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Accredited Staging Professional Masters Course
After you have successfully completed the 3 day ASP Course you are then eligible to register for and attend the Masters Course with The Creator of Home Staging, Barb Schwarz, ASPM, AB, RLS and Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association.
The Masters Course is named the `Masters' because you will learn from the Master of Home Staging, Barb Schwarz. Barb is recognized around the world as The Creator of Home Staging, which she invented in the early 1970's. You will benefit greatly from her 35+ years experience of Staging as well as her successful business model of how to run your ASP Home Staging business. Barb has Staged more homes than anyone else in the world. Therefore, as The Creator of Home Staging, as a Real Estate Broker, and as a nationally award winning speaker who has taught more than 18,000 hours from the platform, you will have an incredibly productive week.
Your first day with Barb is super-charged with information and ASPM Home Staging enlightenment. Role playing and fine tuning helps make the Masters Course the wonderful course that it is and here you role play with the master. Barb sets the pace for the week as she talks with you about the importance of your communication and creative skills. She goes more in-depth about effectively preparing bids, proposals and consultations.
ASP Course review
ASPM Home Staging communication skills
Building creative ASPM Home Staging ideas and concepts
On this day you will prepare a Home Staging bid for a vacant property. After being at the actual house, you will have time to prepare your proposal and begin to put your bid together for the property. Putting your proposal together is a very educational and powerful part of the Masters Course. The next morning you will present your proposal to the class as to how you would Stage the property and present the bid to the client. How you present your proposal is very important for your future business. Barb will critique your presentation and communication in a positive constructive way to help you do the best proposals possible. This hands-on learning experience with Barb will truly give you more ideas of how to prepare and present your bids which will lead to more business for you.
Home Staging bids/proposals
Preparing a home Staging Proposal for a vacant property
Turning your ideas into a Home Staging bid for an actual home
Presentation of your Home Staging bid to Barb and the Class
Receiving Positive Feedback/Critique about your Proposal and Presentation from Barb
On Day 3 you will visit another home with Barb. This home is lived in and occupied. Here you will prepare a Home Staging Consultation! In the house you will have time to write down your thoughts and ideas. When you return to the classroom, you will have time to prepare your consultation. You will learn more about the differences between preparing proposals and consultations, as well as pricing your projects.
Home Staging Consultations
Preparing a Home Staging Consultation for a lived in Property
Turning your ideas into a Home Staging Consultation for an actual home
Presentation of your Home Staging Consultation to Barb and the Class
Receiving Positive Feedback/Critique about your Consultation and Presentation from Barb
Marketing your ASPM business is the important topic of your morning session. Barb will lead you in discussion of the latest in marketing techniques and the skills that set the top ASPM Stagers apart from others. Marketing is crucial to building your ASPM Home Staging business. You can be one of the greatest ASP Stagers in the marketplace today, but if you don't market yourself, no one will know who you are and the talent you have!
In the afternoon you will do a Home Staging presentation/talk which will be filmed so you can see yourself and learn from Barb, who is one of the most highly rated gifted speakers alive today. As you market yourself and your business, it's important that you give presentations about Home Staging and the services and benefits that Staging provides. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn positive speaking techniques and ideas that work! You will be surrounded by those who care about you, so the support you will receive from Barb and others in the ASPM Course will be wonderful and plentiful. The more you are in front of people, the more you learn, grow and become more proficient at public speaking. From Barb's 22 years as a professional, award winning speaker, you will benefit from Barb's suggestions and feedback and you will come away with ideas galore of how to make and give presentations in RE Offices to build your ASPM Home Staging business!
Who, where and how to market your business
Successful marketing ideas, techniques and skills
Presentation of your Home Staging talk in front of the camera in class
Speaking ideas and techniques taught to you by a master speaker, Barb Schwarz
Personal and positive critique and feedback from Barb
Day five is your time to ask Barb any and all questions you have about building a successful ASPM Home Staging business. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to have your questions answered by The Creator of Home Staging and the one who has Staged more homes than anyone. Part of the morning session is dedicated to questions and answers that will help bring the whole week together for you and summarize the keys to success for building your ASPM Staging business.
Shopping and inventory also take the spotlight for the day. Building and then renting your inventory can bring you more revenue. In the afternoon of day five, you will go on a real Staging shopping trip. Barb will give you $100 cash to purchase items to Stage a room of your choice.
You will then go back to the course location and set up your vignette with the items you purchased. You will show and share with the group what you bought, why and how you will use it. The goal is to find the best items you can purchase for your money. You will also be keeping all that you purchase so bring an extra suitcase so that you can fly your purchases back home with you!
Barb will also teach you how to make and keep commitments. Barb believes that making and keeping commitments is one of the biggest and most important steps you can ever take. Commitment and accountability lead you to results!
