Home Staging Training Testimonials
We have a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy on our home staging training and here are just some of our thousands of testimonials over the last ten years of being the best in the home staging certification and training business...
Audra's training has won the RESA Most Innovative Product of the Year for 2013, 2015 and 2017. She is the most RESA awarded trainer in the industry...learn from the best!
I know it's hard navigating the many choices for home staging training available. We have tried to help you by creating an informational video, a Staging Training Comparison Checklist, 20 Reasons We Are the Best and Testimonial pages, so that you know exactly what you're getting into when you join HSR.
With over 10 years in the business, a RESA Accreditation and 4500 professional home staging and redesign members (and growing), we have not had a single unsatisfied customer! I take great pride and joy in working with each member throughout the training process to accomplish their business goals. As you will see from the many testimonials below, we have a lot of fun, LOVE THIS INDUSTRY and so will you! Hope to see you come aboard!
When I saw what the HSR training program was offering, I could have kicked myself that I didn’t find them sooner, never mind all the money I wasted prior! The HSR Certification program is the complete package.
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After I made my decision to start a new career in home staging I began researching training options. HSR offered everything I was looking for. The constant communication from Audra and abundance of information she made available for free, before I made the investment, gave me piece of mind that I would be getting my moneys worth. I wasn't disappointed. The training was thorough and gave me everything I needed to get started. The resources available through this membership are beyond comparable.
What I learned in the HSR course was invaluable. Everything from the business and marketing aspect of staging and design, to the creative, it was far more thorough than I ever dreamed! I feel so prepared to get started and succeed! Thank you Audra!
The training provided by HSR is absolutely top notch. I have learned so much over a short amount of time and cannot wait to apply it. Not only did I get the chance to hone in on my design skills, I also learned how to build a website, market my business and connect with vendors, dealers, realtors and form critical relationships. HSR provides a comprehensive, yet manageable approach. Before starting this journey I researched several other programs and eventually selected HSR & couldn't be more pleased.
Audra, you are such a wonderful teacher. Thank you for explaining things in terms that I can understand. I am absolutely loving this course & cannot wait to complete it so I can finally leave nursing & pursue my true passion of home staging! My real-estate agent really urged me to pursue my passion and you have helped to boost my confidence as well. I have been in nursing for 10 years and the business aspect is what really intimidated me. Thanks to you, I now have a better understanding and the business side makes more sense. I felt like Audra was there with me, guiding my steps. Thank you, Audra! You are my hero 🙂
I worked for a non-for-profit company that recently closed. I had already made up my mind prior to closing that I wanted to change career paths.
I had been looking at various staging course for the pass six months. I decided on HSR because they offered both Staging and Redesign package together, the other course that I researched were separate course with separate fees.
After the company closed, I put my faith in God and went for it. Now is a better time than ever, the information was overwhelming at first.
I had a brief background in design so I though I would skip a few of the chapters, but buy the time I got to week three, I realized I had to buckle down and start from the beginning. I must say it was pain staking but well worth it. I am happy to be stepping out into a new chapter in my life.
I want to thank Audra for this amazing course! There is so much information and education provided that gives you the confidence to truly start and run your business successfully. From all the design materials and education to the complete forum of marketing and social media, I have truly gained a vast amount of knowledge which is helping me to prepare and launch with confidence a successful home staging and redesign career. I also did purchase the website through Home Staging Resources which I am very happy with. With the training included, it makes it very easy to get your site up and running and looking how you would like it too. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to go into the field of home staging or home redesign. Thank you!!
I have been very impressed by the training, it has met my needs and spoken my language. I'm grateful I have continued access for a year because I look forward to revisiting the content and sharpening my skills further.
I love it.....it's very comprehensive and thorough. I like the videos and the extensive detail that is provided.
This puts everything together for me. We are a lot alike in that I like to be very organized and have a process I follow. The step by step so far is great, my business is set up and I'll be ready for my first customer!!
The site is very easy to set up with watching all of the videos. I have never done a website, so this being easy for me means that the format and videos make it very simple! It is definitely worth the money!
I love the look of this website. I am in Orange County competing with people in Irvine, Newport Beach etc. and this site looks amazing by comparison.
It's not live yet, but I have no doubt everyone is going to love it!
The ease in which I am able to personalize it to fit my branding!
I was impressed with how the shell of the website built for me looked from Day 1. Being semi-technical, I was able to jump right in and start customizing. For me, I found that watching "how to" videos on my iPad while I actually followed along on my new website saved a lot of valuable time!
My friend's and family are impressed with my new website, and I just let them think it was all me...
I absolutely love it and am so excited about this path I am venturing down. Thank you! I (without a doubt,) chose the right training program. This is going to be a life changing move for me!
I knew how important having the right training would be. That is why I spent a lot of time researching online. Your name came up on any search I did, so I knew you knowledgeable about online marketing. I was able to go through some of your videos about why your training was important, and I was impressed. So, I called some of the stagers listed on your directory, and they all gave you high grades. But, the most impressive thing that made up my mind was that you answered your phone when I called for additional information. In my past career, I was the vice president of online development and marketing and you reinforced the tactics I used, as well as, enlightened me on some additional things I could do. Thank you very much.
The Home Staging Resources, Audra Slinkey’s staging and redesign course, is extremely comprehensive! It contains an abundance of information about design, business models, marketing, and branding. There are multiple lists, how-to’s, photos, forms, and options for building my business. I will have everything I need to be successful -- no matter what the situation. In addition, the course provides wonderful resources to complement HSR’s material. Thank you, Audra, for being so complete in your training. I will go out equipped with more than enough to get started and will be able to refer back to training and sources as I expand and shape my business. –Lissa Raines
I have created websites from scratch using Word Press which was not a good experience. With HSR, the tutorials and their partnering with Thrive made it fun and easy to edit.
I love the professional look of my website and the fact that I can add my own touches.
Yes I'm getting great compliments from my website! My daughter is a graphic designer and she was even surprised how professional it looked. I highly recommend adding the website package. The training is above and beyond the best and the website is the icing on the cake!!!
