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 [...]

September 2020

What Blew My Mind During My First Week At Foxy

By |2020-09-17T13:50:27+10:00September 17th, 2020|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Hello Foxy Fans, Eva here! Last week was my very first week at Foxy Home Staging in a Content Writer / Styling Assistant position. And let me tell you.. what a week it was! To give you some context... My background covers lots of different industries, but Real Estate is not one of them. In fact, I didn’t even know what ‘Home Staging’ was until I applied for this cool gig at Foxy. So yeah, you’d be absolutely right to assume that there were a lot of things brand new to me. But there was this one thing in [...]