Home Staging Resource Member Testimonials
I know it's hard navigating the many choices for home staging training available. We have tried to help you by creating an informational video, Member FAQ, 20 Reasons We Are the Best and Testimonial pages, so that you know exactly what you're getting into when you join HSR.
With over 2000 professional home staging and redesign members (and growing), we have not had a single unsatisfied customer! I take great pride and joy in working with each member throughout the training process to accomplish their business goals. As you will see from the many testimonials below, we have a lot of fun, LOVE THIS INDUSTRY and so will you! Hope to see you come aboard!
Audra Slinkey is the creator of the Home Staging Resource, as well as the principle trainer. Audra is a Fortune 500 corporate trainer, international speaker, published author and personal business mentor to over 2000 small businesses! An expert at staging and internet marketing, the combination serves HSR graduates well. Her passion is staging, training, research and mothering two young boys.
I just wanted to say Thank you for offering such
a wonderful program. I have learned so much and the
live training sessions are so wonderful. I am so
excited about my business and this course have given
me the tools to get it up and going in an organized
manner. Without this program, I honestly don't know
if I would have followed my dream. I have read many
books and taken other courses and they all left me
with so many unanswered questions. Your training has
put me on the right path and I honestly cannot thank
you enough. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who is
considering starting their own staging business. It
is worth every penny. You are awesome!!!!
Chrissie Sutherl and Ready Set Stage
Wow! What a phenomenal program HSR has to offer! All of the learning materials and everything set up step-by-step to follow at your convenience. I truly feel that taking the HSR program has given me the best foundation possible to be a successful business women. With all of the support of HSR, on going partnerships being built and gorgeous marketing materials it now is easy for me to just start putting my name out there and making contacts. With in two weeks of finishing the program I have already staged my first vacant property and will be attending the Realtor luncheon scheduled for next week. Having the opportunity to meet other Realtors and showcase my work couldn't be better and I am so proud to be able to give them my business cards and handouts that are beautiful thanks to HSR.
Joining Home 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!
Thanks so much Audra! The training I received from HSR was so complete that I now feel ready to take on the challenges of my new career!
I had researched other companies and thought I knew the scope of education I was looking for, but with Home Staging Resource I learned valuable things that I couldn't have imagined I needed for my business. I believe if I had chosen a different training program I would have really missed out on the extensive information and company wide support that HSR offers. You have promoted a welcoming, friendly environment of sharing and I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the Home Staging Resource!
When I started the process of choosing a Home Staging Certification program I researched everything! After narrowing it down to two programs, I sent emails to some of the members. Within 24 hours I knew I had made my decision and I have not been disappointed since. Your training provides REAL tools to be successful in this business. The materials are clear and easy to understand, your conference sessions are great and your enthusiasm is catching. I received my marketing materials in the mail last week and they are beautiful. I am so excited to be starting this new venture in my life, THANK YOU.
This is an Amazing Program! I got my Realtor License years ago and I wish they had had such a comprehensive and informative guide in the start up of being a new business owner! As a stager I knew what I wanted to do I just didn't have the tools or the knowledge to get there. HSR gave me the plan-a detailed list- to get it done so I could focus on doing the job I love... The Action Plans and form information is priceless! It put everything I thought I wanted to say to my customers in a form for me so I didn't have to spend days forming it. It was already done!
Your training program is awesome. As a mother of 4 & 3, we needed a program that would allow us to go at our own pace. We ordered our material right after the holidays and completed the training by the end of January. Our business is building and to date we have staged two homes and two redesigns. Currently we are in the planning process of two redesigns. All of your marketing information has been very instrumental in getting our name out in the DFW area. It is comforting to know that we have Home Staging Resources behind us to guide us through our business. Thanks for continually keeping us up to date on the new home staging trends.
Erika Grizzaffi and Rhonda
Your HSR Training is perfect for an artist such as I who has always felt inadequate with the business side of work. I've known that those skills with a creative talent could open jobs that paid better, but I did not even know where to begin to learn or apply them. I have seen this dilemma with a lot of artists over the years. The HSR program truly speaks to people who think like myself. I have learn so much with your easy, step by step manual and website tools. My gained knowledge will be life changing! Thanks so much!
