Certified Home Staging and Styling Professional Course

CHSSP® is the Certified Home Staging and Styling Professional Course, in association with the Home Staging Network, which provides a professional level of achievement within the Home Staging and property styling industry.

Home Staging and Styling business solutions

Everything you need to know to set up and run a professional Home Staging business is right here. One place, one course, chssp.com
The CHSSP Course has long been recognised for quality comprehensive online training for the Home Staging and styling industry; building a wide range of skills in quality Home Staging and Styling services, design software, working with clients, project management and starting and running a business. From home staging techniquess to document templates, to accounting and marketing advice we cover all angles. Now CHSSP also brings you the latest in technology so that you can be the best you can be creatively and efficiently:

*NEW* CHSSP Online now ALSO includes

Virtual Consultations and services are not new, but they are being used more widely recently. Virtual solutions can save you time and bring more clients to your business. We review the solutions which will work best for our industry and how to offer a range of services using the latest technology.
How to work efficiently and keep track of your clients and workflow.
The best digital solutions for stagers and stylists reviewed by our experts:

- Best digital cloud accounting options
- Digitial project management for creative businesses
- Digital solutions for billing by time, product sourcing, specifying, purchasing and accounting
- Digitial signatures for quotes, contracts and inventory signing
- Document templates and managing your workflow
Home Office business solutions to get the most out of your working day, whatever the size of space you may be working in from home.
Website Design solutions for creative businesses.
CHSSP in-house Webdesign team create unique business websites to showcase your services.

From start of learning through to business set up and running a professional Home Staging and Styling business we've got you covered.

Coronavirus COVID-19 - We're still open for business!

"The CHSSP® course and all resources are online within our learning platform. Our Staff and Tutors work remotely and can continue to answer any questions and process new registrations, course assessments and the CHSSP Home Stagers Directory. We are taking the precaution of sending digitial certificates by email rather than posting them out at this time.
In addition we've included advice about virtual Home Staging services within the course to support the temporary circumstances we see; currently requiring working at a distance from clients. We continue to support all Government requirements for the safety of everyone and recommend the stay safe, stay home directive where at all possible."

How to Qualify as a Home Staging Professional

CHSSP® study modules are designed to build your knowledge of home staging, property styling, business practice, customer service, marketing of your business and property market awareness. The course is completely flexible and you can study at home at your own pace.

All course content, exercises and tutor support is available online through your personal student home page. Emails are not necessary.

Students successfully completing the course receive a CHSSP Certificate, a CHSSP logo to use in business documents and a graduate verification web page.

The CHSSP® online course provides all the information and resources required to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in professional home staging. Example property projects are detailed in videos and slideshows with full costings, customer details and solutions revealed. An interior design course qualification isn't required to complete the CHSSP® home staging course.
10 Reasons to choose CHSSP Home Staging course.

Home Staging - the Definition:

"Home Staging is about making a home appeal to the highest number of potential buyers in order to sell the property faster for more money. Home Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appearance by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive home with lifestyle and buyer appeal".

Are Home Staging Business services needed?

Most home buyers search online before visiting their local estate agent. Rightmove alone has over 900,000 properties for sale at any time, so with buyers scrolling through thousands of pictures of potential homes, the way a home is styled and presented really makes all the difference.

Does Home Staging increase property value?

The UK Home Staging Association Report 2018 survey of Estate Agents and property developers shows 95% said Home Staged homes sold faster than none-staged homes.

HSA Report showed 100% of Estate Agents surveyed said that Home Staging increased property price.

Property Developers surveyed by HSA UK said 44% of their property had increased above its value by 10% from using Home Staging services.

UK's Rightmove shows Home Staged homes secured 8% more than non-staged homes.

Worldwide: 85% of staged property saw a 6-25% increase in selling price compared to other local property not professionally staged. Source: HSR International 2018.

Survey of professionally Staged properties worldwide

Over 85% of the 4,200 staged homes worldwide surveyed by HSR International saw at least 6-25% more from the sale of their professionally staged home than the home in the same market that was not professionally staged. The largest percentage of results, 68% of the homes actually came in at 9-12% increase.

Home staging statistics at the UK's largest property portal Rightmove, reveal that home staged property secures more viewings and offers, commands a higher asking price and on average sell for 8% more than non-staged homes. On a property worth £300,000, that's a whopping extra £24,000.

What does Home Staging cost?

A professional Home Staging service costs on average 1-2% of the property value.
So on a £300,00 home the mid-range cost would be £4,500.

The researched statistics quoted by HSR International show an increase in value of 6-25%
and a faster sale resulting in a very good net profit on the investment.

What opportunities are there for a Home Staging business?

Companies spend millions creating the right image for their products through display and presentation. Professional Home Staging, 'the art of making a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers', is very popular in the US and increasingly growing as a business service both in the UK, Europe, Australia and throughout the world.

CHSSP® Graduates include successful Home Staging businesses established in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, North America, Barbados, South America, Spain, France, Austria, Italy, Serbia, Luxemberg, Czechia, Hungary, Croatia, Greece and Thailand.

For many years US Homeowners have used staging companies to get their property sold faster for more money. UK homeowners are increasingly catching on, taking up services and getting into the Home Staging philosophy.

The future for Home Staging businesses

The number of UK housing transactions in 2018 were 1.18 million. Those transactions are forecast to rise to a total of 1.3 million by the year 2022. (Source: Gov.uk)

In 2018 new build house sales were approximately 200,000. These figures show that almost a million homeowners and investors put property on the market and sold during 2018. In additional a large number put their property on the market but failed to sell. That's over a million properties going to market and available to benefit from Home Staging services. Approximately 200,000 new build properties annually available to benefit from show home staging as property developers increasingly turn to staging companies to get the best price on their investment.

Research from estate agent Savills revealed that 53 homes worth over £1 million were sold in the UK every day in 2017. Or put another way, one property worth over £1 million sold every 27 minutes, with a record 19,300 homes sold in this price bracket during 2017. That's a sizeable property portfolio of worth available for Home Staging Services.
Author: Anita Richardson, CHSSP® Course Director. Founder of the Home Staging Network. CEO of House Wow. Source and Credits for statistics as stated above.

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