I've gotten four emails in the past few days from dismayed people who invested in a Staging Training Company and what they thought was a "Staging Certification" course but got very little, REAL training!
In fact, there is an increasing number of "staging training" companies out there aggressively marketing their business, so it's VERY hard to research which staging training company is right for you. While some staging training companies are good quality...most do not fully prepare you for all you would need to know in this industry nor do they support you!
That's why I created a 50-Point "Staging Training Company Checklist" so you can simply go down the list and make sure the training you choose to invest in can meet your "Certification" criteria:
Go ahead and click on the image above to download this helpful PDF. Use the checklist as you shop for the staging training company you want to partner your business with. Make no mistake, this is a BIG Partnership, so do the research and choose your staging training company wisely!
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.
HSR Certified Stager
Here's an email I received from Pauline who just signed up for the HSR Home Staging Certification training that I thought was really interesting...
Audra, I wanted to share my story with you and tell you how I ended up taking the HSR training program and thanking my lucky stars that I did! I’m a Realtor that, like you talk about, always liked to rearrange my room as a child. It just felt good. Then I grew up and did this on a much larger scale in my own homes…as in changing up almost every room every few months, changing artwork, pillows, flower arrangements, moving furniture... It’s safe to say that I’ve had a lot of practice in the way of staging, decorating and redesigning. I figured I just needed a piece of paper so that I could advertise it.
So, I took two on-line programs, got my certificates, was even working on my first staging job…but, I still felt like I didn’t have all of the tools I needed business-wise. Sure, I was handling the staging part just fine. But, I wasn’t confident with what I was charging, how much to collect and when. I wasn’t confident with my legal agreement or any of the forms I was trying to make use of. Website? I didn’t even know where to begin with creating a website! Then one day I went on the RESA website to become a member. I was seeking out major marketing help and found HSR in the members area information.
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. The marketing information and staging forms, the great website design, and the support and forums made a world of difference for me! I feel like I’m running a real business now and not just floundering. The best part is, the continued support! HSR doesn’t go away! I can continue to get updated information and thats what gives me the confidence that my staging business will be successful!
HSR Certified Stager
Now Pauline is staging like crazy and has a beautiful website from HSR that she is customizing to her heart's content...great job Pauline! Here is a link to her new website: www.simplyputstaging.com.
When you invest in a staging training company you are picking the "partner" to your business, so you have to choose wisely!