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Saving Your Clients Money- Today's Mantra
Everywhere you look, everything is a "deal". Markdowns, new lower prices, economy models, coupons, discounts, bargains, recession offers! We're all in this mess together I suppose. And we all want to survive. As a stager, I do not plan to reduce my fee. I am a successful professional and worth every penny...my clients tell me that.
I'm not cutting my fees, so how can I participate in all this deal making?
So how do I help my clients without reducing my fee? I have found several ways. I used them before the recession and I will continue. It's just smart business.
When I get a new staging client, I immediately sign them up for Lowe's Realtor Benefits 10% off coupon, which can be delivered right to their email inbox. Everyone will need something from Lowe's if they're selling a house. If you are not a Realtor, have their agent sign them up. It's free. Develop relationships with good vendors for cleaning, pressure washing, electrical, plumbing, flooring, repair, etc. Get these vendors to offer a discount to your clients. Clean instead of replace. I have clients who are convinced that they "have to" replace the carpet. In reality, it may just need ... more
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