ReadyStageMove™ - Downsizers Are No Dummies - March 2015
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ReadyStageMove™ Team - Bernadette Flaim,
Jean Marie Herron and Maria Rini

ReadyStageMove™ Hands-on Training Update

ReadyStageMove™ members had an exclusive opportunity to work side-by-side with the RSM™ team in a client's home experiencing first-hand how the RSM™ team approach in preparing (organizing, staging and marketing) a home really works.  Each member who attended this first-time event, were in integral part of the process from start to finish -- experiencing the secret of the system for themselves!

Here's what one of our newest RSM™ members had to say about her hands-on experience:  

"I saw an RSM presentation many months ago, I wanted to learn more so I signed up for their free webinars and newsletters. When the prospect of working “hands-on” with the team presented itself… I jumped all over the opportunity and became a member. These three women have got it together. Their process, instructions, methodology are spot-on. All of them were extremely generous with their time as they explained why “X” decision was made, rather than “Y.” Their ability to move the client from feeling “conflicted” at the beginning of the project, to “I’m all in” by the end was through patience, active listening and compassion. The value that this concept presents to the consumer is awesome. It was a privilege to observe these experts at work and I’d like to thank them for allowing me to witness this first-hand.”  - Sue Lowry, Saving One's Sanity, Royersford, PA 

RSM™ Presents . . .
Save the Date
RSM™ Webinar
Date: Monday, 3/23/15
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
45 minutes 

TOPIC:  Overcoming Objections - Part II -- 
Promoting Your Business So That REALTORS®, Organizers and Stagers
Will Want to Work With You


Register online -


Maximize the Dollars, Minimize the Stress and Move!

Date: Wednesday, 3/25/15 
7:00 p.m. 
Ramsey Adult School 
Ramsey, NJ 

Call: 201-327-2025 to Register 

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Selling and Moving Made Easy

Date: Thursday, 4/30/15 
Five Star Premiere Residences of Teaneck
655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, NJ 

Call: 201-836-3634 for more information

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. . . that RSM's™ Strategic Partners also have their own businesses? Here's what they've been up to . . .


When Bernadette isn't staging properties for sale, she is also a certified interior "redesigner", helping her clients use some of what they already have in new and unexpected ways to renew and refresh rooms in their homes. She doesn't always meet her clients in person, but can also work with them on-line through her E-design services. The design process begins with a phone consultation and then an "evolving" design and resource board that she and the client share on Pinterest -- finding just the right "something" to pull together every space into something cohesive, warm and inviting! Here is one of her latest client E-design projects:  Client E-Design Board - Milwaukee, WI 


Jean Marie will be presenting "Moving Magic" with Cindy Myer, President of Ridgewood Moving Services, on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Ridgewood High School. This class will teach you how to plan and prepare for such an organizing endeavor, de-clutter the contents of your house and how to get rid of the things you no longer love, use or need. Attendees will also discover how to pack what you truly should bring and the right way to hire a mover. To register call the Ridgewood Community School at 201-670-2700. The current list of POSSE presentations can be found here:

Congratulations to Maria on her most recent accomplishment!  She was presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service with the company. Fewer than five percent of the RE/MAX network has achieved this prestigious award.Visit the Welcome Home Team for more real estate information.

Happy First-Days-of-Spring from ReadyStageMove™  


Spring arrived on Friday and turning back the clocks recently has given us a little more daylight as well as what feels like more time to make good things happen personally and professionally. This month's featured article, "Downsizers Are No Dummies" talks about the importance of "time" - time to prepare, time to decide and most important, making the time to downsize all life's stuff -- the very first step in the process of marketing and selling a home. 

The days are getting warmer bit by bit, so perhaps now is the time to make ReadyStageMove™ part of your new and improved business model. As a member of the RSM™ community, you will quickly discover the secrets behind the system can help you develop and grow effective strategic partnerships. Now is the perfect time to "heat things up" by working your business smarter -- using this unique and creative team approach to marketing and selling homes. 

