Earn CSP Home Staging Certification with RESA 2012 Pro Stager of the Year

With so many choices of home staging training available, how do you know which one to choose?

It’s easy to shop for the lowest price or the quick and easy routes. But generally speaking, in any purchase you make, “you get what you pay for.”

Invest in top value and train with the leaders in the industry.

Certified Staging Professionals is the leading home staging training program and is accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association. President and founder, Christine Rae, an internationally respected home staging authority and best selling-author, was recently honored with RESA’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the home staging industry. The CSP designation is recognized as a brand of excellence.

In my opinion, on-line training cannot possibly provide a comparable learning experience. Having an instructor, who is a successful home staging business owner, offers countless opportunities for one-on-one attention and numerous additional learning benefits.

I was recently honored by the membership of the Real Estate Staging Association as RESA’s 2012 Professional Stager of the Year. As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., I have collaborated with home sellers and real estate agents on the staging of over $600 million in real estate. Before relocating to the U.S. I was an award-winning university lecturer in Montreal and now as a CSP instructor, I am fortunate to be able to combine my love for teaching and home staging.

Here’s what my trainees say:

“Nairn is a superior teacher. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative. She communicates clearly and encourages questions. She is challenging but very encouraging. She is the consummate professional. As a college professor myself, I can assure you, she is top of the scale in effectiveness.” P.Ponzi

“Your generosity with your knowledge and training was enormous. You are truly a great teacher. There are a lot of people out there with knowledge, but not all can teach. We were very fortunate to have you as our trainer.” W. Trautwein

“You were the best instructor I could have asked for. You are imminently qualified, the personification of professional, a generous and natural teacher and an inspiring example of how to run a successful staging business. Your future students are in very good hands with you.” M. Lavery-Smith

In addition, CSP trainees benefit immensely from a shared learning experience with other creative stagers and the hands-on component of the training is invaluable. And the CSP training includes so much more than a 3-day experience.

The Marketing Resources provided are incomparable in the industry. These resources include: 4 page website, complimentary (and already set up) weblog account. The graduates of the CSP program have a wealth of marketing tips and home staging resources at their fingertips in the CSP Resource Center.

Other outstanding differences of the CSP program are the many after class support programs and opportunities available only to the CSP Members including CSP Marketing Advantage Camp (12 sessions, 6 week webinar with a marketing coach).

For more information, get your free information package.

Visit: http://IngenuityPizzazz.com/home-staging-training.php and http://www.stagingtraining.com/

Contact: 1-888-STAGING or nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com

Earn CSP Home Staging Certification with RESA 2012 Pro Stager of the Year

With so many choices of home staging training available, how do you know which one to choose?

It’s easy to shop for the lowest price or the quick and easy routes. But generally speaking, in any purchase you make, “you get what you pay for.”

Invest in top VALUE and train with the leaders in the industry.

Certified Staging Professionals is the leading home staging training program and is accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association. President, Christine Rae, an internationally respected home staging authority and best selling-author, was recently honored with RESA’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the home staging industry. The CSP designation is recognized as a brand of excellence.

In my opinion, on-line training cannot possibly provide a comparable learning experience. Having an instructor, who is a successful home staging business owner, offers countless opportunities for one-on-one attention and numerous additional learning benefits.

I was recently honored by the membership of the Real Estate
Staging Association as RESA’s 2012 Professional Stager of the Year. As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc. I have collaborated with home sellers and real estate agents on the staging of over $600 million in real estate. Before relocating to the U.S. I was an award-winning university lecturer in Montreal and now as a CSP instructor, I am fortunate to be able to combine my love for teaching and home staging.


