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                                      This downtown condo is located off of Rutledge Ave and offers beautiful views of Colonial Lake. This home features a renovated kitchen and both bathrooms, while still preserving the historic charm of the home. It also has 2 off-street parking spots! This is t...
This beautiful custom home is located in The Club at Legend Oaks Plantation. The Club is a private gated community, and this home is located on the golf course! The home features double front porches, an open floor plan and 4 large bedrooms (with option for a 5th). All the bedrooms have great clo...
This charming home in I'on is also one of the lowest priced homes (at $649,00)! It is perfect for your family with a great living space, eat-in kitchen and downstairs master bedroom.   The agent has received a lot of positive feedback (see below) and several second showings since the home was sta...
Yesterday I was at our local Goodwill Store buying books for the business. I grabbed mostly larger, thicker ones and a few small ones. My last grab was a book that was a little smaller, but perfect for stacking & varying sizes, and had a pretty cover of blue and yellow, called "Mary's Message to ...
We just finished our 2008 Association of Realtors Trade Show and I cannot tell you how successful it was!We had a booth, sponsored the Realtor of Distinction Luncheon, and hosted a Break-Out Staging Seminar. Our seminar was finished by approx. 12:00, and by 12:45 I had already received a message ...
I posted another blog,, about a home I recently staged. This is what the agent had to say about this home, just based on the photos I sent him (See Fernando's blog about using a good camera (
I recently staged a $3.1 million home across from the beach. The main living area was basically a large square room - with combo living room & dining room. (See my other blog, One of the homeowners, who is a licensed agent, but not the list...
Inspired by a question posed by Shannon Bard, Staging Decorator Board - What is it?, about "staging boards," which Sandra Hughes explained, and I agree, were probably the white "boards that have furniture layouts on it for that room so buyers can see how to arrange the furniture." I have to say, ...
As many of you know, First Impressions is a company based on a team, not individuals. And I am thankful for this everyday! I think that every stager should have a "team" of some sort. And that is exactly what AR provides. So, even if you work independently, and own individual companies, in times ...
I get a call today around 4pm from Mr. Homeowner, who I thought lived in Virginia. He says, "Hey Bevin! Its me, Mr. Homeowner, I just walked into my house and all your furniture is still here!"I say, "Yes, the staging is still there. Is there a problem?"Mr. Homeowner, "Yeah, I'm moving back! Didn...

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