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Home Staging Expert Christine Rae Publishes New Article Discussing The Importance Of Investing In Yourself

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company, discusses the value of investing in increased knowledge and understanding.

Orlando, FL – November 28, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a home staging certification and Real Estate Strategy company, recently published an article on her website (http://www.stagingtraining.com) noting that there is no better investment …

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Home Staging Expert Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Explaining That Success Comes From Working Smart, Not Working Hard

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company, notes that working hard without a purpose and a plan is a recipe for disaster.

Orlando, FL – November 22, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a staging certification and Real Estate Strategy company, recently published a blog on her website (http://www.stagingtraining.com) discussing the …

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Real Estate Design Expert Christine Rae Discusses The Importance of The Day of The Week When Selling a Home

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company, writes about strategies for home sellers to consider when listing their properties for sale.

Orlando, FL – November 11, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, recently published an article on her website (http://www.stagingtraining.com) about when a …

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Real Estate Design Expert Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Discussing How Her CSP International Business Training Academy Provides Entrepreneurial Skills To Students

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company, writes about developing long-term business strategies, and how a staging certification through CSP can help achieve that.

Orlando, FL – November 8, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, recently published a blog on her website (http://www.stagingtraining.com) …

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Real Estate Design Expert Christine Rae Explains How Her Training Company Uses Niche Marketing

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company, writes about how CSP teaches its students some very particular, and increasingly useful skills to assist property sellers.

Orlando, FL – November 7, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, recently published an article on her website (…

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Real Estate Design Expert Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Discussing the Growing Significance of Home Staging

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company writes about the increasing influence of home stagers, and how they may be to thank for a recent upturn in the housing market. 

Orlando, FL – November 5, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, recently published a …

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CSP International Business Training Academy Earns WEConnect Certification

Friday, November 4th, 2011

CSP International™ Business Training Academy is proud to announce their recent certification by WEConnect Canada and WEConnect International, a non-profit organization that increases opportunities for women-owned businesses to succeed throughout Canada, The United States and across the globe.

Orlando, Fla. – November 4, 2011 – CSP International™ Business Training Academy is getting a big business boost thanks to WEConnect Canada, a corporate-led organization that provides …

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Real Estate Staging Expert Christine Rae Featured In Homes-Extra.ca Article

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Christine Rae, author and home staging expert, was recently featured in an article on Canadian Online Explorer’s real estate site, homes-extra.ca.
Orlando, Fla. – October 31, 2011 – Christine Rae, real estate home staging expert and President and CEO of CSP International™ Business Training Academy, was recently featured on homes-extra.ca, in an article written by Linda White titled, “Should You Hire a Real …

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Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Differentiating Between Decorators and Real Estate Minded Staging Professionals

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, asserts that her business stands out from others in the knowledge they have about real estate business.

St. Catharines, Ontario – October 22, 2011 – Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, recently published a blog on her website …

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Real Estate Staging Expert Christine Rae To Be Honored With Golden Quill Award in Hollywood

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Christine Rae, author and home staging expert, will receive a Golden Quill Award from The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™ at the Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala.

Orlando, Fla. – October 18, 2011 – Christine Rae, President and CEO of CSP International™ Business Training Academy, will be recognized at the Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala hosted by National Academy …

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Real Estate Staging Expert Christine Rae Hits Amazon.com Best Seller List With “Trendsetters”

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Christine Rae, author and home staging expert, recently hit two separate Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book “Trendsetters.”

St. Catharines, Ontario – October 15, 2011 Christine Rae, President and CEO of CSP International™ Business Training Academy, recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs to collaborate and co-write the business and marketing book titled Trendsetters: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal …

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Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Article Explaining the Financial Benefits of Investing in a Home Staging Professional

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, suggests that the payoff of a fast, high paying home sale far outweighs the cost investment required for hiring a professional home stager.

St. Catharines, Ontario – October 12, 2011 – Christine Rae, Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy,

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Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Explaining How Home Staging Can Help Home Sellers Who Are Entrenched in Divorce

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, argues that power of staging to increase perceived home value can help divorced couples trying to shake their largest combined property.

St. Catharines, Ontario – October 10, 2011 – Christine Rae, Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, recently published …

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International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert Christine Rae Points Out the Detrimental Impact That Buying Cheap Can Have in the Marketplace

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, explains that her staging certification academy has positioned itself as top quality, rather than cheapest deal.

St. Catharines, Ontario – September 27, 2011 – Home Staging expert, Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, recently published an article on …

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Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer, Author and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Article Addressing Today’s Rocky Economic Climate

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professional International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, responds to real estate reports on the current home sales marketplace.

