In today’s radio segment, Melissa discusses what you should look for in a realtor and how staging can help you even when the market is great. Let’s dive in! Even in a good market, having the help of a stager will enable you to stand out and bring in a bigger check at the closing…Read More
How to get out of your own way and grow your business
In this video, Joanne Lenart Weary, the creator of the Confident Color System, and our very own Melissa Marro answer all your questions about marketing and business. Let’s jump in! If you want to grow your business, you have to make people remember you. Sometimes, making people remember you requires being willing to be a…Read More
When is the right time to hire new team members?
The right time to hire new team members I’m often asked, “When is the right time to hire new team members?” While every business is different, the general answer, for me, is that it’s time to hire when you aren’t able to maximize your sales efforts, or revenue generating activities because you are too busy…Read More
Getting Realtors to Take Home Stagers Seriously
Far too often, Realtors seem to think that home stagers are simply another cottage industry of bored housewives who have nothing better to do than go to a little decorating of homes for sale. It’s time that the home staging industry changes it’s message so that Realtors will take us seriously.
No more pretty talk. Starting using the language of ROI
In my company, Rave Home Staging, we always talk to our customers about the return on value that we will provide to them. Unfortunately most home stagers want to talk about design, decor, and furniture. We also want to be just a little bit too nice.
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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.