20 Reasons to Choose HSR...
We know that it's VERY confusing when deciding
on where to spend your training dollars, so we've created a list of
things that makes the Home Staging Resource (HSR) Certification
program stand-out from our competition. We also have a
quick training review video explaining our training difference,
as well as showing you what our Members Area looks like.
We've seen lots of "fly-by-night" training companies come and go, so
do your research and make sure to contact those who have trained
with the company you are considering joining! Contact any of
our member in our
Directory for a strong recommendation of the
HSR Certified Staging Training!
Another great reason to choose HSR as your trainer of
choice! The Home Staging Resource was the first truly, Accredited Home Staging Training Provider by an
independent, third-party who has audited our training (the
Real Estate Staging Association).
It's about YOUR BUSINESS...not ours
We put our Members first in
everything we do because we want YOU to be successful!
Our "Directory of Stagers" is all over our website in order
to drive clients YOUR way on an ongoing basis. We have
no unhappy clients and our rating with the BBB is
impeccable! Never choose a training provider who
doesn't at least have a directory for their members!
It's not about FLUFF but a FRAMEWORK for success in
BOTH Staging and Redesign!
We offer over THREE WEEKS worth of training materials
We honestly don't know
how you could teach someone to start a successful home
staging and redesign business in less then two weeks!
Other trainers only cover staging or charge separate for
redesign but we cover EVERYTHING from A-Z!
We combine over three weeks worth of
STAGING/REDESIGN "HOW TO".
See Members Area Video.
We PARTNER with our Members by providing CONTINUOUS
EDUCATION & ONGOING SUPPORT
We are your business partner
and support you throughout the course of your membership (one
year). We have a toll free number and email to
contact when you have ANY questions. We also
"check-in" with you throughout the year to provide the
latest news, advice, encouragement and support.
Train from the comfort of YOUR HOME and at YOUR OWN PACE
There is no need for expensive
travel when everything you need to start a successful home
staging business is at your fingertips in our EXTENSIVE
Members Area. Bring us your natural decorating talent
and we'll show you how to start, operate and market a
successful home staging business.
We ARE the #1 MOST trafficked Staging Website on the
Others make this
claim but according to Alexa (www.alexa.com), an
independent traffic ranking company we blow doors on the
competition! Most of our traffic is in the form of
agents, sellers and builders searching our Directory looking
We spend a week teaching you ADVANCED INTERNET MARKETING
ongoing, interactive webinars where Audra Slinkey, a
professional stager, International speaker, published author
and Fortune 500 trainer on advanced Internet research and
marketing, teaches you her secrets to being FOUND online.
We want your clients to find you and call you, NOT you doing
the cold calling!
We FOSTER an environment of sharing, generosity and support
Our Members work
together to enhance the industry and client deliverables
because we believe in uniting the home staging industry.
We have an extensive forum, photos and
area, as well as "Veteran Interviews" and "Tales from the
Trenches" sections in our Members Area where Members learn
and are encouraged by each other.
We provide a Web 2.0, Wordpress WEBSITE for your business
While others may
give you a "web page" on their site littered with their
company information, we know it's CRITICAL for you to stand
alone professionally and beautifully as a business. We
make you look good by giving you a highly search engine
optimized, Wordpress website and blog
that is clean, professional and image conscious.
MATCHING MARKETING MATERIALS for your business
We offer over 25
styles for you to INSTANTLY order business cards, post
cards, letterhead, brochures, "Thank You" cards, magnetic
car signs, etc. We want you to focus on building the
success of your business, not spending hours in
marketing/website creation mode.
We provide over 100 FORMS in Word and
four 10+page "Client
Action Plans," so you are never "REINVENTING the wheel"
There is nothing worse then
staring at a blank piece of paper as you prepare a letter,
sales sheet, process, checklist or Client Action Plan!
We provide you ALL the home staging specific forms, guides and presentational
products you will need for your business and then some.
While others may provide generic, PDF forms at charge or no
forms at all!
We provide the largest MEMBER DISCOUNT list in the Industry
We have over 50
vendors who offer our Members special discounts on their
products and services. Our "Vendor
Connect" program makes it easy for our Members to
develop discounts and relationships with vendors nationwide
because each member represents over 1500 others and has a
direct line to our Vendor Connection program.
We provide a BUSINESS PLAN that WORKS for your business
Similar to a
franchise, we provide a very specific way of operating your
business that works. We provide a platform on which
you can launch your business that makes sense, is simple to
follow and leads to success. No other training
provider gives you this specific frame work on which to
operate. NOTE - We are NOT a franchise, so you have
We provide a MARKETING PLAN that WORKS for your business
We use a
five-step process when it comes to building a marketing plan
that works! Each step is completely detailed in our
Members Training Area and allows you to efficiently and
inexpensively market your business to your target markets.
We even provide sample wording and scripts for you to
Our Members LOVE US & you'll see why when you join
We have over 150
Member testimonials on our website and over 300 more in the
works because we OVER DELIVER and EXCEED EXPECTATIONS.
Don't take our word for it, contact any one of our Members
We represent over 2000 Home Staging Professionals with a
RETENTION/SUCCESS rate of over 80%!
Our Membership of
home staging and redesign professionals is growing daily, as
well as renewing yearly! For every 10 people who
graduate from our program, 8 will renew their membership at
the year mark! That is an amazing success and
retention rate! We stand by our Members success!
