I never get tired of hearing "success" stories from people who "took the plunge" and decided to invest in our certification training AND themselves to become a stager! This featured stager story is about starting a business semi-retired and doing the travel you love to do too! There is no "one size fits all" in this business and in Week 1 of my training, I walk people through finding the business model that will fit their life style.
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Kathy "Kiki" McNair of Kiki Staging based in Folsom, CA wanted a business she could do while also retiring to her condo in Kona, Hawaii twice a year for 2-3 months. This may sound like a tall order but believe it or not, the Department of Defense used to completely pay for our training for military spouses because it is such an ideal, portable business model when you incorporate both staging and redesign.
Kiki finished the training in April of 2017 and send me this email a mere 3 months later...
Audra, I thought it was high time that I let you know how my new business is doing. I started the course on 2/21 while at the end of our 2 month stay in Hawaii. My husband is retired and we are able to come to our condo twice a year for 2-3 months. Pretty great, right?
We are currently back on island for 2 more months and I hated to leave my new business!
Anyway, I finished your course and started with a redesign client. I worked with her for 3 months and completely redesigned the interior and best of all, she's thrilled and I had so much fun!
I also staged 2 homes and both sold within a month of listing. The homeowners and realtor were very happy with my work. One was completely empty and the other partially empty. I also did some consultations for redesign and color.
I am so thrilled to have a new and fun business that I can even do in Hawaii. An interior designer here contacted me to assist her with a job.
I am fortunate that I can work as much or as little as I want to!
Thank you for the opportunity and skills you have given me to have a new and fun career.
You are welcome Kiki! It's so wonderful to see how people make their business...their own. Being semi-retired but having a business that you love is absolutely not work! Just ask Kiki.
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