Audra's HSR training was very thorough. I have a friend who trained with another company and did NOT get the amount of information, support, or any downloadable forms like what you get with Home Staging
I absolutely love it Audra. Funny story, before I purchased your program I finally completed a loooong overdue project which was converting an office that I never used into a full walk in closet that I admire everyday. Well, I thought that I could just sit at my kitchen table and do my studies but I quickly leaned with all the racket going on around me, that I needed to take your advice and have a dedicated work space. So I sit here in the master bath closet taking my first weeks' quiz! I love it and I particularly love the peace and quiet it comes with. AND with every passing day, it becomes a little more cozier and warmer with some added throw pillows and scents from CAREFULLY burning candles......xoxo
This training has given me the information, forms and training I needed to become confident and professional with my design skills. I appreciate the process that Audra has created for us to follow! My appointments should be much more smooth and organized now!
Thank you Audra, I have enjoyed taking your course, it is extremely informative giving me confidence needed to officially start my new business. You've covered it all. I will continue to be a member to stay informed and current. Thank you !
The HSR certification training was invaluable to me as I begin my Home Staging Business. Audra has thought of absolutely everything a beginner would need to know . . . the business end of pricing, structure, and marketing all comes together in an easy to understand compilation of printed materials, forms and videos. It was so enjoyable to go through this course, and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of making Home Staging & ReDesign a future business. Well worth the cost. Loved it!
I love the training so far. Despite working full-time, I've been so excited that I've completed the first week in exactly a week (which I wasn't trying to accomplish but I was enjoying it and am eager to finish). I like that you give a lot of options in your material so that I can choose what works best for me right now. For example, you give several different staging reports, pricing options/names for the packages, etc.
I think there is a lot of valuable information, forms and suggestions. I wouldn't know even where to go to start a business of my own. Seeing examples of before and after pics is great. If you can track my progress, then you already know I have not been able to be consistent about going through the program in a timely manner. I signed up in late August and am just finishing reading/watching through week one. There are so many things on the business side, lawyer, insurance, website, name etc, that I still have not had the time to do. I really am interested in this as a side job or even career. You do provide a lot of information, I would never have been able to find out on my own research/time.
It's so easy to customize 🙂
I'm loving it! It's exactly what I need to give me confidence to get started. Thank you!
The Home Staging Resources certification course was exactly what I was looking for when I decided to do home staging and redesign as a profession. The wealth of information provided in the course has been informative and truly helpful. I love that I will be able to go back and review relevant materials anytime I need to in the coming year as I am growing my business.
You are providing all the education and resources needed to quick start a professional, organized and profitable business. There is a lot to learn and you relay it in a thorough and logical format. I mostly appreciate the business development portions and having forms already prepared (so I don't have to reinvent the wheel). You are giving me a HUGE head start by guiding me with the best policies and procedures to formulate the business of my dreams! Thank you!
I think the training is extremely helpful and inspiring. I wish there were more hours in the day so I could just keep going!
The HSR training I received is packed full of important and useful information, thoughtfully compiled and thoroughly planned out to consider the many facets of running a staging business. The most important aspects for me include how best to market your business for optimum success and the many business forms that help create the confidence needed in getting your business up and running quickly. Thank You, Audra!
I LOVE it!!! It is very informative, clear and easy to follow. Each lesson I complete builds my confidence a bit more and gives me the tools to be a successful home stager and redesigner. Thank you!
Love, love my new website. I am still updating on a daily basis, because I don't have very many photo's of my own to download (these are coming shortly).
Love the look and feel. Love the way it scrolls, showing the pictures in the background.
All my friends and family are commenting on the look and feel. They love it! Scott is also a great help! Very mellow and concise with what ever he needs. Thank you all for helping me to make my world a little easier, as we all have much to do to get our business on the right track!
Excellent! I've learned so much already and is eager to learn more. All the questions I had before are being answered ten fold, I love this course so far!
I love it. I enjoy learning how to build a business and watching the design modules. I feel this program is very organized and user friendly. As a realtor, I feel I'm learning a lot too since it goes hand and hand. Especially , when you mention photography, mls critiques, etc.. thank you!
The classy design, content and ease of use are fabulous!
I love it, love it, love it!
It's so easy to manage! The steps along with the tutorial are so easy and quick to follow.
It looks great... very professional!
I am getting a lot of compliments about my new website.
Audra's training is comprehensive, I appreciate all the valuable information! I especially appreciate her genuine desire to help me be successful. Audra is so encouraging and that helped me when I felt bogged down with new info! Thank you for fabulous training, support and care! I already have my first client!
Love love love the new look.... Clean lines modern look
Yes!! Lots of them.
I am so thankful and excited that I invested in this training certification through HSR! It has taken me almost 8 months to finish so if you start out and life gets crazy don't give up! Audra is great at encouraging you to take the course at your own pace and she means it. I feel like I am better prepared for success taking this extra time and trusting God's direction in the process. Audra and HSR are amazing!!
I love the ease of setting everything up, changing the information and how hard y'all worked to give us the best website possible!
I love the way it looks! The design is perfect, clean and easy to update.
I haven't gotten any compliments yet however I look forward to having more and more people finding my website based on the extra videos teaching us how to boost our SEO! I haven't been able to watch all of the extra videos however I look forward to learning more and more on how to continue to build my website thus building my business.
After researching home staging and redesign certifications for many hours and days, I kept coming back to Home Staging Resource. It was orderly, comprehensive and realistic. I knew I was not going to be able to offer my clients the best experience with just a weekend of official training. I wanted to know all the best practices and tricks of the trade! I have finished the training and now feel confident and prepared to take my first job. Thank You Audra!
I think it is amazing you tell everyone that they will be over whelmed and that it will all come together in the end. The part about being overwhelmed is dead on. I am an Illustration/ artist by education but running a business:? Tax forms? Licenses? Insert blonde head swimming here........I am mid training so I hope that as you said, it will all come together in the end. I KNOW I have the talent to make my business successful.
I just wanted to say Thank you for offering such
a wonderful program. I have learned so much and the
live training sessions are so wonderful. I am so
excited about my business and this course have given
me the tools to get it up and going in an organized
manner. Without this program, I honestly don't know
if I would have followed my dream. I have read many
books and taken other courses and they all left me
with so many unanswered questions. Your training has
put me on the right path and I honestly cannot thank
you enough. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who is
considering starting their own staging business. It
is worth every penny. You are awesome!!!!
