Today I heard from a home staging client in Australia who needs to sell her Chicago property. She wanted me to recommend a Chicago home stager to help her. I put her in touch with Staging Diva Graduate Ranee D. Strawn of Distinctive Design.
Home Stager Toronto to Australia to Chicago
Think about this. Here I am in Toronto, finding a home stager for someone all the way across the world in Australia, to work for her in Chicago.
This is possible, and happens more often then you would imagine, because when someone somewhere in the world is looking for an expert home stager I’m easy to find. I’ve also trained over 7,000 home stagers and they’re spread all over 22 countries.
Some have chosen to join the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers. So when I send a potential home staging client to the Home Staging Directory and they type their city name, county name, state, province or even country into the “find a home stager” search box, presto, up comes all the participants’ directory pages with a full profile, contact information and portfolio of before and after photos.
One staging project from the Directory can more than pay for the entire Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program, plus a year of participating in the Directory. It’s frankly a mystery to me why more new or aspiring home stagers are reluctant to invest in something with such a quick pay-back, especially the ones who complain business is slow.
I hear from struggling home stagers all the time. They complain about a shortage of funds but don’t want to invest in my course to find out how to charge for their services or how to market themselves.
Their situation won’t change until they do something different, like learn how to actually run a home staging business. Yet they won’t take action to get out of the rut they’ve dug themselves into by not knowing how to make a living as a home stager.
Home staging is not all about design and decorating, it’s a business if you want it to actually earn money at it.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Home Staging and Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
Home Staging expert Debra Gould teaches others to use their decorating talents and run their own home staging business in the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program.