Here’s what trainees say:

“Nairn is a superior teacher. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative. She communicates clearly and encourages questions. She is challenging but very encouraging. She is the consummate professional. As a college professor myself, I can assure you, she is top of the scale in effectiveness.” P.Ponzi

” Your generosity with your knowledge and training was enormous. You are truly a great teacher. There are a lot of people out there with knowledge, but not all can teach. We were very fortunate to have you as our trainer.” W. Trautwein

“You were the best instructor I could have asked for. You are imminently qualified, the personification of professional, a generous and natural teacher and an inspiring example of how to run a successful staging business. Your future students are in very good hands with you.”
M. Lavery-Smith


My upcoming classes:

March 12-15: Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ

March 24-26: New York, NY. Come to NYC and enjoy a few extra days as a tourist!

April 18-20: Purchase College: Purchase, NY

April 28-30: Hartford, CT

May 14-16: Montreal, QC

In addition, CSP trainees benefit immensely from a shared learning experience with other creative stagers and the hands-on component of the training is invaluable. And the CSP training includes so much more than a 3-day experience.

The Marketing Resources provided are incomparable in the industry. These resources include: 4 page website, complimentary (and already set up) weblog account. The graduates of the CSP program have a wealth of marketing tips and home staging resources at their fingertips in the CSP Resource Center.

Other outstanding differences of the CSP program are the many after class support programs and opportunities available only to the CSP Members including CSP Marketing Advantage Camp (12 sessions, 6 week webinar with a marketing coach).

For more information, get your free information package.

Visit: IngenuityPizzazz.com and www.stagingtraining.com

Contact: 1-888-STAGING or nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com

New York City Home Stager, Nairn Friemann, Honored as RESA 2012 Professional Stager of the Year

New York, NY. February 9, 2012: Nairn Friemann, President of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc. in New York City, and Certified Staging Professionals Instructor, was selected as the RESA 2012 Professional Stager of the Year. The RESA Professional Stager award was presented by the membership of the Real Estate Staging Association at the 2012 International Home Staging Convention awards banquet on February 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I am so excited and appreciative to receive this prestigious award. It is also so gratifying to see how far our home staging industry has come in the past ten years!” said Friemann in accepting the RESA honor.

RESA recognized home staging professionals in chapter, state and regional leadership positions. Professional home stagers in 5 regions throughout North America received awards in both Rookie Stager of the Year and Professional Stager of the Year categories. RESA also recognized a Staging Realtor of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Product of the Year and several other categories.

“Nairn Friemann was selected by her home staging industry peers and we are honored that Nairn has been recognized for her contributions to our industry”, said Shell Brodnax, President/CEO of RESA.

As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., one of New York City’s top home staging companies, Nairn has collaborated with sellers and agents on the staging of over $600 million in real estate. “My specialty is transforming the ordinary to extraordinary with my ingenuity and pizzazz, but my focus is always on results – achieving a quick and profitable sale for my clients! I offer a full menu of home staging services and customized action plans to support each client’s budget and needs. My clients have called me a magician and miracle worker, but I know the magic and miracles happen because of my talent, professional training, extensive experience, high standards and very hard work.”

“It is also my pleasure to be able to share my expertise with hundreds of new home stagers, as an instructor for Certified Staging Professionals, the leading home staging training program. Nairn offers CSP home staging training classes in New York City, at Brookdale College in New Jersey, at Purchase College in Purchase, NY, in Connecticut and in Montreal.

At left, Nairn Friemann with RESA 2012 Professional Stager of the Year Awards and Christine Rae, President of Certified Staging Professionals, at the RESA Convention in Las Vegas.

For more information about Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc. visit IngenuityPizzazz.com and contact nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com or 917-952-4669.

For more information about Nairn Friemann’s Certified Staging Professionals home staging training classes and webinars, visit www.stagingtraining.com and IngenuityPizzazz.com and call 1-888-STAGING.

Five Common Costly Mistakes Made by Untrained Home Staging Consultants

Selling a home is never easy.However, the challenges today seem overwhelming to most sellers.The main criteria for selling real estate have always been location, size, and price but never before have presentation and condition been as important as they are today. 95% of buyers are shopping first on the Internet and “driving-by” properties in a “click.” Without a doubt, appealing website photos are the key to attracting buyer traffic. Visiting the property, buyers form first and lasting impressions within seconds. 90% of the population cannot visualize and base their judgments solely on what they see and how they feel, and research is proving that emotions play a much larger part of the decision making process than previously assumed.

