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What is Audra's Story and why did she start the Home Staging Resource?

You can read A LOT more about my background, awards and achievements on the About Us page, but here's a quick video on why I started the Home Staging Resource...

How are you different from other staging training companies out there?

There are a ton of reasons why HSR stands out as the best staging and redesign training company available and here are a few to consider as you shop around:

The HSR Certification training was the first and is the only US based Accredited Staging and Redesign training recognized by the Real Estate Staging Association.

Other programs don't provide a directory listing OR will charge for the directory listing, additional forms, recorded training, help or service SEPARATELY.  We want a long-term relationship with our Members and we know that setting you up for success is how we create that relationship.  We give you everything you'll need for this business at one low flat price.  We would be doing a disservice to you otherwise.

Other programs will give you business forms/guides or website pages littered with their own brand and selling their own training programs.  HSR gives you all the guides and forms in Word, so you can customize them to your OWN look and feel.  HSR creates gorgeous websites that promote you...not us or our training!  Again, we want YOU to look good.

Other programs have you attend a 3-day classroom or listen to teleconference training and then you're done.  HSR creates long-lasting relationships and community with its members by providing ongoing training, tools and materials through our extensive Members Training Area.  We are also available for our members at all times via email and telephone.  We keep your business current and are actively interested in your success.

Buyers beware!  If you feel the staging training website is shoddy and lacks professionalism, very likely their material will as well.  If the training does nothing but promote the specific owner, very likely your materials will as well.

Don't take our word for it!  If you're serious about this, feel free to contact any of our Members in our directory for their feedback, as well as read our many testimonials.  HSR prides itself on having 100% happy and satisfied members.  No other training provider will tell you to do that!

Do I have to have a design and decorating background?

While some of our members do come from the interior design field, most do not which is the beauty of the home staging industry!  What you must have is a passion for design, interiors and a "natural eye for design". 

If you don't love design, homes and decorating then this is not for you.  If you're an HGTV junkie and the one your friends always go to for design tips then this is for you.  If you have subscriptions to every decorating magazine available and have been studying this as a hobby or formally then this is for you!  Join a great industry where you can take your decorating passion and skills and make money while helping people get more money out of selling their most valuable commodity.  It's a highly rewarding experience!

This is not something that you can easily "train" yourself on.  We give you step by step guides, video on over 30 homes staged, photo galleries and detailed training to refine your skills but your success lies in your staging talent and the ability to recognize design problems and create solutions.

Does the certification course really take 21 days? Do I have access after that period?

HSR has put together a three week training program online but it is self-paced so you can go as fast as you want or take your time to get through it...it's completely up to you!  Our goal is to help you get your business set up and off the ground within 21 days.  On average, it usually takes about 4 hours a day for around 21 days to quickly go through it.  Your HSR Membership lasts a year, so you have plenty of time to finish!

I am a veteran home stager. What can HSR do for me?

Simply put, we will take your business to the next level!  In fact, every veteran stager who has taken our course has said that it doubled their business because our marketing section is like no other!  We have advanced marketing training on branding, Facebook Advertising, blogging, social networking and give you a step-by-step marketing plan.

HSR is the MOST trafficked staging website on the Internet so if you have a home staging business, you really should be on our directory.

Here is a quote from Ellen in TX who has staged over 2000 homes and joined HSR:  "With every page I review I think "this is what I do or use or envisioned" AND "I wish HSR was around when I started my business"!  I worked for 3 months straight preparing the infrastructure of my business in the winter of 2001 so that I could launch with a professional face.  You've thought of everything, and more, than I did!"

Do you have any "hands-on training" options and how is it different?

Yes, but unlike other training companies we don't assume you actually need it and should pay for it...that's why we cost significantly less.

We have a mentoring program you can purchase in our Member Store for $500 where we connect you with a veteran, successful stager who understands your location for a day of job shadowing.  We pay that veteran stager to give you a great experience. 

