Here’s a great story sent in by home stager Simone that raises important questions you may have to deal with in your own home staging business! She writes:
“I’m a home stager and I went to an agent open house hoping to make a new real estate agent contact for future business. The hosting agent was very interested in listening to me talk about how I can help him sell his listings faster through home staging. We were getting along great.
Then I asked when the listing was up because I was wondering how much time we had to work with knowing the house was on the market for some time already. As soon as I asked, he lost it. He yelled at me and told me to get the hell out of the house and never come back.”
If you’ve faced a business challenge that you’d like answered and you think it would make an instructional or inspiring story for your fellow home stagers, email it to me with “Ask Staging Diva” in the subject line. I may just choose it for a future article, while changing your name to protect your privacy (unless you say otherwise!). You’ll benefit from comments and opinions from fellow home stagers as well as my own recommendations.