Staging Diva Debra Gould discusses methods that home stagers can use to boost their confidence while building their home staging businesses.
Home Stagers Learn Tips for Boosting Confidence
(UNITED STATES) November 15, 2011 – New business owners, including home stagers, often hold themselves back due to lack of confidence. On the Home Staging Business Report, expert home stager Debra Gould recently provided her readers with steps they could take to boost their confidence as home stagers.
“Take control of your home staging business by organizing your marketing efforts,” writes Debra Gould. “If you’re spinning in circles and not sure what to do first, you’ll stay stuck and your confidence will continue to erode. With a clear marketing plan, you’ll know what to do each and every day to move your business forward.”
Gould also encourages home stagers to visit open houses and walk through each room imagining what they would do to improve the homes if they had been hired for staging. In Gould’s opinion, practicing a home staging consultation in this way helps home stagers become more confident as they realize that their talents don’t come naturally to everyone.
In fact, Gould suggests that home stagers use these talents to help people in need: “If decorating your first client’s home feels too scary, practice on a friend, neighbor or charitable cause. Maybe there’s a woman’s shelter that needs your help. Maybe you know someone with an elderly parent who is moving to a nursing home, or a friend in financial trouble who needs to sell quickly. All you need is one opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and I guarantee your confidence will soar!”
In addition, Gould recommends to home stagers that they find ways to exercise their courage, starting small by striking up a conversation with a stranger about home staging. She also feels that it is important for home stagers to reflect on their past successes in life and business.
As founder of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Gould provides a number of training products and services for aspiring and experienced home stagers. For more information, visit 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.