$6-Figure Making Habits of 10 Highly Successful Home Stagers
What is the secret of highly successful home stagers? I interviewed 10 highly successful stagers who have 6-figure home staging businesses. Here are their answers to the question:
"What are your habits of building a successful home staging business?"
"To get a lot done in a day: plan your work, work your plan. When deciding who to work with: People show you who they are, believe them. It will save you in the end."
-- Michelle Finnamore, Michelle Finnamore Interiors
"To develop a system for success, you need to be in the habit of preparing for it.
Habits = Systems = Success."
-- Patricia Marie Kelly, Marie Kelly Unlimited
"Remember, your clients have to trust and love you."
-- Carole Morgan, StageRight Home Staging
"No matter how many jobs you have or estimates you have out for consideration, continue to market, market, market. Your worst problem should be that you have too many jobs. Don't sit around waiting for a client to decide. Look for the next client, and the next one. Keep your pipeline full."
-- Michelle Minch, Moving Mountain Design
"The best way to stand out in your market is to look at what your competitors are doing and be completely different. Don't follow the pack, lead it!
One great client can bring you more revenue than five poor ones, market smart."
-- Lisa McIntee, The Staging Professionals
"Learn to say no not every job is worth taking. It will save you from unnecessary stress and frustration."
--Manuela Ferguson, The Staging Fashionista
"Walt Disney said ‘I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.’ For us, it was all started by a house!"
-- Young Kim, Staged Interior
"Decide who your idea client is. Focus on them. Don’t be distracted by the possibility of jobs that take you away from your company’s primary focus. You’ll end up frustrated and probably waste a lot of time, energy, and money."
-- Melissa Marro, Rave Home Staging
"The R&R of real estate is about Referrals and Relationships! Build the Right relationships with the Right Agent and they will Refer you always."
-- Amy Powers, Ask For Staging, LLC
"Always be compassionate and upbeat with sellers; you never know why they are selling their home. Selling is stressful, but giving them the tools to empower their sale is a win for everyone involved in the transaction."
-- Monnie Shaw, Homes Beautifully Interior Design & Home Staging