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BUSINESS START UP COURSE FOR PROFESSIONAL HOME STAGERS

 

The Business Start Up Course (Comprehensive) is designed for people who want to start your own business. My aim is to give you a really solid foundation in all aspects of home staging.

The course is around 20 hours, which includes 6 hours of videos, exercises and projects.

What's in the course?

This course is made up of seven video-based modules and a project. Each module has a handout with all the information from the video, so you can take notes while you watch. Read the info on each module and FAQs below.

White Room

1:

Introduction to Home Staging

  • How staging appeals to a buyer's mind and heart

  • Statistics that show that staging works

  • What happens if buyers don't stage

  • Is staging the same as interior decorating?

Wall Decor

 2: 

Preparing the Home and Understanding the Principles of Home Staging

  • Approx 20 plus staging principles

  • Discuss Before and Afters

  • How to prepare the house for showings

Camera Books

3: 

Photography

  • Crucial do's and dont's when photographing sale properties

  • Get great photos for your home staging website

Hanging a Nail on the Wall

4:  

Your first project

  • How do you deal with your first project?

  • Invaluable checklist for properties

  • Ideas for sourcing furnishings

  • What's going to happen on the day of installation

Branch in a Glass Jar

5:

Quoting & getting paid

  • What are the best options for getting paid?

  • Which options are higher risk?

  • How much does it actually cost to stage empty rooms?

Writing on Computer

6:

Legal stuff

Admin is part of any business, unfortunately.

  • What are the legal issues?

  • What does your contract with your clients need to say?

  • What legal entity should your business be?

Green Cabinet

7:

Marketing and social media

No business can succeed without marketing.

  • How do you reach clients?

  • What's your business's identity?

  • Where and how should you market?

Beige Home Items

Your final project

Your final project incorporates all your learning. 

If you do it well, you will pass the course and receive a certificate.

Get a clear idea of what the course is all about by watching this 15 minute video
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

     

    Is the course totally online?

    No, the course has a digital and personal component through:

    • Videos

    • Work books

    • Individual contact with me and feedback on your practical exercises and projects 

  • Do I really have to study to become a home stager?

    No, you don’t. You can learn by trial and error. But you will avoid many pitfalls and save yourself a lot of time and money by investing in this course. You’ll get a professional grounding and have the confidence and knowledge to offer your services once you’ve completed your course.

  • Does the course start on a specific date?

    No. You can start the course whenever you want. You can watch the videos at your own pace. Some students like to watch the whole module and then go back over certain key sections. Others watch more slowly, stopping and taking notes as they go along. Do whatever your learning style is.

  • How can I do a project if I don't have any clients?

    You can choose to restyle a room or home from scratch or use the existing furniture. Many students use their own homes as their projects. Some students ask a friend if they can do their house, and a few phone agents and offer to do it for free to build goodwill.
    It doesn’t matter what property you do. The point of the project is to apply what you learn and start working out the costs and time involved so you know what to charge when you get a real project.

  • Is the course certificated?

    Yes, you will get a certificate after you complete the project successfully.

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