Everything You Need to Start Your Home Staging Career

Training Includes:

RESP™ Certification

Your physical workbook and consultation toolkit will be mailed to you and arrive in 3 to 5 days (depending on location and service). 

Module 1 will be available immediately with each following module released daily. We send you an invite to our private Facebook group straight away where you can connect with other home stagers.

Support is always available to you via the online portal if you have any questions or need guidance. 

Course Materials Arrive by Mail: Even though this is an online video certification, home staging happens in the real world, and you need tools to start staging professionally. 

The course materials that are sent to our students include a training material binder plus a quick reference guide binder to use in your everyday practice, color wheel, architects ruler, RESP Toolbelt and Consult Toolkit, Sherwin-Williams Fan Deck, and more.

22 Complete Modules:

Module 1: Ins and outs of the Real Estate Market, the key players and how home staging fits in, plus an outline of various business structures, creating your business plan, and registering your new home staging business

Module 2: Creating your staging plan by addressing buyer perceptions,
decluttering, and eliminating distractions

Module 3: Furniture selection and placement for optimal flow and buyer appeal

Module 4Step by step to the home staging evaluation

Module 5: Accessorizing techniques for selling

Module 6: What role textures and fabrics play in home staging and design

Module 7: Organizing spaces for selling and living

Module 8: Repairs and updates - what to address and how to understand the value and impact of each recommendation

Module 9: Creating curb appeal and lasting first impressions

Module 10: Identifying design styles and working within them

Module 11: Creating and preparing accurate floor plans

Module 12: Colour theory - using the colour wheel as a tool in colour palette selection; understanding the components and significance of colours

Module 13: Preparing your home sellers for the process of selling their home, including managing seller expectations and resistance

Module 14: The home staging consultation, from start to finish

Module 15: The people factor

Module 16: Managing your owner-occupied and vacant home staging projects, start to finish, and building your portfolio

Module 17: Behind-the-scenes: set up your office to run efficiently and effectively to keep you out meeting with clients and building the business; Creating contracts (including sample contract templates)

Module 18: Subcontractors, Health & Safety, insurance, and setting your policies and procedures for smooth operating practices

Module 19: Inventory management and best practices

Module 20: Costs to expect both in launching and operating your home staging business, and how to outline your services and set your pricing

Module 21: Redesign and other complementary services to add to your portfolio

Module 22: Managing relationships, plus tricks of the trade, including the most common rookie mistakes


In our Business of Staging Course

  • Business structures and creating your business plan
  • How to define your target market, and create your value proposition and mission statement
  • Setting your pricing
  • Clearly identifying and outlining your standard business policies
  • Sales and Marketing techniques
  • Educating and converting the non-believers
  • Building profitable relationships
  • Up-selling your additional revenue streams
  • Working with Real Estate Agents
  • Building your portfolio
  • Creating your systems
  • Branding your business
  • Initial start-up business expenses and recurring expenses to expect
  • Creating your sales forecast for your first years in business
  • How to plan for growth while maintaining a steady cash flow


Everything you expect

from a Real Estate Staging Professional Certification Program PLUS learn the business of staging

  • Meet & Greet clients to get them on the same page as you from the first "hello"

  • Manage Consultants and Staging Projects like a pro from start to finish

  • Your buyers are PEOPLE too! Learn what makes them tick and what will motivate them to buy your seller's house.

  • Create optimal furniture arrangement to allow the best flow for buyers as they move through the house

  • Decorating and design to merchandise and sell the key features of the home

What you get

with your RESP registration

Lifetime access to all online training modules, including training videos, training notes, worksheets, cheat sheets, numerous customizable templates, and audio lectures.

  • FREE Staging Checklists, customizable with your own logo
  • All course materials (mailed to you immediately upon registration) – includes your training material binder, plus a quick reference guide binder to use in your everyday practice, colour wheel, architects ruler, and more
  • RESP Toolbelt and Consult Toolkit
  • Sherwin-Williams Fan Deck
  • Access to SLS Academy's private RESP Mastermind group - share ideas and information with other RESP students and graduates, plus have your questions answered by Shauna Lynn during regular scheduled group planning sessions
  • Special rates and offers from SLS Academy's Accredited Vendors, including discounts on website design tools, paint, furniture, accessories, and more!
  • Our fully customizable Client Care Package ($229 value) to maximize your consultation packages - includes numerous educational and informative inserts to provide to your clients with your consultations. Includes both Occupied and Vacant packages.
  • Access to all On-Demand Webinar Replays from past webinars (over $500 value)
  • FREE access to live webinars.
  • RESP Members Only Area - includes special offers and discounts from RESP Accredited Vendors (includes wholesale suppliers, website design, paint supplies, and more), SLS Academy continuing education course discounts, and special 1-on-1 mentoring offers.


Upon successful completion, you will receive:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • RESP Badge to be used on your website and promotional material (lifetime access)

The Business of Staging Includes:

Video training with detailed notes

  • Templates, checklists, cheat sheets, and guides for getting started
  • In-course discussion
  • On-going support
  • Lifetime access to all training materials, including any future updates
  • 1-year access to the Home Staging Business Builders Training Centre, for on-going support and training

SLS Academy is committed to your success

We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee PLUS a full refund if you are unsatisfied after completing the certification.

