Barb

Barb Schwarz
The Creator of Home Staging(R)

The Creator of The Staged Homes Concept
The Creator of The Accredited Staging Professional® Course and The ASP and ASPM Designations
Best Selling Author
Award-Winning Professional Speaker
Professional Real Estate Broker
Founder and Chairwoman of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals IAHSP.com
Founder and President of The IAHSP Charitable Foundation
Creator of The StagingShoppingCenter.com
Barb Schwarz pioneered and created the "Staging To Sell" and "Staging To Live" ® concepts. She has traveled the country extensively from 1985 to present time, spreading the mission of Home Staging to millions.

Professional Speaker

As a seasoned speaker and top Real Estate producer, Barb Schwarz has logged over 18,000 hours on the platform. Hundreds of thousands of REALTORS® have attended her various programs. Her wonderful gift for speaking and her ability to educate, motivate and entertain was recognized by the National Speakers Association in 1990 when they awarded her the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), earned by less than 250 speakers worldwide. Barb Schwarz is a leader, an innovator, and a truly gifted speaker who shares the wisdom of her personal triumphs. Those who experience Barb are always struck by her incredible energy as well as the practical substance of her programs.

Best Selling Author

Barb Schwarz has published articles in numerous national publications addressing a variety of real estate topics and is written about monthly in well known newspapers and magazines all around the U.S. and Canada. Barb is internationally known as the creator of Staging for which she holds the federal registered trademark. Her video "How To Prepare Your Home For Sale...So It Sells" won the Consumer Education Product of the Year Award from the Real Estate Educators of America. Her newest Home Staging video entitled "How To Stage Your Home So It Sells For Top Dollar" is receiving rave reviews. She is the author of the best sellers "How To List And Sell Residential Real Estate Successfully" and "Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money" and 'Building a Successful Home Staging Business'. Her books are available in all bookstores! Look for her newest book entitled "Staging To Sell: The Secret to Selling Homes in a Down Market" published by Wiley & Sons at bookstores everywhere.

The Creator of Home Staging

Barb Schwarz has personally Staged and Sold over 5,000 homes in the greater Seattle area. Barb is the creator of "Staging To Sell and Staging To Live"® concepts and she holds the Federally Registered Trademark from the US and Canadian Governments on Stage®.

Barb's Accomplishments Include:

Instructor of the Year by The Seattle King County Association of REALTORS® for the year 2006
Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader, and Sales Consultant.
Over 2,000 Full Day Seminars, 18,000 Hours on the Platform, and over 1,000,000 attendees in the US and Canada
Guest speaker at The National Association of REALTORS® National Conventions
Recognized as the National and International Expert on Staging Homes, she has written and published hundreds of articles on Home Staging and is frequently featured on TV and Radio Shows nationally sharing her expertise. Barb is known nationally as the number one expert for preparing property to sell. Barb introduced this concept of Staging to the country and it has changed the way real estate is practiced in our nation today. She holds the federally registered trademark for Stage®.
An estimated 45,000,000 consumers nationally have benefited from using Barb's award winning video, "How To Prepare Your Home For Sale... So It Sells." This video demonstrates to property owners how to prepare their property for sale. The benefits are far reaching. Home sellers who use this video sell their homes faster and / or for more money.
Author of "How To List and Sell Residential Real Estate Successfully"
Author of "Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money"
Author of "How To Build a Successful Home Staging Business"
Author of "Staging To Sell: The Secret to Selling Homes in a Down Market, is her latest new book to be released.
Wrote, directed, produced, and acted in her one hour Staging video "How To Prepare Your Home For Sale...So It Sell." The video won the "Consumer Education Product of the Year" award, given nationally by the Real Estate Educators of America.
Wrote, directed, produced, and acted in her one hour Staging videos "How To Stage Your Home To Sell For Top Dollar" and "How To Price Your Home For Top Dollar". These DVDs and Barb's books are available for purchase through http://www.stagingshoppingcenter.com or by calling 800-392-7161
Featured on ABC's 20-20 two different times for her work, vision, and invention of Home Staging. The 20-20 video is also available for viewing on our ASP Media page.
Written about extensively in: The New York Times, Business Week Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, The Home Magazine, New York Home Magazine, Realtor Magazine, US News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and Smart Money Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and many more hundreds of magazines and newspaper articles.
Barb is frequently featured on various local news broadcasts around the U.S. as the Home Staging expert, such as ABC, CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS and PBS. ASP Media page

