Let’s talk about Accreditation in the Home Staging Industry.  What does it mean and who is allowed to provide it to entities?

To answer that question, we need a little history lesson.

When the Home Staging industry began, it was birthed out of real estate as a way to make properties look and show better to prospective buyers.  Back when the industry began in 1972, there was no governing body established to regulate the industry.  Maybe it is because from 1972 to the early 2000’s, Staging was not really seen as a “viable” industry.  We were sort of considered the “ugly step-sister” of the Design Industry and as such were not seen as professional or necessary.  In the late 1990’s the first Home Staging Training Course was developed and taught by Stagedhomes.com. 

In 1999 the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) – the first – and to date – the largest – Home Staging Industry Association was founded based on the principles and guidelines found in other reputable associations such as the National Association of Realtors.  It was not until about the early-2000’s that Home Staging really was put on the map with talented business owners providing this service and sharing their talent and expertise with homeowners around the world.

Because of the way the industry began and grew, there is NO official governing entity telling Home Stagers how they have to set up a business. Unlike real estate where someone has to take a test and pass it in order to sell property, and have required education to keep their license active, Home Staging sort of slipped under the radar of any agency taking the service and controlling who could open up a business, who can call themselves a Home Stager, how they have to operate a business or mandating any sort of educational requirements.  Individuals can literally decide one day they are going to start a Staging business, and off they go.  We are required to have a business license and pay taxes on our income, but Home Stagers do not have the same requirements for education, association or performance standards  that other industries have.

If we were able to go back in time and adjust things, it would be great if there were an agency that had oversight on our industry to help establish educational ground rules for those entering the industry, and have a place where the public could go to resolve any disputes or ethics issues.  Since there is no regulatory or government agency that exists to do that for Home Staging, the industry has self-regulation practices – and it is the Home Staging Associations that have stepped up to fill the gap.

So let’s take a look at what “Accreditation Means” and who is eligible to provide Accreditations to individuals, Training Courses or Companies in the Home Staging Industry.

Accreditation:

noun

noun: accreditation; plural noun: accreditations

  1. 1.

the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity.

“the accreditation of professionals”

  • official certification that a school or course has met standards set by external regulators.
  • 2.

an acknowledgment of a person’s responsibility for or achievement of something.

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:

Q:  WHO is eligible to provide ACCREDITATIONS in the Home Staging Industry?

A:  In short – anyone who wants to do so, can.  Because there are no external regulators for the Home Staging Industry that are officially recognized by any legal institution or government, ANY entity can claim the ability to audit, evaluate, approve and recognize an individual, training course or company and provide an Accreditation.

Entities that claim otherwise, are sharing information that is false.  It may be their desire or opinion that our industry should function that way, but the reality is any group, association or company that claims they are the only ones able to accredit another entity, are not sharing accurate information.

There is NO agency in or outside the Home Staging Industry that has Accredited a Home Staging entity to Accredit other Home Staging entities to be Accredited! (say THAT 10 times fast!)

Home Staging Industry Associations are the closest thing we have to any sort of “regulatory agency” in the industry.  However, an association has no authority to prevent an individual from owning and operating a Staging business and has no authority in dictating what courses someone should or should not attend.  An Association CAN provide guidance to the industry and its members.  An association can provide guidelines for ethical standards, best business practices and resources to help members grow and thrive, and they can even remove a person from membership who is not representative of what that association stands for – but they cannot put anyone out of business.

Q:  WHY bother with getting Accredited?

A: Credibility.  Plain and simple.  The goal is that any course offered is evaluated based on its merit, content, complexity, and quality – it is evaluated based on a set of standards determined by the accrediting agency.  As we have already determined, anyone who wants to be an accrediting agency in the Home Staging industry CAN provide this stamp of approval.  Again there are no rules that an entity must follow in order to issue an accreditation, and the criteria is subjective.  One entity may opt to use a set of third party guides from some other industry, and another entity may opt to evaluate a course based on their expertise in the industry that qualifies them to know what courses deserve to be accredited or not.  The outcome is the course being evaluated is given a stamp of approval by the entity accrediting it.  That, in turn, lends credibility to that course and the course provider.

Q:  So WHO issues Accreditations?

