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'TOP TIPS' Kitchen Improvements for Budget Conscious Sellers   Getting ready to prepare your house for selling and you are not sure where to best spend your TIME, MONEY & ENERGY? I have coached 1000s of home sellers on the best investments to make when selling their home. Kitchens and bathrooms a...
04/04/2012
Personal Collections Could Cost You the Sale of Your Home in Vancouver! Okay I admit that’s a little dramatic saying that ‘you could potentially lose your home sale because of your personal collections’ but, it is a proven fact that potential buyers can be distracted and put off by some of the pe...
04/02/2012
Home Staging Tips - How to Hang Art 'Over an Object' This is Part 2 of ‘home staging tips for hanging art over an object’. After hanging 1000s of pieces of art, photos, sculptures, baskets, fabric wall hangings, swordfish (yes swordfish, several of them) I’d like to share some of my ‘hanging art’...
03/20/2012
Home Staging Tips - How to Hang Art 'Floating or Gallery' Video This is Part 1 of ‘home staging tips for hanging art – ‘floating or gallery’ art which means there is nothing underneath it. After hanging 1000s of pieces of art, photos, sculptures, baskets, fabric wall hangings, swordfish (yes swor...
03/20/2012
Creating Presentations To Grow Your Home Staging Business - Vancouver Workshop One of the top 3 marketing methods to grow your home staging business is by speaking to your ideal client! Dana J. Smithers author, instructor, home staging guru  will be conducting a one-day course for professionals i...
03/20/2012
Having the right tools as home stagers makes hanging art so much easier! Having the right tools to hang art just makes our jobs as home stagers easier as art can take up too much time if you don’t know how to do it. We all use lasers in our home staging projects and over the years I have tried se...
03/04/2012
Top 10 Low Cost D-I-Y Home Improvements Selling Survey by Home Gain HomeGain is a well known industry leader in providing home stagers factual current statistical information for the home improvements that will give the best Return On Investment (ROI). This survey was published in January 2011 an...
02/29/2012
Celebrating your achievements is a really, really good thing to do. None of us do enough of it! Listening is critical with all clients, and even more so in a divorce situation where emotions are pretty raw at times.  Patting Myself on the Back.  (<: Not egotistical; but I think we should pat ours...
02/29/2012
Great post Rebeka - couldn't agree with you more. The more I learn about social media the more I like it as a marketing tool. Guest blogging is also another great way to get noticed and to be remembered while building a reputation as an expert. Thanks!  Your overall success is a direct result of ...
02/29/2012
Top 10 Business Mistakes Home Stagers Make and how not to make them.... As most savvy stagers, realtors, mortgage brokers and other real estate-industry entrepreneurs know, we need to build our 'list' of prospects and clients. One of the marketing methods I use to do that is by offering a 'FREE R...
02/28/2012
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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.