Happy New Year!

Dana J. Smithers kicked off the new year with an appearance on Breakfast TV – City TV on Monday, January 5th, 2009! Dana was featured on 2 segments: 5 Top Tips for Home Staging and 5 Top Tips for Home Redesigns (one day home makeovers using your things and not spending a dime!). Dawn Chubai (also host of  RealtyTV) interviewed Dana for both segments. For other tips and interesting articles check out our PRES Resources page.

Dawn Chubai and Dana J. Smithers on Breakfast TV - City TV
Dawn Chubai and Dana J. Smithers on Breakfast TV - City TV

For those of you unable to hire one of our fabulous PRES Home Stagers (Locate A Stager)  stay tuned for our eBook called Do-It-Yourself Home Staging: Getting Ready for an Open House in 10 Easy Steps! coming out in the Spring 2009.

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!