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Frequently profiled in major media, like HGTV, Woman's Day, Better Homes and Gardens, CNN Money, Entrepreneur Magazine, Style at Home, House & Home, Wall Street Journal, CBS Radio, CBC Radio, CTV, GlobalTV, CityTV, Pulse24, Toronto Life, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, National Post (to name a few), she has built awareness of home staging and its benefits.
Using the experience of her 20+ years as an entrepreneur, her background in Marketing (MBA), Communications (BA) and the experience of growing her own successful home staging company, Debra created the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program and has helped over 4000 women and men all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to start and grow their own home staging business. She cuts through the fluff and focuses on the essential information that helps others free up their time to do the staging work they love, while really making money as home stagers.
For aspiring home stagers unsure of whether home staging is the right business for them, Debra offers a FREE QUIZ. Those who sign up for it online also get a FREE subscription to "Staging Diva Dispatch," a monthly newsletter filled with staging business tips, articles and inspiring profiles of home stagers.
Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva®, is the only home staging trainer with an MBA in marketing, over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur, and a proven track record growing a successful home staging business— not as a sideline to real estate, but as a stand alone home-based business.
Entrepreneur Magazine identified home staging as one of the hottest growth businesses for 2006. The Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program is the only home staging business opportunity recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in all of their Be Your Own BossandBusiness StartUp Guides for the past four years!
In addition to her obvious marketing savvy, Debra Gould is an expert at conveying the "need-to-know" information of starting a home staging business. There is no need to travel to take the Staging Diva Program and you'll learn directly from Debra who brings real life examples from her own staging business into theprofessionally edited recordings of her courses.
Students receive full course notes to follow along and listen to Debra's examples from what it's really like being a home stager, including how to: handle real estate agents, deal with difficult clients, and ensure you get paid while cutting down on time consuming paperwork. Because she doesn't teach in person, Debra is able to train others personally all over the world, and not delegate training to less experienced people. This means students are hearing examples from her projects instead of classroom theories that have no application in the real world.
Taken over five two-hour sessions, the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program brings a laser sharp focus to the strategies you need to build a profitable home staging business, whether you are new to the business or have taken other training elsewhere.
You can study the whole program through downloadable course recordings and notes sent to you be email right away, or you can order the Home Study Kit and have all your materials sent to you in the mail.
What Others Say About Debra Gould, The Staging Diva:
"Thank you for the home staging project referral on that $1.6 million dollar home. The staging went well and I felt confident and comfortable thanks to what I learned in the Staging Diva Training Program."
Anne Counard, Ideal Home Staging (WI)
"I have never been so driven, passionate and totally motivated as I have been since completing the Staging Diva Program. Run, don't walk to your computer to enroll now! You will regret that you didn't do it sooner!"
Dane Caldwell, 2 Hounds Designs (ON)
"The Staging Diva recordings have proven invaluable, giving me the confidence I needed in figuring out pricing, marketing know-how and coming across as a seasoned home stager. Important things to know if you want to get paid the right amount for your services, avoid costly mistakes trying to market yourself and creating a good first impression. Within weeks of joining the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers, 'Redesigned Spaces' is number 1 of 1,120,000 Google listings!"
Sandra Hughes, Redesigned Spaces (Washington, DC)
"The Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program is a definite 10 on a scale of 1 to 5!"
Lucie Quigley, HOLT Modern (Halifax, NS)
"After the third Staging Diva Course, I landed my first client and earned enough to pay for the whole training program and a year of advertising with my own page in the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers."
Terri Tough, A La Mode Interior Home Staging (AB)
"I'm grateful that I chose your Staging Diva Training Program instead of the other ones I evaluated. Your generosity with your knowledge and motivational spirit are unique. No question was too trivial and in each answer you revealed something valuable to all. Your concept of creating a company that you want to work at is one that I think of each day on my journey."
Allegra Dioguardi, Styled and Sold Home Staging (MD)
"The last staging client you referred to me turned into a $7,000 home staging project. Since Graduating from your program, I continue to look forward to every bit of information from you, as I always find something useful for me at the stage I am at. Keep doing what you're doing!"
Sveta Melchuk, Decora Solutions (QC)
"I've listened to the five course recordings, and wanted to tell you how thrilled I am that I chose your training versus any others! You gave me the knowledge and courage to start things rolling! I landed my first project within weeks of completing the Staging Diva Program and earned more than I used to make working full time. Debra, thanks to you I could celebrate Independence Day by quitting my job and devoting all my time to building my own home staging business!"
Kelley D'Lima, Redefining Spaces (AZ)
"The Staging Diva Program took us out of uncertainty and into developing our business. Debra provides simple instructions based on her own experiences. It's like having a mentor guide you through unknown territory! We've had great success using her recommendations. While the Training Program has been an invaluable resource, Debra has also created well-developed avenues for on-going support that continue to promote our success. An amazing entrepreneur, Debra is a fabulous role model for women in business." Mary-Anne Stevenson & Dianna Leeder, 2 Visions Home Staging (ON)
"After 18 years in the interior design field I decided to take my expertise into Home Staging. I researched many programs, before joining Debra Gould’s Staging Diva Training. Her invaluable recordings and notes cover every detail of the business of Home Staging. The Staging Diva Training Program is one of the best investments I have made. Within days of completing the courses, Debra sent me a very good client in my area. She really is an inspiration!"
Jeanette Cataldo, Stage Right Inc. (MA)
"Debra, you're a marketing genius. Many thanks for your vision for high-end home staging on an international basis and your incredible ability to share it with others. A local newspaper is doing a profile on my company thanks to what I learned in your Staging Diva Sales & Marketing Secrets Course!"
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.