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Arizona Home Stagers... You're Invited to the Round Up

 How can a simple phone call to set up a friendly meeting turn into an industry "summit"? Easy... just have one ActiveRain member talk to another.

Since I have been a member of ActiveRain, I have met amazing people in the real estate industry that I would not normally have met.

So next week, when I was to be in Phoenix area for business, I thought it would be nice to casually meet with an ActiveRain stager or 2 that I "know" from here... but I have never meet in person.

I happened to first called Calie Waterhouse to see if she was available, and then the next thing I know we were planning a Stager's Round Table Discussion session.

With the state of the real estate market and with home staging on the grow we figured the more people the better the discussion.... we turned a meeting of few into a meeting for many. So you intrested in home staging you are invited to join us for a breakfast meeting this coming Monday at 9:30 AM in Scottsdale.

While this meeting will be a bit social, we do plan on getting down to business. We will have a 10 Question round table discussion that you are welcome to take part in.  We will be talking about best practices, industry challenges, marketing tips and more.

Intrested in attending? Just RSVP below in a comment. We will then get back to you with the exact location and the itinary.

Stage It Forward in Arizona...

Craig & Calie

Stagers Round Table with Craig Schiller
Monday, 10/22 at 9:30am

LePeep Restaurant
Address: 8390 E. Via De Ventura
Major Cross Streets: Via De Ventura & Hayden
Shopping Center: The Village at Hayden
Phone: 480-948-1059


Comment balloon 30 commentsCraig Schiller • October 18 2007 11:57PM


Craig & Calie, when will yall be coming to SC! 

amra- Amra cry cause I cant make it!

Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) over 13 years ago

Marci, it would be GREAT to have you here. But who knows maybe we might have a summit there.



Posted by Craig Schiller over 13 years ago

Oh - I will be there & I already know where it's at! :) 

Come on, Marci - It's a short flight.  Certainly you can spare a few hours to fly to AZ and have breakfast with Craig?! 

Thanks for thinking of this Craig - can't wait to meet you! - Calie

P.S.  LOVE the logo.  Way cool! 

Posted by Calie Waterhouse, Community Builder over 13 years ago
Jealous AGAIN!!!   Really, I am, but I hope you all have a great and very productive time.  If I could manage it, I would be there in a heartbeat!
Posted by Kimberly Wester over 13 years ago
Calie & Craig- you guys shpuld let people know in advance so they can reschedule some things!
Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) over 13 years ago

Marci... this puppy EXPLODED. I just called Calie and she and I ramped this up in ON conversation.

THIS is what happens when 2 marketing people come together. So don't blame us blame our parents cause they birthed us with our marketing genes.



Posted by Craig Schiller over 13 years ago
Having met Craig for the first time earlier this year in Chicago, I highly recommend everyone attending an event like this who can fit or re-tool it into their schedule.  He's an incredible reservoir of ideas and insights. I'm still deriving benefit from the thoughts he shared.  It will definitely be worth your time & more...
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 13 years ago
Craig - I second Marci's proposal!  When are you coming to SC?  You know we were voted one of the top 5 friendliest places to visit!
Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) over 13 years ago

Craig and Calie - just RSVP'd to Calie's post but I am RSVPing to this one too. I can't believe I get to be at a meeting with two of the top Stagers on AR:)


Posted by Stephanie Heron, Weeber - Dressing Rooms (Dressing Rooms LLC) over 13 years ago
Craig -- A meeting as important as this should be photographed, recorded, and put on so those of us that are "green with envy" can fully appreciate all that we are missing.
Posted by Judy Kincaid over 13 years ago
I just checked on flights and the lowest i could find was 213.00 . I hope there will be a next summit. If there is i will get my ticket way in advance. Have fun all of you and will be looking forward to reading the follow up blog.
Posted by Maria Lechner, Home Stager Boise ID (The Added Touch Home Staging) over 13 years ago
Craig - You know you are creating high expectations (jealousy -ha!) from everyone in all the other areas. You might just have to take this whole concept on the road! I'm sure the creative sparks will be flying at this gathering. I just know it will be productive and fun. Autumn in New England is not to be missed, they say......
Posted by Rhonda Hay Rawlins (Glastonbury Home Staging) over 13 years ago