Having said all of that, most of our members don't need that after they go through our 21-day program because the program is a built-in confidence booster and all of our grads feel comfortable in the field after going through it.

About how many hours a day is the Certification Training?

It really depends on how fast you can absorb the materials and put into action the steps needed to build your business.  We have people finish in 3 weeks working about 4 hours a day while others choose to take 2 months...it's entirely up to you and that's the beauty of self-paced AND being able to refer back and hit the rewind button on some items.

What is the renewal fees after my year of membership is up?

Complete renewal details can be found at https://www.homestagingresources.com/renewals/

After a year the website is yours*, so at that time you can renew your domain yourself and host it elsewhere OR renew your HSR Membership with us for $350 which means we will:

**Pay to host your website for another year

**Provide continued training and superior help desk support

**Continued login access into our Member's Area for a year where we always add new info, training, forms, tools and content

**Most importantly you keep your Directory listing with us and this alone should bring in enough business to justify $350 (we have new members getting calls the very next day from Realtors as our Directory is the most trafficked staging directory on the Internet* currently!)

I have a business partner...do we both have to pay full payment to take the course?

On average, it takes someone 3-4 days to get through it all. The course is broken up into a 85-page color CCE Training Manual and 6 Training Video Modules that each take a couple hours to absorb.

Download the Course Calendar

It’s a lot of valuable material, so you won’t want to rush. Since it’s at your own pace, you set your hours.  We also recommend you wait till you get your large CCE Package in the mail before you get started on Modules 2-4 because you will need your fan decks handy.

If I pay in payment installments, do you limit my access?

No!  Regardless of how you pay, the moment you pay for the course you get INSTANT access into our Members Training Area where you can get started right away.  We priority mail a large, 300-page Training Manual (which takes about 5 business days) but you can download the first week of the manual in the Members Area if you're anxious to get started.

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Thank you Audra for truly covering every aspect of starting a new business. I went into this training nervous, confused, and with a very blurred idea of what home staging is. Now, just by following the detailed steps of the training, I have a full company that I am CONFIDENT about and I'm so excited and ready to make homes beautiful! I was happy to discover that not only does Audra cover home staging, but she also provides more business ideas for you to get involved with and make extra money! This industry is full of opportunity once you jump on in! I feel like I chiseled off the first 2 years of trial and error for a startup business and I no longer see any room for failure. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Trust the process people, this gal knows what shes doing!

Ann Tristani - Ann Tristani Design

I just completed my training! I must say, this training was very informative, very information packed, and very helpful. You would be hard pressed to find a comprehensive step by step guide to setting up your own business anywhere like this! Guys, this is your business wrapped in a bow! Can't get any simpler than that! Thank you Audra 1000 times over!

Jacqueline Tillery - JST Real Estate Interiors

Audra has sincere passion and dedication to the staging industry as demonstrated through her training. I chose to embark on this journey with Audra as a trainer because I like her realist approach to business, her positive attitude, and attention to detail in her training materials. Education and learning is a necessity for me as I am curious by nature. Audra far exceeded my expectations as I learned more through her course then I could have anticipated. Thank you, Audra.

Amy Beers - House of Sheldon

I have to admit, at first I was skeptical to do an online training versus a live training...boy was I wrong for ever doubting that. The amount of material that I obtained through Audra's online training was remarkable!! The added bonus is that I have all the information and training tools readily available at my disposal. The team was very helpful when I had questions. I highly recommend getting a website, best decision besides making the decision to go with Audra for my training!

Kristen Seibold - Aspire Home Design

Audra, you hit a home run with this training course! I found it extremely easy to follow and work into a very hectic schedule. As a 30+ year realtor who works closely with all my clients in preparation for their home sell, I discovered there many other services I can now offer before and after the selling process. Thank you Audra, I look forward to following you and your fabulous group of Stagers & Redesigners.

