Vacant Staging Specialist

Vacant staging is an important revenue stream that can greatly increase a stager’s revenues – it is also quickly becoming the service most associated with the staging industry.

The Certified Staging Professional’s Vacant Staging Specialist designation provides stager’s with the additional skills and knowledge to be a vacant staging expert. It aims to provide important experience and valuable expertise resulting in growth and profile for all stagers and in increased revenues for their businesses.

With the Vacant Staging Specialist designation under their belt, stager’s will have no need to doubt their capacity to complete a top notch vacant staging, and to be paid well for it! They will also understand how to build their current business so that it is poised for the growth that can accompany offering vacant staging services. The use of rentals in vacant staging is an opportunity for stagers – a Vacant Staging Specialist will understand how best to capitalize on this and build their business.

Stagers will learn how to market this new service to the agents, investors and builders who realize they are leaving money on the table when they list vacant properties un-staged. Stagers with the Vacant Staging Specialist will gain insight into how to “sell to” those clients prepared to make this significant investment in their properties.

To achieve your Vacant Staging Specialist designation you are required to

  • attend the two 3-hr webinars
  • pass test with a minimum of 75% score
  • Participants will learn

    • Important differences and similarities of vacant vs. occupied staging
    • To expand your current business plan to accommodate this new service
    • Resources, tools and processes required to achieve a successful vacant staging
    • Consultation process unique to vacant properties
    • Recommendations that give the seller the best ROI
    • How to work with rentals:
      • Sourcing
      • Building inventory and a new revenue stream
      • External rental source
    • How to competitively price
    • How to update your contract
    • Tips and best practices from those that paved the way

    Type of Course: LIVE TRAINER – ONLINE COURSE

    Duration: 2 Sessions at 3 Hours Each

    Fee: CSP Members – $449, Non CSP Members – $499

    ALL participants earn 4 CE Credit towards attaining the CSP International™ Masters Designation upon successful completion of this webinar

    INSTRUCTOR: Liz Connolly

    Liz Connolly

    Instructor Bio:

    Liz Connolly, President, INhance IT! Home Staging, has been involved in sales and marketing in a variety of industries for over twenty-five years and in five states. She has worked for several major homebuilders and has been responsible for overseeing all elements of interior and exterior selections, design and merchandising for builder model and inventory homes. Her company has been recognized by the Home Staging and Redesign Association as one of the top 5 staging firms in the country and by Real Estate Staging Association as one of the top 10.

    Liz, in partnership with her daughter Courtney, formed INhance IT! Home Staging in January 2007. Since the inception of their business, they have staged over 3,800 properties. The team specializes in full merchandising of builder displays, vacant re-sale properties as well as re-styling for occupied properties and finish selections

    Liz is a member of Home Staging and Re-design Association (HSRA), the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA-PRO) and is recognized as a Master Certified Staging Professional (MCSP). In 2017 Liz became an Elite Stager through CSP International Business Training Academy and is certified as an Approved Mentor through CSP and Vacant Staging Specialist Instructor. Liz is also a Staging Mentor for the Home Staging Resource organization. Annually, Liz conducts a course for HBA members to bring them up to date on the latest merchandising trends. Liz also conducts merchandising seminars for local real estate offices and their clients, providing tips to help them get their listings ready for sale and educate them on the benefits of staging. Liz developed and instructs a 3-hour real estate continuing education course titled Staging Sells.

    Liz is a member of the prestigious Institute of Residential Marketing. Liz also holds the National Home Builder’s Association designations of MCSP (Master Certified Sales Professional), CMP (Certified Marketing Professional), and is a member of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis and St. Charles Association of Realtors and the St. Louis and St. Charles Women’s Council of Realtors. Liz was one of the first graduates of the NHBA’s newest program — Built to Sell: The Partnership of Market and Design. She has also received certificates for Lifestyle Merchandising and for Merchandising for the 50+ Demographic. Liz has been a multi-year member of the Sales and Marketing Council and has received Green Building Certification. In both 2007 and 2008 Liz received the David S. Eppler Award from the St. Louis Home Builder’s Association. This award is given to the associate member who has done the most to promote the HBA and the homebuilding industry.

    Liz has been a guest speaker for a variety of events and has appeared on numerous panels, television promotions and magazine articles. Over the past 11 years, INhance IT! has become a leading resource for home merchandising in St. Louis. Liz has been a guest judge for the Parade of Homes in the Atlanta, Georgia region and regularly attends various national furniture markets. INhance IT! has become known as the premiere staging resource in the St. Louis region.

       

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