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School of Home Staging Certification Course

If You Want To Become A Certified Home Stager, Follow Your Passion, Earn Great $$$, And Have Fun Every Day Doing What You Love… Please Read This Page:

Home staging is truly a dream job. But with home staging seminars so far away and expensive  — how do you make the dream a reality?

You can learn to be a professional home stager without spending thousands on a program. The fact is, many of these other “schools” churn out masses of newly minted home stagers like clockwork, without giving you the proper amount of individual attention and opportunities to have your work reviewed.

Earning a good living with your dream job every day is a blessing, and our home staging online course (with certification) will help you get there!

Home staging is a smart, low-risk business to start because your service will be needed no matter what condition the real estate market is in. And you can start the business part-time while you keep your regular job or jump in full-time right away.

Home staging is a great side hustle or full-time business because you can charge $75 and up per hour for your service, and you simply do not need a lot of start-up capital. (Spending tens of thousands on furniture right out of the gate can get you into serious business trouble — we’ll show you how to avoid that.)

Home Staging Certification Program Enrollment

Ready to sign up?

(Not currently accepting new students.)

For more information, see our full course outline below, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions about our program.

How does the course work?

It’s simple. Just read through the material, which is organized into short units.

At the end of each unit, there are assignments and practice exercises that you can complete if you wish. If you would like to turn them in for feedback, you may do so. These assignments are not required, they are simply for your own practice.

At the end of the course you will complete the final exam and we’ll review it.

Upon passing the exam, you will get your certificate in the mail shortly afterward.

How long does the course take?

The average time to complete the course is 2 – 4 weeks.  It depends on how much time you would like to devote to it per day, but typically students are spending one hour per day on weekdays, and a few hours on the weekend.  It is completely up to you!

Why SHS is the Best Choice For Your Staging Training:

  • Affordable pricing — other programs can be exorbitantly priced
  • Valuable hands-on practice and feedback — you will have access to your instructor anytime
  • Convenient online format — no travel necessary
  • Get started any time — rolling admission means you don’t have to wait for the next session to start
  •  You set your own timeline for moving through the course — you’ll be on your own schedule and you can take a break anytime you wish
  • We’ll show you how to start earning even if you don’t have the budget for major furniture and accessory purchases right away
  • SHS gives you something that’s very hard to find at other online schools — personal attention

Take a look at some recent student work.

With SHS, you can receive the C.H.S. (Certified Home Stager) designation that you can use as a marketing tool for your business.

The CHS certification is an evaluation process that lets you and your future clients know that you’re an expert who can deliver a high-quality, valuable service.

If you want a program led by an experienced instructor that will really spend time looking at your work, offer feedback, and help you anytime you need it, SHS is for you.

You’ll receive your CHS designation certificate in the mail within 7-10 business days after passing the final exam.

“I’m happy with how much I got out of this training and the cost of the certification was so worth it.” Vanessa S., Santa Rosa, CA
“I really enjoyed the course material and the delivery. Very well done.” Phil, Spring, TX
“One of my favorite things about this was all the practice I got following the course, so the exam was no prob :)” Jamie S., Hillsboro, OR
“I am so glad I took your class. When I researched online classes yours really stuck out to me… You came up with a way to offer an affordable yet hands on course with lots of helpful material to learn from. The course was laid out well and simple, yet thorough. I learned a lot and it provided a wonderful foundation for anyone wanting to get into home staging.” Dana S., Chicagoland area

Choose Your Home Staging Certification Course to Get Started Today:

Option 1: Professional Home Staging Online Course (with Business Start-Up Guide)

Learn how to create spaces that buyers will love, utilize home staging psychology, and stage any home no matter what kind of budget you’re working with.

You’ll also find out everything you need to know to get started making $50-150+ per hour doing consultations or hands-on projects, without having to invest in a warehouse full of furniture and accessories.

Here is a list of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for staging real estate
  • 7 common home staging challenges and how to handle them
  • Using color in home staging
  • Which colors can actually help boost the sale price
  • Color & human response
  • Decorating & style tips specifically for staging
  • 7 interior design principles you need to know
  • Home staging checklist
  • Step-by-step instructions for exterior and interior spaces
  • Vacant homes
  • How to stage a bedroom
  • How to stage a kitchen
  • How to stage a bathroom
  • How to engage buyers with home staging psychology
  • Real estate staging props and how to use them
  • Business start-up guide
  • How to set your fees
  • Handling client meetings and consultations
  • Getting your website set up, no matter what your budget looks like
  • Writing effective marketing copy for your website
  • Easy networking ideas (that you won’t hate doing)
  • What a good contract should look like
  • And more

Unlimited instructor access via email (replies will be made during business hours). Ask questions, get help with staging projects, critiques, feedback, website setup advice, etc. while you’re taking the course.

Includes certification and instructor feedback. Certificate sent via email.

(Not currently accepting new students.)

(If we’re not the right fit for you, this link will take you to our recommended program.)

Option 2: Elite Home Staging Online Course (with Business Start-Up Guide) & 60 Extra Days of Instructor Guidance

This is a great option if you want someone to help you stay focused, stay on track, and actually REACH your goal!

You know how sometimes you perform wonderfully during a class, but when it’s over, your discipline wanes? Somehow the time that you devoted to the course has evaporated, and soon you find that you’re no longer making progress…

It happens to all of us at some point, “life gets in the way”…

The Elite Course is designed to cut through all of that, so that you keep going!

With our Elite program you get everything that’s included in the Professional Course, plus an add-on that no other program can match: after your certification date you’ll get 60 days of instructor access via email, phone AND text!

This bonus can make the difference for you as you get started. Your instructor, Carrie Miller, will be here for you when you have questions, need advice, want to ask for help with a specific home staging issue, and will just generally be your guide and cheerleader.

Think about how much progress you can make in 60 days if you have extra help!

Includes certification, instructor feedback, and 60 extra days of instructor guidance. Certificate sent via US mail.

Note: because of the time commitment that we make to you when you sign up, we take a limited number of students into the Elite course per month. If you see the ‘Sign Up’ button below it means enrollment is currently open. If not, please check back, we’d love to help you!

(Not currently accepting new students.)

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