Thank you to everyone who sent feedback after I shared a behind-the-scenes look at the remake of my 7 year old home staging website, SixElements.com. I’ve been very pleased with the business results as there has been a noticeable increase in phone calls coming in from new home staging clients. I can’t handle all of them personally, so many of my clients are referred to the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers to choose someone else to help them.
March was a difficult month with “real life” continually getting in the way of my plans. First there was a death in the family and I had to be out of town for several days. Just before I was getting on the plane I discovered my roof was leaking so I put out a big bucket, prayed for sun, crossed my fingers and left town.
My lawyer was on holiday so I couldn’t find out my rights before investing over $10,000 on the new roof for my 5 year old house. I tried to remind myself it was “only” money, not worth eating myself up with anger over, and compared to losing a loved one, not that big a deal.
Then came an invasion of black ants and university tours with my teen.
But despite the emotional roller coaster I was on, I still managed to take care of clients and keep the house running albeit way messier than usual.
I’m sharing this because I know many of you deal with the same issue: How to focus on your home staging business when there are so many other demands on your time.
I think it comes down to setting priorities and staying focused on them. There will always be interruptions to your best-laid plans, but you can’t give up on your dreams or stuff them aside day after day. The years will keep flying by and if you want your life to look different, you must take action continually to make that happen.
In a post later this month you’ll read a home staging success story from Holly Battaglia. What you’d never guess looking just at her home staging business, is that she’s also a mother of four and works part-time as a nurse. This is one busy lady but she’s made time to transition into a new career as a home stager.
I hope you enjoy this month’s posts. Please send me your opinions and/or new story ideas and most of all get out there and market your staging services for this busy spring real estate market!