I get tons of home staging jobs I can’t possibly do on my own because I’m too booked up with existing home staging clients and teaching and coaching the Staging Diva community. I was sad to turn down this home staging job for a $1.4 million Georgian Bay cottage. It includes picking all the colors and finishes during renovations, plus complete home staging. I’m happy to refer it to a Staging Diva Graduate and my client is waiting to hear from the right person.
This home seller is looking for a professional home stager for a 70-year old cottage in Pointe au Baril, just north of Parry Sound. It’s already furnished but it’s currently undergoing major renovations, with structural changes being made under the direction of an architect.
The client, and her contractor husband, have budgeted $100,000 for renovations, finishes and home staging!
They want someone to help them decorate the interior with a “crisp nautical theme,” including: linens for 7 beds; faucets, sinks, toilets and shower units for 2 bathrooms; light fixtures, and any other necessities you might suggest. You’ll be working with a combination of existing furniture and items you want to add.
This is a major staging job to transform an old cottage purchased for $900,000 into a high-end vacation retreat that will be going on the market in March for $1,400,000.
Imagine all the great shots you’ll get to add to your home staging portfolio! You’ll have dramatic transformations to showcase when you show before photos of the home under renovation and/or once the empty rooms are complete. You can choose colors and all the furniture and accessories for your after shots.
Documenting the transformation of this old cottage into a $1.4 million dream vacation retreat will also give you tons of content for your:
- home staging blog
- home staging newsletter
- Facebook Business Page
Please note this home staging project is only available for Graduates of the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program. You don’t have to actually live in the cottage community of Pointe au Baril or Parry Sound of course, but make sure it’s a comfortable commuting distance for you (or build travel time and expenses into what you charge your client).
This cottage is on it’s own island on Georgian Bay, so it’s not a property that you’ll be able to drop by anytime. Personally, I’d plan on being there 3 times in total if you follow the formula I teach in Course 3 of the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program.
It’s easy for you to apply for this home staging job. All you need to do is complete the form at the Staging Diva Home Staging Project Referral Service. Please be sure to include “Georgian Bay Staging Job” as the project location in the first line of the form.
This home staging job will be referred first to members of the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers at no charge.
If there’s not a Directory member available for this project, it will be open to any Staging Diva Graduate with a professional Internet presence. (It’s difficult to convince a client to hire you if they can’t review your staging portfolio, after all!)
If you get any paid work through this referral (and you’re not already a Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers member), there will be a $250 referral fee, which you can build into your staging consultation fees. It’s entirely up to you. Remember you’ll be making money on this project from not only your consulting, shopping and travel time, plus you can make a commission on any accessories they buy if you follow the advice I give you in Course 5 of the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program!
Because of all the traffic generated by my many home staging websites, I get lots of leads on staging jobs from all over the United States and Canada, and as far away as England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Africa and Israel! I will only refer them to Graduates.
I generate tons of traffic for anyone listed on the Directory. Just one good project would more than pay for your entire training program plus building and hosting your web page on the high-traffic Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers for an entire year! When clients find you from your listing in the Staging Diva Directory, I do not charge you a referral fee.
Debra Gould is an internationally recognized home staging expert that is frequently profiled in the media in the US, Canada and Australia. Debra Gould developed The Staging Diva Program to create opportunities for others to grow their own money-making home staging businesses.
This one project is the perfect example of why your company should be listed in the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers. We build your page and all the code to help search engines find you and it only takes 7 days from when you provide your materials!
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