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As a North Texas Professional Home Stager this blog is a collection of information, thoughts, and ideas on the staging profession as currently experienced. I welcome comments and suggestions and hope I may help the home staging and real estate community in some way by my contributions on my blog. I am passionate about educating the public and real estate community on the benefits of home staging.
I can certainly give a client a ball park estimate for staging a vacant property for FREE by phone once I get some basic information about the property, however if the client requests an exact proposal there is a consulting fee associated with it that I do charge for. However, this initial fee wi...
When updating your home think about whether your choice is "trendy or timeless".   Ask yourself, "In 5 years will this be dated or valued?"Personally & professionally  as a home stager in North Texas I am NOT a fan of the glass tile mosaics that I'm still seeing mainly in kitchens used for backsp...
COLLIN COLLEGE, Plano, TX is once again offering an 8 hour Home Staging CE course. One course selection time offered this Winter/Spring 2014 Semester! February 15th and 22nd, 2014 Two Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM Courtyard Campus Plano, TX Please Note:  The February class is the only course offering fo...
I'm actually going to turn down a staging job if the client chooses NOT to have their home for sale professionally re-photographed. I firmly believe that there is NO point in paying for staging if the end result isn't going to represent the product correctly or result in more buyer interest.   Ke...
I had a nice time today catching up with some folks from the Dallas, TX Active Rain blogging community at Benedict's Restaurant in Addison, TX. Lorrie Semler was kind enough to get this Meetup on the calendar and naturally where else would we meet when Lorrie's hosting than Addison?.   While a sm...
I first wrote this blog back in 2009 and the topic came up today at our Active Rain Meetup about selling homes & condition (naturally) so I went back to find this blog as the information is still relevant and applies even today. The Back Story 2009 : In the past 2 weeks I found out that a dear fr...
This is such a true sentiment! Read how Maureen Graham, home stager sees the perspective on why deep-down we really are OK with the early arrival of seasonal items. ...or bathing suits in January, and Santa in September. Simply, we get bored. Our impatient inner three-year old is easily distracte...
COLLIN COLLEGE, Plano, TX is once again offering an 8 hour Home Staging CE course. One course selection time offered this Fall 2013 Semester! September 21 and 28th, 2013 Two Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM Courtyard Campus Plano, TX Please Note:  September is the last session being offered for 2013. Next ...
  Check out this super cool video project for a luxury Townhome development in Historic Downtown Plano, Lexington Park at Rice Field, I was fortunate enough to work with Lance on. All real estate professionals should partner with a professional real estate photographer!   Interview with a Real Es...
   Why Hire a Professional Photographer or Stager in a Seller's market? Watch Keeping it REEL with Lance Selgo & find out! Interview with a Real Estate Photographer, Lance Selgo with Unique Exposure Photography Part II  Interview with a Real Estate Photographer Part I  Interview with a Real Estat...

Karen Otto

Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,
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