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Always at the forefront of career development for professional real estate stagers, CSP International™ recently launched a new luxe look for the International Luxury Staging Specialist™ Designation.

Since 2007, when CSP International first launched a series of professional development programs, the curricula have been consistently upgraded to keep abreast of the changes in economy, trends and styles. Today, we believe t he luxury market has elevated itself again through media exposure. So, in keeping with that concept, the newly styled logo has been released in support and for recognition of Certified Staging Professionals© working in that exclusive arena.

“In a nonregulated industry, we believe it is crucial to provide a consistent measure of skills, abilities, and integrity for real estate agents and sellers to base their buying decisions on,” says Christine Rae, President and CEO of CSP International.

Webster dictionary defines luxury as a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort; sumptuous environment. Something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary, or B: an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction or ease. So where do the concepts for luxury living emanate from? Perhaps uber-wealthy patrons of ultra-luxe hotels and resorts bring ideas back from their stays and have builders interpret their style and desires into an everyday experience.

The expectations of the luxury consumers change fast. Rising affluence, amazing lifestyles, private drivers, designer clothing, expensive spa and vacation experiences all fueled by the maturation of the experience economy (online sharing) have all shifted the frontiers of luxury. Just think of the spa bathroom evolution!

At its heart, luxury is about STATUS. Status used to be about money and possessions. Now, people have so much that status is more about who you are than what you have. Now it is important to make sure that the brand you buy is socially conscious, so you can indulge without guilt. Sure, homes are more tasteful, with timeless quality; however, luxury consumers are driving social change through demanding brands make conscious decisions regarding sustainability and making the world better. Luxury brand marketing now boasts the DNA of its water source or that a percentage of profits are being donated toward environmental, educational, or sociopolitical change. Expect to see this factor more in decision-making, of who is selected to work or provide service to this demographic.

The long-term strategic challenge for luxury real estate will remain the epic shift toward more varied, individualized, and meaningful experiences that builders will incorporate as “normal” upgrades. Think dedicated meditation space with special attention to lighting, environment, air quality, water quality, and military-grade security for the property.

Providing a buyer with the luxury hotel experience, in luxury real estate, is quintessentially in the hands of an experienced stager. It is up to the stager to interpret lifestyle desires and create an ambiance to match or exceed expectations of the every-younger luxury buyer. In the real estate market there may be different perspectives of what defines luxury real estate, but everyone agrees it is not a place for new stagers. It takes a practiced eye and a combination of superior skills, ability, and an understanding of lifestyle to work successfully with that exclusive initiative. Luxury consumers want specialists who interpret style and create unique, innovative solutions to problems they didn’t know they have.

At the end of the day, ultra-high net worth individuals are still clients and customers like any other. Typically, they have upward of $25 million worth of assets and are looking for someone they can trust, rely on, and easily communicate with. What might seem ridiculous now can fast become a revolutionary change in perspective. When shopping for a staging professional, please know the industry has no standards; understand what it means to be “truly certified”; and please value a person who has voluntarily submitted themselves to having their skills, knowledge, and abilities measured when it isn’t officially required. The CSP certification process is a measure of a person’s integrity, quality of work and technical competence. It provides a foundation for wanting to be the very best they can be in order to bring outstanding, stellar service levels to your client.

Look for the LSS™ designation as a quality symbol in support of your quest for brand awareness in the luxury real estate field.

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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: September 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=2224&program_id=8

Or call 1-888-STAGING.

We will see you in Boston in September!

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Top Stager honored by CSP International Training Academy – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Real Estate Staging Training company, is proud to announce Monique Shaw CCSP, President, has qualified and is accepted a role as a Certified Mentor and Goodwill Ambassador for Calgary, Alberta.

St Catharines, Ont. –August 16th, 2018
Shaw is a well-known, successful, staging MULTI-AWARD WINNING CALGARY HOME STAGERS; HOUZZ WINNERS 2014 -2018. AS SEEN ON CTV HOMES AND LIFESTYLES PROGRAM. Lead Designer Monique Shaw was chosen as #27 of 150 Canadians To Watch in 2017 with Standout Publications.Christine Rae announced today that CCSP, Monique Shaw lead stylist at Homes Sold Beautifully, has been selected as an official Staging mentor for Calgary Alberta.

Graduates of the CSP staging certification program will have a well-rounded mentor to guide them after training. The appointment means new graduates of the CSP® Staging BusinessTraining program have opportunities to job shadow and continue their learning after class.

CSP International Business Training Academy will be utilizing Monique as a very important component of their after market CSP® Staging Training Program. The privilege of apprenticeship after class is a critical part to successful business building and Monique, who trained in Interior Design in the UK, will be a big asset to the success of the Apprenticeship program in Calgary area. The International Staging Business Academy has programs for Real Estate Professionals, Home Stagers, Decorators, Contractors and Business Owners.

Certified Staging Professionals, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, trains home stagers through comprehensive staging courses of study that includes 3 days in a classroom, 8 weeks of home study and hands-on market coaching. CSP International is also a resource for Realtors and home sellers to find and hire graduates of this highly accredited staging education program, for assisting them in successfully closing their real estate sale.

To learn more about Certified Staging Professionals and Christine Rae, please visit http://www.stagingtraining.com.
Learn more about Monique Shaw here: https://homessoldbeautifully.com/

About CSP International Business Training Academy:
CSP began as the brainchild of its founder and president, Christine Rae. A long-time corporate executive, Christine began with the CSP training & certification program and a goal of bringing her penchant for high standards and business ethics, together with her knowledge of design and the real estate industry to an industry without a map. Her own extensive training from across North America includes London UK, New York City, California, Texas and the Carolinas. From her research Christine knew there was a need for a distinctly different approach to staging and staging training. Growing from one course to a complete school with several physical locations and a group of highly skilled trained instructors, the CSP program, accredited through the Real Estate Staging Association is the leading global source for finding highly trained stagers and is the primary destination for anyone wanting to become a successful stager, it is the company more real estate agents turn to, on behalf of their clients. CSP International is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise having expanded to the United States in 2006 and Australia in 2009. The program has been translated into Mandarin; Global license opportunities currently under review include China, Germany, Holland and France.

About the CSP® designation:
The CSP® and CCSP® designations are recognized by real estate professionals, builders, home stagers, decorators and home sellers for its brand reputation of excellence. The designation identifies home staging consultants who have achieved certification in the staging industry which included quality hands-on training with vigorous testing, apprenticeship, business process and ethics.

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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=2185&program_id=8

When: Beginning September 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=2185&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: September 7, 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=2151&program_id=8

Or call 1-888-STAGING.

We will see you in September!

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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