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“This course is the BEST of the BEST!!! I have taken 2 other staging courses previously: one at Humber College and the other with a USA competitor of CSP. Neither of these 2 courses equipped me adequately for running a business. As I got bogged down writing a business plan, the FEAR factor set in. CSP’s complimentary webinar on the subject, ” is Fear stopping you. . .” got me confronting the obstacles and ultimately got me to take the program. Now, I’m on track and enthusiastic to get going. The strengths of this program are teaching sound business practice, teaching staging as a process, the trainers vast experience in the business, very efficient and effective support staff, credible examinations that actually make the designation meaningful, the Hands-on staging experience and VERY IMPORTANT after graduation the opportunities for mentorship and continuing education. Keep up the good work! Need I say more?”

-Jean M. Jones CCSP Toronto, ON

Christine Rae

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2184&program_id=8

When: Beginning August 18, 2018

Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to teach the 3-day Certified Staging Professionals Course!

CSP is staging training you can trust delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a CSP requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

– The nuts and bolts of staging
– Ongoing support and community
– Hands-on training experience
– Entrepreneurial and marketing skills

CSP is simply the best education and support for your new career and includes valuable start-up resources, an apprenticeship program, substantive content, proven in-the-field instructors and premier training from the staging industry leader.

Join us in Mississauga, you’ll be glad you did!

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2184&program_id=8

Free information packet: http://www.stagingtraining.com/request_information.php

lee (a) stagingtraining.com, 1-888-STAGING

More about Christine Rae: http://www.stagingtraining.com/christine-bio

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“Last year I enrolled in a staging program which was very widely advertised and cost a little less than the CSP® 3 Day Course. You know that saying ‘You get what you pay for’? Well I graduated from that program still feeling that I needed more information – in fact, a lot more, actually. So I enrolled in the 3 Day CSP® workshop in Toronto. It was so informative, so comprehensive and so much fun!!!! This is the program everyone should be considering, when thinking about becoming a Stager.”

– Rita Geraldine Pfaff, CCSP® Lefroy, ON

Come train with one of the top trainers in the country Cathy Hobbs best known as Oprah’s ‘Life you Want’ designer, Million Dollar Listings’ Frederick Ekland’s stager extraordinaire and contestant on HGTV’s Designstar.

Beginning: July 28, 2018!

The CSP Home Staging Certification Course is Training You Can Trust!

Delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a Certified Staging Professional requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

  • The nuts and bolts of staging,
  • Ongoing support and community,
  • Hands on training experience,
  • Entrepreneurial and marketing skills.
  • Valuable start up resources,
  • Apprenticeship program,
  • Substantive content,
  • Proven in-the-field instructors,
  • Premier training from the industry leader.

For more information visit: www.stagingtraining.com
or email lee (at) stagingtraining.com

To register visit: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2107&program_id=8

Or call 1-888-STAGING.

We will see you in July!

Although talent cannot be taught, at CSP® we believe it can be nurtured, honed and with the right education, support, financial commitment and passionate drive, people can learn to turn their talent and skills into a successful, profitable business.

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Hi Christine,

There is a lot of chat lately about interior doors being painted black. What are your thoughts?

– Lily Sinclaire, SC

Hi Lily,

For living or selling? For living – I love it! People freak out, thinking it will be too dark, but with white trim, the contrast is striking. It is timelessly elegant, classic, and sophisticated. Black interior doors can actually help balance decor if you have other black accents around the room. They can hide imperfections and don’t show dirt as much as other colors. If you have a room with noticeable design voids, a black door will mitigate the impact of those voids, so they don’t look so noticeable.

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“Nairn has instilled great experienced knowledge and support in both the classroom, and in real time home staging/ showcasing. I am honored to have learned from her. I have also worked with Nairn for the past year in staging/showcasing, and it has thoroughly been enjoyable. I feel I have more confidence, and I have learned to approach home staging/showcasing challenges without blinking. I looking forward to learning more, and I am very grateful to Nairn for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”

-Emilio Salvati, CSP® Alumni

Internationally Recognized Home Staging Expert to Teach CSP® 3 Day Course in New York, NY starting 3/24/18!

Nairn Friemann

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2177&program_id=8

When: Beginning July 10, 2018!

Internationally recognized home staging expert Nairn Friemann is coming to Purchase, NY to teach 3-day Certified Staging Professionals Course.

CSP is staging training you can trust delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a CSP requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

– The nuts and bolts of staging
– Ongoing support and community
– Hands-on training experience
– Entrepreneurial and marketing skills

CSP is simply the best education and support for your new career and includes valuable start-up resources, an apprenticeship program, substantive content, proven in-the-field instructors and premier training from the staging industry leader.

Join us in Chicago, you’ll be glad you did!

