Very few of us come to a home staging career with official training in interior design. I know I didn’t! But that doesn’t mean you don’t have a natural talent for recognizing if a home is properly decorated to sell.
Many aspiring and new home stagers I speak to really need to get out of their own way and accept the fact that they have natural talent that home sellers desperately need!
Here’s a simple test of your staging savvy. It will help you realize that you have a natural gift you can use to make money, while helping others at the same time.
Find out what open houses are happening in your neighborhood this weekend and get out there and visit them. You don’t have to say why you’re there; just walk through them as if you were a potential buyer. But, while you’re walking around, here’s what I’d like you to do:
- In each room, pause at the door and take in the scene.
- Enter the room and do a 360-degree turn, taking in more of the details.
- Now imagine you were in a real home staging consultation.
- What changes would you suggest?
If you have the natural talent that I’m sure you do (or you wouldn’t have been drawn to a career as a home stager), you’ll discover you have all kinds of ideas for what you’d do to improve the house.
You’ll find yourself thinking: “Why would they put the bed on that wall?” or “How on earth did they pick that color?” or “Don’t they realize a potential buyer will be looking in here?”
After you’ve completed this weekend project, I know you’ll feel re-inspired by your own gift for knowing how to improve a space. When you listen to Course 3 Taking the Mystery Out of Home Staging Consultations, you’ll learn the process I use when meeting with clients in their homes.