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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Looking for an Opportunity to Stage the Rest of Your Life?

| March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

I love sharing Staging Stories! Today I thought I would share testimonials and stories sent to me by some of our wonderful ASPs and ASPMs. Always working for you, Barb Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home Staging® CEO StagedHomes.com Founder/Chairwoman, The International Association of Home Staging Professionals Please click here if you cannot view the [...]

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A New ASP Designation will be given at our 2014 conference

| February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

We are all so excited for our ASP 2014 IAHSP Conference. Remember to register now to save dollars! At the conference we will be presenting a brand new ASP Designation. Below is some of the information about it. Always working for you, Barb Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home Staging® CEO StagedHomes.com Founder/Chairwoman, The International [...]

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Wish list for the Stagedhomes.com blog

| February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dear readers and subscribers of our Stagedhomes.com blog, I want to make sure this blog is relevant to your business, and that you receive valuable tips you can use in your business. This blog is a great place to share news about upcoming opportunities, business-building tips and advice, and resources available to you, and my [...]

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Casting Call for Unique Staging Stories and Case Studies

| February 25, 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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Share Your Staging® Success Stories at the Stagedhomes.com Facebook Page

| February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

I’m so proud of all our ASPs! You truly make a difference for so many real estate professionals and consumers, and I’m proud to share a story of yet another successful Staging® project. As I was looking through our past features at our Facebook page I came across a description of a Home Staging® project [...]

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Have Your Staging Photo Featured at the Stagedhomes.com Facebook Pages

| February 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

For some time we have featured photos provided by several wonderful ASPs® and ASPMs® as cover photos of our Facebook pages. Here are some of them:   We have done that in an effort to showcase your work! Each week we feature a photo of a Staging project, and ,of course, we give credit to [...]

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Guest blog: Kids vs Staging – How to Integrate Kids into Real Estate Sales

| February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Staging homes can come with a variety of challenges. Kids and clutter go together like peanut butter and jelly, which can be a real mess when selling a home. To entice family buyers and avoid turning off buyers without children, these tips can help Stage in a home with children. Downsize One of the biggest [...]

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Why Become an ASPM®, by ASPMs®

| February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Listen to our wonderfully talented ASPM Masters who each recorded a video of why you as an ASP should become an ASPM! Thank you each Jeanne Burroughs Childers Westmoreland , Sandra J. Holmes , Stacey Gibson , Brandi Visser , Jennie Giese Norris , and Trish Kim, ASPM! Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP® The [...]

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Register for the 2014 ASPM® Masters Course

| February 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

THE 2014 ASPM® MASTERS COURSE October 6th – 8th, 2014       (Which follows the ASP® 2014 IAHSP® Educational Conference, October 1st – 3rd) This year’s Masters, ASPM®, Course offers a RARE opportunity to those of you who can take advantage of it.  The Masters Course will be in the same location as our ASP® 2014 IAHSP® Educational [...]

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And the winner is……..

| February 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Last month, Stagedhomes.com held the StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes, and we are excited to announce the winners: Winners of the sweepstakes, picked at random (by automated program) are as follows: 1.    Grand Prize: One ASP® Stager Course valued at $1795 Pat Taylor of Exit Real Estate Results 2.    Second Prize: $500 Gift Certificate for [...]

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