The Colour Coach - Decorating, Organizing, Downsizing, Staging, Real Estate
Location and Rates:
 
Location:

My business is based out of North Everett, WA; but, I travel to meet with clients and customers.  As well, many of my clients meet with me virtually via email, phone or Skype.  This is especially true of my life coaching clients.

Some of the design portion of my business is also found on:



Hours:

Tues thru Sat: 10AM - 6PM
Sun & Mon: Closed

Rates:


  • I offer different packages and rates, depending on the type of service.
  • Payments can be made via PayPal, cash, money order or cashier's check. 
  • I do offer payment plans.
  • Sliding Fee Scale also available to those on fixed incomes.
  • Please don't hesitate to ask about payment plans or a Sliding Fee Scale at our initial consultation.  I'm more than willing to work with you.

 


Free 30 minute Initial Consultation:
           
                                                 - In person, by phone or Skype/Facetime.
 



  • Payment plans, and other projects that require a large time commitment, are done through a contract.
  • Rates include taxes and mileage--within a 10 mile radius.
  • But any supplies, are billed separately + 20% markup (to cover time/research/shopping/delivery) + tax.



 
Organizing/Downsizing:
 
$25 - $45 per hour
 



  • Rates depend on complexity of the project, how far I have to drive, and if I will need to hire help. 
  • Obtaining contractors/sub-contractors for major repairs or large installations, are done separately through the client.  Angie's List, Home Adviser, Amazon, and other sites are great resources; or I might list someone on my resource page.  
  • Organizational supplies or other materials, can either be purchased by the client, or I can do so--with a 20% mark up rate + tax, to cover research, purchase, and delivery. 
  • If we end up doing a design project in the midst of our organizational needs, then please refer to the "Design" section below for those additional rates. 
  • Most Professional Organizers START at  $45/hour, but I try to give a flexible scale. It's more important that the job gets done; because it feels good to accomplish goals, and frees up energy for other areas of one's life!



 
Decorating:


Option #1:  $25 = 1 hour Basic Colour Consultation:I can meet you at the hardware store if I'm helping you with colour, or we can meet at a coffee shop if you already have your colour chips, and some photos on you phone, ipad, photos, etc.



Option #2:  $50 = project session. Meeting at the house/building/store. Help picking wall colour/flooring/furniture. Includes in depth session on design ideas, decor, and style assessment. Usually takes 2-3, 45 minute to 1 hour visits. Each new project starts a new $50 session.



Option #3:  $25/Hour = Completely doing the decorating project, from start to finish. Help with colour, flooring choices, furniture/decor choices (or just the rearranging), etc.  If the area is a small one, then I can do the painting myself.  This could include small or reasonable wall repairs or installations. Shopping for the product itself and delivery, is charged separately, with a 20% markup + tax (to cover my time, research, and delivery).






Staging :
 
Option #1:  $75 = 1.5 - 2  hour Consultation:Includes basics in staging/design, my suggestions on how best to de-clutter, arrange furniture, best colour choices, some colour theory, feng shui,etc. Bring a notebook! This is usually when folks prefer doing the staging and prepping, themselves.  Unlike Option #3, and if the home owner isn't wanting to do the staging themselves...then the home owner and the Real Estate Broker will decide if they want to hire contractors, handymen, painters, professional organizers, packer/movers, and interior designers to complete the staging process.



  • In person or phone/email/Skype. 
  • Any drawings, room configurations, etc. is a separate fee.
  • Payment is made via PayPal if remote, and by cash in-person. 
  • Invoices can be sent to a real estate brokerage.




Option #2:  $135  = 3-4 hour Hands-On Staging :  Includes all the above, but we'll actually do a lot of the moving and rearranging together. This is especially perfect for homes that don't need a lot of de-cluttering or packing. Small homes really find this advantageous. Or if certain rooms are ready to go; but you are willing or wanting to do the majority of it yourself--once you get the hang of what we will do together! Notebooks and/or a camera or phone is a great way to take notes.



  • In person. 
  • Any drawings, room configurations, etc. is a separate fee. Payment is made via PayPal if remote, and by cash in-person.
  • Invoices can be sent to a real estate brokerage.


