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 reminded of things they had forgotten about. The book comes from my years of being in the home staging business as well as from teaching home staging and redesign for over 7 years now.

Home staging is still fairly new in Canada. Thankfully with pioneers like myself and several others who always believed this was a great service business – it is here to stay!

Enjoy the book and from my book acknowledgment:

I would like to thank all of my teachers, students and clients who have taught me so much about starting and running a home staging busienss. I know they made a difference in my life as I know I made a difference in their lives.

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Are you ready to expand your marketing strategies to include talks to home owners, sellers and realtors but lack the confidence to try it? Would you like to have a No-Fail Template to use for any size group talk?

If you answered ‘YES’ then this is a course you NEED to take! Learn from ‘Staging Guru’ expert Dana J. Smithers, author of Start & Run a Home Staging Business.
Creating Presentations that Sell You!

Most people are naturally uncomfortable making a presentation for the first time. If you are properly trained and have excellent materials to work from presenting can actually be a lot of fun. Some of the highlights of this course will be her tried-and-true templates and tips on creating lasting connections with your audience. If you are not using the ‘funnel system’ of selling you need to be!

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Want to know how to paint kitchen cupboards like a pro?

Since we know kitchens are such an important room in the home for selling, updating the kitchen is critical to the sale of the home. We know that renovations can cost a fortune…and at times it makes sense only to do some home improvements rather than renovations. Clients sometimes decide that after all that investing they would rather stay and enjoy their new renos!

For home improvements I usually recommend at the least changing the hardware. You really need to know what you are doing when you paint cabinets as you will see in the video. Putting in linoleum flooring is a good investment as is painting the kitchen. Replacing the sink and/or faucet can be a necessary improvement. Counter tops are not hugely expensive and there are lots of options out there that look great from home hardware stores.

This kitchen needs some home improvements which to me should include painting the cupboards and changing the hardware. As stagers though we know that many clients run out of time, money and energy. If clients really can’t do the home improvements then at the least clear the clutter and put a nice bowl of appetizing fruit on the counter to add some colour!

Click on this link to watch an absolutely fabulous You Tube video of HOW TO PAINT KITCHEN CABINETS. It is about 5 minutes long but well worth watching if you or your client is contemplating painting the cabinets. Louise Henry of Pair Home Design and a PRES member found this on You Tube and even though she is fantastic at this type of work, she said this video is really, really excellent.

Want to find out more about a Home Staging career?

Join home staging and redesign author, expert and media personality Dana J. Smithers on a LIVE webinar to find out if home staging is the right career for you!

If you have questions you really can’t find answers to or, want to ask Staging Guru Dana Smithers questions about what home staging is really all about, then join us on the:

LIVE WEBINAR – How Do I Know Which Home Staging Course is Right for Me?
Tuesday March 8th from 5 – 6pm PST

Contact Janice@PresStaging.com for sign up details.

If you have never been on a webinar before, all you need to do is to sign in through your computer and phone in to the number we will give you. It’s that simple.

PS There is a ”gift’ waiting for you at the end of the webinar so call Janice now!

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Are you ready to expand your marketing strategies to include talks to home owners, sellers and realtors but lack the confidence to try it? Would you like to have a No-Fail Template to use for any size group talk?

If you answered ‘YES’ then this is a course you NEED to take! Learn from ‘Staging Guru’ expert Dana J. Smithers, author of Start & Run a Home Staging Business.

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All you need is to be sitting at your computer and phone in to the webinar phone number, or if you have a headset you can listen on line! It’s that simple to learn new skills.

Creating Presentations that Sell You!

Most people are naturally uncomfortable making a presentation for the first time. If you are properly trained and have excellent materials to work from presenting can actually be a lot of fun. Some of the highlights of this course will be her tried-and-true templates and tips on creating lasting connections with your audience. If you are not using the ‘funnel system’ of selling you need to be!

Webinar Course Cost: PRES Members $97; Non-PRES Members $127 plus tax

Contact Janice@PresStaging.com for sign up and webinar details.

PRES Stagers Are ‘Change Agents’ bringing new life into old looks!

There are 2 things in my life that make me feel totally over-joyed with life and both involve transformations. One of them is the transformation that happens when we do home makeovers for living or selling AND the momentum that we created continues throughout the home. The other is coaching PRES graduates after they take the PRES 5 day staging and redesign course to continue building on that momentum.

During one of my last PRES courses we transformed the rooms we agreed to do for our client. When she came home for the ‘reveal’ just like on television, she was totally overwhelmed and cried. I left her with a suggestion that she continue to do these 2 rooms that you see below. She also wanted a colour consultation and I referred Judith Lowe of Twiques, a PRES member to her. Well GREAT NEWS! She got the family together to clean out these last two rooms – the guest bedroom and the ‘pile up’ room. They sorted into piles of what they wanted to keep, throw out, sell and give away! AND, she had her colour consultation with a painter on his way to totally complete this home transformation!

I don’t have any ‘After’ photos but I know these rooms don’t look like this anymore and that is such a good thing! PRES stagers and redesigners are simply AMAZING CHANGE AGENTS!

How inviting is your master bedroom at the end of a crazy day?

It is a sad truth that many master bedrooms are neglected because we live such busy, busy lives, and many moms are busy taking care of everyone else except themselves. Sound familiar…

In my last 5 day PRES staging and redesign course we did a home makeover for living and a home staging for selling. Students go into real clients’ homes so they can experience first hand the challenges that they will face once they leave the course. Home owners call us because they have a problem, and we find them a solution – a better, healthier, less cluttered way to live. These are two very different goals but the end result is always a much better looking home and often home owners make new purchases to go along with the ‘new look’.

The master bedroom is suppose to be our haven and safe space from all the busyness of a crazy day! We all live hectic lives and it was such a treat to transform the way these two families lived in their master bedroom. I know they will continue to watch the amount of clutter that starts piling up and keep the rooms looking good!

She LOVES her new bedding!

Master Bedroom too much clutter!