ARLINGTON VIRGINIA HOME STAGING COURSE TAUGHT BY CELEBRITY HOME STAGER CATHY HOBBS OF HGTV DESIGN STAR RETURNS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA AFTER MUCH SUCCESS, MARCH 27-29 2012!

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After an incredibly successful 3-day Certified Staging Professionals course in November. Celebrity Interior Designer and HGTV Design Star Finalist Cathy Hobbs will be returning to Arlington, Virginia, March 27-29, 2012.  The course also covered in Washington Home and Garden Magazine offers aspiring home stagers, 3 days of intensive training that leads to the prestigious Certified Staging Professionals designation.

SPACE LIMITED! Contact 888-STAGING or http://www.stagingtraining.com to sign up today!

Washington Home and Garden Magazine link:

http://www.whgmag.com/index.php/myblog/hgtv-design-star-finalist-cathy-hobbs-bringing-home-staging-course-to-the-dc-area.html

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS CLASS (BEFORE AND AFTER) PHOTOS

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

LIVING ROOM AFTER

DINING BEFORE

DINING AFTER

BEDROOM 1 BEFORE

BEDROOM 2 BEFORE

BEDROOM 2 AFTER

 INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOME STAGER?

HERE IS JUST SOME OF THE PRESS COVERAGE WE RECEIVED FROM A RECENT CLASS HELD NEAR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!!


Celebrity NYC Real Estate Stager Cathy Hobbs Shares Tips On Home Staging For Family Living

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As many New Yorkers yearn to stay in The Big Apple, developers and sellers are taking notice. These days, the search for a family-sized apartment is no longer limited to trying to reconfigure an oversized 2-bedroom, but an offering of true “family-sized” residences, which allow a family to truly “live large.”

Typically, family-sized apartments are considered to be those that are 3-bedroom and above, which are often difficult to find. What is important to remember when looking for a family residence, is to evaluate potential and value. A potential buyer should not only evaluate “what they see, but what a space could be,” which is why home staging to appeal to family living is unique. When staging to appeal to a family, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Think function first—how a family would want to use the space
  • Create distinct areas for family entertainment and lounging
  • Create child-friendly spaces, such as a children’s room or playroom
  • Select furniture that allows a space to feel spacious and roomy
  • Create a space that feels “grown-up” but family-friendly at the same time

What I have found to be most refreshing is that the inventory of family-sized apartments isn’t just limited to Manhattan. Recently, the marketing savvy real estate team at Brooklyn Bridge Realty, that includes brokers Saul Retig, Jean Austin, Ellen Gottlieb, and James Stubbs, asked me to stage one of their “super-star” family-sized listings.

The property, 111 Steuben Street, Unit 6A in Brooklyn, is simply stunning and perfect for family-style living. Priced at $1,800,000, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath residence boasts nearly 1,900 square feet of indoor space and a phenomenal 3,077 square feet of outdoor space! The apartment also comes with the bonus possibility of two indoor parking spaces—a real perk when you consider a family may have more than one vehicle. Building amenities include a game room, fitness room, and cold storage room for groceries.

This real estate gem, located in the neighborhood of Clinton Hill in the shadow of the prestigious art school Pratt Institute, is a true find and comes with a price tag that may appeal to many families priced out of other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Across the bridge, the cost of family-sized living is a little pricier but still comes with incredible potential. Located not far from the United Nations and the convenience of Midtown, one can find 5-bedroom residences like the condominium I recently staged for Angela Rapoport, of The Corcoran Group. Priced at $6,000,000, 255 East 49th Street, Penthouse A, is a true megalisting with a wealth of space and potential.

A true marketing expert, Rapoport believed home staging was critical to her marketing strategy and secured my services prior to listing the property for sale. What makes this property and other family-sized properties like it so appealing is a family’s ability to “make it their own.” Space, value and potential, as well as home staging that allows a family to envision themselves in a space, is what I believe often secures the sale and helps seal the deal.

Family sized 3-bedroom apartment staged by Cathy Hobbs, http://www.cathyhobbs.com (111 Steuben Street, Penthouse 6A)

Family sized 3-bedroom apartment staged by Cathy Hobbs, http://www.cathyhobbs.com (111 Steuben Street, Penthouse 6A)

Family sized 3-bedroom apartment staged by Cathy Hobbs, http://www.cathyhobbs.com (111 Steuben Street, Penthouse 6A)

Family sized 3-bedroom apartment staged by Cathy Hobbs, http://www.cathyhobbs.com (111 Steuben Street, Penthouse 6A)

WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA HOME STAGING COURSE TAUGHT BY CELEBRITY HOME STAGER CATHY HOBBS OF HGTV DESIGN STAR RETURNS TO D.C. AREA AFTER MUCH SUCCESS, MARCH 27-29 2012!