Thanks sooooo much,
Chrissie Sutherl and Ready Set Stage
Wow! What a phenomenal program HSR has to offer! All of the learning materials and everything set up step-by-step to follow at your convenience. I truly feel that taking the HSR program has given me the best foundation possible to be a successful business women. With all of the support of HSR, on going partnerships being built and gorgeous marketing materials it now is easy for me to just start putting my name out there and making contacts. With in two weeks of finishing the program I have already staged my first vacant property and will be attending the Realtor luncheon scheduled for next week. Having the opportunity to meet other Realtors and showcase my work couldn't be better and I am so proud to be able to give them my business cards and handouts that are beautiful thanks to HSR.
Joining Home Staging Resource was a tough decision - but it turned out to be a brilliant one! I had gone to the website many times trying to decide and on a whim, decided to take the plunge. My business was up and going within a month because of what I learned not to mention the materials HSR provided. I received a call/lead from the HSR directory the very first week. I put a deposit down on office space not because the money is rolling in but because of the confidence and knowledge that HSR gave me. Thank you!
Provident Home Staging, Fishers, Indiana
Thanks so much Audra! The training I received from HSR was so complete that I now feel ready to take on the challenges of my new career!
I had researched other companies and thought I knew the scope of education I was looking for, but with Home Staging Resource I learned valuable things that I couldn't have imagined I needed for my business. I believe if I had chosen a different training program I would have really missed out on the extensive information and company wide support that HSR offers. You have promoted a welcoming, friendly environment of sharing and I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the Home Staging Resource!
Elements Home Staging
When I started the process of choosing a Home Staging Certification program I researched everything! After narrowing it down to two programs, I sent emails to some of the members. Within 24 hours I knew I had made my decision and I have not been disappointed since. Your training provides REAL tools to be successful in this business. The materials are clear and easy to understand, your conference sessions are great and your enthusiasm is catching. I received my marketing materials in the mail last week and they are beautiful. I am so excited to be starting this new venture in my life, THANK YOU.
Smart Move Design
This is an Amazing Program! I got my Realtor License years ago and I wish they had had such a comprehensive and informative guide in the start up of being a new business owner! As a stager I knew what I wanted to do I just didn't have the tools or the knowledge to get there. HSR gave me the plan-a detailed list- to get it done so I could focus on doing the job I love... The Action Plans and form information is priceless! It put everything I thought I wanted to say to my customers in a form for me so I didn't have to spend days forming it. It was already done!
Tomlinson Real Estate Group
Realtor and Certified Home Stager
Your training program is awesome. As a mother of 4 & 3, we needed a program that would allow us to go at our own pace. We ordered our material right after the holidays and completed the training by the end of January. Our business is building and to date we have staged two homes and two redesigns. Currently we are in the planning process of two redesigns. All of your marketing information has been very instrumental in getting our name out in the DFW area. It is comforting to know that we have Home Staging Resources behind us to guide us through our business. Thanks for continually keeping us up to date on the new home staging trends.
Erika Grizzaffi and Rhonda
Dowling, Denton Texas
Your HSR Training is perfect for an artist such as I who has always felt inadequate with the business side of work. I've known that those skills with a creative talent could open jobs that paid better, but I did not even know where to begin to learn or apply them. I have seen this dilemma with a lot of artists over the years. The HSR program truly speaks to people who think like myself. I have learn so much with your easy, step by step manual and website tools. My gained knowledge will be life changing! Thanks so much!
After doing some research in Home Staging courses, I found the HSR training program and I cannot be more happy. This training program provided me with all the support, training and communication that I was looking for in a program. It turned out to be one of the most complete and informative online training programs I have come across. It has not only provided me with an in depth knowledge on home staging but has also expedited the start of my business with the pre-made forms, marketing tools and strategies. I am now ready to start my own business (which I didn't believe was possible at first) in just 1 month. I cannot thank you, Audra, enough on this awesome training program with the marketing solutions. I can honestly say, "I got what I paid for" and I am very excited to finally do what I passionately love and enjoy. Thank you again Audra, it was well worth it for me and I'm sure it will be for anyone else who decides to choose HSR as their training program.
Interiors By Mamta LLC
As with any new business the initial start-up period can be somewhat daunting. However, through HSR training we were given numerous resources including on demand videos, conference calls, and published materials which provided us with an extensive background of what this business entails.
My experience with HSR has been awesome! I can truly say that training with HSR was one of the best choices I have ever made. Not only have you provided me with the tools, guidance and support needed to become a successful business woman, but you have helped me to start living my dream and passion! I would highly recommend Home Staging Resource to anyone who has interest in Home Staging. Keep up the great work HSR and thank you!
Looking Fine by Redesign LLC
North Olmsted, Ohio
WOW! I have just been blown away by all of the support, information, personal training, and abundance of pre-made forms that the HSR training comes with. It is literally a complete business that is so simple to establish. Having owned a business before I know first hand how long it took just to create all the forms I needed to get my business up and running and you have really taken that task and removed it so that I could concentrate on the training and marketing (which you have also made simple). I haven't even finished my training yet, and I am already working! I can't wait to see my website. I would recommend this training to anyone who wants to get into the home staging business- well unless they would be my competition... : ) THANK YOU HSR!
Touch of Design Interiors
Lake Conroe, Texas
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know how impressed I am with all the work you've put into the HSR. As a previous business owner I know how extremely time consuming and frustrating starting a new business can be. That's an understatement! It is SUCH a relief as I start this new venture to have HSR's support. You truly have done the majority of the leg work. Speaking from previous experience it probably would have taken me twice as long to get this business up and running. The money I've invested is well worth it and I have all the confidence in the world that my business will succeed. Thanks again!
Fusion Home Staging
Rancho Cordova, CA
"I am so impressed by the HSR training process. It turned my business around. Literally, a week before signing up for the package, I was ready to let the business go due to the fact that I really felt lost in many areas. I have in the past month learned and applied the information I got towards my business and it has paid off. I have been able to have an exact plan for the consultations and appt. with realtors and I have received many e-mails responding to the e-mails that I have sent out. I have had several comments from Realtors who are now using me as a part of their service that my website and letterhead and cards look very professional. They were impressed to say the least. The tips and tricks that you have given are all ways that my business has improved. Thank you for all of the effort you have put in for me and everyone out there. I will forever be appreciative of all of your help in making Stage It Today successful!"
Letitia Granum, MN
I was completely impressed by the professionalism and the intensity of the program. You didn't miss a thing. I'm almost ready to submit my information for the web-site and am ready to go and am more confident than if I hadn't take the course! Thanks again for a great program.
