Is there a Master in the house?

Home Stager with Stage Right! Home Staging, LLC

Hi to all again! It's been so long since I've had the opportunity to blog and am very happy to be back!

The week of June 9th I travelled to Alexandria, Virginia and spent 60 hours in class training with Barb Schwarz herself for my continuing education. The result? I have received my Accredited Staging Professional Masters Certification and am so proud! It is the highest natinoally recognized Certification/Designation/Accreditation and the only one that is recognized by the National Assocation of Realtors!

I can proudly say that I am the first to receive the ASPM certification in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey! Very exciting for me! OK...I'm done with my horn tooting!!

Before having met Barb, I read a blog I believed was about Barb's new book, however upon further reading realized that it was really inteded to belittle the ASP/ASPM designation and Barb herself. It was complete with a gigantic string of scathing and ridiculing comments after it that made me just a touch apprehensive about meeting Barb in person.

That aside, I truly have a passion for my industry and decided that if I wanted to Master my craft, I would put the apprehensiveness aside, and learn from the Master.

Much to my delight, when I did finallly meet Barb she was warm, sweet, funny, professional, respectful, and most of all, kind. She is a person who has a passion for the industry she built and has no qualms with enthusiastically showing her passion and sharing her valuable knowledge.

For anyone who questions the intentions of Barb, I would her. She is very communicative and willing to share. Aside from the fact that she created the industry, she is a wonderful person! Take the time to get to know someone before judging, that's all.

Don't always believe what you read. Take the time to investigate...

When hiring a Stager for your listing or recommending a Stager, be sure they have the only designation recognized by the NAR...ASP/ASPM. Go to to find a local ASP.

Thanks for reading and come back soon!

Theresa Minichiello, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP

Accredited Staging Professional Master

Stage Right! Home Staging, LLC

Hockessin, Delaware



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Annie Pinsker-Brown
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Theresa, just saw the article about you in The Women's Journal. Congratulations!! What wonderful publicity for you.


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