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After an incredibly successful 3-day Certified Staging Professionals course in November. Celebrity Interior Designer and HGTV Design Star Finalist Cathy Hobbs will be returning to Arlington, Virginia, March 27-29, 2012.  The course also covered in Washington Home and Garden Magazine offers aspiring home stagers, 3 days of intensive training that leads to the prestigious Certified Staging Professionals designation.

Washington Home and Garden Magazine link:

http://www.whgmag.com/index.php/myblog/hgtv-design-star-finalist-cathy-hobbs-bringing-home-staging-course-to-the-dc-area.html

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS CLASS (BEFORE AND AFTER) PHOTOS

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

LIVING ROOM AFTER

DINING BEFORE

DINING AFTER

BEDROOM 1 BEFORE

BEDROOM 1 AFTER

BEDROOM 2 BEFORE

BEDROOM 2 AFTER

 INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOME STAGER?

HERE IS JUST SOME OF THE PRESS COVERAGE WE RECEIVED FROM A RECENT CLASS HELD NEAR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!!


ARLINGTON VIRGINIA HOME STAGING COURSE TAUGHT BY CELEBRITY HOME STAGER CATHY HOBBS OF HGTV DESIGN STAR RETURNS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA AFTER MUCH SUCCESS, MARCH 27-29 2012!

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After an incredibly successful 3-day Certified Staging Professionals course in November. Celebrity Interior Designer and HGTV Design Star Finalist Cathy Hobbs will be returning to Arlington, Virginia, March 27-29, 2012.  The course also covered in Washington Home and Garden Magazine offers aspiring home stagers, 3 days of intensive training that leads to the prestigious Certified Staging Professionals designation.

Washington Home and Garden Magazine link:

http://www.whgmag.com/index.php/myblog/hgtv-design-star-finalist-cathy-hobbs-bringing-home-staging-course-to-the-dc-area.html

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS CLASS (BEFORE AND AFTER) PHOTOS

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

LIVING ROOM AFTER

DINING BEFORE

DINING AFTER

BEDROOM 1 BEFORE

BEDROOM 1 AFTER

BEDROOM 2 BEFORE

BEDROOM 2 AFTER

 INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOME STAGER?

HERE IS JUST SOME OF THE PRESS COVERAGE WE RECEIVED FROM A RECENT CLASS HELD NEAR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!!


LAS VEGAS HOME STAGING COURSE: CELEBRITY INTERIOR DESIGNER NYC HOME STAGER CATHY HOBBS OF HGTV DESIGN STAR TO TEACH (CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS) COURSE FEB 4-6 2012 IN LAS VEGAS!!

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I am pleased to announce that in addition to being the keynote speaker at the upcoming RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) NATIONAL CONVENTION I will be teaching the 3-day Home Staging Certification course offered through Certified Staging Professionals (CSP) February 4-6, 2012 at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.  If you are looking to become a professional home stager this is truly the course for you.  This course provides everything you need in order to start, grow and build a successful home staging business!

The Certified Staging Professionals logo is recognized internationally, including the USA, Canada (Canadian Certified Staging Professionals) and Australia (Australia Certified Staging Professionals) by real estate professionals and home sellers.  Home stagers from other countries travel to attend the CSP intensive home staging course and take the certification back to their country.The MOST comprehensive staging course in the industry:
Although home staging is an non-regulated industry, CSP has a registered certification mark for successful completions of the following standards:

  • Successful completion of 2 day in-classroom instruction,
  • 1 day hands-on field experience,
  • 75%+ or higher grade on exams (including practical assessment).

In addition the CSP training continues after the certification portion of the program to include:

    • 4 weeks of home study business start up–By downloading the workbooks found in the password protected CSP Business Resource Centre, and completing the assigned tasks in Module 1 and 2, home stagers are encouraged to complete the step-by-step tasks to have their business up and running in 4 weeks. (Note: some stagers may take longer to complete this portion of the program; working at their own pace, within the confinements of their own schedule)
    • 6 weeks (12 -1hr sessions) Marketing Advantage Camp– Students receive marketing & business guidance from a LIVE Marketing Coach through this six consecutive week marketing camp. Students register for a live webinar (coaching is online, student only needs a computer with speakers to attend!) as they are taught marketing strategies to help them attract clients.

HERE IS JUST SOME OF THE PRESS COVERAGE WE RECEIVED FROM A RECENT CLASS HELD NEAR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!!


LAS VEGAS HOME STAGING COURSE: BECOME A REAL ESTATE STAGER (CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS) CLASS FEBRUARY 4-6 2012 IN LAS VEGAS,NV!

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HERE IS JUST SOME OF THE PRESS COVERAGE WE RECEIVED FROM A RECENT CLASS HELD NEAR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!!


BALTIMORE WASHINGTON, D.C. HOME STAGING COURSES: BECOME A REAL ESTATE STAGER: (CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONALS) CLASS JANUARY 17-19 IN COLUMBIA, MD!

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HERE IS JUST SOME OF THE PRESS COVERAGE WE RECEIVED FROM A RECENT CLASS HELD NEAR BALTIMORE, MARYLAND!!