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Who was Stage It Forward's MYSTERY MODERATOR?

One of the things that makes Stage It Forward such a thriving and active group here in the Rain is the fact that the Moderator position is passed to someone new each month. Each month what is featured in the group as the "best to be read" for the day is selected by a different person with a different perspective. While a particular moderator might not pick what other's feel is "best" for the day, the fact that differing insights are welcome keeps the group vital and active.

In return for taking taking the time and making the commitment to the group, the moderator gets a short biography posted about them. TYPICALLY this bio has appeared at the beginning of the month, but not this past month. Last month (July) the group has had a stealth moderator.

So who was the mystery moderator? Well first let me tell you a bit about her...

Right from the start this person has been an active and has taken a balanced view on much of what has gone on in Stage It Forward... and if you have spent ANY time in this group you know the conversation can get a bit heated.

I know she has 3 basic Passions which are 1) Family, 2) Travel and 3) Architecture. She plans on combining all three passions in a trip she is going to take to Ireland with her family next year.

She has been a paralegal for a few years, (maybe that is why she so evenly balanced) and a Realtor for many years. And... she has been a ASP course trainer in the New England market.

As so many Realtors who now stage... she was doing it "back then" with her own listings way before it even had a name. 

As a pioneer in home staging, she got her staging business up and going when no one in New England knew a thing about it. Now with more and more stagers entering her market she still gives it a positive upbeat spins saying: "We have Active Rain and Stagers everywhere! And that is fabulous! because the more of us spreading the word the more people will Stage!"

WOW... and has this moderator HIT the books. She is well trained and hold designations as: Floyd Wickman, epro, ABR, CBR, IRIS, CIR, CISS, ASPM, and Dewey Color, too! She tells me that she even has more! 

A quote to sum her up... "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving!"

So who do we have to extend a huge THANK YOU to for being Stage It Forward's Mystery Moderator for July?

Well, you are going to have to open up the first comment to find out.

Stage It Forward...



Comment balloon 24 commentsCraig Schiller • August 02 2007 04:40PM


THANK YOU Margaret... you have the Stage It Forward spirit!


Posted by Craig Schiller about 13 years ago


It`s always nice to read about someone who brings something to the table.Congrads to Margaret Innis...

Posted by Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission. (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. ) about 13 years ago

Having been a moderator  for one month, I can perhaps, appreciate the fine job you have done from a slightly different perspective. It is an awesome responsibility that requires much commitment. Just to read all of the post is commitment enough but then to have the difficult task of picking out those to feature makes it all the more challenging but I hasten to add, also rewarding and, for me, an honor.

Thanks so much for a great job!

Posted by James Frazier (James Frazier Personal Development Coach) about 13 years ago
Craig - what a great way to add interest to the group and to focus on its contributing members. I prefer knowing the moderator AFTER the fact. Thanks, Margaret, for your work in July.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 13 years ago

Craig, It is good to see you are back. It was interesting all month wondering who had the honor and task of moderating the group. That makes it fun.

Margaret, You have done an excellent job of shining the stars! I can see why you haven't posted in a while. That is OK, we forgive you. Sorry, I need to go iron my props. See you later.

Posted by Yvonne Root, Home Stager - Northern Arizona (rooms b.y. root) about 13 years ago

Sharon... I agree as I was writing this I thought AFTER was a better way to go too.


Posted by Craig Schiller about 13 years ago
Craig, Margaret has always been so supportive and encouraging to me. She is fair minded and professional. She will help us put staging on the map. The map of New England that is!
Posted by Rhonda Hay Rawlins (Glastonbury Home Staging) about 13 years ago
Margaret was a great moderator and it is fun to see the different points of interest. Margaret and I have similarities when it comes to what is interesting. Thank you who is it this month???
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) about 13 years ago

How funny!  I thought  Sheron loved it so much she decided to hold on to the position! ;) 

Great job, Margaret!

Posted by Kimberly Wester about 13 years ago

I had the opportunity to "watch" those eyes for my week of training and let me tell you - they sparkled then just as much!  It was my pleasure to train with Margaret and last month she became my mentor again as she helped me to realize the full potential of blogging and keeping a profile with AR!  Thanks - then and now!


Posted by Maggie Kent (Front Door Interiors) about 13 years ago
Wow Craig, I was guessing a couple of different people until you listed all those designations... then I knew for sure it was Margaret Ann... Thanks Margaret Ann! Nice job at the helm!
Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) about 13 years ago

*applauding* yay! Great job! Quite a task in itself!



Posted by Cindy Lin, Host, The Home Staging Show podcast (Staged4more School of Home Staging) about 13 years ago
Ahh the mystery revealed....nice job! Couldn't have been very easy. :)
Posted by Joe Sampson (Exit Realty Experts) about 13 years ago
Hi Craig!  Thank you so much for the privilege of being part of Stage It Forward and Active Rain.  And it was truly fun - I must be addicted!  There were approximately 12 pages of posts w/almost 8000 comments!  Is there a 12 step program for AR/SIF?  
Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) about 13 years ago

WOW Margaret... COOL STATS.

How did you figure that out?


Posted by Craig Schiller about 13 years ago
Craig - Must be SIF Algebra - pull up post date, 50 posts per page, add up number of comments!  I do an awesome CMA!  
Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) about 13 years ago
Margaret Ann did an incredible, awesome job ~ she filled those big shoes very well!!
Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 13 years ago
Great job Margaret - I like seeing who it is after the event too - a nice surprise!
Posted by Megan Gregory, Tampa Bay Home Staging Stylist (Tampa Bay's Welcome Home Redesign ) about 13 years ago
Yeh - Margaret. I didn't guess.
Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) about 13 years ago

Great job, Margaret. You deserve more than just ONE star!

Thought I would send you flowers!


Posted by Julia Fedak (Royal LePage State Realty) about 13 years ago
Craig, I loved this post.  You had me wondering about the mystery from the first sentence.  What a fantastic twist on Group Moderating & Hosting. :)
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) about 13 years ago

Margaret: awesome job my friend.

Craig: good to see you back :) 

Posted by Sue Argue, NH Home Stager (Staged First Impressions) about 13 years ago

Great job Margaret.  Thanks for all your hard work!

Nice AR Mystery Blog, Craig.  Keep em' comin'

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 13 years ago
Somebody call Maureen Henry!  Margaret deserves a cookie.
Posted by Patricia Ebrahimi, Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD (SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant) about 13 years ago