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As home stagers and redesigners you are just like any other business owner. You can get full steam ahead with your work, love it and then suddenly without explanation you come to a screeching halt! So what happens? You get sabotaged by your thinking! It's often been referred to as the 'What If' s...
08/15/2011
This is a fantastic post about 'selling skills' or, actually 'lack of selling skills'. I'm talking about this very subject in my FREE teleseminar call on September 8th - Taking the FEAR Out of Selling! There is a right way to sell and it's all about building relationships! Great article and a goo...
08/11/2011
Want to know how to get FREE Media? As the founder & creative director for PRES staging, I have been fortunate to have received a lot of fantastic PR the past few months about the benefits of home staging.  Some of the 'free' media that I have received was a direct result of me contacting editors...
08/11/2011
Home Staging Expert Dana J. Smithers on Fanny Kiefer Studio 4 Television In Vancouver BC we have a great female journalist, Fanny Kiefer. Fanny has hosted the Fanny Kiefer Studio 4 show for many years. For about 2 years I had wanted to be on the Fanny Kiefer Studio 4 show. I have had it on my Vis...
07/08/2011
As a pioneer in the Canadian home staging industry I believe it's my duty to promote and educate the public on the benefits of home staging. It is a proven fact that staged homes sell for more money and sooner than homes that are not staged. All home stagers know this to be true!In one of my Janu...
06/28/2011
If you have a home that is going on the market in the next few weeks and you have not staged it, you may be leaving good money on the table! Staged homes sell for more money and sooner than homes that are not staged. Why not consider getting your home staged professionally by the PRES staging sch...
06/10/2011
Transforming Lives by Transforming Homes is no joke! In my 5 day PRES home staging and redesign training program we learn a 10 step formula on the first day and then students get to apply the formula in real client's homes. We do a home makeover for living, which we call a redesign using the clie...
05/03/2011
Why does the Realtor keep showing vacant homes in 'Love It or List It'? On WNetwork there is a show called 'Love It or List It'. The premise is that the home owner is in the process of deciding if they want to have their existing home updated by an interior designer, Hilary or find another proper...
03/30/2011
Start & Run a Home Staging Business hits the bookshelves.... WHOOO HOOO!!! I am excited to finally be a published author! Self-Counsel Press sought me out years ago to write this book and now it is a reality. My hope for this book is that newbies will gain some much-needed business knowledge and ...
03/23/2011
Want to know an easy-peasy way to paint kitchen cabinets? Since we know kitchens are such an important room in the home for selling, updating the kitchen is critical to the sale of the home. We know that renovations can cost a fortune...and at times it makes sense only to do some  home improvemen...
03/08/2011
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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.