After doing some research in Home Staging courses, I found the HSR training program and I cannot be more happy. This training program provided me with all the support, training and communication that I was looking for in a program. It turned out to be one of the most complete and informative online training programs I have come across. It has not only provided me with an in depth knowledge on home staging but has also expedited the start of my business with the pre-made forms, marketing tools and strategies. I am now ready to start my own business (which I didn't believe was possible at first) in just 1 month. I cannot thank you, Audra, enough on this awesome training program with the marketing solutions. I can honestly say, "I got what I paid for" and I am very excited to finally do what I passionately love and enjoy. Thank you again Audra, it was well worth it for me and I'm sure it will be for anyone else who decides to choose HSR as their training program.
As with any new business the initial start-up period can be somewhat daunting. However, through HSR training we were given numerous resources including on demand videos, conference calls, and published materials which provided us with an extensive background of what this business entails.
My experience with HSR has been awesome! I can truly say that training with HSR was one of the best choices I have ever made. Not only have you provided me with the tools, guidance and support needed to become a successful business woman, but you have helped me to start living my dream and passion! I would highly recommend Home Staging Resource to anyone who has interest in Home Staging. Keep up the great work HSR and thank you!
WOW! I have just been blown away by all of the support, information, personal training, and abundance of pre-made forms that the HSR training comes with. It is literally a complete business that is so simple to establish. Having owned a business before I know first hand how long it took just to create all the forms I needed to get my business up and running and you have really taken that task and removed it so that I could concentrate on the training and marketing (which you have also made simple). I haven't even finished my training yet, and I am already working! I can't wait to see my website. I would recommend this training to anyone who wants to get into the home staging business- well unless they would be my competition... : ) THANK YOU HSR!
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know how impressed I am with all the work you've put into the HSR. As a previous business owner I know how extremely time consuming and frustrating starting a new business can be. That's an understatement! It is SUCH a relief as I start this new venture to have HSR's support. You truly have done the majority of the leg work. Speaking from previous experience it probably would have taken me twice as long to get this business up and running. The money I've invested is well worth it and I have all the confidence in the world that my business will succeed. Thanks again!
"I am so impressed by the HSR training process. It turned my business around. Literally, a week before signing up for the package, I was ready to let the business go due to the fact that I really felt lost in many areas. I have in the past month learned and applied the information I got towards my business and it has paid off. I have been able to have an exact plan for the consultations and appt. with realtors and I have received many e-mails responding to the e-mails that I have sent out. I have had several comments from Realtors who are now using me as a part of their service that my website and letterhead and cards look very professional. They were impressed to say the least. The tips and tricks that you have given are all ways that my business has improved. Thank you for all of the effort you have put in for me and everyone out there. I will forever be appreciative of all of your help in making Stage It Today successful!"
Letitia Granum, MN
I was completely impressed by the professionalism and the intensity of the program. You didn't miss a thing. I'm almost ready to submit my information for the web-site and am ready to go and am more confident than if I hadn't take the course! Thanks again for a great program.
I have been exploring the Home Staging industry classes for sometime now. I decided on the HSR without regrets. The program is both informative and well structured. It also has been a great time-saver for me. HSR has been consistent with regards to communication, in a timely manner.
HSR is highly recommended by me.
After extensive research, I have joined the HSR Family. The personal contact with the leadership staff and business support teams are unbelievable. Business Building is a tough job from the start but HSR takes the Tough right out of the equation.
"I must tell you that the business forms in Week 2 are amazing! I know that to create all of these forms from scratch would have taken me months to prepare. Your training has enabled me to download all of the forms needed in just one day! Thank you so much for providing such valuable tools and resources needed to get my new business up and running. I feel more confident going in to my first client consultation after reading the "Guide to a Successful Consultation". I feel prepared and well informed about the market, the benefits of home staging and what specific service models I will be selling. This has freed up my time to work on the part I really love, designing the look and feel of my business, creating beautiful home interiors and "shopping"!"
Jennifer Opie, PA
"The training was awesome!...I'm so happy with your training materials and knowledge...I'm so glad I found your site! Oh, I rec'd my cards and letterhead. LOVE THEM!! I feel so professional now! "
Four busy months later...
"Regarding your question on how I'm getting my clients... I ask EVERYONE how they find me. INTERNET!! Everyone (mostly) has said they did a search for Home Stagers and my web site comes up first. Gotta love it! I wish there were more of us (from HSR) in this area!! Thanks for all your help!! You have really given me more than you know. I love where my career has taken me, and it's only there because of me stumbling across your web site!"
Amber Hawkins, CA
If you are considering a career in staging, taking Audra's certification course is a must! In addition to creating a professional website, this course will make sure you dont miss any important steps needed to market yourself and set your business up correctly. It is a small investment for getting your business up and going and for establishing the confidence you need to have to sell yourself. Thank you Audra!
