Category: ASP Staging Stories

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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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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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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REALTOR® Magazine: Dressed to Sell

| July 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Stagedhomes.com works tirelessly to get the word out about the impact of the work Accredited Staging Professionals® do for their clients. In fact, one of the main benefits of being an Accredited Staging Professionals® and member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® is that we, on your behalf, work diligently to raise awareness [...]

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How a Quick Response May Be Your Most Effective Marketing Tactic

| July 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

A while back I searched for a real estate-focused website provider and came upon a vendor whose website caught my attention. It was 10 p.m. – the time I typically am available to do such research. The website provided in-depth information, including a how-to-article that walked me through the various steps I’d have to follow [...]

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Letter from an Accredited Staging Professional

| July 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

I am so proud of our Stagedhomes.com trainers! After virtually every class I hear from participants how appreciative they are of the trainer they’ve had. Just the other day our trainer Sandra Holmes shared this letter she had received from Kara who had just taken the ASP® class. Barb Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home [...]

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Get Ready to move… Start packing! Read These Quick Tips for Staging Your Home

| June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Before you show your home to any potential buyer be sure to go through your whole house with your agent to finish the Staging process. Meanwhile, here are some quick tips to help you start. Follow these general tips and your home will look better than the competition. Staged Homes sell faster and/or for more [...]

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