staging seminars: teaming up with stagers to educate and network

I am really excited – I’ve teamed up with 3 other area stagers to teach some classes on staging.  Our market is, of course, realtors, but also home owners and sellers.  We’re hoping this will not only be really educational but some great networking as well.  We’re inviting a lot of the professionals we work with on our projects to join in the fun.

I found a great location – a small boutique flooring/cabinet/tile shop in downtown Franklin called Church Street Flooring & Design.  The great part is it is 4 blocks from my house – but the better part is that the owners are totally on board and excited about this project.

So far we have 3 seminars set up.  Our topics are:

  • Staging Your House :: Getting Ready & What To Expect (1/29/09)

This is the preparation part that we all know is so important – plus, how to get the most out of working with a stager.  Most people don’t have a clue about what we do and why so here’s the opportunity to learn.

  • The Nuts & Bolts of Staging (3/26/09)

This is where we talk about paint, lighting, fixtures, flooring, hardware, etc.  We’ll throw in some DIY tips and answer questions.  I’m working on getting a local cupcake maker to make cupcakes with nuts & bolts on them.

  • Staging For Your Life :: ReDesigning Spaces (5/28/09)

Now I don’t love re-design, in fact, I refer out those jobs because they want to make me poke my eye with a sharp stick, but two of the stagers I invited to join me absolutely love it – and are really good at it.  So they are taking the lead on this one.

The stagers working with me are:  Anthea Click, “B” Lucas Thrower, and Karen Jones.  Anthea & “B” are both Active Rain members as well!

If you live in the Nashville area, please feel free to come and learn.  We’ll have 4 fabulous stagers there, plus great contacts, networking and refreshments.  All of the details are on my website (www.afreshspaceorganizing.com).  Hope to see you there!!