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2012 

My 'free' talk turned into a $5000 client! Doing speaking engagements even for 'free' is one of the 3 top marketing tactics to grow your business - and this last 'free' talk I did just proved it again! Here's the story: a designer friend of mine asked me if I would do a talk at her women's group....
11/29/2012
“Why did this staging job take so long?” asked the home seller? I recently took a ‘quick’ staging job for a seller whose property had been on the market for about 5 months. She had already reduced the price from $2.788 million to $2.488 million. She asked me to come and take a look at it which I ...
11/29/2012
Meetup City Stagers in the Greater Vancouver Area Holiday Event One of the things I love about being in the real estate industry is all the different Meetup groups that are available. As a home stager we meet up regularly in the Greater Vancouver Area and call ourselves the 'City Stagers Meetup'....
11/28/2012
Home Stagers Love to Work with Amazing Professional Organizers! All home stagers benefit from having reliable, professional strategic alliances that they can refer to their clients when they cannot provide a required service, or do not want to do. One of my favourite alliances is with professiona...
11/27/2012
I was teaching my Top 10 BEST Marketing Strategies to the Victoria Stagers and Stylists at The HOUSSE (a new stagers' rental furnishings warehouse) and took some time to check out Chinatown in Victoria. Even though I live in Vancouver and we have a very large Chinatown and now a very large Asisan...
11/26/2012
  7 Secrets To A Successful Trade Show – Big Or Small Over the year there are some 'peak' times to be invovled with trade shows. For most real estate home staging professionals these peaks are in the fall and in the spring. You must plan ahead well in advance to make sure  you have reserved your ...
11/25/2012
Imagine Being Paid to Shop For Home Owners - Pinch Me! Home stagers offer a multitude of services when it comes to preparing the house for selling. True, the real hands-on staging work involves better furniture placement, decluttering, hanging art, accessorizing, and creating an overall harmoniou...
11/23/2012
 Do You Have The Passion, Persistence And Patience To Be A Successful Entrepreneur? I don't know when you decided that you wanted to become part of the real estate industry - whether as a mortgage broker, home stager, real estate agent, inspector, builder, contractor, interior decorator but I do ...
11/23/2012
She decluttered and depersonalized the property feels lifeless.. We all live in a world of aging baby boomers whicih means our parents (I"m a boomer myself) and their friends, are selling their homes and downsizing. Since women tend to outlive the men, many of my new clients are aging women who w...
11/22/2012
  The Fortune Really Is In Your Follow Up! How is Yours Working for You?  As a solopreneur business owner I know that sometimes there just does not seem like enough time in the day to get everything done. And since we should be spending about 60 – 80% on marketing and selling, how can we get it a...
11/21/2012
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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.