Don't wait, "spring" into action today -- consider attending a ReadyStageMove™ upcoming class, webinar or social event. 

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade ~ Charles Dickens

Spring is now here, take the time to step into the sun, 

Bernadette, Jean Marie and Maria

If you like what you have read, please feel free to share with a friend . . . 

Downsizers Are No Dummies - Educating Your Clients Can Bring You More Business 
by Maria Rini    


Has spring only just arrived? Judging by the “heat” in the real estate market – it looks like it’s already in full swing.

Jean Marie & Nanny

The NJ Sunday Record recently published an article, Downsizing is a Bigger Deal Than Most Think” in which I was quoted, "When you talk about downsizing, you need to start preparing well in advance of the move. Many people need that much time because it's not just about downsizing a home, it's about downsizing all the stuff that's inside.”

In the article I also had an opportunity to comment on an upcoming ReadyStageMove’s™ Downsizing for Dummiespublic presentation. Evidently, lots of folks got the message that the downsizing process take time; requiring knowledge and preparation -- because at our most recent adult school class, we had a full house! This frequently taught class is a real-life example of RSM’s™ ability to collaborate with strategic partners in developing additional business.

At the moment, we are working with a couple of “downsizers” that were “students” at another of our other adult school class taught in September of last year. Our message was so effective that after the class I approached them to see what they thought of the process and if they might like to consider applying the ReadyStageMove™ methodology to their downsizing project. The message of starting now and the clear, concise and interesting way we described the RSM™ process really resonated with them and with a little additional coaxing, they finally decided to hire us. 

We have discovered over the last couple of years that teaching to either our strategic partners or to the general public is something we personally enjoy. Our public presentations and adult school classes also benefit and grow our individual business in several ways.
First, having our names, companies, class description and bio appear in a printed or online catalog is a real boost to our brand recognition. Being associated with an adult school or featured as a speaker at a local library breeds credibility and is evidence of our competence and expertise in our field.  Our advice? Take advantage of speaking opportunities, which will greatly enhance your own professional reputation.
For these reasons, as part of the RSM™ kit we have created, we include a copy of our basic public presentation – complete with notes and checklists – for each ReadyStageMove™ member’s use. You can use it to teach your own “downsizers that they are not dummies” and ultimately personalize with your own statistics and pictures, making it your own. You and your business will be glad you did . . . 

ReadyStageMove™ Welcomes Their Latest Members

Devora Farrell
Professional Organizer 
This Organized
Passaic, NJ 

Jill Iorio
Professional Organizer
All Wrapped Up, LLC
Bloomfield, NJ 

Merle Martin
Matthews & Company Realty
Montclair, NJ 

Katie Tracy
Professional Organizer
Simple Spaces, LLC
Parlin, NJ 

Amanda Wiss
Professional Organizer
Urban Clarity
Brooklyn, NY 

Visit the RSM™ directory for more information
on each of ReadyStageMove's™ newest
members as well as the services they offer. 

What is ReadyStageMove™?  
ReadyStageMove™ (RSM™) is a proven method of selling homes that is essential to growing your business. The RSM™ System comprises a "How-to" Guide and accompanying materials that will successfully help you develop relationships with the "Real Estate Triad" of professionals -- real estate agents, organizers and stagers.

From this unique approach, you will learn how to affectively develop strategic partnerships for getting a home sold taking your business to the next level by increasing qualified leads and clients and, therefore, income. 

Want to build your own strategic partnerships?

. . . Here's where RSM was recently . . .

National Association of Professional Organizers - Connecticut 
March Chapter Meeting 

ReadyStageMove™ was the featured speaker at the NAPO-Connecticut's  March chapter meeting.

They shared what it takes to develop strategic partnerships between Organizers,  REALTORS® and Home Stagers, highlighting the importance of these valuable relationships: 
  •  Expanded level of expertise
  •  Viewed as the “home expert”
  • Serving as an information “hub” for clients 

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