I swear that I’m just so darned excited about starting this podcast! I have wanted to start a podcast for the last year. I’ve never felt comfortable with my ability to pull it together. Sure, I’m great on Facebook live, and I do pretty well with Instagram Live. Podcasting takes a certain level of technical knowledge that I just didn’t think I was going to have the time to learn. At a recent business conference, I decided that it was time to stop holding myself back and just do it!Read More
Starting a home staging company with little to no money.
As a leader in the home staging industry, I often see other training companies posting information about starting a home staging business with little to no money. I see posts about how, after training, you can make a six figure income with almost no financial investment. I’m not going to say that it’s not possible, but at a minimum, this philosophy sets you up for mediocrity, if not outright failure.
Starting a home staging business
Aside from the money you will initially invest in a home staging training course, here are some of the other start up costs you’ll need to consider:Read More
10 Things to Toss Out From Your Kitchen When Selling Your House
When you are selling your home, it’s important to have a clean and streamlined kitchen. Potential buyers will open drawers, cabinet and pantry doors, and snoop around everywhere. It’s their right too. They are interested in buying and want to know how much space there is. They want to know what the condition is on the inside of cabinets and appliances. In the same way that your closets can say a lot to potential home buyers, so can what’s inside your kitchen.
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The 5 biggest reasons home stagers fail as business owners
I’ve been in the home staging industry for a LONG time and I’ve seen great stagers come and go. I’ve seen some pretty crappy stagers succeed too. Sorry, it’s just true. It doesn’t matter how great you are at creating the perfect environment for the home buyer. If you don’t know how to run your business, you will fail. As a matter of fact, if I were forced to chose between someone who had nearly no design sense, but could follow a well laid out plan, vs an amazing creative with the best design sense, but who was just out there winging it, I would put my money with the former, not the latter.
Home Stagers don’t seem to understand what their business is.Read More
5 Tips for Having Your House “Show Ready” while selling.
You are either thinking about selling your home, or already have the sign in your yard. In either case, it can be an incredibly stressful time. The call for showings can come at any time and you quickly realize that your life is no longer your own. You’ll be displaced at the most awkward time and your house has to stay uber-clean at all times. In order to minimize the stress of showings, the first step is getting your house organized. Not only will your house appear better in showings, helping it to sell more quickly, but you’ll have less to manage while you hurry to clean and get out the door before the next round of home buyers show up.Read More
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