Still Time to Register for Tuesday’s FREE 60 Min Home Staging Training Webinar with Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®

Having a Home Staging business is a wonderful business to have and to build.  The expenses of opening and building a home based Home Staging Business are so much lower than opening other kinds of businesses in today’s world.  You become a respected, independent, creatively fulfilling business owner without a franchise fee or other large […] Announces Accredited Home Staging Professional® Training Course Developed by Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging, Scheduled for July, 2011 announced today its upcoming schedule for ASP® Home Staging® Training Courses for July of 2011. Courses will be offered in Atlanta, GA, Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles, CA, Fairfax, VA, Minneapolis, MN, Oakbrook/Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO and White Plains, NY. Following a two-day course, real estate agents will earn the ASP® Real Estate Agent […]

Following a two-day course, real estate agents will earn the ASP® Real Estate Agent Designation, and after a three-day course, students will earn the ASP® Home Stager Designation. During the second day of Staging training, students will go to a local home currently on the market which they will Stage® while being guided by professional ASP® Stagers®. The following ASP® Home Staging courses are scheduled for the month of July, 2011:
ASP® Stager and ASP® Real Estate Agent Courses Date
Atlanta, GA July 13 – 15, 2011
Fairfax, VA July 13 – 15, 2011
Oakbrook/Chicago, IL July 13 – 15, 2011
St. Louis, MO July 13 – 15, 2011
Minneapolis, MN July 26 – 28, 2011
White Plains, NY July 26 – 28, 2011
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles, CA July 27 – 29, 2011
Please click here for information about all available courses. Please click here to view a video by Barb Schwarz : Become an ASP Real Estate Agent Now Please click here to view a video by Barb Schwarz: Why You Need to Be an ASP® Stager Please visit for a complete list of Home Staging courses. also offers online Staging® training. Please click here for more information about the online ASP® Accredited Staging® Professional Real Estate Agent Course. Professional Home Staging is the fastest growing new career opportunity in the real estate industry. Recommended by top real estate agents and as seen on television, Home Staging is professionally preparing homes for sale, so that they appeal to the most amount of buyers and generate the highest price in the least amount of time on market. In today’s market conditions, Staging® sells homes. Home Staging is NOT decorating, fluffing, interior design or redesign! Instead, Home Staging® is detailing, de-cluttering, depersonalizing and preparing a seller’s home to give it a “model home” appearance so that the potential buyer can “see” themselves living in the home. The Accredited Staging Professional® Home Staging Course was created by Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging®, President and CEO of and the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®. Barb developed the concept of Home Staging in the early 1970’s and has since educated more than one-million people on the subject. She is a nationally known and award-winning speaker, author and trainer. Statistics* gathered by shows that 94% of homes Staged by an Accredited Staging Professional® sell in 29 days or less, compared to an average of 145 days for homes that are not Staged. Homes Staged by Accredited Staging Professionals® stay on the market 83% less time than a home that has not been staged. Additional information and resources: For additional information, please visit * Based upon a survey conducted by The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and® of over 1,000 homes (62% Vacant, 38% occupied) across the Continental US and Canada prepared for sale by Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP®) in today’s market. Stage®, ASP®, ASPM®,®, IAHSP®, Accredited Staging® Professional® are Federally Registered Trademarks of® Share at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Share this blog post with your Friends at Facebook, Connections at LinkedIn and Followers at Twitter. Click on the button below and click on the logo of the social network you want to share this article with.
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A Week to Give Thanks, To YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving to You! I thought I’d take this opportunity to share ‘ASP® Success Stories in Today’s Market for You!’  No matter market conditions, the ASPs who have shared with me their stories below are spreading good words and good vibes with all that they meet.  They do not buy into the idea that there […]

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Cyber-Publicity: ASP® Staging and ASPs® Receive Recognition across the Web

At we monitor what’s being said about Home Staging on the Internet, and about the many wonderful ASPs® who work hard for their clients. Just during recent weeks, the successes of our wonderful ASPs® have been recognized around the nation, and certainly online. Here’s how newly accredited ASPs® recently were recognized: The Pottstown Mercury, […]

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A Reporter’s Discovery and Experience of the Staging to Live® Concept

I was called by the Journal Newspapers writer and reporter about my Concepts of “Staging to Live(R)”. As she interviewed me I also asked her, as I always ask reporters, “Have you been to our wonderful International Association of Home Staging Professionals,  IAHSP, site.” She replied,”no, and I called you as The Creator of Home […]

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American and Canadian ASP Community to Lend a Staging Hand during the IAHSP Community Worldwide Staging Community Service Week™

From September 12 until September 19, 2009, Accredited Staging Professionals, ASPs, across the United States and Canada will join forces to work together to help an organization, a non profit group or families in need in their own communities by giving freely of their time, service, and ASP Staging talent to Stage® to Live® in […]

Defining the Differences between ASP Home Staging and Virtual Staging

In recent weeks I’ve come across a couple of online articles discussing what’s being referred to as Virtual Staging. Because I invented the concept of Home Staging, I was asked about my thoughts on Virtual Staging.  I thought I’d take this opportunity to share my response. Virtual Staging is most often described as a service […]

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Barb Discusses Her Upcoming Presentation at the 2009 Realtors® Conference & Expo

Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging and CEO of, has been invited to speak this year at the 2009 REALTORS® International Convention from Nov 13 through 16 in  San Diego. Barb’s presentation, “Staging to Sell Makes “Cents” Even in Down Markets” is based on her newly released book “Staging to Sell: The Secret to […]

Click on the video above to hear Barb give you a brief preview of what you’ll learn:
  • Top 10 Guidelines to Ensure Every Seller Stages Every Home with You
  • 7-Step Plan to Stage Every Single Room
  • Other Guidelines on How to Work with Accredited Home Staging Professionals
  • Profitability of Staging for Realtors®
Please click here for more information about becoming an ASP Real Estate Agent and here for information about to become an ASP Accredited Home Staging Professional. For a list of education opportunities around the country, please click here. Blessings, Barb Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home Staging® CEO 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.

Staging Offers Clue in Mystery Novel

“Staging proved to be such an effective tool to evoke mood and suggest a lifestyle that when I wrote my first real estate mystery novel, I knew Staging would have a place in it.” In the early 1990s, then-Realtor Nancy Lynn Jarvis incorporated what she’d learned about Home Staging from the classes taught by Barb […]

Seattle ASP Course, June 24th – 26th, Taught personally By Barb Schwarz

Sign up now for my Seattle ASP Course for Agents and Stagers! Become an ASP…take your business to a higher level. ASP Staging Works.  Register now, call Julie at  1-800-392-7161 . Feedback from my May ASP class was: “I Loved your class.  My Real Estate business has actually improved in this market, since taking your class!  I’m […]