Barb’s Certified Staging Communications Specialist™
Business Relations Power Program
As I have learned throughout my life, I know that there are Major Keys to Communicating More Effectively in All Relationships including Business and in ones’ personal life. Communicating more effectively leads to having a more productive and successful Staging Business, and to Living a Happier Life. Program 1 provides an Important Foundation in countless ways to do that.
Throughout My life and Career, I have made a Conscious Decision to Truly Observe and study People. To really Observe People through their words, responses, and their communication in expressing themselves. To observe their behaviors as well through their emotions, wants, needs and their actions in their lives. And to do so through the process of Selling and Buying a Home that they experienced. I am talking about thousands of people whom I had the pleasure of working with as Buyers and Sellers! And as Real Estate Agents and Professional Home Stagers.
But in addition to Sellers and Buyers, RE Agents and Home Stagers I am also talking about Inspectors, Appraisers, Bankers, Escrow officers, Attorneys, and other related professionals also involved in the process of Selling and Buying Homes. In doing so I observed and then intensely processed what I observed. From that process I Learned, Created and Built New Ways of Communication.
An Important Part of Better Communication I feel brings as well, a better way to think and work which also means a better way to communicate with every single person including ourselves. So Yes, we must add other components to how we communicate! They bring a better way to Communication as they entail How You Communicate in Your manner of speaking with others, in Your timing structure, how You say what You say, what Your body language says, Your reply to people, how and whether You are coming from the offense or the defense, what Your inner thoughts are before, during, and after You speak with someone else, and much more. Yes, these are very important components as to how we communicate!
It is All important!
I think it is important that I share with You that I sincerely and constantly Tested all of what I share above for over 12 years with Real People as my Real Clients and the Real Estate Agents I worked with in the multiple listing association too.
This led me to Better Communication Methods and Styles of Communication every day. It became the model of How I worked and work to this very day. No one else in Staging has invested 50 years to know what I have learned in this way.
People as Clients began to hire me more and more because of How I communicated with them. God know that My Communication Program I built worked so well that I had not one seller turn me down from my presentations. Not one! So, my business grew and grew and grew so that I became one of the very top Producers In the Seattle, WA area! And it will work when You put it to work for You too!
This is How to make Your Staging Client relationships better. How to make Staging Better. How to secure more business and how to lead a better life. And it is all through Better Communication.
Maybe You may think that You are the Greatest Stager in the World. That is fine, but should You NOT be able to Communicate with the seller to Change their carpet whether it is old or new, to take down the old flocked wall paper, to work as a team together, to build their trust in You to do whatever it is You ask them to do, then You have a Ways to Grow to be The Greatest Stager in the World.
I also ask You, when did you ask Yourself last about any of the below and more…
- Why didn’t YOU Get the Business?
- Why they Went with another Stager instead of YOU?
- Why Didn ‘t they do what YOU wanted them to do?
I know it can be hard sometimes to think that it might have had to do with and been because of Communication. However, Communication truly is the Big Answer to many of the Why’s! And I have found with all my many years in Communicating with Clients, Sellers, Agents, etc. it almost always comes down to Communication. And remember Communication does involve many things. And we will talk about all those things!
As The Inventor of Home Staging and The Staging Industry My 50 years of Experience in Home Staging has Taught Me So Very Much!
Therefore, I personally feel that not only is this my Mission, but it is My Responsibility to Teach and Share My Knowledge with You.