CNN – 7 Emerging Careers – Home Staging #1!!!!

This is great news for those of us already in the business and those who are thinking about it. Think no more!!! While this is a USA stat, Canada is always close behind. For the entire article go to this link:

HOME STAGING #1 EMERGING CAREER

By Rachel Zupek
CareerBuilder.com writer

Editor’s note: CNN.com has a business partnership with CareerBuilder.com, which serves as the exclusive provider of job listings and services to CNN.com.

In today’s uncertain job market, even the jobs once marked as “recession-proof” are not as safe as we thought. So where should you focus your job search? Several trends — existing and emerging — continue to drive job growth and creation throughout the United States. Developments in technology, health care, environmentalism and globalization, as well as current trends in the economy are clearing the path for several cutting-edge careers to surface.

If you’re in the market for a new job, here are seven emerging careers that are making a mark and poised for growth in the coming years. Please note that salary and job growth information is not collected for all positions because of the size and awareness of each job.

1. Home Stager
The real-estate market is not what it used to be and homes are taking longer to sell. Potential buyers usually decide how much they like a property by picturing their own possessions in the house. That’s not always easy if the home is cluttered with unattractive décor and furnishings. House stagers work with real-estate agents and their clients to improve the appearance of their home and make it more appealing for potential buyers.
Industry umbrella: Interior design
Job growth: N/A
Salary: Most stagers are self-employed and set their own fees. Prices may vary from $75 for an initial consultation to $500 for staging an entire house.

Very good news indeed and we have gone from a ‘buyer’s market’ to a ‘seller’s’ market these past few months.

Flowers Offer Inspiration

I love looking at floral shops in every city I travel to because they always offer so much inspiration. Not only are the flowers exquisite, they smell divine and floral shops have some beautiful home decor pieces that you don’t always find in the other home decor stores. If you like to bring some of that magic from the outside indoors, start popping into more florist shops.

One of my favourites is in North Vancouver, BC called Special Moments Fowers & Gifts in the Park & Tilford Shopping Centre. Their displays are beautiful with elegant groupings of flowers & vases & candles, etc. Check them out at www.smflowers.com