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Graduates receive access to the password protected members only Resource Centre.

  • Industry News
  • Online Forum
  • Staging Statistics
  • Press Room
  • Events
  • CSP M.O.R.E Marketing Program
  • Resources
  • Suppliers
  • and so much more!!


CSPs also get their very OWN staging weblog account! Post articles, staging information, company success stories and become the staging expert in your area!

Not sure what a weblog is? We have teleclasses to help! Step-by-step you can learn how to create and post to your own weblog account.


$350+ page Resource Manual

"I call the CSP™ Resource Manual, My Staging Bible!" Devin Khuu, CSP

What Can The CSP™ Training Program Do For You?

Consider this:
A stager with four years experience in California was frustrated with her business development. She wanted to achieve higher levels of earnings. She completes the CSP™ program and applies the CSP™ Target Market Strategies. In 3 weeks she attracts 17 new business calls. She now has a client-generating system attracting new clients almost automatically.
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A brand new stager from Toronto, who completed the CSP™ program, uses the CSP™ Staging Standard Magazine and her complimentary subscription to her own Four Web Pages to build a personal network of over 800 people in her first year. She plans to double the size of her network and income in the next 3 years.
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A CSP™ stager in Arizona, dejected with her own closing sales ratios, completed a complimentary CSP™ refresher program. She learned new techniques missed the first time through (only can remember so much right?) and purchased the Ready Made PowerPoint Presentation to double her production that year. Since then, she has applied several aspects of the program in four different areas of her business. She says the combination of the ongoing support through the membership in the CSP™ Association and Real Estate Staging Association, along with the marketing presence of the CSP™ brand name has put her prospecting on “auto-pilot”.

A budding entrepreneur in Toronto attended CSP™ class, followed the process and recommendations built a very successful profit driven first year! A solid foundation to build his year 2-5 business around.
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Yes, There Is A Simple, Proven System To Start and /or BUILD a Home Staging Business Without Having To Buy A Franchise…

Becoming a CSP™ staging consultant is an opportunity to be in business for yourself, without being by yourself. The CSP™ business model is based on personal direct sales and operates as a home-based business – without the need for retail space. However we do teach you how to develop a model for exponential growth with which you may decide to expand to outside space at some point in your future.
Fall 2007 CSP™ launched a unique continuing education model, to establish a precedent for excellence within our own ranks and show leadership within the industry. These specialities allows you to develop niche markets to add to your profitability after training.

Staging offers significant profit margins and the low overheads of a home-based business, the necessary elements for a profitable business and a powerful return on your investment.

With CSP™ membership, you can make your company what you want it to be...and we'll help you every step of the way! Because of the level of training and your affiliation with the largest and fastest growing network of home staging professionals, you will join hundreds of other consultants who have graduated from our program and achieved the status of preferred stagers in their communities.

Through the CSP™ training course you will gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to succeed and excel in the home staging industry. With the CSP™ exclusive support network and the preferred designation of a Certified or Certified Canadian Staging Professional™ you will have an advantage and market presence that no other training company offers.

We teach you the practical knowledge of staging, along with our highly developed concepts for making a house more desirable to buyers, plus the crucial business elements pertinent to your success.

We are expanding our network of home stagers in North American and are looking for talented, business oriented individuals to grow with us. We invite you to learn more about the CSP™ concept; the system, the brand, the on-going support, and how you can use it to create your own valuable business.

The Most Important Aspect To Your Success Is Getting A Reliable,
Continuous Stream of Motivated Clients To Work With You

The great news is… you’re not born with these skills, they’re all learned.
That’s what the CSP™ system is all about using little known, yet proven marketing methods to attract clients and build trust. We teach you how to target market, and develop a business model specialized to your needs and goals. Through a combination of hands-on training and classroom breakout sessions in consulting, preparing bids, pricing, colour, and staging occupied and vacant property, you learn the nuances of this specialized industry. Plus, you learn the business skills needed to establish administrative and management policies.


