September 2021

Stylist Spotlight | Meet Caitlin

By |2021-09-09T14:00:42+10:00September 9th, 2021|Behind The Scenes|

Meet Caitlin! Her sparkling personality and ex-static attitude will leave you amped! And if you’re picking up on all these electrical puns, let’s just say that Caitlin’s answer to question 10 will leave you shocked! 😊 On a more serious note, Caitlin is an absolute ray of sunshine, and her styling has made a world of difference in the lives of many of our clients. She is also the first person we turn to when it comes to shopping for decorations, our miss Electric sure does have an eye for a good bargain! [...]

August 2021

Stylist Spotlight | Meet Cassie

By |2021-08-16T17:31:55+10:00August 16th, 2021|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Meet Cassie! Meet Cassie, our longest employee! Her signature smile (seriously, have you seen how white her teeth are?!), kind nature and organised work ethic will make you fall in love with her faster than she can say “Cuuuuuuute!”. Which, if you ask anyone at Foxy, she says all the time. Cass divides her styling career into “pre-P” and “post-P” times, with “P” being her adorable baby girl Penelope, who is just so… what’s the word I’m looking for… cuuuuuuuute! Cassie is now back in a part-time capacity at 3 days a week, which Cam [...]

3 Things That Surprised Me About Marketing in My First Year at Foxy Home Staging

By |2021-08-12T12:12:24+10:00August 10th, 2021|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it has been 12 months since I started working at Foxy! Time flies when you’re having fun! Or when you’re in a lockdown unable to do much else… or in my case… both! Just a heads up, this article is not going to be one of the professional, well-structured blog posts you are used to. Oh no, quite the opposite. It’s 4.15pm as I’m typing this and I’m leaning all the way back in my chair, left foot on the desk, left arm elbow-deep in a bag of sweet potato chips, occasionally wiping [...]

Stylist Spotlight | Meet Jenessa

By |2021-08-03T15:12:32+10:00August 3rd, 2021|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Meet Jenessa! Also known as Jo’nessa, Vanessa or Jess, but we have settled on ‘Nessie’. She is our Lead Property Stylist and next month she’ll be celebrating her 3rd year work anniversary, which makes her one of Foxy’s OG team members. Nessie has witnessed and directly contributed to the rapid growth of our company, she has seen us succeed and fail over and over again and is here to tell the story! 1. What do you remember about your beginnings? I started in September 2018, in the middle of [...]

May 2021

Our Selection Process From Start to Finish | + FREE Downloadables

By |2021-05-21T15:42:25+10:00May 21st, 2021|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Not sure if other Property Stylists can relate to this, but we get this all the time: “Oh my gosh, you work for a Home-Staging company, that must be such a fun and easy job!”  Fun – yes! 100%! It is a lot of fun and we love the creative aspect of it, BUT… it is by no means easy. Most people don’t get to see the volume of work going on behind the scenes and just how much thinking, strategic planning and scheduling needs to happen to make their homes ready for a successful sale. Home Staging is [...]

3 Tips to Deal with Companies Undercutting Your Prices

By |2021-05-14T10:55:29+10:00May 14th, 2021|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

In this increasingly competitive business world, it is becoming more difficult to stand out from the crowd. Some entrepreneurs may approach this challenge by creating innovative products and services, others may decide to use low(er) prices as their competitive advantage. From the business point of view, both strategies are absolutely valid and can be successful, if executed correctly. At Foxy, we have identified early on in our entrepreneurial journey that we do not want to be known as the cheapest. Understandably, price is an important factor to a lot of clients, which is why we needed to find ways [...]

December 2020

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 [...]

October 2020

How to Style Your Home for Sale: Choosing the Right Style

By |2020-10-27T08:10:24+10:00October 26th, 2020|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

How Do You Determine Which Style to Choose? This is a great question and one we get quite often. Let's dig in. For Home Stagers - getting the style right is of paramount importance. It can mean the difference between someone selling their house or not.  After all, these people entrusted us with their livelihoods, which is a responsibility we don’t take lightly. That’s why we always exercise a fair amount of due diligence and look at each property individually. Every house is unique, and everyone’s situation is different, which means there is no simple answer. But we can [...]

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