HSR Certified Member Success Stories
Audra Slinkey, President of Home
Our HSR Certified Member's have the highest business success rate of any other training company because
they are given a specific business and marketing model that works!
There is A LOT to know when you enter into this industry,
so investing in yourself first by going through
training is critical!
The first thing I do when
someone starts our program is interview them, so it's very
fun years (or even months) later comparing how they met
their original business goals! I love how these
members have taken their past experiences, overcome the "new
business" odds and created thriving, successful businesses
doing what they love!
Everyone has a story to
share...what will be yours?
Three Secrets to Home
Kristine Ginsberg of Elite Staging and
Redesign is a force to be reckoned with!
Home staging in Morris and Essex County of
New Jersey, she works tirelessly at
transforming homes. In fact, Kristine
tells me she has a staging job every day of
next week she is so busy! "Business
is booming and I couldn't be more happy
about it!" she says. "When you
do what you love, you don't feel like you're
very clear that staging and redesign is what
Kristine was always meant to do but her
journey getting to here was not always easy.
See her success story...
Home Transformation Nets
Client 100K More!
Donna Dazzo of Designed to Appeal was
recently featured in a New York Times
Magazine article, "Ruthless
Came the Stager". Donna has been
staging New York City and the Hamptons homes for years
and this particular home that she staged
recently went under contact for over
$100,000 OVER asking price!
I stated in
month's newsletter that the
real estate trend is turning, so that
staging works to sell homes for more money
(like in 2000-2006) rather then just helping
to sell at all. I'm hearing more
stories like Donna's from home stagers all
over the country saying that the homes they
staged sold for more than asking price.
Now is the best time to stage because it
becomes a potential financial "windfall" for
the clients and makes the agent look
See her success story...
Successful Denver HSR
Member Gives Six Steps to Success...
Rhonda Sageser, a
Denver home stager of
Design Staging Solutions has had an
amazing journey building her business in the
last year! In her interview, I outline
a few keys to her success that I think is
important to follow as a stager and
Here is her story and
HSR Training Can
Take Your Business in Many Different Directions!
Lisa Ryan, a
home stager in Liverpool, NY is a
classic entrepreneur who knows how to adapt
and flex her business to the changing
economy, trends and needs of her clients.
Lisa's passion and drive allowed her to
complete our program within three weeks and
within seven months she was already hiring
another stager to help her with the amount
of work she was getting!
See her success story...
and Karen Scranton of
Show Ready Home Staging in North Texas,
transforms a client's dining room for a
Christmas dinner and party to remember!
See their success story...
HSR Graduate Earns Over Six
Figures a Year Staging!
Robyn Guinn of StageAZ is a six+
figure earner in our industry, has been
featured on HGTV and has an incredible
talent with vacant and model homes!
When I met Robyn three years ago, she had a
dream of following her passion enough to be
able to quit her full-time job:
See her success story...
First Staging Job, Sold
in One Day!
In one of the most
amazing staging transformations I have ever seen, Linda
Shepherd of Buyers Desire Home Staging works wonders in her
first staged home! She had to work with a pink,
brocade couch and oversize "dragon mirror"!
See her transformation...
Member Has Instant Success
The very first day my website was
online I received a call from a realtor who had seen it. From
that call I received my first staging job which went so well that
the owner paid me extra because he was so pleased with the
transformation of his home!
See her encouraging story...
Veteran Stager Gives Feedback About HSR!
"If anyone is
standing on the other side of the HSR "members area" like I
was, and is wondering if it is really worth it to step to
the other side? Could there be so much more to learn?
Is this the right course to invest in?.... Just like my
clients make more money and in a shorter amount of time by
using me to stage their homes...I think HSR trained stagers
reap those same benefits from their training. Jump on in.
This is it!!! "
Her Business in a Down Economy has Paid Off!
When Lydia first
joined HSR she told me that she has a graphics background
and MBA in Marketing and is excited to finally fulfill her
lifelong passion in design. She was concerned about
starting her business in a "down economy" but now talks
about how it has "paid off!" A year later she has
exceeded her business goals in one of the most competitive
areas in the country...
