Tired of paying your annual home staging designation fees?

Are you tired of paying those high annual home staging designation fees just to keep your training logos? Annual designation fees are often $150-$300. If you don’t pay, the staging training company will compel you to remove the logo you’ve worked hard to earn from your staging website.

It’s one of those things I have never really understood to be honest. Why should you have pay to continue to say that you earned your training designation? If you attend college and graduate, do you have to pay the college every year in order to keep it on your resume? Of course not!

All designations are, more or less, made up by the training companies anyway. Each company has its own process of completion. Some courses you just have to attend while others do require one or more tests with a passing grade. None of them are governed by any official board of requirements or licensing.

What is the value of your home staging designation? It’s a question that I often ask my home staging students. While we are a home staging training provider, we believe that your marketing efforts should focus on your business and  your logo, not your training provider’s.

Really, it’s what you learn in your class that should be important.   If your training company did their job properly, then you are well trained and have the ability and tools to start your new business. You shouldn’t be relying just on their designation for success.

All of that said, Staging & Redesign does provide a certification logo. Once you earn it, it’s yours to use. We don’t believe in designation fees. We’ve never had them and never will.

Melissa Marro

About melissamarro

Melissa Marro is an international award winning home stager and professional speaker for the home staging and real estate industry. Founder and CEO for both SAR, Staging and Redesign Training and MRRE, Market Ready Real Estate's online home staging consultation program, Marro continues to help inspire and empower new and existing stagers as well as move the industry standards forward.

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