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Upgrading your business skills - the million dollar question.

I recently spent three days learning the ins and outs of running a successful design business with Kimberley Seldon of Kimberley Seldon Design Group here in Toronto.

Kimberley is a dynamic designer who embodies success in the Toronto area. Appearing as a regular on Cityline TV, speaking at design shows and featured in many magazines and books, Kimberley is a wealth of information that you can use immediately in your business model.

The one thing that I learned from Kimberley was how to discuss a clients budget. Clients are always reluctant to state what their budget is for many reasons which you are not privy to. Kimberley suggests that you ask them if it is a million dollars. By doing this, they invariably break down laughing and say what their actual budget is or they might even say that it is higher than that. Either way, you can't lose by asking the million dollar question.

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Winner of the Trailblazer Company of the Year Award 2009

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Comment balloon 9 commentsMichelle Finnamore • November 16 2009 08:06AM
Upgrading your business skills - the million dollar question.
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I recently spent three days learning the ins and outs of running a successful design business with Kimberley Seldon of Kimberley Seldon Design Group here in Toronto. Kimberley is a dynamic designer who embodies success in the Toronto area… more
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United Way's 50th Anniversary Estate on the Bay Designer Showcase Home has wrapped up with the gala being held on a star lit night on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie. Michelle Finnamore of Advantage Staging was among 10 designers that were asked to… more
All I did was… suggest the master bedroom be decluttered, buy new…
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In this home staging in Mississauga I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the importance of showing the master bedroom as place to retreat to after a long day at work. In a condo where space is at a premium it is best to market the master… more
All I did was… suggest that they delcutter and get a bed and look…
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In this home staging in Mississuaga I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the importance of showing a bedroom as a bedroom when you are marketing a home for sale. Buyers cannot seem to envision what you do not show them. In this… more
All I did was… suggest that the bathroom needed decluttering to…
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In this home staging in Mississuaga I would like to show the importance of showing how much space you are selling. When every single one of your belongings is out on view it is very hard for a buyer to see what you are offering for sale. In a… more
All I did was… suggest the client declutter and look what happened!
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In this home staging in Mississauga I would like to show Realtors and Homeowners the importance of decluttering a home to prepare it for sale. Living in your home is one thing, however, when it is a product for sale you must make every effort to… more
United Way Designer Showcase - Estate on the Bay
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Michelle Finnamore, owner of Advantage Staging has been invited to participate in the United Way 5oth Anniversary Estate on the Bay Designer Showcase. Arch and Helen Brown, well known local philanthropists, have generously… more
All I did was… take it from student digs to master with grown up…
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In this example I would like to show Realtors and homeowners the importance of staging a master bedroom to have the appeal of being a room to retreat to after a long day. The master bedroom is the prestige room for the buyer. A private retreat that… more
All I did was… take it from empty bedrooms to inviting spaces.
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In this example at 39 Tecumseth Heights in Tottenham I would like to show Realtors and homeowners the importance of staging a vacant home. Buyers spend less than 5 seconds in an empty room. On the other hand, if the room has been staged to invite… more