Our exclusive interview with Kevin Htain and Pat Shankle The depiction of home staging on television has come a long way since Sell This House. Now, many of the houses on HGTV are staged, especially on flipper shows. At 2019’s International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Conference, Melissa Marro, owner of Rave Home Staging,…Read More
We talk a lot about the nitty gritty of home staging in the US, but home staging is a global, growing industry. Everywhere does it a little differently.
Annie Doherty is an expert home stager, trainer, and mentor who has worked in both the US and the UK. She is currently a Master Consultant for the House Doctor team, based in the UK.
At the 2019 International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Conference, Melissa Marro, owner of Rave Home Staging, sat down to chat with Annie. While the design standards – and the relationships with clientele – are largely the same, there are a lot of differences between home staging in the US and home staging in the UK.Read More
At this year’s International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Conference, Melissa Marro, owner of Rave Home Staging, delivered a keynote speech reflecting on her company’s rise in the industry. Melissa has launched not one, but two successful home staging companies in her lifetime.
Rave is a million dollar company, and Melissa is internationally recognized in the home staging community. Rave stages over 500 vacant homes every year, plus the business we have coming in from our occupied stages. On average, we complete 2 stages and 2 de-stages EVERY DAY, Monday through Friday.
How do we do it?Read More
Home Stagers get creative with multiples of the same furniture pieces. Home staging is a very different creature than interior design. If you needed a really large square dining table, or coffee table, in interior design, there are resources to locate just the right piece. Homeowners may even have that piece made specifically for their…Read More
Having a weekly radio program to build your home staging business.
As a professional home stager, when I was first approached about being a guest on a home inspector’s radio program, in St Augustine, FL, I was both excited and a little nervous. I do presentations in front of Realtors, Builders, Real Estate Investors, and other industry professionals all the time. Radio. That felt a little more daunting. There are so many people listening. How do you convey home staging to radio listeners? After all, home staging is a visual skill, it’s not usually an auditory topic. That said, I am not one to miss out on free marketing opportunities, so I took a leap of faith that I would figure it out.Read More