“The Staging Diva Training Program transformed my way of thinking about the business of home staging. I was formerly trained by two other 3-day staging programs. In fact, I was even a teacher for one of them!
But the staging pricing model was wrong in those other programs. It kept me stuck, trudging up a difficult hill wondering why I wasn’t making real money as a home stager.
It wasn’t until Debra Gould explained home staging consulting and billing correctly, that I was able to shift into higher home staging income levels.”— Jill Gargus-Turgeon (AB)*Simply Irresistible Interiors Inc.
“The first home I staged was on the market 3 months and sold two days after I staged it for an open house. My client was thrilled!
As my business grows, it’s nice to be able to review my notes from the Staging Diva courses when new questions arise, like the decision not to carry inventory.
The common sense approach in her training and Debra’s experience in the business world are invaluable. I’m encouraged by her blog and email as Debra continues to reach out to Staging Diva Grads. Her enthusiasm is catchy!”— Katie Mines (NE)*Sweet Villa Home Staging
“When I was downsized after a hurricane I saw it as an opportunity to begin my own home staging business. This career change has allowed me to re-discover my original love of designing homes and creating a job that I love.
My dear father told me that ‘If I where to find a job that I truly loved, I would never work a day in my life!’ Thanks Dad, it’s so true.
The Staging Diva Program gave me the tools to get started and to run the ‘back of the house’ of my home staging business with confidence.”— Blaise Furiato (NJ)*Blaise N Designs, LLC
“I’m so glad I came across the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program. It’s a perfect fit for me with Debra sharing her business model and what has worked for her. She takes the guess work out of how to run a successful home staging business.
Debra is supportive, down to earth and has a wealth of experience under her belt. I can now express my creative passion with more confidence following her guidance.”— Shelley Giffin (QLD AU)*Rooms for Miracles
“I’ve doubled my home staging business income in one year and expanded my services.
If it hadn’t been for Debra Gould’s training and support, I could not have done it.
Every day I learn something new about myself and what I can accomplish. The Staging Diva provides a great road map— all you have to do is follow it!”— Kasia McDaniel (NC)*Blue Diamond Staging & Design, LLC
“This is the first time in my 57 years of life that I am pursuing something solely for myself — despite my often paralyzing fear!
I’m optimistic and excited to see what the new year has in store for me— due in large part to having found the Staging Diva Program and feeling prepared to take this new journey as a home stager. Debra, thank you sincerely!”— Lisa Tyus-Lee (OH)*Lights Camera Stage LLC
“I was so happy with the Staging Diva courses that halfway through, I had already recommended it to a friend.
The Staging Diva Program has really exceeded my expectations. There is a wealth of information in the courses. And tons of support from Debra both during and after the program. She teaches you skills on how to start a home staging business immediately!”— Alisha Bourassa (BC)*Khoosh Home Staging
“Staging Diva is very comprehensive from a business operations perspective. I appreciate that Debra teaches the business side of home staging vs. the creative side. I believe you either have the talent or you don’t.
Debra’s experience and lessons learned throughout the courses, and in the Staging Diva Network Online Discussion Group, are invaluable.”— Michelle Tomao (FL)*Signature Style Home Staging
“The Staging Diva courses are not only extremely educational, but so encouraging. My fears about owning my own staging business have dwindled and my confidence has surely boosted!
I don’t regret a penny spent, and I truly can’t put a price on the wonderful knowledge gained from Debra.”— Stephanie Breiling (CA)*Staging Strategies to Sell With Stephanie
“The Staging Diva Program gave me the tools to start my own home staging business, I wouldn’t have done it otherwise.
I’m so excited about doing what I love, pulling together beautiful spaces, helping others sell their homes.
All while feeding my passion!”— Wendy Barnard (AU)*Wolfe Designs
“I had my fears about starting my own home staging business. The Staging Diva Training Program prepared me fully. Talk about saving money and time, I couldn’t have gotten so far so fast without Debra’s help!
Having my own business has changed my life forever. I’ve always been one to strive and work hard; now I can direct that energy to helping others in their life transition.”— Christine Rougerie (France)*Christina Rougerie Interiors Studio
“I’m absolutely thrilled that I found the Staging Diva Program. It exceeded my expectations on every level. Debra gave me the confidence to launch my staging business as a compliment to my real estate business.
Offering home staging services to both my own clients, and other Realtors, is already creating interest in my community.”— Kathryn Pierpont (OR)*Vesta's Divine Designs
“I previously took a 9-month certification course in decorating. It didn’t teach me how to make a living. The Staging Diva Program provided not only the skills of running a business, but the confidence I needed, especially around pricing my services!
I was feeling guilty about charging for a detailed assessment. After being burned several times, I thought it was necessary to protect myself. And Debra’s program taught me how to do that!
I’m looking forward to growing my business with the resources and skills gained in this course!”— Annie Wildes (OK)*Inside Out Coaching and Organizing LLC
“When I connected with Debra Gould, I met a kindred spirit. She took the time to listen, to meet me where I was and encouraged me to be all I could be living out my decorating passion.
If you’re on the fence about becoming a home stager or taking these courses, talk to Debra, or any Staging Diva Grad.
The Staging Diva Training Program is everything it promises. It’s a wise investment and great community to be a part of. I’m moving forward in business, confident that I will be a success in this industry.”— Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld (WI)*Soulful Staging By Design
“The Home Staging Business Name Handbook gave me a process to follow and feel confident that I’m choosing a name I can be proud of! Such an invaluable resource for home stagers just starting out.
There are tons of tips and tricks based on Debra’s years of experience. And, she shares several examples of business names and logos for inspiration, and to demonstrate the different ‘personalities’ of each one.
After reading this handbook, it’s apparent that deciding on the right name from the beginning will ensure a solid foundation for the growth and success of my home staging business!”— Sara Capistrant (VA)*
“Even though I’ve had an interior design business for 15 years, my Business Accelerator coaching time with Debra Gould inspired me to rethink how I was running my business and how I could increase my income significantly.”— Jeanette Cataldo (MA)*Cataldo Interiors
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“I appreciate and value all that I learned in the Staging Diva Program. It’s great to have an easy-to-follow road map to become a home stager.
The lessons are very thorough and effective at getting you ready to launch your home staging business.”— Laura Bonucchi (PA)*Designed to SELL Homes, LLC
“My client loved all my ideas and actually booked a second appointment right on the spot.
I can’t believe I’m actually getting paid for something that I love to do, and that comes so naturally to me!”— Peggy Depalma (ON)*Sanctuary Solutions
“Turning 50, I decided it was time for a career transition. I didn’t know where to begin until I found the Staging Diva Courses.
I’ve decorated for family and friends for years and this has always brought me such joy! Debra gives me the courage to keep moving into my dream career.
Besides what I learned in her courses, Debra’s weekly motivational and informative emails make me feel supported, and always address my fears and concerns.
I am so excited about turning my passion for decorating into my new career.”— Allyson Slade (MD)*
“Staging Diva is like being in an elite club with endless possibilities!
The training program kept me focussed and moving forward instead of wasting time.
I wouldn’t change a thing about how Debra approaches teaching.
The amount of support and communication was so surprising. I was never left to sink or swim. I feel like whatever I need is right in front of me when I need it!”— Laurie Bell (HI)*Bells Home Staging
Debra Gould’s business model is so easy to follow. With one home staging project, I earned more than I’d made my whole first year in staging before taking the Staging Diva Program!
The course recordings are the holy grail of staging business strategies and techniques. Each time I re-listen, I hear something new.
I’m confident about the business now, and have such peace of mind knowing that I have a powerhouse like the Staging Diva in my corner.
It’s a blessing to be a part of this program and I’m so excited for the future.— Julie Williams Johnson (GA)*Investors Staging, LLC
“The Staging Diva courses answer all aspects of how to open, maintain, and prosper with a home staging business.
This program allows new home stagers to receive all the benefits of Debra’s years of experience. It truly reduces the anxiety and the learning curve of starting a home staging business.”— Sarah Lawhorne (ME)*Staging and Style
“My first home staging project more than paid for the entire Staging Diva Training Program!
