Psychological Staging™ Sweatshop

We’ve all been working hard getting ready for the Expert Psychological Stager™ training course.  By “all,” I mean me, Allison, Mr. Man, Lego Allen, and my daughters.  Mr. Man’s basement studio has turned into a sweatshop.

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 my youngest sweaty worker

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Would You Paint Your Ceiling Black?

What would you consider painting black?  Perhaps surprisingly, black-painted windows draw your eye to the landscape beyond – more so than if the window were painted white.

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Home Staging – What NOT to Do

I spent much of the Labor Day weekend preparing the presentation and manual for my Psychological Staging Training in a little over two weeks. In reviewing and gathering old staging photos to use in my presentation, I stumbled on a blogpost I wrote over four years ago that I thought I would share with you guys.  I think you’ll get a kick out of it:

 

Did you know that staged homes sell for about 15% more money in 1/4 of the time of unstaged homes?  Good home staging is a must in today’s difficult real estate market.  You have only one chance and about 15 minutes to make a prospective buyer fall in love with your home.  With fewer eligible buyers, you have to make every showing count – big time.

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The following photographs are “befores” of some of my early clients’ homes.  All of my clients are wonderful and talented people – but everyone needs a little help to make the sign in the front yard go from “For Sale” to “Sold.”  Names are withheld to protect the innocent and the unstaged.

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So Who Wants to Become an Expert Psychological Stager™?

Today is my 45th birthday, so this blogpost will be short and sweet!  The countdown is on (just over three weeks) for our home staging training course where 23 attendees from 7 states will earn their certification as an Expert Psychological Stager™.

 

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On the Cover of Everyday Home Magazine

The fall edition of Everyday Home magazine will hit the stands on September 22, and I’m on the cover (sort of).

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The 3 Rules for Home Staging Props

School starts next week, and I’m getting a little frantic making sure everything is ready for the girls to get this school year off to the best start.  The start of school signals changes for my schedule, too, so I decided it was a good time to organize my home staging prop inventory. Every good stager needs some awesome decorative props!

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The Decorologist Home Staging Tips on Talk of the Town

Last week, I spent one morning taping a couple of segments of the Nashville-based Talk of the Town television show.

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