Many aspiring home stagers who live in small rural towns worry about whether or not their area can support a home staging business. Here expert home stager, Debra Gould, shares some practical advice for anyone in that position.
The decision of whether or not to start a home staging business isn’t always an easy one to make. One of the key factors in making this important decision is whether or not the town you live in will support your business.
Many rural areas are ideal for home stagers while others aren’t. Whether or not a home staging business will work in your town depends on many things. To figure out whether or not you can successfully grow a home staging business in your small town, you have some homework that only you can do.
Before you take the plunge and start to learn home staging, home staging expert, Debra Gould, encourages you to find the answers to the following questions:
The Staging Diva® says, “One of the great things about home staging is that it’s such a low-cost business to be in. You don’t have to invest in inventory or find a storefront like many other business owners deal with. You operate your business from your home office and you can do it as a sideline business while you enjoy the steady income of a job.”
Home staging can help you supplement your income, or on its own can be a way to earn a very nice living. Part of this will be determined by how far you’re willing to travel for projects, how many projects you really need to support yourself, and how much time and energy you are willing to invest in educating your market in your local community as well as neighboring cities and towns.
If you dream of being a home stager but are doubtful that your small town will give you enough projects to sustain you full-time, you can still set up your business and take whatever projects you can get, doing them around your regular job’s work hours. The important thing to remember is that home staging does not have to be all-or-nothing.
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 thousands of home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.
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