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, […]

Home Staging Industry Leader Christine Rae to Teach 3-Day Course in San Diego! Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 7:48 pm
Register Here: When: Beginning December 8, 2017 Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to t. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Home Staging Industry Leader Christine Rae to Teach Course in Mississauga! Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:20 pm
Register Here: When: Beginning November 28, 2017 Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to. […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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’. […]

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. […]

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. […]


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I am an alumni of Certified Staging Professional. I would like to express my thanks to Nairn Friemann (CSP® Instructor), and CSPI™ Business Training Academy taught at Purchase College, NY for the opportunity of partaking in their three day home staging course last year.

This year, I enrolled in the course again as a refresher, and …

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…

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…

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”…?

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