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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GUEST BLOG: Home Staging – Do it on Your Own or Employ a Professional

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

When it comes to selling your house, there are various things you need to get done. You need a game plan in place to ensure you’re doing everything right. Whether it is pricing your property correctly, advertising it in the right places, or showing your house to potential buyers, you need to handle it all [...]

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Stagedhomes.com announces additional ASP Course dates and locations.

| August 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Stagedhomes.com announces additional ASP Course dates and locations: Long Beach, CA, on November 11-13, Houston, TX, on November 10-12 and Nashville, TN, on November 18-20. Please click on the link for a complete schedule:  http://stagedhomes.com/aspcourseschmaps.php For additional information and to register, please call one of our ASP® Course Specialists at 1-800-392-7161. 

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Staged and SOLD

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 [...]

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Staging with a Goldilocks Focus

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Staging with a Goldilocks Focus by Jennie Norris, ASPM, IAHSP-Premier, SRS, REO ASP Course Trainer, Stagedhomes.com A childhood favorite, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is a fairy tale known by most everyone.  Goldilocks is the girl that enters the house that belongs to the Three Bears and proceeds to take a test drive on everything [...]

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Letting A Client Go

| August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

This week I am excited to share articles and reflections by successful Stagers whom I love and admire. Here is an article written by Jeanne Westmoreland, ASP®, ASPM®, Accredited Staging Professional Master® and Ethics Director, IAHSPP®   Always working for you, Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®   Once every once in a while, it happens. It might [...]

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The Tools You Need to Be Successful By Stacey Gibson, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®

| August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

This week I am excited to share articles and reflections by successful Stagers whom I love and admire. Here is an article written by Stacey Gibson, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®. Always working for you, Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®   You don’t need to join other staging associations or to take sales or other classes… Your ASP® [...]

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Pricing Your Home Staging Services

| August 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

I am exchited to share the following article written by Joan Inglis, Accredited Staging Professional Master® Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP® Pricing seems to be one of the most guarded and mysterious aspects of the Home Staging profession.  No one wants to “fix” pricing or do anything unethical, so it may seem like pricing may [...]

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Home Staging: How it All Began

| August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

The other day I heard from a REALTOR® who had just completed the ASP® training. She asked me what inspired me back in the early 1970s to create the concept of Home Staging. At that time I was in real estate in the Bellevue, WA, area and I had become increasingly shocked at how houses [...]

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

| August 14, 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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Dare to Compare Home Staging Programs

| August 13, 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?“ Click [...]

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