St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


CT Stager attends Staging Expo

Commentary about the StagersList Expo .... and YES!  Good thing I brought those jeans!

Let me tell you all, this was no ordinary "Expo"!  Oh no, this was more like an old-time Revival Tent Meeting!  An event where one could go and meet - and even touch - the Stars of Staging!  And yes, get Religion too!!!

How can I possibly describe the many talents that were present last Thursday, Nov. 12, at the lovely NJ Churchill Rental location?  I believe over 100 attended this Expo sponsored by!  So many old and new friends were there.


How can I describe my extreme delight to meet, IN PERSON, such AR luminaries as Terrylynn Fisher, Chris Fisher, Melissa Marro, Christine Rae, Shell Brodnax and several other major talents?  And let me tell you all one thing about that Melissa Marro:  she says she is "dry" and humorless.  Well, watching her slide her lovely eyes around the room after a "dry" comment just makes you burst out laughing.  She knows what she's doing, and I love it!  (Good thing she brought her jeans...)

How much do I appreciate the Activerain blogging platform?  It's been more than a year since my last post, and people were still recognizing me!

How can I describe the incredible value derived from this one content-filled day?  Including entry fee, gas and tolls, the total cost was under $100!!!  Key topics included:  "Marketing for Explosive and Consistent Sales", "Market Driven Trends for Revenue", "RESA Overview and Update", "Feng Shui", "Overcoming Objections"...and many more.  This day was packed with valuable information.

So, I got Religion, which is well-timed, as Nestings has re-entered the Staging field in Fairfield County, CT, with gusto.  This Expo has re-energized me, and I came away with a long, but purposeful, To-Do list.  Primary items include:  joining RESA (I finally GOT it, Shell - thanks!), converting my newsletter to Constant Contact, and treating my business like a business.  Hallelujah!

When this Expo comes to a city near you, I encourage you to clear your calendar and plan to attend!

Happy Staging - Julie

Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings:  Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT and Connecticut.


 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 1 commentMelissa Marro • November 24 2009 10:26PM


Looks like you were a hit indeed!  I'm glad Julia is going back to staging.  She's terrific, imaginative and most amusing.

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