"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 …
“The choice to purchase the Staging Diva Program was easy. I listened to other intro webinars and calls from competitors, and no one else was as frank, informative, and down to earth.”
“Thank you, Debra, for creating a truly beneficial training program that gives you the tools to successfully start a home staging business!”
~ Amy Fraser
Staging Diva’s advice for researching home staging training programs
Because the home staging industry is unregulated, anyone can offer home staging courses. It’s important to ensure that you’re being trained by someone who has plenty of experience running a home staging business and staging clients’ 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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