Sheron Cardin's Input...: And as for the rest of us, we have moved on...

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

And as for the rest of us, we have moved on...

If it were up to me I would have passed right by all the infighting going on here because it literally means nothing to most of us. I am the oldest of 8 children and you guessed it...if it wasn't my fight, I had no interest in it. But if the fight blocked the TV and I was watching my show then I would have to put an end to the fight or ask that they take it somewhere else.

I believe most of us would rather get a hot tip that can bring happy tears to our clients eye than stand around the school yard watching someone else's fight.

I decided to feature the whole darn thing so you all can sit and read about it and then be done with it.

Thank God Christopher Columbus wasn't a control freak or we would have to still be giving him credit for the roof over our heads and the neighbors we meet because if it wasn't for him, none of us would be here.  

Many sayings come to mind but for today I will use "This too shall pass"

Namaste

Comment balloon 53 commentsSheron Cardin • June 13 2007 09:14PM

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Whew... glad I wasn't responsible for stars!  Good job featuring all of them.... I've been gone and missed the hubub in the past few days.... for once I wasn't part of it either.  Whew!
Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) over 12 years ago
Let's see if we can get our forward thinking comments count higher that the battlegrounds! Post your 10 words here! Words of encouragement, support, caring, sharing, and so on...our moving down the road song.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Sharon, your great. I love TTSP. And I am the oldest of a bunch o kids too. You learn a lot of patience. .. and leadership. Thanks for stepping in.
Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Sheron-

This is why you are editor this month.  Because you can tell us to stop acting like spoiled children and we love you for it. 

Does it surprise you to know that I was the middle child of 3?  I always tried to stay neutral, but in the end I always sided with the one that got hurt first - emotionally or otherwise.  History... if I could only learn from it. Anyway, I'm trailing right behind you - keep an eye on me so I don't get lost trying to rescue some sad creature...

Posted by Kimberly Wester over 12 years ago
Sorry, I guess I am out of the loop.  Not sure what this is all about.  Maybe that is a good thing.
Posted by Karen Hubert, Home Stager (Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton) over 12 years ago

Sheron...

With ALL the people LOOK at this. I don't know if it is like fascination with the DRAMA or interest in the topic. OR a little of both.

I hate to say it that ANY PR is good... it has been said for years buy the experts.

It does get to be a bit tiring... but it ALSO draws attention to the industry. People will most remember 2 passionate stagers taking a stand.

This to shall pass... as you PICK the next featured stories for tomorrow.

BUT this was a wise MODERATING post... so I applaud you.

Me

Posted by Craig Schiller over 12 years ago

Julianna - someone has got to do it so I elected myself...I hope I am done.

Kim - the rope is tied in a knot

Karen - keep going and don't look back! 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Craig - I heard you loud and clear and tucked my shirt in and rolled my sleeves up and ran the other way...no, not really...but I did jump really high!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
I mostly avoid post that are negative, I am on an MS message board, with people trying to help ourselves learn about natural cure for a disease and people still hassle each other there too. Crazy
Posted by Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Thanks for your remarks, Sheron. Coming from a large family myself, I could relate to your comments. I just commented on someone else's remarks when I should have made them here. I just want to say that clearly there is more going on between these parties than meets the eye and perhaps now that everyone seems to have stated their position they could have a private sidebar conversation to attempt to resolve things between them. Hopefully we can turn the corner on this doesn't "throw a wet blanket" (pun intended!) on the good creative stuff that is usually presented here! Thanks by the way for all your generous sharing, I know I have been on the sidelines for too long, I want to jump in and share, sometimes I second guess myself too much. Just wanted to say thank you and let you know that I always look for your comments. Quick question---How come the site no longer shows who is logged on currently? Thanks, Rhonda Rawlins - Glastonbury Home Staging
Posted by Rhonda Hay Rawlins (Glastonbury Home Staging) over 12 years ago
I don't know whats going on, but I'm sure glad not to be there right now. 
Posted by Roger Stensland, Let's Move! (Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound) over 12 years ago
I guess I missed most of that. Compared to some of the message boards I have visited, this is so tame as to almost be a lovefest.
Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 12 years ago
Yeah I love moving on...thanks Sheron. ;)
Posted by Christine Craig, Allied ASID & NKBA (Designology Interior Design) over 12 years ago
Sheron, handled like the professional you are! I am truly impressed with featuring them all.  Now go have a drink :)
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 12 years ago

Well lovefest it is then Steven...we can call it what ever we like, yes?

Roger...did you go peek to see what you missed?