St. Catharines, Ontario – September 16, 2011 – Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, recently published an article on her website www.stagingtraining.com that relates the metaphor of …

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Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Transforming the Way We Think About Home Staging

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, features expert insight about the mindset of a professional staging professional, as opposed to an interior decorator. 

St. Catharines, Ontario – September 14, 2011 – Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, recently published a blog on her website …

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CSP International Committed to Moving the Economy Forward

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Minneapolis, MN, September 03, 2010 Christine Rae President of CSP International is pleased to announce Lynelle Hartman will lead CSP in their North America Market Operations for EcoLiving and Eco Certification Training Programs.

CSP International Business Training Academy, revered as the global premier staging training company (CSP) heard Friday, July 30th, 2010 that well known Mid West-based stager, Lynelle Hartman of LH2 …

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CSP International Recommends Stagers Use Shaklee Products

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

As part of their Greener Earth initiative, CSP International BusinessTraining Academy announced its support today of Shaklee cleaning products.

Living and working green has been our mantra since August 2008 when we formed our global educational partnership with the LiveGreen, LiveSmart Institute to teach the Certified EcoProfessional (CEP) program. Rae said it has been a lengthy process to find an array of products we can be proud to recommend both to …

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Home Staging ranks #1 Career Choice

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

According to a CNN list of ‘Seven emerging jobs poised for growth,’Home Stager ranked as the #1 career choice.  Christine Rae, President of CSP International Staging Training Academy said she is not surprised. It is the result of two major factors.

The economic down turn in 2009 forced home sellers to strategically plan the marketing of their properties to help them sell faster and gain a higher …

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Sutton Adds Certified Staging Professionals to their Approved Supplier Program

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Sutton, the 100% Canadian-owned real estate company with more than 8,700 associates, have announced that Certified Staging Professionals, North America’s educator of choice for home staging & training, have been selected as an Approved Supplier.

Sutton associates will have preferred pricing for the home staging CSP Elite™ training course “Protecting Your Client’s Equity with Home Staging”; real estate associates will earn the prestigious CSP Elite Affiliate designation. …

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Waterloo Home Stager, Christine Bird of New View Home Staging, is helping take the home staging industry to a new level of awareness.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Home Staging has emerged as one of the most important and influential components of the selling process that remains within the seller’s control. “Location can’t be changed and price has a range driven by the market, but how the house is viewed is completely up to the seller”, Bird says.

And how the house is viewed directly impacts the sale price.  Buyers will pay more for a home …

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CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS BECOMES AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Recently global staging training company, CSPI Academy, world renown for their course Certified Staging Professionals (CSP), signed on as an approved vendor for the third largest real estate company in the United States, Keller Williams Realty.  As a vendor, CSPI Academy will offer agents access to the Elite agent training course, which focuses on the home staging.

The Elite agent course focuses on educating agents on …

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The upside to a down economy is MORE BANG for your BUCK! Certified Staging Professionals offer Aeroplan Miles for home staging services

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The upside to a down economy is MORE BANG for your BUCK!
Certified Staging Professionals offer Aeroplan Miles for home staging services

Toronto, ON, August 11, 2009 – It is not surprising, given today’s economy, to find consumers looking for more value when choosing services and products.  Consumers are still spending; they are just doing more research before buying. They evaluate quality, price, and customer service, past …

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CSP International Business Academy Provides Solutions for Business Metamorphosis in Challenging Economy

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

“Business as usual, just doesn’t cut it in today’s marketplace; while some businesses are languishing or barely surviving, why are others thriving?”, asks Christine Rae President and Founder of the unique CSP International Business Training Academy. “This kind of economy is like boot camp; only the strong will be left standing”. Every business climate has good and bad Bill Gates started Microsoft during a recession.

CSPI …

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HALIFAX-BASED BLOSSOM SOLUTIONS AWARDED BEST OVERALL COMPANY OF THE YEAR BY CSP™

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

HALIFAX, NS – May 27, 2009 – Halifax-based Blossom Solutions, announced today that it has been awarded both “Best Overall Company of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” by Canada’s leading staging experts, the Canadian Staging Professionals™ (CSP™) at the Simply the Best Conference recently held in Toronto.

In the burgeoning industry of real-estate staging consulting, CSP™ reviewed organizations based on their competitive position …

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Certified Staging Professionals is Selected for Aeroplan’s Home and Move Services Program

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Certified Staging Professionals™ (CSP), North America’s leading staging training provider, is proud to announce they are an approved supplier of Aeromove®, the exclusive Home and Move Services program for Aeroplan® Members.

