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Why Stage® your home with an ASP or ASPM

You may ask yourself, "Why would I need or want to Stage® my home with an ASP® or ASPM®?"

"What is an ASP® or ASPM® anyway?" And, "Can't anyone Stage® a home professionally?"

It is interesting to see how many people have started to call themselves Stagers out in the world today. Basically they have just proclaimed themselves as Stagers. After teaching the concept of Home Staging across the country since 1985 and after Staging 5,000 homes myself since 1972 I have begun to see self-proclaimed Stagers appear who have no training or Home Staging experience at all. These people have not studied how to Stage Homes... they just heard about the idea and began to call themselves Stagers.

As in any industry it is so important that training and professionalism be the norm, not the exception. This is what we are all about at and also our International Association of Home Staging Professionals Association, .

At we provide the most detailed and finest Staging training in the Staging industry today. Our Designations of ASP or ASPM® mean "Accredited Staging Professionals" or "Accredited Staging Professional Masters". In other words our graduates are Accredited and are thoroughly trained to Stage® Homes as Staging was intended to be done. This is what the public can now count on. ASPs® and ASPMs® have invested a great deal of time, talent, and financial investment to become Accredited Staging Professionals. The ASP®/ASPM® Designation now sets the standard and is the benchmark of excellence and training in the Staging Industry I am privileged to have first started in 1972!

ASPs® and ASPMs® have the guidelines, skills, talent, and knowledge to be able to serve the client creatively in the best way possible and at the most reasonable cost. ASPs® and ASPMs® follow a professional code of ethics and have set policies, as standards of excellence to follow, as they serve their clients.

As the woman who actually invented Staging and created the Staging movement and industry I feel it is crucial for the homeowner, the buyer and the Realtor® to make sure that the Staging is being done and performed by a ASP®/ASPM® Stager who has been professionally trained. When you list your home for sale, list it with an ASP® Realtor® and then have it professionally Staged by an ASP®/ASPM® Stager and you will be served in the highest way possible to help ensure you receive top dollar for your home in the most reasonable amount of time. You will find the perfect ASP®/ASPM® Realtor® and Stager right here on our site. Just go to 'Find an ASP® Now' on our menu bar above and enter either the zip, city, state, or even country where you live and you will find our ASPs® ready to serve you. You can also go to our ASP®/ASPM® Featured pages found through the banner on this page to find featured ASPs® who have also written more information about themselves for you.

I hope this helps you, the visitor to our site, know more about why you should always work with an ASP® Realtor® or ASP®/ASPM® Stager. The proof is in the training, and the education our ASPs®/ASPMs® have and in the quality of work our people do for you! Thank you for coming to!

We look forward to serving you!

Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®
IAHSP® Founder and Chairwoman of The Board of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation
Stage®, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP® and® are Federally Registered Trademarks of®.

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