If you’re contemplating a new career as a home stager, you’ve probably dreamed of how helpful it would be to follow me or some other experience home stager around for a day. Perhaps you’ve even offered to work for free to learn our inside secrets and been surprised that we all say “no”.
The first thing to realize is that few stagers will welcome the opportunity to train a new competitor in their own market. There’s also the danger of bringing the wrong person to a client meeting and blowing that relationship.
The person you’re approaching to job shadow has no idea whether you’re “client-ready,” or whether you’ll make them look bad. So for them to agree to let you follow them around, they’ll have to take time out of their own schedule to meet you in advance and determine if you’re the right fit. Then they’ll have to try to accommodate your needs into their client schedule.
If all this sounds negative, it doesn’t have to be. You can flip the whole thing around.
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First meetings ARE scary.
Let’s face it, everyone is scared of their first client consultation until they actually do one! It’s normal to feel nervous when you’re trying something new. In course 3, Taking the Mystery Out of Home Staging Consultations, I teach youwhat you’ll do when you get there, every step of the way. From what to wear, what to bring and what to say, to how you’ll address the changes needed to stage their home.
Course 3 also comes with the Home Staging Consultations Checklist with Room-by-Room Planning Forms so you can fill in the blanks when you get to your client and make sure you don’t forget anything!