Staging Resource Graduates Named As Finalists for Real Estate
Staging Association Awards!
HSR is so proud
of Birgit Anich & Luci Terhune (North Region), Max Ruthven & Cyndee
Long (South Region), and Linda Turner (West Region) who were
recognized and honored for their amazing work as stagers by
the Real Estate Staging Association.
See the full story...
Survivor Follows Her Lifelong Dream of Design With Huge
remember when Karen Honore of
Staging on a Budget first joined the HSR program almost
two year ago, because when I interviewed her, she said
"After being diagnosed almost 2 years ago with breast
cancer, it was a wake up call that life is fragile and I
vowed to live with no regrets!" Her perseverance,
generosity and plain "gutsiness" has helped her build a
fantastic staging business and I think you're going to LOVE
Organizer Adds Staging
Organized by Design, joined HSR
the moment we became the first
Accredited Training Company through the
Real Estate Staging Association.
Sherrie uniquely combined her
Real Estate and Organizational background with home staging
for a winning combination...
Mother of Six Kids Becomes
Vacant Staging Guru
I get the
question "can I do this with kids" a lot and the answer is a
Only two months
into her business and Amy Anderson is already handling
several vacant homes due to her furniture store partnerships
and the Vacant Staging training
she received from the Home Staging Resource!
Can you have a
full time job or kids AND start a staging business?
Here is a wonderful story of an HSR
Member who did just that...
Staging for Home
Builders and Model Homes
Year two is treating me better than what
I imagined! I have been so surprised at
the jobs that I have done. I mostly stage
for builders that have model homes. I also
have had the privilege of doing design
consultation for a local builder which I had
no idea when I started this business that I
would get involved with!
See her full story...
Staging and Selling
for "Out of Town" Owners
The house is in Del Mar, but the owner
lives in Northern California and had cleaned up the house
after her Mom passed away.
It has been for sale for 6 months and had
two offers from "flippers" offering $100k
less than the asking price. I completed a
Staging Report for her and she decided to go
ahead and stage the home. Sure enough,
the home just went into escrow not even two
weeks after staging!
See her full story...
to Their Services
Prior to joining HSR, Lulu graduated
with a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and had been
practicing residential interior design for over 10 years.
She's added staging to her services and has watched her
business grow over 90%!
See her full
Staging and Redesign
for Retail and Commercial Spaces
Tammy Benson of Finishes by Design
launched her business with a bang by giving generously of
her design talents and getting lots of business in return!
Her retail space transformation alone shows her
See her full story...
Staging with Feng
When Audra and I were first discussing
creating the Feng Shui
training module, we both had interesting stories
pertaining to "traditional Feng Shui" solutions - how it challenges staging and
good design... "Good Feng Shui" and "Good Staging" are
common sense based!
See her full
What Will Your Story Be?
The Mission of Home Staging Resource
is to add integrity to the home staging industry by offering the
21 Day HSR
Certification staging program available to Professional Home
Stagers. By doing this, we ensure high quality, result oriented
partnerships between our HSR Certified Stagers and their Realtor and Home
Seller clients in the marketing and preparation of homes for sale otherwise
known as "staging".
21-Day Training Video
Is Home Staging for You Video?
Anatomy of a Staging Day Video
12 Rules of Home Staging Video
HSR was the first and one of the only Accredited staging and redesign training programs! The Real
Estate Staging Association (RESA), has thoroughly reviewed and Accredited our
training materials and found that it exceeds their stringent,
Critical Considerations of Goal Setting in 2013
Tips for Success as a Home Stager
Steps Advanced Training on YouTube Marketing
Steps Advanced Training on Realtor Connections
Secrets to Home Staging Success
NY Home Sells for 100K OVER Asking!
Hands-On Staging Mentor Training Available!
HSR Gets A Face Lift!
