Canada’s largest home decor magazine, House & Home features the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers in the October 2006 issue out today. There’s a fairly long feature about why staging helps a home sell more quickly and for a higher asking price with lots of before and after photos.
Included is an interview with me about How to Hire a Home Stager. One of my missions is to clear up the misinformation about staging credentials out there. It misleads the public when they’re trying to hire someone and it misleads potential students who are duped by programs handing out fake credentials. So I’m glad they included this part to help educate homeowners and their agents:
“Staging is an unregulated field, so beware of anyone claiming to have ‘accreditation.’ Instead, review the candidate’s portfolio. Some training programs hand out photos of staged rooms, so find out whether the photos you see are generic samples or reflect work the stager has actually completed.”
If you’re new to staging there are lots of ways to build a portfolio and credibility and I discuss these in course 2 of the Staging Diva Training Program “The Business of Home Staging: What you Need to Start and How to Grow.”
For any Staging Diva Graduates listed in the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers, you should see increased traffic to your web page over the next 4 to 6 weeks because of this editorial coverage in House & Home Magazine. The story advises readers:
“To find a stager, ask your real estate agent or freinds for referrals. Or try the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers.”
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