I love to share stories of encouragement and success that so many of my HSR members and grads have had in this incredible industry! This story is a bit unique because it starts with someone who had the odds stacked a bit against them (healthwise) and ends with a Facebook Post, to the New Stager by this amazing HSR grad...enjoy!
In this staging success story, I'm featuring Lindsey Childs of Navy and Gray Designs, a Middle Georgia professional home stager and designer. Typical of all of my stories, I'm going to sprinkle in gorgeous photos of her work which was a success story in that it sold in 6 days!
When Lindsey first signed up for my HSR Certification program back in August of 2017, she had some big, legitimate concerns about starting a business...
In her "Getting to Know You Form" she mentioned that she had started a business but was not successful because she didn't have a blueprint for success.
"I have tried to start my own business before, in a different line of work, but I was missing too many pieces. I need that "business in a box" so to speak. With a someone telling me what steps I needed to be taken."
"I was laying in bed dealing with an autoimmune disease, and ran across Audra's Home Staging Resource website...it was a BAM moment and I knew that Home Staging would pull together all the random talents I had. I also knew that I had the 'eye'".
"I have always had an eye for design, but i didn't think that I could make a living from it. Every house/apartment we have had I have staged. I staged our last house and we sold it to the first buyer! Then as we renovated our current home, I realized just how much I love design, the process and the end result."
"The HSR Certification Training gave me a good basis of what staging was and how to go about creating a business....Navy and Gray Designs is much more today than I thought it would be when I started."
Finally, Lindsey had this advice to say to new stagers on Facebook this week, so I had to share it to encourage you all...