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FIND A NEED AND FILL IT - 05/18/07 06:12 AM
In the focus on the idea that our markets are saturated with Stagers - consider this: Staging is not limited to just Staging houses for sale. When supply and demand are talked about, what we tend to focus on is the issue of house sales. What about all the other avenues of business I hear about that Stagers all over are pursuing successfully? Staging for LivingEvent StagingPersonal Shopping & Resourcing ServicesStaging for WorkCommercial Building StagingCollege Dorm StagingStore Window StagingDisplay StagingStaging to RentHoliday StagingNew Homeowner Move-inAnd the list could go on . . . but I think we all get the point. None (26 comments)
UGLY HOUSE CONTEST - ENTER AND WIN! - 05/18/07 01:27 AM
Happy Friday! I was thinking we needed to have some fun on the site this week, I thought about having an UGLY HOUSE CONTEST. You know - we've all seen them. The colors that scream out at you while you are still blocks away! The eyesores in the front yard. The lack of curb appeal. I know they are out there in every city - and so do your best to share the best of the worst - just for fun!! If you have a great "Before/After" set - I'd love to see them! Nothing tells it better than the eye (30 comments)
TRAINING FILLS DEMAND AND SUPPLIES THE TALENT - 05/16/07 03:52 PM
I felt this topic deserved a blog of its own . . . Training works in whatever forum you prefer. The APPLICATION of that knowledge has to be done in order for Success to come! Training Companies help fill a need - a DEMAND for this service in a market. They do not create the demand but they help SUPPLY those that are needed. I have to agree 100% with Lori who posted on Craig's blog on training or lack-thereof being the reason Stagers don't succeed. I thank her for putting it out there with so clearly. When considering this topic - have you actually attended (4 comments)
HOW DO YOU MARKET WHEN YOU ARE NOT MARKETING? - 05/07/07 10:26 PM
Where was the last person that asked you "What is Home Staging?" I am STILL blown away that I get that question after years of Staging and the exposure we have seen in all sorts of media. My first response when I get that question is to ask "Have you been living under a rock?"... but instead I share all about Staging. The last few days here are the last places I was queried... At the gas station pumping gas - an older man came around my car that has signs on it and he startled me when he asked me (4 comments)
GOOD NEGOTIATIONS ARE THE KEY - 05/07/07 09:00 PM
How good are you at Negotiating? When a client says "no" do we walk away or do we go for round 2? Giving options for our Staging services helps in this process and learning how to keep the door open are key. When a client is interested in Staging the battle is half won. Getting us to meet on price and terms then becomes the key. How far do you go to re-work a proposal or adjust pricing? My motto is "I'd rather have a job than no income" but I also know my walk-away point. When the "champagne taste on (0 comments)
STAGING FEATURED IN "PARADE" SECTION OF MOST MAJOR PAPERS! - 05/06/07 02:40 PM
The Sunday Paper for most large papers has a "PARADE" section - and today's was all about "Where America Lives." Not only do they give statistics for median priced homes in the country, but they share what our dollars can afford city by city. Pretty interesting to see how far our dollars go city by city. Then they have an article on "How to Make your Home Sell Faster" - that is all about Staging! A good synopsis of what sellers need to do - and yet no mention of hiring out for help. Assuming all homeowners are skilled enough and (8 comments)
Get off the Roller-Coaster! - 05/01/07 10:49 AM
I love Roller Coasters - I love that climb to the top with the anticipation of the big drop in my stomach when we speed down a hill. I challenge myself to hold my hands-up in the air - screaming like a kid! We took our kids to Sea World over spring break and rode this Atlantis ride no less than 7 times - a combo roller coaster/water ride. We even got my in-laws who are in their 70's to take a turn on the coaster. It was great fun - and our kids were thrilled! Roller coasters at theme parks (7 comments)
Keep Things Simple by Focusing on the Basics - 05/01/07 01:09 AM
Basic Training - instilling the simple and basic foundation for success - is something we all need to go back to from time to time. I just completed another Staging class and had a Stager that had been trained a while ago that was really struggling with what to do next. She was stumped on the whole business building side of Staging. She had all the information on what to do - just could not connect the dots. The Creative Side - she has it figured out - that's sometimes the easy part for us! Most of us - we have (7 comments)
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