National Career Options Week is April 7-14, 2008; Professional Stager Promotes Home Staging & Redesign as Hot New Careers

Denver, CO, April 02, 2008 --( Does your current job make you want to throw in the towel, or at least call in sick? Interior Arrangements encourages those interesting in investigating a new career to use National Explore Your Career Options Week (April 7-14, 2008) as the perfect opportunity to explore what Entrepreneur Start Up Magazine called one of the hottest new careers in recent years: home staging and interior redesign.

“Anyone searching to find their passionate purpose in life, who has an interest in and love of home decorating, who enjoys diversity and using their creative skills, will love this career. What could be more fulfilling than earning a living doing what you love?” says Sandy Dixon, owner of Evergreen, Colorado-based Interior Arrangements, Inc., one of the country’s leading redesign and real estate staging training companies. Interior Arrangements has classes beginning in April that allow individuals to explore staging and interior redesign as a career.

Dixon is also Executive Director of Interior Redesign Industry Specialists, an international organization of professional redesigners and stagers

Home staging and interior redesign involves a unique “use what you own” decorating technique that attracts entrepreneurs who want a dynamic and creative business that can be done part-time, full-time or added to an existing business. And while it’s considered an artistic career, home staging and redesign don’t require any specific training or skill set as a prerequisite to training. Professional organizers, real estate agents, and property managers often add home staging and redesign to their existing careers as a perfect complement to their menu of services. Those looking for an active, part-time career also find that home staging and redesign allow them to work flexible schedules and earn a comfortable salary.

What is Home Staging?
With real estate markets suffering across the country, home staging has become the secret weapon of real estate agents and savvy sellers because the ultimate goal is getting the house sold at the best possible price in the least amount of time. Prospective buyers only know what they see, not how a property could be - which makes staging or ‘setting the scene’ even more critical when marketing properties. They want to imagine themselves living in the house, to clearly see the house and its features and not be overwhelmed or distracted by the current homeowners possessions.

“People are still buying and selling homes and home staging can preserve a seller’s equity, so they need stagers more than ever. Staging helps a home stand out from others in the same price range,” says Dixon. According to the Wall Street Journal, staging can even increase the selling price of a home.

What is Interior Redesign?
Interior redesign or staging to stay, also has great appeal for homeowners who aren’t selling their homes, but want a fresh new look that doesn’t cost a lot. With interior redesign, the results always match your personal style and preferences, because the process is about placing what’s already there and is done in a day or less.

“Redesign isn’t remodeling. It’s a fast, simple way to give your home or office an inviting new look and enhanced functionality by using the furniture and decorative objects you already own, and that’s why it has such a strong appeal,” concludes Dixon.

Who is Sandy Dixon?
Sandy Dixon is a rapport-building expert who is globally recognized in the interior re-design, real estate staging and organizing industries as the only redesign and staging instructor, author and professional speaker who specializes in teaching people worldwide how to use ‘authentic’ branding to dramatically increase their sales and profits.

Dixon’s company, Interior Arrangements, Inc. offers 1,3- and 5-day redesign and staging certification workshops, as well as tele-classes and webinars for those interested in the field of interior redesign and/or real estate staging.

For information or interviews, contact Sandy Dixon at 303-674-8667 or go to Visit the Interior Redesign (and Staging) Industry Specialists at

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