In this tough market, buyers are also demanding and getting best value, so properties that are in good condition sell faster and for money. According to Barbara Corcoran, for every $1 a home seller does not invest in condition work, a buyer will deduct at least $3. Most buyers today are putting their full investment into the purchase price of the home and don’t have extra money for any major work. In addition, the majority of buyers do not have the time or the desire for renovation.

As professional home stagers, we cannot influence location, size and price factors. Our role is to collaborate with agents and home sellers to prepare properties for the marketplace to sell for top dollar as quickly as possible. This is impossible without thorough attention to condition issues and enhanced presentation. A successful staging process begins with a professional analytical consultation that includes specific recommendations for the homeowner. It is our responsibility not only to tell the seller what they need to do but also to make sure they understand the importance of staging and to motivate them to follow through with the recommendations. Otherwise, they will not achieve their objectives of selling quickly and for top dollar. In fact they may not be able to sell at all.

With so much at stake for home sellers, the staging consultation is critical to the preparation and marketing of the property. The expert advice trained staging consultants provide has significant financial importance. That is why real estate agents and home sellers should invest in trained professional home staging consultants. Unfortunately, many “stagers” are not trained and make serious mistakes that can be extremely costly to the home sellers. When the staging process is ineffective this can lead to longer time on the market, increased carrying costs for the seller, reduced selling price and increased stress. These are all extremely costly consequences for a home seller.

Here are five common costly mistakes made by untrained staging consultants:


1) They give away free consultations:

My view of this is “you get what you pay for.” Trained professional stagers understand the critical importance of the consultation as the first step in the staging process. They provide comprehensive room-by-room assessments and thorough, prioritized recommendations. They counsel, explain and motivate homeowners to invest in what needs to be done. The consultation should be value-rich.

Free consultations are generally “meet and greet” with some general information about the benefits of staging. They are superficial and fail to capitalize on this opportunity to address all the important staging issues of the property. In many cases the lack of attention to detail and other omissions can lead to ineffective staging, longer time on the market and reduced selling prices.

2) They provide decorating advice versus marketing strategy:

Trained professional stagers know that staging is not decorating – it’s marketing. A room can be beautifully decorated, but fail from a staging perspective. Our focus is on showcasing the best features of the property, making rooms look as bright and spacious as possible and creating buyer appeal and wow impact. Our work is strategic, always considering the buyers’ preferences and the camera’s eye. Even if someone is a talented decorator, they may not be qualified to give you professional staging advice.

3) They perform check-list style assessments but don’t analyze and prioritize recommendations.

This really demonstrates the level of expertise of your consultant. The room- by-room assessment is just the beginning – it is simply information gathering. Identifying the key strengths of the property, and analyzing and prioritizing recommendations in respect to market trends, buyers’ wish lists, and budget issues provides the homeowner with a clear understanding of not only what has to be done but why these actions are so important. This expert consulting advice helps sellers make the best financial decisions.

4) They don’t know how to handle sensitive issues so avoid them.

Mastering the art of difficult conversations with home sellers is a key skill for professional home stagers. We are trained to address sensitive issues with home sellers and understand that it is imperative for us to do so. One strong negative impression can override a list of positive factors and prevent a sale. These sensitive issues can include odors, cleanliness problems, unattractive and dated décor, clutter, an abundance of religious items, provocative art, etc. A lack of understanding and or skill in handling these issues is not an excuse and avoiding them can be a very costly mistake.

