Business Plan 2014: Tip 4. SWOT and Gap analysis

| January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

What makes your company stand out in your marketplace? Are there issues facing the real estate industry that may come to impact your business next year and beyond? What is likely to happen in your local market? Is there anything holding you back that could be mitigated? One of the key tickets to success for [...]

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Business Plan 2014: Tip 3. Start Planning by Using Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Monitoring

| January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Do you run your business with a close eye on your financial situation? You should. In our industry, revenues typically fluctuate from month to month. Since we may often have months with little income – holiday and vacation seasons are prime examples of such time periods – and others with a higher level of activity [...]

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Business Plan 2014: Tip 2. Quick Guide to Successful Branding

| January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

A brand is essentially a company’s expression of identify and especially a statement of its uniqueness compared to similar businesses in the marketplace. Often branding is referred to as the proper development and selection of a logo and even website design. Certainly both are very important, but a brand is a lot more than just [...]

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Business Plan 2014: Tip 1. How to Create a Powerful Value Message and Why it Matters

| January 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Time flies when you are having fun (Stagers always are!). Already almost a month of 2014 has passed by. Those who know me know I care very deeply about those who have made the commitment to their Staging business. That is why I thought I would share some tips this week for this year’s business [...]

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Stay tuned for the Stagedhomes.com Business Plan Week

| January 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Time flies when you are having fun (Stagers always are!). We are already a month into 2014! Those who know me know I care very deeply about those who have made the commitment to their Staging business. That is why I thought I would share some tips for this year’s business plan. This coming week, [...]

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Raising Awareness of Accredited Staging Professionals® and the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® through Media Outlets

| January 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Stagedhomes.com works tirelessly to get the word out about the impact of the work Accredited Staging Professionals® do for their clients. We do that by reaching out to both traditional news outlets such as newspapers and radio and television stations and networks. Additionally, we distribute information to non-traditional sources as well, such as to bloggers [...]

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Guest Blog Post: Using the Right Lighting Can Improve Your Staging

| January 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s well known that the right lighting can set the mood for any circumstance. This is also true when you’re setting the stage to sell your home. Lighting can be vastly important to specific areas and can accentuate aspects of the home you want to bring more attention to. By improving the lighting of the [...]

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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Jennie Norris

| January 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Around the country and Canada, our wonderful trainers teach the Accredited Staging Professional Course. Virtually every week, often every day, I receive word from course participants about how much they loved their trainer. I’ve asked each trainer to introduce themselves. Today, Jennie Norris will share a word about her background. Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, [...]

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Enter for a Chance to Win a 3-Day ASP Home Stager Course

| January 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thinking about earning the Accredited Staging Professional® Designation? During the month of January you have the chance to win One ASP® Stager Course, valued at $1795, through the StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes. The StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes is available through January 31, 2014. Here’s how it works 1. Go to the Stagedhomes.com Sweepstakes [...]

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How to Stage a Room with an Awkward Layout

| December 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

As any Accredited Staging Professional® will share with you, we face challenges in every Staging project. Some of those challenges are with not-so-gentle paint colors, dated kitchen appliances or simply the amount of furniture. Others may include features of a home not easily worked around. Such a challenge is when we Stage a room with [...]

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