St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


My Name is Melissa & I'm a Stage-a-holic

You know that you are in a bad way when you get one of those cutsey emails from you mother-in-law.  You know the ones with the adorable animals and the amusing captions.  Tell me what you see when you look at this photo.....



Here's what I saw.... terrible wallpaper and flooring that needs some stick on tiles bad!  What about that trimwork?  Don't they know it's not the 70s anymore?  Sigh...

I am Melissa & I am a stage-a-holic....


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at, Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).


Comment balloon 16 commentsMelissa Marro • June 29 2007 08:19PM
My Name is Melissa & I'm a Stage-a-holic
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