Are you ready for a career in Home Staging? StagedHomes.com will be educating real estate agents and home Stagers to earn the ASP® designation and we’d love to see you there! You need to hurry though; we don’t want you to miss out on all the updated material and added content relevant to today’s market. [...]
Stagedhomes.com Announces Home Staging® Training Developed by Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging®, Scheduled for the Month of June, 2010
Stagedhomes.com announced today its upcoming schedule for Home Staging® classes for the month of June, 2010. Classes will be offered in Birmingham, AL; Brookfield, WI; Newton/Boston, MA; San Jose, CA; Torrance, CA; and Portland, OR. Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging® and CEO of Stagedhomes.com will personally teach a class in Tampa/Clearwater, FL. Following a [...]
Just the other day I received an email from a professional looking for a career change. She shared that her search for her next opportunity had started through an online search engine. “I had read an article on how Home Staging had become one of the hottest new professions, and I wanted to see how [...]
I feel so blessed. Blessed to have had the opportunity to share my passion with over a million Realtors® over the years. For many years, I have traveled the nation and North America , typically one city a day, 40 weeks a year, sharing my message of Home Staging. These years make up the foundation [...]
“Your Job Sounds So Fun!” – The Reality of a Home Staging Career by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP
Seems that most people believe that Home Staging is a “fun” job . . . probably ranking up there with Genie, magician, dolphin trainer, or some other “job” where a person appears to get to do something others perceive is lots of fun but don’t really understand all the work behind the result. I haven’t asked, but I think they believe that we just move a bunch of decor around and diddle with fabric or bedding, and tossing pillows is the most labor intensive thing we do.
What the public sees is the transformation of a house – room by room – where we use creativity and skill to enhance what the public sees when buying a house. What they don’t see is all the work and planning that went in to that successful transformation.
Some Stagers are being taught to “Decorate to sell” a house. This is a cardinal sin in the world of Home Staging. Staging is a real estate tool to help market a property. Although we do consider things like placement, color, and items used in the Staging process, ASP Home Staging is NOT about the stuff. It’s always about the SPACE.