Online Home Staging Training, Black Friday Sale!

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Online Home Staging Training, Black Friday Sale! Want to become a home stager, but can’t afford to take days away from work, pay for food and travel expenses? Learn home staging online. Learn at home, at your own pace with the knowledge that you have access to some of the best home stagers in the […]

Home Staging & HomeGain Survey: 2012 Top 10 DIY Home Improvements


Yesterday we got a sneak peek at the HomeGain Top 10 DIY Home Improvement list for 2012. What followed behind the scenes was a rather heated discussion among many of the nation’s top professional home stagers. As noted in the article, “In past surveys, Home Staging and Lightening and Brightening were battling it out for the number two spot on the top 10 list. In the 2011 survey, Lightening and Brightening reclaimed the number two position and held on to it in 2012. Home Staging, however, fell to the number five position.”

Home staging, for the purposes of this survey was presented to Real Estate Professionals as, “Home staging: Add fresh flowers; removing personal items; reduce clutter; rearrange furniture; add new props or furniture to enhance room/s; play soft music; hang artwork in walls. See complete staging checklist.” To get a really good appreciation of what is characterized as home staging, check out the staging checklist linked above.

It’s no wonder that Professional Home Stagers are in an uproar over this survey. HomeGain, while we love you – I keep your little orange monkey, received after writing a really great article about you, visible in my office for anyone who comes here – can you please jump into the year 2012 and catch a reality as to what home staging really is?! Let me sum it up two sentences, just to be clear:

Featured Post on Pinnable Business, a site for Pinterest Marketing


Today, Melissa Marro, President of Staging & Redesign, was featured on, a site for Pinterest Marketing information.  Her post: Image is Everything. Are your posts pinnable? discusses the importance of having stand out photographs in blogs and marketing in order to compete. Marro provides tips on making the most of your home staging before & […]

RESA Pro Approved Home Stagers Continuing Education (CEU) Available


Staging & Redesign is one of the largest providers of home stagers continuing education (CEU) courses available through RESA, the leading home staging trade organization in the world. This makes us the right choice for not only for your primary staging education, but your ongoing education as well.

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My Kirkland’s Designer Anthea Click to join the SAR Home Staging Training Team

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MyKirkland’s designer & long time home stager, Anthea Click, joins our home staging training instructor team. I got to know Anthea years ago through an online real estate community, Active Rain. It was practically love at first sight, so to speak. Anthea’s big smile and stunning stages had me hooked. I read every blog she wrote.

When I was looking for my initial instructor team for the relaunch of the SAR home staging training, Anthea was an original part of my ‘dream team’. When I asked, she accepted. Then suddenly I got a call letting me know that something had come up and she was going to have to change her mind. I was disappointed, but soon found out that she had the opportunity to become a designer for Kirklands. With a small child, husband, successful business & now a big time opportunity, I was thrilled for her.

Lisa McIntee joins the Staging & Redesign Home Staging Training (SAR) team in Niagara, Canada

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Since we announced the expansion of SAR Home Staging Training in January 2011, we’ve been receiving calls and emails from Canadians asking when we would begin offering classes north of the border. In January 2012, we announced Kym Tarr, Kelowna Canada would be joining our instructor team and today we are excited to announce Niagara will also have a hands-on home staging instructor, Lisa McIntee.

US Housing Market posts highest earnings in 20 months

Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow, Inc, discusses housing market increase with Bloomberg Television’s “InBusiness With Margaret Brennan.” US Existing home sales increased 4.3% to 4.57M, the highest level in 20 months. These numbers were better than expected and now show 3 of the past 4 month with upticks in sales.   “It’s been a crisis of confidence, […]

WECT TV News: Home Staging can make it easier to sell your home

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 […]

MRRE Online Staging Consultation Tool Now Works for Vacant Homes Too!

Market Ready Real Estate‘s online home staging consultation tool has been a great help to many of today’s professional stagers.  This tool allows stagers to create professional reports in minutes with checklists and drop down boxes.  The best part is that the reports don’t feel or look like it.  They appear (and actually are) fully customized […]

2012 RESA Staging Company of the Year, taking a closer look!

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You see, Just Perfect Home Staging is, yes, a staging company, but one where homeowners have to earn the right to be clients, and are publicly graded on their compliance with the JP team’s recommendations. In a brilliant, brave, bold branding gesture JP set up a seal of approval program. That the realtor community have embraced this concept is incredibly impressive. I’ve met realtors in Wilmington and they’re a weary, tough bunch. (in fairness, I was meeting mainly rental agents)

Even more impressive, to me at least, is that Jessica’s company services homes for sale that range from starter homes in the $100,000’s to upscale homes on the beach. And, within this range, she has her pricing set so that she can employ a marketing person, a sales person, and a lead interior specialist!

But, wait, there’s more!

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