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Staging Web Sites

Since I have been a member of Active Rain I have be in contact with so many people "intrigued" with staging and the possibility of staging.

I am honored to "field" the questions of stagers or wanna be stagers ( by "wanna be" I mean people intrigued in the opportunity staging offers). So many have asked for my advice about staging and marketing staging services, to which I ALWAYS answer...

STAGERS are in the business of AMAZING first impressions. EVERYTHING we do has to convey a understanding and knowledge of a good first impression.

But lately I have found stagers (even here in AR links) that display their web links that either:

1.) Do NOT work... and say they are under construction....or

2.) Have one or two sets of before & after Transformations, that really are not that impressive!

FOLKS... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember you are in the first impression biz... BE IT! LIVE IT! SHOW IT!

Be POWERFUL and make an impressive statement for the sake of your own business and the industry.

Comment balloon 8 commentsCraig Schiller • September 22 2006 09:31PM


Wise Mr. Schiller, I agree first impressions are very important.  In all aspects of what we do. 

I don't have a website yet.... I'm working on it.  I agree I need it to be a great first impression.


Posted by Sara Lipnitz (Max Broock Realtors) about 14 years ago


I just sent a whole bunch of people to your website from the HGTV boards.  I used it as the quintessential site for great staging.  So you should be seeing your stats way up. :-)

Sara, hey, hey, I'm impressed.  We won you over to the web.  Now you'll have to clone yourself.

Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) about 14 years ago


You are truly a master at presenting yourself and your business. Three cheers!

Posted by Angus in Naperville IL (RE/MAX of Naperville) about 14 years ago

All I can say is THANK YOU.

And Ms. Terrorist (old joke from what seems like eons ago) MR. SCHILLER is my Dad! 

Posted by Craig Schiller about 14 years ago

We totally believe in staging. We had a great home as far as construction----but, the presentation was lousy. Thus, it is lying dormant on the market. Wish the seller would believe in staging like we do!

Jay and Linnea Hanley

Posted by Jay and Linnea Hanley (PrudentialFloridaRealty) about 14 years ago

The photographs on your site are gorgeous they are so vivid and professional. Are you taking the shots yourself with a digital or hiring an outsider? I am in the process of upgrading cameras.. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by Kerri Brencsons (Lift Interiors LLC) about 14 years ago

i definitely agree with your point. especially in this day and age, it is SO important to have an internet presence. i actually just talked about this in my blog as well couple days ago...

 happy staging,


Posted by Cindy Lin, Host, The Home Staging Show podcast (Staged4more School of Home Staging) about 14 years ago
I am a firm believer in the power of staging.  Apart from enjoying those shows on HGTV, I attended the ASP REALTOR staging  course and use the knowledge learned for every one of our listings.  It makes a HUGE difference!
Posted by Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 14 years ago