Overview of staging and 20 other staging related services you can offer
Before and after photos - how to make a statement
Staging and staging design principles, guidelines, and tips
Hands-On Accessory Exercises
Create a furniture style board
Space planning and easy to duplicate room design formulas and fixes
6 part space planning exercise
Step by step, how to stage a room guide
How to charge and typical fee structures for a lived-in home staging redesign
Stage a live, lived-in home out in the field using what the homeowner already owns
Shopping secrets and best bargains
People on your team
What to have in your kit
Furniture representative discusses furniture rental procedures and you receive your furniture rental catalog
How to charge and typical fee structures for vacant home staging
Go into the field to measure and space plan a real vacant home
Select furniture using the furniture catalog and prepare a mock bid for the vacant home
Color Theory 101 with class exercises - Select a unifying paint color and complementary accent colors
How to charge and typical fee structures for home staging consultations
Consultation exercise on a real home - Determine layouts, upgrades, paint colors and practice client dialog.
Role play with students and discuss alternative solutions.
Marketing, Advertising and Promotions - Over 60 effective ways to market for little or no cost
How to get on the first page of google
Crucial content for your business card, brochure and website
The 30 day agenda to your quick business start up
Congratulations! You're Advanced Home Stager Certified!
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How Home Staging Training at The Academy is Different
Your one of a kind, design training journey starts the moment you walk through our doors. Here are attributes unique to The Academy and not found at other training facilities:
We work with you in a coaching setting to develop your unique marketing strategies based on your career desires and goals, experiences and connections.
Guest speakers teach you the latest information in their field of expertise including internet marketing and rental furniture for vacant and model homes.
In field training in 3 homes with step-by-step, hands-on guidance. You will personally be coached on every aspect of each project from concept to completion.
Specially developed exercises allow you to explore and develop the necessary design skills needed to become a successful Home Staging Designer.
On-going coaching and education after leaving The Academy to exponentially ensure your success. This program includes a monthly group call on business building and promotion techniques, stager forum, website and marketing material reviews, email support and private coaching.
What does The Academy offer that others don't?
The Academy of Home Staging far surpasses the level of design development ever offered in a private Home Staging training program, boasting a whopping 28 hours of staging and design learning with hands - on exercises with group and instructor mentoring every step of the way, including:
How to and accessorizing exercises
Design styles overview and design board project
Space planning fundamentals, space planning guide and 6-part space planning exercise
Seeing color, color theory and paint color selection exercise
Selecting furniture for the vacant home project
Out in the field for 3 homes - lived-in redesign, vacant home and consultation exercises
The only course in the nation to offer Advanced Home Stager Certification - good anywhere in the country.
The Academy is the only training in the nation to teach the three core staging services, including a staging redesign, a vacant home bid and the consultation appointment LIVE out IN THE FIELD on REAL HOMES.
PLUS over 12 hours of Business Essentials exclusive to The Academy:
Over 30 ways to market your new business for virtually free
How to start your new business with almost no start up costs
Guest speakers on internet marketing and furniture rental
Easy Guide to launching your new business in 30 days
Critical content to include in your +business card, brochure and website
Business goal worksheet
How to access the real estate industry - crucial to your success as a Home Stager
30 second and 5 minute presentations
Where and how to advertise effectively with sample ad examples
How to bid and price your jobs, contracts, phone scripts, proposal sheets and much more!!
Plus 2 months of ongoing education included! Tele-classes, coaching and support
The Academy's unique approach to training starts the moment you walk through our doors. You are invited to share your goals for your new Home Staging and Design business with your Advanced Certified Instructor so that she may coach and mentor you every step of the way through your personalized, hands-on program.
Several additional key factors make The Academy’s training program the nation's most comprehensive, hands-on training available :
The only Advanced Home Staging Certification available for novices.
Over 10 hands-on exercises, including a minimum of 3 in-field exercises. These exercises are crucial to providing students a complete education and insuring the ability to successfully start and manage their own lucrative Home Staging business.
Limited class size (8 maximum students) to provide you with individualized coaching and mentoring every step of the way.
All our Advanced Certified instructors are leaders in the Staging Industry who incorporate real life examples, suggestions, advice and ideas in each training class.
Student and Instructor experience together, apply and discuss all solutions and approaches for all areas of the design and business aspects to a Home Staging Business.
Student discovery and questions are encouraged in every session.
Complete Business CD with contracts, proposals and editable advertising pieces for each student upon successful completion of the class, and passing the Certification exam at the end of the class.
Committed to the success of every student that comes to The Academy of Home Staging with ongoing education, regular Alumni newsletters chock full of new information and tips and access to one-on-one coaching with additional advanced topic classes for graduates.
According to a study by the National Association of Realtors in 2012, 25% of homes on the market are professionally staged, up from just 5% in 2007! It is perfect timing in the industry to start your new design career and now it's easier than ever for interested students to attend the industry's leading Advanced Home Staging Certification training with our recently announced Financing program. Enrolling students can finance their new education for as little as $249 per month for up to a year - call 800-574-5576 to learn more.