St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Exciting Announcement! Linda Barnett of Home Matters new instructor for StagingAndRedesign

I'm so excited to make this announcement I can hardly contain myself!  I've been waiting patiently for everything to be up and running on our website so people could visit and check things out themselves...

As of January 2009 Linda Barnett of Home Matters in Indianapolis, IN will be our newest Staging & Redesign instructor.  Her class out of Indianapolis, IN will help fill a need in the staging and redesign community that we've both been trying to figure out how to fill!

Linda will be teaching both our original 5-day Staging & Redesign course as well as a 2-day agent course.  To sign up or view more information on these courses, please visit,


Linda Barnett's Bio -

Linda founded Home Matters Home staging and Redesign in 2004. Home Matters was the first home staging company in the Indianapolis area and it has become one of the fastest growing staging companies in the Indianapolis and surrounding county markets. Linda is dedicated to educating the public and other stagers about home staging and elevating the level of professionalism throughout the home staging industry. To this end, the Home Matters team has been active in a nationwide series of roundtable forums, an international network of home-staging blogs, and educational seminars for realtors, and builders. Linda�s extensive body of successful work earned her a nomination for the 2007 Professional Stager of the Year Award from Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and was nominated affiliate of the year by the FC Tucker Real Estate Company in Indianapolis. Linda and her team have been featured in numerous media, including The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis House & Home Magazine, Indianapolis Business Journal, and REAL ESTATE Lifestyle magazine, Fox 59 News and WISH-TV. Linda recently served as the technical editor for Wiley Publishing, Inc. for a new home staging book. The book is entitled "Home Staging for Dummies" by Christine Rae and Jan Saunder Maresh.

Linda´s background as a former Realtor, owner of a Gift Basket and Event planning business and Certified Interior Decorator has served her well in the Home Staging Industry. She feels she has found the perfect balance of creativity while helping people with their "Home selling Matters".



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 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 13 commentsMelissa Marro • December 24 2008 04:24PM


Melissa: Congratulations on adding Linda to your team. This is a great opportunity for stagers in the Indy area to learn Staging and Redesign the Melissa Marro way. BTW, I saw your tweet on Twitter and then came to your blog.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) about 10 years ago

This is great Melissa. What a super addition to your team and to move staging forward in the Indy area. You "GO" girl !! Welcome fellow tweet ;) Good to see you there.

Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) about 10 years ago

Congrats all around! 

Posted by Michele Hess, Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc (Simply Staged Inc.) about 10 years ago

Congratulations Linda and Melissa. What a great team!

Posted by Angela Y. Baker (The Staged Perspective LLC) about 10 years ago

Congratulations to Linda and Meliissa both on this new partnership!  Moving the staging industry forward with good education is helpful to all.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 10 years ago

WOW!!  Great for Linda and Great for you Melissa!!  Best wishes in 2009!!!! 

Posted by Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA (CL Design Services Home Staging) about 10 years ago

Congrats Melissa!  I know Linda is excited as well!!   I think 2009 is going to be quite the year for you and First Impressions as you expand with all the education classes you are offering!   This is exciting news!   Are you even sleeping with all this going on?  LOL!

Posted by Teresa Meyer, Home Staging Cincinnati-OH. (Cincinnati Home Stager) about 10 years ago

Love your blog and found you on twitter so can keep up better, happy new year, Steve @ozarksagent

Posted by Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran about 10 years ago

Good for you all.  You are such an impressive group flanking the East Coast.  The industry is lucky to have the cream rise to the top and then to be the generous mentoring people that you all are.  Congratulations and best of luck to you.  See you in Indy in September...

Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - about 10 years ago

excellent!  your team is a grand example of perfection and mentoring in this industry

Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) about 10 years ago

Hello Melissa and all.  I am very excited about this opportunity.  I have know that I wanted to get into the teaching end of our industry for a while now and when Melissa presented me with that opportunity I jumped at it. Looking forward to helping those who are looking for a new career in our industry as well as Realtors who want to differentiate themselves while offering this value added service to their clients.  Wish me luck.

Posted by Linda Barnett, Home Matters Indianapolis Indiana (Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis, Indiana) about 10 years ago

Michelle - Thanks for the compliments and good to know I'm finally figuring out Twitter.  Now if only I could find everyone's profiles!

Lori Kym - I know, I'm so excited Linda (and Gary) is (are) joining us!!!

Michele - Thanks!

Angela - Thank you for the wonderful compliment!

Maureen - We are working hard to keep taking baby steps forward!


Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 10 years ago

Cathy - Thank you and same to you!

Teresa - I'm really not ever sleeping... haven't you heard?  lol!

Steve - Thanks for the compliments and I'll see you on Twitter...

Terrylynn - We are adding one other BIG name as well, I'm just waiting for her bio and photo to get her on the website and then I'll make that announcement too!

Karen - We are exciting to be able to help so many budding stagers... soon we'll have even more to offer!

Linda - I think we make the perfect team and I'm sooooo excited to have you on my team now!!


Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 10 years ago

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