Christy Clark of CKNW interviews Dana J. Smithers


Christy Clark a well-known radio personality brings in industry experts to discuss topical issues of the day. Dana J. Smithers of PRES Staging Resource Centre and Sun On My Back Redesigns a real estate staging expert, was quick to reply to Christy’s first question of, ” So what is a seller to do in this buyer’s market to make a sale of their home?” – STAGE IT! There was a lot of banter back and forth much like 2 woman around a kitchen table! Listen to the interview to see what Dana tells Christy to do with the chickens!
Dana’s talk is about half way through the podcast if you want to skip the beginning…

Listen to the Podcast of the show here

Upcoming Library Talks Home Makeovers for Living or Selling

Dana J. Smithers Founder & Creative Director of Sun On My Back Redesigns & PRES Staging Resource Centre will be giving ‘Free’ talks at the following locations.

Learn some of her Top Tips for quick, easy and cost effective home makeovers!
For Selling to start you off, try this mantra: My Home is for Living in, my House is for Selling. You have to start ‘detaching’ from the emotions that you feel about your home, and treat the selling of your house like a business. For many it is their retirement fund!

Topic: Home Makeovers for Living or Selling
Date: Monday March 9th 2009
Time: 7 – 8:45pm
Location: Fraser Valley Regional Library – White Rock Library – 15342 Buena Vista, White Rock BC between Centre and Fir Street on Buena Vista.
Phone: 604-521-2201
Cost: FREE
Registration: Registration is required: You must phone to register at 604-541-2201

Topic: Redesigning Your Home for Selling or Living
Date: Saturday April 4th, 2009
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Location: Fraser Valley Regional Library 20399 Douglas Crescent Langley BC
Phone: 604 514-2855
Cost: FREE
Registration: Is required. Space is limited so please phone 604 514 2855 to register.

Stay tuned for more talks & workshops and her new eBook: Home Staging Made Easy for Do-It-Yourselfers!


img_4308Dana J. Smithers founder of Sun On My Back Redesigns & PRES Staging Resource Centre had a blast taping a show for CBC Living Vancouver that will air approximately March 24 at 3pm.

As a PRES Staging & Redesign instructor I could never do the great jobs I do in homes without the assistance of some truly amazing PRES graduate members. img_4304Judith Lowe of and Irene Huva of ended up ‘doing whatever it takes’ to get this house staged in the time we were given by CBC! Check them out – happy as can be!

The home we used for taping this show is going on the market next week in North Vancouver. You can check out the home under Leanne Woodward’s website Leanne was a lot of fun to do this show with.

We hope you enjoy it!