Often I am asked, “How in the world did you get into this business?” As with most things in life, the path was not a direct one!
I left corporate America after nearly 20 years in IT (Information Technology). I had worked for a variety of software companies, most recently wrapping up a nearly 10 year stint at Oracle.
After leaving the corporate world, partnered with a General Contractor, my husband and I opened a home improvement business. Within a few months of opening, we were seeing a pattern: many of the clients that called on us to work in their homes had just (or were about to) put their home up for sale.
To our surprise, most of these homeowners (even those with a Realtor!) were not educated on about how to properly prepare their home to look its best and sell quickly. It is not just about cleaning and de-cluttering! There’s so much more to really create a desirable, marketable “product!”
As part of our services, we started providing detailed analysis, check lists and thus staging the homes. Some sellers did the work themselves, others hired us to help. In both instances, we were finding that even homes that had been sitting on the market for months were now selling. FASTER and often at a higher price than their non-staged competition!
Before long, I acquired my staging certification and our home improvement business had morphed into a Home Staging business! Now, several years later, we have a store front and warehouse with thousands of items ready to put in your occupied or vacant home!
My team and I make it a priority to stay in tune with the latest staging and design trends. Follow us on social media to see what we’re up to!
And, I’m proud to say that I’m very active on the board of directors in the local chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). When I am not staging, I can often be found in our classroom teaching other Stagers, Realtors and Homeowners the benefits of Staging!
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