

People never seem to stop amazing me with their stupidity.

Aug 20, 2008 10:48 AM
Heather Chotard
In Style - Edmonton, AB

That is INSANE!!! I am shocked..

I agree with Andy, and a crappy stager at that, the home was empty still.

Heather

 

Aug 20, 2008 11:00 AM
Heather Chotard
In Style - Edmonton, AB

lol I googled her, and went to the still up and running staging website. She has "the untold story" on her main page...

she writes more about the newscast not showing the staging, she doesnt mention about her "other job" and to me thats the bigger fish to fry.

http://www.vqre.com/~hs/TheTrueStory.htm

 

Aug 20, 2008 11:07 AM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Oh my goodness.  Staging at it's worst.  This is the stuff we really don't need out there, huh?

Aug 20, 2008 07:03 PM
Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Andy,

It's usually Realtors who are pulling stunts like this.

I was always waiting for George on Seinfeld to do this on one of the episodes when he was a Realtor. It just seemed like it would be right up his alley.

Aug 20, 2008 08:13 PM
Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

very sad - our industry really doesn't need this!!  Unfortunately the poor economy has  desperate people doing desperate things.

Aug 21, 2008 04:14 PM
ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA

I am more shocked at her physical condition and the "false advertising" on her escort site :)

Sep 05, 2008 02:33 AM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Andy... I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry at the stupidity or embarrassment of the situation!  This is horrible and in either case does nothing good for the real estate or home staging business.  This should be a good wake-up call to consumers to make sure that they are dealing with reputable businesses and to check references BEFORE signing anything.  Wow!

Sep 05, 2008 04:08 AM
Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

Ardell - you're so right, this woman forgot to stage herself and we all know that how important that is!

Steve, suggest you laugh; at least it wasn't your listing :)

Sep 05, 2008 06:45 AM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

I AM SHOCKED! What a slob. I wish we could see the next show on how they got her out of the house. I hope she ends up in jail along with the staging company.

Sep 05, 2008 02:08 PM
Robert McArtor
RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland - Bel Air, MD
Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County

Wow...I saw the word "Hooker" and "Slut" in the titles of 2 blogs. Thank goodness the kids aren't around!

Sep 05, 2008 04:47 PM
Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

OMG!!!  That is an amazing story.  What a farce, People never cease to amaze me..........

Oct 03, 2008 11:11 AM