A:  When you read the definition above, an Accreditation is issued by an external regulator and in the Home Staging industry, there is no governing body dictating who CAN or CANNOT issue an accreditation or who has determined who is an approved external regulator.

Q:  Can an Association who is issuing Accreditations to educational course providers in the Home Staging Industry ALSO provide their own courses that compete with the entities who have paid to be accredited by that Association?

A:  In short – YES.  But SHOULD THEY?  In our opinion, No.   In our opinion if an Association offers courses that compete with the entities who have PAID to be accredited and promoted on the association site, it represents a conflict of interest because the association is now taking potential business away from the companies that paid the association for the review and accreditation, and approval.  The association is making money off their own courses they have self-accredited instead of remaining a completely neutral entity in the Home Staging industry.

Here are some FACTS to CONSIDER:

FACT:  Any Home Staging Industry Association CAN issue an Accreditation to an entity serving the industry – whether a training provider, an individual, or a course.

FACT:  There are no guidelines an entity must follow in order to provide an Accreditation outside of being recognized as a school that is qualified to issue an accreditation.  What is required is “officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity,” and in the Staging industry, that can be done by an Association, a Company, a Course, an individual – there are no set guidelines that must be followed.

FACT:  The evaluation for the Accreditation should be without bias.  An entity reviewing and approving courses needs to be unbiased and not influenced by the entity they are evaluating.

FACT:  Being PAID to evaluate a course could constitute a bias.  If another course is unwilling or unable to pay the FEE for evaluation, and the provider is only approving those who paid, this means there are courses that are not being approved simply because they do not want to pay a high fee to an entity that is not THE official accrediting source for the Home Staging Industry.  This does NOT mean that course that is not listed is not as qualified, as good or valid.  It ONLY means the course provider opted NOT to pay a large fee to be evaluated. The ability to Accredit is a self-proclaimed status.

FACT:  Evaluations of courses do help provide the public with information on what courses to evaluate and recourse for investing in education in one of the approved courses.  If a course is Accredited by an Association and someone who attends that course is unhappy with their course or learning, that person has recourse to go to the Association and ask for resolution help.  However if a course is not listed on an association site, it does NOT mean that course is not reputable or qualified.  It only means that course provider has not asked to be evaluated or has opted not to pay a large sum for this stamp of approval.

FACT:  IAHSP® is an entity in the Industry that DOES provide Accreditations for Courses.  We have reviewed, approved and accredited courses in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Brazil, Israel, and Spain.  In IAHSP®, the evaluation is conducted by individuals who have nearly two decades of experience IN the industry as educators, business owners and leaders.  Because they work IN the industry, they are qualified to recognize aspects of courses that are necessary for students to learn in order for them to be successful.

FACT:  IAHSP® receives NO MONEY for evaluating and approving educational courses in the Home Staging industry.  The accreditation process provided by IAHSP is truly independent and without bias as no funds are being paid in order for an entity to receive an approved accreditation status.

FACT:  There are no rules prohibiting a cross-over in terms of being both in leadership in an Association and also a course developer or instructor.  Any entity or individual who states otherwise is offering up an OPINION – not a fact.

FACT:  Home Staging Courses can ACCREDIT the STUDENT.  The Accreditation recognizes the accomplishment and achievement of an individual who has attended a course.  Most courses in the industry offer a designation and a certification to graduates.  Those that offer an Accreditation as well are providing it to the graduate – giving them the highest level of credibility and status in the industry.

For more information on approved Industry Accreditations, go to www.iahsp.com.  There is a list of industry credentials approved for membership in IAHSP®. If you are a course provider and would like to be evaluated by IAHSP to see if your course is eligible for the IAHSP® Accreditation, please email Jennie@iahsp.com You can also UPLOAD your course to the Hyve.pro portal on the http://www.iahsp.com site and earn money from your courses by getting them in front of industry members.

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals IAHSP® is dedicated to advancing the education of the professional Home Stager and Realtor® as they prepare homes for sale. IAHSP® members strive to serve the public to the best of their ability built upon the principles, practices, and education of approved Home Staging courses and designations.

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Stagers of Color Issue of IAHSP Magazine is here!

