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Benefits of taking a Home Staging Course

Education

Obviously, education is the primary reason for taking any sort of course, and it is no different with home staging. Home staging is a skill, just like interior decorating, landscaping, painting, or wedding styling - so it makes sense that'll you'll need some sort of home staging course to become talented in it.

Everyone who takes one of our home staging courses has different levels of existing knowledge, skills, and experience. No matter your level of experience, you're going to learn something new no matter what course you take, on whatever topic you have existing knowledge in. For this reason we believe taking part in a home staging course is a good choice for everyone.

Credibility

One of the fundamental pillars of marketing is social proof. This means that people like to buy from brands who have been proven credible by neutral third-parties. This can be either through testimonials, or having a certification logo on your website and business cards.

Despite potential clients likely no knowing much about the particular home staging certification you have earned, the logo and badge itself will provide comfort for the client that you are a legitimate home stager, and not simply someone with a bit of spare furniture hoping to make a few bucks.

Resources

We spent much of 2020 updating our home staging resources for our students. When you sign up to one of our home staging courses, you'll also get your hands on templates for contracts, checklists, proposals, invoices, and much more.

Some home staging training providers make their resources available to you for as long as you renew your annual membership. Here at the Home Staging Institute, you get lifetime access with your one payment, so you can access our resources (and all future updates) whenever you need them).

 


Buy The Basic Home Staging Course

  • Six Units
  • The Basic course takes the average student four weeks to complete.
  • No exam, and no certification
  • $177 for lifetime access

Buy The Professional Home Staging Course

  • Six Units
  • The Professional Course takes the average student six to eight weeks to complete.
  • Quick & easy online exam to earn your home staging certification
  • $247 for lifetime access
  • Access to our home staging forms
  • Certified Staging Expert badge for your marketing collateral

Buy The Advanced Home Staging Course

  • Ten Units
  • The Advanced Course takes the average student four weeks to complete.
  • Quick & easy online exam to earn your home staging certification
  • $498 for lifetime access
  • Access to our home staging forms
  • Certified Staging Expert badge for your marketing collateral

Buy The Realtor Home Staging Course

  • Four Units
  • The Realtor Course takes the average student one to two weeks to complete.
  • Quick & easy online exam to earn your home staging certification
  • $197 for lifetime access

How to Choose a Home Staging Course

Ask yourself the following questions before choosing a course

Does the home staging course offer lifetime access?

All good online courses offer lifetime access. There simply isn't any reason to take access away after a certain period of time has passed. Here at the Home Staging Institute we see some students log back in a year or two after completing their home staging course to refresh themselves on the content. What's more, since we are always updating our course, they have something new to learn each year.

Do they offer any free home staging courses or content?

Some businesses are simply set up to make as much money as possible, where as others really like to support aspiring home stagers with free content so they can get a taste of the industry before committing to a course. We offer many free home staging resources including our checklists, contracts, guides, and forms.

Do they offer any free home staging certification courses?

Some home staging courses don't earn you a staging certification, whereas others do. Be sure to find out if the staging course you are considering purchasing offers a certificate upon completion if this is what you want for your CV, office, or website.

Here at the Home Staging Institute our Professional Staging Course, and Advanced Staging Course both come with a quick and easy online exam that will earn you your staging certification. Our Basic Course does not.

Do they offer any free home staging certification courses?

Some home staging courses don't earn you a staging certification, whereas others do. Be sure to find out if the staging course you are considering purchasing offers a certificate upon completion if this is what you want for your CV, office, or website.

Here at the Home Staging Institute our Professional Staging Course, and Advanced Staging Course both come with a quick and easy online exam that will earn you your staging certification. Our Basic Course does not.

What is the best home staging course available?

Our opinion is obviously biased, since we have been providing home staging courses since 2007. We think our Professional Course is the best home staging certification course available, and our Advanced Course is the best for those that can afford a little bit extra.

However we understand that for some people our home staging training might not be what you are looking for, especially if you want in person training to mix and mingle with other students.

Does the program offer a Satisfaction Guarantee?

Nearly all home staging courses offer a 100% money back guarantee, and we are no exception. There are a few that don't, and some that only offer it if requested within 24 hours of buying the course. We allow a full 30 days for you to change your mind.

What is the course format?

Our home staging courses have been around for 13 years. They actually started as PDF documents that we emailed to the students! In fact, we recently bought a home staging course from a different company and they simple sent us a PDF document like we used too, 10 years ago!

These days, our staging courses are delivered in our online members area, and are a mix of written content, Google Slides, Google Sheets, images, and assignments. This way people can learn in most formats. Based on feedback from our customers, we don't offer video lessons, since we have found students like to work at their own pace which video didn't allow.

Do they have media coverage?

Sometimes it's nice to know that the provider of the home staging course has had coverage in other media. For the home staging industry, this might be in media such as HGTV, Redfin, CNN Money, Entrepreneur, Readers Digest, Trulia, sheknows, TheStreet, houzz, Fool, or others.

Home Staging Institute has been featured in a selection of these, along with Herald Review, Tampa Bay Times, and more.

Are the staging courses online?

Taking a staging course online means you can do it from the comfort of your own home, whenever suits you. There is only one thing you miss when taking an online home staging course, and that's the ability to pick up a piece of furniture and move it about (although we do actually encourage you to do this in our staging courses!).

You can still talk to your instructor with us, via email. You still get the certification at the end of the course. You can still send us your photographs and staged rooms for constructive feedback.

With all our staging course online we can also keep costs low and affordable for everyone, as we don't need to print content or hire expensive meeting rooms.

Do you need certification to be a home stager?

The short answer is no, you do not need certification to be a home stager. There is no home staging industry licensing required, like there is to be a lawyer, engineer, or realtor. However, taking a home staging course that earns you a staging certification has significant benefits. It helps prove to potential clients that you aren't simply a "hobbyist', and that you've taken training from a recognized third party, and got the certificate and badges to prove it.

Did you know we have a stash of free home staging resources for you to download?

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