The ASPM® Masters Course is for all ASP’s® to help them build their business to a higher level. No matter whether your ASP® business is newer or established, 3 months old or 5+ years, each ASPM® will tell you that the Masters Course has taken their business to the next level and more. Everyone’s business can always be better and if you really want to take your business higher and really make it better, then come to The Masters Course.
You will love becoming an important part of the ASPM® family. ASPM’s® are held in the highest regard by all ASP’s®. Your investment in earning your ASPM® designation will return to you over and over again in the years ahead. As an ASPM® you will become and be surrounded by the best of the best!
Benefit from Barb’s 35+ years experience of Staging as well as her successful Business Model of how to run your Home Staging business like a true ASPM® Master! Improve your presentation skills! With more than 18,000 hours on the platform, tap into Barb’s experience as a professional speaker.
October 29 – November 2, 2012
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Your first day with Barb is super-charged with information and ASPM® Home Staging enlightenment. Role playing and fine tuning helps make the Masters Course the wonderful course that it is and here you role play with the master. Barb sets the pace for the week as she talks with you about the importance of your communication and creative skills. She goes more in-depth about effectively preparing bids, proposals and consultations.
- ASP® Course review
- ASPM® Home Staging communication skills
- Building creative ASPM® Home Staging ideas and concepts
On this day you will prepare a Home Staging bid for a vacant property. After being at the actual house, you will have time to prepare your proposal and begin to put your bid together for the property. Putting your proposal together is a very educational and powerful part of the Masters Course. The next morning you will present your proposal to the class as to how you would Stage the property and present the bid to the client. How you present your proposal is very important for your future business. Barb will critique your presentation and communication in a positive constructive way to help you do the best proposals possible. This hands-on learning experience with Barb will truly give you more ideas of how to prepare and present your bids which will lead to more business for you.
- Home Staging bids/proposal
- Preparing a home Staging Proposal for a vacant property
- Turning your ideas into a Home Staging bid for an actual home
- Presentation of your Home Staging bid to Barb and the Class
- Receiving Positive Feedback/Critique about your Proposal and Presentation from Barb
On Day 3 you will visit another home with Barb. This home is lived in and occupied. Here you will prepare a Home Staging Consultation! In the house you will have time to write down your thoughts and ideas. When you return to the classroom, you will have time to prepare your consultation. You will learn more about the differences between preparing proposals and consultations, as well as pricing your projects.
- Home Staging Consultations
- Preparing a Home Staging Consultation for a lived in Property
- Turning your ideas into a Home Staging Consultation for an actual home
- Presentation of your Home Staging Consultation to Barb and the Class
- Receiving Positive Feedback/Critique about your Consultation and Presentation from Barb
Marketing your ASPM® business is the important topic of your morning session. Barb will lead you in discussion of the latest in marketing techniques and the skills that set the top ASPM® Stagers apart from others. Marketing is crucial to building your ASPM® Home Staging business. You can be one of the greatest ASP® Stagers in the marketplace today, but if you don’t market yourself, no one will know who you are and the talent you have!
In the afternoon you will do a Home Staging presentation/talk which will be filmed so you can see yourself and learn from Barb, who is one of the most highly rated gifted speakers alive today. As you market yourself and your business, it’s important that you give presentations about Home Staging and the services and benefits that Staging provides. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn positive speaking techniques and ideas that work! You will be surrounded by those who care about you, so the support you will receive from Barb and others in the ASPM® Course will be wonderful and plentiful. The more you are in front of people, the more you learn, grow and become more proficient at public speaking. From Barb’s 22 years as a professional, award winning speaker, you will benefit from Barb’s suggestions and feedback and you will come away with ideas galore of how to make and give presentations in RE Offices to build your ASPM® Home Staging business!
- Who, where and how to market your business
- Successful marketing ideas, techniques and skills
- Presentation of your Home Staging talk in front of the camera in class
- Speaking ideas and techniques taught to you by a master speaker, Barb Schwarz
- Personal and positive critique and feedback from Barb
Day five is your time to ask Barb any and all questions you have about building a successful ASPM® Home Staging business. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to have your questions answered by The Creator of Home Staging and the one who has Staged more homes than anyone. Part of the morning session is dedicated to questions and answers that will help bring the whole week together for you and summarize the keys to success for building your ASPM® Staging business.
Shopping and inventory also take the spotlight for the day. Building and then renting your inventory can bring you more revenue. In the afternoon of day five, you will go on a real Staging shopping trip. Barb will give you $100 cash to purchase items to Stage a room of your choice.
