Unlock Your Potential with our STAGE Path Professional Home Staging Certification Program

Activate & Build Your Home Staging Career with Staged4more

Furnish Your Future with Expertise

With our Professional Home Staging Certification Program, you can turn your passion for design into a thriving and fulfilling career.

Whether you're just starting out or seeking to take your skills to the next level, our program provides the knowledge, expertise, and industry recognition you need to succeed.

Imagine a career where you have the power to transform spaces, captivate buyers, and ignite the real estate market.

Why Study with Us?

Home staging is a transformative art that brings spaces to life, captivates potential buyers, and shapes the real estate market.

Home staging has become an essential tool for success in selling real estate. It is no longer enough to simply transform spaces; we must redefine the way we connect with buyers, stand out from the competition, and create unforgettable experiences in this fast-paced world where our clients are constantly influenced by the internet and social media.

How can we navigate this new landscape, where expectations are higher than ever and the power of digital influence is at our fingertips?

Our Professional Home Staging Certification Program is a culmination of years of experience and expertise, offering a one-of-a-kind journey that explores the dynamic interplay between personal creativity and strategic proficiency.

Guided by Cindy Lin, an international renown home staging educator, you'll delve into diverse staging techniques, questioning traditional norms, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible with your staging business.

This comprehensive program is designed to be completed online over the course of several months, providing you with the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

The ultimate goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully build and grow your staging business and thrive in this dynamic industry.

Throughout the program, you'll participate in a combination of group sessions and one-on-one meetings, allowing you to learn from experts and connect with like-minded stagers. Together, we'll help you shape your unique vision and develop critical skills that will help you build and grow your thriving and vibrant home staging business.


1:1 Coaching Calls

You will be working directly with Cindy Lin, an international renown home staging educator, and an experienced staging business owner.

During your 1:1 calls, you can ask any questions in regards to operating your staging business, develop strategies and get the support you need to move forward with your goals.

Access to a Supportive, Private Community

During your Certification program, you will get access to our new Stagers’ Adventure Club, where you will have access to monthly group coaching calls, opportunities to mastermind and network with other like-minded stagers from around the world, and get access to our private education events and live workshops.

Get Access to Our Signature Courses

As part of your Certification Program, you will gain access to our key courses that will help you develop your staging business.

Put your knowledge into practice with hands-on exercises, real-life case studies, and interactive assignments that simulate the challenges faced by professional home stagers.

Our Certification Program is based on our STAGE Path:
Start, Train, Accelerate, 
Grow and Expand

Learn More About the Five Stages of our STAGE Path

Stage 1: START (Level 1)

In Stage 1, you will discover the foundations of a successful home staging business.

You will gain a comprehensive overview of the staging industry, understand different staging business models, and learn to set up your home staging venture.

During this stage, we will discuss working with agents and sellers, pricing your projects, and creating effective marketing strategies to get your first staging clients.

From project installation to developing a client experience that ensures longevity and referrals, this stage provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to kickstart your home staging career.

By the end of the Stage, you will complete the Business Foundations Checklist & Review to move forward to the next stage.

Stage 2: TRAIN (Level 1)

In Stage 2, you will train in key home staging and interior styling skills.

During this stage, you will learn to create interiors that impress clients and sell homes. Gain expertise in utilizing design elements and principles to maximize the potential of each room. Craft compelling visual stories tailored to target buyers and build a portfolio that attracts your ideal clients.

You will also learn the typical workflow of a home stager and gain hands-on experience through practice projects.

This stage will empower you to showcase your creativity and deliver outstanding results in the competitive world of home staging.

By the end of this stage, you will create a test home staging project to build your portfolio and social media.

Stage 3: ACCELERATE (Level 1)

Ready to launch your staging business and start working?

It feels scray, we know! That’s why we want to use the Accelerate Stage to support you in making your first $10k!

