In a slow economy, many people are forced to relocate when they find new jobs. No one wants to have to move before they’ve sold their home, and since home staging has been shown to reduce the average number of days on the market, this makes it a very appealing service.
Many sellers who hadn’t heard about home staging or were reluctant to invest in it before listing their homes will become increasingly more open to staging services as they realize how much it’s costing them to carry two mortgages because they can’t sell.
Staging Diva Graduate Leah Fritz of Perfect Place Home Staging in Wisconsin staged a home for a couple that had already moved to a different state. Their home had been sitting on the market for 9 months but sold within weeks of Leah’s staging.
“The buyer loved my living room setup so much they asked to buy the furniture,” says Leah. “So my clients got a nice offer and a good chunk of their staging expenses back due to the sale of the furnishings! Win, Win, Win!”
I’d love to hear stories from other home stagers about how you’ve helped a family relocate fast thanks to your home staging services. Please add a comment and join in the discussion!
For more reasons home staging is popular in a poor economy, you should download the free Ask Staging Diva report: “Can I grow a home staging business in a depressed economy?” It’s jam packed with information and has been getting rave reviews from home stagers everywhere.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Debra Gould developed the Staging Diva Training Program to create opportunities for others to grow their own profitable home staging businesses. There are currently over 1000 Staging Diva Graduates around the world. Debra encourages anyone concerned about starting or growing a home staging business in today’s economy to download her free special report: “Ask Staging Diva: Can I grow a home staging business in a depressed economy?”
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