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2177&program_id=8

Free information packet: http://www.stagingtraining.com/request_information.php

lee (a) stagingtraining.com, 1-888-STAGING

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Hello Christine,

I really need advice about installing new flooring in our basement area. The problem is, ever since we bought our house, my wife and I have been experiencing breathing problems. The house is circa 1920, and every time we are in the basement we have coughing jags. I have heard there are some hypoallergenic solutions for flooring. What do you suggest?

– Bob, Ontario, Canada

Bob,

It sounds like there could be several reasons you are coughing. Seriously – it could be the air quality, mold or allergies. I suggest hiring a professional to help solve the problem before your new floor is chosen and installed.

When selecting flooring, consider one of the best hypoallergenic solutions on the market today – an easy care product called Marmoleum. The product is made from natural ingredients (linseed oil) with no VOCs or toxins. It is warm underfoot, very durable, and the natural bactericidal properties of Marmoleum prevents micro-organisms including Salmonella typhiimurium and Staphylococcus aureus from multiplying themselves. It comes in a multitude of colors, faux finishes, and styles. Living Green Magazine said it is the healthiest floor covering on the market. We installed it at CSP International headquarters! It comes in sheets, tiles, and ClickBoard (like wood). Good Luck!

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In response to growing concerns within the unregulated industry of home staging, regarding the qualifications of stagers, Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, CSP International has just added a whole new level of credibility for their graduates to leverage.

“We have always believed in best business practices, professional standards, and education as crucial components for a strong foundation in a business start-up situations,” says CSP CEO Christine Rae. “In an emerging industry where there is no official measure of credibility, we thought it best to provide something tangible and measurable for real estate agents and property sellers to base their hiring decisions on. Many competitors claim that no one needs certification for this work, which is true. When no one cares, anything goes. The point is the end user (property seller/real estate investor/builder/real estate agent) shouldn’t have to guess or worry about the quality of work they receive.”

Every year at the Real Estate Staging Association conference, CSP graduates rank highest in award recipients across all categories. “Recently, all finalists in the occupied category were CSP graduates; this affirmed to us our program is sound,” says Rae. “We want to provide acknowledgement of that to our students and the real estate community.”

According to the National Association of Realtors, 90% of people can’t visualize a house beyond what they see in front of them. This is truly important when 97% of potential buyers start their search on the Internet by browsing listing photos. One true measure of a stager’s skill is working in an occupied property with furnishings they didn’t choose, the size and scale of items not being ideal, and often with irrational color schemes. Using a proprietary process, graduates create magic – the results of which make for amazing photographs and visual presentation. During classroom training, the students are taken to a property going on the market. For their final exam, they must work with the items the seller owns to transform space, illustrate function, highlight focal point, and amplify flow.

Graduates from the esteemed CSP International Academy have both intensive business training and practical hands-on work experience in the field, when they graduate. Three examinations also qualify them to use the prestigious CSP mark of excellent achievement, technical competency, and a symbol of integrity on their marketing materials, websites, and business card.

As of February 2018, in addition to the original certification, all CSP graduates can achieve their Occupied Staging Specialist designation by completing three stagings after graduation, illustrating complete understanding of the proprietary process, submitting photos, and testimonials for review to CSP International. This will be one more level of security a real estate agent and property seller can use to ensure the highest likelihood of securing the most equity from the sale of a property. True certification from a credible, internationally accredited program, is as important for a stager as a real estate license is for an agent.

“Having their skills and abilities measured when it isn’t officially required is a measure of a person’s integrity; (it’s) a foundation for wanting to be the very best they can be, bringing amazing service to their client,” says Rae. You wouldn’t hire an unlicensed real estate agent, so why trust your equity to a stager who isn’t certified?

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Christine Rae

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2189&program_id=8

When: Beginning June 5, 2018

Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Mississauga to teach the 3-day Certified Staging Professionals Course!

CSP is staging training you can trust delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a CSP requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

– The nuts and bolts of staging
– Ongoing support and community
– Hands-on training experience
– Entrepreneurial and marketing skills

CSP is simply the best education and support for your new career and includes valuable start-up resources, an apprenticeship program, substantive content, proven in-the-field instructors and premier training from the staging industry leader.

Join us in Mississauga, you’ll be glad you did!

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2189&program_id=8

Free information packet: http://www.stagingtraining.com/request_information.php

lee (a) stagingtraining.com, 1-888-STAGING

More about Christine Rae: http://www.stagingtraining.com/christine-bio

“This course is the BEST of the BEST!!! I have taken 2 other staging courses previously: one at Humber College and the other with a USA competitor of CSP. Neither of these 2 courses equipped me adequately for running a business. As I got bogged down writing a business plan, the FEAR factor set in. CSP’s complimentary webinar on the subject, ” is Fear stopping you. . .” got me confronting the obstacles and ultimately got me to take the program. Now, I’m on track and enthusiastic to get going. The strengths of this program are teaching sound business practice, teaching staging as a process, the trainers vast experience in the business, very efficient and effective support staff, credible examinations that actually make the designation meaningful, the Hands-on staging experience and VERY IMPORTANT after graduation the opportunities for mentorship and continuing education. Keep up the good work! Need I say more?”

