Kitchener- Waterloo Top Stager honored by CSP International™ Training Academy

Kitchener- Waterloo Top Stager honored by CSP International™ Training Academy

Christine Rae, President of CSP International™ Business Training Academy, a Real Estate Staging Training company, is proud to announce Lynda Schmidt CCSP, Principal Lead stylist for LB Schmidt- Creative Services has qualified and is accepted as a Certified Mentor/ambassador for Great Kitchener- Waterloo area.

St Catharines, Ont. –Feb 22nd 2016– Christine Rae announced today that CCSP, Lynda Schmidt, has been selected as an official Staging mentor for the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Schmidt is a well-known, successful staging professional as well as active in Staging Network Association, Real Estate Staging association and is a certified decorator. Lynda’s 25-year experience in creative visual presentation encompasses Retail display and merchandising, Professional Theatre- prop design, set dressing, costume design and seamstress. She is an excellent Commercial photographer also and well as certified in staging and décor. She was one of the first to embrace and understand the impact of Eco-staging and is a qualified Residential Renovation Project Manager. In her earlier life she was a qualified teach so graduates of the CSP staging certification program will have a well-rounded mentor to guide them after training. The appointment means new graduates of the CSP® Staging Business Training program have opportunities after graduation to job shadow and continue learning & honing their skills at no extra charge.

CSP International™ Business Training Academy will be utilizing Lynda as a very important piece of their aftermarket CSP® Staging Training Program. The privilege of apprenticeship after class is a huge component to successful business building and Lynda will be a big asset to the success of the Apprenticeship program in Kitchener – Waterloo Region. Christine Rae said “Staging has had a solid presence in this market for many years; it is wonderful to have an official Mentor there again.

The International Staging Business Academy has programs for Real Estate Professionals, Home Stagers, Decorators, Contractors and Business Owners. Certified Staging Professionals, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, trains home stagers through comprehensive staging courses of study that includes 3 days in a classroom, 8 weeks of home study and hands-on market coaching. CSP International™ 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.

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About CSP International™ Business Training Academy:

CSP began as the brainchild of its founder and president, Christine Rae. A 25yr 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 from across North America includes London UK, New York City, California, Texas and the Carolinas. From her research Christine knew there was a need for a distinctly different approach to staging and staging training. Growing from one course to a complete school with several physical locations and a group of highly skilled trained instructors, the CSP program, accredited through the Real Estate Staging Association is the leading global source for finding highly trained stagers and is the primary destination for anyone wanting to become a successful stager, it is the company more real estate agents turn to, on behalf of their clients. CSP International is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise having expanded to the United States in 2006 and Australia in 2009.

About the CSP® designation:
The CSP® and CCSP® designations are 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.

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About Christine Rae

Christine Rae blends her passion for the staging and decorating industries, her desire for helping people develop their potential, the thrill of training to the presentation of the CSPâ„¢ workshop. She has honed her skills and built her knowledge through extensive training in a variety of disciplines. During the last five years Christine has trained over 1600 people and in 2004 was recipient of an International Staging Award. Christine believes a crucial part of success as a trainer is to keep your hand in the industry you speak and teach about. This is why she continues to work (outside of training sessions) at building her own staging business, and works with a select group of Realtors® . The best business anyone can have is from a referral - it is an honor and privilege to work with you and your sphere of influence. Wellness with Essential Oils: