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Home Staging for the holidays

To my home staging friends, 

I have written several blogs in the past about how I use Craig's List differently than most.  I try to use catchy titles and right different appealing content in the body.  I recently wrote an ad for a Stager friend and within 3 business days she received a lead that turned into business. 

I highly recommend you go to Craig's List, find your city or area, click on "Real Estate Services" at the bottom and consider writing this kind of ad:

 

Home Staging for the holidays - why it works

Staging is more important now more than ever.  Think about it, many people take there homes off the market during the winter time which means less competition.  Those that put there homes on the market during the winter months usually have their home decorated for the winter holidays.  I can show you how to keep your home attractive to family and friends and also make it attractive to buyers that may want to see your home.  Remember that you may only have one opportunity to impress.  Contact me for your free consultation and visit my website at Staged First Impressions 

 

If you need help for inserting your URL without the http:// and other codes showing up on your Craig's List post simply copy and paste this code:

 <a href="http://www.stagedfirstimpressions.com">Stage First Impressions</a>

Simply add your own URL in the first section and add what you want viewers to read in the 2nd section.

This code was courtesy of my friend Sue Argue

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 24 commentsGeorge Tallabas • November 28 2007 02:59PM

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Staging for the holidays is a great idea especially in parts of the country where things slow down at that time of year.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Randy - Thank you my friend!  Aloha!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Great idea George!  Thanks for the tip my friend! :)
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 11 years ago
Janice - You are very welcome and if you need any help with your Craig's List ad please let me know.  Have a great day my friend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George - this is a great way to use Craig's list.  Thanks for the tip!
Posted by Maureen Maureen over 11 years ago
Maureen - Glad you like it my friend and good luck to you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George - have you been hiding Sue Argue? I haven't seen her around lately...is she there?
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago
Sheron - Sue has been busy with some other things in life. 
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Incredibly awesome for sharing!  Thanks!
Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) over 11 years ago
Melissa - You are welcome and good luck!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
That's a great ad for Staging professional - it is always nice to see Craig's List used to it's potential and it appears as if you have found your own little niche here.  Good luck to all who take advantage of this.

Have a Blessed Day,

John Occhi, REALTOR®
Mission Grove Realty

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) over 11 years ago
John - Nice of you to say and have a great evening!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George - As always,you always write very good and creative if I might add posts that are very helpful to people like me. By the way,I have taken your advice on writing a ad different from what everybody else write from one of your posts like two weeks ago? Sorry I can't remember the name of your post. But so far today,I got a telephone call ( The person is working on her credit ) and five leads -ALL OF THEM TODAY. I don't know if they are solid or not,but it is a start. I'll definitely let you know how it turns out. Thanks again for always helping and encouraging me with your posts. Great post.
Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago
Oh I was going to say that I going to try and write an ideal ad like the one you wrote to hopefully get a home stager to stage somebody's house. Hopefully,it can lead to some good leads and referrals. Great post.
Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

George - You are a great friend to stagers and the industry as a whole.  You just plain get it that we help real estate professionals do what they do best, sell homes.

Jackie

Posted by Jackie Peraza, Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts (Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC) over 11 years ago

Sheron,

I'm locked in the basement. Send help.

lol 

Posted by Sue Argue, NH Home Stager (Staged First Impressions) over 11 years ago
Fantastic Information.  Thanks for sharing.  I'm going to try it today.  
Posted by Shannon Bard, Shoreline Design over 11 years ago

George,

As usual.... good advice!  I have used Craig's List numerous times, both posting stuff and finding stuff. 

Someone let Sue out of the basement please!

Posted by M A over 11 years ago

Sue - there you are, finally! Send me your coordinate points and I will send in the rescue troops :) What would that be? A PC for AR, some Vino and a massaging executive office chair!

Good to know you are alive. Thanks George for helping... 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago
George. thank you so much, what a great ad..I am going to take it and run with it !!! I will let you know how it does for me...again thank you !!!
Posted by Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN (HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC ) over 11 years ago

Lanrae - Thanks my friend and good luck to you!

Jackie - Many thanks my friend I also want to lend a helping hand to what I believe in!

Shannon - Good luck!

Martin - Thanks and I have to admit I am holding Sue hostage until she says yes! LOL

Mary Lou - Good luck and I wish you well!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the tip george, but I am taking it easy this holiday season.
Posted by Maria Lechner, Home Stager Boise ID (The Added Touch Home Staging) over 11 years ago

George...Thanks for the reminder.  I used Craig's List in the past and didn't receive any response.  I will persevere and try, try again.

Kathleen

P.S.  OK, I'll admit...I only used it ONCE in the past.  How have I been able to stay in real estate for so many years when I give up so easily.  Must be REGA, my Real Estate Guardian Agent, to the rescue.

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 11 years ago

Maria - I understand my friend...just tuck the idea away.

Kathleen - LOL, keep at it and be diligent and creative!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

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