Delaware Home Staging
I have been exploring the Home Staging industry classes for sometime now. I decided on the HSR without regrets. The program is both informative and well structured. It also has been a great time-saver for me. HSR has been consistent with regards to communication, in a timely manner.
HSR is highly recommended by me.
After extensive research, I have joined the HSR Family. The personal contact with the leadership staff and business support teams are unbelievable. Business Building is a tough job from the start but HSR takes the Tough right out of the equation.
Ct Realty Staging
"I must tell you that the business forms in Week 2 are amazing! I know that to create all of these forms from scratch would have taken me months to prepare. Your training has enabled me to download all of the forms needed in just one day! Thank you so much for providing such valuable tools and resources needed to get my new business up and running. I feel more confident going in to my first client consultation after reading the "Guide to a Successful Consultation". I feel prepared and well informed about the market, the benefits of home staging and what specific service models I will be selling. This has freed up my time to work on the part I really love, designing the look and feel of my business, creating beautiful home interiors and "shopping"!"
Jennifer Opie, PA
"The training was awesome!...I'm so happy with your training materials and knowledge...I'm so glad I found your site! Oh, I rec'd my cards and letterhead. LOVE THEM!! I feel so professional now! "
Four busy months later...
"Regarding your question on how I'm getting my clients... I ask EVERYONE how they find me. INTERNET!! Everyone (mostly) has said they did a search for Home Stagers and my web site comes up first. Gotta love it! I wish there were more of us (from HSR) in this area!! Thanks for all your help!! You have really given me more than you know. I love where my career has taken me, and it's only there because of me stumbling across your web site!"
Amber Hawkins, CA
If you are considering a career in staging, taking Audra's certification course is a must! In addition to creating a professional website, this course will make sure you dont miss any important steps needed to market yourself and set your business up correctly. It is a small investment for getting your business up and going and for establishing the confidence you need to have to sell yourself. Thank you Audra!
Love It and Leave It
"I am SO excited. I can not tell you how impressed I am with your company! I have been an entrepreneur for 17 years and have never come across anything like Home Staging Resource. I will definitely be your BIGGEST fan."
Elayne Forgie, FL
When I am looking for a business opportunity I want to go with the best. I did a lot of research on the web about Home Staging and Home Staging Resource had the most comprehensive program. HSR stood out among what other sites had to offer. Most sites offered a 1 or 2 day program, if you compare that to HSR's 21 day program there is no contest! I also liked the professional attitude and desire by HSR to bring professional credibility to the Home Staging profession.
Sarah Hart, CA
"I am so glad I made the decision to go with the Home Staging Resource for my business training. It has been the missing link to my busines... your business has been a Godsend to mine! It has taken the anxiety out little by little and gives me more confidence."
Tina Walker, MI
"I learned more about business development in that one hour than I have in many years of corporate experience!"
Debbie Bier, FL
(Testimonial from single live web training)
"I have built my site and you have made me look so professional - I almost think I can make a go of this business. If I don't it is not because of anything on your part. How exhilarating it is to know you want my business to be a success almost as much as I do!"
Judith Weikel, FL
"Your training was
fabulous. I have sales experience (18 years) but needed the start-up
structure to start a home staging business. You go into great
detail. The calendar was very helpful for this. Also, all the forms
are excellent!!!! I needed some guidelines for the staging and you
have also made me very confident to go to a house and go over --the
plan, the forms, the feel home formula, and a quick transformation.
The printed materials are so professional and beautiful. I have had
people look at the business card--it is so much fun to watch their
face. Their eyes get big, say "WOW", and feel the surface. What a
great reaction. I can't believe the website. It is gorgeous. Your
staff is great. Also, I am impressed with your timing on
everything--when you say that you will do something at a certain
time, it is done!! I can't think of one thing at this time
that you could do better in the training. The videos, and the live
training were very helpful. I would recommend your company to
Audra, you should be very proud of yourself to know that you can help so many people with so many subjects. What a great company you have!"
Diane Lunceford, TX
"I thought the training was very professional, and you were well organized. There was a lot of information on marketing! It exceeded my expectations. You were so generous with your marketing tips. I have been VERY impressed with the amount of materials, and the content. I would rate you a 10! I have already told a lot of people about the website - I can't say enough. Keep up the good work!!! I don't see any way you could have improved this web training for week 2. I feel empowered now. Before this training I wasn't sure how to get started advertising. Now I feel like I have plenty of avenues to choose from to get going!
Sharon Moran, SC
"I am so glad after doing research on internet classes for staging that I made the absolute right choice! I can't wait to finish my portfolio and get to work. My sincere thanks for your outstanding guidance."
Gail Wallace, WA
"I just signed up as a Gold HSR Certified Member and the next day I received a telephone call from a Realtor off of your Directory who has 3 homes for me to stage next week!"
Suzanne Kreml, CA
I am so grateful for YOU! I just viewed my site you made for me and I could have cried. Girl, You know what your doing! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR MAKING MY DREAMS POSSIBLE!
Kandi Tackett, NC
"I love your program, because it is so concise and makes you think of things that normally get overlooked. Yes, I know how to stage and redesign, but the business aspect is what I needed help with. Thank you so much for everything!"
Dawn Tisdale, LA
"While doing my research for Home Staging, I came across your website, saved it as a favorite, reviewed others and just kept coming back to yours to compare. You by far offered the best value for the best price! Your information has been invaluable to me these past three weeks. I am so impressed with your company I have already referred it to a relative who lives in Portland."
Marcia Brown, WI
"This has proven to be a fascinating venture and I am so glad I chose HSR. Your support, follow-up, web content, learning materials, are all so professional and easy to use as a reference guide. I have learned a vast amount of information and that has in turn given me a level of self- confidence I never thought I could have in a new profession."
Carol Ellis, VA
I LOVE THE WEB SITE YOU BUILT FOR ME!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!! THANK YOU. I am so glad that I found you and your web site. You have given me more information and education that is allowing me to build a firm foundation for my business. I had another call yesterday from a gentleman who found me on your Directory and I have an appointment with him on Thursday....I should tell you that I know NOTHING about marketing but since I have your products to work with I am now giving marketing advice to friends, family and realtors. Yeah me!
Thank you again for making my work day a pure pleasure!
