Home Staging Business Models with Bobbie McGrath | The Home Staging Show S7.5
Welcome Back to Season 7 Episode 5!
On today's show, I'm interviewing a woman who needs no introduction! Bobbie is back on the show this season to talk to us today about home staging business models, challenges in the home staging business, doing occupied homes, consultations and mistakes she had made during her career. We had such fun talking on the show that we didn't get through half of the questions! So next week, Bobbie will do another show with us and share her expertise and insights as a seasoned professional home stager.
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Bobbie McGrath is an international award winning home stager, trainer, speaker and co-author of the best selling book, “Home Staging: The Power That Sells Real Estate”. She has been named Technical Staging Editor for the new online publication, “Aspired Home Magazine” dedicated to showcasing and educating the public about the difference between home staging and interior design. Bobbie created a North Carolina CE Course for Realtors focusing on how to utilize Staging to build a powerhouse real estate business. Focusing on educating the public, Realtors and fellow stagers, Bobbie is introducing a series of online training courses, which take a deep dive into the “why” of home staging as well as one-to-one coaching sessions. In addition to the online training course she developed for Australian Realtors and home stagers Bobbie will be traveling to Australia later this year to teach her course “live” along with Australia’s own Tracey McLeod and Staged4More’s own Cindy Lin! International in scope, Bobbie looks forward to spreading the word about home staging. Stay tuned for more!
Voted by her international peers as one of RESA's (Real Estate Staging Association) Top Ten Occupied Home Stagers in America in both 2015 and 2016 Bobbie has been recognized as “Best of HOUZZ” for customer service and design in 2015, 2016, and again in 2017. Known for her positive and empowering approach to life she has a gift for finding just the right words in often-difficult situations. Homeowners and Realtors alike use words such as “positive”, “professional”, “effective” and “great communicator” when describing her.
Whether you are a Realtor, homeowner or fellow stager Bobbie’s goal is always to provide a positive and empowering experience!
Some of the Qs I asked on Today's Show:
What are some of the business models in the home staging industry?
What does your business model look like right now?
How does doing occupieds compare doing vacant homes?
What can stagers do to book more consultations?
How about occupieds? I know that’s your bread and butter. Why do you love it so much?
In previous podcasts, we’ve discussed just doing consultations as a business model. Is that possible if you are new in the marketplace?
In your experiences, what are some of the most common mistakes new stagers make and how can they change them?
What are some of the mistakes you’ve made in your career that you would’ve done differently?
How different does your business look now compared to when you first started?
With all the different options out there, what is the best way to figure out what kind of services you should offer?
How about once they’ve established themselves, what are some of the things they need to look out for?
What are some of the things new home stagers should expect when they first starting out in the business?
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