ReadyStageMove™ - "Is Preparing A Home For Sale Tax Deductible?" - Winter 2016
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ReadyStageMove™ Team
Jean Marie Herron and Bernadette Flaim


RSM™ Presents . . .
Save the Date
RSM™ Webinar
Date: Friday, 3/18/16
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. 



Ask the RSM™ Panel of Experts

Panelists Bernadette Flaim and Jean Marie Herron of the RSM™ Team and Realtor® Bill Graber of RE/MAX Villa will discuss the benefits of using the RSM™ team approach, clarify how the process works as well as its value to both you and your clients. Members should bring any challenges they may have getting their team and this unique approach of marketing and selling homes off the ground!



RSM™ Classes 

"When You Are Ready to Sell, Are You Ready to be Seen?"
Westwood Free Public Library
Westwood, NJ
Date: Saturday, 2/27/16 
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Cresskill Public Library
Cresskill, NJ

Date: Wednesday, 3/23/16 
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Franklin Lakes Public Library
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Date: Sunday, 4/17/16 
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Johnson Public Library
Hackensack, NJ

Date: Wednesday, 4/27/16 
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Topic Description:  

ReadyStageMove™ will show you what it takes to strategically prepare your home for sale so that you can make the most money possible, quickly, with the least amount of stress. Whether you are downsizing, rightsizing or just thinking about moving, ReadyStageMove™ can inspire you to do all the work upfront BEFORE the “For Sale” sign goes into the lawn.

Each of the above events are presented by The ReadyStageMove™ Team
and a guest Realtor®


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?

ReadyStageMove™ Winter Special

ReadyStageMove™ (RSM™) uses a team approach that includes a real estate agent, professional organizer and home staging specialist. When these professionals work synergistically preparing and marketing a client’s house, they ensure that a home is fixed up, organized and staged properly to sell quickly and for more profit.

The RSM™ system includes everything to help you identify, evaluate and build your strategic partnerships that help you grow your business, your expertise and your value to home sellers.

Invest in the RSM™ Kit now through 3/31 -- at a
Winter Special price of 

($299 on 4/1/16)

If you have been thinking about adding the ReadyStageMove™ System to your marketing mix, now is the time -- the kit price
goes up on April 1st! 


Happy "New Year New You" from ReadyStageMove™  

It is a "New Year" -- consider ReadyStageMove™ in helping you create a "new you" in 2016. An easy way to do this is to make ReadyStageMove™ a part of your new and improved business model. As a member of the RSM™ community, you will quickly discover the secrets behind the system, which can help you develop and grow effective strategic business partnerships. It is always the perfect time to work your business smarter -- using this unique and creative team approach to marketing and selling homes. 

As we wait for spring to emerge, preparing ourselves to grow, both personally and professionally, consider attending a ReadyStageMove™ upcoming class, webinar or social event. 

"We can't become what we need by remaining what we are." ~ Oprah Winfrey   

Bernadette & Jean Marie
The RSM™ Team

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"Is Preparing a Home for Sale Tax Deductible?"
excerpts from the Times Herald Record article by Claudia Jacobs

Not too long long ago, friend and staging colleague, Claudia Jacobs wrote about whether or not Home Staging was tax deductible. It was true then and still is . . . here's why:  

  • Home sellers can benefit from preparing a home through organizing and staging as the fees are considered "advertising costs" according to the IRS guidelines.
  • The cost of organizing and staging are subtracted from the proceeds of the sale, which then decrease the overall total realized profit.
It is important to remember: 
  • The home stager and/or professional organizer need to be hired for the sole purpose of selling the home.
  • Organizing and staging is typically what happens after the homeowner has cleaned, painted and made minor repairs. It is these professionals' services that strategically prepare the home to get it ready for sale.
  • If as part of your services you rent certain items to your seller, which are included in your invoice for your services, and are then retained by you after the organizing and home staging is completed, they will then be tax deductible expenses to the seller.

The bottom line is:  the IRS's position is that staging costs are a legitimate selling expense for both primary and secondary properties and are, therefore, tax deductible. However, it is important to note that if a house is organized and staged, but then taken off the market, preparation expenses will no longer be tax deductible. 

Claudia's last word on this subject? The staging costs must be related to the sale of a home and are deducted as selling expenses. This may not come into play as much in the sale of a principal residence; if certain conditions are met, a single taxpayer can exclude up to $250,000 of gain, and a joint filer can exclude up to $500,000 of gain."

Organize and stage the home properly from the beginning. Price it right. Get it sold.

See Claudia's full article here: 


Welcome to our Newest RSM™ Community Member!   
Annette Williams 
AbleAnnie Organizing!
Indian Trail, NC  

One of RSM's™ Favorite
Strategic Partners  

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