Japan Home Stagers Meet with Home Staging Inventor
Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®, recently met with a group of officials from Home Staging Japan General Incorporated Association. Barb Schwarz invented the term and process of Home Staging in the 1970s, and went on to develop a professional Home Staging training course – Accredited Staging Professional® - in the 1990s. The Japanese Officials flew from Tokyo to Seattle to learn more about Staging and its process from Barb and her company Stagedhomes.com®.
With her concept of “The Home is the Stage® and the Buyer is the Audience,” sellers understood. And her listings sold fast. Barb coined many terms and an educational process for sellers to understand the importance of preparation including, “Detail your house like you would detail your car,” and “Make your house Q-tip clean.”
This is just the information that four company officials from Home Staging Japan General Incorporated Association flew 18 hours to learn. Fugiko Suginohara, Representative of the Board of Directors; Yukie Noguchi, Director; Masashi Onishi, Director; and Unuma Toshihide, Auditor, along with an interpreter, invested a day with Barb learning her Staging methods and how to interact with sellers.
“The biggest questions they had for me were: How do I get people to Stage®? How do I get people to put things away, and do all that needs doing to Stage® their homes?” said Barb.
“Their market is of course different in some ways, but homes are homes and people are people. So the experiences they are having are the same I went through, which caused me to invent Home Staging,” she said.
“I feel so blessed and humbled,” said Barb, who is revered the world over. “I asked them what else they saw while here and they said, 'Oh, we only came here to see and meet you.'"
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Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®
The Creator of The CAREERBook®
CEO of StagedHomes.com®
IAHSP® Founder and Chairwoman of The Board of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation
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