Recent Certified Trainees . . .
When evaluating a trainer,
look for the number and quality of testimonials. It will give you a good clue as
to which trainers really know what they're doing and have the experience and
expertise. Many pose as seasoned professional trainers. That's like the blind
leading the blind. Choose a trainer who has decades of experience, not a few
months or just a fancy website.
TESTIMONIAL FROM GOLD
TRAINEE - "Barb, I just couldn't wait to tell you how excited and ecstatic I
was to receive all of you're e-books and printed books. They were
sensational; easy to read and understand, filled with personal stories and
experiences, and full of valuable information. Most of all the personal
support I received everytime I called. You were always there. Thanks
for brightening up my world with you're redesign and decorating techniques.
DIAMOND TRAINEE - "Hi Barbara, I am a new student and already I have a
problem. Well, not so much a problem as a dilemma. I started staging my
house last week to sell it. Yesterday was the Broker's Open House and there
were 56 brokers in my home, several of which asked who did the staging. My
realtor told them the owner did. He also told me that nearly every person
who walked in the front door said, "Oh, wow!". Other comments were, "This is
beautiful; this will sell fast; I want to sit open house on this one; I wish
I could afford this". One broker even went straight home to get his wife and
bring her back to look at my home as they are in the market for a house in
our neighborhood. . . . My realtor wants to carry my cards with him. Several
realtors from his office want to use my services. I had NO CLUE the demand
was so high for staging!!!!! As you may surmise, I am close to panicking!
Further more, our realtor in Pittsburgh now wants to introduce me to several
of his friends who are also realtors, to hire me. How the heck do I handle
that?? . . . I feel like I have hitched a ride on a shooting star. Kindest
regards, Brooke Smith"
TESTIMONIAL FROM BRONZE
TRAINEE - Barbara: I just want to say, that I really struggled with the type
of program to follow for learning Interior Decorating/Interior Redesign. I went
to Sheffield Academy of Interior Design, and finally gave up after 4 units (they
just do nothing but make you pretend like every client has $1,000's of dollars
to throw away in ALL NEW STUFF). . . . I enrolled in QC School of Interior
Redesign. After 5 payments of $81 dollars, I realized, even at doing your
program the BRONZE way, I still learned more in your eBook than I did in two
units with any other school. I do interior decorating consulting and redesign on
the side, and I do well, I just wanted a little clout to go behind what I
did...I purchased your Arrange Your Stuff book, and I am totally loving it. . .
. I don't know why I doubted my own gut feelings . . . Your training doesn't do
with all the bells and whistles, it is a straight ahead, no gimicks training
program for people who have the talent and want the know how...THANKS. I've even
decided to HIGHLY recommend only your training on my Interior Design website. .
. . Anthony Cooper"
TESTIMONIAL - I
have just received your "Home Staging for Profit" book and I have read it
from cover to cover. I have done a great deal of research, over the past six
months, regarding home staging training materials and your information,
writing style, and sense of humor is head-and-shoulders above your
competition. You certainly answer the age-old question "where's the beef?"
of home staging. You give your trainees the 'triple decker whopper' of
information, in an easy-to-understand, logical, common-sense order. I
thoroughly enjoyed reading your book and it filled many knowledge gaps,
which was my goal! I sincerely appreciate your incredible talents, in
consolidating all of this information into one book! I will be referring to
it, FOREVER. Your approach, outlook, and business/marketing savvy has
impressed, as well as inspired, me. - DiAne Benzie"
"I can't tell you how
impressed I am and I haven't even finished half of your materials. I look so
forward to having my "Barbara" time everyday. I will always be so grateful that
after researching which route to take in my training, I found you first. Being
in the Wedding industry for so many years and writing a certification course
(approved by the state of California then going nationwide) I THOUGHT I WAS
THOROUGH! You blow me out of the water. I will keep in touch. Thank you for just
being you." - Tina Beene
"Well, if someone needs "proof" that this stuff works...it happened here folks!
