"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 …
“It all started as a simple thought that I might want to stage houses for fun. While searching online, I came across a few home staging schools that offered very expensive courses and promised ‘guaranteed jobs‘. It just sounded too good to be true. Then I came across the Staging Diva website, and I was hooked. When I read what Debra Gould had to say about watching out for schools that promise jobs upon graduation, I knew she was being honest.”
“Within a couple of days, I signed up for all 5 staging courses (which were at least $400 less than all the other schools), and I was able to download all the courses onto my MP3 player and listen to them on my own time. I work full-time, so I listened to the courses while I was on the 1.5-hour train ride to and from work, while I walked my dog, and while I did housework. That’s how easy it was.”
“I never thought that starting my own staging business doing something I love would be so extremely simple. Debra really is an inspiration, and you won’t find another program, online or otherwise, that is more efficient, friendly, down-to-the-basics and business savvy than this. Trust me, I tried!”
“I am now addicted to this training program, all the wonderful Staging Diva guides, the Staging Diva Network Online Discussion Group, and the many ways Debra offers to further the businesses of her students. Thank you for everything, Staging Diva. This has truly been amazing!”
~ Francesca Midolo, Staged With Elegance (Pickering, ON)
Home staging is a completely unregulated industry. Anyone can offer a program even if they have no personal experience as a home stager, and even if they know nothing about how to structure a proper course so people actually learn the information.
There is also no such thing as an official home staging credential, because it’s an unregulated field.
You are wise to research any home staging school or training company you are thinking of investing with. These articles will get you started: