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What’s What: If you’re talented at making spaces beautiful and appealing, you may be ready for a brand new career right around the corner.

Amava Take: What does it take to be a real estate stager? Talent and creativity! The task at hand is to take a space and highlight it’s best aspects. Maximization of space, light and charm are key. Agents and sellers are looking for people with fresh ideas to make the most out of the spaces they list. If you can put the “appeal” in curb-appeal, you may have found your calling. 

From the Front Lines: 

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions? 

Creative, energetic people who can come up with a plan and make it happen fast!

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Create great relationships with furniture rental establishments. 

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

It can vary, but it’s all around the real estate sales cycle in your area.

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

Turning a B- property into an A+ for my clients!

How would you describe the hard parts?

Sometimes it’s hard for the sellers to see their home with new “stuff” in it. Home sales can be emotional!

What surprised you the most about the experience?

How much creativity and decluttering can transform a property!

Special Requirements: Here’s an article that lays out practical tips for effective real estate staging and here’s another that can help you think through pricing.

Finding a Position: If you have a background in organizing or interior design, you may be able to start right up on your own by getting your name out there with local realtors. You can also take a short course to learn how successful stagers do it, join the Real Estate Staging Association and network! Here are some great tips to help you land home staging jobs.