"I am SO excited. I can not tell you how impressed I am with your company! I have been an entrepreneur for 17 years and have never come across anything like Home Staging Resource. I will definitely be your BIGGEST fan."
Elayne Forgie, FL
When I am looking for a business opportunity I want to go with the best. I did a lot of research on the web about Home Staging and Home Staging Resource had the most comprehensive program. HSR stood 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.
Sarah Hart, CA
"I am so glad I made the decision to go with the Home Staging Resource for my business training. It has been the missing link to my busines... your business has been a Godsend to mine! It has taken the anxiety out little by little and gives me more confidence."
Tina Walker, MI
"I learned more about business development in that one hour than I have in many years of corporate experience!"
Debbie Bier, FL
"I have built my site and you have made me look so professional - I almost think I can make a go of this business. If I don't it is not because of anything on your part. How exhilarating it is to know you want my business to be a success almost as much as I do!"
Judith Weikel, FL
"Your training was
fabulous. I have sales experience (18 years) but needed the start-up
structure to start a home staging business. You go into great
detail. The calendar was very helpful for this. Also, all the forms
are excellent!!!! I needed some guidelines for the staging and you
have also made me very confident to go to a house and go over --the
plan, the forms, the feel home formula, and a quick transformation.
The printed materials are so professional and beautiful. I have had
people look at the business card--it is so much fun to watch their
face. Their eyes get big, say "WOW", and feel the surface. What a
great reaction. I can't believe the website. It is gorgeous. Your
staff is great. Also, I am impressed with your timing on
everything--when you say that you will do something at a certain
time, it is done!! I can't think of one thing at this time
that you could do better in the training. The videos, and the live
training were very helpful. I would recommend your company to
Diane Lunceford, TX
"I thought the training was very professional, and you were well organized. There was a lot of information on marketing! It exceeded my expectations. You were so generous with your marketing tips. I have been VERY impressed with the amount of materials, and the content. I would rate you a 10! I have already told a lot of people about the website - I can't say enough. Keep up the good work!!! I don't see any way you could have improved this web training for week 2. I feel empowered now. Before this training I wasn't sure how to get started advertising. Now I feel like I have plenty of avenues to choose from to get going!
Sharon Moran, SC
"I am so glad after doing research on internet classes for staging that I made the absolute right choice! I can't wait to finish my portfolio and get to work. My sincere thanks for your outstanding guidance."
Gail Wallace, WA
"I just signed up as a Gold HSR Certified Member and the next day I received a telephone call from a Realtor off of your Directory who has 3 homes for me to stage next week!"
Suzanne Kreml, CA
I am so grateful for YOU! I just viewed my site you made for me and I could have cried. Girl, You know what your doing! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR MAKING MY DREAMS POSSIBLE!
Kandi Tackett, NC
"I love your program, because it is so concise and makes you think of things that normally get overlooked. Yes, I know how to stage and redesign, but the business aspect is what I needed help with. Thank you so much for everything!"
Dawn Tisdale, LA
"While doing my research for Home Staging, I came across your website, saved it as a favorite, reviewed others and just kept coming back to yours to compare. You by far offered the best value for the best price! Your information has been invaluable to me these past three weeks. I am so impressed with your company I have already referred it to a relative who lives in Portland."
Marcia Brown, WI
"This has proven to be a fascinating venture and I am so glad I chose HSR. Your support, follow-up, web content, learning materials, are all so professional and easy to use as a reference guide. I have learned a vast amount of information and that has in turn given me a level of self- confidence I never thought I could have in a new profession."
Carol Ellis, VA
I LOVE THE WEB SITE YOU BUILT FOR ME!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!! THANK YOU. I am so glad that I found you and your web site. You have given me more information and education that is allowing me to build a firm foundation for my business. I had another call yesterday from a gentleman who found me on your Directory and I have an appointment with him on Thursday....I should tell you that I know NOTHING about marketing but since I have your products to work with I am now giving marketing advice to friends, family and realtors. Yeah me!
Thank you again for making my work day a pure pleasure!
Sue Guidry, TX after seeing her website we built
I certainly appreciate the orderly manner in which you approach everything. Everything I have thought of you beat me to it. Boy am I glad! Like you say, I won't have to reinvent the wheel.
Kristina Walker, MI
"I did receive your email and have already printed the document. I am very excited and impressed with its content and detail!"
