It will be my distinct pleasure to speak this year at the 2009 REALTORS® International Convention Nov 13-16, San Diego “Staging to Sell Makes “Cents” Even in Down Markets” based upon my new book “Staging to Sell; The Secret to Selling Homes in a Down Market!” I am honored to have been chosen and pleased to receive the opportunity to share the message of ASP Staging with industry professionals. There are hundreds of thousands of REALTORS® and to date over 18,000 Realtors® and real estate agents have earned the ASP designation. Those who have the ASP Designation lead in their marketplace with the distinct advantage the ASP Course and Designation gives them. For more information about becoming an ASP Real Estate Agent or ASP Home Stager please click here. Blessings, Barb Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home Staging® CEO StagedHomes.com Founder/Chairwoman, The International Association of Home Staging Professionals Staging To Sell: The Secret To Selling Homes In A Down Market Whether a buyer, seller, or real estate agent, the home selling and purchasing process is fraught with potholes that can usually be overcome. But in this weakened housing market, everyone involved in the selling process must increase their efforts. In order to sell homes at top dollar, houses must be “prepared for sales.” That’s where Staging comes in. The real estate mantra is no longer location, location, location. It is now Staging, Staging, Staging! It’s all about presentation. In Staging to Sell, Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®, offers her winning tactics, secrets, and strategies for selling a home at top dollar during these challenging times. In addition to offering specific tips on how to Stage a home, Schwarz, a sought-after speaker and Real Estate broker who has taught over one million people her concepts and Staged and sold over 5,000 homes, now provides readers, sellers, Realtors® and Stagers, with useful advice on correctly pricing properties, marketing properties so that they sell, addressing objections early on, having the seller handle the Staging before the house is viewed, and much more. Written with today’s turbulent real estate market in mind, Staging to Sell contains the information readers need to get their homes Sold in the market quickly for top dollar.