I believe in the "law of attraction" and tell my students that the more they "put themselves out there" the more likely they will attract their ideal clients. Not everyone will be your client because not everyone will connect with you.
This absolutely holds true for my business, so I thought I should "practice what I preach" and I created a bunch of quick videos to answer the common staging training questions I get.
I also did quick video on "My Story", why I started the Home Staging Resource and my philosophy on this industry....yes it's a bit "raw" and off the cuff but it's me:)
I went on to create a video for almost everyone one of my staging training frequently asked questions, so check them out...
Remember, people like to "see" who is it they are working with in business, so doing video FAQ's is a great way to connect with clients!
How are you different from other staging training companies out there?
There are a ton of reasons why HSR stands out as the best staging and redesign training company available and here are a few to consider as you shop around:
The HSR Certification training was the first and is the only US based Accredited Staging and Redesign training recognized by the Real Estate Staging Association.
Other programs don't provide a directory listing OR will charge for the directory listing, additional forms, recorded training, help or service SEPARATELY. We want a long-term relationship with our Members and we know that setting you up for success is how we create that relationship. We give you everything you'll need for this business at one low flat price. We would be doing a disservice to you otherwise.
Other programs will give you business forms/guides or website pages littered with their own brand and selling their own training programs. HSR gives you all the guides and forms in Word, so you can customize them to your OWN look and feel. HSR creates gorgeous websites that promote you...not us or our training! Again, we want YOU to look good.
Other programs have you attend a 3-day classroom or listen to teleconference training and then you're done. HSR creates long-lasting relationships and community with its members by providing ongoing training, tools and materials through our extensive Members Training Area. We are also available for our members at all times via email and telephone. We keep your business current and are actively interested in your success.
Buyers beware! If you feel the staging training website is shoddy and lacks professionalism, very likely their material will as well. If the training does nothing but promote the specific owner, very likely your materials will as well.
Don't take our word for it! If you're serious about this, feel free to contact any of our Members in our directory for their feedback, as well as read our many testimonials. HSR prides itself on having 100% happy and satisfied members. No other training provider will tell you to do that!
Do I have to have a design and decorating background?
While some of our members do come from the interior design field, most do not which is the beauty of the home staging industry! What you must have is a passion for design, interiors and a "natural eye for design".
If you don't love design, homes and decorating then this is not for you. If you're an HGTV junkie and the one your friends always go to for design tips then this is for you. If you have subscriptions to every decorating magazine available and have been studying this as a hobby or formally then this is for you! Join a great industry where you can take your decorating passion and skills and make money while helping people get more money out of selling their most valuable commodity. It's a highly rewarding experience!
This is not something that you can easily "train" yourself on. We give you step by step guides, video on over 30 homes staged, photo galleries and detailed training to refine your skills but your success lies in your staging talent and the ability to recognize design problems and create solutions.
Does the certification course really take 21 days? Do I have access after that period?
HSR has put together a three week training program online but it is self-paced so you can go as fast as you want or take your time to get through it...it's completely up to you! Our goal is to help you get your business set up and off the ground within 21 days. On average, it usually takes about 4 hours a day for around 21 days to quickly go through it. Your HSR Membership lasts a year, so you have plenty of time to finish!
I have a business partner...do we both have to pay full payment to take the course?
No, we have a significantly discounted "Business Partner" sign up price located in the sign up page that we highly recommend.
Your partner will be tied into the same Directory listing but will receive their own HSR Certification, Training Manual and electronic certificate, as well as sit in on all of our live training as a separate member with complete access to all the benefits of an HSR Certified Member. If you are purchasing a website, that is only an additional $399. Renewals are for your company, so partners do not pay renewal fees but their member expiration date is tied to the original full paid member.
I am a veteran home stager. What can HSR do for me?
Simply put, we will take your business to the next level! In fact, every veteran stager who has taken our course has said that it doubled their business because our marketing section is like no other! We have advanced marketing training on branding, Facebook Advertising, blogging, social networking and give you a step-by-step marketing plan.
HSR is the MOST trafficked staging website on the Internet so if you have a home staging business, you really should be on our directory.
Here is a quote from Ellen in TX who has staged over 2000 homes and joined HSR: "With every page I review I think "this is what I do or use or envisioned" AND "I wish HSR was around when I started my business"! I worked for 3 months straight preparing the infrastructure of my business in the winter of 2001 so that I could launch with a professional face. You've thought of everything, and more, than I did!"
About how many hours a day is the Certification Training?
Do you have any "hands-on training" options and how is it different?
What is the renewal fees after my year of membership is up?
Complete renewal details can be found at https://www.homestagingresources.com/renewals/
After a year the website is yours*, so at that time you can renew your domain yourself and host it elsewhere OR renew your HSR Membership with us for $350 which means we will:
**Pay to host your website for another year
**Provide continued training and superior help desk support
**Continued login access into our Member's Area for a year where we always add new info, training, forms, tools and content
**Most importantly you keep your Directory listing with us and this alone should bring in enough business to justify $350 (we have new members getting calls the very next day from Realtors as our Directory is the most trafficked staging directory on the Internet* currently!)
For Members who DO NOT have the
marketing package it is only $250 to renew their directory
listing and all access membership.
**According to an independent traffic monitor, Alexa
If I pay in payment installments, do you limit my access?
No! Regardless of how you pay, the moment you pay for the course you get INSTANT access into our Members Training Area where you can get started right away. We priority mail a large, 300-page Training Manual (which takes about 5 business days) but you can download the first week of the manual in the Members Area if you're anxious to get started.
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I believe in the “law of attraction” and tell my students that the more they “put themselves out there” the more likely they will attract their ideal client. Here are several videos I created to “put myself out there” while answering some of your burning staging faqs.