The owners of Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. haven’t always been home stagers. Heather Cook and Alana Merritt, both Staging Diva Graduates, each had their own home interiors businesses before embarking on their home staging training with Debra Gould. They now have more control over their schedules and make more money – both very important factors for anyone raising a family as both women are doing.
These home stagers were hired in August by a home owner who had been trying for almost a year to sell his home with no offers or any interest whatsoever.
Staging Diva, Debra Gould, says, “The house was basically empty which is not a good way to sell a house. There were also some very personal color choices on the walls and some repair issues that had to be dealt with in addition to the actual staging.”
The home stagers arranged to have the repairs done while they painted the walls, freshened up the trim and had the wood floors sanded and stained a dark walnut. The main floor and master bedroom were staged with new contemporary furnishings.
“As a result,” says Gould, “the house sold with a firm offer received four days after it went back on the market.”
About their home staging training, Heather wrote to say, “Staging Diva gave us the business resources to effectively run and manage our growing business!”
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 in over 20 countries 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.