Take your business to the next level on a much faster pace than you would ever have imagined! Here are the top ten reasons you should consider earning the ASPM® designation in 2011: 1. The Power of Networking During the ASPM® program you’ll meet other ASPs who have built successful Home Staging businesses. An invaluable part of the days you are attending the program is hearing from others what they’ve done to grow their businesses. 2. Bids to Consultation – Practice Makes Perfect Are your Bids and Consultations the best they can be? You will work as a team with other attendees to present a Bid and a Consultation. You’ll work on two real houses to learn, perfect and grow your techniques and then present to the class. 3. Q&A with the Creator of Staging As an ASP® you’ve probably had experiences where you’ve wanted to ask “What would Barb say or do?” You will have lots of one-on-one time with Barb for 5 full days and have lots of opportunities to ask her all those questions you’ve been wanting to find the answers to. 4. Effective Marketing Strategies Learn from Barb and other successful Stagers how you can effectively market your Home Staging business. You’ll learn successful marketing ideas and techniques you’ll be able to immediately employ in your business. 5. Tips and Techniques Specific to Vacant Properties Vacant properties require a different approach from lived-in homes, and Barb will show you how to best prepare bids and consultations for a vacant property. 6. Role-Play to Sharpen Your Presentation Technique All successful Stagers give powerful presentations. Barb will give you proven ideas, tips and information to teach you how to give a GREAT presentation. This experience will prove invaluable as you develop excellent presentation and communications skills during the week. You will give a 5 minute presentation during the Masters course that will be critiqued by Barb and filmed for your review and education…a truly empowering experience! 7. Creative Staging Ideas Let Barb show you how you can stand out in your local marketplace – learn new Staging techniques from the master! The ASPM® continues where the ASP® course ended, providing you with proven Staging ideas that will make your projects stand out. 8. Build Your ASP Business Faster Are you making the most of every day? The ASPM® program is designed to help you speed up the process to become a more successful Home Stager. By learning how to administratively run your business with a business plan you’ll be a much more effective business owner once you graduate with the ASPM® designation. 9. Learn to Shop for Less You’ve probably come across how challenging it can be to find inexpensive yet effective merchandise for your Staging projects. Not only will the ASPM® class teach you how to make money; it will show you how you can save money too! 10. Additional ASPM Tools and Resources In addition to what you received when you graduated from your ASP® Course, you will receive the following materials once you complete the ASPM® Course: • The ASPM® Masters Designation • A Detailed ASPM® Stager Course Manual and ASPM® supplemental materials • ASPM® Lapel Pin and ASPM® Certificate of Graduation • Unlimited ASPM® Refresher Courses as an active ASPM® member for a nominal fee • A special 9 page ASPM® Featured Page • ASP® Stager CAREERbook® • ASP® Stager Marketing Portfolio • How to Price Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar! DVD • How to Stage Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar! DVD • Barb’s Book: “Staging to Sell: The Secret to Selling Homes in a Down Market!” • Barb’s Book: “Building a Successful Home Staging Business” • $100 cash for a shopping trip with Barb to Stage your custom room project The Masters Course is named the ‘Masters’ because you will learn from the Master of Home Staging, Barb Schwarz. Barb is recognized around the world as The Creator of Home Staging, which she invented in the early 1970’s. You will benefit greatly from her 35+ years experience of Staging as well as her successful business model of how to run your ASP® Home Staging business. Barb has Staged more homes than anyone else in the world. Therefore, as The Creator of Home Staging, as a Real Estate Broker, and as a nationally award winning speaker who has taught more than 18,000 hours from the platform, you will have an incredibly productive week. October 10th – 14th of this year on Whidbey Island, WA (Seattle)!