Are you making Realtor Office Presentations one of your key marketing tactics?

Realtor office presentations are a great way to connect and make new connections to grow your home staging business. A month ago I met a new realtor Joanne LaRocque at a networking event and I followed up with her for a coffee. During the meeting Joanne mentioned that she had joined a new brokerage firm, Dexter Associates Realty a well established Vancouver based firm. She asked me if I would like to come and do a talk at one of the Monday morning meetings and naturally I said “YES!”

I’ve done many talks over the last 10 years and so I invited one of the PRES graduates, Sally Weatherley of Exit Stage Right to join me. Sally’s company has its own rental furnishings and Sally has established herself as a home staging expert since she took the PRES course several years ago.

We were invited into their meeting and learned a lot while we were waiting to present. Their meetings take place in what is referred to as ‘the bull pen’ and it’s standing room only!

Dana J. Smithers of PRES Staging Training is presenting along with Sally Weatherley of Exit Stage Right.
Using large story boards works well with a small group to show ‘Before & After’ photos of staging jobs.

What’s really important when you are giving a talk is to have good visuals AND to have a draw at the end that the realtors need to put their cards into. Sally did a draw for a Complimentary Consultation and the PRES Staging Training program did a draw for a Complimentary Staging Training home. The follow up from events like this is really important and both Sally Weatherley and PRES are using Send Out Cards to stay connected!

Colleen McClure
Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.