Can Anyone Stage

Kevin Andrew is an accredited Staging Professional trained by Barb Schwarz – The creator of Home Staging. Please see Barb’s comments below.

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 stagers today. Some of them have simply proclaimed themselves stagers. After teaching the concepts of Home Staging across the country since 1985 and after staging 5,000 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.
At we provide the most detailed and finest staging training in the staging industry today. Our designations of ASP® or ASPM® 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. ASPs® and ASPMs® follow a professional code of ethics and have set policies, as standards of excellence to follow, as they serve their clients.

Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®
IAHSP® Founder and Chairwoman of The Board of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation
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