Christine Rae heads an amazing team of talented individuals who instruct the CSP program throughout North America. CSP™ is incredibly proud of the skills, business acumen, incredible talent and success these people have achieved and bring to the CSP™ classroom experience. Talent like this you cannot find anywhere else. EXPERIENCE in the field is crucial when you are learning the ropes in any business. All this talent in one company is unparalleled in the world. EXPERIENCE is priceless

During the three day training program you are educated by the most experienced and knowledgeable staging instructors in the industry. Each of the CSP™ instructors continue to conduct their own very successful businesses as well as dedicate time to instructing They have real life experiences to share of what to do and not do & works best. They save you time and money by not having to make mistakes. CSP™ instructors go through a stringent review process of their credentials and proven success in order to be approved to teach the CSP™ program and other CSPI Academy courses.

The advantage you have with the CSP™ network is not only the excellent training program, but also the support system, and the CSP™ Code of Conduct. We firmly believe in a system that provides long term support for the delegates in our network and to assist them in achieving their goals and sustain their practice. Because of the commitment to the graduates of Certified Staging Professionals™, all stagers within the CSP™ association are required to adhere to the CSP™ Code of Conduct, and to conduct their business practice in such a way to always protect and earn the respect of the client, the real estate industry, and the public at large.

The certification process for knowledge and skill is completed in the evenings via two exams during the program and partially through participation in class. Students must achieve 75% or higher to earn certification. CSP™ is sets the bar higher by expecting you to earn your designation. Students are always so proud and really feel exhilarated by their accomplishment when they are presented with their beautiful certificate, pen and lapel pin.

Following the intensive three day foundation training, you have access to online support. Our instructors are there to assist you and provide mentorship to answer questions and provide the solid foundation needed to ensure your success. In addition we provide apprenticeship, communication updates for business tools, promotional tools, business-building tactics, training techniques and ongoing learning opportunities – available on our student resource centre and forum.

Included in tuition:

  • 400 page Resource Manual – updates provided online.
  • Preferred Rates for Business Insurance (saving $650.00).
  • Refresher attendance at any location of CSP™ program.
  • Brand advertising on
  • One year CSP™ directory listing and access to Student resource centre (value $225.00).
  • One year subscription to Four Personal Web Pages (value $599.00).
  • Preferred Subscription rate for first year membership in RESA (Real Estate Staging Association $40 saving).
  • Access to branded promotional materials: business cards, postcards, and note cards (via a print media site; saving you print costs and graphic artist costs).
  • Access to CSP™ preferred pricing privileges with major suppliers of paint (ICI & Sherwin Williams) as well as the unique marketing edge and use of CSP™ staging safe colors™, Saves your customer $$ a value add service you provide.
  • The Staging Standard E–News – bimonthly e–newsletter.
  • Member only Forum – for online business information, help, encouragement and advice.
  • Coffee News – Alumni Marketing Newsletter.
  • Monthly updates – techniques, tips, ideas.
  • Press releases and public relations in support of the brand.
  • On going educational opportunities – teleconference and online learning.
  • Free leads and opportunities to co–market at tradeshows.
  • CSP™ Membership Advantage Card.

SOME OTHER TOOLS Available for Purchase:

  • Powerful DVD marketing tool to use with real estate agents and homeowners, “The Agents Edge™”.
  • Ready made PowerPoint presentations
  • Unique 56 page CSP™ Room Ready Handbook™ for easy to present consultations
  • CSER the CSP™ evaluation report – a client presentation package
  • The Staging Standard Magazine™ – unique personalized magazine marketing tool

As a graduate, you capitalize on the unique power of the CSP™ brand with your business image, your marketing materials, and with your target market through our advertising reach. CSP™ has also secured name brand recognition by partnership and affiliation relationships to promote and support the CSP™ brand name i.e:

  • Ann Maurice House Doctor™
  • ICI paints (Color Your World & Glidden).
  • Sherwin Williams
  • United Van Lines
  • Easy-Home Rental Furniture
  • Cort Furniture
  • Williams & Sonoma
  • Aeromove™
  • to name a few

All of which you benefit from by association. There are many services, products, and opportunities available through the CSP™ Association which truly differentiate the concept of home staging in the marketplace and will help you build a powerful support for your business.

