First off, I want to thank everyone here at SuN for helping us make our show so successful! We took all the advice that was offered in my Trade Show advice topic, and now you can see how it turned out.
We constructed portable "walls" to create a homey space for our vignettes. We decided to change it twice throughout the show to illustrate the versitility of staging and our ability to adapt to the market demographic. We had a poster made of the "before" shot of our space to show an average area in an average home, and held a contest to guess the cost of the transformation for each vignette. This was to draw hits to our website (where the winners will be announced and the costs revealed) and to make the realtors aware of how inexpensive staging can be. One of the biggest hits was the little give-away we devised. We ordered masses of mini compressed towels and those little plastic bubbles you get from bubblegum machines that hold trinkets. We put 4 of the towels and a little instruction sheet inside with our company name. They were the most sought after give-away at the show!
The turnout was fabulous, and we left totally exhausted but it was well worth the work. We have dozens of new leads and several individuals interested in franchises, which is exactly the direction we were hoping to head in. It was so successful that we are going to do it again in Houston next month!
Here is a link to the photo show...
http://www.realestateshows.com/206906 (corrected from original post)
Once again, thank you so much for all your comments and suggestions. We couldn`t have done it without you!
First impressions are everything in real estate. Staging should be your first step in the home selling process. Make sure your home is in top condition before showings commence, and then Prepare Yourself for all of the benefits of staging your home!