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‘Top 10 Low Cost D-I-Y Home Improvements for Selling’ Survey

HomeGain is a well known industry leader in providing home stagers factual current statistical information for the home improvements that will give the best Return On Investment (ROI). This survey was published in January 2011 and is relevant in today’s marketplace and in many parts of Canada. The survey was…

PRES Donates $1000s of Dollars To Vancouver Charities!

This year thousands of dollars have been donated to charities on behalf of the PRES Staging School throughout the Lower Mainland. If you are selected as one of our ‘PRES training homes’ we request that instead of paying us for your home makeover, you make a donation to your favourite…

Florists shops provide inspiration for holiday decorating

As a home staging instructor I don’t recommend staging with religious holiday decorations but I do believe you can use some seasonally coloured decorations like red, silver and gold. If the property does not sell in December the staging can stay as it is into the next month. Plants and…

Start & Run A Home Staging Business hits the bookshelves!

WHOOO HOOO!!! I am excited to finally be a published author! Self-Counsel Press sought me out years ago to write this book and now it is a reality. My hope for this book is that newbies will gain some much-needed business knowledge and that the more seasoned professionals might be…

What do you do when your staging job goes a tad sideways?

In an earlier post I mentioned that I was staging a vacant 2 bedroom condo. I found (I didn’t actually hire anyone) a painter to do some work, and cleaners to really clean the place so it would be ready for selling. All good. I selected the inventory (look at…

Do You Have a System for Sourcing Rentals for Vacant Homes?

As part of my PRES staging course the PRES Gold and/or Platinum members are invited to do staging jobs with me. This time I was sourcing a job from a rental furnishing company for a vacant property. It’s great to have your own rentals and I do recommend having accessories…