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There are a few reasons for this big change. The biggest of them all is that we can make a much more significant impact by teaching people about home staging than doing 1:1 work with the clients. Through the act of podcasting and course-building, we are also able to reach a wider range of audiences around the world, not just in San Francisco Bay Area.
After more than a decade in home staging, Cindy also feels frustrated that A) home sellers still don't fully understand what home staging is and rather than hiring someone who's a great stager v. someone who's cheap. It is heartbreaking to watch sellers leave $ on the table when they could've gotten more out of their equity. B) She feels that there are some major flaws in the home staging industry when it comes to education. Many training schools are founded by non-stagers. Not only so, but there is also a gap between a home stager graduating from an expensive home staging training program to actually run a successful AND profitable home staging business. Many new home stagers invested a lot of $ in their home staging education but unable to get the return on investment because their businesses had failed. Cindy wants to build business courses that the new home stagers have all the tools in hand to build successful AND profitable businesses.
Once you've paid the tuition and enrolled, you have access of the materials for the life of the course.
No. We are not big fans of asking you to renew for some sort of designations every year. It's not how we like to do business. Our intention of the course is for you to gain the skills necessary to succeed and accomplish your goals.
Once you've enrolled and paid your tuition in full, that's the only course investment. We will never ask you for more $ even if we had raised the price on the course.
Due to the nature of digital products, our digital products, downloadable checklists, printables, online courses, etc. are not refundable unless otherwise noted.
No, unfortunately we are not magicians. You still have to do the work! We do our best to design courses that distill our years of experiences and will give our students practical solutions that they can access any time, anywhere and at an affordable price. But at the end of the day, it is up to our students to work through the steps and execute their own visions to make their dreams come true.
The Cash in the Cushions courses are designed for home stagers who are serious about building a financially sustainable, profitable and growing business. It is not for someone who just wants to stage homes occasionally as a hobby. That's not a real business. We want serious business owners only.
It doesn't matter if you are a full-time or part-time stager, as long as you are serious about building a profitable, ethical business, we want you! It doesn't matter if you are working a full-time day job and staging is your side hustle on the weekends and nights. If you are serious about running a home staging business properly and want to learn how to do that, we will teach you.
Yes, something is in the works. It will most likely be in the fall 2018 and in Europe. You can find out more information about the retreat here.