Im writing this refering to the South Florida Home Stagers situation. When I first started Staging a bit shy of 3 years ago, clients would call ask for quote and then staged with us. I have noticed that has changed drastically during the past year in my market. Now clients are getting 3-4 quotes for stagings , they take the lowest one and have another stager see it and they ask to improve it to give them the job. This has caused the staging fees to go down considerably!!! .
You know how we all google for stagers in your area to see were we come up? .... Well, I recently did that and to my surprise there are now 5 stagers I never saw before, all in my area of work. Some are accredited, others just call themselves stagers. Makes me wonder will staging become my main source of income??? . Honestly, I can tell you that I could not just depend on Stagings in my area. With the economy the way it is people are not willing to spend more than 700 dollars for the monthly rentals, and I can understand that.
I left my 25 year Executive Chef carrer almost 3 years ago to go into this Home Staging adventure, but I realized I am a chef with good taste and a great decorator. As I am returning to what I know best which is cheffing! I can only say this has been a great ride, and don't think I will not be staging in my spear time cause you'd be wrong.