Everything you need to start your home staging career!

  • RESP(TM) Certification ($1495 value)
  • Business of Staging Course ($699 value)
  • Client Care Package ($229 value)
  • Webinar Replay All-Access Pass ($199 value)
  • CEO and Lead Trainer

    Shauna Lynn Simon

    Shauna Lynn Simon is an award-winning home staging industry expert and business strategist, fiercely committed to guiding aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve success in all facets of their business.

    Dedicated to creating educational content that builds successful relationships among like-minded business professionals, Shauna Lynn partners with CEOs, executives and solo-preneurs to grow their personal and professional brands, one-to-one, providing real-world insights and actionable tips for building the business of their dreams. A veteran of educating and inspiring entrepreneurs from all industries, she has built a thriving home staging and design business, voted number one in her local region, and oversees a remarkable team of home staging and design professionals.

    With a former career as an analyst, Shauna Lynn designed a comprehensive and systematic program for teaching the technical and the business side of the home staging world, and offers core and continuing education for home staging professionals through Styled, Listed, and Sold (SLS) Academy.

    Everything you need to start your home staging career!

  • RESP(TM) Certification ($1495 value)
  • Business of Staging Course ($699 value)
  • Client Care Package ($229 value)
  • Webinar Replay All-Access Pass ($199 value)
  • Reviews from our Students

    5 star rating

    My search stopped at the SLS Academy

    Julie Metaxas

    I had done a lot of research and attended information sessions for other home stager training programs prior to learning about the SLS Academy. My search st...

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    I had done a lot of research and attended information sessions for other home stager training programs prior to learning about the SLS Academy. My search stopped there. Shauna Lynn's approach blew the rest out of the water with her real-life perspective. Never did she say that starting a home staging business would be easy - and she is absolutely right. But the abundance of resources and tools she provided (not to mention the in-person job shadowing opportunity) were exactly what I needed to launch my business systematically, confidently, and successfully. I am now 8 months into my business and the post-course support she provides is also a huge asset. I would highly recommend the SLS Academy's RESP Certification Training!

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    Loved the course

    Nicole Pletz

    I really enjoyed taking this course. It is full of detailed information regarding all aspects of home staging from the basic "what is home staging?" to wall...

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    I really enjoyed taking this course. It is full of detailed information regarding all aspects of home staging from the basic "what is home staging?" to wall art hanging heights and what to look for in a home. I appreciate all the time and effort that went into the content of this course as well as all the downloads and personalized templates. I highly recommend it for anyone that is interested in home staging. I feel that I learned way more information than I originally thought would be included in the course and I completed it feeling confident in my knowledge and what was presented. The value for what you get it incredible.

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    Thorough, In-depth Training - a must take course for any ...

    Brooke Burnet

    The RESP Certification Training gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed as a brand new stager to enter the industry, equipped with the tools and inform...

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    The RESP Certification Training gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed as a brand new stager to enter the industry, equipped with the tools and information needed to give clients the best possible experience. From the necessary technical skills to navigating conversations and structuring your business, this course touches every aspect of what it means to be a quality, professional home stager. This course goes beyond 'surface level' information, with thorough explanations and reasoning to help you support your recommendations with a solid foundation of knowledge to clients. I recommend this course to new stagers, and experienced stagers alike to take your business and professionalism to the next level. Set yourself apart and take the RESP Certification Training - you cannot afford not to.

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    Enriched My Life

    jeanette Soscia

    This has been the best investment I have made in myself and in my future. The Real Estate Staging Professional Course is full of informative content that I h...

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    This has been the best investment I have made in myself and in my future. The Real Estate Staging Professional Course is full of informative content that I have been able to apply to my business and personal home-styling. This on-line course is simple to navigate and is well designed-- making it easy to revisit for reference &/or review later in your career... The knowledge gained during this on-line course totally surpassed my expectations!!! Founder, Shauna Lynn Simon's expertise of; business, motivation, empowerment, style & partnership has made this experience enrich my life and made my dreams a reality. Well done SLS Academy, I am honored to be a student.

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    Great certification!

    Anne Trautman

    Very thorough over view of staging. I found the modules very helpful and has given me the confidence needed to start my business. The one main comment I wou...

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    Very thorough over view of staging. I found the modules very helpful and has given me the confidence needed to start my business. The one main comment I would point out is I'm not sure if The painting supplies are needed. However I did appreciate the color theory aspect of the idea. I am currently doing the business of staging and I am finding the knowledge extremely helpful as well. the one on one coaching is a great addition I'm excited to try. Ifeel like that is a wonderful advantage to this certification.

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    All the topics are very important and related to the natu...

    Olga Monsalve

    All the information is very clear, precise and help you to prepare to be a RESP.

    All the information is very clear, precise and help you to prepare to be a RESP.

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    Tiffany Merrick

    Tiffany Merrick

    I thought the modules were very helpfull for me, i feel more confindent after working on these modules. It was very professional, clear, detailed and or...

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    I thought the modules were very helpfull for me, i feel more confindent after working on these modules. It was very professional, clear, detailed and organized. Thank you Now i'm ready to start my new journey!!

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