AHS Certification - what is it? Why do you want it as an agent?

Real Estate Agent with Maracay Homes

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 sharon@argentdecor.com!  I can e-mail pdf handouts for your clients!




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Marlene Pellegrini
Norwich, CT

We use a home warranty program call American Home Shield (also know as AHS)  so when I saw this I thought this is what you were speaking of.

I will visit the website you provided and check it out.  Thanks

Nov 10, 2008 09:32 AM #1
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I saw the "AHS" and thought it was American Home Shield. That's the home warranty we use. It's parent company is also where we get our E&O Insurance. I was wondering why I wasn't aware of a certification for our home warranty company. LOL

Nov 10, 2008 10:33 AM #2
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