IF You Are Ready To Get Moving We Recommend:

The CSP™ Foundation Program with Fast Track Kit: Get Started For $2,850.*
This option includes everything from the Standard Foundation Program described below PLUS the business tools necessary to get your business rolling including:
5 exclusive CSP™ Room Ready Handbooks™ for consultations with clients, 1pkg of 5 (CSP™ Evaluation Reports) and presentation folders for your agents and homeowners, 1 CSP™ black tote bag to carry everything in, plus these additional staging tools…

  • A CD of forms to use in your business
  • 5 CSP™ Seller's Edge™ CD – tells homeowners about the staging process
  • 5 CSP™ Agent's Edge™ CD – tells agents about the service
  • 200 CSP™ Network Postcards for direct mail
  • 5 CSP™ note pads to let everyone know you are in business
  • 10 Pak Survival Kit Bags – a great marketing tool for interacting with real estate agents
  • 2 Large Gold CSP™ stickers, 200 small gold stickers & 200 CSP™ B&W stickers to use in your marketing promotions

PLUS these needed staging tools…

  • Hang & Level tool
  • Lifter & Slider combo
  • Wall Respecters
  • CSP™ blue tote tool bag carrier
  • Heavy Duty Wall Hangers

AND in addition to the three FREE BONUS items in the standard option Fast Trackers receive 3 ADDITIONAL FREE BONUSES
A CSP™ Press Kit to help you secure media coverage, A CSP™ Marketing Organizer to build your marketing plan, and a CSP™ Portfolio to showcase your work when giving presentations.

* Prices and Fast Track content is subject to change due to quantities and discretion of the training provider.


The Foundation Standard Training Option: Get Started For 2,199.*
This is a 3-day Training Course that many people consider advanced because it teaches so much industry information, The CSP™ exclusive step–by step home staging business system, provides the ‘how to’ knowledge necessary for operating a successful, profitable staging business. Within these three days we teach you:

  • How to target market
  • How to develop a business model specialized to your needs and goals
  • The practical ‘nuts and bolts’ information of staging
  • Administrative and management policies, contracts and pricing
  • The unique CSP™ 8–7–6–5 approach to great room design
  • Color mapping and its application out and inside
  • Inventory Management and Control
  • PLUS much more AND you will have hands on experience staging a property that is either on the market or going on the market for sale
  • AND don’t forget the list of all the support tools previously mentioned that you will have access to as well


When you decide to attend and participate in the CSP™ program you will receive an EXCLUSIVE BONUS: The Innovative "Success of Marketing Action Manual" (Value $39.00).


When you pay in full we send the "CSP™ Start Up Business Module" so you can print and get started right away in activating your business dreams (Value $59.00)


AND when you sign up 1 month in advance you also receive Ann Maurice, TV House Doctor – Home Study Property Presentation DVD (Value $199)

"In this two-disk DVD set containing over 5 hours of essential viewing I share my tried and true home staging techniques with you. Take a room by room tour with me, assessing the property as we go along. Learn about colour, clutter and subliminal sensory stimulators. Whether you are a home owner looking for techniques for presenting your home for sale or are currently working as a Home Stager this guide is for you. It is not only a valuable tool for the beginner but also contains many innovative tips for the seasoned professional." Ann Maurice, TV House Doctor

Our goal is to not only give you an easy, step–by–step system that you can use immediately, but to offer as much support as possible along the way. It is fact that many home stagers in the industry don’t know and will never find out about how to build a profitable, lasting Home Staging business.

Does This Seem Like A Little… Or a Lot To Pay?
Well… think about this…

  • Many franchises charge upwards of $5000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars for business start ups.
  • Real Estate Agents invest approximately $10,000 – $20,000 to start their business.
  • A start up website alone is worth $650 and then you have to pay search engines to find you as well.
  • The price per hour for your training is less than what you will charge for your business services.
  • You have access to professional tools for fast start up
  • No additional charges for use of resource business centre for one full year
  • There is no other training program that is committed to it's stagers enough to actually require testing certification upon a successful completion of the exams and has a remedial support for those who don't achieve passing grades.
  • Where else can you find a stagers network where you can be in business for yourself, but not by yourself and belong to an association that provides long term ongoing support for graduates to ensure they are successful in the industry?
  • PLUS there are no on–going commitments of royalties or franchisee fees. You will have a quick return on your investment by completing just a few jobs early after training.
  • The most recognized symbol of staging excellence in the world is CSP™

Wondering how other students are doing who have been through the CSP™ Home Staging Training and are now a part of the Real Estate Staging Association?