Rhonda - We are so glad you have come on board. I can tell you know who you are and where you are going and we like that!

To answer your question: the rain gods made the decision to remove the photos of those logged into the groups and online...I am sure they explained it somewhere. If it doesn't work out they will let us know. Just read the featured posts on the home page of AR daily...that is the best way to keep up. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Christine and Carole - my two favorite cyber friends...I love hearing from you always!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Thanks, Sheron. I appreciate the quick response, I just always thought it was kinda cool to see who was logged in even if they were not "talking". Hopefully today will bring harmony to the rain. Rhonda Rawlins, Glastonbury Home Staging
Posted by Rhonda Hay Rawlins (Glastonbury Home Staging) over 12 years ago

Stopping by to say "Hi, Sheron".

8 kids, wow, I'm one of 5. Was lots of fun to always have a playmate around. Or someone to pick on!! 

Posted by Sue Argue, NH Home Stager (Staged First Impressions) over 12 years ago
Thanks Sheron you are one of my faves too...thanks for bringing me here! Can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks now. :)
Posted by Christine Craig, Allied ASID & NKBA (Designology Interior Design) over 12 years ago

Hi  Sue - I have never been lonely and still looking for a quiet spot...you? I would have never known the members in my family if they weren't my family. I am one lucky woman.

I got into a fight with one of my sisters on my wedding day...she would not take my rollers out of her hair so I started pulling them out. My father told us to take it outside so we did. A fist fight in my backyard on my wedding day with my sister...gotta love it!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Sheron - Hope your sister didn't give you your something blue. ;)
Posted by Christine Craig, Allied ASID & NKBA (Designology Interior Design) over 12 years ago
Christine - not a chance.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
That's our Sheron! :) Ha ha maybe she was your something blue! ;)
Posted by Christine Craig, Allied ASID & NKBA (Designology Interior Design) over 12 years ago

Christine, this is getting a little off subject but then again maybe not...does it look like we ever had a fight between us? I am on the far right, my sister closest to me in this picture and in age is Rita whom I had the fist fight with on my wedding day. She has passed on due to breast cancer and I wrote a post about her. The sister on the far left is Tina the agent/stager in Danville and the youngest sister is a millionaire now. This picture was taken in 1995 our last Thanksgiving all together.

sisters

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Sheron: I am so sorry! Cancer is such a horrible way to leave this earth, my husband unfortunetely lost both his grandmothers to it. You have a very beautiful family and I am glad you gals were able to take such a wonderful last picture together. Hugs to you!
Posted by Christine Craig, Allied ASID & NKBA (Designology Interior Design) over 12 years ago

You gals are GORGEOUS!!! Of course that is you on the right, I recognized you right away! So did you ever paint that paneling? Just kidding. I love to see pictures of sisters, you can see resemblences, but than you also aren't sure if it is a bunch of good friends.

And my condolances. I am sure you have wonderful memories and hopefully a belief that families are forever.

Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

I'm feelin' the love. Thanks you guys.

And as far as the paneling goes...this picture was taken in my brothers dining room which is now a bar with Harley Davidson bar stools and a chrome ramp for the bar. His house is like the pit stop at a race track...not kidding...

I am also reminded of Junior High when a new gal from Chicago came mid year in the 9th grade...we had a fight the first day and became the best of friends after that. I won that fight too. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
8 kids?  WOW.  Did your parents keep their sanity?  I have 4 kids myself and I am so on the fringe of reality as James calls it.... LOL.
Posted by Karen Reynolds (Champagne Staging, LLC) over 12 years ago

Karen, 4 children and staging others homes without a surcharge? LOL

I grew up on the fringe of reality...

My neighborhood was filled with families of 8 to 10 children. We hated coming in at night! And if anyone picked on my little brothers or sisters, I pounced on them. We would all be playing softball in the street the next day and life would go on as usual. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron - Sisters do inspire us - God closes a door and opens a window.  IRIS and NOCC work together to make the world a little better for survivors and families with the Haven for Healing. 

Lovin' the street smarts!  

Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) over 12 years ago

Hi Margaret Ann, I think that is what everyone calls you. What is NOCC?

