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Sorry but a pool table does not make a good focal point in a living room for selling in Vancouver! During my 5 day PRES home staging and redesign course I take students into real client's homes so they can apply what they learned in the classroom. Students love this and so do my training home cli...
02/23/2012
You have to read this post! LOL just think if we all asked our hair dresser what s/he thinks about how much we should charge for home staging because she did it once herself and it wasnt' so hard...   After getting Deb pre-approved I showed her some homes in South West Fort Wayne.  After four sho...
02/20/2012
Good post - we all make mistakes but if we as true professionals it's best not to cut corners otherwise the whole profession gets a bad name!Oops, It Looks Like the Buyer's Agent Made Another Mistake A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled, Is Your Buyer's Agent Qualified to Represent You?...
02/20/2012
Great post about handling objections from sellers who do not see the benefit of home staging. Janet has done a great post and gives sellers good reason TO STAGE! Sometimes sellers just aren't seeing the bigger picture and it helps if they do. Once they buy in - we home stagers can create the look...
02/07/2012
Don't think Vision Boards Are Good For Attracting Clients - think again! I just read an AR post that said it's good to reblog your posts especially when they have been well received...so this is a post from a few years ago about how to create a vision board using the Western Feng Shui Bagua.You c...
02/03/2012
This is a really good idea. I do it for my enewsletters/ezines as well because it makes sense to repurpose words the same way home stagers repurpose furniture, etc. I'm going to resurrect my Vision Board blog post as many people liked that and I didn't do one for this year on this site.Eventually...
02/03/2012
Good comments from a realtor. Stagers can add a whole lot more to this list but when we work together we do even more for our clients!Everyone has heard rumors of de-cluttering when it's time to sell your home. But, what does that really mean?  Before going hog wild and moving out... here's a few...
02/03/2012
CTV Vancouver Morning News Home Staging Tips with Dana J. Smithers Interest rates are at a record low in Canada right now which makes it very attractive for home buyers and of course, home sellers. Sellers need to move quickly in getting their home ready for selling. Dana J. Smithers was intervie...
02/02/2012
Whether you need some great looking & inexpensive drapery panels for staging or to brighten up your home Fabricland offers some terrific buys. As a member for $15 - $20 you can always get at least 25% off draperies and fabrics. Right now they have a fantastic sale with 50% off! Their panels give ...
02/02/2012
Home Makeover In Surrey BC Saves Home Owner Lots of Money By Going GREEN! Many home stagers also provide the service of doing home makeovers for living (called redesign). It's one of the most cost-effective ways to get a whole new look to your home without having to buy anything new for your home...
01/18/2012
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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.