You will then go back to the course location and set up your vignette with the items you purchased. You will show and share with the group what you bought, why and how you will use it. The goal is to find the best items you can purchase for your money. You will also be keeping all that you purchase so bring an extra suitcase so that you can fly your purchases back home with you!
Barb will also teach you how to make and keep commitments. Barb believes that making and keeping commitments is one of the biggest and most important steps you can ever take. Commitment and accountability lead you to results!
- Major home Staging question and answer time with Barb.
- Live shopping trip.
- Your Assignment: You will be given $100 cash by Barb to shop along with the other members of the class to find the most creative Staging items you can find for an Individual Staging project assigned to you by Barb.
- Set Up and presentation of your Staging Shopping for your project!
- Barb’s steps to commitment and accountability ASPM® graduation evening cocktails and dinner.
Your Graduation Dinner!
On the evening of our last day together is your ASPM® graduation dinner. This is a wonderful evening of celebration of the week you have shared together with Barb and the other ASPMs®. It is a time to celebrate you and your accomplishments of the week. This special evening features a gourmet dinner and graduation ceremonies with Barb. It is a grand way to end this fabulous week and the truly the star of the night is you.
In addition to what you received as you graduated from your ASP® Course, you will also receive the following materials with the ASPM® Course:
- ASPM® Masters Designation
- Detailed ASPM® Stager Course Manual and ASPM® supplemental materials
- ASPM® Lapel Pin and ASPM Certificate of Graduation
- Unlimited ASPM® Refresher Courses as an active ASPM® member for a nominal fee *
- A special 9 page ASPM® Featured Page
- ASP® Stager CAREERBook®
- ASP® Stager Marketing Portfolio How to Price Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar©!
- DVD How to Stage Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar©!
- DVD Barb’s best selling Book: “Home Staging:The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money!©”
- Barb’s Home Staging business model Book: “Building a Successful Home Staging Business©” $100 cash for a shopping trip with Barb to Stage your custom room project
Meals for the day include lunch and dinner as part of the investment of your ASPM® course. Most days are 12 hour days so come prepared to work hard and learn from the true Master Home Staging Instructor, Barb Schwarz.
Call us to register 1-800-392-7161 or email us at [email protected] (space is limited)
Good Morning to ALL of my new ASPM® Family! I can’t stop thinking about the amazing time we spent together learning, laughing and rubbing our sleepy eyes!
Barb – thank you for a wonderful week. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us, and for providing the training manuals that are filled with immeasurable information to help our success in the field. I am filled with emotions as I am excited about all the possibilities as well as the many tasks I have to accomplish to get my new business off to the right start.
Thank you to all of my classmates who shared helpful hints from your staging experiences. I look forward to knowing that if I am ‘stuck’ for a creative idea, or need help in any way … you are all just an email or phone call away!
AWESOME!!! Can life get any better!
ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
Thank You!!! Thank you for offering such an amazing course. I am so happy that I took the ASPM® course for what I have learned is life changing for me. I thank you for everything you taught. I thank you for your beautiful words, for they reflect the beauty that you are and what is inside. You inspire me in so many ways, as a business woman, as a woman, and as a human being. Thank you for all the gifts and treats and for the graduation celebration. I will cherish the memories of our week together. Thank you.
Julia Horner ASPM®, IAHSP®
Whew, what a week we had during our ASPM® course. I was an ASP® that had not started my business and came with the desire of furthering my education for staging. My husband is a career military man and when he retires I plan to start my business. The ASPM® course was so good that I came home and have thoughts of starting it early and then when we move just move my business. Still thinking that decision over. The class was a full week as promised! I feel fully equipped to start my business. The class gives confidence in many areas; public speaking, cold calls, bids, consultations and of course gives you a team to lean on should you have any questions and need to call for help/thoughts/suggestions. The education you receive from Barb that’s not in the training manual was priceless. Our class was honored to get constructive suggestions from Barb. This education is priceless.
Yes, we had many hours in class and working on homework, hours well spent toward our businesses. We had nine staying in one home and would I highly recommend this to others. The atmosphere was relaxed and we had time to work on homework together. The house mates had opportunity to bond even more by spending 24 hours a day together. We had a kitchen to have that midnight snack to help you make it thru the late hours of homework.
The Club in the Country was a wonderful place to hold class. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly.
