"I believe each house has a soul, an essence that one connects with. I have a passion for decorating and designing which began when I was a child. I would drive my parents …
“I always knew my true calling was along the lines of home staging, I just didn’t know quite how to get off my ‘thinking rock’ and get started. Debra Gould presents the training material in a genuine and useful way. She covers all the nuts and bolts in a manner I did not expect, but was delighted by. I have worked with top-notch trainers in other areas, and Debra is ‘top shelf.’ She really got me fired up–I wish I had taken this course the minute it was available!”
~ Sheri Lee Moshansky, River City Home Staging (Alberta)
Wondering the best way to research home staging training programs?
Since home staging is a completely unregulated industry, anyone can offer home staging courses. The first step is to do a Google search for the name of any training company you’re interested in and also the name of the person who will be training you (in this case you would search: “Staging Diva” and then search “Debra Gould”).
You’re looking for:
- A track record in the industry (did they just pop out of nowhere within the last year?)
- Reviews from people who have taken their programs
- Evidence that they’re an expert beyond what they say on their own sites (for example, have they been featured in the media?)
- Evidence of contributions to the industry (for example to they share lots of information to educate the public about home staging, real estate agents and home stagers?)