Certified Staging Professional, International Trainer and Real Estate Design Expert, Christine Rae Publishes New Article Explaining the Financial Benefits of Investing in a Home Staging Professional

Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, an educational program for home staging consultants, suggests that the payoff of a fast, high paying home sale far outweighs the cost investment required for hiring a professional home stager.

St. Catharines, Ontario – October 12, 2011Christine Rae, Christine Rae, Founder and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals International Business Training Academy, recently published a article on her website www.stagingtraining.com informing readers of the specific percentages of return on investment home sellers receive when staging their home for a fast and successful sale. The article, titled “Save Money By Spending Money – Hire a Home Stager” argues that when analyzing the dollars from a business perspective, investing in a home stager is good business and makes all the difference.

Rae writes, “This is not a typical discount or coupon deal. Those in the market to sell their home are in dire straights with today’s saturated market and tightened credit qualifications. With real estate prices and market trends as they are, sellers run a serious risk of suffering a loss at the closing table, after a long 8-12 months (or more!) of trying to sell their home. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By investing a small amount of money, up front, in a professional home staging company, the perceived value of your property increases – driving a faster sale, with a pricing closer to asking.”

“The key to these money saving methods is to put money in the right places; working with a professional will help you do that.  How well will your house compete against the property down the street? By staging your home with the help of a professional home stager, buyers will be able to envision their lives within the rooms of your house… Nobody is better with directing these efforts than a home staging professional – particularly one with a business mindset and real estate perspective. Work with a Certified Staging Professional to gain The Sellers Edge™   Find a stager near you at http://www.findyourstager.com/,” reports Ms. Rae.

Certified Staging Professionals 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 article can be found at http://www.stagingtraining.com/articles/save-money-by-spending-money-–-hire-a-home-stager.php

To learn more about Christine Rae and Certified Staging Professionals, 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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