Major home Staging question and answer time with Barb
Barb's steps to commitment and accountability
ASPM graduation evening cocktails and dinner
Your Graduation Dinner!
On the evening of our last day together is your ASPM graduation dinner. This is a wonderful evening of celebration of the week you have shared together with Barb and the other ASPMs. It is a time to celebrate you and your accomplishments of the week. This special evening features a gourmet dinner and graduation ceremonies with Barb. It is a grand way to end this fabulous week and the truly the star of the night is you.
In addition to what you received as you graduated from your ASP Course, you will also receive the following materials with the ASPM Course:
ASPM® Masters Designation
Detailed ASPM® Manual supplemental materials
ASPM® Lapel Pin
ASPM Certificate of Graduation
A special 8 page ASPM® Featured Page on StagedHomes.com
ASP® Stager Marketing Portfolio with CD to make your pages
Barb's best selling Book: "Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money!"
Barb’s book: “Speaking of Success”
“Marketing Made Simple’ Book for marketing and building your business
Meals for the day include lunch and dinner as part of the investment of your ASPM course. Most days are 12 hour days so come prepared to work hard and learn from the true Master Home Staging Instructor, Barb Schwarz.
"I really have a lot to share with the ASP's/ASPM's® about what has happened in the past year ever since I took your ASPM Course on Whidbey Island. Barb- it has been life changing for the positive... it has been so incredibly awesome- I have seen a lot of growth in my business, in both its structures and financially. I have personally grown so much in the past year... it was like taking your Master's course was this diamond encrusted gold key that really helped provide me the focus I needed. I can share about how at year 6 I felt "stagnant" and seemed to get caught up in distraction. Since our Master's course and refocusing, I have restructured my entire business and have seen the beginning of growth and stability. I am delivering solid Staging's with very good results."
With Kindest Regards,
Kevin Htain- ASPM®, IAHSP®
LIFETIME Accredited Staging Professional Master®
Identity Home Staging
I'm writing to you to give you an overall opinion of my ASPM's staging experience this past week in beautiful Whidbey Island!
Every aspect of this staging training was very useful and valuable for me to use in my staging business. The area that I needed help the most was putting the staging proposal/bid together for clients/realtors. This was where I needed help the most, to become more familiar and to be sure as to how to put the bid together. So thank you for clarifying this area for me.
I felt that it was very helpful to be placed in a group and go to the vacant and lived in house, to walk through all the rooms, step by step listing all the rooms with the furniture/accessories that was needed.
The five minute presentation for me was really helpful because I listened to the other ladies and learned so much from their presentation. I liked a little bit from each one of their presentations.
I feel that I have become more confident in what I want to do in my staging business and to keep on going taking it step by step. I have to develop and stick to my professional policies too.
Again, thanks for a wonderful week of the most valuable and important information that I've been lucky to have to jump start my business. I felt a shot of confidence and loved all the sayings that you kept coming our way the entire week.
Above all keep up the good work.
Maha Paulus, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
Becoming an ASPM® has been one of the best weeks of my life. It was truly a time for me to light my passion as well as bond with a group of amazing women. I not only grew professionally, but personally as well! Thank you Barb for your remarkable knowledge, energy and perseverance. You truly are an inspiration! I am excited and confident to sharing my knowledge and expertise!
Nicole Stoops, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
Whew, what a week we had during our ASPM® course. I was an ASP® that had not started my business and came with the desire of furthering my education for staging. My husband is a career military man and when he retires I plan to start my business. The ASPM® course was so good that I came home and have thoughts of starting it early and then when we move just move my business. Still thinking that decision over. The class was a full week as promised! I feel fully equipped to start my business. The class gives confidence in many areas; public speaking, cold calls, bids, consultations and of course gives you a team to lean on should you have any questions and need to call for help/thoughts/suggestions. The education you receive from Barb that's not in the training manual was priceless. Our class was honored to get constructive suggestions from Barb. This education is priceless.
Yes, we had many hours in class and working on homework, hours well spent toward our businesses. We had nine staying in one home and would I highly recommend this to others. The atmosphere was relaxed and we had time to work on homework together. The house mates had opportunity to bond even more by spending 24 hours a day together. We had a kitchen to have that midnight snack to help you make it thru the late hours of homework.
The Club in the Country was a wonderful place to hold class. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly.
I would agree that it is a life changing experience. I would consider myself a fairly positive person, but I would have to agree Barb takes it to whole new level and I returned a better person by just knowing her. I am blessed to have the opportunity to not only meet Barb, but 13 others that are now part of my family.