We've "THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING" so you can focus on one
thing...your business goals
We interview each
and every Member to make sure we are delivering EVERYTHING
they need for their business and the majority proclaim that
"HSR has thought of everything!"
see is what you get...if you like the front of our website,
then you'll LOVE the Members Area
There are tons of
"quick and dirty" staging training websites and e-books
cropping up, so BUYER BEWARE! Usually if the website
looks unprofessional/homemade the materials will be the
same, so be very critical of what you see as not all
training providers are the same!
We provide a 300+ page Training Manual for you priority
Manual works in conjunction with our online Members Training
Area to provide you the MOST extensive training in the
industry. Our "Marketing Section" is over 40 pages
We provide VIDEO LINKS & Tools for you to educate your
We are firm
believers in "permission marketing" where if you want
something from a client ie time, then give them something of
value in return. We do this for you by providing video
presentation links for you to send to prospects to educate
them on a Staging Days and/or Transformations. We are
in a VISUAL industry, so these tools work!
We provide EVERYTHING at ONE LOW TRAINING PRICE
We position your
business for success by providing everything you'll need, at
one low cost. Other training programs nickel and dime you by
charging extra for each form, to be in their directory,
Association or even take part in their Forum! We
provide ALL of the above and more for under $1440! If
you don't need a website/marketing materials it's less then
$1000, so go to our training
purchase page to get the full details...
You will LOVE this industry! In the over 2000
professional home stagers and redesigners that I have personally mentored I
have never heard any regrets about entering this industry.
Overwhelmingly, people are excited about following a
life-long passion into a career that is both rewarding and
Make no mistake, it's hard work starting a business, but
that's what we are here for...to walk with you every step of
The Mission of Home Staging Resource
is to add credibility and integrity to the home staging industry by offering the
most comprehensive, self-paced,
Certification staging training
available to Professional Home Stagers.
Why Our Members Chose Us...
Superb! Outstanding! Those are just a few words that
describe the training provided by HSR. As a former Franchise
Business Coach, I cannot begin to tell you how effective,
concise, and easy to follow your program is. You truly
provide everything a new business owner needs in order to
succeed in this business. The wide range of resources such
as an array of customizable forms, great marketing tips &
materials, and in-depth design modules on "how-to" properly
stage a home, is invaluable. The customer service provided
by your staff and your informational yet entertaining
webinars also play a vital role in our success. I have
already begun recommending HSR to several people! Thank you
for providing such a wonderful program!
Transcending Homes by Design
cannot put into words how passionate I am about this new
career path for me. Thank you for helping make my dream
booming and I just completed my first vacant home staging!
They found me on the internet! Thanks so much for the great
marketing styles and materials-- they are so professional
and attractive! I also have received many compliments on
our website. I've been told it's beautiful, user-friendly,
and again-- very professional.
for all you do to help us be successful!
could never have done as much as we have without your
materials, guidance, and encouragement. It's wonderful to go
forward in your footsteps.
Calhoun -Gloria Home Staging
everything superbly! The training, the forms so I didn't
have to reinvent the wheel, the website, online sessions. I
don't know what more you could do. I would definitely
recommend the course to anyone who would like to do staging
with the highest praise.
HSR considers you a professional at the onset. It
anticipates almost every situation and question and provides
avenues for additional solutions. The comfort level is very
high. I did a fair amount of research before choosing HSR
and I felt it sincerely wished to give the best training on
the internet. HSR was a resource I would have chosen if I
were seeking a home stager. It credibility and reliability
is reflected in its style and presentation.
One of your
best features is being able to reach you and having the
opportunity to talk live on the computer. The other great
aspect is your reassurance that it doesn't have to be done
in any particular time frame and that we are encouraged to
go through the process at our own pace. If you didn't have
this I might have put even more pressure on myself and made
some decisions that I wasn't ready to, therefore creating
mistakes. I would highly recommend HSR to anyone who is
interesting in joining this field. I feel that even though
this has taken me longer than three weeks I have in essence
saved myself a lot of time from not learning the hard way or
trying to reinvent the wheel. That alone makes it worth
signing up for the program.
Training program has been AMAZING! This company has thought
of everything. The organization of all the materials that
you need are at your fingertips to use! I feel very well
educated not only as professional Home Stager, but as a
business owner. I highly recommend getting certified via
Staging Resource was a tough decision - but it turned out to
be a brilliant one! I had gone to the website many times
trying to decide and on a whim, decided to take the plunge.
My business was up and going within a month because of what
I learned not to mention the materials HSR provided. I
received a call/lead from the HSR directory the very first
week. I put a deposit down on office space not because
the money is rolling in but because of the confidence and
knowledge that HSR gave me. Thank you!
out among what other sites had to offer. Most sites offered
a 1 or 2 day program, if you compare that to HSR's 21 day
program there is no contest. I also liked the professional
attitude and desire by HSR to bring professional credibility
to the Home Staging profession.
made the leap to an $1800 dollar 3-day seminar (I'm sure
you know which one), and decided to do some more research. Once
we did, we found you and had what we were looking for
(knowledge, info, forms, continuing education, marketing
materials, and taste). The appearance of your work and
website was much more up-to-date and professional!
I also like
your directory, I received a call the day after I signed up
from an agent in my area who had a vacant home he needed
today downloading and reviewing all the materials on the HSR
site. I think I've gone through a ream of paper so far.
With every page I review I think "this is what I do or use
or envisioned" AND "I wish HSR was
I started my business"! I worked for 3 months straight
preparing the infrastructure of my business in the winter of
2001 so that I could launch with a professional face.
You've thought of everything, and more, than I did.
Boettcher, 7 Year Staging Veteran