 

Option #3:  Full Staging - $500 minimum. Up to $1-2/Sq. Ft.




  • $500 minimum to cover costs of furniture, accessories, moving fees, assistance fees,  rentals, labour (indoors & outdoors),interior design, etc. Shopping for the product itself and delivery, is charged separately, with a 20% markup + tax (to cover my time, research, and delivery).
  • Some professional stagers charge by square foot, some by the hour, and some charge 1% of the sale price (Many times this is to cover the rental fees for the furniture in their warehouses and general overhead they supply.)...I feel that charging per square foot, allows the client to be aware of their time and spending every step of the way. 
  • A down payment is required to get started, and then each day or week is billed accordingly. *Again, as mentioned in other sections, I am sensitive that there are those with fixed incomes, budgets or job loss; and so we can discuss options.  Please let me know as soon as possible, though. Thanks!*
  • It's good to also remember, that staging a home can sometimes bring in up to 3% more for a sale. 




Here's How I Break It Down:



  • Staging a home or rental takes several days, if not a few weeks--depending on size of home, if there's repair work, excessive de-cluttering or organizing, floor installations, etc. Or, if there are any other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Installations, rentals, and sub contractors are paid directly by the client. (If I am overseeing these projects, then I consider it my responsibility, and need to charge the $2 per sq. ft. rate.)
  • Day 1-2 (or more) -  My clients usually work alongside me, room-by-room, while we de-clutter, organize, move furniture, or decide what will need to be added. 
  • Day 2-3 (or more) - We create a design plan and shopping list, and then determine budget for each room. This can include items such as art, pillows, bed coverings, and window treatments, etc. Once this has been agreed upon, then I do the product research and purchasing.
  • As mentioned earlier, the product itself and delivery is charged separately, with a 20% markup + tax.
  • Day 3-4 (or more) - Dressing the beds, hanging window treatments, placing accessories and art, making sure all the furniture flows, etc.  BUT, if there needs to be painting, repairs, new floors, etc.  AND if I am over seeing these projects...AND depending on the contractors and sub-contractors schedules...well, it will take probably take longer than 3-4 days.
  • Day 4 (or more) - AND LEST WE FORGET...we will need to take care of the exterior of the home. I will need to oversee storage, plantings, curb appeal, path lighting, clean-up, perhaps even any painting touch ups, etc.



As well...
 
I've had clients and customers over the years, ask if I still offer life coaching--especially career, or transition coaching. Of course! Here are the packages I offer...



 
Life Coaching:


 "Get to Know You" 30 minute Coffee Consult = FREE.  Get to know me, my coaching styles, work on goals, or just figure out where you want to start!


  • Coaching can  be done hourly, and paid with cash.
  • It can also be done with a contract, and pre-paid monthly.  (PayPal, or other form of on-line service.)
  • The hourly-version can be more flexible. 
  • The contract-version can provide consistency, a set schedule, and cost-effectiveness--as you get more visits for the rates.
  • Meetings can be done in-person,  by phone, email or Skype.
  • The meeting times are usually pretty flexible too (after work at Starbucks, on the phone or Skype on Saturdays...).


  • I do offer payment plans.
  • I do offer Sliding Fee Scale for those on fixed incomes.




BASIC PLANS:


$45 per hour.




  • Know this option is available at any time.  Say for example you just want to meet once/month, or want to meet once/week.  Or say someone has a crazy work or travel schedule, and meeting is sporadic.
  • As well, this is good for those who do well with self-reflection, and are pretty goal-oriented.  They just need or prefer guidance from time-to-time... perhaps to help stay on track with a goal, get help with making a decision, or to stay headed in the right direction. 
  • Our first official visit will include doing an initial primary interview & intake forms.
  • IF at this first visit, you are ready to do your complete assessment questionnaire, and have me later prepare your Personal Vision Statement... Please schedule the time for your initial visit--and costs--for THREE HOURS ($135).  Many times during the process, there are extra questions or discussion that comes up--so it could take an hour--or a little longer. Preparation and writing of your Personal Vision Statement alone, can be a 2-3 hour process. AT THIS TIME, it will get rolled into this fee--even if it goes on the longer side.


