Like millions of people I was saddened to learn of Maya Angelou’s passing. This quote of hers really hit home for me on so many levels. “When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”
That’s so profound. How much pain could we save ourselves if we applied that wisdom to our personal and professional lives? It’s another way to look at our need to pay attention to warning signs and not rationalize them away.
Too often, in online home staging discussion groups I read someone describe not having their staging work valued or respected by a real estate agent who asks them to work for nothing. Their question to the group is frequently another way of asking, “is this how it should be?”
No it’s not. When you’re a professional home stager you bring tens of thousands of dollars of value to the real estate transaction. Your first step is having the confidence to value your own contribution, and the next is only dealing with people who value it too.
We’ve received many inquiries lately from home stagers wondering when and how they should get paid for their staging services. That’s one of the many topics I’ll be covering in the mini course 5 Simple Secrets to Home Staging. Read on to find out how to grab your free pass.
You’ll also learn about the latest home staging job that could be waiting for you in your area, and a key home staging pitfall to avoid. Plus, you’ll see how an award-winning stager transformed a home from kid-dominated, to sophisticated and sold.
Keep reading and you’ll meet 7 home stagers who I know will inspire you in your own business.
I hope you’re enjoying this staging season and taking action on the business and marketing ideas I share in these articles and my blog, Home Staging Business Report.