Expert home stager Debra Gould provides tips to home stagers for managing back-to-back home staging consultations.
Debra Gould Gives Advice for Scheduling Home Staging Appointments
(UNITED STATES) May 30, 2011– For many home stagers, each day is filled with worry about completing one home staging consultation in enough time to get to the next consultation as scheduled. In the Home Staging Business Report, Staging Diva Debra Gould discusses strategies for eliminating this stress altogether.
Gould, founder of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, explains: “I used to race around like a mad woman trying to fit 10 home staging consultations into a week. I was always afraid to put a client off and feared that if I didn’t see them right away, they’d find a home stager somewhere else. Then I realized that if you’re in demand, clients will wait for you to be available.”
After this realization, Gould began booking only one home staging consultation per day. She says that having just one client each day gives her leeway if the appointment goes longer than expected and also leaves her time for business-related tasks and family demands.
Gould says, “With that one simple change, my whole outlook on being a home stager changed. I was having more fun, I was calmer, and paradoxically, my income actually went way up!”
For more scheduling advice from Debra Gould, home stagers can visit the Home Staging Business Report on the Staging Diva website.
About Staging Diva
The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars worth of real estate, including seven of her own homes. She is the president of home staging firm SixElements.com and has trained over 4000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.
Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.