Last month I kept finding myself in houses where a particularly good stager had left his/her mark. This isn't too surprising considering the type and volume of shoots I typically handle.
I thought to myself; "I'm going to get in touch with this person, I could use a good stager to recommend!". It's become much more common lately that people get in touch with me, looking for a stager or similar resource.
I call the number on the stagers card (which is quite plain, more on that in a second). I get ahold of them and tell them I want to refer them / help grow their business! I ask them for a link to their site or any marketing materials so I can share that info with my sphere whenever the need arises.
That's when they let me know they don't have a website.
By the Way, they also don't have any marketing materials.
Prices? Oh, we don't have a list of those either.
Are you serious?
Ok, ok. What can we do here...
I offered to make them a website...for free!
(which btw was basically crazy...because I have zero free time these days) But heck, sometimes you just need to help the other person out. :)
I asked them to follow up with me when I had more of a break in my schedule...they seemed excited.
They never called me back. Really.
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I would still really like to be able to be able to suggest a few different stagers when the need arises.
Anyone local care to connect? :)