The greatly anticipated Stagers of Color Issue is here!

This IAHSP Magazine issue is released publicly (versus our other issues that are for members only) as we want those who are thinking about getting into home staging, and those looking to hire pro-Stagers to see the amazing men and women of color who are part of our growing industry.

IAHSP is proud to share this inspiring issue with our global community and hope it helps increase the success of all stagers as they read the inspiring stories of staging journeys each person included. Thank you to all those who submitted to be included in the issue. If you did not submit and want to be included for our next issue, please let us know!

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Buyer Trends Specialist Course – May 12

Register NOW for the all-new, updated Buyer Trends Specialist (BTS) Designation Course. This will be taught LIVE on May 12th – and recorded for those who cannot attend live. All grads receive NEW BTS Logo, Style Sheets, Course handouts, and more! Position yourself as an EXPERT with your clients and gain CONFIDENCE in discussing updating and trends.

This course will take 4 hours to teach as we cover:

  • Learn the 7 Demographic Groups
  • Identify Who is Buying What and Why
  • Learn How to Identify Home Styles
  • Understand Industry Design Terms
  • Current Color Trends to use for paint recommendations
  • Staging trends to appeal to target buyers
  • Trending Furniture Styles
  • Trending Furniture Colors
  • Interior Material Trends (flooring, fixtures, hardware, counters, carpeting)

The Best LIVE Home Staging & Real Estate Conference Begins in 1 Week – Denver – Sept 24-26. Don’t Miss Out!

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Coronavirus-Covid19-Recommendations for all home staging industry professionals

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) is monitoring the current health pandemic with great concern for all our members around the world. We are hopeful none of our family is impacted personally with this virus and pray for all those who are to date as we continue to see the spread globally. As the home staging industry association leader, we wanted to share guidelines specific to how you can remain viable and earn income during this time while not risking your health and safety.


VIDEO-Consultations or E-ConsultationsThese are a great way to provide necessary information, guidance and support to homeowners who want to prepare their homes for sale now. The steps to accomplish this are fairly simple given today’s technology.

  1. Start with having them send you photos of each room in the house from the doorway, and from all corners (if possible). This will allow you to assess the room as a whole versus from just one vantage point. It allows you to see what is on the walls, in the corners, and see how the room and furniture is positioned relative to other parts of the house.
  2. You would analyze the photos and provide a typed summary for the clients to follow.
  3. Email the summary to the client and agent (if one is involved).
  4. Call the client or do a face-time chat on your phone, use Zoom or Skype or WhatsApp to do a video call. This is recommended so you can see their reaction to the guidelines you shared. If you are not able to see them or them see you the important part of “rapport” is lost and they may not agree to do all you recommend.

Note: We are doing our best NOT to use the word “VIRTUAL” as we are opposed to Virtual Staging as a cheap alternative to real Staging, and as such we do not want to be using that word in conjunction with our services. Alternatives are “E-Consult” or “Tele-Consult” or “Video-Consult” – which all indicate the type of services being provided.

E-PreviewsThese are a great way to provide a proposal for Staging a vacant property without you having to go in person.

  1. Follow the steps above with someone sending you photos of the property.
  2. You prepare the proposal for recommended areas and send to the client.
  3. Follow up on the phone or via a video call.
  4. The Staging can be scheduled and installed as long as your state/region allows you to be out OR you get things set when bans will be lifted.

Property Showings:

Tips for BUYERS: Buyers are still out looking for properties and have to purchase for work or lifestyle decisions. A property that is Staged shows great online and in person showings can be done taking these precautions:

No open houses are being done to protect the public and homeowners. Tips to share with buyers:

  1. Keep hand-sanitizer by the front door for all buyers to use.
  2. If you are an agent bringing buyers, make sure you all use the sanitizer before anyone enters the home.
  3. Do not touch door knobs, cabinets knobs and light switches. Do not use the restroom in the house. If there is an urgent need, please make sure the homeowner knows this was done so they can take disinfectant measures.
  4. If anyone in the buying group is not feeling well, do NOT go to a home to look in person. Stay home. Let someone else be your eyes.

Tips for SELLERS: Your house is for sale and Buyers need to see it in person to make an important decision to purchase. If you are in an area where showings are allowed, take these precautions to ensure your home is protected from potential exposure.

