Real Estate Staging Expert Christine Rae Featured In Article

Christine Rae, author and home staging expert, was recently featured in an article on Canadian Online Explorer’s real estate site,
Orlando, Fla. – October 31, 2011 – Christine Rae, real estate home staging expert and President and CEO of CSP International™ Business Training Academy, was recently featured on, in an article written by Linda White titled, “Should You Hire a Real Estate Stager?” Homes-Extra is the real estate and housing site by Canadian Online Explorer (, a leading local and national interactive media provider of news, entertainment and services, helping to inform and connect Canadians.

Ms. White writes, “Staging is about optimizing furnishings, lighting, art and finishing touches to transform your home into a product that appeals to buyers so they can imagine living there, explains Christine Rae, President of Canadian Certified Staging Professionals.  In her book, Home Staging for Dummies, she compares staging a house for sale to being very well prepared for a job interview. Because homeowners have often lived in their house for so long, they become blind to its imperfections – overlooking worn floors and leaky faucets – and can’t see the property through the eyes of a potential buyer.’

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Christine is well known and respected for her work as a successful international trainer, speaker, entrepreneur and author of Home Staging for Dummies (Wiley.) Christine’s passion to excellence caused the evolution of the CSP training program into an international success; in 2009 she opened a sustainable destination training school, resource centre and support network.  Recipient of many awards/accolades including an International Staging award in 2004, the 2008-09 RESA Innovator Award for Staging Industry Leadership & 2010 RESA Product of the Year for the Staging Standard Magazine illustrates Rae’s abilities as a true visionary.

The list of “first in the industry” is without precedent and led to the professional development of industry standards and ethics where there wasn’t any. Always on the lookout for the next opportunity to raise the profile of the staging industry, Christine’s capacity to take on new ventures has led to many notable accomplishments.

Christine Rae was recently seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX television affiliates across the country as an expert guest on the Michael E. Gerber Show.  She is also a best-selling co-author of the newly-released business and marketing book, Trendsetters: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Top Trends To Help You Achieve Greater Health, Wealth and Success!

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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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