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Home Staging-Tips In Starting Your Own Staging Business
Are you skilled in interior decorating and want to start your own business? Then I would suggest that you create your own home staging business.
Since you are still starting this business, it would be best if you only invest a little money and time on it first. It would be best if you can this business a part time gig first before it will be big enough to support your finances. Home staging business is also like other kinds of business since it also has its upside and downside.
Advantages of creating a home staging business
You do not need to invest a huge amount of money when you start a home staging business. You will only need to purchase a few supplies and do not need an invetory if you want to start a home staging business. The furniture and decorations that you will use to stage a home will be shouldered by your clients. It is your task to design the home.
Home staging businesses are required even if the real estate market is in demand or not.
You are not required to undergo specialized training and licensing to start a home staging business. But, you can still benefit from taking a home staging training program since you will learn more about staging houses and it also increases your credibility.
You will be dealing with people that are invovled in the real estate industry such as mortgage brokers, home buyers, realtors and many more.
Disadvantages of creating a home staging business
Since you are starting you will need to find people that will trust you and do business with you so you can start creating your portfolio.
Most homeowners are available after work or on weekends, which means that you need to be ready to work in those times.
Below are your tips in establishing a home staging business:
A. You should take home staging training courses. You should still have the license and certification and complete the training even if they are not a requirement. This will increase your credibility. Since you do not have a portfolio you can show them these.
B. You need to learn more abour your local real estate market. You need to know what home buyers look at when purchasing houses.
C. You can actually show samples of your work and you can do this by staging your own home and staging the home of your famly and friends.
D. It is important that you have good people skills. It will be easier for you to address the concerns of your clients and gain new clients when you have good people skills.