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I was recently contacted by a local mortgage professional. He was working with two Realtors in my area and had dropped by when they were having an open house. Much to his surprise the house had been staged ??? and was to say it mildly, a disaster. The stager ( can she actually call herself that ?...
01/17/2008
I was decorating this home when the homeowner said that corner looks bare...and yes it did. It was the TV cabinet and the top had nothing sitting on it...So I put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with. After a trip to Dollar General store for mini lights, white candles, and some whit...
12/22/2007
The Realtor that I worked with had placed the "Before" photo on his web-site, as you can see it was uninviting and you could not even see that the lake was right there. How relaxing, sitting in the hot tub, glass of wine and a view of the lake !!! I did the staging, showing off the view of the la...
12/06/2007
Oh what to do in a small bathroom to give it that "SPA-LIKE" feel ??? .. Give me some feed back, the owner loved it and wanted to keep my things. I keep all white accessories handy for making a bathroom into a spa. However, this was a little challanging since the room was long and narrow. Since I...
12/06/2007
I recently was asked to stage a home on the lake, well it became something more. The owner asked that I do a little more that staging the home, she asked what we could do to make the house "POP". The house was older and very dark. I suggested that she paint the cabinets and replace the hardware, ...
12/06/2007
I needed to get my name out in front of the public...so I decided to make an arrangement for "Fantasy of Trees" it is a week long gala showcasing trees, arrangments etc for the benefit of Children's Hospital. I made the arrangement shown and mine was sold the very first night....my name and compa...
11/25/2007
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Since I have just gotten my certification and started to market myself, I need to get some hints on what has worked ( or not worked ) for others. I am in Tennessee and so far I have done marketing to local realtors and to manufactured home dealers.  I have an e-mail that I send to realtors that h...
11/25/2007
Where do you get your furniture for staging vacant houses ? I am just starting to venture into the vacant homes staging and need to know where you get your furniture. I spoke with one furniture dealer and they do not "rent" or "lease" furniture for staging. Need to know the best places to go, as ...
11/20/2007
When thinking about "home staging" are you working with the realtor or the homeowners more ? I have found that working with the realtor on the front end has worked best for both the realtor and the homeowner. If you are a realtor do you prefer working with the home stager or having them work dire...
11/19/2007
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Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN
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