SAR Home Staging Training - Even seasoned stagers may need a little business help!

Home Stager with Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging

Thanks to Melissa Marro for posting this review of my recent SAR Home Staging Training course. My next course begins May 16th in Los Angeles. Contact me for more information!

Original content by Melissa Marro

At RESA this year we met many stagers that had been in business for a year or more that still had more questions than answers when it comes to running a successful home staging business.  Given the fact that the majority of our home staging instructors made an appearance on the stage either in educational sessions, or on the expert panel & the fact that our instructors won nearly every category in the RESA awards that they were nominated for, it only made sense that we would get a lot of questions. 

RESA Professional Stager of the Year, Annie Pinsker Brown, in particular, was bombarded with well wishers and those who wanted to know how she accomplished everything she did.   Annie, like all of the SAR Instructors, runs a very successful home staging business.  Because she understands the "secrets" of education and business skills, Annie has made the perfect home staging instructor. 

With too many questions still looming and their business not where they had wanted it to be after two years in the industry, two of the stagers at the RESA Convention recently attended Annie's first SAR Home Staging Training Class.  The video below shows the information conveyed in class to be exactly what they needed. 

Fran, the second half of this dynamic duo (Pristine Home Staging) had this to say, "After taking a 3-day SAR class with Annie Pinsker-Brown both Paula and I have found that this class has added so much value to our business.  We've had our business for two years but there were still a lot of loose ends.  With Annie's support, professionalism and great inspiration she helped us to understand the marketing and business end of our business and help us take it up one notch.  I highly recommend this class to anyone. Thank you for your hard work and putting this class together to help "rookie stagers" like us. Love the "Kindle" what a great idea!"

If your home staging business is struggling or you still feel like you have much to learn about the BUSINESS part of staging, consider upgrading your education with SAR.  If you are already experiencing steady business and growth but still ready to step it up a notch, remember we also have Advanced Staging Training with HGTV's Matthew Finlason. 


Melissa Marro, a published artist, now turned staging advocate and national speaker speaks her mind about real estate and the home staging industry.  In her 'no holds barred' approach, audience members find real answers to the industries pitfalls and learn how to overcome them with tried and true information and guidance.  With marketing as her passion, she turned a small home based business into one of the nation's largest home staging and training facilities.  She now operates as the CEO of First Impressions Home Staging & Interior ReDesign as well as an instructor for Staging And Resign and regularly speaks at the StagerList Expos and Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)'s trade events.

For more information on having Marro speak at one of your real estate functions, please contact her at 843.822.2622 or email at

If you would like Marro's team to provide information on staging a property in the state of South Carolina, or the Greater Charleston Area, please visit, email or call 843.822.2622.

Comments (3)

Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Annie - Congratulations, and good for you for sharing your knowledge with fellow staging professionals.

Mar 28, 2011 07:51 AM
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Thanks Norma! I thoroughly enjoy teaching so this is a perfect fit for me. :)

Mar 28, 2011 03:36 PM
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

See you in the morning!  Kristine :)

Apr 06, 2011 07:44 PM