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After a long winter of freezing temperatures and mounds of snow, nothing is appreciated more than the spring thaw. Just the thought of being able to shed the layers of coats, hats mitts and boots will bring a smile to anyone's face.However, the arrival of spring's beautifully warm days, posses a ...
Staging a relatively newer home can be trickier than staging a "lived-in" home because they often haven't seen a lick of paint since the builder applied that lovely shade of off-white.The builder's grade paint is not washable and shows every speck or dirt and hand print. Leaving the walls looking...
Have you ever felt that way when marketing your home staging business? I know I have. If you are fortunate to be in an area where home staging is very well known, then your main focus is marketing your business and marketing against the competition.However, if you are in an area where home stagin...
Just wondering on some Blogging etiquette. I have noticed that sometimes people post comments on someone else’s blog that seems to “steal thunder” by re-directing attention to themselves rather than adding to the conversation.For example, say someone posts a comment on Mary McKnight’s blog that b...
With the New Year upon us, it is a great time to take some time to review what we did with our businesses in 2006 and plan what we want to accomplish in 2007. I’m sure everyone has heard the saying:“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”Why not start this year off with a clear understand of where ...
In this time of celebration, festivities and indulgence many of us take a moment to think of others less fortunate. We may donate to our local food bank, The Salvation Army or Operation Christmas.I just wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about another great organization, one that is les...
Since I first joined Active Rain, there has been one question that home stagers continue to ask. This question has probably been around as long as home stagers themselves. Like Indiana Jones on his quests for the Holy Grail or the young boys looking for the infamous body in Stand By Me, we have b...
Your house as seen by: Yourself… Your Buyer... Your Lender... Your Appraiser... Your Tax Assessor... A friend of mine sent this to me and I just had to share it!
Today is the day to see Oprah and Nate Berkus’ version of home staging. The show features a family living in a home that lacked the right touches to inspire and “wow” buyers. Their home had been on the market for over 100 days with dozens of viewing.During his initial tour of the home, Nate point...
An article in today’s Toronto Star has a small article about putting your “life list” down on paper so that you commit to fulfilling your dreams.Now, lists featuring your goals are nothing new. Life lists are just today’s jargon for goal setting. Years ago Oprah used this concept to create her “T...