Local Real Estate Stager Honored as One of RESA®’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging for 2024
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by CSP International Academy
2w ago
July 6, 2024 – St. Catharines, ON, The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is proud to announce that Christine Rae of CSP International Staging Training Business Academy has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging for 2024 and has been since the inception of this award in ? This prestigious list celebrates individuals who have significantly impacted the real estate staging industry through their dedication, innovation, and expertise. Christine Rae started the staging industry in Canada in 2001 and was instrumental in pioneering the service thr ..read more
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Local Real Estate Staging Academy Named Finalist in the Prestigious Home Staging Industry Awards
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by CSP International Academy
2w ago
July 6, 2024 – St. Catharines, ON – The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is thrilled to announce that Christine Rae, founder of CSP International, has been recognized as a Top Ten Finalist in the RESA® Partner of the Year Award for the 2024 Home Staging Industry Awards. This accolade highlights the exceptional talent and dedication of Rae and her contribution to the growth of real estate staging industry. CSP International Staging Business Training Academy has offered professional development training to professional real estate stagers since 2005. After a successful staging career he ..read more
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Get Your Business SIZZLING HOT this summer
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by CSP International Academy
2M ago
In today’s real estate, the allure of outdoor living has transcended mere property features into an absolute buyer lure for homes and apartments. Almost 2/3rds of the population confirm their increasing desire to spend more time outside their home in comfort. The hot news is home buyers are prioritizing outdoor areas for relaxation, recreation, and socialization, when deciding on house purchase; 39% said they will pay more for larger gardens. Real estate experts say well planned outdoor living areas can add as much as $20,000 to the value of a house. Beyond the obvious features a bu ..read more
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Four Real Estate Trends & How They Affect Staging
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by Christine Rae
3M ago
In the fast-paced world of real estate, home staging isn’t just about decorating and decluttering anymore.  It’s a strategic investment in maximizing property value and appeal, for the buyer who is most likely to purchase. As someone who has been deeply immersed in the industry for over two decades, I have witnessed first-hand the evolution of the service from a simple add-on service to a vital marketing component of the real estate landscape. When utilized fully it is a powerful tool for unlocking a property’s full potential, helping the seller secure optimal equity from its sale. Drawi ..read more
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Is Your Staging Inventory Making Your Work Look Cheap?
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by CSP International Academy
4M ago
A stager’s mantra for real estate agents and sellers is: “Cheap Staging isn’t Good and Good Staging isn’t Cheap.” It is a constant in our business, educating sellers and agents who use cheap stagers or AI generated fake photos. It cannot, and indeed must not, replace an industry practitioner who invested in learning to be the best at what they do, so someone else (agent and seller) can make more money than the stager! Why it happens emanates from a belief that staging is a “necessary evil and loss of money” instead of the strategic marketing investment it is. Today, to be hired in such a comp ..read more
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Trends Impacting Staging in 2024
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by Christine Rae
6M ago
As 2024 unfolds, we’re seeing a wave of trends reshaping staging in both the immediate and distant future. The concept of “long covid” has not only applied to health but also to the enduring changes in how people desire to live in their homes. The function of space in existing homes is rapidly evolving, and stagers must stay ahead of these trends to adapt their styling approaches, inventory purchases, and influence sellers, agents, and investors effectively. The drive towards sustainability remains a dominant theme. The rise of eco-conscious staging, which I foresaw back in 2007 with the deve ..read more
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Use the New Color of the Year to Make Money
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by Christine Rae
9M ago
First let’s chat about why there is a color of the year. In 1999 the Pantone Color Institute created the COTY educational program to engage the design community and color enthusiasts around the world to generate conversations around the relationship between culture and color. Color of the year is selected through a committee of analysts who look at trends across a variety of industries. The announcement is for many the kick-off points in design, companies partner with Pantone prior to the release in order to have special versions of the products, featuring the chosen color. Pantone’s marketing ..read more
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CHEAP STAGING TRAINING?
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by Christine Rae
11M ago
If you’re considering a career in home staging, you may be tempted to go for the cheapest training option available. Perhaps it’s a local college, or a cheap online work on your own training. While the many options you consider may have some merits, we believe investing in a program with proven success, comprehensive, in-depth training with a reputable provider, with tailored education for success …..is the smartest move you can make. Here are a few reasons to consider the Hallmark of professional staging education provided by CSP International Staging Business Training Academy. Specializat ..read more
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Five Reasons Houses DON’T Sell in ANY Market
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by Christine Rae
1y ago
Hot market, cooling market, stagnant market, recession, depression, recovery or COVID, it doesn’t matter, as there are some universal reasons property either doesn’t sell. We all know property usually will sell at some point – we just don’t want to be wondering “at which point” lower than asking will that be. The best approach to selling anything is give the customer what they want and that is the best approach for selling real estate. Buyers today want ease of life, hassle & stress free, as little work as possible and for the best price possible. The dream is a move in ready, turnkey sol ..read more
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The End of Staging (as You Know It)
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by Christine Rae
1y ago
In an era of evolving lifestyles and changing home preferences, the traditional home staging industry faces the risk of becoming obsolete if stagers and real estate agents fail to respond to the shifting needs of homebuyers. As people seek more personalized and functional living spaces, it is crucial for industry professionals to adapt their approaches to ensure their relevance and long-term success. Looking at the challenges faced by the home staging industry and the necessary steps stagers and agents must take will help them stay ahead in a rapidly changing market. Understanding the Changi ..read more
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