Sheila Jordan

I have absolutely loved the CCE course. I have learned a tremendous amount of information about choosing paint colors that will greatly enhance my business as a designer/stager. Thank you so very much Audra!!

Holly Young - Grace Designs OC

I have always been crazy about color and considered myself having a great eye for it. But never understanding the "how's & why's" created anxiety behind my "fake-it 'till you make-it" attitude when helping clients with paint colors. I have worked in the design industry for 20 plus years in different capacities and wish that I had this material earlier in my carrier. Audra's course has turned on light-bulbs for me and given me a renewed excitement and confidence that I truly didn't expect. Thank you Audra...I got'a go paint stuff!

Dee Rippey - Dee Rippey Designs

Audra Slinkey and Home Staging Resource provide the most extensive tools, resources, and training to successfully start your business in staging/redesign and more. While some say that staging can be done by anyone, with HSR training and the materials provided, HSR Certified Stagers/Redesigners become the professional experts in this field.

Sherry Carwile - Modern Design Home Staging/Styling

I have to say this training is one of the best I've seen associated to the Home Staging industry. It is extremely thorough and provides step by step processes to set one up for success. The additional support on marketing is unmatched. Having the visuals ready to go for us and research available and cited saves so much time. The premium website package is FANTASTIC and definitely worth every penny!

Brigitte Hughes - Hughes Home Staging

I love ALL of Audra's trainings. She keeps the modules short so I can pace myself and she provides loads of handouts and other documents for me to use in my business. I really feel my success is her success and she is invested, not just out to add to her numbers. I always recommend HSR when asked about staging training and now I can add CCE too!

Leslie Berdahl - 1st Stage Home Design

HSR gave me much more information than I could have dreamed. I have owned several businesses and have had to start them up from the ground, which takes several months to implement systems and a lot of trial and error. HSR has already done the trial and error and allows me to implement systems and data immediately What a time saver! It also gives me the confidence from knowledge learned to implement my business immediately.

Jo Ellen Weisner - Epic Staging

The Color Expert Training has provided me not only with with so much knowledge, but has given me the confidence and tools to be able to successfully up my home staging business. Without a doubt, I would totally recommend Audra! :)

Mickey Benedict - Mickey's Staging Solutions

As an interior design and real estate agent I came to this training with a fairly solid background and understanding of home staging, but Audra was able to help me put my business together in such a professional manner. She is extremely detailed in her experience with not only design, but with best business practices and marketing. Her wealth of information is something that I am sure I will be reflecting back on in the months to come. Thank you, Audra for helping me put my best foot forward in this new venture.

Melinda Mack - Melinda Mack Interiors

As I've begun building my business, Beautifying Spaces LLC, a critical component was laying a foundation of education. I thoroughly researched staging training and decided on HSR. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made, far exceeding even my highest expectations in Audra's unmatched expertise, beyond comprehensive training materials and support network There is absolutely nothing like it and I believe it has made the difference between endless cold calling and confident, educated, state of the art staging and marketing! Thank you doesn't even come close to expressing my gratitude to Audra and HSR!

Cheryl Wnek - Beautifying Spaces LLC

Going through the HSR certification training has been a total game changer. I have gained so much knowledge, not just about staging but how to run your business. The staging part I had down pat. However, I know now that my business would have suffered on the marketing (web design, presentations, bold, etc) end had it not been for HSR.

Amy C. Scarborough - Happy Is The After

HSR Training with Audra was incredibly helpful and insightful. I had already started my business and received previous training but the first training I took was dated and disappointing (kind of like so many houses before staging!). I struggled for a while and then I found HSR training and it was amazing. It answered so many questions and taught me so much of what I use today. My business is growing, thanks to Audra and her wonderful training.

