Has any other stagers out there ever felt like their a home stager / counseller?
I recently did a few consultations for different clients and felt like I was not only a home stager but a counseller as well. Going through their homes in such detail (opening closets and cupboards etc.) and getting to know them on a personal level creates a bond. It also I find causes people to tell me things that are very personal and sometimes discussions ensue about issues in life....
People tend to open up about their personal lives and I've had a few people cry (not over anything I've done) and alot laugh - I never know what to expect.
I forget sometimes how emotional it is for some people. It's always good to remeber and be aware of the clients situation. Whether it be move to a bigger home, moving because they can't afford the present one, or anything else. I always stay positive and point out the new and exciting things to come in their new home.
It's sometimes listening to the clients and helping them let go of their current home and reminding them that a new home is right around the corner.
It's a job that is very personal and I think if you look beyond the "job" and really pay attention to the client's situation you can offer advice and hopefully help them make the emotional move as well as the physical one.
Your comments are welcomed and I look forward to hearing your stories.