Become a Real Estate Staging Professional (RESP®) Today!

  • Are you passionate about all things home?
  • Do you enjoy rearranging your space to create a fresh, new look?
  • Do you enjoy finding new solutions to old problems?
  • Do you like meeting new people?
  • Would you like the opportunity to help others while doing something you love?
  • Are you ready to share your talent for decorating and design with others?

If you answered yes to the above, keep reading to learn how SLS Academy can help you to begin the career of your dreams!

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Advantages of Online Training:

  • Easily re-visit modules for a refresher
  • Bite-sized pieces ensure maximum retention and avoid overwhelm
  • Learn at your own pace
  • All of the benefits of in-class training (including 1-on-1 support, freedom to ask questions, and an instructor committed to your success), with the convenience and comfort of online learning

The ultimate in home stager training!

What Makes SLS Academy Different?

»  Our job shadowing and mentoring opportunities – available both before and after becoming certified – provide a real-world look at the home staging industry, and help to guide you on your journey.
»  Our online program is rare in the industry and provides the most complete training in home staging. Get all of the benefits of in-class study with the convenience of learning at home, at your own pace. Course includes how-to videos, lesson tutorials, worksheets, and check-in assignments and quizzes​
»  Our templates may be used right out of the box, and can be customized with your logo – no need to reinvent the wheel! We provide you with the tools that you need to be successful
»  Lead Trainer, Shauna Lynn Simon, is a world-recognized expert in the home staging industry, and is also an active home stager, allowing her to keep the information provided in the course current and relevant for today’s home stagers
»  SLS Academy courses provide real-life examples and situations, and offer a realistic glimpse into the industry, without the sugar-coating
»  On-going support is provided through in-course discussions and a private RESP® Mastermind group

What can you expect from our Real Estate Staging Professional (RESP®) Certification Program?

  • Lifetime access to all online training modules, including training videos, training notes, worksheets, cheat sheets, numerous customizable templates, and audio lectures. Includes all future updates, with NO annual membership fees.
  • 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 wheelarchitects 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 $300 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 – lifetime authorization for use – to be used on your website and home staging business marketing materials
  • Money-back guarantee! We’re so confident that you will absolutely love your training, that if you are not completely satisfied upon completion that we delivered on everything that we promised, we will offer you your money back, hassle-free.

**Prices are in USD and include applicable taxes**

Your RESP™ Certification Training Includes 22 Complete Training 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 4: Step 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 complimentary services to add to your portfolio
  • Module 22: Managing relationships, plus tricks of the trade, including the most common rookie mistakes

A portion of all proceeds of the RESP Certification Training course are donated to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies


Still have questions?

The decision to become a home stager is a life-changing one! We want you to make an informed decision – simply click on any of the buttons below to get the answers that you seek about home staging, and what a career in it means, including how to get started, what it takes to be successful, or any other questions that you might have.

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!

Julie Metaxas

RESP Graduate

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.

Nicole Pletz

RESP Graduate

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.

Jeanette Soscia

RESP Graduate

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