Home Stagers Love to Work with Amazing Professional Organizers!

All home stagers benefit from having reliable, professional strategic alliances that they can refer to their clients when they cannot provide a required service, or do not want to do. One of my favourite alliances is with professional organizers. In Canada you can find them in the Professional Organizers of Canada (POC) Directory and in the United States you can find them in the National Association of Organizers (NAPO) Directory. Personally I really dislike doing professional organizing so I always refer my clients to people who love to do this.

At a recent Meetup City Stagers in Vancouver BC Heather Knittel and Susan Borax of Good Riddance shared their expertise with the group. Most of us in this Meetup are home stagers, decorators, designers and stylists. We occasionally have photographers or painters join us which makes it easy to meet other alliances.

A few days after that meeting a realtor called me from a home staging talk I had done with his firm. He needed someone to work with a senior couple who were downsizing and needed to get organized in a big way. Not me! So, I could proudly refer him to Heather and Susan with confidence since I had met them first hand and knew they would be a perfect fit for the realtor and his client! How great is that! We all come away looking professional and WIN-WIN all around. And I know that when Susan and Heather need a home stager they will think of me, or other stagers in the Meetup City Stagers group!

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!