Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Blog Differentiating Between Decorators and Real Estate Minded Staging Professionals

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professional International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, asserts that her business stands out from others in the knowledge they have about real estate business.

St. Catharines, Ontario – October 22, 2011Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professional International Business Training Academy, recently published a blog on her website www.stagingtraining.com that outlines recent real estate statistics that are important for existing home sellers and stagers to know. The blog, titled “Real Estate Market Data: We’re in the Real Estate Business, Not Decorating” argues that the critical element that sets a staging professional above the rest is their investment in mastering the real estate business in addition to decorating skills.

Rae writes, “Unlike other staging companies, we take the business side of home staging very seriously. In addition to design and decorating acumen, real estate business expertise is pivotal for successfully staging homes to sell. Regardless of current economic conditions, it’s this business-oriented philosophy that has brought success to our real estate clients and our trained staging professionals. As a result, we don’t neglect to stay very current on the housing market and its activity, to maintain the high-level perspective that’s critical for the business that we’re in.”

“It’s our belief that any home staging professional can work their way out of a recession by building and investing in his or her own business. By doing this, they learn how to offer innovative and experienced solutions in any housing market conditions. The majority of staging industry professionals struggle because they have no business experience and don’t know they need it. However, we teach all of our students about that critical business side as well as refine their décor skills to meet both facets of their staging business. Folks, we are not your local decorating company. We are in the business of real estate sales,” reports Ms. Rae.

Certified Staging Professional trains home stagers through a comprehensive course of study that includes 3 days in a classroom, 4 weeks of home study and 6 weeks of hands-on market coaching. CSP is also a resource for Realtors and home sellers to find and hire graduates of this highly accredited staging education program, for assisting them in successfully closing their real estate sale.

The entire blog can be found at http://www.stagingtraining.com/blog/real-estate-market-data-were-in-the-real-estate-business-not-decorating.php

To learn more about Christine Rae and Certified Staging Professional, please visit http://www.stagingtraining.com.


About CSP International™™ Business Training Academy:

CSP began as the brainchild of its founder and president, Christine Rae. A long-time corporate executive, Christine began with the CSP program and a goal of bringing her penchant for high standards and business ethics, together with her knowledge of design and the real estate industry to an industry without a map. Her own extensive training came from across North America including New York City, California, Texas and the Carolinas.  From her research Christine knew there was a need for a distinctly different approach to staging. Growing from one course to a complete school with several physical locations and 15 well trained instructors, the CSP program is the leading global source for finding highly trained stagers and is the primary destination for anyone wanting to become a stager, it is the company more real estate agents turn to, on behalf of their clients. They are a Canadian success story for sure but no longer strictly Canadian having expanded to the United States in 2006 and Australia in 2009.  The program has been translated into Mandarin; Global license opportunities currently under review include China, Germany and France. 

About the CSP® designation:

The CSP® designation is recognized by real estate professionals, builders, home stagers, decorators and home sellers for its brand reputation of excellence. The designation identifies home staging consultants who have achieved certification in the staging industry which included quality hands-on training with vigorous testing, apprenticeship, business process and ethics.

About Christine Rae:

Christine Rae, founder and president of the CSP International™™ Business Training Academy, is well-known and well-respected for her work in the Real Estate Staging industry, author of Home Staging for Dummies, a small business growth expert, international speaker, trainer and developer of EcoStaging® Her passion for staging, décor, the green movement and successful entrepreneurial ventures is satisfied with her desire to help people.  Her talents are reflected in the success of the Academy. Christine’s dedication to excellence has developed CSP into an international success and into more than a training program – the CSP International™ Academy is a sustainable resource for continuing education, professionalism & a support network to its graduates.

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