Sue Guidry, TX after seeing her website we built
I certainly appreciate the orderly manner in which you approach everything. Everything I have thought of you beat me to it. Boy am I glad! Like you say, I won't have to reinvent the wheel.
Kristina Walker, MI
"I did receive your email and have already printed the document. I am very excited and impressed with its content and detail!"
Quilla Perkins, WA
(Testimonial from A La Carte Purchase)
I am following your recommendations and training to the letter. You've really got a good thing gong here and I am thrilled to be part of it!
Elayne Forgie, FL
"Your products have more than paid for themselves TODAY (first week). I just got another call to stage a ranch house to sell or maybe to stay!!! Then I received a call from an investor in Riverside, California. He found me on YOUR DIRECTORY!"
Sue Guidry, TX
"I have owned my own design firm since 1983 doing both residential and commercial design, as well as model home merchandising for national homebuilders. I took your certification program so that we could offer this additional service to our clients. I am happy to say that I have been more than pleased with the professional quality of our web site and printed marketing materials which we have received from HSR. And the templates for your many forms have been sooo helpful in knowing how to set up this part of the business. Additionally, I received great phone support from Scott Hagen in your member service department. He was always available to answer any and all questions that we had. I would recommend your certification program to anyone who was considering staging training options. Thank you again for what has been a very positive learning experience!"
Jeannene Edwards, CA
The entire training package has been nothing short of fantastic. The information covered is extensive and the inside tips on your website are invaluable as are the many downloadable forms available to get my staging business off to a great start. I look forward to completing the teleconferences and am sure that with all the great training and tools you have given me it will result in a profitable and thoroughly enjoyable home staging business!
Thank you once again!
Cameo Home Staging
"The comprehensive training program provided by HSR taught us the mechanics of how to start a business, the importance of marketing, and it kept us focused on completing the tasks necessary to establish our new home staging company. We also took advantage of the marketing package, which is awesome! The brochures, business cards, and letterhead are of great quality and very professional looking, and the opportunity to easily create a web site was important to us. Overall, we were very pleased with the HSR program, and can't wait to begin staging!"
Creative Staging LLC
The HSR program is superb in preparing one for a great new career. The hardest part of any business is self-promotion and confidence. The HSR program supplies so much information, forms and internet connections that you are not only learning a business but are building up confidence. Today I am confident, the HSR course has prepared me to address the needs and wants of both the sellers and the real estate agents and I know how to respondto any of their questions and I have been given the information to back up my answers. I am looking forward to a long, fun and prosperous future with HSR As my support team. Thanks for a fabulous training and confidence builder.
Stage to Impress, Inc, Miami, Fl
I was very impressed that when I first emailed for information on the HSR website, you immediately had me download the training overview which gave me a synopsis of the training program. I also received email newsletters and updates.
When I called with questions about the training, I was warmly received and my questions were answered. I then felt comfortable about signing up for training.
I could participate at my own pace at my own place. There was a wealth of materials and advice from veteran home stagers that I could use at my disposal. The webinars were especially helpful.
After spending lots of time reviewing other training programs, I am very glad I chose Home Staging Resource to get certified because it gives me a professional edge over my competitors. Traveling to another location and taking a 3-day class was not an option for me. Home Staging Resource is the best investment I made to jump-start my home staging and redesign business in only a month's time! I have already received phone calls. It was money well spent and I would recommend HSR to anyone interested in the home staging and redesign field.
The training process was so well organized and went so far beyond my expectations I can hardly put it into words. To think I nearly sent my check into a competitors program! The fact that I could do this at my own pace was hugely important. But even more than that, the fact that the material was so comprehensive and varied and interesting made me not only feel super excited about my career, but also provided me with the assurance that I would truly have the skills to make it happen. In addition, the forms were absolutely invaluable and time-saving! The PowerPoint trainings by Audra were wonderful. Her relaxed style mixed with her knowledge and professionalism really made the experience valuable. The manual was very extensive and a fantastic resource.
Susan Lindsey McCabe
The HSR Training program has been AMAZING! This company has thought of everything. The organization of all the materials that you need are at your fingertips to use! I feel very well educated not only as professional Home Stager, but as a business owner. I highly recommend getting certified via HSR!
Heidi's Home Staging
I was really impressed at the way you market your company and that you are geared towards teaching people how to have a successful business in this field and not so much trying to teach people how to be a decorator. I feel like you either "have it" or you don't so my goal is to learn how to create a name and business. I had originally contacted a large competitor of yours. I had a couple of simple questions that I had sent a e-mail request but after subsequent e-mails and a month for them to respond I decided to see what else was out there. I'm glad I did because so far I have been very impressed and you have exceeded my expectations.
I liked the marketing materials, the cost, the professional agenda through the training. Seems you guys care about my success over the other companies.
I chose Home Staging Resource because after researching several different companies HSR offered the most information and resources for the money. The money you save on business cards, postcards, letterhead and a website is almost worth the fee alone!
"The HSR Training is excellent!
I wish I would have trained with HSR when I first started my staging business over one year ago! I would have paid for the training several times by now with all of the mistakes I have made trying to figure out this business on my own. Audra has made starting a staging business so easy with no guess work."
"Audra, I am so impressed
with HSR and what a tremendous help it has been to
me. I have been an Interior Decorator for twelve years and thought that
Home Staging and Re-Design would just complement my services. I didn't
realize until I started your program how much I would learn from your
business and marketing expertise. It is so specific and vital! I would
recommend HSR to anyone wanting to enter this business. Do it the right
way - go with HSR!"
East Coast Designs
"The Home Staging Resource Training program is by far the most comprehensive, well thought-out intensive program available. It is without question the complete and total package with each and every nuance perfectly thought out, enabling you to hit the ground running. From the text and checklists in each week, to the interactive webinars to the wonderful and high quality marketing solutions package, this is the prime resource and choice for any serious new stager. I highly recommend this program."
Studio V Staging, Inc.
"I had spent a lot of time researching home staging programs. There are quite a few out there but none compare to HSR. Once I signed up for the training I was amazed at the wealth of information that was right at my fingertips. If you are uncertain as to whether or not to sign up with HSR I would say to you, don't put it off. You will get more information than you ever imagined possible, as well as, you will receive personal interaction emails from Audra and her staff. I certainly feel I have gotten more than my money's worth. I only wish I would have done this sooner."
