Hofstra University

Home Staging Certification Course Offered at Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY

Hofstra University is recognized as the largest, private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning and continuing education on Long Island, NY. CSP® is now proudly partnered with Hofstra in offering our Home Staging Certification Program.

As a professional home stager, you’ll prepare property for resale by setting the scene throughout the house to create immediate buyer interest. Gain the foundation for starting a career or owning your own business in real estate property staging. The Certified Staging Professional® program is a blend of property staging processes, interior redesign techniques, along with business, marketing and communication for effectively staging a house for sale.

Becoming a CSP® staging consultant is an opportunity to be in your own business, without being by yourself. Through the CSP® training course you will gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to succeed and excel in the home staging industry. We teach you the practical knowledge of staging, along with our highly developed concepts for making a house more desirable to buyers, plus the crucial business elements pertinent to your success.

You’ll learn how to target market and develop a business model specialized to your needs and goals. Through a combination of hands-on training and classroom breakout sessions in consulting, preparing bids, pricing, color, and staging occupied and vacant property, you’ll learn the nuances of this specialized industry. Plus, you’ll gain the business skills needed to establish administrative and management policies.

The CSP® program is intensive and comprehensive instruction in the steps and information necessary to become a successful real estate stager. The fee includes a 400+ page manual, on-site hands-on work experience in a property for sale, the Success of Marketing book & webinar, Certificate and lapel graduate pin, as well as a one year membership for CSP® brand licensing and a 1 year subscription to Staging Standard Magazine.

CSP® has a registered certification mark for successful completions of the following standards:

  • Successful completion of 2 day in-classroom instruction,
  • 1 day hands-on field experience,
  • 75%+ or higher grade on exams (including practical assessment).

In addition the CSP® training continues after the certification portion of the program to include:

  • 4 weeks of home study business start up–By downloading the workbooks found in the password protected CSP® Business Resource Centre, and completing the assigned tasks in Module 1 and 2, home stagers are encouraged to complete the step-by-step tasks to have their business up and running in 4 weeks. (Note: some stagers may take longer to complete this portion of the program; working at their own pace, within the confinements of their own schedule).
  • 6 weeks (12 -1hr sessions) Marketing Advantage Camp– Students receive marketing & business guidance from a LIVE Marketing Coach through this six consecutive week marketing camp. Students register for a live webinar (coaching is online, student only needs a computer with speakers to attend!) as they are taught marketing strategies to help them attract clients.

CSP® Home Staging Certification

Topics Include:

  • Furniture selection and placement
  • Paint colors and wallpaper; when to change them; what to do if they can’t be changed
  • Theory and psychology of color
  • Odd spaces
  • Sales and marketing
  • The differences between staging and decorating
  • Pricing and profit model
  • Explanation and examples of consults and the bid process
  • Staging vacant vs. occupied properties
  • Working with furniture rental companies
  • Review of scale and floor plans
  • Use of greenery
  • Working with realtors to aid them in the home selling process
  • Buying inventory
  • Business licensing, insurance, choosing a name for web site domain
  • Building relationships with painters, carpet cleaners, handymen, etc.
  • Developing contracts and forms
  • Review of copyright laws for photos and web site copy

Who Should Attend: Current real estate stagers, decorators and designers, contractors, builders and home remodelers, professional organizers, furniture store personnel, entrepreneurs, career changers or individuals looking to start a business; home sellers.

The course includes the 400+ page CSP® Course Resource Manual, “Success of Marketing” Manual for Stagers, unique tools and business processes to help you secure business, four personal Web pages to profile your business, CSP® designation, CSP® certificate and lapel pin, and more!

Fee and Code: $2,199.00 (includes one year CSP® membership*) H5190

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