This is my second home staging job posting in as many days. The last project was in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas.
Today, I have a Home Staging Job in Long Island. It’s a For Sale by Owner opportunity in Suffolk County, New York.
If you’re in the Long Island real estate market area, you might be interested in helping the doctor who owns the house and is selling it on his own.
I’ve spoken about For Sale by Owner (FSBO) opportunities for home stagers in the past. One of the downsides of chasing FSBOs is that often they don’t want to spend any money (that’s why they didn’t hire a real estate agent).
However in this case, the owner/seller has reached out to me because he knows he needs home staging advice. After looking at the brochure he put together for the sale of his home, I agree!
The above living room photo is only one of many he included in his brochure and his online listing. It’s not a bad room, but how many home staging mistakes can you spot?
I don’t blame him, he’s a doctor. I’m sure I couldn’t do what he does for a living, and he should leave the home staging who people who have an eye for it 🙂
It’s a spacious home with a lovely inground pool and a great property for a family with kids. They even have a sports court set up for tennis, badminton and volley ball!
Listed for $699,000, in an area where the average listing price is only $445,322, this 6-bedroom house needs to really stand out.
Especially online, since it isn’t being handled by a real estate agent. I’m also thinking that if the owner is a doctor, how much time does he really have for real estate marketing?
His listing photos need help, as does every room in the 6,000 square foot home, from what I’ve seen.
It will be easy to provide home staging advice to this seller because he’s very open to it.
The house is currently furnished, so you will work with what the client already has, arranging it in new and better ways.
If it were me doing the home staging consultation, I’d choose new paint colors for several rooms, recommend decluttering, rearrange the furniture, and choose new accessories.
Did you know that you don’t need to have your own accessories to be a home stager? If you follow the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Model I teach in my training program, you can charge a client to go shopping for them.
As part of my service, I’d also include providing new photos for his real estate listing. Again, you can charge extra for that.
I have no idea how long this home has already been on the real estate market without a sale. This home staging job will make an awesome addition to your home staging portfolio and could be a terrific transformation story to share with future clients, especially in this high income area.
Home Staging Job Long Island — How to Apply
Apply for this Long Island home staging job couldn’t be easier. Simply complete the form at the Staging Diva Home Staging Project Referral Service. Please include “FSBO Home Staging Job Long Island” as the project location in the first line of the form.
This home staging job in Long Island will be referred first to members of the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers for free. In other words, there will be no referral fee for Directory members even though we’re playing “match maker” for you.
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 $125 referral fee, which you can build into your home staging consultation fees. It’s entirely up to you.
Remember this is a one-time fee (only if you get paid work from this house seller). If you receive future home staging projects from her, or she refers you to friends or her real estate agent, there is no additional fee.
In other words, you have nothing to lose applying for this position if you’re in the Long Island or Suffolk County area, and everything to gain!
Please note, if you do not follow the instructions to apply for this home staging job, you will not be considered.
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