You’ve been looking forward to this home staging consultation for a week. When the home sellers first contacted you about decorating their home to sell, you learned it would be very extensive home staging project.
Your new clients want to sell a vacant, 2400 square foot home in a great neighborhood. You’ll need to bring in new furniture, draperies, art and accessories, arrange to have it painted, landscaped – the whole works. You know the project will be worth thousands of dollars, and you’re confident when you’re through with it, it will sell quickly and give you a great case study, or home staging success story as I like to call them, to use in your future marketing efforts.
While you’re sitting down with the sellers at your home staging consultation going through all your recommendations, you’re envisioning how powerful your before and after photos of this property will be, and what a great addition this project will be to your home staging portfolio.
The homeowners are extremely receptive to your ideas and they want to continue working with you. But, they aren’t prepared to pay for your services until their home sells.
What do you do?
Please comment below with your answer and I’ll do a follow up post soon on what I would do as a home stager in this situation.
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 Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love.
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