You receive a phone call from someone interested in obtaining your home staging services. They’ve seen your portfolio of before and after photos after you were referred to them by their real estate agent. Your initial home staging consultation with them goes very well and they decide they want you to stage their home.
Staging day comes and it ends up taking you an entire weekend to implement everything in your home staging plan. The home has been painted and new furniture, bedding, drapery and accessories have been brought in. You’ve removed all family photos and hung beautiful, neutral artwork.
The finished product is an absolute transformation and you’re thrilled with how it turned out.
However, when your clients see what you’ve done they’re devastated. They hate the paint colors, don’t understand why their family photos were taken down and feel insulted that their furniture has been replaced. They refuse to believe that these changes could help sell their home. The real estate agent who referred you thinks the house looks good, but feels you should make changes according to the clients’ wishes.
I’ll post an article soon explaining what I would do in this scenario, but first I want to know how you’d handle this. Please answer what you would do by leaving a comment below.
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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