And I wouldn’t have had the guts to charge enough without your confidence-giving program. Thanks also for being such a great motivator.”— Patricia Ebrahimi (MD)*Show Smart Home Staging
Becoming a home stager has changed me as an individual and taken me out of the quiet shell I’ve been in. I’m ready, willing and able to proceed thanks to the wealth of knowledge I’ve received from Debra.
I highly recommend Staging Diva Training to everyone interested in home staging!”— Pamela Butler (GA)*Studio B Home Staging
“It was such a pleasure speaking with Debra! She shared such helpful and encouraging jewels with me.
I’m starting a business that truly speaks to me, and that I love doing. Having Debra to learn from and to mentor me along the way prepares me and helps with my confidence.
I’ve started the Staging Diva courses, and I’m looking forward to my new beginning as a home stager!”— Aneesha Williams (FL)*
“I thought about becoming a home stager for 5 years, and Staging Diva gave me the confidence to finally take the plunge!
Without Debra’s help and knowledge, I wouldn’t have come so far in my home staging business.
Her courses are easy to follow and jam-packed with great information to get you motivated to just do it! Thank you, Debra!”— Sara LaPalme (PA)*Eye Luv Decor
“I was a corporate travel agent until Covid-19 forced me to rethink my career.
I’ve always enjoyed decorating as a hobby. I never thought I could have my own business doing what I love and getting paid for it! I’m turning my dream into a reality with the Staging Diva’s help.
Debra’s courses are educational and motivational. She’s been supportive every step of the way.”— Irene Santos (NJ)*Diamond Stager
“I staged and sold many of my own houses, but had never done it for a living before this program.
Staging Diva gave me a pathway for success! The guidelines and tips really showed me how to make money from this thing I love. I learned what to do and how to do it.
The Staging Diva Program is empowering because it connects you with real home stagers, including Debra, who have had success in the industry.
I go back to the course recordings again and again to refresh my business.”— Alison Alexander (NC)*Oakdale Interiors
“I hated my job as an auditor for a bank. Literally a slow death. I knew I loved decorating and wanted to make money at it and be happy.
That’s when I found the Staging Diva and immediately signed up for Debra’s phenomenal course. She gave me the tools, strategy and mindset to start my own company and live my dream life.
My company is making money. I’m expressing myself out here in the world and loving life. I’m forever grateful for what Debra taught me.
The Staging Diva Program is everything you need!”— Valarie Dionne (CA)*Posh Decor Exclusive
“Staging Diva gave me all the tools and information necessary to succeed in my new business.
The program is easy to understand, straight forward, and genuinely interesting. Debra sets you up for success and really wants the best for you.
Plus, the amount of support you receive within the Staging Diva community is incredible! I felt so welcomed by other like-minded stagers. That alone has made this career jump much less frightening.
I’ve not only reached my goals, but surpassed them and set new ones that I didn’t think were possible!”— Paul Guarino (NY)*Set the Stage LLC
“The Staging Diva Program is a must for anyone considering home staging.
So many things are presented to expand your business knowledge. Just the idea of ‘no free consultations’… OMG what a great new perspective!
I appreciated the candidness of the training and the course format. It built my confidence and motivation!”— Carmen Jones (GA)*CMJ Planning & Design
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Staging Diva Program and most of all it gave me the confidence I needed to start my own business as a home stager.
I was hesitant to do anything creative like this, especially on my own. The confidence Debra gives you throughout the program is priceless. I truly appreciate the tips and knowledge she provides in the courses.”— Sara Chavan (AU)*Realestate Styling & Co
“If you want to run a viable business, the Staging Diva Program will be more beneficial than you ever thought possible.
I have an interior design background but lacked the business aspect of home staging.
I thoroughly enjoyed the courses and all the encouragement Debra provides to effectively run a home staging business.”— Daleen Culver-Siegert (MI)*I.C. Blue Designs
“Before enrolling in the Staging Diva Program, I had no idea how to get my staging business together. Debra walks you through every step of the process. I’m so happy with the information I gained from her program.
Also, it’s great to have the course recordings and notes downloaded because I’ve referred back to them many times.
I highly recommend the Staging Diva Program if you’re considering starting a home staging business.”— Carrie Greynolds (VA)*The Staging Fairy
“Searching for more help after taking courses with another home staging school, I thankfully came across Staging Diva.
Staging Diva provided me with the tools and confidence to build my business, and tons of ongoing support, motivation and inspiration! Debra is a true mentor for us newbies and shows you how to achieve your goals.
I live and breathe all things design and décor. Embarking on a home staging career has been such a blessing!”— Lucy Arruda (ON)*The Staging & Design House Inc.
“On my 75th birthday I decided to start a home staging business. I was confident about arranging furnishings, but I didn’t know about the business of staging.
The Staging Diva Program contained all the information I was looking for, plus a lot more. I feel fortunate to be starting my business with a solid foundation.
I’m also encouraged by the success of other students and excited to move ahead with this new career.”— Diane Boller (AZ)*DreamMaker Staging, LLC
“I’m inspired and motivated to continue being a home stager thanks to Debra and her wonderful resources.
I like being my own boss, have a passion for real estate, and I love decorating. Both the Staging Diva business model and course suit me perfectly.
Plus, I’m look forward to learning more from Debra and the other stagers in the Staging Diva Dialog calls.”— Nadesda Rosa (AB)*Style Advice Home Interiors
“I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found the Staging Diva Program. I bought it without hesitation and began my training immediately.
I’m excited and inspired. The courses exceeded my expectations and gave me the knowledge to confidently start my own staging business.
So grateful for what I learned from Debra. She shares her gifts and talents so generously!”— Mary-Maye Lorriman (UK)*Room by Room Interiors Ltd
“Debra, I love your approach. You’re a source of inspiration. I am presently creating all my marketing.
I should be in business by fall when my baby girl starts day care.
I’m very excited with this new venture, I know it will be a success. The Staging Diva Business Training Program has given me the confidence and tools to start my home staging and design company!”— Tania Colleret (QC)*TC Home Staging & Design
“The information provided in the Staging Diva Training Program is unmatched. Debra is a first-class home stager and really knows her stuff.
Before I decided to invest in myself and Staging Diva, I searched and there isn’t anyone else willing to show you step-by-step how to make money being a home stager.
Forever thankful to The Staging Diva for teaching me how to turn my dream into a reality!”— Kassandra Laine (NJ)*The Decor Boss
“Debra Gould has been a lifeline. Her Staging Diva courses and other products were the best investment. Her never-ending SUPPORT has been absolutely priceless!
You can’t pay a person or company to care about you . . . it just can’t be done.
Debra— and my fellow Staging Diva Grads— have freely shared so much that it’s impossible to feel anything but driven to build my home staging business.”— Leah Fritz (WI)*Perfect Place Home Staging, LLC
“I’m so glad I took a leap of faith and jumped with both feet into my new career as a home stager!
The Staging Diva Program is very well worth the investment! It’s so easy to follow — Debra explains everything thoroughly.
I just received a call to do a staging consultation for $1,000,000 home and I’m so excited about this opportunity!
Thank you Debra for sharing your wealth of knowledge with others!”— Sharon D. Kruger (FL)*Staging Design by Kruger
“At the age of 53 I was really soul searching and found Staging Diva and began reading how you can start your own business.
The other courses I looked into emphasized that they provide ‘home staging certification’ and I found out from Debra that there is no such requirement and does not officially exist. I appreciated her honesty!
The Staging Diva Program has inspired me to change my life and pursue a career that will be fulfilling emotionally and financially. The journey to become a home stager has brought new purpose and meaning to my life.
Debra’s emails continue to encourage me to keep going when I question if I can really do this. For the first time in my life I have a direction, purpose and a goal to reach for!”— Kim Hart (MA)*Hartridge Home Staging
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“I finally decided to turn my creative hobby into a home staging business. After researching various programs, Staging Diva struck me as a comprehensive course that would set me on my way to the career of my dreams.
After taking this program, I knew everything I needed to know to start my staging business, including how to market and price my services.
I was apprehensive about starting my own business for over a decade, but Staging Diva walked me through it step by step.
Now I am confident in what I’m doing and I wish I had started sooner! I’m already seeing the benefits of implementing what I learned.”— Jennifer Westbrook (MD)*Main Stage Home Staging & Organizing, LLC
“I was interested in home staging for a long time, but I didn’t understand how the business worked.
