December 2020

Styling a Display Home – Why & How

By |2020-12-21T10:13:39+10:00December 21st, 2020|Home Staging Tips|

Is it just me, or does anyone else really like to visit Display Villages? I mean… I am not even in the position to buy – I have no deposit, no intention to build a house… but there is something about walking through a Display Home that just hits the right spot for me. If you are judging, I understand. I am judging myself too. *she said as she opened Google and looked up another Display Village to visit this weekend* But let's get to the point. Why Should [...]

3 Online Tools We Use for Team Communication

By |2020-12-17T08:39:50+10:00December 16th, 2020|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

3 Online Tools We Use for Team Communication Home Staging is an incredibly dynamic, ever-changing industry. Sudden changes, busy traffic or unpredictable weather are only a few of the challenges we face every day. That is why clear, team-wide communication is of utmost importance. Today we will share with you three of the most frequently used Online Programs we utilized to communicate between each other. SLACK Contrary to its name, Slack is keeping us all productive & connected throughout the day. It’s a free to use online tool and we at Foxy use it as a group [...]

12 Key Business Metrics We Track at Foxy Home Staging

By |2021-06-08T13:30:22+10:00December 14th, 2020|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

12 Key Business Metrics We Track at Foxy Home Staging For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Jake and I am the ‘Numbers Guy’ here at Foxy Home Staging. I have a background in finance, more specifically around accounting and business analytics. When it comes to tracking numbers within our own company, I do it predominantly because I find it interesting. But I also don’t think I’m overstating it to say that understanding your numbers is critical to the success and growth of your business. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” [...]

2 Things Our Stylists Never Leave the Warehouse Without

By |2021-05-12T13:30:21+10:00December 8th, 2020|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Whoever says the wallet keys phone triple pocket tap is not a part of their ‘leaving-the-house routine’ is either lying… or wearing a handbag. But even myself, as a living woman (Bunnings Karen video, anyone?), I always do the handbag tap-tap as I’m about to walk out and don’t leave the house until I confirm all three items are present. Our stylists have a similar routine, but instead of Phone, Wallet, Keys – it’s: 1) Steamer 2) Install Bucket It’s not usually a pocket tap-tap [...]

How to Style with Bold-Coloured Walls

By |2021-01-06T09:51:27+10:00December 3rd, 2020|Home Staging Tips, Think Outside The Fox|

Blog Series ‘Think Outside The Fox’ | Episode 3 Feature walls make for an exciting design element in any room. Bold colour choices can add a splash of personality to your home and really liven up the space. But when it’s time to sell your house, feature walls can become a disadvantage. In most instances, your real estate agent would recommend repainting the wall(s) into a more neutral colour to attract the highest number of potential buyers. Of course, this is not always a feasible option. Things like your budget or not worthy ROI (Return on Investment) can often [...]

6 Things To Consider Before Starting a Home-Staging Business

By |2020-12-14T13:02:52+10:00December 2nd, 2020|Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips|

So, you are thinking about starting your own home staging business. How exciting! The good news is that home staging can be a very profitable & sustainable business, IF you set the groundwork right.  A sustainable company to me has a long-term focus, can run independently during the owners’ absence, and ultimately is saleable. Whether you are still in the planning stages, or already running your own home staging business, we hope you can get some value from our experiences. It is never too late to reflect and re-evaluate whether you are heading in the right direction. And if [...]