The Century 21 Real Estate Show
WXTK FM Radio
Mark Garner's Interview with Nicole Gabai
did you get the idea to start a business as an organizer?
background is in TV production, where I worked for 10 years as a
producer and production manager. I gained a lot of organizational
skills and experience organizing shoots and TV shows having worked
at MTV, Nickelodeon, the Orlando film commission and then at a
commercial TV production company. About 7 years ago I wanted
to start my own business in something that had flexible hours and
also where I could use my skills and expertise. So it really was a
natural evolution, I started by organizing the office of a couple
of people I knew and I realized this could be a profitable
long have you been in business?
have had my own business, B. Organized for 7 years which was very
successful based in NYC. And since October of 2005, I am now based
in Falmouth. I am an artist, so now in addition to my organizing
business, I also take time for my oil painting.
types of clients would use your services?
very busy, discerning and overwhelmed customers. Often I work with
clients who have multiple homes and travel regularly, people who
have active professional or social lives. Also people who have a
lot of stuff that needs to be sorted or a lot of paper that needs
a system. I also work with clients who love clothes since I
organize closets too!
I have a
degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and I
help clients sort through their clothes and basically edit what
they have. You know, sort out what looks good, what’s in style
or not. What looks good on and put outfits together prepare them
to go shopping for more clothes!
I go where
my clients are – I have traveled all over the country and in
Peru and Mexico to work with clients.
do you do for clients?
basically I help people make order out of chaos. I really listen
to my clients and what their needs are to create intuitive and
practical solutions customized for each individual. I organize
homes and offices as well as I handle moves and relocations. When
it comes to preparing for a move – I work with the moving
company to supervise and manage the move through the whole
process, as well as the actual move day.
people anticipate their needs for re-modeling jobs, or for a move
or relocation. To help them plan for the physical move. I help
people make these transitions in their lives as effortless as
you work with people who have home-based businesses?
I help them set up the business as well as prepare them for moving
the business when there is a move involved.
you work alone or do you have other organizers that assist you?
no job is too big or too small – depends on the job – I have
assistants if I need to bring someone in.
What's the most challenging situation you've had to work with?
recently had a client that moved from Vermont to NYC – she never
even had to show up move day.
do you enjoy most about being a professional organizer?
love my clients – I really love working with people and I make
it fun! For me it’s really like doing a puzzle and my clients
enjoy the process too. I love learning about people’s lives and
careers. I feel it’s a privilege to be a part of their process
and I use the utmost discretion, so I value that trust and that
means a lot to me.
Stay Tuned for Mark Garner's Century 21 Real Estate
Follow-up Interview with Nicole Gabai!
May 2007 ~
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