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I (and some PRES students) had the pleasure of assisting with staging a home for Janet William's home seller. We staged the townhome a week ago and the client has just accepted an offer! The home seller is a single mom who has worked all her life and she admitted focussed more on what the childre...
Before I moved into becoming a PRES home staging instructor I was a sales manager for a billion dollar service company. I had to train new sales staff how to do cold calls. Some new sales people caught on right away and actually liked it as a motivator to meet their sales quota mix. Sometimes the...
A few posts ago I wrote about creating your 2010 Vision Board - a powerful tool for focussing on what you want to create in 2010. As a home stager and as the founder and creator of the PRES staging & redesign school, I believe it's important to know what your intentions are for yourself and how w...
I was so excited to hear the response to a question to the leading lady in a new movie called Leap Year, "What do you do?" reply: " I am STAGER!" Got to love the fact that home staging actually made it into the movies. I hope this means that more people know that we have a bona-fide profession an...
Having taught home staging and worked in the industry for about a decade it never fails to puzzle me, when the home owner or realtor tells me that they don't need the services of a professional home stager when I KNOW they do. All you need to do is to take a look at the photos on the internet lis...
I was reading an article in our local newspaper and they showed 3 houses that all sold over list and with mulitple offers: 1) a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, detached older home; days on market 4; 27 offers and $152,000 over list ($799,000); 2) an 8 bedrooms, 5 bath, detached 3,492 square feet; days on ma...
I am one of those people who loves to set goals each January. I don't make new year's resolutions as that sounds too negative to me. I like to use the 9 section Western Feng Shui bagua as my guide and put pictures, photos, sayings, etc. reflecting how I want 2010 to materialize. This is one of th...
As a home stager and founder of the PRES home staging program, I teach that 'relationships' are what sales are made from. We are the experts in getting the house ready for selling and know what it takes to turn it into a WOW, and realtors are the experts with the pricing, negotiating, etc.We both...

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Our blog posts are primarily written to provide education to new home stagers and share information with more seasoned professionals. We focus on marketing strategies and tactics because we know this is what is essential to growing any business. We like to post the odd blog that might be controversial to some, and welcome opinions and open discussion from all Active Rain members and viewers. We are all in a great industry and by keeping our standards professional and high - we become an essential service in the real estate marketing.