Introducing the Home Staging Code of Ethics and the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®

Did you know that ASP® Home Stagers adhere to strict ethical standards? Once I had developed the ASP® and ASPM® designations it was crucial to show our business partners and customers that we hold ourselves to the highest standards and that we manage our businesses with the highest level of integrity. Through IAHSP®, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, ASPs® and ASPMs® follow a Home Staging Code of Ethics. We are held accountable for our actions and the Association has put in place a process to ensure that potential ethics issues are dealt with fairly and expediently. ‘We offer the Benchmark ASP® Home Staging Designation and IAHSP® is the only Home Staging Association made up of Home Staging professionals only. Every ASP® and ASPM® graduate pledges to “… follow and protect this Code of Ethics for all Accredited Staging Professional®, ASPs®,” and to “…protect the quality of Staging by following the Staging Criteria & only using the word “Staged” to describe homes that have truly met or exceeded those criteria.” To this sentence: “….” The Code of Ethics includes policies for how to work honorably with other ASPs® and real estate professionals. Additionally, the Code of Ethics defines how ASPs® will “establish and maintain professional policies to hold my clients accountable to prepare their homes for sale and keep them in Staged showing condition until the home is sold and the inspection and appraisal are completed.” The latter is in place for the benefit of both sellers as well as for the reputation of all Home Stagers. The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) was established in 1999, and is comprised of 80 local regional chapters in the U.S and Canada. Our membership is in the thousands as we ARE The Staging Association of and for the Home Staging Industry. IAHSP® is the only professional Home Staging Association that is dedicated strictly to the Home Staging Industry. The Home Staging Industry is part of the Real Estate Industry and not the decorating or design industries. IAHSP® members believe in networking, branding, and working together for business growth to enhance the profession of Home Staging and to educate the public about ASP® Home Staging services in the areas where our members live and serve. Therefore, a requirement for joining IAHSP® is to first be educated and trained in the business and service of Home Staging by investing in a quality training and educational program. IAHSP® has selected the Accredited Staging Professional® Course as the preferred educational resource. The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® is the proven Benchmark Home Staging Association for guiding and leading the Home Staging Industry. IAHSP® stands for and subscribes to ethical standards and principles of excellence and decades of experience in proven educational practices. IAHSP® is also the governing and regulating association for the coveted ASP®, Accredited Staging Professional®, Home Staging Designation. IAHSP® sets the standards of practice and ethical guidelines for the ASP® and ASPM® Designations. Please click here for more information about the The International Association of Home Staging Professionals®   Always working for you, Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP® The Creator of Home Staging® CEO® Founder/Chairwoman

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