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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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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Wall Street Journal: Home Staging Effect? Not Much.

| February 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

On December 26, 2013, the Wall Street Journal published the article Home Staging Effect? Not Much. The article begins: How much does a tacky purple wall color affect a home’s sale price? Not much, according to new research on home staging. While good staging does influence a home buyer’s overall impression of a house, staging [...]

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 2014 ASP® – IAHSP Educational Conference and ASPM® Masters Course

| February 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

I am very excited to announce our Educational Conference Dates to You this Year! The ASPM® Masters Course will also follow the conference. The 2014 ASP® – IAHSP Educational Conference October 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2014 (Fly in on sept 30th) Our 2014 Conference Theme is: ‘Putting the Power of 3 to Work for You!’ *Latest [...]

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Guest Blog: 6 Tips for Finding Home Staging Inventory

| February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

When you enter the Home Staging business, one of the first questions you’ll have to answer for yourself is deciding whether to own your Staging inventory or to rent it. Sometimes in the beginning, your budget will determine this for you until you can get enough money to purchase and store your own inventory. But [...]

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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Sandra Holmes

| February 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Around the country and Canada, our wonderful trainers teach the Accredited Staging Professional Course. Virtually every week, often every day, I receive word from course participants about how much they loved their trainer. I’ve asked each trainer to introduce themselves. Today, Sandra Holmes will share a word about her background. Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, [...]

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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Rebecca Henderson

| February 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Around the country and Canada, our wonderful trainers teach the Accredited Staging Professional Course. Virtually every week, often every day, I receive word from course participants about how much they loved their trainer. I’ve asked each trainer to introduce themselves. Today, Rebecca Henderson will share a word about her background. Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, [...]

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Is it Worthwhile to Be An ASP® in a Rural Small Town?

| January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Becoming an Accredited Staging Professional® can open a great many doors in a larger city. As Staging has been proven to influence the selling price of a home, many individuals will hire an ASP® to help with the process. However, can the workflow for becoming an ASP® be justified if you live in a rural [...]

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Make the Most of the Stagedhomes.com Blog: Read Past Articles

| January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

A little more than six years ago we recognized that ASPs® and ASPMs®wanted a place to learn about new benefits with their ASP® and IAHSP® memberships, programs and events, and new features they immediately could put to use in their businesses. We heard from many who wanted to find a way to interact with us [...]

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LAST CHANCE To Enter for a Chance to Win a 3-Day ASP Home Stager Course!

| January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thinking about earning the Accredited Staging Professional® Designation? During the month of January you have the chance to win One ASP® Stager Course, valued at $1795, through the StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes. The StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes is available through January 31, 2014. Here’s how it works 1. Go to the Stagedhomes.com Sweepstakes [...]

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