 
$150 per month.
 



  • One, 1 hr session, an extensive primary interview, detailed vision statement & discussion, 1 - 20 minute communication email/phone call per week, and a review session at the end-of- the-month. At that time, the client can decide if we want to continue for another month. Many times a client's goals or needs are easily met within the month time, or can expand...
  • Our first official visit will include doing an initial primary interview, intake forms, and assessment questionnaire = Please schedule about 3 hours.
  • Preparation and writing of your Personal Vision Statement alone, can be a 2-3 hour process. AT THIS TIME, it will get rolled into this fee--even if it goes on the longer side.
  • Obviously this is the most cost-effective package--and I tried to set one up that way. Yet, keep in mind too, this option will require you to do a little more self-reflection. This could prove helpful to some; but others might find more feedback during the month, to be better.  



MID-RANGE PLANS:
 

$300 per month.
 



  • Two, 1 hr sessions, an extensive primary interview, detailed vision statement & discussion, 1- 20 minute communication email/phone call per week, and a review session at the end-of- the-month.  At that time, the client can decide if we want to continue for another month.  Many times a client's goals or needs are easily met within the month time, other times they can expand.
  • Our first official visit will include doing an initial primary interview, intake forms, and assessment questionnaire = Please schedule about 3 hours.
  • Preparation and writing of your Personal Vision Statement alone, can be a 2-3 hour process. AT THIS TIME, it will get rolled into this fee--even if it goes on the longer side.



 
$500 per month. 
 



  • One, 1 hr weekly session (some months have 4 weeks, and others 5), an extensive primary interview, detailed vision statement and discussion, 1 - 20 minute communication email/phone call per week, and a review session at the end-of-the-month.  At that time, the client can decide if we want to continue for another month. Many times a client's goals or needs are easily met within the month time, other times they can expand.
  • Our first official visit will include doing an initial primary interview, intake forms, and assessment questionnaire = Please schedule about 3 hours.
  • Preparation and writing of your Personal Vision Statement alone, can be a 2-3 hour process. AT THIS TIME, it will get rolled into this fee--even if it goes on the longer side.



PREMIUM PLAN:

$1500 per month.


  • This is the Advanced and Very Focused version of my services.  I will be available to you DAILY. 
  • We will be checking in 5 days a week (the five that work best for your schedule).
  • Our first official visit will include doing the extensive version of the initial primary interview & all intake forms...Like I said this is the Very Focused Version! :0)
  • I will later prepare your Personal Vision Statement, and we will go through it on our second visit.
  • I will be giving you mini-assignments each day, to help you move forward.
  • We will be doing career assessments, spiritual calling assessments, tapping into your learning style(s), analyzing your strengths and weaknesses (in a variety of capacities), etc.
  • You will be learning how to meditate, understanding how neuroplasticity fits into your transition,  and learning about the strengths and weaknesses of your personality type and your learning style--and applying it in your job search, career change, or even through a grieving process.   
  • *If any colour consultations for clothing/makeup/personal style is needed--then that is the entire goal for that specific month alone.  It can take a few sessions, just to clear out and organize your closet!  And, of course the rest of the assessment, will definitely fill in the rest of the month!* 
  • In a nut shell:  your goals for each month, will be handled very specifically. 
  • We will set up a plan of accountability, and create the steps to create the positive changes you crave.
  • You will receive a weekly synopsis of our time together--via email--or in print (for those who like to meet in person). 
  • For colour/makeup/style assessments, you will receive a print out packet to refer back to. 
  • Why printed? Well, ideally I would for both areas, because using all your senses  stimulates different parts of your brain (feeling, touching, reading, maybe even reading your information out-loud) But, I know most people would rather be efficient. 
  • You just need to be committed that it won't get filed into your laptop/computer, and never looked at again.  
  • Our ultimate goal is to create change and movement, remember.  That can't happen if "the work" is filed away, and not applied daily. :0)



"The time we spend is more than "quality."  The spiritual growth, alongside the obvious career growth, can't really be put into words.  I feel blessed that we met!" - M.B., Everett, WA.
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