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The Stories behind my Staging Sayings – Part Three

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

For over forty years I’ve shared my knowledge of Home Staging through presentations across the country, and through the Accredited Staging Professional and Masters Courses. During those years I’ve developed many sayings in order to effectively communicate the benefits of Home Staging to real estate professionals, sellers and of course Home Stagers. In the following [...]

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Helping Friends and Family Get Health Insurance

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

As a small business owner you provide group health insurance to your employees or provide them funds through a defined contribution strategy to purchase individual coverage. Both these options are available through your Private Insurance Exchange managed by USI Affinity. Do you know someone who has never had insurance and doesn’t know where to start? [...]

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Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging®, Honored with Living Legacy Award

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® recently held its Accredited Staging Professional® 2014 IAHSP® Educational Conference on Whidbey Island, WA. The nonprofit organization capped off its three-day event by presenting Barb Schwarz with a Living Legacy Award for her endless contribution to the real estate and Home Staging industries. Barb Schwarz has been honored [...]

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The Stories behind my Staging Sayings – Part Two

| October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

For nearly forty years I’ve shared my knowledge of Home Staging through presentations across the country, and through the Accredited Staging Professional and Masters Courses. During those years I’ve developed many sayings in order to effectively communicate the benefits of Home Staging to real estate professionals, sellers and of course Home Stagers. In the following [...]

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The Stories behind my Staging Sayings – Part One

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

For more than forty years I’ve shared my knowledge of Home Staging through presentations across the country, and through the Accredited Staging Professional and Masters Courses. During those years I’ve developed many sayings in order to effectively communicate the benefits of Home Staging to real estate professionals, sellers and of course Home Stagers. In the [...]

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Casting Call for Unique Staging Stories and Case Studies

| October 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

As you most likely know, Stagedhomes.com works closely with media outlets – television, radio, newspapers, magazines, bloggers, podcasters and many more – and we are often asked to contribute stories. We are frequently asked to provide clever ideas and tips, as well as anecdotal stories, about how you as Home Stager and/or REALTOR® made one [...]

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Stagedhomes.com Announces Additional Waltham, MA, ASP® Course Date

| October 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

As this coming week’s ASP® Course in Waltham, MA, is sold out, Stagedhomes.com is pleased to announce an additional course date. Waltham, MA, on January 20-22, 2015 Limited seats available. ASP® Trainer will be Sandra Holmes, ASPM®. Connect with others at Twitter using #StagingBoston. Read more about connecting with past and future course attendees here. [...]

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Watch the Greater Chicago IAHSP Regional® Chapter Make a Difference in their Community

| October 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is with joy that my dream is coming true of building together our IAHSP Foundation. It is through our IAHSP Foundation that we will provide vision, service, scholarships, community service, and carry out our mission of changing the lives of people around the world through the world of Home Staging. A key commitment of [...]

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Join Us, Virtually, at the 2014 Educational Conference for ASP®

| September 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today marks the opening day of the 2014 Educational Conference for ASP®! This year’s conference is going to be unlike any other convention ever given. Those attending will return home with more ‘how to build your business ideas, new marketing concepts, inventory ideas, presentation ideas and steps of how to grow your business to a [...]

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Real Estate Today: Can staging help a home sell faster?

| September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Stagedhomes.com works tirelessly to get the word out about the impact of the work Accredited Staging Professionals® do for their clients. In fact, one of the main benefits of being an Accredited Staging Professionals® and member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® is that we, on your behalf, work diligently to raise awareness [...]

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