  1. Keep hand santizer in a basket outside the front door. Make it mandatory that any agents and buyers use the sanitizer before entering your home.
  2. You can provide disposable gloves for buyers and agents to wear as an added precaution. Keep a small trash can outside your front door (or in other discreet area out front) for buyers and agents to throw their used gloves away once they exit your home.
  3. Keep all doors open throughout the house. This will minimize the chances of other people touching your door knobs where germs can be present.
  4. Wipe down all switch plates for lights and turn on all the lights in the house so agents and buyers do not have to do this. Instruct agents NOT to turn off any of the lights.
  5. Fold your toilet paper end into a point in every bathroom. If you return home and the end is not folded anymore, you know someone used the bathroom and you will want to sanitize it.
  6. Keep plenty of lysol and disinfectant wipes on hand to wipe down doorknobs, cabinet knobs, and light switches.

SYMPTOMS and TIPS to help minimize the exposure and impact of this virus.


If you suspect you may have contracted the virus, call your doctor. Do not immediately go to the ER as the hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. To find a location for testing in your area, GOOGLE your city and state/province/country as there is not one site that has the information pulled together by state or country.


If you or someone you know is struggling due to this pandemic please let us know how we can support you through this challenging time. Email Jennie@iahsp.com

Announcing First Two IAHSP® Conference & EXPO Keynote Speakers PLUS NEW Industry Designation!

IAHSP® Conference & EXPO – the Home Staging Industry Event of the YEAR is bringing exciting, knowledgeable and quality KEYNOTE SPEAKERS to you! We have 3 we have lined up – we have announced TWO so far! The THIRD one will be announced soon!

Go to www.IAHSPConEXPO.com to register now before prices go up! Lock in PRIORITY ATTENDEE STATUS and be first in line for KEYNOTE Meet and Greets, Premier Seating, and Special Exclusive Speak Easy during our Awards Dinner Great Gatsby Gala!


JONNY FOWLER

JONNY FOWLER: Jonny is a marketing and social media guru. Jonny founded Hancock Mortgage and has helped grow a thriving business. One of his main passions is marketing and social media, as an Industry Leader Professional Speaker Social Media Specialist and Industry Innovator. Jonny shares in-depth, timely information that works to bring you business. He understand how platforms like Facebook and Instagram work and teaches how to work the system to outsmart algorithms that limit our exposure. You will learn not just what to do but HOW to do it. His two-hour keynote session will be one of the BEST you have heard to help your business grow and thrive.


RAVI HUTHEESING

RAVI HUTHEESING is an international keynote speaker and cultural
catalyst. He empowers businesses, educators, and millions of
people worldwide to pivot and transcend cultural and generational
divides, and his incomparable life story keeps audiences on the
edge of their seats.

The first American-born member of the family that created and
governed the world’s largest democracy for over 40 years, Ravi is
the grand-nephew of Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first prime
minister) and the cousin of prime ministers Indira Gandhi and
Rajiv Gandhi.

His worldwide visibility skyrocketed in 1997 when he became the guitarist for triple Grammy nominee, Hanson, whose massive millennial fan base catapulted them to the White House, Madison Square Garden, Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and more.

in 2014, he was invited to serve as a cultural diplomat for the US Department of State and went to Russia to give presentations on arts, entrepreneurship, and youth leadership. In 2016, he went to Indonesia and created songwriting and cultural entrepreneurship programs that bridged
the most severe cultural and religious divides.
As a global citizen, Ravi continues to pivot and grow. He shares his experiences and revelations in an effort to increase cross-cultural understanding and create a pathway to world peace.


NEW INDUSTRY DESIGNATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES!

We have industry experts sharing on this topic. Ravi Hutheesing will be part of this designation education.

All attendees at the 2020 IAHSP® Conference & EXPO will earn their IAHSP®-CDE – Cultural Diversity Expert Designation.

We are in a people business and Staging is a global service. Our cities and communities are becoming more diverse with multi-cultural influences from people from all over the world.

Misunderstandings or misimpressions about differences can offend people by mistake and we need to understand cultural differences, nuances and traditions in order to better serve our clients.

