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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Rebecca Henderson

| February 2, 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, Rebecca Henderson will share a word about her background. Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, [...]

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Is it Worthwhile to Be An ASP® in a Rural Small Town?

| January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Becoming an Accredited Staging Professional® can open a great many doors in a larger city. As Staging has been proven to influence the selling price of a home, many individuals will hire an ASP® to help with the process. However, can the workflow for becoming an ASP® be justified if you live in a rural [...]

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Business Plan Tip 5: Advance Your Staging Techniques in 2014

| January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Next in our business plan series, I thought I’d share my recommendations specifically for the Staging services you provide. Learning is a life-long exercise; for 2014, I suggest you advance your Staging® techniques. The Staging University® Often after I post an article at the Stagedhomes.com blog or at any of our social media platforms, many [...]

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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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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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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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Eliminating Buyer Confusion Through Staging

| December 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Earlier this month I shared in a blog post how much I would love to showcase success stories provided by our Accredited Staging Professionals® across the country and abroad. Today I am excited to share with you a success story submitted by Patti Stern, Principal, Interior Decorator and Professional Home Stager of PJ & Company [...]

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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Bette Vos

| December 25, 2013 | 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, Bette Vos will share a word about her background. Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, [...]

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Barb Schwarz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

| December 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

It is my total honor to be given The Lifetime Achievement Award by The Seattle King County Association of Realtors for Inventing Home Staging. I was given this award at SKCAR’s Yearly Awards and Installation Banquet Friday Evening December 6th, 2013. The National President for The Womans Council of Realtors attended as well as State [...]

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