Congratulations to Stacy Goade of Alaska Premier Home Staging on all her new business. Stacy is the first Staging Diva Graduate in Alaska and it’s been my pleasure getting to know her during our Business Accelerator Coaching calls.
Not unlike most stagers, Stacy felt a bit frustrated during her first couple of months as a stager because the world wasn’t instantly beating a path to her door. But she stuck to it, continued her marketing efforts, and it’s all starting to come together for her.
> Read how Stacy’s staging business got going here. There are over 20 comments at the end of the article, so be sure to check those out too. You’ll find lots of inspiring tips from other home stagers there!
Congratulations to Staging Diva Graduate Debbie Fiskum of Perfect Home Staging Denver on being in her 5th year of business as a home stager. She writes, “My best investment was the home staging training by Debra. I knew almost nothing about starting a business before.”
Although Debbie sometimes works on owner-occupied homes, her primary niche is doing vacant homes for investors who fix and flip their properties. Debbie is a frequent commenter on my blog, Home Staging Business Report and recently shared these words of encouragement with one of the new stagers who had also written in: “You go, Girl!! I do remember my first couple of jobs, and I felt nervous, inadequate and totally transparent. But as you said, the people have been so nice and they were interested in what I had to say. After all, they wanted to get their house sold and they were looking to me for advice!”
I love what Debbie wrote because it reminds us that we are here to solve our clients’ problems. While we may be feeling insecure starting out, we have to remember that we know more than our clients about decorating a house to sell. This doesn’t mean you have to know everything there is to know, however. We are all always learning!