ReadyStageMove™ - "Estate Sale Secrets" - September 2015
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ReadyStageMove™ Team
Bernadette Flaim and
Jean Marie Herron


RSM™ Presents . . .
Save the Date
RSM™ Webinar
Date: Friday, 9/18/15
Time: 10:00-10:30 a.m. 



Referral Business is the BEST Kind of Business --
Who are Your Preferred Referral Partners? 

As a small business owner, you know that you simply cannot survive without having clients to work for. Your primary job then, is NOT selling a home, organizing a space or staging rooms -- it's generating leads. This webinar will help you learn and focus on generating leads from repeat and referred resources, which will help your business continue to grow with each successful relationship.


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RSM™ Classes 

"Downsizing for Dummies"
Date: Tuesday, 10/13/15
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Topic Description: 

Are you one of the thousands of people in NJ considering downsizing over the next decade -- whether to a smaller home, a senior-living community or moving across country? Overwhelmed by all your possessions accumulated over many years, or just don't know how you might make your home more appealing to today's younger buyers? 

Learn how decluttering, organizing and staging techniques can mean a carefree move and thousands more from the sale of your home. These lessons come from a team approach of professional organizer, stager and real estate agent. 

"Donate, Discard & Design -- Just in Time for the Holidays"
Dates: Tuesday, 11/10/15 and 11/17/15 (this is a two-session class)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Topic Description:  

Do you want to fall in love with your home all over again? If you want to rid yourself of clutter, replacing it with function and beauty, than this two-session class is for you! 

First, professional organizer, Jean Marie Herron will teach you how to effectively remove everything you no longer want or need. Then, Bernadette Flaim, certified interior redesign expert, will show you ways to transform your space with easy to implement tips, tricks and solutions. 

We encourage you to bring photos of your most "challenging spaces" so that the professionals can provide expert, personalized advice. This interactive workshop will help attendees learn basic organizing skills and easy to implement interior decorating techniques. 

For registration information, call the Ridgewood Community School at 201-670-2700 or register on-line here.

"Having partners definitely allows you to
take more risks."
~ Ariana Huffington 

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?


RSM™ Knows What They're
"Talking" About 
ReadyStageMove™ (RSM™) offers a variety of workshops, presentations and "lunch and learns" to private and public audiences. Topics include: 
A Team Approach to Selling A Home 

Downsizing for Dummies

How to Partner Organizers and Stagers Beyond the Home Selling Experience

Moving Magic 

Maximize the Dollars, Minimize the Stress and Move!

and many more . . . 

RSM™ educates real estate agents, organizers and stagers who would like to take their business to the next level. Their webinars and workshops cover what it takes to work with these three industry experts and will also provide details on how to formulate strategic partnerships as well as the basics of working by referral ultimately giving our audience an understanding of RSM™'s methodology.

In the public arena, RSM™ educates homeowners about the advantages and opportunities of working with a team of experts when preparing their homes for sale BEFORE it goes on the market, so they can successfully market and sell their properties using this systematic method of de-cluttering, staging and listing. Using this approach allows for a quick sale, for the most amount of profit possible in the least amount of time.

ReadyStageMove™ also offers their "Words of Wisdom" covering a variety of organizing, staging ad real estate topics in their informative blog. 
Welcome Back from ReadyStageMove™  


Hope you had a wonderful, restful summer and now feel energized to "rock" your business this fall! 

September is the perfect time to help your clients by getting them to consider an estate sale -- whether it's a major decluttering, preparing a home for sale, or move. It is also the chance to prepare your business in order to land on your feet running when fall arrives. 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. 

Enjoy the cool, comfortable evenings of September and also consider attending a ReadyStageMove™ upcoming class, webinar or social event. 

"Minimalism is living with what you NEED and
what you LOVE -- that's it."
~ Simple Living 


Happy September, 

The RSM™ Team

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

"Don't Let the Name 'Estate Sale' Fool You"
by Jean Marie Herron  


Lately I'm finding myself in homes where someone has passed away and the adult children have hired me to help them figure out what to do with everything in the house. Usually the rooms are overflowing with all your typical household items and furniture and the grown children don't want much of it. When the volume is extensive, I suggest hiring an estate sale company to host a sale and what's leftover we deal with afterwards.

Unfortunately there are lots of estate sale companies that are not quite on the up and up. Please contact us directly for my preferred recommendations. In the meantime, if you should run into a home and need to clear the contents for whatever reason, here is a questionnaire and information about estate sales that I suggest reading. I've copied it here from to help you interview and navigate the process. 


I've learned that a home doesn't necessarily need to be in a high-end neighborhood for a good sale either; it just needs to have lots of things in it that people would buy right down to gift wrapping paper or even saran wrap. It really is amazing what sells. Don't let the name, "estate", fool you. Whether the home is worth $100,000 or $1,000,000 -- it doesn't matter.

  1. Learn About Estate Sales
    This will enable you to ask specific questions about the process to the companies.
  2. Interview More Than Two (RSM™ actually suggests 3)

    Look over the complete list of companies in your area. Call as many as possible for information about the services they offer.
  3. What Do They Charge?
    Don't let the percentage charged be the only criteria when choosing a company. A lower percentage does not necessarily mean you will make more money. For example, if a company with more experience knows that you have a collection worth a lot of money, they could possibly make you more money even while charging a higher percentage.
  4. Interview In Person
    Once you have narrowed it down to a few companies ask them to come and meet with you. They will want to see what you want liquidated.
  5. Do NOT Throw Anything Away
    Do not throw anything away before meeting with the companies. Every company will tell you this and there is a reason. That "pile of junk" or "that trash" might be worth big money. Seriously...don't throw anything away until you have an expert look at it.
Did you Know? 
It is much easier to have an "estate sale" AFTER you move -- this way everything you don't want to sell has already left your home with you. This makes organizing the sale less complicated and less labor-intensive. 

Visit POSSE Partners LLC for more information on helping you organize and prepare for your estate sale. 


Here is where RSM™ will be next . . .   

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (MARCPO)
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Bethesda, MD

Register:  MARCPO


"Rev Up Your Revenue!"

Northeast Regional of Professional Organizers (NERCPO)
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Stamford, CT

For more information contact Susan O'Connell @


"Increase Your Income by Including . . . a Home Staging Specialist!"

ReadyStageMove™ will be a featured speaker at each of these conferences. They will cover ways in which a professional organizer can increase their company's bottom line by developing a synergetic and strategic partnership with a home staging specialist. 

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