As a Stager I can only do so much.

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Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

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.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
Janice Ankrett Home Staging

Thanks Olga!

May 16, 2011 09:06 AM
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Colleen McConnell
Tallahassee Retired Realtor

Sad story, I can imagine the angst the seller is feeling and the frustration for you that your advice isn't heeded.

May 16, 2011 07:42 PM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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Colleen, the seller is facing a lot of changes. Hopefully it will all come together for her.

May 17, 2011 09:34 AM
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Elisa Uribe- Realtor
Oakland CA Homes for Sale
Wells and Bennett Realtors

So true1 I also don't think it's fair to a stager to do a partial staging because the sellers don't want to spend the money and then they balk at what they get for the money they spend. Your job is not an easy one and neither is the Realtor's who is working with this type of client. Hopefully it doesn't happen too often.

May 17, 2011 09:36 AM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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Elisa, luckily most staging consults are much easier.

May 17, 2011 11:15 AM
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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Working in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett ASP helps sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice works with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.