Vacant Property Specialist – Our first testimonial

Last week we launched the Vacant Property Specialist, Beyond the Basics designation course offered by Annie Pinsker Brown. We’ve already had several students sign up for this self paced, online course and the feedback is beginning to come in. “I just finished the class offered By Annie Pinsker Brown and I will be faxing the […]

Kahai Tate

Kahai Tate

“Changing my business focus thanks to Matthew Finlason for helping me figure out “What makes me tick”. I am now working with design clients, styling for Macy’s Home Furniture & creating and selling my decorative treasures! Happy holidays everyone.”  Kahai Tate, Aloha Staging

Video Testimonial: Kristina Bayer

Kristina Bayer, one of Linda Barnett’s students advises why the SAR course is vital to starting a staging career after having started without us. *e-manuals can be sent to your kindle upon request

Video Testimonial: Paula Williams

SAR Home Staging Training student Paula Williams tells why SAR was beneficial to her current home staging business.  Even though she already had been in business for over two years, SAR provided valuable knowledge so her company could move to the next level.

Video Testimonial: Dorren Mills

SAR home staging training student Dorren Mills gives Annie Pinsker Brown high marks on her class as someone who is not yet in the staging industry.  Taking the SAR course with Annie was a great experience.

Birgit Anich

This is the best advanced staging course available! I learned so much about how to step outside the neutral zone when staging and how to appeal to the target demographic and psychographic by using color and creative techniques in appropriate ways and tell a story with my design. How powerful is that!!!!! Not to even […]

Linda Borghi

“This course surpassed all my expectations. I really believe the concept of lifestyle merchandising is where our industry is going. If we’re not incorporating it into our staging, we will be left behind. Matthew’s energy is contagious and I am so thankful for all of time and attention he took with us. I feel like […]

Barbara Katnich

“I am so grateful to have taken Matthew’s course in San Francisco! Matthew’s dynamic personality and winning way of presenting new concepts and techniques were fabulous to say the least. There is no question in my mind that by utilizing all of his suggestions, my business will jump into the next level. The unique thing […]


“If you want to move from crayons to perfume in the home staging industry, this course is a must. Matt is more than just a funny, entertaining guy, he is intelligent, creative and walks the talk with what he teaches. So if you want to understand what it means to do an AFA vs an […]

Melanie Warren

“Matthew Finlason’s class was above and beyond what I expected. This is taking staging and redesign to a new level of expertise. By far the best in the industry and I have tried 4 others in the past 6 years. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be “the expert” in their area. […]

Carole Morgan

“The recently held advanced staging course taught by HGTV’s Matthew Finlason and co-developed by Melissa Marro took staging to new heights. Taught by the industry’s best to stage for a broad audience was enhanced by their approach to stage as broad as you can but target your buyer and work backwards from there. I am […]

Dore Foreman Testimonial

“It feels great to have it done! I ended up reading and reviewing so much more when I answered the questions, and worked on it a few hours a day, but as I said, I’d get caught up reading the manual, researching in notes, etc. and it took awhile!  Very interesting to go back and […]