The launch for our Jacksonville Home Staging Company, Rave ReViews, is in full force. Since my last update, just about two weeks ago, I’ve set up an agent meeting and lunch & learn at Watson Realty, the largest real estate company in our area. I have also registered for Real Estate School, which begins on Monday.
Why real estate school when I’m a home stager? It makes sense to have your license for several reasons. The first is because you have access to MLS and a lockbox key. This means that you can provide seamless service for your agent clients, without waiting for them to let you in and out of properties. It also means that you have access to statistics – a tremendous part of showing how we help Realtors and home sellers beat market stats. The second is REFERRAL FEES! That’s right. Often home owners contact us before they choose their agents. When you are a licensed agent, you earn referral fees for sending business to them. And finally, you should know the language and business of real estate if you are going to be a home stager.
Now I should mention that having your license and being a home stager, you don’t want to do what we so often accuse agents of doing – being divided in your attention. Let Realtors list and sell homes. As for me, I’m a home stager. I do not sell homes, I only prepare them for sale.
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