Often we are asked, “How in the world did you get into this business?” As with most things in life, the path was not a direct one!
Adrienne left corporate America after nearly 20 years in IT (Information Technology). She had worked for a variety of software companies, most recently wrapping up a nearly 10 year stint at Oracle.
After leaving the corporate world, partnered with a General Contractor, Kevin and Adrienne opened a home improvement business. Within a few months of opening, we were seeing a pattern: many of the clients that called on us to work in their homes had just (or were about to) put their home up for sale.
To our surprise, most of these homeowners (even those with a Realtor!) were not educated on about how to properly prepare their home to look its best and sell quickly. Trust us, it is not just about cleaning and de-cluttering!
As part of our services, we started providing detailed analysis, check lists and thus staging the homes. Some sellers did the work themselves, others hired us to help. In both instances, we were finding that even homes that had been sitting on the market for months were now selling. FASTER!
Before long, Adrienne acquired her staging certification and our home improvement business had morphed into a Home Staging business! The next logical step was for us to our Real Estate license – so we did!
And, we’ve never looked back!
Remember, when your list with Sell or Dwell your staging is always FREE!