I would agree that it is a life changing experience. I would consider myself a fairly positive person, but I would have to agree Barb takes it to whole new level and I returned a better person by just knowing her. I am blessed to have the opportunity to not only meet Barb, but 13 others that are now part of my family.
ASP®, IAHSP®, ASPM®
My journey of becoming an ASPM with you.
As an interior designer I have worked for many different companies since my studies. When I decided to start my own business, I wondered what kind of services I wanted to offer to my clients and how I can be different from the other designers in my district.
We started to speak about Home Staging 3 years ago in Belgium. I was really interested by this great concept. In the meantime, my husband and I we were looking to buy a house. I visited a lot of houses and I realized how badly some houses were shown and how easily I could improve them.
My interest in Home staging increased and I ordered Barb’s book to learn more about it.
After that I applied for a grant and won it with the innovative concept of Home Staging (for Belgium). But that was not enough for me…I wanted more! So I decided to take a course. After much research on the net, I made the decision to take the best course available to me. This is how I arrived in Florida to take the ASP® course.
Following this I wanted more for my business and for Home Staging in Belgium and the surrounding countries. That’s why I registered for the ASPM® course. I feel blessed to have the chance to have met and learn with Barb who was so impressive and so stimulating.
And now I have the feeling that I hold all the cards to go further and higher in my business with my new ASPM® family.
Interior Design ASP®, ASPM
As I reflect on my journey towards becoming an ASPM® I know it began as a young child working for my Father in his “Swap Shops” in the Ballard area of Washington. He would receive wonderful treasures through trading and selling and buying. My job was to dust and polish furnishings throughout the store. Often I would get to sit, lay, muse, and “Stage” the various pieces of furniture so that they would be more appealing to the customers. I was approximately 9 years old; I would also attend the big “Auction Sales” in a Ballard warehouse. It was awesome to be among all those huge pieces of wonderful treasures for sale, and the excitement of the auctioneer and the people. It was truly good times to be able to be there and help out by selling pop to the attendees.
In high school I excelled in home economics – primarily sewing. My first entrepreneurial endeavor (after baby sitting of course!) was a home-based tailoring business. Albeit I was good, the level of perfectionism I sought to achieve in every seam was painful and more time consuming than I was willing to charge for …
A few years later I began my on again, off again 20 year career in City government were I had many wonderful opportunities. I was the Charitable Campaign Coordinator, helping to train City employees how to put on fund raising events in their departments in order to raise funds for over 600 charities of the employees choices – each year we raised over half-a-million dollars. The excitement and challenge of buying and “dealing” for supplies to put on these events was admirable. I was also part of a team who coordinated events for employee recognition, annual training events, and employee birthdays and anniversaries. I was often sought out for my creativity and ability to shop on such a tight budget. I was told and encouraged I should begin my own business event business. I thought I was doing pretty well where I was …
I had soon bought an older condo and began renovating from top-to-bottom – Staging as I went. I met my husband through a project and we soon found that he as the “mechanic” could turn my ideas into magic. Family, friends and neighbors were delighted, awed, and inspired by our combined efforts and results.
In 2003 I took a layoff and was encouraged by friends who had seen your “Staging presentation” on TV that I should look into it. I was already busy “trying” to make a living at co-oping in various stores selling antiques, collectibles, gifts, and clothing. While it was great experience, it was really more of an expensive hobby. I attended an introductory course to Staging, taught by you, the great one! In the spring of 2004 and then the ASP® course in Seattle in 2004. I was pretty elated at this “golden opportunity”, but didn’t realize it at the time. I continued to try to get more experience under my belt by “doing it on my own”, and soon turned back to familiar opportunities in administration as I was doing various levels of home preparations and Staging for family and friends for “free”, or for bartering.
In 2007 after purchasing a beautiful home that still required a lot of TLC, I knew that in my heart I wanted to do this type of “work”. I wrestled with the idea of going to school for interior design, because there were no programs being taught within 3 hours of where I lived.
With the recent passing of my husband I decided to sell the house. In making the preparations for the sell of the house, and to get top dollar, I was thankful to an ASP® accredited agent who helped me accomplish my goals. I knew that seeking my accreditation in Home Staging was something I needed and wanted to pursue. Thank you Barb for the incredibly gorgeous woman you are, both inside and out! And for your generosity in sharing this wonderful opportunity it is truly a golden opportunity of a lifetime. One I’ll be taking to Barcelona, Spain.
With much love and admiration,
ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP