A home staging career can make sense at almost any age. Home staging does not have to be a very physically demanding career.
Yes you need to be mobile enough to go up and down stairs, hang a picture or shower curtain and move small accessories like pillows, vases, lamps, etc.
With a home staging career, you don’t need to lift heavy objects, or paint, or clean your clients’ homes.
In fact, if you’re doing those things, stop right now!
Your time and expertise as a home stager are too valuable for physical labor. That is best left to others, who specialize in those things and can’t charge the high fees you can.
It makes me crazy to see some home staging training companies selling cleaning supplies!
As if a home stager is a glorified cleaning person. Believe me, if I were cleaning my client’s homes I’d sure get an ear-full from my mother. I can hear her now…. “my daughter the MBA cleaning someone’s toilet!”
Not that there’s anything wrong with being a cleaner if that’s your chosen work.
But if you’re a professional home stager, your clients should be hiring you for your expertise in decorating a house to sell quickly and for top dollar; they should not be expecting you to polish their floors!
By the way, you can earn commissions on all the services you recommend others for. Cleaning, painting, storage, repairs, furniture rentals, etc. I explain exactly how to do that in Courses 1 and 5 of the Staging Diva Program.
Which gets us back to the age question.
Staging Diva Graduates range in age from their late 20s through their 60s. At least a half dozen were in their 70s when they first became home stagers. For example, Jean Smith and Kay Keeton.
My home staging students come from all kinds of previous careers and walks of life.
Some are retired. Others have sent their kids off to school and decided it’s time for them to do something they feel passionate about.
Others are just plain burned out from their previous careers in nursing, insurance, sales, etc.
Don’t let a fear that you’re too old stop you from pursuing a home staging career.
As long as you have a natural talent for how things should be arranged in a room and you are interested in, and understand real estate, you can make home staging a very lucrative and creatively satisfying business.
I provide a complete roadmap to follow so you’ll learn how to take that talent and earn a living from it. Why not bring potentially considerable extra money into your retirement years?
Considering our life expectancy is now well into the 80s, you’re never too old to try something new, if you start now!