Certified Home Staging and Property Styling Professional
- Frequently Asked Questions
long will the CHSSP Course take to complete?
a Home Staging Career for me?
I need computer skills to complete the course? more
How do I complete
long the course will take you and whether a Home Staging Career will suit you, depends
essentially on your natural styling creativity, any
current design skills, people skills and motivation as
well as how much time you have available in your busy
Whatever your starting point,
CHSSP Course content is easy to access, flexible to
fit within the time you have available and it will help
you to understand exactly what's involved in a Home Staging
Career and what you need to know to start a Home Staging
and Styling business.
you enjoy interior styling and everything about
making a home attractive then you will enjoy
the CHSSP Course because it has lots of practical property styling
examples, images and information to make learning fun and to
inspire you to complete the course quickly and start a career in Home
CHSSP Graduate said:"I
found the course content all incredibly useful. Each
stage was well explained and it was great to be able to
work at my own pace at times to suit me. I couldn't wait
to see the (project) reveals at the end (of an exercise)
and was delighted when my ideas matched the actual
images to the left are from a Home Staging job which Anita Richardson, CHSSP course author,
project managed at HouseWow®. Initially Anita offered
and styling services as a sole trader but developed the business as a Limited company
to become a
well known and successful brand. Anita provides insight
throughout the CHSSP
course with business start up advice, real project exercises, client background,
reveals and voice overs.
quick answer to "how long
will the course take me?" is that an average student would
take approximately 4 to 5 hours per Module over 9
Modules or 45 hours in total. This would
include reading the Modules,
considering the exercises and then completing the
exercises. The average student aims to
complete one exercise per week and takes 10 to 12 weeks
to complete the course. However, study is
flexible so that some students
have breaks for various commitments and complete
the course in a year, whilst other students work in a
focussed way and complete the course in two weeks.
Everyone who has completed over a year has commented
that the course is easy to return to and pick up where they left off.
now and Enrol
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if you want to consider your personal starting point,
the Course content and the timescale over which you
would complete the Course then read
take the following questions one at a time -
How much current knowledge, skills and aptitude do you have for styling and interior decorating on a
How much knowledge do you have about the property
How much do you enjoying working with people?
How much do you know about business start up or being self employed?
How motivated are you to complete the Course?
1) How much current knowledge, skills and aptitude do
you have for styling and interior decorating on
a low budget?
Most people who are interested in learning more
about Home Staging and Property styling as a business
already have a natural aptitude for creativity and
design. The Home Staging and Property Styling CHSSP
Modules 1 to 3 take these existing skills and shape them
to give you the confidence and knowledge required to use
those skills effectively in a home staging business with
paying customers. If you already have a creative aptitude
then you're off to a good start!
2) How much knowledge do you have about the property
If you keep yourself aware of the housing
market , local property prices and issues such as
stamp duty rates then you can
use CHSSP Module 4 as a refresher. Module 4
provides information about the
property buying and selling process. There are useful
links to resources where you can keep up to date.
3) How much do you enjoying working with people?
Are you a people person?
you enjoy talking about property and want
to advise people about how to make the most of property style, practical layout, storage and
declutter issues - then again you are almost there.
CHSSP Module 5 looks at customer liaison, tact and
diplomacy and how to assist clients with wise decisions
about changes to their beloved home.
4) How much do you know about business start up and
being self employed?
If you have
ever run a business or started a
business before then you will find CHSSP Module 6
Business section a refresher - be sure to use the Business start up checklist so that you don't
miss out on useful time saver tips.
you haven't had any experience of starting or running a
business then we give you the essentials to get started as quickly and simply as possible.
Business Module 6 provides information and resources links to
useful Government start up advice.
6 also provides
Document templates from stationery, timetables, price
estimates, costings to
quotations, letters of appointment and business start up
CHSSP Graduate said:"I'd
done an interior design and basic house doctoring
course, but CHSSP has really given me the confidence I
business and marketing modules were excellent, and all
the document templates invaluable."
5) How motivated are you to complete the Course?
you feel motivated to learn
more about Home Staging and to make
changes in your career then you now have the
opportunity to do so. The CHSSP Course makes learning
about home staging fun and easy - you will enjoy the
learning process. As the images and videos reveal
real life home staging projects you will feel
enlightened and will realise that you
already possess some of the skills needed to create fantastic results.
To get started
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To find out more about the Course content
quickly you can work through it to become a Certified
Home Staging and Property Styling Professional, read on.
How do I complete
leads you through the content and exercises one Module at a
time from a menu. The student learning platform has resources such as Design
scheme room planner software and home
staging business insurance and suppliers. The
student learning platform also provides access to Tutor
support. See example CHSSP course webpages and