During Stage 3, you will accelerate your staging business to its first $10K by completing a $10k Challenge. At the end of completing the Challenge, you will gain confidence and understanding of how the staging business works, in addition to your Certification!

Our Accelerate stage focuses on putting your marketing strategies to the test to make your first $10K and successfully execute staging projects.

Engage in our unique $10K Challenge, where you'll work with real clients and receive hands-on support to meet this financial milestone. You will put your learning into action, and refine your skills in a supportive environment while you launch and start your staging business.

This stage is designed to help you accelerate your staging business launch and achieve tangible success in the home staging industry. ✨

Stage 4: GROW (Level 2)

In our Grow stage, you will set up the foundation for you to position yourself to grow sustainably to $ 6 figures.

You will be working on refining your niche in your market, developing essential systems and operations, and creating advanced marketing strategies to consistently book clients and attract ideal staging clients.

Gain clarity on your business goals, fine-tune your niche to stand out in the market, and establish key systems and workflows for efficient operations.

Learn tried-and-true strategies to increase profits, streamline operations, and expand your client base.

Refine your marketing plan, website, and portfolio to attract your ideal staging clients.

This stage will equip you with the tools and knowledge to grow your staging business and achieve sustainable success.

Stage 5: EXPAND (Level 2)

Take your staging business to the next level in our Expand stage. During this stage, our focus is to help you position yourself to expand your staging business and expertise.

We will work on future-proof your staging business by developing an exit strategy and exploring additional revenue streams. We will also work on hiring and managing a team, unlocking the potential for scalability.

Graduates of this stage will receive a comprehensive 360-degree review of their staging business, portfolio, marketing plan, website, and social media presence, setting the stage for continued growth and expansion.

Level 1 & 2 Program Overview

Level 1: Laying the Foundation of Your Home Staging Business (Stage S, T, A in our STAGE Path)

Our Level 1 Certification equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to enter the world of home staging confidently. From understanding key design elements and principles in staging to running your staging operations, this comprehensive program lays the groundwork for your success.

Level 2: Advanced Growth Strategies for Sustainable Expansion (Stage G, E in our STAGE Path)

Level 2 Certification is designed to help you weather and breakthrough your growing pains. During the course, we focus on systems and team building, as well as improving your financial skills. We also focus on advanced marketing strategies, client experience and business development. The Level 2 Certification will empower you to elevate your staging career and expand your business by design.

 is designed to help you weather and breakthrough your growing pains. During the course, we focus on systems and team building, as well as improving your financial skills. We also focus on advanced marketing strategies, client experience and business development. The Level 2 Certification will empower you to elevate your staging career and expand your business by design.

Meet the Teacher

Cindy Lin

Founder of Staged4more
Host of The Home Staging Show
Primary Teacher 

A seasoned home staging educator and total business nerd, Cindy brings in years of experiences in the home staging and other creative industries to her teaching.

In additions to teaching home staging online since 2016, Cindy's latest in-person teaching post was at University of the Arts London (UAL), where she piloted and created the home staging short course for UAL. UAL is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings®, for the third year in a row. It is Europe's largest specialist art and design university, with over 19,000 students from more than 130 countries.

Since 2015, Cindy has hosted The Home Staging Show Podcast. It is the longest-running podcast dedicated to all things home staging and a Top 200 Apple Podcast in the Careers category.

Throughout her career, Cindy has cultivated a diverse range of creative backgrounds, including building sets and windows for companies like Anthroplogie, Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue. She has also designed and installed decor for commercial and private events, worked on photo shoots as a prop and wardrobe assistant for companies like O Magazine, Target, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Gap, Google and Apple. Cindy has also earned two Master degrees. Cindy also works internationally as an artist with a lens-based practice and has been published and exhibited internationally.

Cindy is the primary teacher for this course.

What our students are saying...

“One of the reasons I joined is that we were very, very fortunate and I do, I credit my real estate background with being this fortunate. When we started off, it really took off almost overnight. The bad part of something like that happening though, is that you miss a lot of steps along the way. There were a lot of things at the beginning that we now are going back and retooling, and really getting systems in place. Like we used to just kind of work off of an Excel spreadsheet.