Here are the uncensored comments from others just like you, who are now Certified Staging Professionals™ actively working in their own home staging business…

testimonial3 “I can assure you when it comes to running a profitable staging business the information provided to CSP's is imperative and this information is totally lacking from other courses I have taken. Furthermore, after being in business for several years and talking with dozens and dozens of other women in this industry at national conventions redesign work is limited and does not pay the bills...that is why so many of us have gone into staging. For the price you pay, you get so much more information and connections being a CSP including preferred pricing with so many other companies and the list goes on. But also you get ongoing help throughout your career. They have an amazing resource center available to you to get you up and started including marketing materials, etc. As part of the training, a lot of the redesign principles of furniture layouts, lighting, color, etc are taught. After taking other programs out there, the CSP Program is without a doubt the path to success!”
Lisa L. Dickson
, CSP Youngstown, OH
testimonial3 “Go for it! If you are serious about staging then there is no other place to go. If you want the very best then CSP is the only real choice.”
Janet Raynor, CSP – Burlington, ON
testimonial3 “It is a very intensive, fast paced program. Be prepared for 12 hour + days as you cover a great deal of material. CSP has leading reputation in the industry. Do your research and beware that not all programs are equal in quality and the respect they receive within the industry.”
Lee-Ann Taras, Kingston, ON
staging testimonial “I found the course enjoyable, the content thorough and well-organized, and the presentation interesting and engaging. You made an impact on me on how viable and real this business opportunity is. I know for sure that I've got the bug and want to pursue a career in this field. The business model, defined processes and helpful forms and marketing tools provide a solid base for me to be able to step into this business and make it my own. I'm not sitting around wondering "now what do I do" I know what to do from the course. Thank you so very much.
I got my money's worth and then some.
The business model is clear and straightforward. The pricing is easy to grasp and use with confidence. The marketing tools are professional and I will be proud to have them represent me and my business. The processes are comprehensively explained such that I can internalize them and act upon them naturally.”

Carol Simpson, CSP – Richmond, BC
test As a staging realtor for 18+ years, I have attended more than one training class. Like the Realtors with staying power know, we constantly refresh our businesses with the next level of education to keep us ahead of what is going on in our industry. As a staging professional, I feel the
same way. Staging today is vastly different from when I took my first class. My previous trainings were Staging 101, a basic knowledge base, good enough then, but CSP is the CRS of staging…(only 4% of Realtors nationwide are CRS’-college level courses). CSP training has prepared me to take my real estate business to the next level yet again. Thanks CSP!
Terrylynn Fisher, Realtor, CSP – San Francisco, CA

Once you have seriously considered the CSP™ program and agree it is superior in the industry, CLICK TO REGISTER ONLINE or complete the CSP™ registration forms and fax it to 905–984–6142 (our Head Office) to secure your place in this powerful program. If you prefer, you may send via snail mail with a check, and yes, the program is tax deductible when you start your business.

NOTE: The CSP™ program is a privately owned business and while we understand life situations may change in between registering and attending class we do have a cancellation policy and a rescheduling process. To view Click here...

After your first year in business, members are required to invest $225 as an annual renewal payment (less than a designer coffee at $3.85 per week.)
This membership fee guarantees your four PWP web site (Value $599.00) continues, and your directory listing will be maintained. It also assures you of continued access to the member only site, brand marketing support, the continuation of your certification, as well as access to all the preferred vendor pricing for your clients and the continuing education privilege We encourage you to plan for this fee when building your business plan.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Certified Staging Professionals™ program. We look forward to working with you.



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