Did You Fail to Plan?

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Home Stager with CL Design Services Home Staging

 

Wednesday night at our S.O.S. meeting (Sisterhood Of Stagers) one of our topics for discussions was our business plans for the New Year.  I told the group I started 2008 by studying my strategic plan again.  Years ago I met with John Maver at www.mavermanagement.com at the inception of my staging business.  On the 5th anniversary he contacted me for a refreshing update.  The stagers in my home shared they did not have strategic plans for their businesses!  I shared the key points of mine with them and want to share them with you in case some you do not have one either..... 

Objective     ie....  what type of homes   price/  size  do you want to stage

Goals             ie....  how much Rev /Profit   ,   # of clients  

Strategies    ie....  how do you want to promote and develop your business

Measures      ie...   # if Realtors served, # of repeat clients, $ % increase in resale value, website hits

Tactics          ie...   build referrals, develop presentation materials, website  etc. 

 

Warmly,  Cathy Lee

PSS. If you can gather a few stagers in your community in a home and network to foster good spirit and share ideas, DO! S.O.S. is having a SIF roundtable in the summer so please plan to come!!

 

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Suzette Sager
Primp This House - Dublin, CA

Thanks for sharing the basics of your Strategic Plan. We should all have one. I wish I could say that I did. However, I will soon.

Great to see you blogging. It is so helpful to hear other ideas and perspectives about our industry. Sharing information and ideas can only help raise the professional level of our industry. Wouldn't it be great if everyone felt that way.

 Keep on blogging. We are listening.

Feb 22, 2008 06:42 PM #1
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Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra
Great system & first blog!  We look forward to many more from you!  Welcome to the blogging world of AR!
Feb 24, 2008 01:39 PM #2
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
Thanks Suzette and Melissa!    
Feb 24, 2008 08:05 PM #3
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Welcome to the blogging world - you have been lurking on AR for some time so I can't welcome you to AR. With your 5 years of experience you will have much to share here and please do - we all like learning more about others' successes and failures, questions and answers.

 

Feb 25, 2008 06:23 PM #4
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
Great 1st Blog!  Having a business plan is so important.  Reviewing it once or twice a year is a must.  You would laugh if you saw my 1st business plan!  I had a lot of large numbers to say the least.  I needed to stop dreamin' and get realistic.  It was an eye opener! :)
Feb 29, 2008 11:23 AM #5
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

It is nice to dream Janice!!!  It is great you had a plan!!  Now that you have been working for awhile you can be more realistic and tweak it. 

Best Wishes,

Cathy Lee, ASP  www.cldesignservices.com    

Feb 29, 2008 04:25 PM #6
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Brian Bloom
www.AllinOneStaging.com 1-630-292-2710 - Bartlett, IL
All in One Staging Inc. - Home Staging Consultant, Redesign Expert

Cathy Lee,

Great first post!

Hope to see more of them:)

Best Wishes

BB

Feb 29, 2008 07:14 PM #7
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Thank you BB!  Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Staging!!

Happy Leap Day, Cathy Lee  

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