Did you know that you can attend as many ASP® classes as you’d like after you’ve earned your ASP® Designation? Are you familiar with all the materials, marketing and business-building tips, vendor offers at the Staging University®? Are you making the most of your membership in IAHSP®, networking with other ASPs® to get inside success tips? Have you joined the ASPs Helping ASPs Facebook group yet?
As Stagedhomes.com we want you to become successful, and that’s why your ASP® Designation and IAHSP® membership are so valuable to you. We continually post new resources at the Staging University®, and articles we hope will be of help to you here at the Stagedhomes.com blog.
I recently wrote the article Online Publicity: A Key Benefit with Your ASP® here at the Stagedhomes.com blog, sharing with you how the ASP® Designation gives you invaluable exposure online. I was so excited to hear back from Amy Bly, ASP® with Great Impressions Home Staging, LLC, who shared the following:
Just wanted to let you know I got my second and third staging jobs through my ASP® Directory listing — both within the last 6 weeks or so!
I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you how important it is to have a properly filled out profile at the Stagedhomes.com directory.
Those who subscribe to and read the Stagedhomes.com blog, those who have become fans of our Facebook page, and those follow our updates at Twitter.com have probably noticed the extensive media coverage we continually receive. Each time we’re mentioned in the news, consumers who read articles and hear about us on television come to Stagedhomes.com to find additional information about Home Staging. While there, they also search for a local Accredited Staging Professional® to assist them. Additionally, local real estate agents, brokers, and other industry professionals visit Stagedhomes.com to find an ASP® who can Stage the homes they represent. It’s also likely media representatives will search for an ASP if they are looking to interview a local professional about Home Staging.
There’s no doubt your ASP® profile gives you a great presence at Stagedhomes.com. When consumers search for an ASP® in your local area they’ll most likely continue to the next profile unless you capture their attention.
When was the last time you updated the information? Update it today. Make a point to update your profile at least every three months to keep it current. Make sure your email link is up to date as well.
Stagedhomes.com also provides feature pages which give you excellent exposure to visitors looking for an Accredited Staging Professional® in your local area. Beyond your basic information, contact information and link to your website, a feature page will allow you to add pictures and information about previously sold properties you had Staged, and properties you’ve Staged that are currently are on the market. A feature page gives visitors comprehensive information about you and your business, and it’s very likely they’ll choose to contact over others in your marketplace because of the extensive information you provide. For ASP® Stagers, a feature page is included with tuition, and for a wise investment fee, ASP® Real Estate Agents can purchase their own feature page.
Making the most of these tools should be an essential part of your marketing efforts as an informative feature page most certainly can bring you business. Now is the time to make sure it’s ready to attract new clients and referral relationships.
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Founder/Chairwoman, The International Association of Home Staging Professionals