Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you looking to create your own destiny? Great! Consider joining a network of thousands of successful business owners by becoming an Accredited Staging Professional® this fall.
Just the other day I received a phone call from a former teacher who was looking to build her own business. She had looked at various websites to find the best fit for her yet few new business opportunities seemed to fit. She said she always considered herself creative and wanted an outlet for her creativity. Yet she, a recent mom, also wanted to find an opportunity to grow a company for years to come. She asked me how she could get started as a Stager.
I shared with her what she could expect when attending the Accredited Staging Professional® Course and I thought I would share it here as well.
While the focus definitely is Staging, Staging, Staging, virtually everyone shares with me afterwards that what they brought with them following the two or three-day course they had just attended was so much more than learning about Staging. It was, many say, a life changing experience that gave them a wealth of ideas.
Day One – Stagers and Real Estate Agents
During the first day of the ASP® Course you will learn a process of successful working practices. There are many ASP® before and after slides showing you what sellers can do to Stage® with what they already have in their homes. You will learn how to set professional policies and how to educate your clients so that they can understand the many benefits of home staging. Communication is crucial and our Stagedhomes.com approved trainer will teach you how to educate your seller to do whatever is required to Stage® their home. Staging itself is the easy part; convincing the seller can be the hard part. On day one you will learn what to say and how to say it so that your sellers say yes!
Day Two – Stagers and Real Estate Agents
During the second day you will receive detailed training about the processes involved in Staging a house. We use many before and after examples and a powerful power point presentation to show additional Staging concepts and creative problem solving of how the seller can make magic out of almost nothing! You will find how creativity can be the best solution for your sellers in the best possible way. Then, in the afternoon you and your entire class go to a home that is on the market for sale and you actually help Stage® a lived-in home for hands-on Staging experience with professional ASP® Stagers.
Day Three – for Stagers
Those who continue on the third day will learn the basics on how to successfully start and operate their own Home Staging business. You will receive expert instruction from a curriculum based on my Staging methodology and techniques refined by my over decades of time tested research. After your three days of detailed extensive staging training, you will graduate with hundreds of dollars worth of reference materials and Home Staging tools to start your business off right!
Wonder who attends the ASP® Course? While in class you will meet Realtors® who want to take their practice to the next level by effectively educating their sellers on the benefits of Staging, and deliver a faster sale at a higher price. You will also meet entrepreneurs who are there to get started with a full-time Staging business as well as ASPs® who previously took the course. You see, once you’ve taken the course you can also come back again. It’s a benefit I feel is of great value as everyone sometimes needs to recharge, get new ideas, and network and brainstorm with others.
Want to hear what those who have attended said about the Accredited Staging Professional® Course? Please click here to read testimonials by ASP®/ASPM® Stagers and ASP® Real Estate Agents who have built successful businesses.
In-class ASP® Home Staging courses are scheduled from September through December of 2011 in the following cities across the United States: Albany/Latham, NY, Austin/Round Rock, TX, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH, Denver, CO, Enola/Harrisburg, PA, Herndon, VA, Houston, TX, Irvine/Anaheim, CA, Kenner/New Orleans, LA, Littleton, CO, Long Island, NY, Montclair, NJ, North Wales/Montgomeryville, PA, Northbrook/Chicago, IL, Reading/Boston, MA, San Jose, CA, Somerset/Branchburg, NJ and Wilmington, DE.
During the month of September, 2011, Stagedhomes.com will also offer the 3-Day ASP® Staging Course through webinar, on September 7 through 9, 2011, which I will personally teach. Additionally, I will personally teach the ASP® Staging Course twice in Bellevue, WA (September 28-30, 2011 and December 7-9, 2011) and in Dallas (October 26-28, 2011).
Please click here for a full schedule of the Accredited Staging Professional® Course this fall.
Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®