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Margaret Oscilia of Creative Concepts in Salem, Oregon has taken on a very personal staging job for me and my family. She will be staging my brother-in-laws home in Independence, Oregon on Monday.

My older sister went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly in January this year. Her husband needs/wants to sell the home to be closer to his family. His son is currently living with his grandparents about 4hrs away.

He listed the home about six months ago but has had very little to no traffic during this time and was feeling quite helpless and hopeless.

I knew I had to do somthing to help. I also knew, I could not fly up to do the staging for him, I knew he was not in the right state of mind to do the staging by phone or email. I knew he needed help locally and I knew I could find someone who would take good care of him. It is in our nature as stagers to help those who are in need.

I originally went online to Home Staging Resource, where I took my staging certification. I found a few stagers in the Portland area and contacted one of them, but they where unable to go out that far so they referred me to Margaret. I immediately recognized her name from AR, checked out her website, emailed her with some information.

Margaret said, "YES".

I then needed to talk with my brother-in-law to see if he would be on board. We talked and he was very interested. He said, " I have to do something, what I am doing is not working." He had only 3 people in six months see his home.....

I then handed him over to Margaret and she did her homework and found that the homes in his area and price range were selling! He is now listed with a New Agent, Margaret will be staging on Monday and professional photos will be taken on Tuesday.

Thanks to Margaret and the new agent, his hope is restored and he does not feel hopeless anymore. He feels like he has team on board who truly cares and wants to see him reunited with his son and soon.

Margaret and I will keep you posted. God bless.


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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Dee: I very happy that you were able to find a local stager to help you out. Hopefully your brother in law's home will sell quickly. It sound like you are on the right track. Good luck to you and Margaret and your brother in law.

Sep 27, 2008 06:25 AM #1
Teresa Mills Schremm
Looking Fine by Redesign, LLC - North Olmsted, OH
Online Home Staging - Coast to Coast, ASHSR

Dee, I'm so glad to hear that your brother-in-law has the local help that he needs to sell his home.  You did a wonderful thing for him by finding Margaret.  Please keep us posted!


Sep 27, 2008 10:00 AM #2
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

I love the connections that we make here on AR!  Best wishes to your brother in law and Margaret.

Sep 27, 2008 12:49 PM #3
Debbie Wheeler
Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC - Chandler, AZ
Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS

Dee- You know my thoughts and prayers will be with your brother-in-law.  AR is an amazing tool to use for all of us.  You will have to keep us posted on the results.

Sep 27, 2008 12:55 PM #4
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Thanks for the kind words Dee -- I am the one who am thankful for the opportunity to help your brother-in-law and give him some hope as he begins to rebuild his life. I'm sure most stagers will agree that we often are put in a position where we can make such a signficant contribution to another person who is in such a difficult situation.  We are honored to be able to give him hope, and to give you peace that his home is prepared to sell just like you would do for your clients!  Blessings on your day! 

Sep 28, 2008 12:47 AM #5
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Dee ~ I'm sorry to hear about your sister.  It's wonderful to know that your brother-in-law feels like he has some support and a team to help him get the house sold.  I think it's great that you found Margaret and how fitting that she is also here on AR. 

Sep 28, 2008 12:54 AM #6

Dee, I am sorry about the loss of your sister. Margaret is a warm and kind person whom I have had the pleasure of meeting through our ASHSR chapter. Your family is in great hands with her as she is extremely talented and capable. I love the power of the connections on AR!

Sep 28, 2008 04:37 AM #7
Kathy Alexander
GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign - Vancouver, WA
Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA

Sorry, that last comment was mine. I forgot to login!

Sep 28, 2008 04:39 AM #8
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

This is what it's all about, being there to help those who really need our services.  YES I am sorry too about your sister.  Hopefully your family can put this behind them soon and get on with their grieving.  God Bless.

Sep 28, 2008 04:52 AM #9
Dee Vaughn
Redesign with Dee - Sierra Vista, AZ

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and comments. We will continue to pray that he finds his buyer soon.

Today Margaret is going out to finish her staging. Let's pray all goes well. My brother in law was not feeling well over the weekend.

Margaret, good luck today and have fun!

Sep 29, 2008 01:54 AM #10
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