One of the most common questions for existing home stagers is whether or not a home staging class really helps you to become a successful stager. It is difficult to answer because no home staging class can do the work, but the right one can teach you where to begin and what to put your time, energy, and resources to make the most of what you have.
Will home staging classes teach you about business or decorating
Staging and Redesign’s home staging classes teach both business and decorating. I don’t think you can run a successful home staging business without understanding both. I will say that we focus more attention on business because we tend to feel that most people who decide to break into the business feel that they are already good decorators. Now they want to figure out how to put that skill to work to earn an income.
If a course is focused solely or even primarily on decorating, then it might be a really fun class, but it’s unlikely to translate into a viable business. Part of any good home staging class should provide information on billing, contracts, how to determine your rates, what to charge for inventory rental (or whether having inventory is even a good idea for you). You should also fully understand how to talk to agents, how to talk to customers, how to brand and market your business, and how to use past business to create future business.
Our home staging classes combine business and decor
Here is what Staging and Redesign’s 13 module online home staging class will cover:
- MODULE 1: STAGING FACTS, FICTION & FUNDAMENTALS
- MODULE 2: TYPES OF CONSULTATIONS, JOBS & REVENUE STREAMS
- MODULE 3: DESIGN PRINCIPLE & PRACTICE
- MODULE 4: SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS & GETTING STARTED
- MODULE 5: UNDERSTANDING DEMOGRAPHICS
- MODULE 6: TALKING THE TALK- UNDERSTANDING REAL ESTATE
- MODULE 7: CLIENTS, BIDS, SALES & MARKETING
- MODULE 8: OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS
- MODULE 9: PRICING STRATEGIES
- MODULE 10: ACCESSORIES, INVENTORY & MANAGEMENT
- MODULE 11: TEAM BUILDING
- MODULE 12: PHOTOGRAPHY & PORTFOLIO
- MODULE 13: TOOLS & SAFETY
Once you’ve taken all 13 of our online class modules, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running. We’ll still be there for you though. With our private Facebook group, students can talk to instructors and past graduates to help them field questions about working in today’s industry and real estate market. If you run into a challenging situation, you’ll have a community of problem solvers who have already been there.
Hands on learning and mentoring
Of course if you are one of those people who feels that they need hands on learning and mentoring, we have options for you as well. After taking your 13 module online course, we can connect you with one of our home staging professionals in your area where you can work with them on the job, or enroll in regular mentoring sessions by phone. Our plan allows you the flexibility you need, with industry names you can trust.
Call or email us for more information 904-466-2093. Register for your online home staging classes here.