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Ask the Expert – Should I work with a stager who is not certified?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:52 pm

Christine, Can you explain to me why certification is important to a stager? I asked a stager who came to my office what credentials she had, and her answer was, […]...read more

Home Staging Industry Leader Christine Rae to Teach 3-Day Course in San Diego!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 7:48 pm

Register Here: https://store.stagingtraining.com/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2108&program_id=8 When: Beginning December 8, 2017 Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to t. […]...read more

Emmy Award Winner Cathy Hobbs to teach 3-Day Class in Colombia, MD!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 7:28 pm

5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV’s Hit Reality […]...read more

A hint of luxury sells houses FAST!

Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:36 pm

Definitions of luxury: Great comfort: expensive, high-quality surroundings, and the great comfort they provide. Pleasurable, self-indulgent activity: an activity that gives great pleasure, especially. […]...read more

Home Staging Industry Leader Christine Rae to Teach Course in Mississauga!

Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:20 pm

Register Here: https://store.stagingtraining.com/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2084&program_id=8 When: Beginning November 28, 2017 Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to. […]...read more

Ask the Expert – Staging is not established in our area

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 5:07 am

Hello Christine, I am a real estate agent of many years. Staging is not established in our area, meaning not many people know about it here, agents are not using […]...read more

Internationally recognized home staging expert to be teaching in NY, NY!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:52 am

Internationally Recognized Home Staging Expert to Teach CSP® 3 Day Course in Purchase College, NY! starting 11/11/17! Register Here: https://store.stagingtraining.com/order_online.php?program_type=8&. […]...read more

Top 5 reasons sellers won’t stage

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10:26 pm

There are many myths and misconceptions people use to avoid doing what they need to do when selling property (much like the pursuit of good health!). Even though there is […]...read more

Health dangers lurk everywhere – pay attention when selling

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 12:09 am

With the onslaught of the “green” movement comes a litany of information, which can either scare the pants off you or alert you to the potentially harmful things that lurk […]...read more

Emmy Award Winner Cathy Hobbs to Teach 3-Day Course in Boston, MA 11/4/17!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 12:56 am

5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV’s Hit Reality […]...read more

Home Staging 101: Make Sure You’re Staging, Not Decorating!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 8:51 pm

If you ask the average person what “home staging” is, they’re likely to say something like “decorating a house to make it look good.” The truth is that home staging is absolutely not the sam. […]...read more

Home Staging Success: Take Control of Your Destiny in 2013

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 9:26 pm

It’s December now—and in much of the US and Canada, this means that the temperatures have dropped, the lakes have frozen over, and the snow is falling. And of course, preparation for the holidays. […]...read more

Set the Stage for Success in 2013

Friday, 30 November 2012, 10:14 pm

The holiday season is officially here, which means the New Year is right around the corner. If you’re anything like me, it feels like 2012 has just begun—I guess time really does fly when you’re. […]...read more

Home Staging 101: Three Strategies to Connect with Your Target Customers

Friday, 12 October 2012, 1:22 pm

The primary marketing focus of most home staging professionals is on real estate agents.—and for good reason. These individuals are in a uniquely valuable position for home stagers, being able to pr. […]...read more

Home Staging Pays

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 1:16 pm

There are countless details which go into creating a successful home staging business, but at the end of the day it all boils down to one simple question for an agent or seller: is home staging worth. […]...read more

Home Staging Success: Four Ways to Improve Customer Service Today

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 1:59 pm

Customer service is one of the most important components of every successful home staging business. The most profitable home stagers generate a significant portion of their new business through “wor. […]...read more

Five Questions to Ask When You Can’t Get Around That Obstacle

Monday, 10 September 2012, 1:00 pm

Have you ever felt stuck? Or frustrated because no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get around that “brick wall”? If so, you’re not alone. This frustrating experience is part of running a. […]...read more

Home Staging Success: Do You Value Relationships?

Monday, 27 August 2012, 1:07 pm

There is a lot that goes into building a successful home staging business, and we have talked about many of those elements right here in this blog. Today we are going to focus on an area that doesn’. […]...read more

The Secret To A Powerhouse Staging Business: Close the Sale!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 7:36 pm

Ironically, one of the greatest fears that many stagers have is asking for the business from a potential client. If you don’t ‘close’ the sale, you don’t have a business! Some of the most comm. […]...read more

Home Staging 101: Become the Expert

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 7:20 pm

Think about the last time you selected a service provider—a dentist, doctor, lawyer, accountant, or something along those lines. If you are like most people, a number of factors went in to the decis. […]...read more

   

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Hello Duncan and Christine, Just to let you know that attending the course as an alumni was interesting and informative. It was a real treat to sit back and listen (okay Duncan – not always listening after conducting a few consultations and showcasings. Thank you for the opportunity to sit back and absorb more …

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a trainee in CSP’s intensive three-day staging training workshop with Nairn Friemann in New York City. Being an interior designer for 37 years, and practicing in both the residential and commercial areas, it is usually me who plays “teacher” rather than student. I must confess that …

Last year I enrolled in a staging program which was very widely advertised and cost a little less than the CSP 3 Day Course. You know that saying “You get what you pay for” ? Well I graduated from that program still feeling that I needed more information – in fact, a lot more, actually. …

I am new to the Home Staging business. I had originally taken another Home Staging course and received their certification. However, my experience was very disappointing; my interaction with their staff was unsatisfactory, I was unable to communicate directly with a trainer and the course was limited. Follow-up and mentorship was non-existent. I really felt …