Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Myth....Anyone can Stage a home, all you need to do is watch one of those HGTV shows, or go online for tips...
Well, the truth of the matter, is the Staging Industry was invented by Barb Schwarz. With over 40 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Barb has developed a very specific Staging® process that is part of the Staging® Accreditation process.
What does that mean?
An Accredited Staging®Professional® is a dedicated professional who has studied and learned the proven and powerful techniques of Staging® homes.
An Accredited Staging® Professional® (ASP®) has successfully completed a detailed ASP® course and
passed a required thorough examination on preparing homes for sale.
Staged® Homes traditionally present themselves better than the competition by being clean, clutter-free, and ready to show to prospective buyers.
An Accredited Staging® Professional® (ASP®) is committed to the principles and practices of
marketing properties as Staged® Homes.
Lucky for you, you have an Accredited Staging®Professional® in your area....
I personally trained with Barb in February of 2012, and again in October of 2012, when I received two additional Accreditation's, the ASP-REO®, Real Estate Owned Properties and the ASP-SRS®, Senior Relocation Specialist. I am ready to serve you and utilize my unique skill set for:
Staging® to Sell, for individual homeowners and REO, both occupied and vacant properties
Staging® for Seniors, Managing your relocation project from start to finish
Staging® to Live, using the Staging® Concepts to get a sensational new feel to your home
Staging® Events, Adding the memorable WOW factor
Staging® your Garden, Using the Staging® Concepts to create unique outdoor spaces
Let me tell you how I work. Simply, I can do as much, or as little as you'd like - and I always work within your budget! Step one would be a consultation to talk about your needs!
Remember, Staging® is a communication tool for any area of your life. Staging® is investment for any area of your life, whether selling, reorganizing or creating outdoor spaces or great events!
I am completely flexible, so give me a call today and let's get started.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Do you wish this was in your back yard? Well it can be! This beautiful lake property on Pokagema Lake, Sunny Beach Road, 5 miles from Grand Rapids is on the market now! 100 year old pine and oak trees adorn the private lot with excellent lake views, southern exposure for all day sun. The beautiful Staged home has recent updates including granite countertops, stainless appliances, and interior & exterior painting. This beautiful contemporary home, with georgeous lake views and spacious open floor plan is move in ready! Call today! MLS #9922179
Staging by Kathy
Ruttgers Vacation Properties
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Today was a very fun and rewarding project - staging the 50th Anniversary celebration of the United Way of 10,000 Lakes! Combining newspaper clippings, old photos, annual reports and T-shirts with items from Checkered Past - old chairs, baskets and trunks was a match made in heaven! The display turned out perfectly. But more importantly, the event was perfect...because as we reflected on the past and our accomplishments realized through the power of a community working together, we also celebrated exceeding our campaign goal and now look forward to growing even more through the power of WE.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Very solidly built and well maintained home on Pokegama Lake just 5 miles from Grand Rapids on famed Sunny Beach Road. Contemporary and spacious, built in the Frank Lloyd Wright style with beautiful views of Lake Pokegama. Many recent updates including granite countertops, open plan kitchen and dining with stainless appliances, newly painted throughout, new furnace, exterior, and gas fireplaces. This home will WOW you with it's open floor plan and breathtaking views! Full deck overlooking the lake. 100 year old pine and oak trees adorn the private lot with excellent lake setting with southern exposure for all day sun. Additional adjoining lot also available featuring historical sauna cabin!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Creating Outdoor Spaces
Staging Your Garden!Spring is coming! Let's get into the garden - for entertaining, meals or that relaxing quiet spot.
As an Accredited Staging Professional, I will help you discover how to create outdoor spaces that reflect your style, transform gardens into whimsical rooms filled with repurposed items. Tour my nationally publicized garden. Learn my staging techniques to transform your yard into welcoming outdoor rooms!
This Community Education class is offered Monday, May 20 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Register online at www.getlearning.org or call 318 Community Ed, 218-327-5730.