"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 recently completed the Staging Diva Training Program, and it is everything I expected and more. I received the staging newsletter for several years and am finally in a position to utilize the program and start my own staging business.”
“Debra Gould is a true professional. After checking out other training programs, I kept coming back to hers. I’m so glad that I did and highly recommend the Staging Diva Training Program to others wishing to learn the business part of staging. Debra’s knowledge and experience in the field are awesome. I’m so glad she made the program available for the rest of us.”
~ Debra Johnson, Keep It Simple Staging (Texas)
Staging Diva tips for researching home staging training programs
The home staging industry is completely unregulated, so anyone can offer home staging courses. You want to make sure you’re being trained by someone who has plenty of experience building a home staging business and staging homes. It’s also helpful if your trainer has a background in business and marketing.
When you’re ready to research your options, the first step is to do a Google search for the name of any home staging 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”).
Here’s what you’re looking for during your research:
- 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 do they share lots of information to educate the public about home staging, real estate agents and home stagers?)
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