Taking the Staging Diva Program is like working in the business for 10 years!
It gave me the tools and confidence I needed to create my own dream job.
Debra Gould helps you set up your staging business in a simple way and shows you what mistakes to avoid ahead of time.
This training saved me thousands of dollars and many headaches.
I’m so thankful to Staging Diva for helping me take the leap and start a business doing something I love! I feel excited and inspired to start each week. I’ve finally found something I can proudly call a career instead of just a job.”— Melinda Christman (MO)*Olive + Opal Interiors
“Staging Diva is a great program! I knew how to stage and redesign, but needed the inside scoop on how to charge for my services.
Debra Gould is fantastic. She shares all the lessons she learned in her own journey as a stager. With this insight, I’m ready to start my staging and redesign business!”— Cheryl Dixon (IN)*At Home Redesign LLC
“I love the Staging Diva Network Online Discussion Group!
It’s a treasure trove of additional information that comes with the training program.
Plus, I can log in any time I need extra help or advice from Debra.”— Terri Mullins (NC)*Design to Staging LLC
“The Staging Diva Program offers a great step-by-step plan to set up and build your home staging business, as well as tons of inspiration!
Staging has been a wonderful addition to my life, and I continue to be inspired by Debra Gould. She’s a fantastic marketer, and knows how to train people to run a staging business.”— Mary Ann Benoit (AK)*Northern Lights Home Staging and Design LLC
“Stuck and terrified, turning my passion for design into a living felt like a perfect fit, yet always out of reach.
Staging Diva was the bridge between my desire to be a professional home stager and my fears. The courses gave me the confidence to thrive and permission to be great.
Debra’s transparency, candor, and business and marketing training shine through in this program. She knows what she’s talking about. She takes you through each step to build your business in a sustainable way.
Purchasing the Staging Diva Program was THE best business decision I’ve made.”— Charlotte Richardson (TX)*That's the Design LLC
“My brain needs regular infusions of Staging Diva brilliance, so I re-listen to the course recordings while I walk my dogs!
The new company brochure that Debra created for me looks outstanding.
I love that a home staging career allows me to set my schedule and use my time to work toward the things that bring me the most passion and satisfaction.
Debra is brilliant to have set up Staging Diva in such a supportive way. I really appreciate having her out there for me— for all of us!”— Stacy Goade (AK)*Alaska Premier Staging
Taking the Staging Diva Program is one of the best decisions I’ve made towards my home staging career. Debra delivers the training in the simplest and most relatable way, making it easy to comprehend and put into practice.
Debra is totally focussed on the success of each student and provides phenomenal support even after you’ve taken her courses. From constantly sharing new tips, to checking in to make sure we’re on the right path to grow our business.
I absolutely recommend the Staging Diva Program to anyone looking to build and sustain a successful staging business.— Chioma Chijuka (ON)*Ceecees Interiors
First I read Debra’s Ultimate Design Guide which immediately confirmed that I want to be a home stager.
Next I purchased the Staging Diva Training Program and found the information to be very relevant and instructional.
I’m about to complete Course 5 today and have already made progress on starting my staging business. So thankful to have found Debra’s materials!— Brittany Semco (RI)*Brittany Semco Real Estate Staging and Photography
“Taking the Staging Diva Program has been such a wonderful experience. It’s so rare to find someone who so wants others to succeed and is willing to be there for them.
I can’t thank you enough Debra for all your support, encouragement and enthusiasm for our success — not just for the business side but for the personal development too. You really have our backs.”— Giselle Miller (TX)*Lilac Life
“Debra not only covers all the bases, she masterfully unpacks years of successful marketing experience in an easy to read, engaging tutorial.
The Home Staging Business Name Handbook is a must read for all serious staging professionals who wish to make an impactful first impression, and avoid the common regrets associated with branding their business.”— Annie DiBernardo (FL)*Pygmalion Home Staging & Redesign
“Friends and family are always asking me for decorating tips. Now that I’m within 2 years of retiring, I decided to turn my passion into something more.
The Staging Diva Program is easy to follow and to the point. Debra shows you how to conquer each step of becoming a home stager with pride and confidence.
If you’re considering this program, I say do it! You won’t regret it! I’m well on my way to building my business and doing what I’ve always loved to do.”— Adrienne R. Brown (NJ)*A1 Center Stage, LLC
“I already have a knack for the decorating part of home staging, but I lacked the business side of things.
The Staging Diva Program was great to have at my fingertips so I could listen at my own speed and in my own time.
I was concerned about handling all the paperwork I thought had to be involved in the contracts and such, but Staging Diva has made it SO much easier!!”— Amy Brown (MO)*Simply Staging by Amy
“Debra, you are a force of nature and a formidable combination of excellent marketing experience, business savvy, practicality, self-and-sanity preservation and super-focused energy.
You do what you do with generosity, high ethical standards, common sense and a can-do spirit that is irresistible.
You really showed me how to apply my designer background and use my talents in my home staging business. In fact, I took what I learned in the Staging Diva Program and made over $4,000 profit on my first project!”— Kathleen (Fischbein) Pascoe (NY)*Kathleen Pascoe Design, LLC
“I’m so happy to be starting a new business at the age of 76!
I got two staging projects within weeks of completing the Staging Diva Training Program.
Thank you Debra for everything you have done to make my dreams come true!”— Jean Smith (FL)*Staging For Sellers
“Debra has an encyclopedic knowledge of the business of home staging. Her wealth of insider tips can only come from the knowledge gained through years of home staging experience.
Thank you Debra for sharing your incredible expertise.”— Richard Blakin (NY)*
“The Staging Diva Program gave me everything I needed to start my business as an expert home stager.
This is too much fun to be called work!
Each day ends too quickly, I’m having the time of my life.”— Jayne Steuart (CO)*Jayne Steuart Design
“Staging Diva is by far the most RESULTS-oriented program out there.
Debra Gould is very strategic in her approach and attention to detail. She shares her expertise on the creative and business side of things.
Debra taught me how to create my staging business from scratch, and take control of my time and income doing what I love. I even learned how to market my business and create a brand for myself. I now have the freedom to make money doing what I was born to do!”— Valarie Coleman (CA)*POSH Exclusive Designs
“Staging Diva gave me so much insight into home staging. Having the steps laid out for me on how to start this business was so valuable. I learned so much and avoided the newbie mistakes I would have made.
Most important of all, the program gave me the confidence to go out there and start staging!
The staging consultation forms and how to do a consultation were beyond helpful. Right out of the gate, I knew what to look for, I was a professional and added value to my clients.”— Ashley Tapley (CA)*House Candy Home Staging
“Through the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program I gained the confidence I needed to take the ‘leap of faith’ and I believe that I am truly ready for this adventure.
I have dreamed of this for so many years and I can honestly say that I now have the confidence to step out and allow my passion to come to life.
Thank you Debra, I feel empowered and equipped to start my home staging business!”— Katrina Belton (NC)*Willow Home Staging and Design, LLC
“Debra taught me more about being a successful home stager in her free tips than I learned in the entire ‘masters staging course’ I paid for elsewhere!
I’m glad I purchased the Staging Diva Program to get on the right track. I look forward to learning more from Debra.”— Michelle Diotte (ON)*Tranquil Interiors
“The training Debra Gould provides is incredible.
Her straight forward approach gives you a true understanding of what a staging business is about. And what’s involved to be successful.
I like how you are listening to a class where you hear her students ask questions that you were already thinking.”— Jennifer Marcus (NY)*D'Clutter Design
“I appreciate Debra’s candid approach. It’s the reason I chose the Staging Diva Program over other home staging courses.
My first project sold the first day on the market for more than the asking price. This confirmed I’m in the right business.
Thank you, Debra!”— Casey McDougall (TX)*Custom Home Staging
“After taking the first Staging Diva course, I was completely sold that this was the perfect career for me. Before I even completed the 5 courses I had two clients.
Debra’s sound advice was so helpful and encouraging. It was a great decision to leave my job and follow my passion by starting my own home staging business. I couldn’t be happier.”— Jodi Whalen (NJ)*Pear Tree Home Designs, LLC
“I had my first project within 2 weeks of joining the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers. That one client more than paid for all my training, my listing for a whole year and some profit too.
