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Janet Jones hit the nail on the head with her blog, "10 Reasons Not To Stage Your Home".  I couldn't have said it better!  I'm usually trying to educate people on why they SHOULD stage - but taking a bit of a different approach like Janet's works even better! 1.  We want to test the market for 90...
10/21/2012
Last week we staged a fabulous one bedroom condo in a prime Georgetown location, right across the street from Rose Park.  This unit has a really wonderful open floor plan with a full kitchen and eat-in area, but what we really loved was the living room with the transom lights and access to the be...
05/19/2011
Over the past 3 years I've done quite a few consultations and proposals for home owners who rent their properties but have decided to sell them rather than continue renting.  The situation is usually that the renters have moved out already, or are getting ready to move out, but sometimes they're ...
03/02/2011
Look what a small investment can do!A few weeks ago I did a 2 hour walk through consultation for a home owner that has lived in the house for 45 years.  The house has been very well maintained, but as we see all the time with older clients who are downsizing, updating hasn't been a priority over ...
03/19/2010
"Its Not MY Job" - Part 2 is the continuation of the story started in "Its Not MY Job" Doesn't Get You the Job, or My Respect". More of the story- the owner of the property had passed away (yes, I wrote a previous blog where another house was staged under similar circumstances), and if I remember...
02/16/2010
“It’s not MY job” doesn’t get you the job, or my respect. Allow me to elaborate. Not too long ago Preferred Staging was hired to stage a small vacant property. I did a consultation with the Realtor prior to the staging and made a few suggestions, some “stronger” than others. For example, the ligh...
02/15/2010
One of our favorite houses that we staged back in November sold (not too bad with the holidays and a snowstorm in December!), and destaging was scheduled for Monday, February 8th.  With the arrival of "Snowmaggedon" (as President Obama called it) that weekend, no one was moving come Monday (see "...
02/14/2010
You've seen it on the news... Washington DC and the surrounding metro area is virtually paralyzed.  I can remember only one other time in recent memory when the Federal Government shut down due to snow, and that was back in 1996 when I worked for the National Park Service.  We had 2 days off, and...
02/08/2010
I recently read where there was no snow predicted in Vancouver, site of the Winter Olympics, between now and February 12th, and that they have to truck in snow from other locales. HELLO, VANCOUVER!  YOU CAN HAVE MY SNOW! Of course that's not feasible, as I'm in Northern Virginia.  But as of 11:00...
02/06/2010
I recently read where there was no snow predicted in Vancouver, site of the Winter Olympics, between now and February 12th, and that they have to truck in snow from other locales. HELLO, VANCOUVER!  YOU CAN HAVE MY SNOW! Of course that's not feasible, as I'm in Northern Virginia.  But as of 11:00...
02/06/2010
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