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Register for the 2014 ASPM® Masters Course

| February 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

THE 2014 ASPM® MASTERS COURSE October 6th – 8th, 2014       (Which follows the ASP® 2014 IAHSP® Educational Conference, October 1st – 3rd) This year’s Masters, ASPM®, Course offers a RARE opportunity to those of you who can take advantage of it.  The Masters Course will be in the same location as our ASP® 2014 IAHSP® Educational [...]

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Wall Street Journal: Home Staging Effect? Not Much.

| February 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

On December 26, 2013, the Wall Street Journal published the article Home Staging Effect? Not Much. The article begins: How much does a tacky purple wall color affect a home’s sale price? Not much, according to new research on home staging. While good staging does influence a home buyer’s overall impression of a house, staging [...]

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 2014 ASP® – IAHSP Educational Conference and ASPM® Masters Course

| February 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

I am very excited to announce our Educational Conference Dates to You this Year! The ASPM® Masters Course will also follow the conference. The 2014 ASP® – IAHSP Educational Conference October 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2014 (Fly in on sept 30th) Our 2014 Conference Theme is: ‘Putting the Power of 3 to Work for You!’ *Latest [...]

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Introducing Our Stagedhomes.com Trainers: Sandra Holmes

| February 3, 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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Is it Worthwhile to Be An ASP® in a Rural Small Town?

| January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Becoming an Accredited Staging Professional® can open a great many doors in a larger city. As Staging has been proven to influence the selling price of a home, many individuals will hire an ASP® to help with the process. However, can the workflow for becoming an ASP® be justified if you live in a rural [...]

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LAST CHANCE To Enter for a Chance to Win a 3-Day ASP Home Stager Course!

| January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thinking about earning the Accredited Staging Professional® Designation? During the month of January you have the chance to win One ASP® Stager Course, valued at $1795, through the StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes. The StagedHomes.com ASP® Stager Course Sweepstakes is available through January 31, 2014. Here’s how it works 1. Go to the Stagedhomes.com Sweepstakes [...]

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Business Plan Tip 5: Advance Your Staging Techniques in 2014

| January 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Next in our business plan series, I thought I’d share my recommendations specifically for the Staging services you provide. Learning is a life-long exercise; for 2014, I suggest you advance your Staging® techniques. The Staging University® Often after I post an article at the Stagedhomes.com blog or at any of our social media platforms, many [...]

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Business Plan 2014: Tip 4. SWOT and Gap analysis

| January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

What makes your company stand out in your marketplace? Are there issues facing the real estate industry that may come to impact your business next year and beyond? What is likely to happen in your local market? Is there anything holding you back that could be mitigated? One of the key tickets to success for [...]

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Business Plan 2014: Tip 3. Start Planning by Using Financial Forecasting, Budgeting and Monitoring

| January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Do you run your business with a close eye on your financial situation? You should. In our industry, revenues typically fluctuate from month to month. Since we may often have months with little income – holiday and vacation seasons are prime examples of such time periods – and others with a higher level of activity [...]

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Stay tuned for the Stagedhomes.com Business Plan Week

| January 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Time flies when you are having fun (Stagers always are!). We are already a month into 2014! Those who know me know I care very deeply about those who have made the commitment to their Staging business. That is why I thought I would share some tips for this year’s business plan. This coming week, [...]

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