5) They fail to motivate the client with an action plan.
Professional home stagers know that it is not enough just to tell home sellers what they need to do. The true test of an effective consultation is that the consultant has been able to motivate the sellers to follow through with the recommendations. Trained staging consultants understand that the staging recommendations may seem overwhelming to their clients, but by outlining a feasible action plan, they will inspire confidence and demonstrate their ability to help with some or all of the process. Trained professional home stagers are serious business owners who are experts at consulting, design planning, problem solving, project management and showcasing. A home seller is far more likely to get the best advice, follow through with the necessary staging process and succeed at selling faster for top dollar if they invest in a consultation with a trained staging professional.

Nairn Friemann, MBA, is a Certified Staging Professional and Instructor. As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., one of New York City’s leading home staging companies, she has collaborated with agents and home sellers on the staging and marketing of over $600 million in real estate. A nominee for the Real Estate Staging Association’s 2010 Pro Stager of the Year Award, Nairn has received exceptional media attention including the CBS Early Show, CNN, Dow Jones Market Watch, Business Week, the New York Times, New York Living, Staging for Dummies and others. As an instructor for Certified Staging Professionals, Nairn draws on her extensive staging and award-winning teaching experience. Nairn teaches the 3-Day CSP program in the U.S. and Canada and shares her signature, 10 step program for “Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations with Home Sellers” in her popular webinar.

“Another outstanding webinar from Nairn. I’m happy to have had another opportunity to learn from her breadth of knowledge and experience. I had to look back at my receipt to see if I really only pay $49 dollars for this webinar because what I got in return was a steal. Every single slide was packed with invaluable advice, and I came away with a whole new perspective and awareness of how I should conduct my consultations going forward. I might sign up for it again in a few months to make sure I’m on track.”
Susi Pereira, Well Dressed Home

“I thoroughly enjoyed your Webinar. It was motivating and very easy to follow. I was able to take down excellent notes. These are wonderful guidelines which I will review frequently. You are an excellent speaker and know why you were an award winning professor at Concordia. Signing up for your Webinar was well worth my INVESTMENT……Many thanks.”
Jane Chisholm, JC Creations.

For more information on Certified Staging Professionals training http://http://www.stagingtraining.com/request_information.php

Home Stagers, Do You Want to Grow Your Business and Increase Your Profitablity?

The key to success in the home staging business starts with your
expertise in the consulting phase. Having talent and knowing what home
sellers need to do is frankly, just not enough to guarantee business
success. How you present yourself and your recommendations will
determine your effectiveness. After all, it isn’t enough just to tell
sellers what they should do, to be truly effective your recommendations
should lead to implementation and a successful sale. This requires a set
of skills that can be learned and honed with practice.

Increasing your consulting expertise will lead to committed business
relationships with savvy real estate agents, who will truly appreciate
the value you bring to their marketing team and who will bring you in on
every new listing. As we all know, every listing benefits from some
degree of staging. This will instantly increase your consulting income.
As an effective consultant you will also have the opportunity to provide
support to your sellers with additional project management and
showcasing services as they implement your recommendations. In addition,
on many of these jobs you will be able to increase your income by
renting your staging inventory, which becomes income while you sleep.
The bottom line is you will significantly increase your volume of
consultations and exposure to potential full staging projects. Success
breeds success, and increasing the volume of contacts with home sellers
is the key.

As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc.
I have collaborated with agents and home sellers on the staging of over
$600 million of real estate. I attribute much of my success to my
consulting expertise and the business relationships I have with a core
group of loyal agents – many of whom pay for my consultation as a
value-added service for their clients. These agents know that I can deal
with all sensitive issues in a professional manner and leave the
“selling of staging” to me.

These consultations are often very challenging, as any home stager
well knows. But as difficult as some issues may be, it is our
responsibility to tell home sellers what they need to hear. We are not
there to compliment or criticize their decorating – our objectives
should be totally focused on helping them sell their most valuable asset
for as much money as possible as quickly as possible.

Over my many years in this business, I have developed a signature system for “Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations with Home Sellers.” Successful communication is an art but it is one that can be learned and practiced and perfected.

