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SLF7201

Course
SLF7201
Course Title
Home Staging Basics - 3 Day Seminar

Description

Whether you're a homeowner trying to sell your own house or a real estate professional, looking to increase sales, this class is for you. The three day seminar will focus on simple changes that truly make a home stand out in today's competitive market.  Two hour initial lecture class will be followed by a four hour hands-on demonstration in a student's home.  Final class will include discussion of before and after photos of our staging demonstration.  Learn the insiders' tips and techniques to highlight, enhance and properly stage a home. Even if you're not selling, the techniques learned in this class will help to create a fresh, inviting environment for your daily living.

Objectives

Understanding the concept of Home Staging:

  1. Increase curb appeal
  2. Highlight architectural features of the home
  3. De-emphasize flaws
  4. Add spaciousness
  5. Depersonalize
  6. Add color and warmth

Content

  1. what is Home Staging?
    • Why stage your home?
    • How is home staging different from interior design?
  2. Staging Your Home
    • Seeing your home as a buyer would
    • Letting go of ego
    • Ruthless editing
    • Adding warmth
  3. Elements of Home Staging:  Less is More
    • working with what you already have
    • Removing and rearranging furniture
    • Creating balance and flow
    • Adding board based appeal
    • Painting a picture

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Lecture, demonstration, outside field trip and hands-on learning

Evaluation

Class participation and attendance