1. First and most importantly, we ARE going to be opening training centers in several geographically strategic areas of the country. We are looking for trainers for Texas, Chicago, California, DC. More areas will be added later. Look for a page on the website in a few weeks. Former students will be the first considered.
2. Secondly, "I'VE BEEN STAGED.com" signs and banners will be available for our grads to use to market their properties online and in the yard. We are excited about this. Agents are 50% more likely to show a staged home and the public loves to tour staged homes. We just need to let them know when the home is staged by an A+ team. An account at Vista Print will be set up to order signs. Grads, you will be getting the info soon. If you are not currently receiving, e-mails, let me know.
3. Thirdly, I am starting an official coaching/mentoring opportunity for our students and any staging business owners. Those who stay connected always flourish and grow. Several years ago, I got certified as a lifestyle coach through Dream Mentors International. The concept of accountability and goal-setting works to bring us all up to a higher level of productivity and happiness.
Be on our inaugural team for a group bi- weekly mentoring session called "Happy Hour with Becky." We also offer a one-on-one strategy session by appointment. The first month is complimentary to see if you like it.
4. Lastly, I am doing a test run on an Interior Designer Continuing Education Staging class. It will be the only time it won't have a charge of $75. I need your feedback so this one time, it's complimentary. It will be Wednesday, the 14th At 7:00PM It's a Webinar. Anyone can join us. RSVP by email.
Here is an article I wrote for the Times-Union a few years ago all about decorating your home and
staged properties for the holidays.
One of our traditions is to watch the movie Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase every year. Corny but funny.
In the movie, the dad, Clark Griswold, has huge expectations for the holidays. His outside light display is so massive that it short circuits half the city.
We have a neighborhood "Griswold" house that we love to drive by each year. It seems impossible, but it keeps getting bigger and tackier each time we see it. I should put a book about decluttering in the mailbox... if we could find it.
~We are planning a reunion/advanced class for all our grads. Lately, I've been unindated with requests for an advanced class or a reunion class. So, we'll do both. I miss you all!!!
It will be a Friday and Saturday class with additional speakers, probably in early April, the 13th and 14th. It will cover new streams of income, like senior move management, staging/redesigning a commercial property and facebook and social marketing... plus many more topics.
Look for more details in another special notice.
~Our Online class is one of the simplest ways to break into the staging/redesign business. Right now, you can take advantage of a
BOGO if paid by the end of the year. You and a friend can both attend in 2012 for half price. Check it out and then cut the price in half. Get details on the webpage...
~RESA - Real Estate Staging Association - Our December meeting was at Pottery Barn, Town Center, Dec. 2nd at 9:00AM It was fabulous, as always. We learned how to create stunning holiday decorations for staging and redesign.
Make your reservations now for the January 1st Friday meeting through Sandra Millis at firstname.lastname@example.org.