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Archive for 2009
I get ask these questions all the time from people who want to enter staging fields and are contemplating which program is the best. Frankly, since I’ve been out of training classrooms for awhile so I don’t really know which one is better since every course probably has been modified throughout the years. Most importantly, if this is you, you should pick a training course that will fit into your career scheme and goals, unfortunately, that’s something someone you just met on internet cannot tell you.
Good Morning Cindy,My name is Real EstateÂ paralegal and investor in . I am embarking on a new career in Home Staging (which I have been doing “unofficially” for awhile now) and found your wonderful website. Congratulations on that!Â Â Most other sites thatÂ I visited were not nearly as professional, informativeÂ and easy to navigate.and I am aÂI am considering the [blah blah designation] training and was curious if you (1) went through and would recommend the training and (2) if you find that this [blah blah designation] accreditation has been beneficial to your business?It is a little expensive, so before I invest in the program, I would really appreciate any feedback that you could give me.Thank you Cindy!Â I really appreciate your time and consideration. Have a.Sincerely,Miss C
Hey Miss C
Congrats on your new career. I personally went through quite a few designations and they are all beneficial in their ways. I think you need to ask each programs what they are offering and how their students are doing in this economy. I personally have not been in the classrooms of these designation programs for a long time so I cannot say how different they are since the courses do change throughout the time.
I think the best answer would be talking to recent graduates as well as course trainers to get a better idea of how this program will fit into your lifestyle and your career goals.
I want to wish you best of luck.
I have been feeling pretty unbalanced and abnormal for the past couple weeks, mainly because of CSP’s Staging Convention in Toronto, San Mateo County’s Housing Expo as well as wrapping up the Sustainable Building Advisor class this past weekend.
I am actually very happy to report that while in Toronto, we (Staged4more) actually won Green Bud Business of the Year award! In additions, CSP unveiled the eStager course that I authored, which is a technology 101 course for stagers of all backgrounds and denomiations (for more of my tech work, you can go to smallbizgurltalkstech.com). It was a very nice trip indeed and seeing old friends in the staging world.
We also participated in the San Mateo Housing Expo that SAMCAR (our realtor association) hosted. It was really nice to meet a lot of visitors and agents. Also got some real great questions in regards to our Live Green Live Smart green training, which is now approved by Califiornia DRE for 8 CEUs for Realtors.
The banner on the left is actually made completely out of recycled materials. The banner itself is printed on recycled soda bottles and the stand is made from recycled aluminum. (from EcoShowPiece who was great to work with)
And YES! Finally finished up my Sustainable Building Advisor class! (Well, almost anyway. Exam in June) I really cannot believe 10 months passed so quickly. It felt bittersweet to finish up the class. It was a really robust and well-rounded program, although we could definitely do more work on social equity in green building, like affordable housing issues, etc. All and all it was a great green education. It definitely touched on a lot of the science behind green building. I appreciate while there were philosophical debates, but that was not the focus of the course. I personally feel there are just too much philosophical debates in the green world sometimes. It can get quite frustrating.
Now that these major milestones are achieved… back to our regular programming
Come visit Staged4more at SAMCAR Housing Expo!
Come by and say hello at our table at this weekend’s Housing Expo!Saturday, May 2, 2009
San Mateo County Event Center
Sequoia Hall and Meeting Pavilion
2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo
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Here are a few of our new updates & plan for 2009.