A word from the Creator of Home Staging: Barb Schwarz
You may ask yourself, “Why would I need or want to Stage® my home with an ASP® or ASPM®?”
“What is an ASP or ASPM anyway?” and “Can’t anyone Stage a home professionally?”
It is interesting to see how many people have started to call themselves Stagers out in the world today. Basically they have just proclaimed themselves as Stagers. After teaching the concept of Home Staging across the country since 1985 and after Staging 2,000 homes myself since 1972 I have begun to see self-proclaimed Stagers appear who have no training or Home Staging experience at all. These people have not studied how to Stage Homes… they just heard about the idea and began to call themselves Stagers.
As in any industry it is so important that training and professionalism be the norm, not the exception. This is what we are all about at Stagedhomes.com and also our International Association of Home Staging Professionals Association, www.iahsp.com.
At Stagedhomes.com we provide the most detailed and finest Staging training in the Staging industry today. Our Designations of ASP or ASPM mean “Accredited Staging Professionals” or “Accredited Staging Professional Masters”. In other words our graduates are accredited and are thoroughly trained to Stage Homes as Staging was intended to be done. This is what the public can now count on, ASP’s and ASPM’s have invested a great deal of time, talent, and financial investment to become Accredited Staging Professionals. The ASP/ASPM Designation now sets the standard and is the benchmark of excellence and training in the Staging Industry I am privileged to have first started in 1972!
ASP’s and ASPM’s have the guidelines, skills, talent, and knowledge to be able to serve the client creatively in the best way possible and at the most reasonable cost. ASP’s and ASPM’s follow a professional code of ethics and have set policies, as standards of excellence to follow, as they serve their clients.
As the woman who actually invented Staging and created the Staging movement and industry I feel it is crucial for the homeowner, the buyer and the Realtor® to make sure that the Staging is being done and performed by a ASP/ASPM Stager who has been professionally trained. When you list your home for sale, list it with an ASP Realtor and then have it professionally Staged by an ASP/ASPM Stager and you will be served in the highest way possible to help ensure you receive top dollar for your home in the most reasonable amount of time.
I hope this helps you know more about why you should always work with an ASP Realtor or ASP/ASPM Stager. The proof is in the training and the education our ASP’s/ASPM’s have and in the quality of work our people do for you!