Anyone considering a listing should not hesitate to join because the Directory is a powerful marketing tool.”— Susan Atwell (NY)*Atwell Staged Home
“Being able to start a staging business with so many questions already answered almost feels as if I’m cheating!
Staging Diva helped me envision myself in the role of a home stager and it’s so empowering to have Debra’s expertise. There is so much information included in the Staging Diva courses that I know I’m ready to take the leap into my business.”— Jane DeVine (GA)*
“The Staging Diva Program helped me achieve my goals because the program isn’t about how to decorate a home. It’s about how to become a success running your own home staging business.
Debra made my dream job come true. Now, I LOVE what I do! Being a home stager is fun, challenging and rewarding all at the same time.”— Shelley Mistelbacher (ON)*Lift Home Staging and Design
“If you’re interested in starting a Home Staging business, there is no one better to learn from than Debra Gould.
The Staging Diva program is the best, and Debra’s help is over and above what I expected it to be!!”— Linda Sommers (FL)*Swan Home Staging and Decor
“The Staging Diva Training Program gave me the tools I needed to go out on my own and have fun.
I’ve learned so much from the training and bi-monthly Dialog coaching calls. Plus the useful articles and social media conversations in our private group— I couldn’t have done it without Debra Gould, the Staging Diva.”— Verlene Butts (CO)*Verlene’s Staging Studio
“I loved the Staging Diva Program! Working through the courses at my own pace while still working my full-time job was great.
The idea of starting my own business was intimidating, but the program is organized in a way that isn’t overwhelming. Instead it gave me the confidence to keep working toward my goal.
Becoming a home stager is the perfect way to turn my passion into a career. A career that not only fuels my natural desire to optimize my surroundings, but also allows me to work one-on-one with others to showcase the true value of their homes.”— Amanda Elmgren (MN)*Full Bloom Home Staging
“I learned so much through the Staging Diva Program. I have never done home staging before, and yet I feel well equipped to begin my business. I am so excited to get started.
I completed the whole program in a weekend, and then went back and reviewed all the materials again. The recordings are easy to listen to on my walks and they serve as a great refresher of what I learned.
Debra’s lessons and tips are fantastic. I feel confident that I can do this thanks to all her advice!”— Kelly DeTommaso (PA)*Elegant Transitions
“The Staging Diva Program provides above-and-beyond what any other staging course has to offer. Debra genuinely cares about the success of each and every one of her students!
Unlike other training, Debra’s is not a ‘production line’ course. She offers business savvy and marketing that is NOT available in other staging courses and it has been quite valuable to me.
I am constantly encouraged by Debra’s support. She is a Godsend, and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all she does for us.”— Peggy Harrington (MI)*WOW Factor Real Estate Staging LLC
“The Staging Diva Program is very comprehensive, flows well, is explained simply, and the content is engaging. I loved the combination of information from Debra mixed in with student questions.
I do not need a business background to be successful as a home stager after taking the Staging Diva courses. They gave me the confidence I needed, to know that I can be successful.”— Farhaana Nyamekye-Frazier (MD)*Zuri Sophia Interiors
“Being a home stager is my dream job and gives me an outlet for my creativity. Using my talents to help homeowners is a wonderful feeling.
I am so happy I took the leap, I look forward to everyday with enthusiasm!
Staging Diva is practical, easy to follow and fun. I love how Debra shares her experiences so we don’t make the same mistakes.”— Naomi Pena (ON)*Stage With Style
“I just completed Debra’s training program and loved every second! I learned so much and used my knowledge immediately as I was staging a home while taking the course.
I love her approach to everything and the Staging Diva business model is exactly how I want to do things. Debra’s no-nonsense and simple approach to the business of home staging is inspiring.”— Shelley Sass (CA)*Shelley Sass Designs
“I highly recommend The Staging Diva Program. Debra presents all the course material in a fun and interesting way.
I was blown away by all the information and appreciated learning from Debra’s experiences rather than making many costly mistakes on my own.”— Rebecca Todd (OH)*Stage-First
“I was cleaning houses before becoming a home stager. Staging Diva helped me prepare for the business side of this new venture, and develop and organize all aspects of my new staging business.
I was hired for my first project only a few weeks after completing Debra’s courses!”— Rachel Morris (MD)*Amazing Spaces
“The Staging Diva Ultimate Design Guide is full of fresh design insights. It clearly outlines what every home stager needs to know to be successful staging their clients’ homes.
This comprehensive resource provides the recipe for success. A must-have for both new and experienced professionals!”— Isabelle Gelderblom (QC)*iDesign Home Staging
“The Staging Diva Program is very well organized and explains in the most straightforward terms how to set up your business, maintain and grow it.
By the time I was on Course 3, I had already completed three home staging jobs which more than paid for all the training!
Debra’s step-by-step process allowed me to start a 2nd career doing something I probably should have been doing all along!”— Rob Reinhart (CA)*Make It-Home
“The Staging Diva Program will help me avoid possible mistakes and has provided great clarity on many grey areas— which is great!
I love staging homes and since doing the program, I love it even more as I am confident that I can provide a really worthwhile and valuable service! These home staging courses are very practical. I wish I had completed them sooner!”— Clodagh Doyle (Ireland)*Placelift Property Renovation Specialists
“Once I decided home staging was for me, I was terrified of starting my own business. Staging Diva Training gave me the confidence to do what I love, and contribute to our income after being out of the work force for 15 years.
Debra gave me the information I needed to get over my fear of failure, charge what I’m worth, and get out there and start my home staging business!”— Kelli Hughes (TX)*ReAbode Home Staging and Redesign
“The Staging Diva Program taught me many secrets about home staging consultations— especially how to charge, and have no inventory.
I took another home staging course before Debra’s and the Staging Diva Program really helped build my business. Debra forced me out of my comfort zone, she is such an inspiration! Now I know I can make a difference in many people’s lives.”— Susan Bierig (NJ)*Re-deZine The Shore Way LLC
“The Staging Diva Program was such an influential part of my home staging business plan. The business tools, processes and procedures Debra Gould outlines in the program set you up for success.
I have taken other courses but none compare to the comprehensive program with Staging Diva.
I truly appreciate all Debra’s help and guidance through the courses and group coaching calls. She is such a great inspiration!”— Lori Carbone (NJ)*Spaces That Speak Home Staging
“I highly recommend taking the full Staging Diva Training Program because it covers all aspects of how to become a successful home stager from a business point of view.
Among other things, I learned how to: charge more for my services, focus my marketing and get paid along the way so I’m financially protected.
After listening to the course recordings I felt confident and ready to start my business. The training has already paid for itself in more ways than one.”— Jacob Owens (ON)*Jacob Owens Designs Inc.
“The Staging Diva Program teaches how you can avoid common pitfalls when you first start your business.
Debra shares tips and great ideas on how to create and maintain a successful business in a short amount of time. I really enjoy all the valuable information in her staging courses. I’m really learning a lot.”— Lula Williams (MD)*
“Staging Diva is an amazing program. It provides all the information, including forms and checklists, that make our work, and this business, so much easier.
No need to re-invent the wheel! This training program has it all. Staging Diva gave me the confidence I needed to do my very first home staging project!”— Marlena Uhrik (CA)*Staging by Marlena
“The Staging Diva Program gives you everything you never realized you needed to know and more.
Debra helps you think outside the box on how to build a business with help every step of the way. Best of luck in your new business because your life is about to change for the better!”— Deandra Achammer (CO)*7 Seconds to Sold
“”The Staging Diva Program is a must for anyone looking to start their own staging business!
Being able to learn from what Debra Gould has been through and how to keep from making beginners mistakes is worth its weight in gold.
She takes out all the guesswork by giving students the necessary steps to really get out there and start their own home staging businesses.”— Brenda Malo (FL)*Cali Home Staging & Redesign LLC
“The Staging Diva Program provided many professional tools that I was able to use to develop both the business side of The Color Connection, as well as the staging and design side of my business; everything from marketing ideas to business forms that I could adapt for my own personal needs.
I especially appreciated the encouragement to be confident in my talents and skills and to charge fees accordingly.”— Pamela Sholty (CA)*The Color Connection
“Debra Gould talks with so much passion about the home staging industry, she inspired me to learn more about it.
