Phillip was a successful realtor for over 15 years. He enjoyed his work, and attributed his success to good customer service. Phillip made it a point to coach his clients on how to sell quickly and more likely get their asking price. One of those ways was to make aesthetic improvements that would offer more value to their home and impress potential buyers. His suggestions worked. Phillips clients often sold their homes twice as fast as others in their neighborhoods.
Realizing that his flair for creativity was an asset, Phillip decided to become certified as a home stager. He soon began making more money as he learned how to increase revenue with affiliate vendors. Since the main target market for staging is real estate agents, Phillip was able to build rapport easily with colleagues he had interfaced with over the years. He also built new relationships with companies that had a specific “Realtor Partner” marketing plan that encouraged strategic partnerships between agents and stagers. Phillip enjoyed diversifying his career, and the skills he acquired made him one of the most successful realtors in his market.
If you have a real estate background and would like to explore home staging as another stream of income, call Kim Kapellusch of The Academy of Home Staging at 800.574.5576.
Sally H. was a stay at home mom for 20 years. She put everything she had into her family. When the youngest of her 3 children left for college two years ago, she had a lot of extra time on her hands. Visiting with a neighbor one day, she met a home stager who had come to help the woman prepare her home for sale. Sally was awed by the difference made by a few small changes. She had always enjoyed working on projects and was inspired to look into home staging as a part time career. She trained and was certified and 30 days later, Sally had her first client. Referrals from friends have kept her busy ever since.
Home Staging is a fun and lucrative business for anyone with a creative flair. In this buyer’s market, opportunities abound. Sellers always want to get top dollar and staging has proven not only to increase sale price, but these homes also sell 2 to 3 times faster.
For more details on Professional Home Staging or Home Staging Training, call Kim Kapellusch at 800.574.5576.
Not only will you learn staging secrets to apply when staging a home for sale, but a certification program will also prepare you to run a successful business. You’ll learn what to charge for your services, and how to practice proven networking techniques to generate new business.
Linda P. was really impressed by improvements made in her friend Lucy’s home by a home stager. She was surprised that the attention paid to a few small details could create a totally different look and feeling in Lucy’s house. With all of the homes on the market, Linda, who had always dreamed of being self employed, decided to start her own home staging business. When Linda enrolled for certification with Kim Kapellusch she got more than she bargained for. Along with skills for residential decorating, design and redesign, Linda learned how to create a successful business. First, she learned what would be the foundation of her successful business: Writing a business plan. Linda had always worked for others, so writing a business plan energized her dream to start her own business. She learned about insurance, contracts and financing fundamentals, and how to increase her income through affiliate programs.
The target market for residential decorating, design and redesign is invariably the end-user or homeowner who is looking to improve their surroundings. In order for Linda to be successful, she needed to learn more than hands-on skills. She needed to know how to sustain and grow her practice. Kim Kapellusch provided her with all of the tools necessary to do so, and Linda is on her way to a successful new career doing something she loves.
For more details on Professional Home Staging, call Accredited Home Staging Professional Kim Kapellusch of Prepared to Sell at 800.574.5576.