Theresa Burba, IN
Premier Staging and Redesign
I can't believe how much your home staging course has changed my life! I have worked full time as a hairdresser for 25 years and really needed a change. I have always loved Real Estate and decorating and I have wanted to change careers for a few years now but I had no idea what I would do. After doing some research online I realized I could make a living doing what I'm good at and I'm so glad I chose your program! You really have thought of everything, this training program is amazing! I really loved the recent changes you've made and I just want to thank you for giving me a reason to get up every morning excited about what the day will bring!
Luci Terhune N.J
Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign
My experience with the HSR training was amazing! The web training and manuals were very informative and Audra was always available to answer any questions that we had. My partner and I definitely feel that we have gain important industry knowledge to start our business one step ahead of the competition. We also feel that we have gain another partner or adviser in the process. Thank you HSR and Audra for giving us a competitive edge.
Center Stage Designs of Fairfield County
AWESOME ADDITIONS!! I've only had a chance to review some of the
information, but I wanted to let you know that I think the additions are
awesome. Wonderful information and wonderful format!
Pearle Staging & Design, LLC
" I am so glad I made the decision to go with the Home Staging Resource for my business training! It has been the missing link to my business. Thanks Audra for your fabulous business. "
(existing home stager turned Member)
"Thank you for your passion and commitment to your members and the Home Staging industry. I'm so pleased with the investment I have made in the Home Staging Resource. The training and information I gained are worth every penny I spent. You approach your business with integrity and unselfishness, consistently demonstrating your motto of giving back to your customers. Word of mouth is sometimes the best marketing there is, and you can be assured that I will be singing your praises to anyone that asks."
Michelle Butler, FL
"I've in known in my heart for a long time that I could help realtors sell homes by just doing a little face lift and giving homes that personal touch that it needed, but I didn't know how to put my ideas into a business plan until I found Home Staging Resource. On searching the web one day, I discovered Home Staging Resource and found the answers to my many questions and got some direction to my new business and I was thrilled. The HSR training has given me exactly what I've needed to have a successful business. You've thought of everything! I appreciate the personal touch HSR gives to their members. Thank you for having this vision to help others in fulfilling their vision!"
Belinda Gay Cookman,
BG's House Dressing - Serving Metroplex area of Dallas/Ft.Worth
I can't tell you how much your Home Staging course has really helped me to add Home Staging to my Interior Design business. I am so impressed with the vast amount of information you offer in your course as well as the convenience of being able to go through the course at my own pace. I am so impressed with the marketing materials it has saved me a lot of valuable time! I am so happy with the ease of developing a web page via your direction. I could not have done it without you!. Your course has given me the confidence I need to move forward with my natural design ability and incorporate it into Home Staging. Thank your so much Audra for a FABULOUS course. You have thought of everything!
After doing extensive research about Home staging training I decided to go with HSR. I must say I made the right decision!! HSR really thought of everything and the marketing material are absolutly georgious. 3 days after signing up I got a phonecall for my first staging job. My client got my name of the HSR member directory. After completing the course I felt so much more confident about the business end of starting your own business and I owe it all to HSR. Thank you for all your support and I am exited about being a part of HSR. Keep up the good work!
Ischgebibbel Home staging
I just wanted to thank you for one of the most comprehensive on-line trainings I've ever participated in. The materials are so complete, I don't know of any stone left unturned. The market in S. Florida is very soft with many foreclosures, but that also means it's very ripe for one of the best marketing actions available for sellers. I mean to capitalize on this window now.
Thanks again for making a great class and professional organization like HSR available to me and others like me.
Vital Homes, Inc.
Becoming a member of the HSR Certified Program was a great decision for me. The organized, concise system allowed this busy Mom of three to easily work through setting up my Business. Audra really has not only thought of everything, but provides so much knowledge and information, that she really does prepare HSR members to get off to the best start possible. And, it is so reassuring knowing that she and the HSR staff are still there to help and offer guidance as we embark on this wonderful journey of owning a successful Homestaging Business. Truly a great experience!"
Staging Spaces of NWA
Hi Audra..... I am loving your program!!!!
I am in the process of earning my HSR certification and am enjoying every minute of it!
In researching other training programs, I kept coming back to the HSR website and could not be more pleased with my decision. Audra provides information that is current and well organized, along with providing all the necessary tools for becoming a truly professional entrepreneur. Thanks to your program, I look forward to continued learning- and a long lasting and rewarding career in the home staging and re-design industry. Thank you so much!
You are amazing! I am so happy I chose Home Staging Resource for my training. You helped me realize what seemed like an impossible dream. From the moment I logged into the member area, I really started to believe "I can do this!" Every time my confidence (with that pesky little voice) starts to falter, I just go to your website and I can immediately override that voice with the one that tells me this is my dream and it is going to happen.
Everything about your company -- from your encouraging tone, to the wealth of really helpful resources (the forms! I am so grateful for the forms!) to the step-by-step instructions, tells me what a generous woman you are. You genuinely want us to succeed. Do you know how rare that really is?
I feel a clarity and excitement about my path I have not felt in a very long
time. Thank you Audra Slinkey!
Susan Lindsey McCabe
The training and information supplied through Home Staging Resource has been incredible. I would highly recommend this for anyone starting in this business. I can't think of any question that hasn't been addressed or information that hasn't been supplied. Thank you for such a great job!
L. Talley Mayes
Custom Home Decor
I feel the HSR training provided everything I needed to get the business up and running. I especially loved all the great marketing ideas and materials. Our business cards and stationary look very professional and stylish. Most of all I appreciate HSR's quick response to any of our questions or concerns. Scott Hagen is always so helpful and quick to help us in anyway. I also love all the resources that the HSR website provides. Thanks for all your expertise.
Savvy Home Staging and Redesign
I just wanted to thank you for a very informative class. The further I get in the class the more impressed I become with HSR. It really is a great business opportunity and you have thought of everything to aid us in our endeavors. The steps I have taken along my path really line up well with Home Staging (from my obsession with rearranging my Barbie Townhouse when I was 5 (?) to working at various art galleries as an art consultant for in home consults to being an office manager for a very anal boss to doing PR for a theatre) and I am so glad I found HSR. There were a couple of other training avenues I had considered but the quality and design of your website really pulled me in. Your previous work experiences shine with what you have put together at HSR and you should be very proud of the great job you and your team have done. Thank you again for a wonderful class and making all this possible for so many like myself.
