Home Stagers In Training Help A Seller Move Forward While Learning On The Job

Home Stager with Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver

Vancouver Staging Training Class ProjectI am so proud of the students from my recent home staging training class held in Vancouver. By putting into practice the skills and techniques learned during the 2  full days of previous classroom instruction they completely reconfigured and refreshed a property to better prepare it for sale.

Incredibly the talented group transformed the listing in a matter of hours but perhaps what is even more remarkable is that they used only what was already available in the home.

After languishing on the market, the home received an offer the day after it was staged, in fact it received multiple offers! The result was a sale above the asking price within a week.

I received the following email from the listing agent.

" ... I just wanted to let you know that we have officially sold the listing. It went into multiples last week and sold for over asking for $650,000. Once again, I want to thank you all so much for doing such a great job with the home staging. It was very well done, really opened and brightened up the home, and definitely helped with generating so much interest."

Here are a few of photos of the transformation....

Home Staging Certification Class

Staging Training Home Project

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Home Staging Class Training Project

Please allow me to introduce these new Certified Staging Professionals. They are  Lorri Baranyai of Port Coquitlam, BC, Liisa Wagner of West Vancouver BC, Jaqcuie Fitzpatrick of Pemberton, BC, Carole Kinnear of Campbell River, BC, and Sherry Cunningham of Abbottsford, BC.

Certified Staging Professionals

Jackson West is the owner of Reveal Estate Home Staging and is an instructor for Certified Staging Professionals

Jackson West      
 He is also featured on a television series for the W Network. His interior redesign work can be seen in the book "Home Staging For Dummies" as well as multiple editions of the "Staging Standard" magazine.

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Comments (20)

Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

You taught them well, Jackson. What an excellent trainer to have teach a staging course.

Please extend my congratulations to the students as their home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.


Nov 10, 2009 10:28 PM
Liz McSorley

Congratulations CSP Vancouver class. You all did an amazing job transforming the property into its finest potential. Way to go team!

Nov 11, 2009 12:40 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

The home looks amazing Jackson! Your teaching skills are exceptional, the transformation-stunning! 

Nov 11, 2009 02:36 AM
Adrienne Harris, CSP

Congrats on your successful staging, you and your class did an amazing job!


Nov 11, 2009 04:27 AM
Wendy Casey, CSP

Wow, wow, and wow! Congratulations to all the new CSPs and of course, you, Jackson.

Nov 11, 2009 05:10 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Hi Jackson, it's Sally from your August Vancouver class.  Thanks for the introduction to Active Rain.  I'm slightly addicted!  I love your "less is more" approach, and you're a fantastic instructor - I can say this first hand.  The transformation of this property is amazing.  Bravo and hope to bump into you sometime soon.  

Nov 11, 2009 07:02 AM
Christine Larocque (ZENTERIOR DESIGN)

Wonderful work Jackson.  Isn't it amazing what can be done with a little imagination and passion?  Kudos to you and your class.   :o)

Nov 11, 2009 07:07 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Your students are fortunate to have a trainer with such great design sense and staging skills.  Keep up the good work!

Nov 12, 2009 04:22 AM
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC


Thank you so much for the feature! The class pulled together and worked really hard on this property.


Thanks for stopping in, was great speaking with you on the phone today!

Cathy Lee,

It was indeed a drastic improvement... removing the drapes alone did wonders for the presentation ;)

Nov 12, 2009 11:36 AM
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC


Hoping to see you on the 24th in Kelowna!


Hi stranger, thanks for the comment. Expect a call from a lady named Doreen, I gave her your number today about a redesign ;)


I was on your website a few days ago... it is looking great! Thank you for your kind words. I am glad to see you are on AR too! One of the rooms from your class project is proudly displayed in the training section of my website.


Nov 12, 2009 11:43 AM
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC


I love the name of your company! As a CSP you know what these gals went through for their training. Whenever alumni come back to my class I always ask if they feel like writing the exams again. No one has said yes yet ;)


You forgot to mention kindness, graciousness, generousity and of course humilty! Thanks for commenting I am a great fan of your work.

Nov 12, 2009 11:50 AM
Jan Stearns
Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH - Waterville Valley, NH
Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty

Beautiful transformation.  Look forward to reading more of your posts as we're considering sending one of our staff to 'school' to become a home stager.

Nov 14, 2009 10:34 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

I thought those went without saying! =)

Nov 15, 2009 12:35 PM
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Hi Jan - Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a nice comment. If you need more info about the CSP training program or the other instructors you can go here.

David - hehehe

Nov 15, 2009 01:10 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Jackson, you have passed along the most important staging lesson to these students. Less is more. If you are asking yourself if just one more thing is needed, you are designing. Stop yourself and get back to staging. Beautiful work as always. YOU will always be a star in my books. Congratulations to all the grads, you were very fortunate to have Jackson as your instructor. Years from now you will be saying... I remember that Jackson always said.......

Nov 15, 2009 10:59 PM
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Hello Michelle,

I was thinking about my favorite "all I did" stager and see that you have been busy networking with Cheryl Tiegs and  Kimberly Seldon!

I love what you said "If you are asking yourself if just one more thing is needed, you are designing." I am going to quote you on that in my future classes.

Thanks for commenting and I look forward to seeing you again soon ;)

Nov 16, 2009 10:15 AM
Adam Luttrell
Shift Property Styling - Honolulu, HI
Shift Property Styling - Hobart, Tasmania

G'day Jackson

Nice work there. Pleased that students are getting solid design skills from a stayer in the staging industry. 

Keep on keeping redesign simple!!



Dec 25, 2009 07:09 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Those photos are convincing evidence of the power of staging.  Great job and I'm happy you are sharing your abundant talents with others.

Feb 03, 2010 10:15 AM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Jackson,
Not only a great story of your teaching skills, but a great story of a result, in real life, of the application of what your class learned.



Jul 10, 2012 07:41 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes


You trained your students well! It is amazing what decluttering and perfect placement of furniture and accessories can do for a property.   Great job!

Aug 10, 2012 02:33 PM