Expo Idea

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Home Stager with Lionheart Home Staging, LLC

Necessity is the mother of invention!

Well... maybe not an invention but a pretty good idea.  At a recent real estate expo I brought an electronic photo frame that displayed before and after photos of staging projects.  This "show" gave agents a quick example of my work and the impact staging has on a room.

This wonderful addition to my marketing arsenal is eye catching, compact, easily movable, and can be reprogrammed to accomodate varying clients!

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Patti Glover
Stage It In A Day! - Moorpark, CA
CISS,RESA, Home Staging, Ventura County CA, Conejo Valley, LA

What a great idea!  We had thought about putting one of those in a home that we had staged with before & afters.  It would be great when the Real Estate Agents have their brokers open.

I also love the fortune cookie idea Tom!  Great tips for the expos too!  I checked into M&M's but they were pricey.  I also saw an idea someone posted here on A/R where they handed out bags of nuts with notes that read "You're nuts not to Stage with such-n-such"  Very cute.

 

Aug 08, 2008 01:07 PM #10
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Now there's a great idea!  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 08, 2008 04:47 PM #11
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Michelle Finnamore
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Kristina, that is one fantastic idea. I can't wait to get one.Also thanks go out to Tom for the fortune cookie idea. Thanks for sharing another great marketing idea.

Aug 08, 2008 07:53 PM #12
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 - Las Vegas, NV
Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent

Hello Kristina,

 This photo frame you have is your post is a great idea. I have several of them laying around the home. I never hooked them up though, but after reading you post i will.

 Thanks for sharing!

 Robert Swetz

Aug 08, 2008 07:58 PM #13
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Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Sorry for the delayed responses... busy day!

Naoma:  It is an effective way to show a lot of photos with minimal space.

Teresa: Totally agree!

Tom:  Rattle away!  You are the Marketing Guru!

Tori:  I still use PPT presentations for offices - it allows me to show the photos on a larger screen.

Cathy:  I will check it out.  This one was $170 at Sams Club - 11" screen.

Ginger:  Maybe it is your software???  I never heard anyone else having problems with them.

Ronelle:  I have always thought so:)

Mary:  Totally agree!

Patricia:  You're welcome!!!

Patti:  Make sure the house is secure when you are not there... they are VERY portable!

Liz:  You're welcome!

Michelle:  I also recommend memory sticks - switch them up in an instant!

Robert:  Happy downloading!

 

Aug 08, 2008 08:33 PM #14
Rainer
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No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Kristina, EXCELLENT idea.. Thanks so much for sharing it.. Congrats on the featured post - very deserving. God bless,

Aug 08, 2008 08:47 PM #15
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Tina Parker
Century21 Trident Realty - Halifax, NS
CNE, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax, NS

F A B U L O U S    I D E A !  I can't tell you what a pain it is to arrange for a big screen TV to present photos - This solves soooo many issues!  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 08, 2008 09:03 PM #16
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Jason & Amber Gardner
The Hasson Company - Sherwood, OR
The Gardner Team with Hasson Company Realtors

I love the digital photo frame idea.  I've been meaning to keep my eye open for affordable frames to load my clients home photos on and give as a closing gift - They love getting a CD of their past home, but this would be a nicer keep sake and a great conversation piece.  Great idea for your staging and I love the photos you take.

Amber

Aug 09, 2008 12:17 AM #17
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Michelle Finnamore
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Jason, another fabulous thank you idea. Keep them coming everyone! :)

Aug 09, 2008 01:42 AM #18
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Shobha Vyavahare
stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville, SC

That is a great idea, I never thought about using these frames for that, you can even take them for your consultations with clients.  I gotta get one of those.

Shobha

Aug 09, 2008 07:44 AM #19
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI
Real Estate

Good Idea! Digital Photo frames are great, I have given them as gifts to family members, now that the price has come way down I think I should get one for marketing too!

Aug 09, 2008 07:49 AM #20
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Hi Kristina - What a great idea! That is a fantastic way to show off your work.

Aug 10, 2008 06:21 AM #21
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Thanks for sharing your great idea Kristina!

Aug 10, 2008 06:44 AM #22
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Kathy Riggle
STAGING SMART N SOLD - Houston, TX
Houston Home Staging

Fantastic idea for a trade show, Kristina! Thanks so much!!

Aug 10, 2008 05:21 PM #23
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Very cool - we bring our pc and big monitor for our fair booth each year and  draw a crowd.  2 guys came back again this year to critique my staging.  They were surprised that I remembered them. I will be checking into the digital photo frames for smaller venues.

Aug 15, 2008 10:49 PM #24
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Kristina - That's even a great idea to show off homes that are currently for sale! I like that!!!

Aug 19, 2008 10:42 PM #25
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Wendy Timmons
Allison James Estates & Homes - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Great Idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Aug 19, 2008 11:30 PM #26
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Visions Home Staging, Furnishings & Design
Visions Home Staging, Furnishings & Design - Walnut Creek, CA
We See Your Homes Potiential

Kristina, GENIUS!! I am going to use this idea on the brokers tours. If you do the before and after on the actual house that is on tour, I THINK the brokers and REA's will really get an idea of how powerful our role is!!

Excellent post my friend!

Aug 25, 2008 01:40 PM #27
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Tosha Tate-Dickson
Finair Management Group Inc. - South Holland, IL

LOVE IT! THANKS FOR SHARING as I'll be adding this to my 'thing to purchase' list!

 

 

Aug 25, 2008 02:12 PM #28
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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Hi Kristina, I can't believe I missed this post. Love the idea and thanks for sharing!

Sep 02, 2008 08:07 AM #29
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