I just took the kids to the pool (103 degrees today) and my granddaughter likes country music so we ALL listen to it of course, and Toby Keith was singing something about being a lucky man because his truck was runnin' and his heart was tickin' and dinner is in the oven. heehaw!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
NOCC is National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.  Ovarian cancer  whispers.  NOCC, IRIS & the Haven for Healing are working very hard to break the silence.  Thank you, Sheron!
Posted by Margaret Ann Innis, Real Estate Staging - MA & NH (Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging ) over 12 years ago
Margaret - now there is a project worth investing our energies in. I am kicking myself for commenting in the Kool-aid puddle...darn.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
There are 2,453 online viewers in Active Rain right now, this minute: 3:25 PM! I have never seen so many visitors online at once. I wonder where they are and what they are reading? Any ideas?
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Sheron, I loved the picture!  I'm so sorry about your sister but I love that you shared that with everyone....all 2,453 people online and more to follow later!  Wouldn't THAT be a great group?  Old pictures of us?   I think you should start it....I wonder if I'd be brave enough to post!  Thanks for sharing that great picture....
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 12 years ago

Hi Carole - what do you want to call it? I think were are getting back to American Bandstand group which I am still considering...maybe and then the Feng Shui Cafe'...we are a diverse group!

See! We have so much to talk about... 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Oh, we sure do...I got your pictures today :)! Now you're stuck with me, poor dear. Get your copy out, I see a marathon in your future. I didn't know you were thinking of an American Bandstand group but I'm in. Oldies but Goodies works for me too. Start it and they will come... :)
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 12 years ago

We are so ready for some summer fun so let's support, encourage, and invite each other to share and experience the good life!

The only way to get there IS to be there, here and now. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

I agree Sheron I would much rather bless a seller by helping them MOVE ON, therefore we all need to move on and get on with the business of staging

You and your sisters are GORGEOUS, it must have been fun growing up together.

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 12 years ago
I appreciate your essence Sheron. You seem genuine & real. I 'm glad you addressed the scrapping I've noted. I wrote 'Power of Voice - Choice' yesterday. It apparently went by the wayside. But we never know where our words will end up - maybe back at us - good or bad.
Posted by Anonymous over 12 years ago

Phyllis, I know that you and I are old souls...have most like crossed each others paths many times.

Hi Deborah, I gave you a gold star! Click on more featured posts and you are there. Keep posting...that was a good one. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

small family -- 3 kids -- a brother 6 years older and a sister 3 years younger than me.  Every SINGLE controversy was heard and debated.  My Mom would fix pasta with beans for dinner.  My brother only ate the pasta, my sister only ate the beans.  Guess what?  I ate them both, so when they were done, the middle child got the left overs -- his beans, mixed with her pasta.  But I was happy and what I learned is 'It take's all kinds to make the world work!  (or put dinner on the table)  But when the pasta and beans were gone -- it's time to move on!

thx for a great blog!

Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) over 12 years ago
Karen - that gave me a chuckle...can't help but wonder what the dinner table would have been like with a 4th child...I would want you on my team.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
And you on my team!  Thank God there wasn't a fourth!
Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) over 12 years ago
Stage it Forward is moving forward with some of the best posts we have ever had. Reading and supporting is a good thing.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Thanks Sheron...

Dialogue is good. BUUUUUUUUUT there is a time when moving on is as IMPORTANT as dialogue.

Me

Posted by Craig Schiller over 12 years ago

ants

I am often reminded of how a line of ants, busy going to and fro, will stop and rally around an ant returning with goodies, or investigating one that has been stepped on and injured, or one that has a hazardous story to pass on. The busy ants will stop and  listen, share, and report...then get back in line, heading for their treasure to bring back home to the colony.

This is Active Rain to me.

 

 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Sheron, what a great analogy!

Thanks!

Posted by Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging (2 Hounds Design + Home Staging) over 12 years ago
Dane...so I thought I would click on this link in Maureen's post to see what the heck I had said and see you had made a comment I so rudely ignored all the way back in June 07. How's that for being on top of my game. So sorry, I really do apologize. I know what it feels like to comment and then nada. Thanks for stopping by...really!!!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Ok so wonder how things have changed since you wrote this?  Hopefully, many moved on and off the infighting as you say.  I don't need to know what that was all about.  This is a good reminder, thanks for bringing it to the front again, I wouldn't have found it.
Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com) almost 12 years ago
Terrylynn ~ IT has slowed down...I can't take the credit. I think as a whole we all want to see each other do well...like 3 banks of 4 corners...if one bank is doing poorly, chances are they are all doing poorly.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Sheron, good point.  When we think negative, we get negative and when we all take the high road, we all do better.  So, if we get what we focus on, I'll be with you focusing on moving forward and enjoying the journey.   I think I like how you work missy.  T:-)
Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com) almost 12 years ago
Terrylynn - I think I like your ways too. Looking at your profile and your last post we are going to have to get together. My agent/stager sister lives in Danville!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago

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