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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HURRY, HURRY – Urgent Casting Call for Unique Staging Stories and Case Studies

| November 12, 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. Today we were asked to provide names of ASPs and REALTORS who have helped clients with a unique staging project to get a house sold. [...]

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Home Seller: Find an ASP® Real Estate Agent at Stagedhomes.com

| November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Are you about to put your home on the market? Are you in the process of interviewing real estate agents to determine who will assist you? Great News! Stagedhomes.com can help you find an agent who will make your property stand out among others in your marketplace and guide you to how to sell your [...]

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What People Are Saying about the ASP® Designation

| November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Want to know what the ASP® Course and Designation can do for you? I thought I’d let the voices of the many who have taken the course before you have shared. Here’s what Accredited Staging Professionals® have shared about their experiences with the ASP® Course and life beyond as an ASP®. Impact of ASP® Course [...]

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Staging for the Holidays

| November 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to Stage your listings to make the homes feel cozy. Although you want to keep to the plain accoutrements, there is nothing wrong with adding a bit of holiday color to your Stagings. With the right settings, you can bring a bit of holiday spirit to all that [...]

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ASP® – IAHSP® Conference: Cherished Memories Forever

| November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dear Great ASP® – IAHSP® Educational Conference Attendees, Everyday I think of you. What a fabulous conference we had. And that is because of YOU! This was our 9th Staging conference and I believe it is the best one or one of the best conferences we have ever had! Each of you contributed so very [...]

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Make the Most of Your ASP® and IAHSP® Membership: Showcase Your Success

| November 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

As I have previously shared, 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 continually receive requests for quotes and story ideas and while we at Stagedhomes.com certainly provide great insight and background information to those who contact [...]

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Become an Accredited Home Staging Professional® Before the Holidays

| October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

As home sellers recognize the benefit of professionally Staging their homes, the demand for Accredited Staging Professionals® will continue to skyrocket over the next decade. That’s why there has never been a better time to enter the market as Accredited Staging Professional®. Following a two-day course, real estate will earn the ASP® Real Estate Agent [...]

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NEXT WEEK: Free 60 Min Live Home Staging Webinar Taught by Barb Schwarz

| October 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Learn from The Creator of Home Staging®, Barb Schwarz through the convenience and the magic of webinars. This FREE one hour Home Staging Training Webinar can help show you as a Stager:  What Home Staging Truly Is. The difference between decorating or ASP® Staging a home The economics of Home Staging and why it works! Why do I need a designation? How will the [...]

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Top 6 Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you are planning to put your house on the market in the near future, here are the top six mistakes that you should watch out for! Making an emotional decision. Selling your home is a major decision in your life and may turn out to be a costly one if not done without proper [...]

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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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