Sheron Cardin's Input...: When You Have to Do It Yourself!

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.

When You Have to Do It Yourself!

Anyone can follow instructions, right? Well, save a few people who are completely intimidated by a cooking recipe, but really, we have all followed footprints in the sand when we were kids and we still follow footprints in our lives today.

Perfect for real estate agents who want to help their clients prepare their homes and perfect for FSOB's; Here is what you will find at to prepare a home for a successful sale...

Home Staging Evaluation Checklist Forms (21 pages) - Leave your worries behind! This is a complete 21 page checklist that identifies every aspect of a standard 5 bedroom home from the mailbox to the door pulls. All the work has been done for you...all you do is circle the action to be taken and it becomes your to-do-list. The checklist also helps you establish a budget by selecting what needs to be done to the home and property to get it resale ready.

Here is a recent testimony from a from one of my clients:

I bought your how2satge DIY program last year and follow your blogs. Your'e great!!! I love activerain, it is a great way to learn from around the country. I have been in interior design for 22 years and we staged before it had a label. Best of the Day to you! Debby Altitude Designs

Do-It-Yourself Home Staging Instructions (48 pages with 4 phases) - A complete step-by-step tutorial holds your hand through the detachment phase, resurfacing and updating phase, and the all important room identification and decorating phase.

How To Stage Your Vacant House (27 pages)- You don't need to rent a truck load of furniture...that is costly and can be repititious with all the other vacant homes in the area...boring. Staging vignettes throughout the house as well as hosting open houses from the kitchen puts life where there was only sadness. Used as a companion to the Home Staging Instructions, any of the ideas in this ebook can be implemented into the staging of any home with unique ideas and attitude.

All from a decorator's point of view! - 27 plus years of decorating model homes, resale homes, high end homes, and everything in between is put into these pages. The premise is "Learning is by doing". Follow in the footsteps of the professionals and achieve a professionally staged home maximized for resale. • Tools, inspirational tips and ideas for room arrangements, outdoor groupings and themes, and everything you will need to do-it-yourself. Save your money for other things! Download your Complete Home Staging Package today!

*** PLUS when you visit, you will find designer links on what to do and what not to do when staging, 100's of photos, tips, and ideas you can use right now in your own home. Don't forget to use the easy tools in the right column!

I know, you don't want to do it yourself. Great! Give me a call or any of the professional home stagers in your area to do the work for you. Just remember that you won't know if they are going a great job for you if you don't know what to expect.

Right now, the Home Staging Evaluation Checklist is on sale!



Comment balloon 5 commentsSheron Cardin • August 30 2008 02:30PM


Sheron. Thanks for all of the information. I appreciate it. Royal..

Posted by Royal Goodman, "We Treat You Like a King" (Royalty Home Solutions) over 11 years ago

Thanks for a good post Who knows when I might need one of those checklists.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) over 11 years ago

What a kewl name Royal! Thank you.

Russ - I have worked with agents who know what is involved in staging and those that don't. Kind of like the saying "I've been rich and I have been poor" know the rest. Being prepared makes an enormous difference for the seller, buyer, AND the agent. Nothing gets overlooked which can happen when you have a list.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

This is  a great post with lots of useful links.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 10 years ago

Thank you Judi, happy it helps.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) about 10 years ago