Going GREEN doesn’t have to just mean being environmentally conscientiousness. It can also mean getting a little more green in your wallet when staging your home to sell. HomeGain.com, a leading site on all things real estate related, conducted a survey and found the top nine DIY home improvements. The top 5 GREEN home improvements that […]
Linda Barnett, of Home Matters, LLC in Indianapolis, IN provides tips for staging your home for sale in this short three minute video. This video offers easy steps for the DIY home seller. Of course, we always recommend that you hire a professional home stager to ensure that your maximize your time and return on […]
I ran across this infographic last night. What I love is that it’s clear and concise information from the top names in social marketing today, advising how to grow a successful business through social media. Social media marketing is now one of the top performers in the marketing field. If you think facebook, twitter, linked […]
My dear friend & collegue, Jackson West (who I adore), wrote a blog several years ago that stated, home staging training online courses are no field day. As I’ve always been a true believer of hands-on staging being a key ingredient for success, bringing my staging classes online while still providing quality training, left a […]
Selling your home in today’s market means move-in ready. It also means that the home must be as visually appealing as possible. With the importance of great curb appeal, you may need to consider hiring a landscape architect, particularly if your home is located in a high end or luxury community. In the 2011 HomeGain Survey […]
If you were at the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) Convention this year, you should have had one very powerful takeaway. Systems and technology are the key to having a successful home staging business. As home staging is effectively a subset of the real estate community, I thought some recent studies might shed light on exactly how […]
Content is KING, at least in today’s social media driven world. In order to create a successful business and have an online presence, you will need to understand how content marketing can created increased visibility, a wider reach and immediate expertise status. In the infographic below, you’ll notice that, on average, blogs provide 434% more […]
I laugh almost every time I see it. Home stagers and redesigners are notorious for putting furniture on angles. Angles take up a lot of square footage and often create odd pathways through rooms. So why do they do it?Pin It
Perhaps the one quote that illustrates the need for a strong business plan is from the book, What they don’t teach you in Business School. Mark McCormick conducted a study from the 1979 Harvard MBA Program. In that year, the students were asked,
Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?”
Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.
Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing.
Read the blog to find out how it turned out…Pin It
Tori Toth, of Stylish Stagers, INC, has joined with Erica Rose Siegel for a new web training series, Realtor Meets Stager. In this series, they will discuss and debunk many of today’s misconceptions about real estate and home staging.
Some of their topics include:
- Why complicate the buying process by getting another Realtor involved?
- Why waste time getting pre-approved when you haven’t even found the home?
- Why throw money away on staging a vacant home?
- Why should I take my pets out of my home for an open house?
Stay tuned for what is sure to be an educational and entertaining web training series.
In this video by WECT TV, it is clear that home staging will make it easier to sell you home in today’s difficult real estate market. Jessica Pirone with Just Perfect! Home Staging & more is featured in this news segment, showing off the wheres, whys and hows of home staging in Wilmington, NC. As […]
In this crazy digital “pin-it” world we live in, you need to be careful to brand your images, both for added exposure and to be certain that your work is kept your own and not suddenly someone else’s.Pin It
This hilarious video by Todd Miller, a Las Vegas Real Estate Agent, shows how not all agents actually know what they are talking about. Before hiring a real estate agent, get referrals, do some research and remember that whether you are buying or selling, your home is your biggest investment.
Wonder how social media affects your home staging business? This video shows, without any exception, that social media is taking over and modifying the business world as we know it. Everything today is “Facebooked”, “tweeted”, “linked in”, or “pinned” – as well as a million other types of activities.