Advanced Home Stager Certification Training
Kara Woods is a certified trainer with The Academy of Home Staging. This year, she is offering The Academy's industry-leading Advanced Home Stager Certification Training to students in New York City.
The 40-plus hours of instruction include classroom discussions, workshops, and hands-on staging of three homes. Classes are limited in size to ensure personal attention and development. Upon completion of the course, you will receive your certification in home staging and redesign, all of the core materials, and information and business templates to start your own home staging business.
The cost for this course is $2,497 per student. Call 1-203-733-3037 today, as spaces are limited. All classes will be held in Stamford, CT, and the greater Boston area. The schedule includes:
June 4-8 (New York City, NY)
September 10-14 (New York City, NY)
Boston locations and times to be announced
This exclusive home staging training is designed for you to start your home staging business right away. The unique program relies on coaching and mentoring while covering:
Methods to attract and retain clients
Estimating, charging, and collecting for services to earn top dollar on every project
28 hours of staging and design techniques and exercises
12 hours of business essentials, including marketing, branding, promotion, insurance, contracts, and how to get your new business up and running in just 30 days
Insider secrets to space planning that automatically determine the proper furniture layout every time
The perfect paint colors to ensure a faster sale
Free marketing strategies that will put you on top of the search engines and drive traffic to your new home staging business
Unique staging techniques and strategies to create model environments that buyers aspire to own
Designer methods in the field where you will work on three real home projects with hands-on, instructor guidance
Customizable contracts, formulas, and proposal documents that will save you hundreds of hours and development costs
More than 30 income-producing, design-related services for your home staging business to capitalize on the skills learned in the course
An insurance secret (that most professionals don't know) that may recoup your investment in the course during your first year in business
How is The Academy's Home Staging Training Different ?
Your one-of-a-kind training journey starts the moment you walk through the door. Here are attributes unique to The Academy:
We coach you to develop your unique selling proposition and strategies, based on your career desires, goals, experiences, and connections--even if you feel that you have none!
Guest speakers teach you the latest information in their fields of expertise, including Internet marketing and furniture rental for vacant and model homes.
During in-the-field training in three real homes, you will receive step-by-step, hands-on guidance in every aspect of each project, from concept to completion.
Special exercises enable you to explore and develop the necessary skills to become a successful home staging designer.
After program completion, you receive on-going guidance and education to ensure your success. This includes a monthly group call on business building and promotion techniques, a stager forum, website and marketing material reviews, email support, and private coaching.
What Will I Learn at The Academy?
Express your career desires and goals! This will help Kara personally guide and assist you throughout the training. She will also discuss home staging tips, work with you on two accessory exercises, and help you create a design style board.
Explore space planning and complete a six-part space planning exercise. You will also learn, step by step, how to stage a room, charge for a redesign staging service, and redesign a real home using what the homeowner already owns.
Discover color theory and how to select paint colors. You will also learn how to price, space plan, and estimate a vacant home staging. A representative from a furniture rental company will talk about furniture rental and using the rental system. Then you will go into the field and prepare a mock bid on a vacant home. The Academy is the only school in the nation to teach the home staging process in the field.
Discuss how and what to charge for consulting services and work on a real home where you will prepare a consultation report. Kara will role play and compare everyone's ideas and solutions for the home. This live, classroom instruction enables students to participate while learning from others' experiences.
The last day covers remaining business topics, including contracts, proposals, phone scripts, obtaining and retaining a client base, a step-by-step plan for launching a business, advertising, marketing, the Internet, social networking, and insurance. Kara will also share a little-known insurance secret (which most established home stagers do not know) that may save you a few thousand dollars every year. At the end of the session, you will have earned the coveted Advanced Home Stager Certification (AHSC). As an Advanced Home Stager, you will be equipped with a 30-day, start-up agenda and all the skills needed to begin staging homes.
What Does The Academy Offer that Others Don't?
The Academy of Home Staging is the only school in the nation to offer a mentoring style of hands-on, step-by-step training and instruction in the field. The Academy also far surpasses the level of design instruction offered in other programs with 28 hours of staging and design theory and exercises, including:
Accessorizing instruction and exercises
A design styles overview and design board project
Space planning fundamentals, guide, and 6-part exercise
The basics of seeing color, color theory, and a paint color selection exercise
Furniture selection for vacant homes
Lived-in staging redesign, vacant home, and consultation exercises in the field for three real homes
The Academy offers the only training course in the nation to teach the three core staging services (staging redesign, a vacant home bid, and a consultation appointment) IN THE FIELD on REAL homes.
The Academy also provides more than 12 hours of exlusive business essentials:
More than 30 ways to market your new business at virtually no cost
How to launch your new business with almost no start-up costs
Guest speakers on Internet marketing and furniture rental
An easy guide to launching your new business in 30 days
Critical content to include in your business card, brochure, and website
A business goal worksheet
How to access the real estate industry--crucial to your success as a home stager
30-second and 5-minute presentations
How to advertise effectively and sample advertisements
How to bid and price jobs
Contracts, phone scripts, proposal sheets, and much more!
2 months of continuing education, including tele-classes, coaching, and support
For more information about the The Academy of Home Staging and to enroll in a 2012 session, go to theacademyofhomestaging.com.