Now we've got a dedicated person, an office manage who's keeping up with our clients, making sure payments are coming in and invoices are going out. There were a lot of things that we just flew by the seat of our pants for quite a long time.

We are now going back and spending the time to really get it.”

— Kristin McFeely, Philadelphia Design Collective

Program Timeline

For the Level 1 Certification Program, the timeline is 6 months.

We recommend finishing your coursework in the first two months (You will have access to our 5-Figure Floor Plan Home Staging Business Foundation course and Cash in the Cushions Interior Styling course). Then you can use the next four months to focus on completing your $10k Challenge.

Tuition for the Level 1 Certification Program is $2,500.

For the Level 2 Certification Program, the timeline is 4 months.

We recommend finishing your coursework in the first two months (You will have access to our 6-Figure Floor Plan Home Staging Business Growth course). Then you can use the next two months to focus on completing your home staging business plan and 360 Degrees Business Review.

Tuition for the Level 2 Certification Program is $3,000.


To join this transformative journey, simply complete the application form. If your application is successful, we'll guide you through the enrollment process, unlocking the doors to a fulfilling and prosperous home staging career.

Activate and build your home staging career today. Take the first step towards a future where your creativity has the power to transform spaces and open doors to new possibilities. Fill in the form, and apply now for this exclusive opportunity.

Enrollment is on a rolling basis, and there is a cap of 10 students at any given time.

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your full potential! Join our Professional Home Staging Certification Program today and embark on a rewarding journey toward a successful career in one of the fastest-growing industries.

Start your journey with level 1
Level 2 is waitlist only

What are the technical requirements to attend the courses?

Our program is 100% virtual.

Our course platform is accessible anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access.

Do I need to renew my home staging certification every year?

Of course not!

My university never called me to renew my diploma every year, and neither should your home staging training!

We feel that it’s an outdated business model for the real estate industry and a total money grab. It is not something we want in our business model.

Does it really take multiple months? So-and-so’s training says that I can start my home staging business in X hours.

Actually, you can start your home staging in the next hour! Simply go to the city hall and hand in your business license. Viola! You’ve got a home staging business.

But is starting the home staging business as fast as possible the *real objective* here?

We believe the focus should be on getting quality home staging education that will be worth your while so that you can build a thriving and vibrant home staging business.

We also can speak from personal experiences that the 3-day certification model is simply scratching the surface when it comes to launching a new business. In addition to course material, you also will want support and guidance as you start working and getting staging clients. This is why we build our Level 1 Certification program with a $10k Challenge so that you can be supported while you start venturing out and getting paid staging clients.

You can certainly binge the courses quickly if you want. The coursework is self-paced.

The main objective for us is to make sure you are building important foundational blocks of your home staging business with support, mentorship, and guidance. This is why we structure the program to be multi-month.

How long will I have access to the program?

You can access everything for the duration of your Professional Home Staging Certification Program.

If you are enrolled in Level 1 Certification, that would be six months. If you are enrolled in Level 2 Certification, that would be four months.

During your program, you also get 50% off on participating courses, workshops, and products we offer.

When I join this online home staging certification program, will I get immediate access to everything?

Our Professional Home Staging Certification Program enrolls on a rolling basis. You can enroll at any time as long as there is space.

We will only take on 10 students at a time. Once we have reached 10 students, the enrollment is closed until someone graduates.

With your coursework, it is released as you move forward with your Program. We want to make sure that you will have time to digest, process, and apply all the course content.

This is why the program progresses in stages with milestone checkpoints at the end of each stage.

I am not based in the United States. Will this program work for me?

Most of the program will work, since business and design theories stay the same no matter what country you are in. Red is still red whether you live in the US, Japan, or France.

