A homeowner calls you and asks if you’ll stage her home. It’s a sweet lady, a widow of five years, and she’s finally ready to move into a seniors community from the home she and her husband built together 50 years ago.
You make a connection with the woman on the phone and agree to go to her home to conduct a home staging consultation.
When you arrive, you smell fresh coffee and oatmeal cookies which she has prepared for your visit. You smile, take off your shoes and look around. There are shelves of decorative plates and knick knacks on every wall and where there are no ceramic puppies or kittens there are family photos from the past five decades. The furniture is straight out of 1978 and is covered in cat fur.
Do you turn around and run or start making demands of this woman who you could tell on the phone is grieving the process of parting with her beloved home?
I’ll tell you what I would do in this situation in a future post but first I would like to hear what you would do.
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Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Debra Gould knows how to make money as a home stager and she developed the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love.
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