Craig and Calie - you two are making the rest of us that are too far away to attend - VERY JEALOUS!  I hope you let all of us know the results of your discussion.  Take lots of pictures to post. Have fun!  Betty

Posted by Betty Haney (Haney Consulting) over 13 years ago

SWEET! When do we get a summit going in SF?! AR activity has been low here, maybe you can help ;)



Posted by Cindy Lin, Host, The Home Staging Show podcast (Staged4more School of Home Staging) over 13 years ago
Great networking idea, and I know there will be a couple of very informative posts to come from this! Do any stagers plan on attending NAR in Las Vegas next month?
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 13 years ago
Craig, good to see your face again here. It almost makes me want to become an official home stager! What a great opportunity for all home stagers.
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 13 years ago

Hi Craig!  So for those of us that can't attend, will there be a "CALL IN" number :)  We'll sip our vino and chat with ya'll from afar (until you come to our cities that is :) - HA! )

FYI - I'll be in Napa Valley Nov 8th for 5 days. Anyone want to meet up there for a discussion at a local winery???  Wine, cheese and Home Staging...nummy!

Posted by Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota (Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm) over 13 years ago

Hi Craig and Cali, I'll be there in spirit and I'm looking forward to your results. This is awesome.

I like Beth's Napa Valley suggestion too.

Posted by Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, (Home Star Staging) over 13 years ago

Craig: Bummed I can't make it. I'll be there in spirit.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) over 13 years ago
Nice Idea -- I would love to be in Phoenix -- I went to the U of A and I could look up some old friends in Tuscon.  Hope you enjoy the round table.  Keep up posted with the highlights.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 13 years ago
Craig - I am trying to reschedule a few things to try and make this work!  I would love to meet with you and Calie.  Thanks for the invitation.
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago

Craig - This is awesome.  I wish I was still in Austin, I'd be on a puddle jumper in a heartbeat.  So...when is the east coast summit planned?


Posted by Jackie Peraza, Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts (Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC) over 13 years ago

Hi Craig,

I saw your post after looking at Calie's.  I'm confused....  I saw the meet & greet on Tuesday night.  Will that be different than the Round Table on Monday morning? 

I would love to attend.


Rooms Rearranged

Chandler, AZ





Posted by Debbie over 13 years ago

Debbie... you got it.

Monday is for Stagers. Tuesday is for bloggers.


Posted by Craig Schiller over 13 years ago
Very interested in home staging... Are there different levels of staging?
Posted by Synergy Real Estate Solutions (Synergy Real Estate Solutions, LLC) over 13 years ago

Craig an Calie - are we still on for Monday morning? Have you named the venue yet?


Posted by Stephanie Heron, Weeber - Dressing Rooms (Dressing Rooms LLC) over 13 years ago
I'm hoping to make you have a location?
Posted by Nancy Morrish, Stage Tucson! (Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging) over 13 years ago
Hope it all went well!  Anxious to hear the outcome :)
Posted by Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota (Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm) over 13 years ago

Hey Craig

I would love to have a Summit in NJ so stagers from PA, LI, NY, NJ can all attend. What are your thoughts on that?? Also years ago I worked for a mortgage company and every Sunday eve we had a huge conference call meeting. There was always an agenda, then opened up to questions, not sure how they went about that but each participant had a number to call and we oftentimes had about 40 people on the call.

Hope to get in on this somewhere closer to our neck of the woods, talk with you soon, Phyllis 

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 13 years ago

Phyllis... plans are in the works to have more LIVE meetings in other parts of the US. INCULDING in the PA, LI, NY, NJ regions. We'll let you know more as we know more.

HOWEVER... your idea for the telephone calls is GOOSEBUMPY (If there is such a word) awesome.


Posted by Craig Schiller over 13 years ago