Staged and Sold in 1 Day
Job Outlook - The "Economy-Proof" Industry!
Social Networking Website for Home Stagers
HSR Graduates Home
Featured on HGTV
"Insist" On Professional Staging!
Find a Home Stager
Become a Home Stager
Home Staging Defined
Home Staging FAQS
Free Home Staging Tools
Free Realtor Tools
Before & After Photos
Home Staging Statistics
Home Staging Newsletter
After an extensive search and lots of research
for the right online training program for Home Stagers and Interior Redesigners,
I decided to go with Audra Slinkey's Home Staging Resource Program. I was very
satisfied with her training materials and the fact that not only does she teach
you how to properly stage a home but she went in depth on the "How to create a
successful business in Home Staging". The course was easy to read and included
weekly Conference calls which really helped with getting questions answered in
relation to the online training. Audra even attended one of our ASHSR staging
chapter meetings and I had the pleasure to meet her in person and I immensely
enjoyed being able to pick her brain!
Audra is very professional, approachable and knowledgeable when it comes to
helping others achieve their dreams of starting their own businesses. Audra even
goes a step further and provides ongoing training and shares the newest and best
information and trends! I highly recommend choosing HSR as your start to a
successful and fun Home Staging Career!
Ischgebibbel Home Staging
The HSR Training program is the best! Your
program is so straight to the point, you have made it so simple for us. I
recommend Home Staging Resource for anyone who is interested in this field of
home staging/redesign – there is no better training program!
Life Is A Stage
Hi Audra..... I am loving your program!!!!
I am in the process of earning my HSR certification and am enjoying every
minute of it!
In researching other training programs, I kept coming back to the HSR
website and could not be more pleased with my decision. Audra provides
information that is current and well organized, along with providing all the
necessary tools for becoming a truly professional entrepreneur. Thanks to
your program, I look forward to continued learning- and a long lasting and
rewarding career in the home staging and re-design industry. Thank you so
Becoming a member of the
HSR Certified Program was a great decision for me. The organized, concise
system allowed this busy Mom of three to easily work through setting up my
Business. Audra really has not only thought of everything, but provides so
much knowledge and information, that she really does prepare HSR members to
get off to the best start possible. And, it is so reassuring knowing that
she and the HSR staff are still there to help and offer guidance as we
embark on this wonderful journey of owning a successful Homestaging
Business. Truly a great experience!"
Staging Spaces of NWA
You are amazing! I am so happy I chose Home Staging Resource for my
training. You helped me realize what seemed like an impossible dream. From
the moment I logged into the member area, I really started to believe "I can
do this!" Every time my confidence (with that pesky little voice) starts to
falter, I just go to your website and I can immediately override that voice
with the one that tells me this is my dream and it is going to happen.
Everything about your company -- from your encouraging tone, to the wealth
of really helpful resources (the forms! I am so grateful for the forms!) to
the step-by-step instructions, tells me what a generous woman you are. You
genuinely want us to succeed. Do you know how rare that really is?
I feel a clarity and excitement about my path I have not felt in a very long
time. Thank you Audra Slinkey!
Susan Lindsey McCabe
I knew I
made a good choice when I chose your program but I just had
to tell you again. My mind is constantly cluttered with all
the forms and packages I keep telling myself I need to put
together. I am so thrilled to see you truly have thought of
everything. I keep downloading your forms and checking off
my own to do list! Every form I've told myself I needed
I've found within your program. You are a fantastic
resource. Thanks for everything...
After researching a number of different staging training sites, I decided to join Home Staging Resource. This training is by far the most comprehensive offered. Not only does it give you practical advice on staging homes, but the
in depth business training in invaluable. The program is laid out in such a way
that even a novice business owner can navigate their way through without
difficulty. I would highly recommend the HSR Training Program for anyone
interested in opening a business staging homes. The cost associated
with this training is very reasonable especially in light of the marketing
materials and advice that is offered with the membership.
Theresa M. Hood
Staged Elegance, LLC