Suzanne Manlove of Arlington Home Staging, LLC (VA) didn’t waste any time getting her home staging business off the ground. Within two months of completing the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, she earned $2,250 for her time on her first client project, and that was over and above any expenses or rental costs the client paid.
More than enough profit to pay for all Manlove’s training to become a home stager and then some.
But it didn’t stop there. Manlove was ready to roll when HGTV needed a house for the popular show My House is Worth What?
Her clients, Jennifer and Tony Klapper needed a home staging plan fast— film crews were coming in four weeks! Their five bedroom home had great new spaces after doing a significant renovation, but all of the finishing touches hadn’t happened, and several rooms were still unfurnished. And with three young children, the Klappers needed tons of help de-cluttering too.
The Klappers hired Manlove’s company Arlington Home Staging to stage their home to shine on camera. Manlove scheduled a walk through, made a priority list, and got to work getting ready for the film date.
The filming was great fun, featuring the Klappers in need of a expert opinion and appraisal. The show’s results will be kept a secret until the show’s airing this Spring.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Home Staging
Home Staging expert Debra Gould also known as The Staging Diva knows how to make money as a home stager and is determined to inspire and teach others to do the same. There are over 1000 Staging Diva Graduates who have learned to use their decorating talents and run their own home staging business in the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program.