As a senior instructor for Certified Staging Professionals,
the leading home staging training program, I am now able to share my
signature-system with other home stagers in my new continuing ed monthly
webinar. I am also developing a workshop that will include one-on-one
coaching.

Just a few testimonials:

“Another outstanding webinar from Nairn! I’m happy to have had
another opportunity to learn from her breadth of knowledge and
experience. I had to look back at my receipt to see if I really only
pay $49 dollars for this webinar because what I got in return was a
steal. Every single slide was packed with invaluable advice, and I
came away with a whole new perspective and awareness of how I should
conduct my consultations going forward. I might sign up for it again in
a few months to make sure I’m on track.”

Susi Pereira, Well Dressed Home

“I thoroughly enjoyed your Webinar just now. It was motivating and
very easy to follow. I was able to take down excellent notes. These
are wonderful guidelines which I will review frequently.You are an
excellent speaker and know why you were an award winning professor at
Concordia. Signing up for your Webinar was well worth my
INVESTMENT……Many thanks.”

Jane Chisholm, JC Creations Inc.

“Great webinar! Very informative. I would refer anyone.”

Melody Eeuwes, Signature Design

Summer is a great time to invest in additional training. In this slow
recovering economy, there will be increased business opportunity for
effective and successful home stagers. Experts like Barbara Corcoran and AOL Money are advising sellers to hire a home stager to Sell Faster in a Tough Market. Will you be ready to capitalize on this market opportunity and increase your sales and profitability?

For more information, go to http://www.stagingtraining.com/class_dates.php?program_type=27 or contact nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com.

And check out the other great continuing ed opportunities Certified Staging Professionals has to offer!

$4.5 Million New York City Loft Transformed by Ingenuity & Pizzazz Home Staging SOLD in One Month

At Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc.
we love transforming the ordinary to extraordinary with our home
staging expertise. But what we love even more is: 1) working with savvy
real estate agents like Philip Altland,
SVP at Douglas Elliman, who truly understand the value of professional
home staging and 2) achieving fantastic results for them and their
sellers.

“Nairn continues to amaze me with the transformations she performs on
my listings. The most recent success story is for a large loft which
was mostly empty and looked somewhat neglected and unlived in. After
Nairn performed her magic, we had a signed contract in a month.”
Philip Altland

It is always a pleasure working with Philip and his colleague David Booz.
I highly respect them for their marketing skills but foremost for their
genuine focus on their clients’ best interests. It’s a win-win-win
situation when the agents, clients and home stagers all share the same
objectives of selling the homeowners’ most valuable financial asset for
full potential as quickly as possible.

And I would also like to credit, Francine Tint, the internationally-acclaimed abstract artist, whose amazing work energized these rooms.

As an instructor for Certified Staging Professionals,
I share my diverse experience and expertise with all my trainees. For
more information about my home staging classes and webinars, please
visit: www.ingenuiutypizzazz.com and www.stagingtraining.com or contact me at nairn@ingenuitypizzaz.com.

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Real Estate Authority, Barbara Corcoran, Advises Sellers to Hire a Home Stager and Never Sell a House without Furniture

Once again, Barbara Corcoran is advising sellers to hire a home stager! Watch her video segment on TODAYSHOW.COM http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041440/vp/41351419/#41351419

Barbara explains to a home seller, who has been listed since last
April, why you should never sell a house without furniture: the rooms
will look smaller; buyers will think you are desperate; and you won’t
get the right price.

She recommends hiring a home stager to “clean up” and use either
existing furniture or rental furniture. Renting furniture at even $3,000
per month for up to 6 months, she explains, is SMARTER than trying to
sell an empty house.

Instead of another discount to the list price, she says the agent
will probably re-evaluate and maybe even increase the ask price once the
staging has been completed!

As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc.,
one of NYC’s leading home staging companies, I have seen the proof of
this over and over again. One apartment we staged this year had been on
the market vacant for 9 months without an offer. The carrying costs were
$10,000 per month for a total loss of $90,000 to the sellers just on
carrying costs, not to mention the emotional stress.The new agent
insisted that the apartment needed to be staged. We staged the apartment
with rental furnishings and accessories and it sold in 5 weeks over a
holiday period!

