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Home stager’s who have had great success following their dream of staging!

Home Staging Austin


Sarah Swindell of Up Staged in Austin, TX started the course in May of this year and already has a gorgeous before-and-after show I wanted to showcase. She had this to say about her experience:

“THANK YOU!!! Your course is just amazing and you really made the whole process so enjoyable and easy even when I thought I could never do something like this! I was always afraid to start my own business and thought it would be way too complicated, but you made it all possible! I love your sense of humor too:) Your videos were so enjoyable to listen to. As a single mom now, being a realtor was way too hard scheduling wise and I really only loved making the homes I had listed beautiful! All the contracts and legal stuff I could do with out! This is just perfect for me 馃檪 Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful forum for women (and men!) to have a fun and fulfilling career!”

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Careful What You Wish For…

I love to hear the story of someone who finally decides that a career in staging and design is for them, they pull the trigger then BAM…they are assaulted with work!聽 Keep in mind, this doesn’t happen most of the time, since having a business is about marketing BUT when it does happen…I can’t help but feel these people are FINALLY in their CALLING.

What’s Your Calling?

I know what you’re thinking, you’re equating the term “calling” with a religious association but I’m here to tell you that “callings” can be any form of work/activity that you were born for.聽 You feel in the zone.聽 You have non-stop energy and you can’t help but think, breath and live it 24/7.聽 I know, because I’m in my calling…for now.聽 I know because most importantly, I hear it everyday from those who are finally taking advantage of their amazing design talent and doing what they were meant to do…stage and design.

Mary’s Story:

Dear Audra,
All I can say is WOW! let me give the quick version…..I purchased your Training on Dec. 31 st after looking on and off your website for about a year.聽聽 After getting access to the website I knew I had made the right decision, so I plunged in and had the goal of starting my business By March 1st.

I ran into a friend who is an agent at the Apple store the last week of Feb and updated her on my new training and she was excited…..3 days later she called and said their was an agent in her office looking for a stager and she gave her my info….the rest is history...I staged my first home on Monday 3500 sq ft with a Realtors tour yesterday and had amazing feedback and great marketing.聽 I have my second scheduled for this Friday, vacant 3200 sq ft my third scheduled for Monday 4000 sq. ft vacant home. My 5th scheduled for two weeks from today 4000 new home Builder.聽 And two redesigned consultations scheduled.聽 Needless to say I am happy, excited, and did I mention worn out! I am truly loving my new company!

Mary Hatch

It’s no wonder Mary has done so well, check out her inspiration files in Houzz!

Great job Mary!

XXOO – Happy Staging!

Audra Slinkey

Home Stager’s Advice on Training Companies

Tori Toth of Stylish Stagers, a New York based home staging company really knows how to take her prior experience as a TV reporter and bring it into her staging and redesign business! In fact, she markets her homes via video for maximum exposure.

Tori sent me this video she created for HSR that explains our program best!

She really described the importance of training, picking a good trainer and what to look for better than I every could…thanks Tori!


XXOO – Happy Staging!

Audra Slinkey

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