CSP International™ is an educational destination for staging entrepreneurs. We provide outstanding, comprehensive, stellar curriculum, award winning “in field” instructors, fast track business tools and beyond the classroom support. We are unique in the approach of teaching staging as a business vs a job through on-going education and certifications in niche markets to expand service bases and increase income streams. Our main focus has been (and continues to be) as an incubator for the betterment of staging education and experience everywhere, providing a stronger, more highly skilled, respected staging professional who will be acknowledged as a valued contributor in this fast growing industry The strengths of the foundational program are:
- Teaching sound, practical business processes
- Teaching staging as a process
- Trainers vast experience in the field and business
- Credible examinations that make accreditation meaningful
- Very efficient support staff
- After graduation mentorship
- Opportunity for continuing education
- Priceless Hands on practical experience.
A recent graduated said: “As the owner of one of the nation’s top 5 ranked staging companies I have been staging properties for over 10 years. I never knew what I didn’t know! The CSP comprehensive course materials cover every aspect of the staging business. We will be implementing the processes immediately as we have definitely been leaving money on the table. I would recommend this program to anyone considering starting a staging business AND to anyone currently working in the industry. This class will truly transform your business, and the investment will pay for itself tenfold.”
One of the many ways CSP International contributes to the growth of the staging industry is with the publication and circulation of the book Home Staging for Dummies & a Resource for the Rest of Us. Available in all major book stores, the book was originally published in 2008 by Wiley Press, was considered ground breaking at the time and quickly became a best seller. It was the first time Wiley allowed an eight page color before and after section. They wanted to include the photos but in black and white. We lobbied to get color for the most dramatic illustration of value. Although the book is a great resource for stagers, sellers and agents its message is getting property ready for sale is a big job, often overwhelming; working with a professional stager will alleviate the stress and bring better/faster results. The book also contains a segment called The Part of Tens which includes Ten Reasons Sellers don't Stage their property and should; Ten Mistakes Sellers Make and Ten Reasons to hire a Staging Professional. . The comprehensive handbook addresses all aspects of condition prep as well as color, lighting, curb appeal, furniture placement, dealing with sensitive issues, flipping, Feng Shui and EcoStaging(TM). It is a wonderful resource for stagers and sellers driving home the point staging is not about decorating it is about securing the most equity possible by fixing the condition first! Stagers can learn a tremendous amount of knowledge to support their work while agents and sellers are educated more about the service and importance of completing this step before marketing property.