I was just talking to an interior designer this morning about getting into the home staging business and you will meet her soon. Her name is Dannett West and as soon as she finishes her profile, I will welcome her so you all can introduce yourselves. She has been reading our posts for awhile and that is how she found me.
The point of this post is for marketing purposes. As we were talking, I mentioned visiting her local RE agencies and setting up appointments for one of their weekly meetings as we have talked about many times here in the rain. What came up was having a drawing for a full complimentary staging. By having the agents put their name in a bowl, they not only will anticipate the gift but will also pay close attention to the presentation. The agent whose name is drawn will be able to choose any one of their existing listings or the next one they sign on. Envy will reign for the winner and it will be the talk of the office, before the staging and after. The agents will be watching closely to the results and the timely sale.
Bring a beautiful bowl and offer it as the 2nd place winning prize.
Food, prizes, complimentary staging from a professional...make sure there is a flier given to each agent announcing the upcoming meeting.
Stage it forward!
PS: If you are a broker or agent in an office who would be interested in a meeting presentation like this, call a local AR stager and set one up. Ask if they would be interested in offering a complimentary staging to get things going.