The Best Home Staging CourseOct 25, 2019
You are interested in becoming a home stager, but may be overwhelmed by all of the home staging training providers out there. Here are some questions to ask when researching online staging certification options:
Is the staging certification accredited?
There are only a handful of courses that have passed the rigorous standards set by RESA (Real Estate Staging Association - the only non-profit and the largest association in the industry). Staging Studio's online stager training course is accredited by RESA, IAHSP (International Association of Home Staging Professionals) and HSA UK (Home Staging Association UK). This means that when you train with Staging Studio, you are learning from an accredited staging professional and will earn a recognized staging certification.
Does the stager training company own their own staging business?
Many home staging training providers do not actually stage homes themselves. Staging Studio owns an award-winning, multi-million dollar staging business, so the training is an extension of on-going, first-hand experience. For example, our certification course includes the wholesale vendor list that we use to buy our own staging inventory–something a training company that does not stage cannot offer.
How current is the training?
Staging Studio's training is the most up-to-date and comprehensive home staging course. It is far more current and easy to navigate than other courses. Staging Studio is in the trenches staging every day, so everything we teach is constantly being field-tested and updated. We are constantly updating the course to reflect the latest home staging industry trends.
Does the course cover interior design principles?
We believe strongly that stagers need to have a solid foundation in design principles and color theory, so of course that is included in our stager certification course. Other stager training providers often assume that you know how to stage and basically just teach you how to start your staging business. You can’t have one without the other! We include both, plus a lot more.
Does the training include a home staging contract?
Another reason why Staging Studio offers the best home staging training is that it includes the staging contract and bid proposal that we use in our own staging business every single day. You can have confidence that it has protected thousands of home stagers before you. No need to reinvent the wheel or learn by trial-and-error! We give you everything you need to start your staging business.
Will the training teach me how to market my staging business?
There is an entire module on Branding, and another on Marketing, which includes a step-by-step marketing plan for your business. We believe in the power of educational marketing and we teach you how to show your clients why your staging will sell their home faster and for more money.
Will I have access to the instructors?
We are always available to answer your questions in our Staging Studio Society Facebook group, whether you are one of our students or not. The SDP™ Expert and Master level courses also include a one-hour group coaching call with one of our Co-Founders, Debbie Boggs or Julie Young. We also have a dedicated customer service team.
Is there a guarantee?
Staging Studio is so confident that you will love the professional home stager training, that we offer a full refund if you are not satisfied. We just ask that you do your part by completing the entire course before making that judgment. If, after the training, you did not love it, simply request a refund. No risk.
What are the company values?
At Staging Studio, we believe in giving back. We love transforming houses, but more importantly, we love transforming lives. 10% of every course fee is donated to one of our non-profit partners to provide education and job opportunities for someone else.
Can I see a sample of the course?
Yes! You can try a little taste of the Staging Design Professional™ course in these FREE Design Training Videos.
To help you begin your staging career, we have created a FREE Business QuickStart Checklist just for you. Download it here.
Let us know if you have any other questions. We are here for you. You can also schedule a call with one of our team members if you are still unsure about which home staging training certification program is the best for you.
You can do this! We believe in you and are ready to help you pursue your dreams of starting your own home staging business.
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