Received from Karen Mendenhall, ASPM®, IAHSP® International Board: When I opened the Charlotte Observer on Saturday, I saw a picture and full page article about Home Staging through International Board Member Joan Inglis’ eyes. Fabulous tips and great photos. Joan Rocks! Click here to read Charlotte home stager reveals how to get your house ready [...]
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.
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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#1. Do something productive every day to move yourself forward in your business. Or in other words….DO SOMETHING!! It is amazing to me how many people just don’t do anything, or rarely do anything productive. Usually that is because of fear…fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of making a mistake. Some people will tell [...]
As a StagedHomes.com ASP® trainer I love teaching people how to build their Staging business. Once they leave class they are so excited to get started and dive in to building a new Staging business. To keep your enthusiasm high and to keep moving forward I want to share the following with you! Remember that [...]
Real Estate Agents Learn How To: • SELL more listings using the power of Home Staging! • Effectively communicate the benefits of Staging using Barb’s proven Staging sayings to get every listing Staged • Use Home Staging instead of price reduction as the most effective way to get your listings SOLD • Use the ASP® [...]
Recently I had the privilege of having breakfast with one of my REALTORS®, Carol, and she shared some great info with me. One of her recent sellers, which I did a consultation with, said she “loved me” and was thrilled that Carol referred her to me. The house sold in 6 days for $20,000 over [...]
After inviting all of you to participate, for some time we have featured a collage of photos of many wonderful ASPs® and ASPMs® as cover photos of our Facebook pages. We have done that in an effort to showcase you. Now we want to feature your work! Each week we want to feature a photo [...]
Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging® and Founder and CEO of Stagedhomes.com was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 by the Real Estate Staging Association. Please click here to view Barb’s acceptance speech. Home Staging: How it All Began Below is Barb’s story on how it all began. I am often asked [...]
Time flies when you are having fun (Stagers always are!), and we are already a month into 2013. Those who know me know I care very deeply about those who have made the commitment to their Staging business. That is why I thought I would once again share some tips for this year’s business plan. [...]
February has just begun and later this month Stagedhomes.com will offer a FREE one-hour Home Staging Training session twice. Learn from The Creator of Home Staging®, Barb Schwarz through the convenience and the magic of Webinars. The FREE one-hour Home Staging Training Webinars will take place on February 11 and February 25, 2013, from 9 [...]