{2018 National Home Staging Summit}

Hey There, Happy Nesters!

Can you believe Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now we are all decorating for Christmas? Time flies when you’re having fun!

Speaking of fun… Our team had the privilege of attending HSRA’s 2018 National Home Staging Summit from November 1st thru November 3rd in Dallas, Texas. It was a blast and we learned so much!!

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For those that don’t know, the Home Staging & Redesign Association {HSRA} exists to provide expert training, knowledge, and support to Home Stagers and Redesigners throughout the world, which ensures top service and results. But that’s not all, they are like family. Attending the 2018 National Home Staging Summit is like attending a family reunion. We get to connect and reconnect with other home staging professionals across the country, and it is so amazing the relationships we gain from this amazing event each year!  And, what a perfect time to have such a gathering since it happened just before Thanksgiving.  As the group of amazing people grows, we are able to continue to meet, connect, and learn from new people that don’t only challenge us, but also inspire us to be a better version of ourselves.

This year the theme was MOMENTUM! By keeping the momentum going, we are making it our time to shine! What is Momentum? The Webster dictionary defines it as the strength or force that something has when it is moving; the strength or force that allows something to continue to grow stronger or faster as time passes.

The three day event was power packed with events back to back! We started off with a VIP tour of Model My Home’s warehouse along with a luncheon and Q&A, then we ended the evening with a Meet & Greet at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Days two and three were filled with breakout sessions built to bring us closer together and establish friendships within our stager community. We had team member breakout sessions along with business owner main sessions to help build our business and help us learn and grow from the best in the biz!

We got to listen to so many speakers but just to name a few Mike Reese (Keynote Speaker), Dusty Dean, Heather Rains and many more poured valuable knowledge into us. Giving us just the jolt of energy aka MOMENTUM we need to move forward. Mike Reese what a powerful speaker; he’s what you would call a relentless learner and focuses on online and offline marketing. He encourages your business to find your ideal client and what their values and goals, how would they define success. Dusty Dean focused on Leadership and how it’s not just about being the boss its about allowing your team room to grow. Heather Rains spoke to us about our dreams and goals. Dreams don’t just happen over night they can be 10 years in the making. The process is in the purpose.

Our BIG takeaway: Aline yourself with those that will lift you up and speak life into you. That will feed you MOMENTUM and give you your moment to shine.

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We were so humbled and honored to have been awarded the Top 10 Professional Home Staging Company Award along with recognition for our role as an Elite Leadership Member and for earning the Mastery Award for having 250+ hours of Continuing Education in the Home Staging Industry!

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Without the 2018 National Home Staging Summit we wouldn’t have been able to gather around like-minded individuals and we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to pour knowledge into others as they poured into us.

Thank you HSRA for allowing us into your lives. Also, a personal thank you to Jana Uselton, as if it weren’t for her none of this could have ever been possible. We look forward to seeing you again at the next HSRA event. We wish all of our HSRA family an incredible holiday season and can’t wait to see how your business grow this next year!

Remember it’s your moment to shine! Now it’s time to ELEVATE our business to the next level!

Contact us today if you would like our team to stage your home! 

832-427-2463 (cell) | 936-588-6710 (office)


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Staging For A Cause

Hey there, Happy Nesters!

The arrival of the holiday season often means spending time with family and friends, enjoying delicious meals, and exchanging gifts. It’s also a great time to give to those in need. The ability to give without expecting anything in return is an incredible feeling. This year we are excited to announce the first annual event Staging For A Cause. Our company has teamed up with three local Texas chapter/charities to be a part of this event.

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From November 24th through December 24th, when you book your home staging service with Staging The Nest, 10% of your staging package will be donated to these charities! You can choose one or have your donation split between all three!

Peace of Mind Foundation  |  ALS Association Texas Chapter  |  Camp Hope PTSD Foundation of America

Here’s a little bit about each charity:
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The Peace of Mind Foundation is to help improve the quality of life of OCD and mental health sufferers and caregivers through education, research, support, and advocacy. They believe everyone should have access to the information they need to seek the right help and support. While providing professionals and individuals with free educational videos, webinars, and conferences. On average, it takes 9 years for an OCD sufferer to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. Their efforts are to reach the masses to give a voice to the voiceless and bridge the gap between suffering and help.

 

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ALS Association Texas Chapter – To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. ALS is a devastating disease — physically, emotionally, financially and logistically. Their goal is to alleviate as much of a family’s burden as they can, with programs like clinics, that provide comprehensive care for ALS patients under one roof, support groups, that help patients and families find comfort among those who understand what they’re going through, and one-on-one consultations with care services managers to help people living with ALS and their families navigate through every aspect of the disease.

