Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

Outside the Frame: Lance Selgo of Unique Exposure Photography Dishes the Dirt on Shooting Real Estate

By Karen Eubank / August 19, 2013 / 21 Comments

We at CandysDirt.com talk a lot about the importance of professional real estate photography, and we show a lot of lovely photographs every day. Although we’ve been know to rock the boat when we show a home that is in less-than-stellar shape, we’re focused on showcasing Dallas homes, education, and selling real estate.

Recently The National Association of Realtors and Google collaborated on a report called Digital House Hunt that offers some impressive statistics that confirm what we’ve always thought: Professional photography is an essential part of the marketing package.

The report reveals that today’s home shopper is totally “plugged in” with 90 percent searching online and 89 percent using a mobile search engine. Google reports that real estate searches have grown 253 percent in four years. So what are they seeing in those searches? Photographs of course. Those photographs are what make a potential buyer want to see the house. So we asked four of our Dallas real estate photographers to give us some of their insights.

The first photographer in our four-part series is Lance Selgo of Unique Exposure Photography. Check out what he has to say after the jump!

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Reboot Recap: Inman News Marketing Strategies Help Realtors Avoid Being "Secret Agents"

By Karen Eubank / July 16, 2013 / 12 Comments

Agent Reboot was a blast as usual. The Inman social media gurus gave us so much information my head was spinning. Good thing I took notes for ya’ll! Inman, of course, is the industry’s leading source of national real estate news.

Agent Reboot is their traveling information “show.” Basically they educate industry professionals about the latest tools and resources that will help them to create a better marketing platform and increase brand awareness.

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While Some Tips Are Worth Your Time, Better to Hire a Stager Instead of Following NAR’s Staging Field Guide

By Karen Eubank / July 9, 2013 / 34 Comments

The National Association of Realtors’ Field Guide To Preparing & Staging a House for Sale hit our inbox last week. It’s a compilation of staging tips and information gathered over the course of the past two years. There’s some great information and some ridiculous information. So let me break it down for you. Probably the […]

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Dallas Real Estate News: British Production Company is Searching for America's Most Extreme Homes

By Karen Eubank / June 17, 2013 / 3 Comments

Pioneer Productions, a British TV company, is headed to Texas  in July and they’re on the hunt. Their new series is about extreme homes. That means unusual and unique, not just glamorous! Think Steel House in Lubbock. They’ve shot that one already, but it’s just the sort of thing they’re looking for. We’ve already told […]

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Dallas Real Estate News: British Production Company is Searching for America’s Most Extreme Homes

By Karen Eubank / June 17, 2013 / 6 Comments

Pioneer Productions, a British TV company, is headed to Texas  in July and they’re on the hunt. Their new series is about extreme homes. That means unusual and unique, not just glamorous! Think Steel House in Lubbock. They’ve shot that one already, but it’s just the sort of thing they’re looking for. We’ve already told […]

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Keller Williams Realtor Britt Lopez Puts Out 'Fires' With as Much Style as Any 'City Girl,'

By Karen Eubank / January 22, 2013 / 8 Comments

Britt Lopez has been blazing real estate trails in in East Dallas since 2002. She’s been involved in everything from the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and the Hollywood Heights Home Tour committee to the Lakewood Service League. She seamlessly juggles her red hot real estate business with four kids in four different schools and knows […]

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