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Why Stage Your Property In A Hot Market? Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:12 am
Your home is one of, if not the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. When making the decision to sell, sitting down with a Realtor to discuss a […]

Ask Christine – Changing Staging Industry Monday, 21 November 2016, 9:01 pm
Hello Christine, I have a serious question that I hope you will answer for me. I understand the real estate and staging industries are both changing. As a Realtor, my […]

Ask Christine – Fresh Flowers Monday, 21 November 2016, 8:51 pm
Hello Christine, What is your opinion about using fresh flowers and trees for staging work? – Nellie M., Minnesota Nellie, I think you are asking if you should use fresh […]

Emmy Award Winner Cathy Hobbs to Teach 3-Day Home Staging Course in Phoenix in December! Monday, 21 November 2016, 8:29 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 […]

Top LA Stager Receives Highest Professional Accolade! Friday, 11 November 2016, 6:42 pm
November 2016: For Immediate Release: St. Catharines, Ontario Breaking News: Top LA Stager Receives Highest Professional Accolade! Christine Rae, President and Founder of the Business Academy, is prou. […]

Home Staging Industry Leader to Teach a Course in Mississauga in November! Monday, 31 October 2016, 1:33 am
Register Here: http://www.stagingtraining.com/course_register.php?program_type=8&event_id=1928&program_id=8 When: Beginning November 29, 2016 Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to. […]

3-Day CSP Home Staging Course to be Offered in Columbia, MD Next Month! Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:43 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 […]

Bay Area – Emmy Award Winner Cathy Hobbs will be in Livermore in November to Teach a 3-Day Home Staging Course! Sunday, 30 October 2016, 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 […]

Ask the Expert – certification and accreditation Sunday, 30 October 2016, 7:24 pm
Christine, will you please clear up the difference between certification and accreditation. Are they different? – Dorothy, St. Louis, Missouri GREAT question, and brava for asking it! The terms accr. […]

Home Staging Industry Leader to Teach 3-Day Course in Tampa! Thursday, 27 October 2016, 6:43 pm
Register Here: http://www.stagingtraining.com/course_register.php?program_type=8&event_id=1973&program_id=8 When: Beginning November 15, 2016 Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to. […]

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 new to the Home Staging business. I had originally taken another Home Staging course and received their certification. However, my experience was very disappointing…

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”…?

I HAVE RECOMMENDED THIS COURSE IN THE PAST. THIS WAS A REFRESHER AND IT WAS A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ME. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE NEW PEOPLE STARTING THE JOURNEY AND IT WAS EXCELLENT TO REVISIT THE MATERIAL (YOU RETAIN THE MATERIAL MUCH EASIER WHEN YOU GO THROUGH IT THE SECOND …

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 …

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