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Do you have what it takes to be a Solo-preneur?

Do you have what it takes to be a Solo-preneur? Here are two facts: 1) The majority of home stagers in North America are solo-preneurs (single owner entrepreneurs). 2) 80% of women entrepreneurs in North America do not have any employees. (They will have contractors who they contract with) Having…

Charities Supported by PRES Training Clients

For several years now the PRES Staging Resource Centre has had donations made on its behalf. Years ago when the training school needed training homes to bring the students in to stage and/or redesign client’s homes we used to charge $250. While it does amount to a significant amount of…

Keep your DREAM of becoming a home stager ALIVE.

For almost a decade now, I have been teaching either interior decorating, home redesign and/or home staging almost exclusively to women just like you who have a dream. My role is to educate you in these disciplines. Your role is take what you have learned and make your dream business…

Envious Design’s A-Z Home Staging Services Won The Bid!

A savvy homeowner looking to stage their vacant condo in Richmond BC did extensive research to find Enjy Fouad of Envious Design. They interviewed a panel of a few other reputable stagers, but hired Envious Design. What made them stand out was their services package tailored for each individual project….

You might be grieving selling your home…

I recently read an article on The 5 Stages of Grief and how it relates to the process of saying good bye to your home of a few or many years. I believe most PRES home stagers have faced situations like this and have had to use a lot of…

Realtors Love Working with PRES Stagers!

PRES Staging & Redesign Training was taking place in Victoria last week and as part of the course we do makeovers in 2 real client’s homes. Through networking with a fellow Active Rain member, Fred Carver a realtor with Re/Max Camosun/Oak Bay, he found 2 homes for us! The PRES…

Secrets PRES Home Stagers Use to Source Rentals

PRES home stagers and redesigners offer their clients a wide variety of services. One of them is called ‘sourcing’ (seek out) rental furnishings. PRES graduates will source the best rental furnishings to give broad buyer appeal to their sellers’ target markets. Many clients will use rentals if their property is…

‘Amy Adams in LEAP YEAR is a STAGER!!!!

Home Staging is still relatively new in Canada and we are making major inroads to having both realtors and home sellers realize the value that we bring to the selling of their home. It is a proven statistic that staged homes do sell SOONER and for MORE MONEY than unstaged…

Looking for a home stager who knows what she is doing?

Many people wonder how a 5 day PRES professional home staging & redesign course can prepare a home stager and/or redesigner to help them with selling their house. Well the answer is simple – the majority of new stagers and/or redesigners have been doing staging, redesign, decorating for years either…

The Number of Open Houses is declining…

One of the resources that I use to keep updated with the real estate market, and what is going on with the NAR (National Association of Realtors) is through a website called Active Rain. It’s a blog site so there are thousands of members, thousands of articles and lots of…