-Jean M. Jones CCSP Toronto, ON

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Internationally Recognized Home Staging Expert to Teach CSP® 3 Day Course in Purchase, NY starting 5/15/18!

Nairn Friemann

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2127&program_id=8

When: Beginning May 15, 2018!

Internationally recognized home staging expert Nairn Friemann is coming to Purchase, NY to teach 3-day Certified Staging Professionals Course.

CSP is staging training you can trust delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a CSP requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

– The nuts and bolts of staging
– Ongoing support and community
– Hands-on training experience
– Entrepreneurial and marketing skills

CSP is simply the best education and support for your new career and includes valuable start-up resources, an apprenticeship program, substantive content, proven in-the-field instructors and premier training from the staging industry leader.

Join us in Purchase, New York, you’ll be glad you did!

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2179&program_id=8

Free information packet: http://www.stagingtraining.com/request_information.php

lee (a) stagingtraining.com, 1-888-STAGING

“Nairn has instilled great experienced knowledge and support in both the classroom, and in real time home staging/ showcasing. I am honored to have learned from her. I have also worked with Nairn for the past year in staging/showcasing, and it has thoroughly been enjoyable. I feel I have more confidence, and I have learned to approach home staging/showcasing challenges without blinking. I looking forward to learning more, and I am very grateful to Nairn for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”

-Emilio Salvati, CSP® Alumni

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Christine Rae

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2175&program_id=8

When: Beginning May 12, 2018

Industry leader Christine Rae is coming to Orlando,FL to teach the 3-day Certified Staging Professionals Course!

CSP is staging training you can trust delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a CSP requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

– The nuts and bolts of staging
– Ongoing support and community
– Hands-on training experience
– Entrepreneurial and marketing skills

CSP is simply the best education and support for your new career and includes valuable start-up resources, an apprenticeship program, substantive content, proven in-the-field instructors and premier training from the staging industry leader.

Join us at Greenville Technical College, you’ll be glad you did!

Register Here: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2175&program_id=\

Free information packet: http://www.stagingtraining.com/request_information.php

lee (a) stagingtraining.com, 1-888-STAGING

More about Christine Rae: http://www.stagingtraining.com/christine-bio

“This course is the BEST of the BEST!!! I have taken 2 other staging courses previously: one at Humber College and the other with a USA competitor of CSP. Neither of these 2 courses equipped me adequately for running a business. As I got bogged down writing a business plan, the FEAR factor set in. CSP’s complimentary webinar on the subject, ” is Fear stopping you. . .” got me confronting the obstacles and ultimately got me to take the program. Now, I’m on track and enthusiastic to get going. The strengths of this program are teaching sound business practice, teaching staging as a process, the trainers vast experience in the business, very efficient and effective support staff, credible examinations that actually make the designation meaningful, the Hands-on staging experience and VERY IMPORTANT after graduation the opportunities for mentorship and continuing education. Keep up the good work! Need I say more?”

-Jean M. Jones CCSP Toronto, ON

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5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV’s Hit Reality Series “DESIGN STAR” and has been featured on programs like The Nate Berkus Show, HGTV’s Top Ten, Martha Stewart Living-Radio, and is currently a regular contributor to the prominent shelter sites Sheknows.com, Ehow, Shoptopia and Cotton Candy Magazine. Cathy is also the exclusive design columnist for The Epoch Times, an international newspaper.

Beginning: May 4, 2018!

The CSP Home Staging Certification Course is Training You Can Trust!

Delivered through a 3-day live intensive program that is unparalleled in the industry. Becoming a Certified Staging Professional requires more than an impersonal online “cookie-cutter quickie” program. It requires:

  • The nuts and bolts of staging,
  • Ongoing support and community,
  • Hands on training experience,
  • Entrepreneurial and marketing skills.
  • Valuable start up resources,
  • Apprenticeship program,
  • Substantive content,
  • Proven in-the-field instructors,
  • Premier training from the industry leader.

For more information visit: www.stagingtraining.com
or email lee (at) stagingtraining.com

To register visit: https://www.stagingtraining.com/store/order_online.php?program_type=8&event_id=2128&program_id=8

Or call 1-888-STAGING.

We will see you in May!

Although talent cannot be taught, at CSP® we believe it can be nurtured, honed and with the right education, support, financial commitment and passionate drive, people can learn to turn their talent and skills into a successful, profitable business.

“Last year I enrolled in a staging program which was very widely advertised and cost a little less than the CSP® 3 Day Course. You know that saying ‘You get what you pay for’? Well I graduated from that program still feeling that I needed more information – in fact, a lot more, actually. So I enrolled in the 3 Day CSP® workshop in Toronto. It was so informative, so comprehensive and so much fun!!!! This is the program everyone should be considering, when thinking about becoming a Stager.”

– Rita Geraldine Pfaff, CCSP® Lefroy, ON

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