In a extremely competitive market, where presentation and condition
have never been more important, staging is an essential component of
getting properties sold for full potential as quickly as possible. The
COST of not staging is far greater and long lasting. Whereas the
INVESTMENT in staging is the best short-term investment a home seller
can make.

So as Barbara Corcoran and my savvy agents concur, home staging is clearly the SMARTER financial decision.

At Certified Staging Professionals,
we offer the leading home staging training in North America and
Australia. If you are interested in a career in this growing industry,
please visit: www.stagingtraining.com and IngenuityPizzazz.com call 1-888-STAGING or contact me at 1-917-952-4669 or nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com

I’m looking forward to my upcoming classes:

Montreal: Feb. 2-4; 3 Day
Purchase College, Purchase, NY: March 2-4; 3 Day
Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ: March 14-17; 4 Day
New York, NY: ***NEW April 2-5; 5 Day

Purchase College CSPs Transform their Love for Decorating into Home Staging Businesses

I always enjoy training new CSPs. I feel so fortunate to be able to combine my love for home staging and teaching now as one of Christine Rae’s
team of professional trainers. My class last week at Purchase College
had an amazing group of talented and dynamic women, who come from a
range of diverse professional backgrounds. And although their personal
circumstances are very different, the one common denominator is that
they are all looking for transformation in their professional lives. 
 

They are all highly motivated to keep working, but they want to do
work they truly love and do it on their own terms. As time becomes more
and more precious to all of us, how we spend it has a huge impact on
our well-being. Each one of these new CSPs described their love for
decorating and years of home staging and event staging experience – all
the while doing it for their own pleasure and/or to help friends and
even communities through their fund-raising event planning volunteer
work. I can certainly relate to this feeling because I personally
experienced a life transformation in 2001, when I needed to reinvent
myself professionally and wanted to start my own business.

The camaraderie and connection in this group was so strong I know
they will stay in touch and continue to be a supportive “buddy system”
for each other. They all expressed how positive the group experience
was for them, especially seeing how much they had in common, in spite
of coming from different backgrounds.This shared experience and on-going networking is just one of the
positive differentiators the CSP home staging training offers. With any
on-line training, you are totally on your own and when you’re done,
you’re done.

All the CSP trainers have successful home staging businesses and
share real life experience and our expertise with all our trainees. As
president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., I have staged well over $500 million in real estate in
the Tri-state area. I continue to stay available to all my trainees by
email after the classes and the CSP after-training support is
incomparable in the industry. As I tell my trainees, when you invest in
the CSP training you are not just investing in a 3 day program – there
is a wealth of resources and support for your benefit.

More and more individuals looking to transform their passion for
decorating into home staging business opportunity are investing in the
CSP home staging training. Many are also traveling from out of state
and even internationally to participate because they recognize the
value of the CSP program. In my Purchase College class, one of our
trainees came from Boston and another from England. Our classes also
benefit from the contribution of different perspectives and talents.

On Day Three, we were very fortunate to stage a house with the most magnificent views, still in autumnal splendor!

I am looking forward to my upcoming classes in two amazing cities!

Montreal, my hometown, November 30 – December 2
New York, my current hometown and favorite city, Jan 8 – 11

For more information, please visit; www.csptraining.com and IngenuityPizzazz.com and feel free to contact me at 917-952-4669 or nairn@IngenuityPizzazz.com.

Certified Staging Professionals Trainees Create Home Staging Transformation in New Jersey

As one of the Certified Staging Professionals trainers, it is always such a pleasure for me to meet and mentor our new talented and highly motivated CSPs. Last week I trained a class of CSPs at Brookdale College in Freehold, New Jersey. Our hands-on staging project really differentiates our training program and provides our trainees with an invaluable learning experience. Many of my trainees have told me they never had so much fun working so hard! To me it is so obvious – how can you be trained as a professional stager without doing any hands-on staging in the program? And our after-training support is incomparable.

