openPR Logo
Press release

Getting things done in your Home Staging Business

10-21-2010 11:15 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: apsdmembers

Everyone always asks me how I am able to do so much. Well, there are 2 secrets:

1) Leverage other people’s time by being a good delegator

2) Get very organized.

I know what you are thinking… “Well, Karen you are probably already hyper organized right?” Wrong. By nature I am an insane perfectionist. I like everything a certain way, I am very picky on details, and I don’t want to have to say or see it twice! But, I am only good and having other people do this for me. I am good at giving them specifics, creating timelines and setting standards…and of course, holding myself to the same standard which I expect to receive.

Only you can know what system of organization works for you but I can tell you for a fact that if you are serious about creating enormous income (even just decent income) you need to get organized.

1) Evaluate your level of current organization: Is your office clean and uncluttered? Do you or your asst. know where everything is? Or, do you need to come up with a specific system so that things are easy to file (half the battle) and then easy to find.

I like overall categories like; “Marketing” and then subcategories such as “Flyers.” If I am working on properties, I keep a main template of marketing pieces in the Marketing file so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel with each new property, but I also do the same thing per property. So, in this instance, I would have “Properties” as my main category. Then I might have a sub-category for “Home Staging’s” followed by “Active” and “Completed.” Then of course the property address file within each of those. It makes my life very simple and I can get anything in a moment’s notice.

This simple system works with any type of business. I use it for my Home Staging Training Company, my Speakers Training Company, Our On Line Systems program as well as My Coaching and Mentoring Business for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.

2) How do you manage your email? This is a big one for many Entrepreneurs because we live by our email and cell phones. I will address phone calls next, but first, let’s look at managing your email. When you are going to work, you need to turn your email off. Don’t minimize it, turn it off.

You must schedule time to answer emails just like you schedule time to get your work completed. If you allow your email to interrupt you all day long, you will never complete your big income tasks and you will continue to wonder why you can’t be as prosperous as you would like.

If you choose to keep your email and phone active all day long, you must understand that you are conditioning your client to view you as having a lower value because you are always available instead of being busy enough not to be available.

However, if you manage their expectations, by telling them exactly when they can expect a return email from you, they view you as professional, organized and valuable.

Now, you can get your Mo*ney tasks completed and still service your customers in an extraordinary way.

3) Unless you are waiting for Brain Surgery, turn off your cell phone! I mean it. Why do you allow people to interrupt you all day long. It takes 20 minutes to “re-group” after you have been interrupted. 20 minutes! You are here to achieve great things…right? So, 20 minutes is valuable time.

For friends and family, accept and return their calls after business hours (you are holding regular Home Staging business hours right?).

For clients, do the same thing you do with emails. If you have an assistant, then great, he or she can answer the phone for you. You can also hire an answering service. If neither is an option for you, manage your clients expectations by telling them on your voice mail exactly when they can reach you and when they can expect to receive a return call. I would get very specific and tell them you are always available M-F by phone form 8-10am and you return calls daily between 4-6pm. And if they have a specific time they need you to reach them, ask them to leave the time on your voice mail and you will do your best to accommodate them.

Now, they completely understand how to reach you and when you will contact them. You can go further and let them know that you are taking care of them 100% by offering these specific hours they know they can reach you.

4) What are you doing with all that email? There are so many times when we know we should look at something or want to save it and read it later, but we just don’t have the time or system in place to do so.

I like the “One Touch System.” In other words, if you receive an email that you may want to read but don’t have time, create a “Drop Folder” for those emails on your desk top. As soon as you open it, drop it into the folder for later.

Then, schedule an hour once a week that you review this folder. You can now review, delete, save and/or take action. One hour a week to create a One Touch System.

The more organized you can become the more profitable you become and it allows you to also have the right staff. So, logically, if you have enough customers, you can create the income and lifestyle you so desire.

To Your Greatest Joy and Success,

Karen Schaefer

www.APSDmembers.com

PO Box 271
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Email: info@apsdmembers.com
Toll-Free U.S. 1-877-900-STAGE(7824)

Karen Schaefer, the # 1 Home Staging training Organization in the World. Check out http://www.apsdmembers.com for Home Staging Training, Home Staging certification, Home Staging Business. Fill Out the Order Form, Limited Offer, grab your FREE Home Staging Video CD Today!

PO Box 271
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Email: info@apsdmembers.com
Toll-Free U.S. 1-877-900-STAGE(7824)

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Getting things done in your Home Staging Business here

News-ID: 148767 • Views:

More Releases from apsdmembers

Getting the “High End” Home Staging Jobs in 5 Easy Steps
When I first started staging, I was an active real estate investor, so my first client was me! I really did not know what I was doing, but I knew that I had to fill my homes for the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time, and I thought the best way to do that was by making my house look better than any other similar homes. It
Combine Creativity with your Home Staging Business
The number one request that I get from all of my clients, whether they are from my Home Staging Training Company, Marketing and Networking Business, one of my Speaking Clients…all of them, are always looking for a way to be more creative, or at least add more creativity to their marketing efforts and effectively combine it with business. For some reason, we have been conditioned that the two don’t go
Successful Planning Tips
As I was reordering my Day-Timer inserts for 2011 (yes, I prefer the good old fashioned kind you can still write in), I noticed a little card that was included with my order and it was titled “Tips for Success…” well you know I HAD to read it and they were so good I wanted to take the time to share them with all of you as my way of

All 4 Releases


More Releases for Staging

Real Estate Virtual Stage Service Market Still Has Room to Grow | Emerging Playe …
Worldwide Real Estate Virtual Stage Service Market In-depth Research Report 2021, Forecast to 2028 is latest research study released by AMA evaluating the market risk side analysis, highlighting opportunities and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The report provides information on market trends and development, growth drivers, technologies, and the changing investment structure of the Worldwide Real Estate Virtual Stage Service Market. Some of the key players profiled in
Digital Staging: The New Reality
This new staging technique has changed the operations of the real estate industry. It is especially useful in the staging of homes. This is because it places furniture and display houses for prospective buyers of homes. The entire design of the property is through a graphic editor available on our computers or smartphones. Then you show the clients rather than the clients having to travel and see the property physically.
Digital staging breathes life into real estate
Everybody's heard that first impressions count! And what applies to people is just as true of real estate. Knowing this, David Borck Immobiliengesellschaft is now showcasing selected real estate developments using digital staging. Empty rooms and white walls are transformed into cozy homes that invite potential buyers to move in right away. "Unfurnished apartments are like a blank canvas - some prospective tenants or buyers immediately picture the individual rooms
Home Staging Graduates Draw Attention from Media
(UNITED STATES) January 31, 2012 – Three home stagers, all graduates of the Staging Diva Training Program, were recently featured by the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. They had previously completed a home staging training program that was founded by The Staging Diva, Debra Gould. “Being featured in the media provides a significant boost to your credibility as a home staging expert in your market,” says Gould. “Do not underestimate
Home Stager Economy Report Released by Staging Diva
(UNITED STATES) May 3, 2011 – Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva®, originally released her special report called “Can I grow a home staging business in a depressed economy?” in 2009. Thousands of stagers have downloaded their own free copy since then to learn how the home staging industry has been affected by the downturn in the real estate market. This report has inspired many home stagers despite difficult
Combine Creativity with your Home Staging Business
The number one request that I get from all of my clients, whether they are from my Home Staging Training Company, Marketing and Networking Business, one of my Speaking Clients…all of them, are always looking for a way to be more creative, or at least add more creativity to their marketing efforts and effectively combine it with business. For some reason, we have been conditioned that the two don’t go