Bella Home Staging
Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed the HSR training. Wow!!
I am still going through all the new information that has been added to HSR's website. The training and continued updating of new information and ideas give me confidence that I will be giving my clients great value for their money. Your continued "hands-on" involvement with the HSR stagers is wonderful.
My experience with all HSR
staff has been positive and the training is an
exceptional value. Home Staging Resource removed the guess work out of my business and provide me a real foundation to start my new career. I will always be a member of HSR to ensure I remain on the cutting edge of
Thom in KC
The Home Staging Resources certification program has been a tremendous help to me in getting my new business up and running. I don't know what I would have done without all the online training and consultation videos and demonstrations of actual home staging days. The sample forms are an incredible asset in assisting new home stagers like myself make a good first impression on home sellers and realtors. I am looking forward to completing the program and wowing the Portland, Oregon real estate market in the months to come with the skills and marketing assistance I received during the course. Thank you Audra!"
Set the Stage by Liana
After researching a number of different staging training sites, I decided to join Home Staging Resource. This training is by far the most comprehensive offered. Not only does it give you practical advice on staging homes, but the in depth business training in invaluable. The program is laid out in such a way that even a novice business owner can navigate their way through without difficulty. I would highly recommend the HSR Training Program for anyone interested in opening a business staging homes. The cost associated with this training is very reasonable especially in light of the marketing materials and advice that is offered with the membership.
Theresa M. Hood
Staged Elegance, LLC
I researched many home staging training programs and decorating franchises before deciding on HSR. I chose HSR over all the others because I liked the idea of a turn-key business or a business in a box as it was referred to. I felt more confident starting a business knowing I would have all the marketing tools, staging and decorating tips, and continued member support at my disposal. In addition, I especially liked that I was in control of my business company name, mission statement, and what services to offer.
Thanks to Home Staging Resources I felt very confident on my first appointment. The training has been great. When I use Member Support the time to get back to me is very short, this service is very much appreciated. I loved meeting the client with my portfolio full of information, it made me look very professional. You say what you mean and mean what you say, because if I have questions I can also look it up in my manual and the information is right there.
Thank you for putting together such a valuable resource and giving me the tools I need to be successful.
I knew I made a good choice when I chose your program but I just had to tell you again. My mind is constantly cluttered with all the forms and packages I keep telling myself I need to put together. I am so thrilled to see you truly have thought of everything. I keep downloading your forms and checking off my own to do list! Every form I've told myself I needed I've found within your program. You are a fantastic resource. Thanks for everything...
Renee Nelson-DÈCOR ADVANTAGE
Audra has personally trained thousands of stagers all over the globe. She is an Amazon Best Seller, RESA Innovator of the Year 2013, 2015 and 2017 and passionate about helping stagers and designers grow their business!
Certification Credibility Counts!
The Home Staging Resource (HSR) staging certification program was the first and one of only two home staging training programs that have been truly "accredited" by a third-party, trade association.
HSR has been serving the staging and redesign industry for over 10 years and has an A+ rating by the BBB.
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I found the vast majority of the material contained throughout this training to be incredibly helpful. I especially appreciated the enormous number of resources (especially the templates!) that were made available to help ensure we were able to quickly stand up our business without having to spend an exhaustive amount of time creating all of the necessary forms, emails, agreements, etc. from scratch before getting started.
The social media components of the training were excellent (thank you for helping me finally understand how to use Facebook ads!). Even for those of us who consider ourselves to be somewhat technically savvy, learning how to maximize the various social media platforms to build/expand our specific area of business was invaluable.
I am so thankful to have found Audra and Home Staging Resource! I feel this training was VERY thorough providing me with all of the tools and resources to have a very successful career in staging and redesign. I would encourage anyone that loves design to invest in this training to start an exciting new career. I can't wait and ready to start! Thanks Audra & best of luck to all!!!
Like so many people who have a passion for decorating and an eye for design, I had the confidence to share my skills with friends and family. But the thought of starting a business in home staging and redesign was daunting! The HSR Certification Program gave me the practical knowledge and confidence I needed to refine my design skills and market and launch a business. HSR training prepares you to be successful at whichever type of service you are interested in offering: occupied staging, vacant staging, and redesign. This training is intensive and comprehensive and exactly what I needed to gain credibility in this industry.
I found HSR Certification very informative. I love how we were provided with all the templates and business models. Audra is very generous in sharing things that have worked for her in her own business so we do not have to reinvent the wheel. I would highly recommend this program for anyone who is thinking of doing staging and design. Thank you Audra!!!
Thank you Audra, you are an amazing woman! I appreciate the layout of this certification. It's really a no brainer because you have created and done all the hard stuff for us, we just need to implement the plan. So excited for my journey to continue. Thank you HSR and thank you Audra!
It's SO much information; but I've learned quite a bit. I was overwhelmed at first but am getting more excited as the training progresses. I'm also getting more comfortable about my first staging job because of the training. To think I was stuck in my 9-5 accounting job (yuck!) and that I have an opportunity to do what I love while helping others.
Gosh, I really can't say enough about the training and experience. Haha! It's been a fantastic journey and I'm so glad Audra is with me for every step.
This training is the most thorough, step-by-step training I have ever completed. I had very little experience on sales and marketing, making this course a perfect fit for me. I highly recommend this course!!!!
I've taken my time going through the course, the first time through I was trying to do it while working a full time job. I've decided to go all or nothing, left my full-time job and have taken the course again in detail and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I've been going to open houses and making contacts with realtor, I've written blogs for their websites and they have been pleased. I've been invited to give presentations to realtor groups and found the materials provided very helpful. Thank you so much for this course, I plan on staying affiliated with HSR for the long haul. Stay tuned for many of my success stories.
I have learned so much in one week! I have never run a business, so the information on getting the business up and running is super helpful. The step-by-step process that you outline is clear, and will enable me to provide a professional approach to the consultation. I appreciate the great forms, and the videos are informative and fun! I'm looking forward to getting to work soon on the website that I purchased--I'm sure it will be perfect for my business.
Wow, I am so happy I went with the website option when registering for HSR Certification. Easy to use and make your own. This is essential to doing business and HSR did an amazing job at making it easy and accessible for me.