I am always impressed with the transformations the classes are able to make in just a few short hours. Because we do not bring in any additional items, the trainees need to use their creativity and what they have learned in class to edit and rearrange what the homeowner already has to best showcase the strengths of the property. This class assignment was very challenging but the trainees rolled up their sleeves and demonstrated such work ethic and talent – and all with a positive attitude and a high degree of camaraderie. I was truly amazed at what they achieved in less than five hours.

Here are just a couple of the before and after photos.

This dynamic group of CSP trainees achieved a home staging miracle in many of the rooms and left a comprehensive list of additional recommendations. It was so gratifying to be able to truly help the homeowner and the agent in preparing this estate condition property for sale. As Certified Staging Professionals, our mission is to collaborate with sellers and agents to prepare properties for sale so that they will stand out from the competition – maximizing the return on the homeowners’ equity and reducing time on the market.

I am looking forward to my next CSP training class at Purchase College, New York from October 28th -30th. For more information, visit http://www.csptraining.com/ and http://IngenuityPizzazz.com/ and feel free to call me at 917-952-4669 if you have any questions.

Earn the Certified Staging Professionals Designation with New York Home Staging Expert, Nairn Friemann, at Purchase College

Earn the Certified Staging Professionals™ (CSP™) designation when you take a three-day intensive program at Purchase College, State University of New York.

 

Purchase College is proud to partner with Certified Staging Professionals™ to offer an intensive, comprehensive program taught through hands-on interaction, group exercises, role play, and in-depth practical application of work samples geared to prepare the participants to enter the staging industry with the confidence and experience necessary to succeed.

 

Instructor, Nairn Friemann, is pleased to bring the CSP Certification program to Purchase College for the first time. As president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., one of New York City’s top real state staging companies, Nairn has collaborated with agents and sellers on the staging and marketing of over $500 million in real estate in the Tri-state area.

 

Nairn has achieved exceptional media attention, including: the CBS Early Show, CNN, Business Week, Dow Jones Market Watch, the New York Times, the New York Post, New York Spaces, the Greenwich Time, the Staging Standard, Staging for Dummies and others. A leader in the professional staging industry, Nairn is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops for stagers and real estate agents.

 

Nairn also knows that to create a successful staging business, there has to be an emphasis on “business”. She has an MBA and a background as an award-winning university lecturer in business management. As a Certified Staging Professionals instructor, she now enjoys sharing her diverse experience and expertise with all her CSP trainees.

Here are just a few testimonials:

 

What a great course you ran. Thank you for all your time and energy you gave us. Such a pleasure to meet you and glean a little of your extensive knowledge. Many, many thanks.”

 

D. Keegan

 

“Personally and professionally, I was very impressed by Nairn’s experience, knowledge and delivery of the Home Staging three day course in New York City. I believe her real skill lies in her outstanding ability to communicate with the students. She is a true professional.”

 

J. Rubinsky

 

I recently completed another successful Certified Staging Professionals training in NYC. We got a perfect 10 rating. Sharing feedback received from a new CSP – What is the most important reason for the score you gave?

 

“Nairn Friemann is an outstanding person in the field with knowledge, experience, gentleness and ability to teach. She is also willing to meet with grads after the …class to continue teaching other aspects of the business. She is real!”

 

Other reasons we scored a 10:

  •  “The CSP manual loaded with information to bring you to many different facets of this industry,
  • The business plan guide,
  • The assistance in developing a website,
  • The on-going support available after the class,
  • The field experience-real life stuff and we got two perspectives of the business,
  • The test which kept you on your toes and got you to think rather than just attend a 3-day seminar”

D. Mansfield

 

 Register now!

 

To enroll for Section A, September 13-15, visit www.csptraining.com/purchase_september.

 

To enroll for Section B, October 28-30, visit www.csptraining.com/purchase_october.