Adrienne Young - Copper Key Designs

Just finished the HSR E-Design course and some of the Design Files videos... MIND BLOWN!... SPEECHLESS! This is going to be a game changer for me and my design projects. For years, I have been creating these boards in photoshop, then turning them into pdfs, then manually creating links to the products. I just finished a design project that took me 6 hours to complete, I could have done it within an hour with Design Files! Audras Class sets you up with all your marketing and branding needs, you don't have to spend days writing copy and branding yourself. I will be able to have this up on my website in no time. Worth every single penny (her design boards alone are worth the price) and than some :)

Gina Gailing - Big Style Staging

This is my third HSR training course. Like the other two courses (Color Expert and Staging & Redesign) it is extremely comprehensive. Packed with information on every aspect of E-Design from how to create e-boards through to how to market my business online. Audra even includes the files needed to create a fabulous E-Design web page. In addition to the training, Audra shares access to 75+ of her pre-designed e-board templates. These offer a great starting point for customizing E-Designs for my clients, saving me hours of work and enabling me to hit the ground running with my E-Design business.


Many thanks again to Audra for another excellent course!

Angela Crowne

I can not say enough good things about this training. I know a lot of people say that and it's so very true. Can't even imagine how many hours Audra has put into this EXCELLENT training. Definitely worth the price! I would have NEVER had the confidence before to make my dream come true. Now I can honestly say I do and more than I ever thought I could. Thanks Audra for this AWESOME training and the confidence to be able to follow my dream.

Andrea McAtee - McAtee Staging & Redesign

Audra's program is fully extensive, with a plethora of real-life examples to learn from. She doesn't hold back on any industry secrets and really shows examples of great staging and explains road blocks, and pitfalls to avoid. She really covers everything and makes it fun and easy to follow.

Jenine Porvin - Modern Desert Interiors

The HSR training has been phenomenal! The thorough and easy-to-follow videos, readings, and handouts have helped me feel very prepared to launch my staging and redesign business, even with very little prior staging/styling background. Well worth it!

Brooke Craig - Brooke Craig Interiors

When it comes to home staging training Audra is the best! She has enabled me, coached me and given me the confidence to jump into the world of home staging.
Not only was the course both fun and challenging but Audra’s enthusiasm and knowledge in the field of design/business adds a value that can’t be measured. She has a calm, fun and logical method of teaching that truly connected and inspired me. I can’t speak highly enough of this course. Thank you, Audra!!

Karen Gonyea - Karen Jean Design

I've been staging properties for the last 3 years and have always wanted to go deeper in this business. Until now, I didn't feel I had enough training to turn my love of redesign into a real business. HSR has given me the training, the forms and the confidence to move forward. I can't wait to see what is ahead!

Susan Daddono

I just completed the HSR training which is by far the best certification program out there!!! I researched a lot of the staging training companies, and you will not receive all of the knowledge that Audra shares in any other program. You get so much information and resources that it is mind blowing. I can't wait to get my business up and running!!

Cristy Smith - Elan Staging & Redesign

I cannot believe how organized this course is, or how gently it led me through the intimidating process of turning my love of color into a career. Its orderly style gave me a complex set of skills in a clear, step-by-step format that is a remarkably simple. I now feel genuinely comfortable calling myself a certified color expert and feel well equipped to launch a successful business on every front!

Samantha Moss - Samantha Moss Color

The HSR training was phenomenal. Audra really went above and beyond with the training, guides, design modules and supporting documentation. The information she's provided has made this business turn-key. Also by using videos and walking us through critiques, real life situations, and examples, I was able to develop confidence in taking on this new chapter in my life. I can't wait to get my first staging job!

Cathy Di Leo - Di Leo Design & Staging

I have been in the home staging industry for almost 10 years and until recently I didn't think having formal training was necessary. Audra provided me with invaluable advice in terms of marketing strategies and alternative revenue streams! I cannot wait to implement what I've learned and grow my business! Thank You Home Staging Resource!

Jessice Lynn Smith - Spotlight Staging & Design
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