Course Summaries:

Professional Course

$ 247
  • Unit One - The Basics of Home Staging
  • Unit Two - Knowing What Changes to Make
  • Unit Three - The Business of Home Staging
  • Unit Four - Fees and Client Meetings
  • Unit Five - More Home Staging Tips & Tricks
  • Unit Six - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Unit Seven - Home Staging Psychology
  • Unit Eight - Blogging
  • Unit Nine - Marketing Letters
  • Unit Ten - Marketing Tips
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Advanced Course

$ 498
  • Unit One - The Basics of Home Staging
  • Unit Two - Knowing What Changes to Make
  • Unit Three - The Business of Home Staging
  • Unit Four - Fees and Client Meetings
  • Unit Five - More Home Staging Tips & Tricks
  • Unit Six - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Unit Seven - Home Staging Psychology
  • Unit Eight - Blogging
  • Unit Nine - Marketing Letters
  • Unit Ten - Marketing Tips

Realtor Course

$ 197
  • Unit One - The Basics of Home Staging
  • Unit Two - Knowing What Changes to Make
  • Unit Three - The Business of Home Staging
  • Unit Four - Fees and Client Meetings
  • Unit Five - More Home Staging Tips & Tricks
  • Unit Six - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Unit Seven - Home Staging Psychology
  • Unit Eight - Blogging
  • Unit Nine - Marketing Letters
  • Unit Ten - Marketing Tips
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Here's What Other
Home Stagers Are Saying

I took this course after having been home staging my own renovation properties for several years and didn't expect to learn very much. But I'm

really glad I chose to get certified through you

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Shelly G
Advanced Course
My staged homes have sold within 1 to 3 days after they have gone on the market. I appreciate the courses and information I have learned from the Home Staging Institute.
Val
Realtor Course
It's my goal to represent the courses you offer on the very highest level... they are just excellent!

I'm so grateful to have been guided to the Home Staging Institute

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Peggy C
Professional Course
I am reaching out to say how phenomenal I think your home staging certification course was! I can not begin to tell you how much I gained from it. This course helped me to navigate ways to really make my properties beautiful standouts.

I have been super successful and put each and everything I learned in the course content to use

. Thank you!
Hope Nicholas
Advanced Course
I have already started on the course material. I love it! It's very inspiring.
Isabelle
Professional Course
I'm so excited! I'm retiring from teaching and ready to begin my new career.
Patti
Professional Course
Thank you for your kind comments. I am having so much fun with the assignments.
Connie
Advanced Course
I had checked the other schools before deciding on yours and am

so very happy I chose yours

. There is a sincere quality with yours in truly desiring a person to succeed. I'm enjoying every minute of it!
Peggy C
Professional Course
I appreciate your input on all my staging. It's very helpful.

I will recommend your course to friends

. Thanks again for the great course.
Lisa
Professional Course
Oh my goodness

I am so excited

, you have no idea! Thank you so much for this course, it is great.
Sheila
Professional Course
Your course has been lots of fun. It was the right balance of practice and gaining knowledge.
Claire S
Professional Course
I had fun working on this over the weekend and am excited for the rest of the course now.
Claire L
Advanced Course

* These are real testimonials from recent Home Staging Institute customers. Where a profile photo wasn’t supplied with the testimonial, we have opted to use a placeholder.

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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.

Resources

We’ve spent much of 2023 updating our home staging resources for our students. When you sign up for 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).

Credibility

One of the fundamental pillars of marketing is social proof. This means that people like to buy from brands that 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 not 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.

Happy Customers from 45+ Countries

Most people enrolling in our home staging courses are from the United States, but each week we also welcome students from Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

We are a 100% online home staging course, and we play our part in reducing our impact on the environment by not printing or posting any course material. 

This ensures we provide the same experience for everyone, no matter where you are in the world.

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United States

The Home Staging Institute was initially founded to provide online home staging courses to United States residents. This was back in 2007 when we literally emailed each student the course work one chapter at a time!

These days the majority of our students still reside in the United States, but we have an online membership dashboard where all the home staging training can be accessed, and we’ve added extra content to account for our students in Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Canada

Our second largest batch of customers are based in Canada, and they are spread throughout Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, ad Alberta. 

We’ve made tweaks to our content here and there to account for our Canadian customers, and we will continue to strive to offer the best home staging course in Canada.

Interestingly, our Realtor Staging Course is very popular with our Canadian students.

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United Kingdom (UK)

Unfortunately, there are few home staging courses in the UK. 

Most online courses welcome UK-based students (as do we), however often the content isn’t tweaked to account for the layout and interior design trends of UK homes.

Over the next 6 months, we are focusing on ensuring we provide a thorough home staging courses for UK based residents. We’ll do this by creating new content, and adding UK examples.

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Australia

There are a number of in-person home staging courses in Australia, but few online courses are designed specifically for the Australian market.

Here at the Home Staging Institute, about 15% of students are Australian, and the feedback we have received is very positive.

We make an effort to ensure our content and examples aren’t 100% US focused, and we are also striving to add more Australian examples to our home staging courses over the coming months.

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New Zealand (NZ)

For a small country of 5 million residents, we have a surprisingly large number of Kiwis taking our home staging course from NZ.

Our home staging content has been written and designed by US based home stagers, but we’ve found this does also translate nicely to the NZ market.

It’s also worth noting that although the Home Staging Institute was founded in Oregon, it was purchased by a Kiwi in 2021 who is striving to make this the best home staging resource available.

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Our Home Staging Courses:

Realtor Home Staging Course

Professional Home Staging Course

Advanced Home Staging Course

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, whereas 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 certification.

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 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 simply sent us a PDF document as we used to, 10 years ago!

These days, our staging courses are delivered in our online member’s 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!).

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