Home staging combines the popular topic of decorating/design, with the even sexier topic of making money in real estate. In other words, it’s HOT!
Don’t just take my word for it, Entrepreneur Magazine identified home staging as one of the hottest growth businesses, and the Staging Diva Program is the only home staging business opportunity they’ve recognized in their two 2006 guides to business startups.
How do you use being in a hot business to your advantage?
If you’re a new (or even established) home stager, you can use being in a hot profession to grab the limelight and stand out from the crowd at your next networking event (or almost any other gathering you happen to find yourself at.
Here’s the scenario. You’re standing in a group of 6 people, it’s a networking event so everyone is there hoping to meet potential clients. Everyone else is either an accountant, realtor, massage therapist, financial planner, lawyer… Then you say, “I decorate houses to sell for more money than their owners ever thought was possible!” Who do you think everyone wants to hear more about?
And, if you’re at an event with people of the right age, education and income bracket, most of them will be homeowners and/or real estate agents. Even if they aren’t moving now, they probably know someone else who is thinking of selling their house (or has a non-selling house that’s been languishing on the market). In other words, they know people who may need your help right now.
Wherever you go, remember to:
- dress professionally
- take your business cards
- have a well-rehearsed “infomercial” that you’ve memorized.
We discuss how to leverage your time at networking events in course 4 of the Staging Diva Training Program “Staging Diva Sales & Marketing Secrets to Boost Your Home Staging Business” and you’ll also learn how going to events is one of the important survival strategies for being your own boss in course 1, “Cashing In Decorating Homes to Sell.”
Discover the ONLY Home Staging Business Training Program taught by a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully grown her own home staging business (not as a side-line to selling real estate) — The Staging Diva Training Program. With an MBA in marketing and hundreds of home staging clients, internationally recognized home staging expert Debra Gould, The Staging Diva, is uniquely qualified to train others how to start and grow a profitable home staging business.
You can become a Staging Diva Graduate with 10 hours of training by phone with Debra Gould from home, or you can do the entire program by listening to recordings which are emailed to you immediately after you register.