Press release - Announces Fall Schedule of Accredited Home Staging Professional® Training Courses

Brentwood, CA (July 22, 2011) – announced today its upcoming schedule for ASP® Home Staging® Training Courses across the United States and Canada for August through December of 2011.  Courses will be offered in Albany/Latham, NY, Austin/Round Rock, TX, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH, Denver, CO, Enola/Harrisburg, PA, Herndon, VA, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, Irvine/Anaheim, CA, Kenner/New Orleans, LA, Littleton, CO, Long Island, NY, Mississauga/Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Montclair, NJ, North Wales/Montgomeryville, PA, Nashville, TN, Northbrook/Chicago, IL, Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, NJ, Raleigh, NC, Reading/Boston, MA, San Jose, CA, Somerset/Branchburg, NJ and Wilmington, DE.

Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging® and CEO of will teach the Accredited Home Staging Professional® Training Course personally in Bellevue, WA and Dallas, TX, as well as teach a Webinar 3-Day ASP® Staging Course.

Following a two-day course, real estate agents will earn the ASP® Real Estate Agent Designation, and after a three-day course, students will earn the ASP® Home Stager Designation. During the second day of Staging training, students will go to a local home currently on the market which they will Stage® while being guided by professional ASP® Stagers®.

The Accredited Staging Professional® Home Staging Course was created by Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging®, President and CEO of and the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®. Barb developed the concept of Home Staging in the early 1970's and has since educated more than one-million people on the subject. She is a nationally known and award-winning speaker, author and trainer.

Professional Home Staging is the fastest growing new career opportunity in the real estate industry. Recommended by top real estate agents and as seen on television, Home Staging is professionally preparing homes for sale, so that they appeal to the most amount of buyers and generate the highest price in the least amount of time on market. In today's market conditions, Staging® sells homes. Home Staging is NOT decorating, fluffing, interior design or redesign! Instead, Home Staging® is detailing, de-cluttering, depersonalizing and preparing a seller's home to give it a "model home" appearance so that the potential buyer can "see" themselves living in the home.

Statistics* gathered by shows that 94% of homes Staged by an Accredited Staging Professional® sell in 29 days or less, compared to an average of 145 days for homes that are not Staged. Homes Staged by Accredited Staging Professionals® stay on the market 83% less time than a home that has not been staged

The following in-class ASP® Home Staging courses are scheduled from August through December of 2011:

Indianapolis, IN

August 2-4, 2011

Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, NJ

August 9-11, 2011

Raleigh, NC

August 9-11, 2011

Mississauga/Toronto, ON

August 23-25, 2011

Nashville, TN

August 23-25, 2011

Kenner/New Orleans, LA

September 13-15, 2011

Long Island, NY

September 13-15, 2011

San Jose, CA

September 13-15, 2011

Enola/Harrisburg, PA

September 19-21, 2011

Montclair, NJ

September 20-22, 2011

Somerset/Branchburg, NJ

September 27-29, 2011

North Wales/Montgomeryville, PA

September 27-29, 2011

Denver, CO

September 28-30, 2011

Houston, TX

October 10-12, 2011

Cleveland, OH

October 11-13, 2011

Albany/Latham, NY

October 12-14, 2011

Irvine/Anaheim, CA

October 18-20, 2011

Charlotte, NC

October 25-27, 2011

Reading/Boston, MA

October 25-27, 2011

Herndon, VA

November 8-10, 2011

Northbrook/Chicago, IL

November 9-11, 2011

Littleton, CO

November 15-17, 2011

Austin/Round Rock, TX

November 30-December 2, 2011

Wilmington, DEDecember 5-7, 2011

ASP® Staging Course Taught by Barb Schwarz Date

Bellevue, WA

September 28-30, 2011

Dallas, TX

October 26-28, 2011

Bellevue, WA

December 7-9, 2011

During the month of August, 2011, will also offer the 3-Day ASP® Staging Course through webinar, personally taught by Barb Schwarz, Creator of Home Staging®

3-Day ASP® Online Home Staging Course


August 17 – 19, 2011.

Please visit for a complete list of Home Staging courses. also offers online Staging® training. Please click here for more information about the online ASP® Accredited Staging® Professional Real Estate Agent Course.

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* Based upon a survey conducted by The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and® of over 1,000 homes (62% Vacant, 38% occupied) across the Continental US and Canada prepared for sale by Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP®) in today's market.

Stage®, ASP®, ASPM®,®, IAHSP®, Accredited Staging® Professional® are Federally Registered Trademarks of®


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Gina Vierra

Press contact Vice President 800-392-7161