It seems you can’t open a newspaper, got to a store or see a commercial for any product or service these days with out the word “green” attached to it is some way. It’s about time to explain what all the fuss is about and how it really affects the business of real estate and staging. Is the fuss about the planet dying?
No! The earth will still be here when we aren’t.
The fuss is that the biosphere is dying.
Today there is irrefutable evidence the resources of the earth are being depleted at an accelerated rate and they are non renewable. When they are gone – they are gone!
The planet is in crisis; it’s not only about saving the whales or certain animals from extinction it is about plants which we use for food and medicines, the land we grown them on and how we will heat our homes. If you have a business or if you are trying to sell a house you will want to know how the work and decisions we make impact the rising cost if utilities. Home buyers concerns are based around “can I afford the house once I move in” – regardless of how low the interest rates are!
Do you know 92% of people surveyed said “Green and energy conservation” features are important when buying property? Your clients do. You can educate your self so that when you are representing a seller you are knowledgeable enough to inform them of the things they can do to improve the energy efficiency of their home, thus saving money while live there and making it more desirable to the 92% of people looking to buy. It reduces its impact on the planet for the next family as well as generations to come. Much of what we CAN do inconveniences us much less than one might think.
2012 is touted as the Year of Green you need training on how it impacts your business. In Feng Shui 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon – heralded by lucky colours black and gold so CSP logo’s need to be prominent in your marketing material check for certification dates at www.stagingtraining.com
Starting (or Growing) a Home Staging Business in 2012? Here’s What You Need to Know
Whether you are planning to start a home staging business or you already have one but need to take it to the next level, the promise of New Year brings with it opportunity. Will 2012 be the year in which you achieve your dreams—in which you build the business you have always dreamed of. It won’t happen automatically; in the world of business, you don’t get any credit just for showing up. You must have a plan, and you must be able to execute it. To help you plan for a successful 2012, here are four principles to keep in mind. Read More…
Did You Know?
CSP Academy International Masters™ of Real Estate Certification is NOW available to ALL stagers!Non CSP graduates can earn the designation by achieving 75% or higher on an equivalency exam and meeting the experience requirements. Read More…
CSP International Academy 12 Hr Marketing Advantage™ Tele-Camp is available to all stager for $599 (12 sessions with LIVE Marketing Coach) CSP graduates access this complimentary program as part of the CSP Certification. Read More…
ALSO CSP International Academy is about improving skills of all stagers; you don’t have to be a CSP graduate to participate in Academy Webinars and continuing education programs. However, CSP graduates do receive preferred rates and additional opportunities. Read More…
Certified Staging Professionals Announce 2011-12 Business Award Recipients
CSP International Business Training Academy is proud to announce the Judges have decided who are the recipients of the 2011-12 CSP Business Awards.
Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, is proud to announce the winners of the 2011-12 CSP® Business Awards. Each year Certified Staging Professionals® recognizes excellence in 10 separate categories.
These Categories include CSP® Real Estate Staging Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Year, CSP® Most Promising – Rising Star Award, CSP® Green Bud Business Award of the Year, CSP® Mentor of the Year, CSP® Best Overall Company of the Year, CSP® Marketing Campaign of the Year, Blog of the Year, CSP® Trailblazer Company of the Year, CSP® Business Turnaround of the Year and CSP® Community Involvement Program of the Year.
The judges for the CSP® Business Awards include Michael E. Gerber, best-selling author of The E-Myth Revisited and business coach; Bodine Balasco, Professional Speaker and entrepreneur; and Bethany Souza, star of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell.” The judges look for a great business model, initiative, determination and resilience.
The 2011 CSP® Business Awards Recipients are as follows:
Lesley King, CCSP Winner of the CSP® Real Estate Staging Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Year
Jennifer Campbell, CSP Winner of the CSP® Most Promising – Rising Star Award
Jan Saunders, CSP Winner of the CSP® Green Bud Business Award of the Year:
Monica Stanciu, CSP Winner of the CSP® Mentor of the Year
Teresa Robertson, CSP Winner of the CSP® Best Overall Company of the Year
Elysse Bulloch, CSP Winner of the CSP® Marketing Campaign of the Year
Jennifer Campbell, CSP Winner of the CSP® Blog of the Year
Tara Savelle, CSP Winner of the CSP® Trailblazer Company of the Year
Loren Angel, CSP Winner of the CSP® Business Turnaround of the Year
Elysse Bulloch, CSP Winner of the CSP® Community Involvement Program of the Year
Source of Furniture + Accessories Announced the Winners of the SOFA Window Contest During the 40th annual Canadian Home Furnishings Market In January
Home Staging Professional Business Owners came together under the banner of staging organizations; Certified Staging Professionals (CSP), Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and Professional Stagers Network Association (PSNA). Each organization was invited to choose two teams to represent their organization in a friendly competition of Window Dressing. The winning team received $250 donation to the charity of their choice. [Read Full Article]
The Winners Were:
SOFA WINDOW CONTEST RESA TEAM (Team Leader: Kelly Peletier)
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