About Clare McGhee

Digital Marketer and Content Writer | A graduate of Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing and Publishing, fascinated by the power of words.

August 2023

Trusting Your Team to Run the Business

By |2023-08-03T13:19:36+10:00August 2nd, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Trusting Your Team to Run the Business As business owners, Jake and Phoebe understand the challenge of taking a holiday while ensuring smooth operations and trusting your team to run the business. Your business is like your baby, and to leave it in the hands of someone else can be daunting! Temporarily closing up shop may be an option for some. But for others, like us—a home staging business with a team of over 25 staff—we didn’t think that was feasible. After all, the real estate market never takes a break! So, in this blog post, we want [...]

July 2023

Home Staging Tips: 7 Strategies to Impress

By |2023-07-25T11:04:08+10:00July 25th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, DIY Home Staging, Home Staging Tips|

Home Staging Tips Whether you're a seasoned home stager, or new to the game, we know that home staging is about setting the scene and helping buyers imagine themselves living comfortably in the property. So, these seven home staging tips will help showcase a property in the best light, or might just get you out of a pinch. Let's get into 7 home staging strategies to impress! 1. Use a Rug in the Lounge Room The lounge room is the heart of the home, and a well-placed rug can enhance [...]

The Art of Staging Townhouses: Elevate Your Space

By |2023-07-18T14:46:26+10:00July 18th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, DIY Home Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

Staging Townhouses Today, I’m going to shine a spotlight on staging townhouses for sale by diving into an example property that we styled recently. This style of property is our bread and butter here at Foxy. And while functionality is important for living in a property, styling homes for sale differs, as (to state the obvious) a sale is the ultimate goal! To do this we want to appeal to a broad market, while focusing on first impressions, accessibility, and a layout that showcases the space in the home. We want to generate a buzz and create a [...]

Selecting Artwork: Stage a Captivating Home

By |2023-07-11T09:42:32+10:00July 11th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Colour Inspiration, Home Make Over, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips|

Selecting Artwork Today we’re delving into the process of selecting artwork for properties. At Foxy, we understand that artwork plays a pivotal role in home styling. Think of it as the icing that adds that extra layer of visual appeal to the already beautiful cake. In this blog, we'll dish out some insider tips and tricks that we use to choose the perfect artwork to elevate a space to new heights. Let's dig in! During the consultation process, the stylist takes numerous photos of each room. We examine these images alongside the floor [...]

A Pop of Colour: Pink in Property Styling

By |2023-07-04T09:28:53+10:00July 4th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Colour Inspiration, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips|

Pink in Property Styling Have you ever noticed that when you go on Real Estate.com, it's like entering a realm of cream, beige, gold, and white overload? We sure did! And after a few conversations with our agents (a few years ago now), we decided to change that and embrace a more colourful palette in general. Now, there is no need to be concerned by colourful; we mean muted and understated colour, not bold and overwhelming tones. So let's talk pink in property styling!  In our opinion, incorporating pink into property styling comes with an unfair bias. [...]

June 2023

5 Tips for an Efficient Pack Up Process

By |2023-06-26T15:19:26+10:00June 26th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

5 Tips for an Efficient Pack Up Process This article is for the home staging business owners out there. As home stagers, an efficient pack up (de-stage, bump-out, depending on your terminology) of a property is essential to minimise downtime and maximise team productivity. The end goal being to fit more jobs in a day! In this article, I’ll explore ways we streamline the pack ups to ensure an efficient pack up process. Our pack ups revolve around how the truck gets loaded, so we’ve adopted strategies and have specific training with every team member to make sure [...]

15 Questions with Fletcher | Meet Our Foxy Removalists

By |2023-06-19T10:29:43+10:00June 19th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Life in Real Estate|

This week I’m introducing you to another one of our removalists. Much like the stylist spotlight, the goal of this series is for you to get to know the Foxy team. So let’s say hi to Fletcher! Meet Fletcher! Fletcher is a Foxy removalist who’s been a part of the team since we were quite small. He’s an integral part of the business, and is part of the leadership team here. He tells it how it is, and he’s always up for a laugh. Let’s get into 15 questions with Fletcher.  [...]

Bring Purpose: Opportunities for Staff Progression

By |2023-06-13T10:19:05+10:00June 13th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Today, I’m going to look at the benefits of offering staff progression at Foxy. This will hopefully provide some insight into how you can apply it to your business. As past employees for corporations and government services, Jake and Phoebe know how important it is to offer incentives and opportunities for growth in business. That's why they believe that investing in the development of the team is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart business decision. Giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to grow and thrive, creates a positive work environment where everyone [...]

Our Favourite Team Bonding Activities

By |2023-06-01T09:17:03+10:00June 1st, 2023|Business of Staging|

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know how important team culture is for us at Foxy. It’s the glue that keeps this company together and makes work a fun place to be (even when the work is hard!). So today we’re going to share with you some of our favourite team bonding activities that fosters a strong team spirit. Building the Team Building a great team starts with the hiring process, and we try to ensure that we’re bringing people on board who match energy with the rest of our team. [...]

May 2023

Foxy at Home: 40 Glenmore Crescent, Rochedale

By |2023-05-25T13:32:43+10:00May 25th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, DIY Home Staging, Foxy at Home, Vacant Home Staging|

Welcome to Foxy at Home where I’ll take you behind the scenes on a property that we’ve recently styled. We’ll guide you through our process of choosing the style and at the end of the article we link to the furniture we used, so you can recreate your favourite looks! 40 Glenmore Cr, Rochedale Let’s travel together to the suburb of Rochedale. This area is rising in popularity because of its opportune location. Sitting on the outskirts of the city, Rochedale has stunning views of the scenic rim and is a [...]

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