I am a strong proponent of sharing one's knowledge and expertise. It is a rewarding experience - for everyone involved. Realtors® do this routinely. I know. I was one for over a decade. Explaining to our buyers how they can go about getting a loan, the importance of a home inspection, the ins and outs of Agreement negotiation...right down to why there are cracks in the patio's cement and how paint will increase the life of a home's eaves - all in a day's work. As with all knowledge and skills, the levels vary from agent to agent. Unfortunately, when it comes to home staging, the Realtors'® experience and communication results are on display to the general public, fellow agents, and can even influence the timing and price of the sale. (And, let's face it, we've all seen some unbelievably bad results! In fact, ones that have kept us from putting those homes on our buyers' tours.) The Staging by Realtor® class is designed for the novice as well as the seasoned agent who would like to hone their skills. These are some of the subjects covered: -- How to optimize communication with sellers regarding their abundance (or lack) of ‘stuff’, what needs to be done to sell their home to the widest audience, and garnering agreement on a time-line for task completion. -- Visualizing spaces with / without furnishings. -- Proper furnishings placement that includes; general flow, highlighting features such as view, architecture, dimensions, and room flexibility… -- Appropriate furnishing size, style and placement. -- The need for BAT – Balance. Anchoring. Texture. -- The ins and outs of lighting and its placement. -- And, so MUCH more! The question is, why not hold one in your office? It will increase skills and confidence, as well as add credence to the many reasons a home seller chooses to go with a full-service agent. AND, it’s FREE! Brokers and office managers are welcome to call or email today to schedule a class!