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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Why Communicating Your ASP® Home Staging Certification is Important

| May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Is the ASP® or ASPM® logo included on your business card? Featured on your website? Have you included information about your ASP® or ASPM® Certification at your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts? Do you provide all prospective clients brief information about your ASP® or ASPM® Certification and how that matters to them? These days, most [...]

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The investment of Staging your home is less than your first price reduction!

| May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Many of you have probably heard me share one of my favorite sayings “The investment of Staging your home is less than your first price reduction” in ASP® and ASPM® classes provided by Stagedhomes.com, in published news articles, on television or maybe during a presentation. Given our current market conditions, this message is no doubt [...]

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Quick Guide to Successful Branding

| May 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The other day I was asked how to build a successful brand, and I thought I’d share my answer here at the Stagedhomes.com blog. A brand is essentially a company’s expression of identify and especially a statement of its uniqueness compared to similar businesses in the marketplace. Often branding is referred to as the proper [...]

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Upcoming Dates For Our 2 or 3 Day ASP® Home Staging Webinar Course

| May 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Become an ASP® Stager from the Comfort of Your Home. While many still prefer to attend our popular Accredited Staging Professional® Training Courses taught in classroom locations all around the United States and Canada, many prefer attending the ASP® Stager Course online. For them we offer the ASP® Course by Webinar. Enroll in the 3-day [...]

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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Sandra Holmes

| May 10, 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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33 Reasons Becoming an ASP® through Stagedhomes.com is Your Best Choice

| May 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

  As you know from my previous articles I am often asked questions about the Accredited Staging Professional® Course (ASP®) by many who consider becoming a Home Stager. Some emails are long; others short. A couple of days ago I received an email with a short and concise question: “Why Home Staging Training with Stagedhomes.com?” [...]

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ASP® Green Home Staging To Sell, Live, and Work

| May 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Green staging a home for sale involves a number of key things to do and here are 4 of my top things. I call them the “4 C’s” in Home Staging and they are considered ‘Green Staging’ in this way as well: Clutter Free, Clean, Color, & Creative. Clutter Free Turn Chaos into order and [...]

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MAY DAY SALE! Register Now & Save $350 Off All 3 Day ASP® Home Staging Courses

| April 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

MAY DAY SALE!!! Register NOW &  Save $350*  on  ALL 3 Day ASP®  Home Staging Courses!!! Use Promo Code: SAVEBIG *HURRY! This Offer Expires May 1, 2014 Click Here to REGISTER ONLINE NOW or Call 1-800-392-7161  To Register with an ASP® Course Specialist**! **Call Center Hours are 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time  or 10:30 AM until 7:30 PM Eastern Time [...]

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A Note from an Accredited Staging Professional

| April 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

I have to share this story with you. Kim Young, ASP, IAHSP, wrote this to me this weekend. He and his wife Trish Kim, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP have a very thriving business in the DC area. They were packing up from Staging a property when something happened that Young said, ‘blew him away’. Here is [...]

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Guest Blog: 8 Things Sellers Need to Know About Home Staging

| April 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you’re trying to sell your home, a home staging professional can be your best friend. A pro can come in, fix your house up and make it attractive to buyers. But like anything in life, there are hard truths about home staging. Read on to discover what they are and why it’s in your [...]

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