Look for these "Accredited Staging Professional" Logos!

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In March 2005, Lauren attended classes and hands-on training to become the only Realtor with the APS (Accredited Staging® Professional) designation in Cecil, Harford and Kent Counties, MD and the whole state of Delaware!

(The following article was written by Barb Schwartz, ASPM, CSP, CASPT, Creator of Home Staging® in 1972, President of StagedHomes.com)

"You may ask yourself, 'Why would I need or want to Stage® my home with an ASP or ASPM? What is an ASP or ASPM anyway?' and, 'Can't anyone Stage a home professionally?'

It is interesting to see how many people have started to call themselves Stager® out in the world today. Basically they have just proclaimed themselves as Stagers®. After teaching the concept of Home Staging® across the country since 1985 and after Staging® 1,600 homes myself since 1972 I have begun to see self-proclaimed Stagers® appear who have no training or Home Staging® experience at all. These people have not studied how to Stage® Homes... they just heard about the idea and began to call themselves Stagers®.

As in any industry it is so important that training and professionalism be the norm, not the exception. This is what we are all about at Stagedhomes.com and also our International Association of Home Staging® Professionals Association.

At Stagedhomes.com we provide the most detailed and finest Staging® training in the Staging® industry today. Our Designations of ASPT or ASPMT mean "Accredited Staging® Professionals" or "Accredited Staging® Professional Masters". In other words our graduates are Accredited and are thoroughly trained to Stage? Homes as Staging® was intended to be done. This is what the public can now count on. ASPs and ASPMs have invested a great deal of time, talent, and financial investment to become Accredited Staging® Professionals. The ASP/ASPM Designation now sets the standard and is the benchmark of excellence and training in the Staging® Industry I am privileged to have first started in 1972!

ASPs and ASPMs have the guidelines, skills, talent, and knowledge to be able to serve the client creatively in the best way possible and at the most reasonable cost. ASPsT and ASPMs follow a professional code of ethics and have set policies, as standards of excellence to follow, as they serve their clients.

When you list your home for sale, list it with an ASPT Realtor® and then have it professionally Staged® by an ASPT/ASPMT Stager® and you will be served in the highest way possible to help ensure you receive top dollar for your home in the most reasonable amount of time.

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Interested? Curious? Please visit www.stagedhomes.com or call Lauren for more information at 443.350.5229
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