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Home Stager - The Scotts Group Inc.
As a Staging Training Instructor and the Director of International Sales for CSP I am very pleased to join Christine Rae in welcoming Kathleen Garvey to the CSP Instructors Team. After following Kathleen's success and knowledge of staging on both Active Rain and Facebook I had the pleasure of me...
Recently I have been asked quite a bit about home staging training and what “Certification” means. At this point in time there is no governing body in the United States, Canada or Australia that gives out or approves a license for Home Staging. What does this mean to you as a future Home Stager, ...
Below is an article I recently wrote and was published in Staging Standard Magazine, ENJOY! Many people think staging is something new which came out of California. I can tell you from experience it not. It is a process which has been done for decades all over the world. In this decade it has evo...
This one also says Thousands of dollars... Asking price: $749,000 Selling price: $776,000 Staging costs: $15,000 (Paint, repairs, landscaping, furniture rental and staging costs) Time on Market: 2 Hours!! In August 08  
Although I don't usually put flowers in the middle of the room... the goal here was to grab the buyers eye on the net... 15 comparable units on the market at the same time, in the same complex and this one sold in a week for asking... in a downturning market.  
Last December a Realtor I had met, while Condo shopping for friends in from London (UK), was explaining to me how hard a time she was having finding a stager that could do a job on short notice, due the boom happening in Toronto at the time. After a bit of discussion I agreed to "help" her out. F...
Duncan Scott, (President), and Laurie Handley, (Project Manager), of the The Scotts Group Inc, a Toronto Based Home Staging company, are please to announce that they have joined the Certified Staging Professionals(TM) “Pay if Forward” Charity of Choice:Habitat for Humanity(R). The Scotts Group w...
Attention all GTA Stagers:The Toronto Chapter of RESA  is holding a meeting for all Toronto area Stagers.We will be discussing the Staging climate in Toronto, how one can get involved in some of the National RESA initiatives, have a quick presentation of some fantastic silk flower arrangements, ...
John has just called from the office: “My Parents are coming for the Long Weekend and their bringing Aunt B” You hang up the phone after expressing your excitement, all the while thinking I’m the biggest liar! Honestly, who likes the inlaws coming for a visit?? Aunt B, didn’t that woman just tak...

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