Surfing online to ease some of the stress she was feeling in her career as an insurance agent, Marcia Levitz stumbled upon Staging Diva and immediately knew that she wanted to become a home stager. Selling life insurance and variable annuities was her day job and Marcia was tired of how it was stifling her passion for interior design.
“Even though she found Staging Diva training and knew it was exactly what she needed, Marcia didn’t act on her intuition. Instead, she did what many others do and she listened to the loud, negative inner voice that was telling her to push the idea aside,” says Debra Gould, founder of the Staging Diva Program.
It wasn’t until a sudden heart problem landed her in the emergency room that she realized it was time to seriously reconsider her career options. It wasn’t long after that episode that Marcia started her Florida home staging company, Design Doctor, LLC.
“I’m sorry I didn’t start sooner,” writes Marcia. She adds, “I love being creative and helping people see the potential asset their home can be! Whether it’s the home they’re trying to sell or the one they’re moving into, my clients enjoy and appreciate the expert advice I can give them. This is because of the superior training I took in my own home with the Staging Diva courses.”
This isn’t the first time Gould has heard a Graduate say they were sorry they hadn’t started sooner. She asks, “If you’re in a situation like Marcia was – a stressful corporate career that doesn’t give you any joy – is it really worth your health?”
Instead of waiting for disaster to strike and force you to make a change, why don’t you initiate that change yourself? The spring real estate season has already started so there couldn’t be a better time!
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.