 

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PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress. Many warriors are coming home with visible wounds; countless others are coming home with scars we can’t see, wounded souls from witnessing the horrors of war over and over again – PTSD. It is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.

We invite you to visit their websites for more information. Chances are someone you know has suffered or is currently suffering with one of these conditions: OCD, ALS and PTSD. These are dramatic things that don’t just affect the individual but it puts strain on their loved ones. By helping us bring awareness to these local organizations, for every dollar you spend with Staging The Nest, we will donate to these organizations for research, support groups, out reach programs, counseling, education and so much more. Studies show that giving back is not only good for those who receive but it does wonders for your physical and mental health. Help us make a difference! Book a package between November 24th and December 24th and let’s see how much we can raise in one month!!

To book your home staging service with Staging The Nest, contact us today!

936-588-6710 | StagingTheNest.com | 832-427-2463

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{Flash Sale}

Hey there happy nesters,

We have some exciting news for you!! In honor of our 2 year Anniversary, we are having a Flash Sale on our Essentials Vacant Home Staging Package – It’s only $1,999! That’s a $650 savings!!! We have NEVER done this before and our team cannot contain our excited for this amazing deal!

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If you would like to take advantage of this offer or for more information, contact us ASAP as it won’t last long! 832-427-2463 | Ashley@StagingTheNest.com.

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Love Is In The Air!

Hey there, happy nesters!

Can you believe that it is already FEBRUARY? Maybe I am the only one, but I feel like the time goes by faster and faster every year!! Anyway, as we all know February is the month of ♥ LOVE ♥! And what better way to share some love than by sharing some great news! We just got word that two of our staged properties in The Woodlands have gone under contract very quickly! One of the homes received multiple offers, and finally sold for $6,000 over list price – ALL CASH. The other home was on the market for over 8 months with little interest. We staged the home and then in only 10 days received an offer! Home Staging Works!

Home buyers are falling in love with the homes we have staged, they are making solid offers, and are now preparing for their closings! And to really add some sweetness to this, one of the closings in on Valentine’s Day! We are so very happy for our clients, their realtors and the buyers on their new homes! Congratulations!!

On another note, we are preparing for another great staging project in The Woodlands, Texas. We will be staging the entire home creating a true model home experience for buyers to fall in love with! Stay tuned for photos on that project!

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Photo Credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, give us a call or contact us today for a quick staging quote! We have staging options for all homes whether your home is vacant or occupied!

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832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Staging The Woodlands Townhouse

Hey there happy nesters!

We wanted to share with you this adorable townhouse in The Woodlands that we staged just a couple weeks ago. It is situated off N. Millbend close to Grogan’s Mill. This townhouse features a front and rear deck, beautiful updated kitchen, large living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and a large dining area. It is listed at $264,500. Check out the photos of this gem!

Photo credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

Thanks for viewing our work at this lovely home! Check out the listing on HAR for more information or to schedule your showing!

Set your home apart from the rest – Have it professionally staged by the best! Give us a call today! 832-427-2463 | Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

 

For a quick staging quote, click below!

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Coming Soon To The Woodlands Area

Hey there Happy Nesters,

Hope everyone is enjoying this nice Fall Weather! Okay, I know it is Houston and we don’t really have true Fall weather, but a girl can hope can’t she?!

This week we staged a super cute single story home in The Woodlands / Conroe area close to The Woodlands College Park High School. Based on the layout of this home, we staged the Formal Dining, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Bathrooms and Kitchen to highlight all of the beautiful features this home has to offer buyers.

This home offers 1,834 Square Feet, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large family room, separate formal dining and breakfast nook, and a large master retreat. The backyard is a great size for entertaining and playtime with your kids! Check out the photos below. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, click on the link below for the home. This one won’t last long!

23 N. Merryweather Circle, Conroe, TX 77384

 

We would love to stage your home too! Contact us today for a quick staging quote!

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Staging Investment Properties

Hey there Happy Nesters,

How is everyone on this gorgeous day? The weather here in the Houston area has been hot but it is so beautiful out! It has been a super busy week for us at Staging The Nest. We started our week out de-staging a home that sold very quickly and for top dollar out in the Magnolia area. Then we worked in our warehouse creating staging plans for the Vacant Staging projects that we had later in the week. We pulled artwork, throw pillows, accessories and all the furniture each home needed in order to give it that beautiful staged look. We also did a little shopping for inventory items as well as some specialty items needed for each of the homes.

This week, we worked with multiple Real Estate Investors on their Renovation & Flip properties. Real Estate is always changing, some months are more of a Seller’s Market, some month’s are more of a Buyer’s Market. Real Estate is also a Feast or Famine type of industry. With Real Estate Investors, they are always looking for the next best deal to invest in, whether that will be for a flip property or a buy-hold property that they plan to lease over time.

