Certified Home Staging and Property Styling Professional
- Frequently Asked Questions
long will the CHSSP Course take me to complete?
a Home Staging Career for me?
inter-related. How long you will take to complete the
Course and whether a Home Staging Career will suit you, depends on your
current skills, natural aptitudes
for creativity, design and your people skills.
factors playing the biggest part are related to you
and your skills and aptitudes.
easy factors are the Course content, which will help
you to understand what is involved in a Home Staging
Career and what you will need to know to start a Career
in Home Staging.
Consider you, and your aptitudes
first. Then we will show information and
images from the online course web pages so that you can make
an informed decision about the course and whether Home
Staging is the career for you.
you are creative, enjoy styling and everything about
making a home attractive and stand out from the crowd then I am sure that you will enjoy
the CHSSP Course because it has lots of property styling
images and knowledge to make it fun and interesting to
complete quickly and to help you to make a start in a career in Home
CHSSP Graduate said:"I
found the course content all incredibly useful. Each
stage was well explained and it was great to be able to
work at my own pace at times to suit me. I couldn't wait
to see the (project) reveals at the end (of an exercise)
and was delighted when my ideas matched the actual
this page we've
included images from a HouseWow®
project. Anita Richardson, CHSSP course author
project managed in
her home staging and show home
business HouseWow®. Initially as a self
employed business start up, Anita offered home staging
and styling services as a sole trader but developed the business as a Limited company
to become a
well known brand and Anita provides
business background and insight though out the CHSSP
course with information and real project exercises.
quick answer to "how long
will the course take me?" is that an average student would
take approximately 4 to 5 hours per Module over 9 Modules. This would
include reading the information Guides in the Modules,
considering the exercises and completing the
exercises. The average student aims to
complete one exercise per week and takes 10 to 12 weeks
to complete the course. However, online study is
flexible and fits to your needs, so that some students
have regular breaks for other commitments and complete
the course in a year, but say the online exercises are
easy to return to and pick up where they left off.
is the link if you want to get started to Enrol
on the course now>
if you want to consider your personal starting point,
the Course content and the timescale over which you
would complete the Course then read
will take the following questions one at a time -
How much current knowledge, skills and aptitude do you have for styling and interior decorating on a
How much knowledge do you have about the property
How much do you enjoying working with people?
How much do you know about business start up or being self employed?
How motivated are you to complete the Course?
1) How much current knowledge, skills and aptitude do
you have for styling and interior decorating on
a low budget?
Most people who are interested in learning more
about Home Staging and Property styling as a business
already have a natural aptitude for creativity and
design. The Home Staging and Property Styling CHSSP
Modules 1 to 3 take these existing skills and shape them
to give you the confidence and knowledge required to use
those skills effectively in a home staging business with
paying customers. If you have a creative aptitude you
are off to a good start.
2) How much knowledge do you have about the property
If you keep yourself aware of the housing
market , local property prices and issues such as
stamp duty rates then you are off and running and can
use CHSSP Module 4 as a refresher. Module 4
provides information to read about the basics of the
property buying and selling process. There are useful
links to online resources where you can research local
housing market conditions and keep up to date.
3) How much do you enjoying working with people?
Are you a people person? Do you like people? If
you enjoy talking about property and want
to advise people about how to make the most of property style, practical layout, storage and
declutter issues - then again you are almost there.
CHSSP Module 5 looks at customer liaison, tact and
diplomacy and how to assist clients with wise decisions
about changes to their beloved home.
4) How much do you know about business start up and
being self employed?
If you have
run a business or started a
business before then you will find the CHSSP Module 6
Business section a refresher - be sure to use the Business start up checklist so that you don't
miss out on useful time saver tips.
you haven't had any experience of starting or running a
business then we give you the essentials to get you
started as quickly and simply as possible. The CHSSP
Business Module 6 provides information and essential links to Government Departments.
6 also provides
Document templates from stationery, timetables, price
estimates, costings to
quotations, letters of appointment and business start up
CHSSP Graduate said:"I'd
done an interior design and basic house doctoring
course, but CHSSP has really given me the confidence I
business and marketing modules were excellent, and all
the templates invaluable."
5) How motivated are you to complete the Course?
you feel motivated to learn
more about Home Staging and to make
changes in your career then you have the
opportunity to do so. The CHSSP Course makes learning
about home staging fun and easy - you will enjoy the
learning process. As the images and videos reveal
real life home staging projects you will feel
enlightened and you will realise that you
already possess most of the skills needed to create some
is the link if you want to get started and
on the course now>
you want to find out more about the Course content
quickly you can work through it to become a Certified
Home Staging and Property Styling Professional, then
course content is online and how do I complete
The CHSSP Prospectus
provides further details (download it
down the page below to see images of the CHSSP Course menu
which is available to a Student after log in. It represents a
personal CHSSP Course online menu for student Samantha
Smith and the date is displayed in the header
menu. The header menu gives online topic Modules, the
students profile, tutor support messaging, help notes
and log out.
Main menu shows each Module topic, each exercise and
exercise reveals (solutions to the projects). Each Module has links to
various sub topics with lots of information, images and resources.
Each Exercise is available
online from the menu. Students complete each exercise
online in text and image upload boxes in their own
personal student area. After submitting each exercise the
exercise 'Reveal' and the next
module becomes available. You can return to the
log in and see the information and your exercises at any
time from any computer as long as you have an internet
connection. All of your work is stored on secure CHSSP
servers so you cannot lose it. The course is compatible
with Windows, Mac and ipads,
leads you through the content one Module at a
time. The student area also has resources
immediately available such as home
staging business insurance and suppliers.
Below are images of CHSSP online web pages.