Home staging expert home how to save money fast for a car staging blog

I started in march of 2006. I was laid off from a job that I really how to save money fast for a car did not like so much and went to the unemployment how to save money fast for a car office, and they asked what I loved doing and I said how to save money fast for a car decorating and restyling homes. They sent me to their SEA program (self employment business program) and I went to learn how to run a business. All of my family and friends advised me that I how to save money fast for a car should start staging homes professionally because it was something I how to save money fast for a car was already doing for my family and friends for 30 how to save money fast for a car years (for free). I took my staging course with lori matzke ( home staging expert® certification workshop) and within 2 weeks had my first job and have how to save money fast for a car never stopped working since.

I love helping people sell their homes! I love that every day you meet someone new and how to save money fast for a car the job never gets boring. I love the choosing and designing of builder’s model homes. I love that I get to shop and spend other how to save money fast for a car people’s money! What I mean by that is that every house may how to save money fast for a car need something new and we do get paid for our how to save money fast for a car work and inventory. What I like the least is the consultations. I find them boring and to me, redundant. I want to do the staging, and frequently start flipping the furniture around for them during how to save money fast for a car the consult! I also stopped doing realtor presentations as I found them how to save money fast for a car to be not very productive and it took time away how to save money fast for a car from my staging jobs.

When I started, no one knew what staging even was. I was one of just three home staging companies in how to save money fast for a car the entire state of new jersey! Today, every T.V. Show and every household talks about staging! Sellers interview realtors and base their decision on whether they how to save money fast for a car work with a home stager or not. Right now, there are too many stagers out there competing and trying how to save money fast for a car to undercut each other. This is not a good practice for the industry. When I started my business, other stagers throughout the country would chat with each other how to save money fast for a car and help each other out. Today, they are not as willing to share information as we how to save money fast for a car did many years ago. I cannot imagine where I would be today without some how to save money fast for a car of my fellow stagers from 2006-2009! We would collaborate on marketing materials and share a lot how to save money fast for a car of helpful tidbits. No one does that anymore.

YES! We are known for our ‘2-HOUR MINI-REDESIGN’…this is a service we provide to our REA’s. We show up, sight unseen, and totally transform the house using only what the clients how to save money fast for a car already own. We do several of these a week and it is how to save money fast for a car amazing how creative we have to get, but we always leave totally stunned by how beautiful the how to save money fast for a car house turned out! Personally, if I had my choice, I do love staging vacant homes and this year, we’ve had more vacant stagings than we’ve had in the past 13!

That anyone can do it! People think that just by watching HGTV, they are now a stager. I actually get upset when I see a homeowner decluttering how to save money fast for a car their home, then place a bowl of lemons on the table and how to save money fast for a car call it staging. UGH! Some people have no clue the amount of time and how to save money fast for a car energy it takes to properly stage a home for market. It is all about highlighting the selling features and downplaying how to save money fast for a car the negative features. Putting a bowl of lemons on the table will not how to save money fast for a car sell your house! Staging your home with the correct furniture placement, proper decluttering and accessorizing will enhance the space, and with a professional, experienced home stager, the house will sell quickly for more money.

Be prepared for a lot of work! Develop a good business model and be true to yourself. Try not to copy others, it will only frustrate you. Work with a (furniture) rental company in the beginning and try not to get how to save money fast for a car into debt buying too many large pieces of inventory. When I started out, as I would get a vacant listing, I would specifically shop for that home. I eventually built quite a nice accessory inventory to cover how to save money fast for a car each style, color, and theme. And finally and perhaps most importantly, ANSWER YOUR PHONE WHEN IT RINGS! If you don’t, they will just call another stager!

Being a home stager is a rewarding but challenging business. This might sound strange, but if you are only in it for the money, it will not work for you. You must be in this business because you have a how to save money fast for a car heart to help people. You will hear all sorts of sad stories with each how to save money fast for a car household you enter. Be prepared to be kind, generous, and loving. Take one day at a time and before you know how to save money fast for a car it, you will be exactly where you want to be…running your own successful business! I remember when I first took my course with lori, she said she did 4 consults a day. I remember turning to one of the other students and how to save money fast for a car saying, “that is crazy! That means you could be making up to $1000.00 a day!” well, here I am, doing up to 4 consults or 2 hands-on stagings a day. In time and with the right attitude, you will be successful.

RELATED_POSTS