I have really enjoyed the Staging Diva Training Program and learning about the business from a professional who knows what she’s talking about.”— Robyn Camilleri (AU)*Perth
“It was great doing the Staging Diva Training Program from home! You provided so many ideas and practical strategies for growing our Home Staging business!
I traveled first for another company’s hands-on courses. It was more expensive and not nearly as useful or organized!”— Debra Garber (NV)*Motif Home Staging
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“I have never been so driven, passionate and totally motivated as I have been since completing the Staging Diva Program. I have not lost any steam nor any excitement.
The fact that the program is start-up business and marketing related to home staging makes it so perfect.”— Dane Caldwell (ON)*2 Hounds Design
“I chose to train with Debra Gould because she focuses on business training. I wanted the skills and information needed to help me build a sustainable home staging and organizing business. I learned a lot in the Staging Diva Program and I am well on my way.”— Margaret Harlos (ON)*Living Organized
“I hemmed and hawed for 2 years about leaving my job of over 10 years. I finally made the commitment to do something I loved, rather than a job I felt I was supposed to do. Boy that was a hard decision!
Within a few months I staged my first house and earned more in 10 days than I would have working a whole month in my previous career! Plus, my client got an offer within a day, what a thrill!
Staging Diva provides priceless information that would have taken me years to understand on my own!”— Melissa Goulet (ON)*In The Details Home Staging
“I had a lot of fear holding me back from pursuing what I really wanted to do. The Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program gave me the confidence to move forward.
The behind-the-scenes of how home staging works was a mystery to me, and I felt that Debra Gould’s transparency in the program was open and honest.
I needed a mentor to help me figure out the inner workings of the business from pricing to marketing and that’s exactly what Debra delivered.”— Amy Spencer (SC)*Amy Spencer Interiors
“The Staging Diva Program saved me hours of time and frustration by providing a simple, no-nonsense process to follow. I wanted to know what works and what doesn’t from someone who has been there so that I could set up quickly and simply without reinventing the wheel. These expectations were exceeded.
Debra taught me how to build the business and attract the clients that I want, while charging what I’m worth. All with a hefty dose of motivation and ‘go girl’ attitude.
I’m totally ready to help people sell their homes and get on with their lives.”— Imogen Brown (AU)*Home Staging Brisbane
“I’ve made more money working part time in 10 months as a stager than I used to make all year in my full time job as a manager.
Plus I can home school my boys in the mornings and work my staging business in the afternoons. I work my own hours, set my schedule and my sons get a first-hand look at running a business.
I hope that hearing about the courage I found to follow my dream will inspire them to follow theirs, and to know that anything is possible!”— Laura Kakoschke (AB)*Hunter Lake Homes
“I’d been checking out Staging Diva and other home staging courses for over a year.
Honestly Debra’s program exceeded my expectations. I simply love the fact that the course curriculum is a ‘blueprint’ with all the ins and outs of developing a home staging business— what a gift!
Thank you Debra for providing me with the priceless glue needed to formalize my work, and giving me the wings to grow my business!
The Staging Diva Program is ‘over-the-top’ on a scale of 1 to 10.”— Ameenah Lutfee (CA)*Staging Sisters
“The Staging Diva Program showed me how I could give up my soul-sucking, well paying job, and leap into a career that would feed my soul and provide financial benefits far beyond what I make now!
Debra is so inspiring and her enthusiasm is contagious. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and I learned everything I needed to know to get my business up and running.
Within weeks of completing the program and joining The Staging Diva Directory, I got two projects worth $3,500!”— Linda Schleihauf (ON)*The Detailed Home
“I loved Debra’s no-nonsense style of running a home staging business, it’s very easy and straightforward. She keeps it simple, and it all “clicked” for me.
I now have the confidence to get out there and do what I am passionate about. I knew I had the talent, and now I have the business knowledge to round out my staging business. Thank you Debra!”— Judy Chizmar (PA)*Judy Chizmar Home Transformations
“Over the years, the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers has been invaluable to my home staging business.
I never established my own website and never felt I was lacking. Debra’s attention to SEO was evident. Many clients told me they found me on the Internet from my listing in the Directory! I am grateful to have trained and been supported by Debra.”— Karla Mall (GA)*May I Suggest, LLC
“Debra’s knowledge and expertise on how to start a home staging business have inspired me.
As a seasoned Real Estate Agent who already staged clients homes, I believe this is a great business to be in.
I am moving my dream of staging homes into a separate business because Debra taught me how in the Staging Diva Program. Thank you Debra!”— Leslie Manson (BC)*Staging Homes by Leslie
“I spent months researching staging courses and almost took a very expensive course from a high-profile provider.
I was confident in my ability to stage as I had successfully done several homes for friends. What I really needed to learn was how to run a profitable staging business. That’s when I searched for business training and found Staging Diva instead.
Debra has a simple, logical, and effective business model. From my first paying job, I had all the information I needed to come across as an experienced pro. I’ve used her business model for over 12 years with great success.”— Susan Atwell (NY)*AtWell Staged Home
“Home staging is my passion and I booked a full day to take the Staging Diva Program. Listening to the course recordings, I truly felt like part of the group, and I enjoyed Debra’s interaction and sharing her experiences with the students. What an amazing trainer she is!
This home staging course is exactly what I was looking for. I feel ready to go out there and do what I have a passion for. I truly love how much Debra cares for her students’ success. She is a great motivator and simply unique. I am forever grateful!”
— Marie Murebwayire (ON)*3Rs Home Staging
“Debra, your Ultimate Portfolio Guide is fantastic!! Everyone interested in the business of home staging should read it. You have a great writing style that puts the reader at ease. I especially liked how you went into detail about how to take perfect photos.
Your Guide is not only helpful to home stagers but to Realtors who take listing photos. As I scan through the hundreds of homes for sale in my county alone, I am shocked at the photos that are representing them.
Congratulations on a great addition to your Staging Diva collection of guides.”— Laura Jensen (WI)*Lakeshore Home Staging & Redesign
“I give the Staging Diva Program rave reviews. Definitely a 10 on a scale of 1 to 5!
I was really put at ease by Debra Gould’s warm, friendly and caring demeanor— before, during and after the courses.
She is obviously sincere in her desire to share her knowledge and expertise to help budding entrepreneurs just getting into the field of house staging.”— Karen Ozer (GA)*Sold by Staging (GA)
“Debra is inspirational and her Staging Diva Program is vital to the confidence needed to start this journey and feel ‘you can do it!!’
There is so much to do and learn to get a home staging business up and running. I love all the follow up and extras Staging Diva provides.”— Leslie Hantverk (NY)*Stageflyte
“The Staging Diva Training Program is amazing!
I downloaded the five courses and was surprised to see that they really do cover every aspect of running a home staging business.
I know this new year will be great thanks to this fantastic course and the confidence it’s given me to move ahead with this new stage of my life!”— Nicola Thomas (PA)*Stage It Simple
“I’m celebrating my 5th anniversary as a home stager. This year I completed 38 staging and redesign projects, appeared on TV and had my first month with earnings of $7,000!
All of these successes are a result of carrying out Debra’s ideas and recommendations and the home staging business model she shares in the Staging Diva Program.
Staging Diva offers a wealth of materials and is the reason my self-confidence and self-assurance have blossomed these past 5 years.”— Stacy Goade (AK)*Alaska Premier Home Staging
“Thank you Debra for being an innovator and leader in the home staging field!
The Staging Diva Program saved me a ton of trial and error. Your courses addressed the issues I’d been wrestling with like furniture inventory, redecorating during a consultation, alliances and more.
There’s a lot out there that’s really nowhere near the calibre of where the home staging and interior redesign industry can go. Debra, thanks for doing this business justice.”— Lisa Tharp (MA)*Lisa Tharp Inc.
“I like the flow and feel of the Business Name Handbook. It’s concise and very useful for helping us position ourselves for success.
Debra shares her personal story about growing her own staging business in each section. It makes the points easily relatable.
I was pulled along on the journey to a more successful result, absorbing the information like a sponge!”— Donna Doperoy (OR)*Staged For Sale LLC
“I loved the Staging Diva Program! I was skeptical about the format at first, but it was great. The notes were concise and easy to follow. Students asked questions I was wondering about myself, and Debra is clear and direct.