Quilla Perkins, WA
I am following your recommendations and training to the letter. You've really got a good thing gong here and I am thrilled to be part of it!
Elayne Forgie, FL
"Your products have more than paid for themselves TODAY (first week). I just got another call to stage a ranch house to sell or maybe to stay!!! Then I received a call from an investor in Riverside, California. He found me on YOUR DIRECTORY!"
Sue Guidry, TX
"I have owned my own design firm since 1983 doing both residential and commercial design, as well as model home merchandising for national homebuilders. I took your certification program so that we could offer this additional service to our clients. I am happy to say that I have been more than pleased with the professional quality of our web site and printed marketing materials which we have received from HSR. And the templates for your many forms have been sooo helpful in knowing how to set up this part of the business. Additionally, I received great phone support from Scott Hagen in your member service department. He was always available to answer any and all questions that we had. I would recommend your certification program to anyone who was considering staging training options. Thank you again for what has been a very positive learning experience!"
Jeannene Edwards, CA
The entire training package has been nothing short of fantastic. The information covered is extensive and the inside tips on your website are invaluable as are the many downloadable forms available to get my staging business off to a great start. I look forward to completing the teleconferences and am sure that with all the great training and tools you have given me it will result in a profitable and thoroughly enjoyable home staging business!
Thank you once again!
"The comprehensive training program provided by HSR taught us the mechanics of how to start a business, the importance of marketing, and it kept us focused on completing the tasks necessary to establish our new home staging company. We also took advantage of the marketing package, which is awesome! The brochures, business cards, and letterhead are of great quality and very professional looking, and the opportunity to easily create a web site was important to us. Overall, we were very pleased with the HSR program, and can't wait to begin staging!"
The HSR program is superb in preparing one for a great new career. The hardest part of any business is self-promotion and confidence. The HSR program supplies so much information, forms and internet connections that you are not only learning a business but are building up confidence. Today I am confident, the HSR course has prepared me to address the needs and wants of both the sellers and the real estate agents and I know how to respondto any of their questions and I have been given the information to back up my answers. I am looking forward to a long, fun and prosperous future with HSR As my support team. Thanks for a fabulous training and confidence builder.
I was very impressed that when I first emailed for information on the HSR website, you immediately had me download the training overview which gave me a synopsis of the training program. I also received email newsletters and updates.
When I called with questions about the training, I was warmly received and my questions were answered. I then felt comfortable about signing up for training.
I could participate at my own pace at my own place. There was a wealth of materials and advice from veteran home stagers that I could use at my disposal. The webinars were especially helpful.
After spending lots of time reviewing other training programs, I am very glad I chose Home Staging Resource to get certified because it gives me a professional edge over my competitors. Traveling to another location and taking a 3-day class was not an option for me. Home Staging Resource is the best investment I made to jump-start my home staging and redesign business in only a month's time! I have already received phone calls. It was money well spent and I would recommend HSR to anyone interested in the home staging and redesign field.
The training process was so well organized and went so far beyond my expectations I can hardly put it into words. To think I nearly sent my check into a competitors program! The fact that I could do this at my own pace was hugely important. But even more than that, the fact that the material was so comprehensive and varied and interesting made me not only feel super excited about my career, but also provided me with the assurance that I would truly have the skills to make it happen. In addition, the forms were absolutely invaluable and time-saving! The PowerPoint trainings by Audra were wonderful. Her relaxed style mixed with her knowledge and professionalism really made the experience valuable. The manual was very extensive and a fantastic resource.
Susan Lindsey McCabe
The HSR 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 HSR!
I was really impressed at the way you market your company and that you are geared towards teaching people how to have a successful business in this field and not so much trying to teach people how to be a decorator. I feel like you either "have it" or you don't so my goal is to learn how to create a name and business. I had originally contacted a large competitor of yours. I had a couple of simple questions that I had sent a e-mail request but after subsequent e-mails and a month for them to respond I decided to see what else was out there. I'm glad I did because so far I have been very impressed and you have exceeded my expectations.
I liked the marketing materials, the cost, the professional agenda through the training. Seems you guys care about my success over the other companies.
I chose Home Staging Resource because after researching several different companies HSR offered the most information and resources for the money. The money you save on business cards, postcards, letterhead and a website is almost worth the fee alone!
The Mission of Home Staging Resource is to add integrity to the home staging industry by offering the most comprehensive 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". We do this so that "every home may be staged" and marketed to it's fullest potential!
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