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I am so fortunate to have such a lovely and versatile staging assistant.  Chloe works behind the scenes making my job easier.   She is a self-starter....when she sees a task that needs attending to, she jumps right in and does it.    I would like to share some photos of her on the job:   Inspecti...
10/13/2009
I recently saw a staging show on HGTV in which the staged living room was beautifully arranged but, at the same time, was an example of poor staging.  Poor Staging??? In a beautiful room on HGTV?  How can that be?  Misuse of focal points!  Rather than put the emphasis on the room's focal point, a...
11/01/2007
When I was in the planning phase of my Home Staging business, I worked out a deal with a Realtor friend.  I staged her house in exchange for the privilege of taking before and after photos for my portfolio.  Since she lived two hours away, this involved me staying at her house for a couple of day...
10/29/2007
You know you didn't stage those rooms.  So why are those photos in your portfolio?  Whew...there, I said it!!!  My grievance is with stagers who pass off someone else's work as their own in their portfolios.  My very first blog on AR, almost a year ago, was about this very subject.  However, I wa...
08/30/2007
Being a member of Active Rain has given me a pretty good idea of how the majority of real estate agents regard home staging.  Most seem to be for it!   For quite some time, I have been searching for a forum that would allow us to see what potential buyers and sellers thought about staging.  And f...
08/27/2007
One of the mantras I hear most often when doing a home staging consultation is: "I am selling my house...not my stuff.....why can't buyers just look past my things and concentrate on the house?"  Easier said than done.  Even if they can overlook the deerhead over the urinal, worn out furniture an...
05/05/2007
Staging websites, staging brochures and even staging TV shows chant the mantra "De-clutter, de-clutter, and de-clutter some more....oh, and don't forget to de-personalize and neutralize, too!"     Could the overuse of these common terms actually be helping homeowners come to the conclusion that t...
01/08/2007
When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your nose job or face lift, viewing before and after pictures is crucial because you want to be assured that they will do outstanding work and you will get the end results that you desire.  Would you choose a plastic surgeon who was unable to provide any...
10/02/2006
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