Frequently Asked Questions About the HSR Certification Training...
There is so much to know and learn in the house staging and redesign industry! Our home staging certification training takes the mystery out of the business by covering everything you can imagine that would come up.
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 many 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.
What is the renewal fees after my year of membership is up?
Complete renewal details can be found at http://www.homestagingresource.com/renewals.asp
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, plugins and themes for your site as they come
**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
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!
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.
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!"
Ready to Become a Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner?
Premium Package FAQ
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
How soon can I get my website?
The moment you purchase the Premium Website package you get a link to a private, training area where you can fill out a simple form (website address, name, company, locations and style) to order your website. Within a week our web folks will ask you to make a simple change to your domain to point the domain to the host account we provide to you (we walk you through ordering your domain in Week 1 of the training).
What is the renewal cost of membership and website hosting after a year?
The website is always yours to keep and move to another host company before your year is up BUT no other host company will help and support your business like HSR! To continue your membership, training access, directory listing and another year of website hosting/support, the cost is only $350.
Complete renewal details can be found athttp://www.homestagingresource.com/renewals.asp
Do I have to edit the pages and text on the website?
No but it's in your best interest to make changes to the text of your site, so that Google won't think you're plagiarizing another site and to look different from others.
What happens if I make a mistake on my website?
We've made these sites as uncomplicated and bullet proof as possible! Good news is there is an "undo" button and a "previous revision" button where you can go to any day of that page and start over.
What is the benefit to your sites vs elsewhere?
We understand how long it would take you to build a site from scratch, so that is why we have gorgeous sites built for home stagers right out of the box. Within an hour of getting access, you can simply edit the text, change some photos, add your logo and GO.
Why should I buy this website instead of other website builders available?
We know the home staging and design industry and have been building website for stagers for over 10 years! No other website company or builder will come as loaded with staging "extras" like video, statistics, a lead capturing Top Dollar Guide, etc...Also, most website builders are not using WordPress which is the platform that Google loves...you want to be found on Google don't you?
Can I add my logo, change the photos, change the colors, change the fonts and everything else?
The site is completely customizable! The only thing you cannot change is the look of the menu bar since that is attached to the theme. Other than that, edit and customize to your heart's content!
Why are the websites so cheap?
These websites are wholesale ONLY because you are going through our HSR Certification and we are invested in your success! We know that if you do well, referrals follow and that is why the Home Staging Resource is the number one staging training company in North America...our members are awesome!
To buy the Premium Website Package without the HSR Certification training, the cost is over $1000 but still totally worth it! For more details, you can go to www.TrulyBranded.com.
Certification Credibility Counts!
The Home Staging Resource (HSR) staging certification program was the FIRST home staging and design training program to become "third-party" accredited by an independent trade association (RESA) back in 2009!
HSR has been serving the staging and redesign industry since 2005 and has an A+ rating by the BBB.
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!
Audra is the most award-winning, staging trainer and takes a personal interest in every one of her students!