Browsing for magazines to read over the holidays, I discovered that The Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program made Entrepreneur’s Fall 2006/Winter 2007 Business Start Ups Guide.
It’s the third time Staging Diva has made one of their Start Up Guides this year. Staging Diva is the ONLY Home Staging Business Opportunity Entrepreneur Magazine recognized this year, and they also identified home staging as one of the hottest growth businesses for 2006.
Given the continued melt down in US real estate (Canada experienced what they’re calling a “soft landing” in 2006), the demand for home staging services will continue to rise in 2007 making this an excellent time to learn how to start and grow a staging business.
After all, when there are a dozen other similar houses in your neighborhood for sale and prices are falling, what other strategy can a homeowner use to protect their most important financial investment when it’s time to sell?
Home staging makes a tremendous difference in how fast a home sells and for how much because it’s human nature to be attracted to something that looks better! That’s why we dress up when we go on a date, why we detail a car before we sell it… how silly to imagine you can take a cluttered, badly decorated home in need of obvious repair and expect top dollar!