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Love this question. In my years of retail, lack of transparency in the cost structure of working with a private Decorator was the #1 complaint I heard from my clients. In creating my own business, having a simple compensation structure was a must.
There is nothing inherently wrong, or even remotely suspect about being paid by sales commissions or bonuses, but knowing they were paying a Decorators's markup, in addition to a presumably fair rate rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. It's understood no one works for free...but no one wants to feel like a chump, either.
So the answer is no. This Westchester County Interior Decorator gets paid only for time, and rentals on art, lighting, linens and other accessories we inventory. Because my position is one of advocacy, any referrals or recommendations are made solely for the client's best interest, and no bonuses, incentives, or commissions are sought, or accepted from vendors.
Many major retailers have moved to embrace outside decorators, and now have incentive/loyalty programs; vendors and trades often offer a professional discount as well. Oneof the things that makes The Refreshed Home really special, is whatever pricing discounts are extended to me get passed on directly to my clients, in the form of a lower price.
Recently I saved one client 15% off about $2500.00 worth of furniture she bought to stage her vacant condo. Instead of renting, she decidedto buy things she liked herself, for after it sold. She also got a few hundred dollars in bonus gift cards from a program they were having at the time...but she didn't get to keep the furniture-the new buyer loved it and bought it from her!
Another client had picked out a leather sofa from a major lifestyle store, it was just under $3000.00. He knew he wanted "brown", but they had lots of browns, and different types of leather. He wanted my advice on which leather, and then a paint color to go with it. We nailed it in about 30 minutes; and even after paying me, he still netted about $200.00 in savings working through me.
"Home Staging is anything that betters the market position of a property, while easing the minds of both the seller, and Realtor" ~TRH
Our spaces affect us profoundly. Whether you are buying, selling or staying-The Refreshed Home is your Westchester County Decorating, and Home Staging specialist. Bettering Westchester and lower Fairfield County CT homes since 1981, we know it's about more than a good visual.
The Refreshed Home helps you plan, and make good decisions. It's creative and quality direction for the DIYer, full service to the busy, or out of the area homeowners/landlords.
Need to sell? Have listless listings? Just ready for a change? Know that something needs to be done, but don't know where-or how-to start? Let The Refreshed Home be your partner in change. Because when your space works, so many other things fall into place!
Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!
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