Barbara, as I mentioned the "whooper house" had been on the market 9 months and
needed to sell in 5 weeks or the owner was going to loose her new house that is
being built. In that 9 months, I did found out there had been one flimsy offer
and financing didn't go through. I staged the home Friday afternoon getting it
ready for the first of 5 open house Sundays. . . . Saturday afternoon an outside
realtor unexpectedly called to see the house. Her clients were relatively sure
they were going to put a bid on another house but were willing to look at one
more house. The house wowed them and they wrote up a contract that afternoon on
this house...!!!! UNBELIEVABLE.
Well, being a good realtor, Rosemary, held the open house today, as
scheduled, and the owner received another offer!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! The bidding
war is on!!! I am tickled pink! And hopefully, one of the offers will be just
the right one to get the home sold. Just wanted to share, Candi Hutchison"
"My partner, Deborah, and I have been doing this
for years and finally decided to get paid for it. We read your eBook and it has
helped us launch a very successful redesign business. No one else in our area
offers these services! It is really like getting paid to have fun! . . . we have
created a "buzz" in our area (previously untapped market) and are desperately
trying to keep up with the calls. Thank you for all your help! - Lisette
"I just wanted to write and
let you know what an amazing wealth of information "Rearrange it!" has provided!
. . . I ordered the book, with some trepidation at first . . . but your
guarantee won me over, and now I wouldn't dream of asking for a refund!!!!! I
learned so much about the direction to take with my business! THANK YOU! It is
also incredibly inspirational to find someone who is so service and client
driven! . . . Thank you for giving me the confidence to forge ahead with my
dreams. Keep up the great work!" - Shelly Landry
"Hi Barbara, I have been
passionate about home redesign for 4 years and after completing your
training I was able to become a sought after home stager in addition to
redesign. Miracles Happen!
I am now privledged to work with successful
real estate agents in my area. I have an ulterior motive. What is it? To lift my
clients spirits and help them provide a beautiful enviornment that is pleasing
for personal use or a top dollar sale of their property. Thank you Barbara for
helping craft my talent into a profession that offers service to others in a
As a side benefit of being trained by the best, I will have an article
appearing in a magazine next month and have been listed as the home stager
referred and selected by some of the most prominent real estate agents in my
area (San Luis Obispo, California). All this is a direct result of your
training. - Maria Skellie"
"Barbara, your Gold Staging
Course was so thorough it blew me away. I can't believe that I almost signed up
for an expensive seminar to learn this business. I've already got two realtors
interested and an appointment with a third lined up. On top of that, one realtor
gave me a great referral for my redesign services. I'm so grateful I found your
website. - Candace Wallace"
"I wanted to let you know that
I have been slowly delving into the course work (and really enjoying it!) to
begin my own business. I have been a teacher for 28 years and just had enough.
I've had a passion for interior design for most of my life, and just felt it was
time to take the plunge - so at the end of the school year, I resigned from
teaching and am hoping to get my business going by September. I am continually
awed by the depth of your website and business in general. There isn't anything
that I can't find with the click of a mouse... the information is endless. I am
very impressed with the business you have built and what you are willing to
share with your "students". Thank you for being so thorough; it is a great help
to people like me who are fist timers. - Marylou Pritchard"
"Thank you, Barbara! You've reinvorgorated an
entire world of wonderful women (probably a few men, too) who are looking at
Staging to become a profitable business! I plan to be one of your next
success stories. . . . My experience and training with MKC, Inc. gave me
solid skills to start this staging company, however, your thorough training,
support and guidance will be invaluable in the success of it. (I'm having a
rough time keeping balance. I often bid too low and fees barely cover my
costs. Too often I'm being overly generous to GET the business and I don't
have any cushion of capital to fall back on right now. I'll get there.) Yes,
there's alot to know and to do, yet, it's always inspiring when I am in the
midst of doing a "magic makeover staging." I LOVE this business; your Gold
Program will be a way for me to still be in business for myself, but not "by
myself". Thank you for all you do, Barbara. Warmest regards, Wendy Wood"
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