Congratulations Tia, you’ve won my Twitter contest! Last night I sent a message to Tia letter her know that she had won, and of course I sent it through my Twitter account. Tia’s response: “WOW – thanks Barb! I am so excited about this. I never win anything. I love the Staging business.” Anyone who signed up to follow my Twitter updates by Friday, July 31, 2009, had a chance to win my most recent book Staging To Sell: The Secret To Selling Homes In A Down Market. Since the day we announced the contest in June, 238 followers receive regular updates through my Twitter account at www.twitter.com/barbstagedhomes. In the book I describe how everyone involved in the selling process, especially in this weakened housing market, must increase their efforts. In order to sell homes at top dollar, houses must be “prepared for sales.” That’s where Staging comes in. The real estate mantra is no longer location, location, location. It is now Staging, Staging, Staging! It’s all about presentation. When you read the book you’ll learn about my winning tactics, secrets, and strategies for selling a home at top dollar during these challenging times. If you didn’t win but would like to read my book, please click here. Congratulations Tia! Barb Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging and CEO of Stagedhomes.com.