Many home stagers worry that they’ll forget some of the details they need to cover with a homeowner or real estate agent during a home staging consultation. Or they aren’t sure how to best organize the meeting, what to bring and how to best present their ideas in a way that won’t offend their clients.
After all, we’re going into someone’s home with the express purpose of changing it before they list the house for sale. That can raise some sensitive issues that need to be handled diplomatically.
I created the “Staging Diva Home Staging Consultation Checklist With Room-by-Room Client Planning Forms” to give stagers a tool to make home staging consultations easier, less stressful and more profitable.
This tool is really two products in one.
The first part guides you through how I do a home staging consultation based on the hundreds of homes I’ve staged over the last five years. I take you through:
- what you should consider before the meeting
- what you should bring with you
- how to start the consultation
- the process I use as I go through a client’s home
- how to end the meeting
In the second part of this new tool, the Room-by-Room Client Planning Forms, I give you exactly that. I’ve set it up so all you have to do is put your own logo and contact information on the cover of the planning forms section and then photocopy the rest.
I’ve given you forms/checklists to fill out for every room in the house! There are different pages for the:
- living room
- dining room
- master bedroom
- 3 additional bedrooms
- powder room
- 3 bathrooms
- play room
- home office
- family room
- front porch
- overall home
- suggestions for showings
You can fill these Room-by-Room Client Planning Forms out yourself or let your client do it as you go room by room during your home staging consultation. Another way to use the forms is to just have your own copy that you refer to as you go along helping you stay organized and making sure you don’t miss anything you should be discussing in a particular room.
If you or your client fills out the forms as you go through the home, you’ll have a professional looking and complete document to leave with the homeowner at the end of your meeting. This puts an end to the time wasting and unprofitable task of typing up a report of your recommendations after the fact. Besides, anyone with a non-selling home already on the market, or anyone about to list with lots to do to get ready, doesn’t want to wait the day or two it would take to get your report. They want immediate solutions and this tool allows you to meet this need.
And no more worrying that you’ll forget some of the details as you go through a house. It’s all laid out for you step-by-step, all you have to do is fill in the blanks!
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Internationally recognized home staging expert Debra Gould is president of Six Elements and creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program with 700+ Graduates worldwide. She is the author of “Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide: The Easy Way to Pick Colors for Home Staging Projects”, and “Staging Diva Ultimate Guide: Creating The Perfect Portfolio to Sell Your Home Staging Services”.
Debra also offers a Directory of Home Stagers to help homeowners and real estate agents locate home stagers who will decorate homes to sell quickly and for top dollar.
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