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2011 

Have you ever had to sell a property where someone had died? If you look at a few posts back that I have done you will see a vacant condo that I staged with rental furnishings. Sadly a friend of my sister's had died suddenly in the home. Everything was removed and even though I did my own 'energy...
01/31/2011
  Feeling Overwhelmed & Excited After the RESA Convention? There were about 350 attendees for the RESA convention and almost 400 who attended the RESA Awards. Most were from the US and about 100 Canadian Home Stagers there (good eh?) which made it a really interesting time! There were a few stage...
01/27/2011
Are home stagers becoming a dying breed like the Realtorasaurus? Awhile ago I signed up to receive a daily email from Active Rain and somehow I ended up at a post by Sue Eller, a Realtor. She did a cute and tongue-in-cheek video on You Tube and also posted on her Facebook site. It's about a dying...
01/22/2011
The Fortune is in the Follow Up, are you doing it?  With the big RESA convention just days away I am really excited to think about all I will learn and the great new friends I will make. I am doing a lot of networking this month and wanted to share a few things with you if you are new to networki...
01/20/2011
What's Your Marketing Strategy at the RESA's Annual Convention January 23 - 25th in Las Vegas? I am really excited to be going to the RESA convention in just a few days! I'm excited to be on the Staging Expert Panel - I hope I can answer the questions the attendees have as I haven't seen any yet!...
01/17/2011
Why Home Sense is a great place to start your staging inventory! I am a big fan of Home Sense. During the PRES staging course I always recommend going to Home Sense when you are creating your own inventory of small accessories. One of the key reasons I like their product is because you get 'the l...
01/15/2011
What are the costs for staging a 2 bedroom vacant condo in Vancouver? In an earlier post I gave you a system for selecting your inventory for a vacant home staging project. Well the project is complete and I am sharing what the actual costs were with you. I know some of my home staging colleagues...
01/12/2011
What's the best way to Source for Rental Furnishings when Vacant Home Staging? As part of my PRES staging course I often take PRES graduates with me when I am sourcing a job from a rental furnishing company for a vacant property. It's great to have your own rentals and I do recommend having acces...
01/05/2011
Have you created Your Vision Board for 2011? Regardless of what your business is e.g. selling real estate, staging homes, finding the best mortgage rate, etc. one of the best ways to create your year is to think about the things you want to accomplish. Cut out pictures, things, sayings, post card...
01/05/2011
Whether you are a realtor or a home stager or a mortgage broker you need to know who you are selling to. Remembering of course that selling is all about RELATIONSHIPS. I use this exercise at the beginning of each year, or when I find I am not attracting the 'right' type of client for me. Pretend ...
01/04/2011
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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.