In certain areas of the program, like the legal aspects of operating a home staging business, written by Allie whose law practice is US-based, the content will be US-centric.

However, your home country will have similar structures. You may not be able to apply what you’ve learned 100%, but the rough framework should be very similar.

The language could be a bit different by geographic area. For example, in the US, we say “home sellers.” In the UK, sellers are called “vendors.” In the US, we’ve got Sole Proprietorship as a business entity, in the UK, it’s called Sole Trader.

You should be able to find similar information by working with professionals who specialize in your geographic area (which we recommend to do in the course even if you are US based!).

How long is the Certification Program?

If you are doing the Level 1 Certification Program: six months from the day of your enrollment.

If you are accepted into the Level 2 Certification Program: four months from the day of your enrollment.

How many people are you taking for the program?

We want to make sure that we can take care of everyone within the program comfortably, so we are capping the program for a maximum of 10 students.

Once the spots are filled, we will close the program until we are able to take on more students.

Is the Certification Program live?

The coursework included in the Program is on-demand, self-paced. The group coaching calls and the 1:1 calls are live.

Can I fail the Professional Home Staging Certification Program?


This is not a passive training where you sit in the room for a few days and then you get a certificate right after.

This is for SERIOUS AND COMMITTED home stagers only.

We will definitely fail people if they are not doing the work. Our team is here 100% to help you move through the program on time, but we can’t make it happen without your participation.

What if I want to drop out? What is your refund policy?

We get it. It happens. You thought you wanted to be a home stager but you realized this may not be the right fit for you.

Here is the refund policy of our Certificate Program:

  • Within the first 15 days of the start of the Program, if you feel that this is not a great fit for you, you will receive 100% refund minus a $250 processing fee.
  • If you decide to drop out from the Program less than halfway through of your enrollment, you will receive a 50% refund minus a $250 processing fee. For Level 1 Certification, this would be within 90 days. For Level 2 Certification, this would be within 60 days.
  • After halfway point of program has passed , there will be no refund. For Level 1 Certification, this would be after 90 days. For Level 2 Certification, this would be after 60 days.

Please note that it is up to the individual student to take advantage of their course work. We provide course access and support regardless if the students utilize the resources provided or not. Thus, we cannot refund any unused portion since it is up to the students to take advantage of their course materials.

Why is there a revenue requirement for Level 2 Home Staging Certification?

The reason for this requirement is that we need data to help students to pull their existing systems apart and rebuild them, so we can assist the students in setting a strong foundation to grow and expand their home staging businesses, while minimizing growing pains and challenges.

What if I can’t just do it all on my own?

Yes, you certainly can if that’s your preference! But if you would like a systematic way to learn and get support when you need it, consider enrolling in the Professional Home Staging Certification Program to get feedback on your work and the challenges you encounter in building your staging business.

The benefits of enrolling in the Certification Program vs. doing courses on your own would be:

You have a time frame of 6 months to finish both courses plus earn the first $10k of your staging business with support and feedback. You will also be able to ask questions at any time during your program when you encounter challenges or questions. Whereas if you do the courses on your own, you are on your own, which can take a lot longer if you lose momentum. With the 6-month time frame, you are more likely to finish the courses within the time frame compared to being self-paced since there is that time pressure.

The Certification Program allows you to systematically finish out the courses with milestone checks to review your work and get feedback on them.

For example, with Stage 2 work, you will do a test project to gain experience and start building your portfolio before you start marketing. In Stage 1, you get a marketing system review, so you can get feedback before you start marketing. Whereas if you do the courses on your own, you are on your own. There is very limited feedback, only in the Comment section in the private classrooms.

To get your Level 1 Certification, you need to complete the $10k challenge, meaning you have to get and finish $10k worth of paid staging work. We designed the program this way so you will start working. Most people finish a 3-day training course and feel stuck with getting work afterward, or they feel confused and scared to start working. They may not work for months after completing their certification. This way, with the $10k challenge, you have feedback and support any time you need it.

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