My First Trade Show Experience! Positive Networking in Many Ways!
I received an email recently about a trade show from the Leduc Chamber of Commerce, of which I'm a member. It told me I could have a table for free should I want to participate.
Having never done a trade show, I emailed Sally Weatherley, home stager extraordinaire and asked her if she had ever done one. She sent me two photo's of her set ups and encouraged me to go for it.
They were great pix, but I had been told I had 4 feet of space and only an hour to set up...
So this is what I did with what I had. I thought I would make a display about the entrance and what impression it will make on potential buyers.
Otherwise I was just trying to cram some design into my area. I had a power point display with before and afters and candy (Sally said that would bring 'em in!)
I had a lot of positive response and was surprised at how little educating I had to do because most of the people knew what home staging was.
Then I could just have conversations about the advantages!
I also made contact with many people I can refer my clients to!
I also made a biz card draw box for $100 off a Home staging consultation, so that will be nice to give to one of the nice people I met there! There were a few people who said they were moving soon, so I stressed to them to stage it before they put it on the market so it wouldn't get a reputation before it looks great!