It looks beautiful and professional and expensive.
I certified with the Decorating & Staging academy in 2006 - HSR training is filling in sooo many gaps - they had a great process for redesign, but nowhere the amount of awesome info on how to build a staging business - i am blown away by the difficulty of getting through all the material AND working at the same time - but I am THRILLED I am taking your course - best money i have spent in a long time!
Hi Audra, I am very excited about the future having Homestaging Resource as my training. The training is great, I do find myself getting overwhelmed especially with all the different forms. I do have to remind myself that I can make my business my own and I don't have to memorize every word you have written.
This is a DREAM COME TRUE!!! I don't know whether to cry right now or shout for joy. Maybe a little of both. I am ready to start this business and am meeting with an artist today to confirm my logo, business cards, and web-site. I can't wait for my first job and Audra and her trainings were an intricate part of making this dream happen. If it weren't for her I would be that "hobbiest" she describes, and now I will be the professional that I desire to be; demonstrating to clients that I am organized, have a clear vision, and able to produce a coherent message to them that they can then take and use to increase the value of their home. Thanks Audra, I look forward to meeting you some day.
The training was very informative, for both design and marketing. It was instrumental to building our business. We feel confident and prepared for our new home staging business.
Thank you Audra for being a strong mentor in the staging and design business.
The training has been very informative for both the hands on staging aspect and business start up guidance. As with any new business there is a lot to learn.
Lots of very helpful and interesting info... Looking at homes that are for sale a LOT differently now.
Thank you so much! I am so glad that I can finally do the work that I always dreamed of doing!
Having a degree in Interior Design, I felt that I knew everything I needed to know about designing, but Home Staging is very different and I found HSR to be a huge help in starting my business.
Home Staging Resources is great training for the new home stager and redesigner! Everything you need to know is included and will help me get off to a great start and will be a great relationship for years to come. They are very encouraging and supportive!
I was always confident in my design and business skills but I knew I lacked the marketing knowledge to get my design business off the ground. I knew this is what I wanted to do; I just didn't know where to begin. I also wanted to differentiate myself from the competition. I am so grateful that I took the leap of faith and went through Audra's training. I have learned so much about the industry and her marketing knowledge is extremely valuable and thorough. Although I am just getting my business up and running, I now have the resources and confidence to make my business a success. Thank you Audra! If you are thinking about home staging as a career, you NEED Home Staging Resources.
I really like this training. I am extremely excited for this course and cannot wait until I am ready to start. I had someone contact me yesterday from the association website to inquire about this course. I told her it was fantastic, but I was only a third through it, but highly recommended it.
There are so many Home Staging courses out there but NONE like this one!!! The information that is provided in this course will turn your business into a huge success$$$
The training so far has been wonderful. I am trying to manage my training time with a full time job (trying to transition to home staging full time) and a hectic family schedule. I love that I can work at my own pace and revisit modules.
Going through the Home Staging Resources training gave me the confidence to start my own staging business. The support and information Audra and her team have given me is exactly what I needed.
I did a lot of research into which RESA endorsed Homestaging company to get trained in. You are by far the best choice! You give so much attention to detail, have someone there actually on the phone to answer my questions, and go so much in depth on the marketing area...I really appreciate it! You have made me think of things I would have never thought of before. SO much goes into beginning a home staging business. I feel like your company helped me start at the beginning and "held my hand" as I learned more every day! Thank you so much!
I am very pleased with the HSR certification program. It has given me a solid foundation to build my business.
I learned so much in this course! All the questions I had before taking this course were definitely covered and answered in abundance, this was such a great investment, now to put all this together and start my journey!
HSR's Home Staging Certification program is absolutely the most comprehensive training program out there. Audra covered everything from A-Z and more! Before I decided to go with HSR, just like everyone else, I did my homework. I've researched other training programs out there, and the more I compare what HSR offers, the more I became convinced that HSR's home staging program was the best choice for me. I started this program with a great passion in home design, yet, I ended up with a wealth of knowledge in not only home staging & redesign, but also in all of the "how-to" to start and manage my own business. That for me is the most important aspect of this program. It's not enough to just know how to pick and place furniture, it is just as important to know how to run & manage a successful home staging business. There are plenty of competitions out there, but knowing that I'm an HSR grad/member, and that I have gone through this rigorous program, I feel more confident in presenting myself to my future clients. If any of you are thinking twice about choosing HSR, trust me, you will not regret. It is worth every penny!
I am really enjoying the training so far. You have provided a ton of information for us and I know I will be referring back to once I get my business up and running. You have already put me that much closer and giving me the confidence I need.
I am having a lot of fun and learning so much more than I thought I already knew as an interior decorator.
Love it! Just don't seem to have enough time in the day to read, listen and work on all the social media but I am slowly getting there. Your videos are very helpful and interesting. Always seem to learn something new! And, I love that your information is up to date....Thank you!
Audra, It has been a very informative training. I learned a lot. I am always reading and taking business and design seminars and I can say that your training is the most complete training I have ever taking specially in How to start a Staging business. I appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to teach all of your secrets step by step. I expect to increase my business and be able to give you great testimonials in the near future. If you come to Miami, I would love to meet you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
So glad I chose HSR for my home staging certification. Audra did an amazing job of preparing me to launch my career as a home stager!
I am thoroughly enjoying all the videos and so very thankful for having such good information. You have put your heart and soul into this! Your investment of time, research and vast experience for the best home staging business/marketing plan truly shines!
This course is phenomenal. I am so happy to have chosen HSR because other courses I researched did not provide this extensive training like Audra gives. She leaves no stone unturned. When she tells you something she actually explains it step-by-step. So many people when they teach leave you hanging in the air without telling you and actually visually showing you exactly what to do and why you need to do it. The HSR course is so thorough that I know I am prepared to make my business great. Knowledge is power and this is one powerful course. I can't thank Audra enough. She is such an inspiration. On top of all this, the course is fun. I found myself laughing and enjoying it through to the very end. I did not skip anything because it was just too interesting and informative.
I'm loving it so far! I have been staging for about two years and I've learned a lot of tips. I love how you set up the business side of things as well! Very organized!
HSR provided a thorough education in all aspects of the staging industry.The online training and text made for easy to follow instruction.
Audra, this training has been jam-packed FULL of information! It's the most comprehensive program by far! I'm so excited to be a part of the HSR family!