There is no "F" word in home staging

Home Stager with The Stager Diaries

Last year I was talking with a tv producer about doing a new home staging show. Don't get me wrong I love the shows that are out there but quite a few- and I will not name them here- do not feature "real home stagers". Instead they have lovely talented model/hosts that "play a stager on tv". Notice how many of them do not show the things that real stagers do like:

  •  lug 8x10 area rugs up three flights of stairs because the moving men did not arrive or
  • use their nails to scrape price tags off the artwork until they are nothing but mere nubs or
  • how about cleaning up the mouse droppings I found under my client's sofa last week that claims his cleaning lady has been coming for months while the home is on the market?

I pitched them a show idea to have a hard working home staging professional go into a "real client's" home and do a "real home staging consultation" right there on camera.

Their reaction? Visit the stager diaries to find out more



Comments (4)

Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Reality shows just do not show reality...  I like your idea , there are plenty of good stagers out there, everyone could stand a chance to being featured...  Thanks for sharing your thoughts,  Diane

Oct 22, 2008 12:57 AM
ama hender
Lone Tree, CO

Showing the real work involved would be much more intersting! I hate that new show million dollar listing. Not real realtors at ALL!

Oct 22, 2008 03:11 AM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

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Oct 24, 2008 04:51 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Actually there are lots of F words in home staging.  Focal Point, function, and ....

Oct 25, 2008 06:16 AM