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Real Estate and Home Staging information from professional home stagers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Well, Debra Gould inspired me to write this short blog article on the top ten moments which came from my job as a home stager. You can link to her blog post and read her top 10 list which is really entertaining and inspiring as well! I should also mention that both Alana and myself get VERY invo...
Another great post from Melissa Marro on why RESA is different from other home staging assocations. It's important for home stagers to understand the distinctions between the associations and benefit from all the benefits and opportunities RESA offers.Today I sat in the Home Matters office after ...
Home staging is a proven method of preparing a home for sale. Professional home stagers showcase a home’s architectural features and focal areas while at the same time, downplaying a home’s weaknesses. Home staging is all about adding ‘WOW’ to a property so that the house stands out and is memor...
December is mere days away and radio stations are broadcasting – much to my chagrin –Christmas music 24 hours a day. While this is a time of parties, entertaining friends & family and gift buying – it’s also the time when the real estate market cools off. Not manybuyers go hunting for homes in D...
The way in which home owners sell their homes has changed and evolved over the last twenty-five years. Due to increasingly busy lifestyles, dual income families and a tremendous rise in TV shows about all aspects of design, a new breed of home buyer has emerged. These buyers are smart, savvy and...
This isn't going to be a long post but I need to say it after having the opportunity to read all the submissions for Professional Stager of the Year and Rookie Stager of the Year - this is for you: Very succinctly. You guys rock. The things each and every one of you is accomplishing day in and da...
Kitchener-Waterloo Business Woman Heather Cook NAMED AS FINALIST IN THE 2011 REAL ESTATE STAGING ASSOCIATION’S 2011 HOME STAGING INDUSTRY AWARDS Winners to Be Announced in Las Vegas at the industry’s yearly convention January 24th, 2011 Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – November 15, 2010 Kitchener-Waterl...
This morning when I logged into my business email, I saw an email from someone advertising a product. I'm sure you get these types of emails too - vendors or people who make certain items which they feel can be used in the staging and design work we do. Sometimes I'm interested, most times I am n...
Design Trade is a national magazine, Web site and series of directories celebrating the people, products and projects of fine design. The print magazine is available three time per year in book stores and design centers nationwide. The print directories are published annually in California, Flori...
In recent weeks I have read many blog posts about realtors worried about their own safety while showing houses to clients and it got me thinking. We often go into homes without knowing our clients well or what their personal situations are like. I have been in certain situations which made me bo...

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Blog written by Heather Cook, award winning home staging designer for Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. Great information on home staging & re-design for realtors, sellers and buyers!