Sharon Kotula of Argent Decor is AHS Certified - but what do THOSE initials stand for?
AHS is Accredited Home-Staging Specialist. This is a designation that is inexpensive and available on-line. I highly recommend it for all agents, even if you don't aspire to be a home-stager! The information contained can be applied every time you visit a home on a listing appointment.
Here is the press release (condensed) provided by AHS:
The Accredited Home-Staging Course is designed to provide agents with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively stage a home for a faster sale and higher sales price. In fact, research has shown that properly staged homes sell for 5% more on average than non-staged homes and sell approximately 2-3 weeks faster.
Armed with the AHS designation and an increased awareness of the principles of staging, real estate professionals are immediately able to better serve their current and prospective home sellers. This knowledge sets the individuals who have attained the AHS apart from their peers, because it gives them the tools to be able to assess a homeowner's property and then stage that property to maximize appeal and speed the sales process, often with little or no expenditures or financial investment of their own.
For general information visit www.stagingspecialist.com.
If you are in need of a home-stager or statistics showing how staged homes sell faster and for more money, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I can e-mail pdf handouts for your clients!