It’s been a busy month since my website was launched! I have connected with many local retailers, and service providers to discuss collaboration and partnering. I’ve made several very good connections and am more-than-ready to help you prepare your property to sell.

At the end of January I attended the Real Estate Stagers Association (RESA) Convention in Las Vegas. Two-and-a-half days brimming with great speakers, both staging and design subject-matter-experts, as well as others, who delivered inspirational and motivational messages. I took pages of notes as I listened to HGTV talents, Matthew Finlason, Lisa Vail, and Steve Aaron share their best staging, design and marketing tips.

Themes I heard from many of the staging and real estate speakers:

  • Great online photographs of the property are super important!
  • Staging a space for selling almost always creates a different look, than designing a space for dwelling.
  • Knowing who the potential buyers are and staging the property to encourage their interest is wise.

RESA Convention -- Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank), Matthew Finlason (HGTV), Shell Brodnax (CEO RESA)Our keynote speaker was Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul, entrepreneur, author, and “Shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank. She shared her inspired and inspiring story from her childhood, thru her less-than-stellar high school years, to, after many starts, stops and re-starts, becoming a highly successful businesswoman, wife and mother. She was extremely thought provoking, funny and entertaining! If you ever get the opportunity to hear her speak, I encourage you to take advantage.

My first foray into advertising — I have small ads appearing this week in the two local Sanibel weekly newspapers – The Island Reporter and The Island Sun. Hope some of you who are at my website for the first time, learned about it from one of the ads. – Would love to hear from you if that’s the case: Contact Me Here

Til next time…