The IAHSP® Cultural Diversity Expert Designation (IAHSP-CDE®) will teach you:

  1. About major cultural groups and what their expectations are in business
  2. Do’s and Don’ts in working with various cultures and ethnicities
  3. How to approach sensitive issues related to Staging
  4. Why Diversity and Inclusivity are linked together
    Our Speakers for this session will provide expert insights on the topic.

Go to www.IAHSPConEXPO.com to register now! Prices go up soon! Call 844-IAHSP99 for information!

IAHSP® Announces Director of Diversity – Deborah Plowden

IAHSP® – The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® is pleased to announce the addition of Deborah Plowden, ASPM, IAHSP-Premier, to our IAHSP® International Board in the position of Director of Diversity.


IAHSP® is always looking for ways to be inclusive, collaborative and provide opportunities for success for all members of our industry. With the focus on issues of diversity, inclusion and concerns related to racism, sexism and ageism that is in our society, we need to take a responsible approach to how our association and leadership addresses and represents diversity and promotes inclusivity not just for IAHSP® but for our industry as whole.

– Jennie Norris, IAHSP Chairwoman

This new and important role will focus on the following:

  • The Director of Diversity will assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse International Association of Home Staging Professionals.
  • The Director of Diversity will help to maintain cohesion along the dimensions, of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
  • The Director of Diversity will help to dispel any negative sterotypes and personal biases about different groups and cultures and help to build bridges of trust, respect, and understanding across cultures.
  • The Director of Diversity will assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining diversity among IAHSP membership.
  • The Director will design training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values.
  • The Director of Diversity will serve to help maintain international and global diversity within IAHSP.
  • The Director of Diversity will serve as a referral person to all IAHSP members in the area of maintaining diversity.
  • The Director of Diversity will help plan, guide and advise President and executive officers on diversity, equity, and affirmative action matters of IAHSP.
  • The Director of Diversity will work with other educational providers to ensure a path to Home Staging education for all socio-economic, race and ethnicity groups so Home Staging is an industry available to all those who desire to be part of it.

For information on joining IAHSP, go to www.iahsp.com. For more information on this program and what we offer, please email Deborah.plowden@iahsp.com


Deborah Plowden, founder and CEO of Debonair Home Staging & Redesign LLC, is the only Professional Home Stager that’s an Accredited Staging Professional Master® (ASPM®) and Staging Design Professional™ (SDP™), located in Houston, TX and the surrounding areas.

Deborah combines staging and apply design principles, as well as her own unique natural design talent, to every staging project giving her clients maximum results such as offers in as little as one day, receiving  multiple offers and selling over list price.  

Having moved numerous times herself while serving in the  U.S. Military, Deborah understands the importance for all homeowners to sell quickly and get top dollar for one of their biggest investments.  By providing impeccable customer care while demonstrating her expertise and professionalism on every staging project from start to finish, Deborah has received the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) Best of Home Staging Customer Service Award.

With her leadership skills and passion to help her fellow colleagues succeed,  she pours countless hours into guiding and mentoring many members of the Greater Houston Chapter IAHSP® while committing herself to various positions as President, Education Chair and Membership Chair resulting in her being a recipient of the IAHSP® Best of Home Staging Industry Leadership Award.

Deborah has appeared on Real Estate radio talk shows, taught many Home Staging classes and been featured in local newspaper articles.

Great design brings harmony, great staging brings equity!” – Deborah Plowden  

Inman Contributor – Check out the article from IAHSP Chairwoman and Sr Exec VP

Jennie Norris, IAHSP Chairwoman and John Norris, Sr Exec VP, shared an article with Inman that was published on September 30th. The article covered what is an Improvement versus Maintenance when selling a home.

https://www.inman.com/2019/09/30/improvement-vs-maintenance-how-to-explain-the-difference/

Staging Industry Awards Deadline is FRIDAY, Aug 30th!

The IAHSP Staging Industry Awards deadline for submissions is THIS FRIDAY, Aug 30th at 11:45PM. Make sure you get your information submitted on time as there will be no extensions granted.

Voting will begin on August 31st!

Please go to http://www.StagingIndustryAwards.com for more information and to submit a deserving colleague, friend or family member!