I've come to realize that as a Stager I can only do so much.
My job requires me to be a problem solver. If there is an issue, I do my best to work out an answer for my client. But there are things I can't change.
I had a client that was really overwhelmed by the thought of selling her home. She ran a business in her home and was terrified of her clients finding out she was moving.
You see, she and her family were moving to another city. She felt if her clients found out they would leave her right away. This frightened her. Her business had saved the family when her husband lost his job. Now she would have to trust that this new job would last, that the upheaval would be worth it.
She didn't want to make the changes I suggested because her clients might catch on; her husband wasn't always there to help but most of all I think it meant it was all really happening. She was going to have to take that leap of faith.
I can make suggestions, fine tuning them to her needs but I can't guarantee a happy ending.
There's only so much a Stager can do.
When she's ready, I'll be there.