“We are proud to be selected by Aeromove®, said Christine Rae CSP’s CEO. “The association is a win-win for home sellers; not only do they increase their ROI when they sell the staged property, they …

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Certified Staging Professionals™ and William-Sonoma, Inc. Bring Clients Two Brands of Excellence for Faster Home Sales

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

St. Catherines, ON CANADA—In this buyers’ market, savvy home sellers and real estate professionals are seeking advice from staging professionals on the most cost effective ways to get their properties sold for top dollar — and in the shortest amount of time. Gone are the days of just picking up the kids’ toys and putting away the laundry.  Today’s buyer not only looks at properties …

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Proven techniques for selling a home faster and generating a higher profit

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

St. Catharines, Ontario  L2T 1X6

July 12 2008


Cover of Home Staging For Dummies Book

News Release from Wiley Publishing – Homeowners …

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Certified Staging Professionals now Eligible for Sure Fit Designer Program

Friday, July 11th, 2008

St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1X6 July 11 2008

June 09, 2008 (St. Catharines, ON) Sure Fit Inc, has joined the CSP Preferred Pricing Partner Program and is extending their Designer Program to active CSP members.

Preparing your home for sale often requires making your older furniture look new again. Sure Fit Inc has made it easy for CSP staging consultants to refresh your home with …

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Staging Industry Experiences Difficulty Locating Suitable Rental Furniture

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Certified Staging Professionals partners with Dominion Furniture to help members rectify the challenge

Toronto, ON June 16, 2008 Certified Staging Professionals (CSP) and Dominion Furniture Rental located in Toronto, Ontario, have reached an agreement to provide Certified Staging Professionals with preferred pricing for rental furnishings for use in staging properties for sale in the Greater Toronto area.

Certified Staging Professionals take note of member’s plight of not …

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Are you looking to start a career in home staging? Researching your options is crutial

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Before you begin your research ask yourself:

What do I need to learn from a staging program?

List your strengths, your weaknesses, and what you feel would make you more confident to go into the business world as a stager. Do you want to own your own staging company? Do you want to work for another staging company? Where do you see yourself 2 years from now. …

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Home Stager Lynelle Hartman trains others in her field to alleviate pressures on those in a sluggish housing market

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Minneapolis, MN 55428

It’s no surprise that the housing market fluctuates frequently. What was a surprise was those in the industry were slow to use home stagers to alleviate the pressures of a slower market. We are seeing the staging trend appearing on the Buyer want list; so it must be done before the “For Sale” sign even hits the lawn. For those of you …

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The Premier Certified CSP™ Home Staging program is offering a build a business opportunity training in Victoria BC

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Starting a home staging business in British Columbia is not a new concept, building a profitable and sustainable business is. As Real Estate Professionals embrace home staging as a “vital part of the selling process”, the need for great home stagers increases.

Canadian Staging Professional™ courses have been offered in Vancouver, BC since September 2005. With 46 currently active certified home stagers in British Columbia, Canadian …

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Innovation is the key to growth in any new industry; including home staging

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Taking an idea to new heights or diving into the depths of un-tread territory within a relatively new industry has never been easy for entrepreneurs and it is with this recognition that the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) recognized a few individuals within the home staging industry, for their outstanding dedication and innovation within 2007.

As the electronic ballets were tallied January 13th, 2008, Christine Rae, …

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Certified Staging Professionals Partners with Fashion Furniture in Southern California

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

St. Catharines, ON, Canada, June 1, 2007 – Southern California home sellers and real estate professionals will applaud the new partnership between Fashion Furniture and Certified Staging Professionals™ (CSP™), a premier home staging training program. As part of their continuing commitment to establishing partnerships which will enable their alumni to offer a wide range of services at great pricing, CSP™ has teamed up with southern …

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Certified Staging Professionals Will De-Junk Your Home

Monday, June 25th, 2007

St. Catharines, ON, Canada, June 1, 2007 – Home sellers will find it easier to move on to their next nest now that Certified Staging Professionals™ and Canadian Staging Professionals™ (CSP™), a home staging training program, has teamed up with 1-800-Got-Junk?. As part of their continuing commitment to establishing partnerships which will enable their alumni to offer a wide range of services at great pricing, …

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Canadian Staging Professionals and Canadian Mortgages Inc. Move to Make Home Staging Affordable for Home Sellers

Monday, June 25th, 2007

St. Catharines, ON, Canada, June 1, 2007 – Canadian Staging Professionals™ (CSP™), a home staging training program, has teamed up with Canadian Mortgages Inc. to ensure CSP™ clients obtain maximum equity when selling their homes, and also obtain suitable financing for their new homes. As part of their continuing commitment to establishing partnerships which will enable their alumni to provide exceptional service to the community, …

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I had heard great things about the organization by alumni as well as have had great discussions and assistance from Liz and Linda. They have always been there to answer any and all my questions, they are polite and super efficient. I enjoyed having Jackson West as the Trainer for our sessions. He was dynamic, …

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 …

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 …

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 …