We have connected with multiple Real Estate Investors to stage their properties once the renovations are completed. The Investors factor our staging price into their rehab budget so they know their “all-in” costs when it comes to flipping a home, from start to finish. And staging is ever-more important. Staging is marketing; Staging is merchandizing; Staging is what sells homes. The visual purpose of staging a flip house is to define the areas in the property, give the property some personality, create emotional connection points for buyers, and showcase the beautiful features of the property. By doing all of this, we turn the property into a home that buyers connect to. The goal of staging is to get buyers to fall in love with the property so they make an offer, and the home sells! We help our Real Estate Investors sell their properties quickly and for top dollar, because we want them to get the best Return on their Investment!

Check out one of our Vacant Staging projects that we completed this week for a Real Estate Investor in The Woodlands area.

If you are planning to invest in Real Estate, whether to renovate and flip a home, or to simply lease it out, contact us first to stage your property. You should get your staging proposal upfront so that you can factor the cost of staging into your investment and renovation budget. Unplanned expenses come up when renovating a home, but staging shouldn’t be one of them. As we like to say… Don’t Delay, Stage Today! Staging before listing the home for sale sets you up for success!

www.StagingTheNest.com | 832-427-2463

Until next time…

xoxo

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Photo Credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

Expertise Home Staging Award!

Hey there, Happy Nesters! Thanks for following along with all my fun staging jobs and the staging and real estate industry information. I have been enjoying sharing all of this with you!

Yesterday we were informed that Staging The Nest was awarded a pretty cool award! We have been named as one of the TOP 17 home staging companies located in the Houston Metro area! That is so exciting for us and we are truly so thankful to all our clients who have helped us gain this recognition! It is because of you that we are ranked so highly among some amazingly talented people in our industry! So, Thank You!!

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Contact us today to have your home staged by Staging The Nest! Whether we use your furniture and accessories or you choose to have us furnish your vacant property, we have Home Staging solutions that will fit your need! Call us today! We are here to help!

832-427-2463 | Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Photo Credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

Staging The Nest – Walden Rd

Good morning Happy Nesters!

We are officially beginning the busy season of Late Winter / Early Spring home selling. And, that means that our little Home Staging business is staying busy with consultations and vacant home staging projects. When you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, give us a call! 832-427-2463

We will stage your home using proven home staging techniques to appeal to more buyers. By doing this, we will help generate more offers to get your home sold quickly! Because less than 10 percent of home buyers have the ability to visualize a vacant space, we create the visual appeal for them. Think Model Home!

Check out the photos below of our most recent staging project in Montgomery, Texas located at The 18th at Walden Condominiums close to Lake Conroe and Walden Golf & Country Club. If you are interested in this property, contact us today and we can put you in touch with the listing agent. They are scheduling tours and taking offers now! 832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

Photos credit: BK Designs Real Estate Photography

To schedule your Home Staging Consultation, give us a call today! Whether your home is Occupied or Vacant, we have Home Staging options perfect for you!

832-427-2463  |  Ashley@StagingTheNest.com

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Profit Killing Mistakes for Houston Home Flippers

Hey there, happy nesters! Can you believe that it’s already 2017? The holidays came and went in a flash! And now we are in a new year, which means the Houston area Real Estate market has changed again!

A new year means many Houston area homes will be listed for sale very soon on www.HAR.com! That being said, this blog post is very important especially for home flippers in and around the Houston and The Woodlands areas.

There are hundreds of new home flippers every year; some that have zero prior experience in the house flipping industry and/or real estate industry. What does this mean? Well this means that these new flippers are most likely making rookie mistakes which will kill their profits when it comes time to sell the property.

So, if you are a new (or experienced) home flipper, check out these 4 most common mistakes made by New Home Flippers. And, let’s make sure that you are not making any of these mistakes.

  1. Not Putting Together a Team: You must have a team of vendors from lawyers to realtors, and wholesalers to lenders. Be prepared!
  2. Not Vetting the GC: The majority of issues new investors have during their first flip are the result of contractor issues. Thoroughly VET your contractor!
  3. Not Staging: Staged homes sell up to 2.5x quicker and for up to 17% more than non-staged homes! Give me a call and I can help you with this! 832-427-2463 | Ashley@StagingTheNest.com
  4. Holding Too Long: The longer you hold onto your property, the more costs you will incur. Price wisely, sell the property, and collect your profits!

Before you begin, make sure you have all the right people in place to help you succeed with your home flipping business! There are always surprises when you start working on a new flip, so be ready!

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