I’m confident in my decorating abilities, but wasn’t sure how to run a professional and profitable staging business. Debra walks you through the entire process.”— Deborah Brischler (CA)*Home Staging Solutions
“The room-by-room planning forms that come with the home staging checklist have made a huge difference with one client already.
Her home needed lots of attention and your forms saved us tons of time during the consultation. My client is going through the document to be sure she gets everything done before my final staging.”— Pat McArthur (ON)*Home Definition
“Everything I heard about Staging Diva was true. I really checked out the program by researching on the internet and contacting people who had taken Debra’s home staging courses.
The Staging Diva Program is a very motivational and practical training program for starting a staging business.
Debra is very entertaining and inspiring to listen to. I’ve hit the ground running thanks to her program.”— Debra Rosser (TX)*The Staging Matters
“I had my first staging job before I even finished the Staging Diva Training Program. And my second project just 3 days later!
I could have spent years trying to figure out through trial and error what I learned in these home staging courses.
Debra offers practical advice, keeping things simple and straight forward. Plus, continued support and interest in my success.”— Diane Beck (PA)*Vibrant Interiors
“Debra, congratulations on creating such an empowering global platform, with Staging Diva, to share your success and knowledge with so many like-minded entrepreneurs and home stagers.
In a world where many operate from a mindset of scarcity and competitiveness – it is so refreshing to share, learn and grow with someone who thinks from a place of abundance.
I’m so inspired and I am excited to start Debra!”— Gabrielle Schifano (AB)*Gabrielle Schifano Design & Co.
“The Staging Diva Program is fantastic! I wish I had found it before completing a different home staging course. The program provided me with valuable business information that the other course lacked.
I am very impressed with Debra Gould. It is quite evident that she is honest and ethical in all her dealings with her students and clients, and that’s #1 in my books.
She truly has become my mentor!”— Monique Milne (MB)*Milne Well Dressed Homes (MB)
“The Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide cuts down on the overwhelming color choices and gets down to what really works for home staging.
Great information on how to introduce wall color to clients. They can be resistant to change, but Debra gives you step-by-step information on how to suggest the best possible solution to attract the greatest number of buyers.”— Ofelia Doherty (CA)*
“I took 2 other staging programs before I discovered Debra Gould. Definitely take the Staging Diva Program BEFORE you take any other staging course. I LOVE Debra’s program and that it’s based on real life. She offers great insight and is extremely helpful.
You will be able to get your business up and running without having to take anything else! Debra provides all the information necessary plus ongoing support so you don’t feel you are going it alone. I highly recommend the Staging Diva Program! It gave me the confidence I needed to start my staging business.”— Frances Hudye (AB)*Francesca Interiors
“I love that I’m pursuing a career that pays me to be creative, rather than spending my time working for someone else.
Plus, I have the freedom to be available to my family when they need me.
The Staging Diva Program filled in all the questions that I still had after completing another ‘hands on’ program. Thank you Debra, I now have the confidence to build my staging business.”— Tracie Lacroix (BC)*Sold by Design
“It’s been a pleasure taking the Staging Diva Courses. I felt as if I were right there with you while listening to the course recordings and I could listen to them on my own schedule. Thanks for being such an incredible support throughout my journey into this new career! Even though we haven’t met in person, I feel as if I’ve known you for years.
That $600,000 property I staged sold to the first couple that looked at it after I was done. It had been listed for 65 days with no offers.
The Realtor is absolutely sold on staging now and will be recommending me to the other 60 agents in her office. Debra, thank you for all your help and encouragement as I build my home staging business.”— Gary Baugher (TN)*An Eye 4 Change
“Both my partner and I appreciate your honesty and admire your style! I like that you approach home staging as a business and not as a cute women’s hobby.
The Staging Diva Program is much more realistic and logical. It helps prepare people for the realities of running their own business while making it very specifically about home staging.
We had been in business almost a year before taking your program and we weren’t disappointed. Our business has gone from “nothing” to being called consistently by clients and Realtors in our area.
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to doing more with you in the future!”— Heather Cook (ON)*Rooms In Bloom
“I finished the 5 course training and I learned so much. Some things Debra reaffirmed that I was doing the right things, and some things were totally out of the box for me and wonderful ideas. I do not have a background in marketing, and she really helped me there!
FABULOUS TRAINING! Totally worth every minute spent working through the courses and homework!
I feel energized and confident. I should have done the training a year ago. I am so psyched to get out there full force!”— Jill Monczunski (MI)*Staging To Sell LLC
“Debra Gould is a godsend! Her experience, professionalism, confidence in the home staging industry, and ‘to the point’ teaching style is all I needed to jumpstart a profession I had been thinking about getting into for months.
I knew Debra was there for me as I launched my dream career, and her faith and enthusiasm is immeasurable. Without the Staging Diva Program, I probably would have never gotten started, or I would have failed miserably.
Thank you, Debra, for inspiring me to get out there and do it!”— Lisa Kleino (MI)*Perfect Fit Home Staging
“I knew I had a flare for decorating, I have been doing it for years for friends and family and for my own properties.
But, I had no idea how to run a staging business, what the appropriate amount to charge was, how to conduct an assessment of the client over the phone before going to their home, etc.
This training program cleared up all of these questions, also making me aware of things that I had not even thought of. I give the Staging Diva Program 5 stars!”— Margie Mokhiber (NY)*MAM Development Inc
“The Staging Diva Business Training Program is worth every penny!
While there are other home staging courses out there, I’m so happy I follow the business model Debra teaches in her program. It is specific, concise, and thoroughly explained.
In addition to her courses, Debra offers SO many supplemental materials that are incredibly helpful too. The community of Staging Diva Graduates is another bonus, as we all support each other and share each other’s wins.”— Cristin Lyons (NC)*Raleigh Staging & Design
“After I spent the same amount of money on a different course that was misleading in its advertising, the Staging Diva Training Program was everything I expected and more.”— Isabel Singh (QC)*Immobilior
“I knew what I wanted to do as a home stager, but I didn’t know how to go about it. Staging Diva gave me the processes and I followed them.”— Meg Ritchie (AU)*Gold Coast Homestaging
“I felt connected to Debra during the Staging Diva Program. She personally responded to several of my questions.
It’s obvious Debra really cares about your business and its success!”— Francesca Mahoney (NC)*Creekhill Designs, LLC
“You have laid out a strategy to make this career so much more enjoyable! Showing me how to avoid falling into the paperwork trap alone is really priceless!
I paid big dollars previously for another company’s training and it left so many blank spots.
The Staging Diva Program answered all my lingering questions in an entertaining way and prepared me to finally start my staging business. This is the best investment I ever made in becoming a home stager.”— Linda Borghi (MO)*Dazzle Home Staging
“I ordered the mailed-to-your-door version of the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program.
I’ve been listening to the course CDs while driving and I find when I reach my destination I don’t want to get out of the car! So much to learn, but I feel getting to listen while on the road is a good way to prime me for my home studies.
Many thanks for the Staging Diva Program, I look forward to going through each step!”— Mary Zalewski (OH)*Tastefully Staged
“The only money I SPENT to start my successful staging business of 5 years was on the complete Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program back at the beginning.
I used the marketing methods Debra teaches to get my first staging projects (which more than paid for my training).
From those projects I took great pictures and was off and running from referrals. So, my experience has been to put a lot of effort into my business, rather than money.”— Patricia Ebrahimi (MD)*Show Smart Home Staging
“The Staging Diva Training Program helped so much with setting up my business and having the confidence to think like a home stager. I can finally follow my dream of having a creative career that I look forward to every day.
I’m almost 63, so it’s never too late to start!
I quit my full-time job and now I have the freedom to schedule my time for once in my life. I’m finally doing what I love and getting paid for it.”— Robin Weflen (PA)*Round Table Home Staging
“I just got paid $9,500 for a redesign project. Debra it is unbelievable, I never thought I could get paid this much for decorating. I was just all smiles the whole day because I feel like I got paid to play!
And while choosing furniture for my current project, I met a different couple in the store and helped them choose the right artwork and lamps for their place. It turns out they just renovated and because they liked the ideas I shared in the store, they want me to do their whole house! Isn’t that amazing?!
