Another Conceptual Stager is Born... An Interview with Renee Molinari of "Feature This...Real Estate Staging"

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Home Stager with FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor

Please allow me introduce to Active Rain another valuable member of my team, my sister, Renee. She persevered through our 6-month rigorous training, and has been creating really great work for us since August 2009...

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 Renee, How did you get your training?  

A professional photographer by trade,  I have been involved with Real Estate Photography for multiple stagings as my family owns a staging business, so I had a decent grasp on what staging is and what it's all about. As our family's business has grown, I was encouraged to learn to Conceptually Stage. I attended a rigorous one week boot camp with CurbAppealforDummies.com founder Michelle Molinari and intern-at-the-time (and now full fledged Conceptual Designer) Barbara Guilliot in Abbeville, Louisiana. I continue my education on a regular basis through weekly on-line meetings and constant practice. Michelle was a great teacher, and I was able to pick it up pretty quickly under her guidance, but “picking it up” and “doing it right” has required quite a bit of practice. I'd estimate I have spent about 60+ hours in design sessions online, and hundreds of hours of practice before I was ever turned loose on a client's image.  

Where are you located?   

I live in Houston, Texas, but due to the nature of my specialty, with is Conceptual Staging, I can assist our clients anywhere in the world without leaving my office

Do you have your own Staging business?  

My work is exclusively produced through CurbAppealforDummies.com and Feature This Real Estate Staging and Interior Décor, which are both companies that my family owns and operates.  

In what ways do you help your clientele?  

My training showed me how to ease the confusion about where to start on the journey to beautifying a home for sale or for redesign, new construction and investment homes.

Whether a client's budget is big or small, I can actually show them with my Conceptual Images what to focus on and how much they can accomplish with what they have to work with. It's a unique service with multiple applications for real estate agents, home sellers,investors  and especially buyers to see the potential of the space they are choosing to buy. I create an entire Do-It-Yourself plan reflecting current trends and in keeping with the home's architectural origins. It's very cool stuff and I really enjoy my work.  

What do you for pleasure?   My hobbies include painting, drawing, stained glass, jewelry making and of course, photography. I enjoy doing D-I-Y projects, and like to stay active with tennis, racquetball, bowling, rollerskating, swimming, and just about anything else that involves being active and outdoors.

 

 

 

How do you feel about attending the upcoming RESA Conference in Las Vegas?

Well, my sister Michelle and my mom, Carol,  promised if I worked hard and knew my stuff we'd get to "The Convention", so this trip means a lot to me. It's going to be something, meeting so many hard-working people that share the same passion that my family and I have.

 

I am really looking forward to learning even more ways to help build the family business for the long haul.

 

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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
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Can't wait to meet you and all the team!! Vegas is never going to be the same!  

Jan 21, 2010 11:54 PM #1
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Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
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I know it...

I was planning on packing my bikini, even though the weather forecast is 35 degrees. Then I read the entire pool area INCLUDING THE JACUZZI is closed until Feb 25th!

I was so looking forward to kickin' back in that jacuzzi in all my bikini-clad glory with a Mojito in my hand and not a care in the world.  I am seriously bummed. Hey, maybe I can wear it to the night club...

LOL, but really, we are looking very much forward to getting to know you better!

~Michelle                                                                                                                                            & the Entire "Feature This..." Team

Jan 22, 2010 12:10 AM #2
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Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

Congratulations and good luck for future success!...Go Team!

Jan 22, 2010 05:34 AM #3
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Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
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Thanks Valerie! We now have a pretty darn good team, with a finishing carpenter, landscaping expert, two CSP Certified Stagers, and two additional Conceptual Stagers (beside myself).

Wonder who will join our team in 2010? I am hoping an accountant and a masseuse! Lol.

 

~Michelle

Jan 22, 2010 07:26 AM #4
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Go team and have fun in Vegas.  That's a bummer about the pool and jacuzzi!

Jan 22, 2010 01:11 PM #5
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Michelle Molinari
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Thanks Ginger. I know we will have a blast - we earned it - and with what we will learn, we will earn even more.

Wish you could be there, cuz I know you earned it, too.

~Michelle

Jan 22, 2010 03:24 PM #6
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