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Anita Richardson, CHSSP Home Staging Course Author

Anita Richardson, 

CHSSP Course Director, HouseWow Property Styling Director and Founder of the Home Staging Network.



























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CHSSP Certified Home Staging and Property Styling Professional Course - Frequently Asked Questions


How long will the CHSSP Course take me to complete?

Is a Home Staging Career for me?


These questions are inter-related. How long you will take to complete the Course and whether a Home Staging Career will suit you, depends on your current skills, natural aptitudes for creativity, design and your people skills. 


The factors playing the biggest part are related to you and your skills and aptitudes.


The easy factors are the Course content, which will help you to understand what is involved in a Home Staging Career and what you will need to know to start a Career in Home Staging.


Consider you, and your aptitudes first. Then we will show information and images from the online course web pages so that you can make an informed decision about the course and whether Home Staging is the career for you.


If you are creative, enjoy styling and everything about making a home attractive and stand out from the crowd  then I am sure that you will enjoy the CHSSP Course because it has lots of property styling images and knowledge to make it fun and interesting to complete quickly and to help you to make a start in a career in Home Staging. 


One 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 results.

Molly Marshall, Mersyside.


On this page we've included images from a HouseWow® project. Anita Richardson, CHSSP course author project managed in her home staging and show home business HouseWow®.  Initially as a self employed business start up, Anita offered home staging and styling services as a sole trader but developed the business as a Limited company to become a well known brand  and Anita provides business background and insight though out the CHSSP course with information and real project exercises. 


The 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 information Guides in the Modules, considering the exercises and completing the exercises.   The average student aims to complete one exercise per week and takes 10 to 12 weeks to complete the course. However, online study is flexible and fits to your needs, so that some students have regular breaks for other commitments and complete the course in a year, but say the online exercises are easy to return to and pick up where they left off.


Here is the link if you want to get started to Enrol on the course now>


However, if you want to consider your personal starting point, the Course content and the timescale over which you would complete the Course then read on. 


We will take the following questions one at a time -


1) How much current knowledge, skills and aptitude do you have for styling and interior decorating on a low budget? 

2) How much knowledge do you have about the property market?

3) How much do you enjoying working with people?

4) How much do you know about business start up  or being self employed?

5) How motivated are you to complete the Course?


Question 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 have a creative aptitude you are off to a good start.


Question 2) How much knowledge do you have about the property market?


If you keep yourself aware of the housing market , local property prices and issues such as stamp duty rates then you are off and running and can use CHSSP Module 4 as a refresher.  Module 4 provides information to read about the basics of the property buying and selling process. There are useful links to online resources where you can research local housing market conditions and keep up to date. 


Question 3) How much do you enjoying working with people?


Are you a people person? Do you like people? If 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. 


Question 4) How much do you know about business start up and being self employed?   


If you have run a business or started a business before then you will find the 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. 


If you haven't had any experience of starting or running a business then we give you the essentials to get you started as quickly and simply as possible. The CHSSP Business Module 6 provides information and essential links to Government Departments.  Module 6 also provides over 40 Document templates from stationery, timetables, price estimates, costings to quotations, letters of appointment and business start up checklists.  


One CHSSP Graduate said:"I'd done an interior design and basic house doctoring course, but CHSSP has really given me the confidence I need. The business and marketing modules were excellent, and all the templates invaluable."  

Jane Lee, Sussex


Question 5) How motivated are you to complete the Course?


If you feel motivated to learn more about Home Staging and to make changes in your career then you 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  you will realise that you already possess most of the skills needed to create some fantastic results. 



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To find out more about the Course content and how quickly you can work through it to become a Certified Home Staging and Property Styling Professional, read on.


What course content is online and how do I complete exercises?


Download the CHSSP course Prospectus here CHSSP Course Prospectus.


The Main menu shows each Module topic, each exercise and exercise reveals (solutions to the projects). Each Module has links to various sub topics with lots of information, images and resources.  Each Exercise is available online from the online menu. 


The course leads you through the content one Module at a time.  The student area has resources such as Design scheme room planner software and home staging business insurance and suppliers.


See example course pages and how to complete exercises here 

How do I complete CHSSP course exercises? >


What time should I set aside to complete the CHSSP Course?

Setting a personal weekly time to complete the CHSSP Course will help you to fastrack and complete more quickly.

Try to log in to complete exercises at regular intervals.  If you spare a few hours each week to complete exercises then you'll keep momentum and work through the Course quickly. If a busy schedule prevents this then the user friendly student home page and menu will quickly show you where you left off.

If you complete one Module per week the Course will take 9 weeks to complete. However some students complete 1 Module per day and complete in a Week.  Others complete the course over several months, because of personal circumstances, and the course is entirely flexible to suit you.  

An average total time to complete the course would be 4 to 5 hours per Module over 9 Modules.

The CHSSP Course will enable you to make career changes and fulfil an ambition to start a Home Staging Career.  

If you are ready to take the first steps then begin by registering on the CHSSP Certified Home Staging and Professional Styling Course by clicking the link below.

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Other useful links:

Download the CHSSP Prospectus   |   Enrol on CHSSP Home Staging Course  |  Home Staging Course Index


Other information:

10 reasons to choose CHSSP over other Home Staging Courses >

What's the difference between Interior Design and Home Staging?

How do I complete exercises?