I meet with clients at the home they want to sell, and find out the demographics for the area, the size and shape of the rooms and what the client needs for furnishings. I can then draw up a plan to give them a few choices of what the costs of Staging their home would be.
During the last 20 minutes of my consults I sit down with my clients and help them create a short bullet list of the top prep-projects (homework) that I feel are in their best interests to do. This list is about focusing my client’s efforts on the specific tasks that will make the most significant difference in the actual sale of their home. IE: painting, updating fixtures, clearing clutter, reducing, repairs, etc. Next, we discuss how much time they may need to complete their chosen projects, and how I can be a support to those efforts. IE: choosing their colours, shopping for them, lining up trade referrals to help. While the client’s prep-projects are underway, I regularly check-in to cheer them on and congratulate them on their accomplishments. Once all their ‘homework’ is done, I go back to the house (with any purchased accessories) and do my final staging.