The Academy of Home Staging

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About - The Academy of Home Staging & Design

Why Choose the Academy

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.

  • The only Interior Design Certificate available in a 1-week live format 

  • Limited class size (9 maximum students) to provide you with individualized instruction.

  • All our Advanced Certified instructors are leaders in the Staging/Interior Design 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 or Interior Design Business.

  • Student discovery and questions are encouraged in every session.

  • We will give you the documents and the support you need to get your business started in just 30 days 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, through our exclusive VIP coaching program that includes two free months of business development coaching, plus private Alumni Facebook group to keep you connected.

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HOME STAGING COURSE DISCOUNTS:

  • Sign up more than 60 days in advance and pay in full to receive $200 off.

  • Partners receive $200 off each seat.

  • Groups of 3 or more receive $350 off each seat.

  • One discount per person. All members of a group discount must register together. Call in to receive partner or group discounts at 800-574-5576.

INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE DISCOUNTS:

  • Sign up more than 90 days in advance and pay in full to receive $300 off.

  • Partners receive $300 off each seat.

  • Groups of 3 or more receive $500 off each seat.

  • One discount per person. All members of a group discount must register together. Call in to receive partner or group discounts at 800-574-5576.

  • Take the design course within 6 months of the staging course and save $750 off the second course.

Meet Our Instructors

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Kim Kapellusch

Founder & Designer

Kim started her career as a set designer for multiple, nationally recognized clients. During this time, she was first introduced to Home Staging. Kim pursued training and started her business, Style My Space. Today, Style My Space works with hundreds of clients a year and grosses close to 7 figures.

Kim wanted to share the creative life she enjoyed with others, so she used her education and experience to create, The Academy of Home Staging and Design. Over a decade later, Kim’s mission hasn’t changed: To prepare people who are passionate about design with creative insight, business essentials and professional confidence to start a creative and lucrative career in Home Staging & Design.

Wanda Colon

Co-Founder & Designer

Wanda Colón has been in the design/decorative arts business for the past 12 years. After moving to Los Angeles in 2001 her passions of design and art converged. She worked for Interior Motives in conjunction with opening up her own Decorative Arts business, where she did interior design, murals and high end finishes. Some of her private clients include Kelsey Grammer, Paul Stanley, Cher and Johanna Carson. Her unique combination of skills made her a perfect fit for all of the design shows popping up on television. Wanda joined the design team of HGTV’s popular “24 Hour Design” as a co-host and designer.

Later, she became the Interior Design Host on TLC’s “Home Made Simple”.

Wanda is a Certified Instructor and Co founder of The Academy, combining her design expertise with the elements of Home Staging to provide students with a wide-ranging scope of design and business applications.

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Kara Woods

Professional Homestager & Instructor

In 2007, Kara Woods founded Staged to Move, one of the first professional home staging companies in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. The North Eastern regional vice president of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and an AHSC Certified Approved Staging Instructor. Other awards and honors:

  • RESA- NE Regional Vice President
  • NAPW 2010/11 Staging and Design Woman Of the Year
  • 2013 "International TOP 100" Magazine's Staging and Design Recipient
  • 2014-RESA's United States TOP 10 Real Estate Stager
  • 2016-RESA's United States TOP 10 Finalist- Interior Designer
  • 2016- RESA's United States STAGER OF THE YEAR- Occupied Category
  • 2017/2018 Boston Globe Home Staging Correspondent

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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
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Why Choose the Academy?

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 (9 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 through our exclusive VIP coaching program that includes regular Alumni newsletters chock full of new information and tips plus business development coaching.

Studies over the decades have shown that staged homes sell up to 79% faster and for more up to 10% more money. Now more then ever, Agents across the nation are encouraging sellers to stage their homes before listing them making this the perfect time to get started in the Home Staging industry. Get Started on your dream career today - Call 800.574.5576 to learn more.

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Serving Areas: New York, New York - Los Angeles, Orange County, Southern, CA and more!

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