The Academy of Home Staging

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Educating Students from around the Globe since 2007

Virtual and Online Classes

6-Day Home Staging Certification

Virtual Home Staging Course

Regardless of previous experience, this program is specifically developed to take you through a learning progression from beginning to advanced techniques, covering every aspect of design and business acumen needed to thrive in the truly rewarding field of Home Staging. Our virtual program allows students to attend from the comfort of their own home, completing modules on their own time line. When the home study is completed, you will attend 3 virtual mornings with other students and your instructor, former HGTV and TLC design show host Wanda Colón. This allows for each student to receive valuable feedback and coaching on their projects in a similar fashion as our live events.

Advanced Home Stager Certification for Emerging Stagers:

The Academy of Home Staging's hands-on approach to learning equips you with the tools and training needed to leave the program and launch your own business. Over the course of training, our virtual instructors and guest speakers will help you master critical design principles, employ a systematic process to simplify each home staging project, and integrate sound business fundamentals into your new staging practice.

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Virtual Home Staging Itinerary Includes 3 mornings of live instruction

  • 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
  • 2 Hands-On Accessory Exercises
  • Create a furniture style board - This will be reviewed with feedback on class days
  • 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
  • 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
  • Virtually stage a room
  • 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 - Determine layouts, upgrades, paint colors and client dialog.
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • 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!

Meet your Instructor
Wanda Colón

Instructor Wanda Colón

Wanda Colón has been in the design/decorative arts business since 2001.

After moving to Los Angeles, 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. She joined the design team of HGTV’s popular “24 Hour Design” as a co-host and designer. She became the Interior Design Host on TLC’s "Home Made Simple".

After 5 years of traveling across the country doing design for the masses, she partnered with Kim Kapellusch, owner of The Academy of Home Staging and Style My Space.

Wanda is a Certified Instructor for 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.

What is included?

The Academy's Home Staging Virtual Certification include:

  • Minimum of 10 hands-on exercises done from the comfort of your own home.
  • 12 hours of live training via Zoom with Wanda, who coaches and mentors you on your projects and also shares her insider secrets to success in the industry.
  • Guest Speakers who are experts in their field including furniture rental, getting on the first page of google plus bonus segments.
  • Full color 135+ page manual with color deck and class tools for projects
  • Contract link which includes essential forms you need for your new Certified Home Staging Business
  • 10 editable Staging marketing pieces - just add your name, contact information, click print and you have a marketing piece you can use right away
  • The coveted Advanced Home Stager Certification logo for you to use on any and all marketing pieces establishes your credibility in the market place

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