I recently completed my training to become an APSD Certified Home Stager/Home Stager Pro Trainer. And now I am so excited to be able to get going and begin helping others join a field that brings me so much pleasure and can do the same for them.
Home Staging is one of the top 10 growing professions in the United States. It is a fantastic business opportunity for women and men who want to have their own business, who want to use their creativity and who want to help others.
The aspect of helping others was once again made apparent during our training. Karen Schaefer, APSD founder, provided hands on training at an actual vacant home as one portion of our training exercise. Our timing was such that we had a home that had been on the market for 4 months with absolutely no offer or show of interest. The home owners were desperate to sell because the husband had cancer and his treatments were extremely expensive.
We began our morning by identifying who we thought the potential buyers would be and then by staging several of the rooms to appeal to those buyers. After lunch we returned to review the rooms when Karen received a phone call; there was going to be a showing that evening! The team of 7 trainers got busy and finalized the staging so we could put the home's "best foot forward".
Just a couple of days after we staged the home, we heard that the potential buyers who had viewed the home that evening made an offer that the home sellers were able to accept. Now that is job satisfaction at its best!!