Honestly, the $1300 I spent for the Staging Diva Program is by far the best purchase ever. I am still in shock with the turn of events with my new company and so excited for more things to come!”— Red Barrinuevo (ON)*ReDesign4More
“I purchased the program believing that once I made the purchase and received the package, that would be the end of Debra Gould.
Needless to say I was wrong! Debra is very in tune with her students, and she knows who is struggling. When I thought that starting my own business might be too much, Debra kept me inspired and never gave up on me. I did not just get a staging course, I got a mentor.
Thank you Debra for all you have done to keep me motivated. I highly recommend the program.”— Stephanie Joe (AZ)*Simply Neat
“I graduated from the Staving Diva Training Program in June. While navigating a busy full time job, I staged 3 homes all with success, maximizing clients’ return on investment and minimizing days on the market!
I’m excited to be involved in home staging, and amalgamate my passion for home decor, shopping and helping others. I’m thrilled to hear the clients excitement: ‘I can’t believe the transformation, I love my house, you’re a visionary, and you are in the right line of work!’.
One client received an offer and letter indicating how much the buyer loved the home, and another buyer couldn’t sleep because his wife wouldn’t settle for any other house! It’s amazing to see how that emotional connection works!
Even without rental furniture, the transformations were still amazing.
Thanks Debra Gould for your enthusiasm and guidance! Your Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program has given me a great foundation to build upon! Looking forward to what the future has in store.”— Beverly Gooding (ON)*Beautiful Spaces
“I had my first staging job before I finished the program and I listened to the course recordings to coach me through. Not only were the homeowners thrilled, they said that working with me was transformational. I couldn’t have received a higher compliment.
I have known for a long time that I wanted my own business and that it would involve interior design of some sort. Once I settled on home staging, I got stuck looking for a road map until I found Staging Diva.
I knew almost instantly that I would use Staging Diva Training as my guide because of Debra’s statement that she didn’t need to tell us how to rearrange furniture; she needs to teach us how to take our innate ability to rearrange furniture and turn it into a profitable business.
It was smart, direct and exactly what I needed. Little did I know that Debra would become my most trusted adviser and one of my biggest cheerleaders!”— Lori Fischer (PA)*Rethink Home Interiors (PA)
“Being able to consider starting a staging business with so many questions already answered almost feels as if I’m cheating! The Staging Diva Program addresses the unknowns before we even encounter them. As a “planner” I greatly appreciate having the knowledge to overcome hurdles before I get to them!
There is so much information included in the home staging courses that I know I’ll be re-visiting the material, just to see what I missed the first time. I am an apprehensive person when it comes to new beginnings, but I believe with this information I will be ready to take the leap into staging!
The Staging Diva Program helped me envision myself in the role of a home stager by sharing scenarios and questions of actual stagers instead of just listing the steps one needs to take to get started.
This program allowed me to learn from the knowledge, and mistakes, of seasoned home stagers by suggesting HOW to do something, and WHY to do it that way. I found it extremely beneficial to have Debra Gould’s expertise paired with the input of others from around the world. As we all know, knowledge is empowering!”— Jane DeVine (GA)*
“Prior to taking the Staging Diva Program, I was an Interior Designer struggling to make it with the onset of the housing collapse. I was desperate to get out of the troubled retail end of design.
Someone mentioned I try my hand at home staging and I found Staging Diva. Debra gave me the courage to start my own interior design business specializing in home staging.
For anyone wondering if the investment in Staging Diva will be worth it, I say ‘Go for it’!”— Linda Scaglione (CA)*The Savvy Stager
“I always dreamed of having my own staging business but didn’t know how to go about it.
Reading reviews from students who were thriving as home stagers after taking the Staging Diva Training Program, I knew I was in the right place.
Debra gave me a blueprint for success, equipping me with all the tools I need to proceed with confidence and integrity.
I always knew I was born to stage, and now I am living my dream. My only regret is not taking this program sooner!”— Annie DiBernardo (FL)*Pygmalion Home Staging & Redesign
The Staging Diva Program showed me how to correctly establish my business and it taught me how to talk to clients with more confidence. It also helped in my pricing structure, website, social media and marketing.
Becoming a property stylist has allowed me to use my creativity working from home while also raising two young children. I am really passionate about my business and helping homeowners sell their property quickly. Plus this staging business allows me to structure my work around my busy family life.— Katrina Gibbons (AU)*Stylus Home Staging
“At first, I was hesitant to invest in the full Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program. But it is worth every dollar! It is an easy to follow course which gets you to the point where you are simply desperate to start your business because you know exactly what to do.
I felt VERY inspired taking the Staging Diva Program. The discussions about the pricing strategy and how to decide when to switch to a full-time business especially helped a lot.
I also love the Ultimate Portfolio Guide, the Ultimate Design Guide and the Staging Diva Sales Script. They are so comprehensive!”— Claudia Manighetti (Zurich, Switzerland)*HOME STAGING Claudia Manighetti
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“Thank you all for your support! I am so proud to be a part of the wonderful home staging community Debra has created! My business is not yet a year old and I’ve grown so much.
Don’t give up on your dream to be a home stager— it just takes time and dedication to your dream!
I also love the home staging checklist. It’s a great product. Very thorough as one would only expect the best from Staging Diva! It just saved me tons of time!”— Suzanne Manlove (VA)*Arlington Home Interiors
“I knew that I had the ability to decorate. I was much more concerned with the practical considerations necessary to running a successful staging business.
Every decision or potential obstacle that I have encountered was dealt with in the Staging Diva Program. It’s the wisest investment I ever made. This is practical, no-nonsense information on what you need to start your own business. You will leave Debra’s home staging courses with a written road map to guide you to success. You just need to provide your own initiative and faith that you can do it!”— Jody Thulin (CA)*Sharp Dressed Homes
“As a new home stager, I knew I needed a business plan to follow which is what Staging Diva offers.
The Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program gave me the immediate steps to take, and what mistakes to avoid.
Ultimately, Staging Diva provided the details and the big picture of how to run my home staging business.”— Beth Berg (CO)*Artemis Interior
“I was so inspired by the Staging Diva Training Program. Now instead of watching HGTV thinking ‘I could do that’ I’m moving forward with my own staging business.
I’m 500% more prepared to grow my business than before taking the program.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give these courses a 10 for far exceeding my expectations!”— Lisa Brown (HI)*
“Debra Gould has given me insight into the business and marketing side of home staging.
The Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program clarified how to charge for my services without wasting my time doing free estimates or free home staging consultations!
I’m looking forward to getting noticed for my talents as both an artist and a designer.”— Saskia Vandemeulebroucke (CA)*Design Fusion
“The Staging Diva Program is great. It addressed every facet of starting and building a home staging business. Debra is inspiring and easy to listen to.”— Susan Saidenberg (NY)*Staging & Design by Susie
“The Staging Diva Business Training Program gave me the structure I needed to set up my staging business, and the confidence to start doing what I love!”— Leslie Testa (CO)*Les Is More Home Staging
“The Staging Diva Program and Debra have provided invaluable information that can take you from just dreaming about home staging to actually doing it!”— Monica Bunde (ON)*Create Home Staging
“The Staging Diva Program exceeded my expectations because now I know all the answers to any question or objection a potential client might have. I feel much more confident!
I found two new clients the very day I finished the home staging courses. This is fantastic!”— Roberta Cattani (Italy)*Progetto Home Staging
“Debra, thank you for the home staging project referral on that $1.6 million dollar home!
The staging went well and I felt confident and comfortable working with the clients thanks to what I learned in the Staging Diva Training Program.”— Anne Counard (WI)*Ideal Home Staging
“I learned so many things in the Staging Diva Program— especially about sales and marketing.
I learned that I have to believe the service I’m providing has real value. I learned that my time and skills are of value. No more free home staging consultations for me!”— Kathleen Erwin (CO)*Magnolia Home Staging + Interior Design
“I researched a variety of home staging courses, but only Debra Gould’s program felt true to me.
I took the Staging Diva course knowing that I could decorate, but wanted Debra’s expertise on how to execute the steps properly to make this a profitable business.
Debra’s advice and continuing support is what sets her apart from the other companies that I researched. I look forward to her articles and inspiration.”— Peggy Scorey (ON)*Refined Home Interiors
“I love Debra Gould’s straight forward approach and candor. As a home stager, she knows first-hand what it’s like in the field. Debra is running her own staging business as a real business and knows what it takes.
