Question: I've already been Staging for years. How will
this course help my business?
the 3 Day ASP Staging Course an investment in your business...
and a great marketing and networking opportunity! The
marketing exposure alone is worth the investment.
ASP, you will be listed on the internet's #1 website for
Staging with over 6,000,000 hits monthly. With our Network of
more than 11,000 ASPs worldwide, you'll be joining the
industry's most widely recognized group of Professional Home
Stagers and Real Estate Agents. And during class you will be
meeting many local Real Estate Agents, who attend for
continuing education in a two day format. These Real Estate
Agents are a great referral source for future Staging
And the ASP designation is a powerful way to
tell Real Estate Agents and homeowners in your community that
you are a trained professional with the expertise to help them
sell their home faster and for more money. You'll also be
receiving key tips on how to hone your marketing skills,
allowing you to improve and grow your business. And as part of
your tuition you will be receiving many "ASP Exclusive"
Staging tools and products to help you in your Staging
Question: How much money do I need to
start my Home Staging business?
varies, but the investment in starting an ASP Home Staging
business is relatively small compared to other businesses. The
cost of basic ASP Staging education is approximately $2,000 to
$2,500, not including travel expenses. And then most new
business owners will need some funds to budget for other
business start up expenses, including Insurance, Staging
tools, inventory, transportation, supplies,
Question: Do I need any prior experience or
training to start my Staging business?
Not really. Many professional designers and decorators have
earned their ASP Designation, but successful Stagers have come
from all backgrounds and walks of life. The 3 days of ASP
class training is only the starting point. Many new ASP
Stagers build their experience, confidence and Staging
knowledge by working along side more experienced Stagers
and/or by working in Staging teams. New Stagers can also join
their local IAHSP chapter or seek support through the
StagedHomes.com ASP directory or through individualized
Question: I'm shy, but people
tell me I'd be a good Stager. Is this for
Answer: Making cold calls and sales
presentations to Real Estate Agents is not for everybody. Many
ASP Stagers work with other Stagers behind the scenes on
larger projects for an hourly rate or a fixed fee. You may
find you really enjoy the team atmosphere and contribute as an
hourly for-hire Stager.
Question: Do I need to be
bonded or insured?
Answer: Our professional
policy is that you protect yourself with a separate business
insurance policy that will cover you while you are working on
someone else's property. We have developed a partnership with
a national A+ rated insurer that provides affordable coverage
designed specifically with the needs of Stagers in
Question: I have natural creativity, but I'm
not an Interior Designer. Do I need prior design experience to
take this course?
Answer: Absolutely not! We
teach you the concepts and techniques of Staging and you will
receive hands-on Staging experience in class. We'll help you
develop your natural talent, so you'll be able to excel in
Staging. Remember Staging is NOT decorating, therefore you
need no prior design experience!
Question: If we are
in class with Real Estate Agents, aren't they our
Answer: To the contrary! ASP
Stagers and Real Estate Agents are marketing partners. Agents
will learn how to market Staging to their clients, overcome
client objections to Staging and how to present the benefits
of hiring an ASP Stager. Half the work will be done for you!
You will also want to take the time to introduce yourself to
and build relationships with the Agents in class. So, when
they are looking to hire a Stager, they will call
Question: Are there any yearly fees to keep my
Answer: Your ASP designation, membership to the Staging University and feature page on the Stagedhomes.com website are included in your course tuition. But you will need to renew your membership for a nominal fee each year to be considered a current ASP and to receive the benefits of an active membership. Call Stagedhomes.com for the current membership fees.
Question: Can I take the class again at anytime as
Answer: If you are an ASP with a current membership, you can retake any class at anytime for a nominal fee. We encourage you to take the class at least once a year to continue your education. We're always working to better the course material and a refresher will keep you updated on current trends and help you sharpen your marketing techniques. Call Stagedhomes.com for the current refresher course fees.
Question: Is there a test I need to take to get the
Answer: All ASP Stager attendees will be required to pass an oral, open book exam to earn their ASP Stager designation.
Question: Are there any scholarships or
financial aid for the course tuition?
Answer: Since Stagedhomes.com is a private company, we are not able to provide financial aid like some schools or universities. For payment options please contact us at 800-392-7161.
Question: If I sign up now, but need to
cancel at a later time, is there a
Answer:You can reschedule any class prior to the course start date at no charge. If you request a Refund more than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the Course Start Date, there is a 20% Processing Fee assessed. If you request a Refund within fourteen (14) calendar days or less to the Course Start Date, there is a 30% Processing Fee assessed.