ASP®, IAHSP®, ASPM®
Accredited Staging Professional®
International Association of Home Staging Professionals® Accredited Staging Professional Master® Treasurer of Southeastern Wisconsin IAHSP® Regional Chapter
Good Morning to ALL of my new ASPM® Family! I can't stop thinking about the amazing time we spent together learning, laughing and rubbing our sleepy eyes! :)
Barb - thank you for a wonderful week. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us, and for providing the training manuals that are filled with immeasurable information to help our success in the field. I am filled with emotions as I am excited about all the possibilities as well as the many tasks I have to accomplish to get my new business off to the right start.
Thank you to all of my classmates who shared helpful hints from your staging experiences. I look forward to knowing that if I am 'stuck' for a creative idea, or need help in any way ... you are all just an email or phone call away!
AWESOME!!! Can life get any better!
ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
Remember when you first took your first ASP® training class and were overwhelmed by the amount of information you were exposed to, you could not believe how much you learned about Staging? Well, after completing the ASPM® class I experienced all these feelings again. I have been Staging for 3 years and know that this class will move my business to the next level and on to great things. This class was just the energizer I needed, which may sound funny as sleep was the only thing that was not plentiful during this week. I came home excited to get started on my list of things to do for my business. I couldn't wait to get started. Investing a week with Barb and my classmates has changed me in so many ways I can't begin to describe to you. I think back with smiles, good feelings while remembering everything that took place the week I became an ASPM®. I am excited to share with my chapter and encourage everyone new or seasoned Stagers to complete this class. I would sincerely recommend the investment in this class as a must-do for anyone truly serious about Staging as a Career.
Accredited Staging Professional Master®
IAHSP® Columbus Chapter President
International Association of Home Staging Professionals® - IAHSP®
2010 IAHSP® Spirit Award Winner
My English Touch, Ltd
Thank YOU!!! Thank you for offering such an amazing course. I am so happy that I took the ASPM® course for what I have learned is life changing for me. I thank you for everything you taught. I thank you for your beautiful words, for they reflect the beauty that you are and what is inside. You inspire me in so many ways, as a business woman, as a woman, and as a human being. Thank you for all the gifts and treats and for the graduation celebration. I will cherish the memories of our week together. Thank you.
Julia Horner, ASPM®
Thank you again for all that you shared and your gracious wisdom! I truly look up to you - I can still see the joy in your eyes as you mentored all of us. I am so very grateful for the entire week (and maybe even the lack of sleep :-)
I hope to see you again soon - I miss you already!
Mary Piekarski, ASPM®, ASP®, IAHSP®
What a privilege it was for me to get to meet you and to share this week with you. As I said in my other e-mail I cherish the "life lessons" more than any business lesson, although I do appreciate them, you are truly and inspiration, someone who walks the talk, and that is rare.
You have reminded me of things that I knew but had forgotten to practice everyday. I thank You for the reminder.
I also thank you for having this class on the island. I think that it would not have been as "spiritual" for me if it was in a more business conventional setting. It was worth the flight hours.
Sending you loving light always,
Ocelia Claro, ASPM®, ASP®, IAHSP®
New York City
"The class with Barb was phenomenal. I truly feel that any time spent with her is a great investment in yourself and your business. She really showed us how we were leaving money on the table by not presenting our consultations and proposals in person. The taped REALTOR® office presentation helped me to refine my own presentation. Watching the other presentations gave me new ideas for mine in the future."
~ Rebecca Henderson, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
Thank you for many things. Thank you for being you & creating Staging - it is in my being to be a Stager! The Master's course is the best thing I have done in years. ~~Jan Whitlow, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
"I cannot recommend the ASP® Master's course highly enough. Taking the ASP® Master's course has made a great difference to my Staging business. Training with Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging, in an ASP® Masters course will change your life." ~~Edith Bookstein, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®, Recipient of the 2007 ASP® Spirit Award
"In the ASPM® course, not only did I learn new material, but it gave me the time I needed to focus attention "on" my business, rather than working "in" it. I would recommend the ASPM® course; not only for its content, but also for the marketing opportunities it provides us all." ~~Sandy Donogh, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®
"I have been back 2 weeks now and can't believe the difference that the course has made for me in the way I market my business and interact with clients and REALTORS®. I truly appreciate all you taught us at the class and am so glad I went. I made a presentation to a real estate office just a few days after I returned and got 2 projects so far from the presentation. I appreciate all the feedback and suggestions. They helped immensely. I made great friends at the course and have been in touch with some of the ladies. I have never been part of a business that is so generous in nature. You are a phenomenal example to us all. Thanks so much." ~~Teresa Rojek, ASP® ASPM®, IAHSP®
You will love becoming an important part of the ASPM® family. ASPM®s are held in the highest regard by all ASPs®. Your investment in earning your ASPM® designation will return to you over and over again in the years ahead. As an ASPM® you will become and be surrounded by the "Best of the Best!"
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