Debra is truly an uplifting woman and I continue to aspire to follow her lead. Her amazing passion for home staging is felt all the way over here on the Jersey Shore.”— Wynette Williams (NJ)*Red Robyn Interiors
“I’m so excited to be a part of the Staging Diva Community!
Debra Gould, has always been a great mentor and coach in my journey of being a home stager, interior re-designer and event decorator.
Her tips and guides are based on real-life experiences of being an entrepreneur, and are not only a great resource for home stagers but for anyone who is looking forward to starting a small business.”— Avani Chokshi (TX)*Lone Star Elements, LLC
“It took me awhile to get my head around all the details of starting my own business, so the unwavering and ongoing support I received through the Staging Diva Program and the Staging Diva Dialog calls were absolutely invaluable.
Debra inspired and pushed me. It’s all thanks to her and her amazing training that 4 years later, I still get excited every day as I head off to work that I absolutely love.
I really do laugh out loud when I’m driving to a styling job, because I still can’t quite believe I get to do this for a living!”— Karen Pinkerton (AU)*Artisan Home Staging
“I contemplated starting a staging business for a year before I finally took the plunge and purchased the Staging Diva Training Program. It’s been 10 days since I purchased it, and I have done more in those 10 days than the last year!
I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business. After suffering from a severe case of career burnout, I decided I had to make a change.
Once I made the choice to start my business, I realized I didn’t know where to start. I think back to all the questions and uncertainties I had when I started out.
After thinking about it for months, I finally purchased the Staging Diva Training Program. Debra’s training and support have given me the confidence and drive to overcome challenges, move forward and follow my dream.”— Cari Calhoun (MN)*Destiny by Design
I wholeheartedly encourage anyone to invest in this program. I took the Staging Diva courses because, while I was confident in my design talent, I had absolutely no business sense. None. Zero! And that had kept me from starting any business my entire adult life.
Now, at 45 years of age, I finally feel like I can make this happen.
Debra is always there to answer my questions and there is also a huge, supportive Staging Diva Network of home stagers (and soon-to-be stagers) who are ready to assist, and empathize along with you!— Melissa Ross (CO)*Modest Muse Home Staging & Interior Redesign
“Within a month of joining the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers I got a project with a home builder. He wants an ongoing business relationship with me and he does lots of houses every year.”— Susan Rutter (OK)*Staged by Susan
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“I’m really glad I joined the Staging Diva Network. It’s a wonderful way to talk to other Graduates about goals, ideas, sources and a TON of other things!”— Lynn Trostheim (BC)*Sassy Grass Interiors
“Debra, I loved our business coaching call! Talking to you reminded me why I am following this path. Your advice was so helpful. Thanks for continuing to inspire me to build my staging business.”— Laura Jensen (WI)*Lakeshore Home Staging & Redesign
“I had only listened to the first 3 courses (while commuting to my day job), when I got my first home staging consultation. I felt so well prepared and had them eating out of the palm of my hand using Debra’s tips.
I couldn’t stop smiling at the end and had to resist the urge to skip back to my car, in case the clients were watching from their doorway. Nothing I have ever done has given me such an elated feeling. The Staging Diva Program is amazing!”— Katherine James (ON)*Set Sale and Go Home Staging
“I loved the Business Name Handbook! This wonderful resource provides a wealth of information that went beyond what I expected.
It not just about how to pick a business name that perfectly reflects you, it’s about building your business identity and your future! It even gave me a great idea for what to put on my business card.
This Handbook is so helpful since the first steps of starting a business can seem so daunting. Debra makes everything clear and simple.”— Mary Ann Benoit (AK)*Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
“The Staging Diva audio recordings for the home staging courses provide lots of information. Debra’s discussions with her students are insightful for anyone wanting to own a staging business.
I also like all the additional benefits Staging Diva offers, like reports, web page hosting and a professional looking brochure. The Directory of Home Stagers is a great way to establish a web presence quickly without having to design your own website.”— Shelly Reed (ON)*Fluff it UP!
“Wow! I took the Staging Diva Program and loved it! Debra’s course helped me avoid so many mistakes and really motivated me to get things going.
If I hadn’t taken the program, I would have made this business much more complicated for myself, and I would have never charged what I’m worth.
Staging Diva gave me the courage to go forward with confidence, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to get started on the right track.”— Melanie Bailey (PA)*Melanie Bailey Interiors
“I just didn’t know that there was a business that I could put my creativity and my love for interior design together.
Now that I’ve found Staging Diva, I look forward to charting my own destiny. Every course inspired me to keep going in this direction.
Debra Gould is a Master at Marketing. She’s a true professional with wit and humor and open to share all her success.
Everyone needs a mentor— Debra will be mine. Her energy and confidence are truly inspiring.”
— Carla Savko (CA)*Homes with Pizzazz
“The Staging Diva Program is one of the best investments I ever made. Within days of completing the courses, Debra sent me a great client in my area.
I researched many programs, before choosing Staging Diva.
Debra’s invaluable course recordings and notes cover every detail of the business of home staging, and she’s so inspiring to listen to.”— Jeanette Cataldo (MA)*Cataldo Interiors
“I had no idea when I sold my home that I was actually staging it! After selling the first day over asking, and then helping friends decorate their homes to sell, I realized I could have a home staging career.
But I didn’t know how to make that happen. I needed to get serious and learn as much about staging as possible. That’s where the Staging Diva Program came into play.
Staging Diva is everything I could’ve hoped for and more. It showed me the way to get paid for something I’ve always had a passion for. I’m beyond excited! Thank you Debra for helping me turn my talents into such a great home staging career.”— Carrie McCampbell (WA)*Carrie McCampbell Design
“I researched various home staging courses over the past two years. Most cost thousands of dollars and a time commitment of a week of travel, away from home and family.
I knew my search was complete when I found the Staging Diva. Debra Gould spoke my language. Her realistic approach to staging, along with her approachable style sold me!
I listened to the Staging Diva course recordings on my own time schedule, from the comfort of my home. Debra is an invaluable source of information, education and inspiration.
My goal was to have a job that I loved. The Staging Diva Program gave me the structure and know-how to create a business and make it work. With the program’s help I now have an outlet for my creative juices and a job I love.”— Dolly DeWald (NE)*D3 Dolly Dewald Designs
Enrolling in the Staging Diva Program was one of the best investments I have ever made.
Before I heard of Staging Diva I almost enrolled in a 3-day, hands on class that cost double. I wouldn’t have learned the business side from them. You can know how to stage a home all you want, but knowing how to get paid for your services is the most important part.
By the end of the fifth Staging Diva Course, I had everything completed and in place to start my business.
Thank you Debra for inspiring, motivating, and giving me confidence in the marketing and business-end of home staging.”— Michelle Aleff (MN)*Design 2 Sell
“Learning from someone who has already succeeded as a home stager is an extremely helpful career start.
The Staging Diva Program totally explains the business end of home staging.”— Carol Ysla (IL)*
“The Staging Diva Program provides an organized system to launch my new home staging business.
Debra Gould’s step-by-step guidelines are user friendly and so informative.”— Sheri Gittins (OH)*
“Many thanks for Staging Diva Chronicles!
It’s been so much easier putting out my monthly newsletter with these articles already written for me. “— Donna Dazzo (NY)*Design to Appeal
“The Staging Diva Program, hands down, has given me the answers I need to run my business. My class notes still guide me when I am stuck.
Debra Gould is very knowledgeable about this industry and is willing to teach it. When you have spent enough time with those other courses and you are ready to get to work, call The Staging Diva!”— Fabia MacNair (BC)*Styling Spaces
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“Thanks to Debra Gould and her teachings in the Staging Diva Training Program, I have never given away my home staging services.
From my first client I set my price/value and never looked back. The results home stagers provide should not be undervalued.”— Linda Schleihauf (ON)*The Detailed Home
“Being a licensed Realtor, it took awhile to take the plunge into full-time staging. Staging Diva gave me the knowledge and courage to take that step.
Listening to Debra in the Staging Diva courses was like having tea with a good friend. I’m so excited to be following my dream career and starting each day excited about what the next ‘stage’ will bring.”— Noleen Bester (TX)*NB Designs