Welcome to The International Institute of Home Staging’s™ career defining
Having experience in staging and styling properties is awesome, but without understanding how to manage your mindset, develop your marketing and sales skills, deeply understanding what it takes to run a business and so much more, taking the next step to a highly paid career in home staging and styling might be too hard.
The most successful property stagers and stylists make ongoing learning and development a key priority throughout their career.
Property styling is not something that is taught at University or TAFE. But, this does not mean that you don’t need specialized education to become successful
Property styling is so much more than the physical act of staging a property, which is why home staging is so different to anything that is currently being taught in traditional education systems.
Let’s say you have successfully staged a few properties after completing some type of study…
…you have had a few staging flops too, either over staging properties, under staging or just not meeting the mark.
How do you guarantee property staging success?
You know that home staging is the right career path for you, and you really want to make it work.
You want to build your own property styling business, or help someone else build theirs by becoming better.
Why will Course 2: Advanced Home Staging & Business Development Make You Successful?
Most people only dream of the lifestyles being a property stylist can bring, but you can learn how to achieve the outcome you desire.
And that’s exactly what this page is all about…
Since leaving the world of academia (Yes I was a doctor!) and focusing on my true loves of interior design, property styling and real estate I have turned my life around!
I have combined my love of education with my love for interiors, styling and real estate to create a property styling business, a property styling education program for other property stylists, a renovation formula that I present through Zadel Property Education and have been given the opportunity to write for some amazing media outlets including realestate.com, Interiors Addict, Reno Addict and many more!
If you are like me and have decided to change your career goal even though you already have a job, The International Institute of Home Staging™ is the place for you to develop and grow your new career!
Here is a snippet of what is covered in this course…
…and sooooooo much more!
The courses at the International Institute of Home Staging™ are written by Naomi Findlay. Along with other property styling professionals, Naomi assesses the course work completed by each and every student and personally provides support, advice and specific feedback to each student.
Naomi started her highly successful Newcastle NSW-based property styling business, Silk Home Staging & Styling™ eight years ago. She is also the founder and principle of the International Institute of Home Staging™ where she has combined her skills in both property styling and awarded expertise in tertiary education.
Naomi tours with the Zadel Property team, teaching her Rapid Renovation Formula and Space Medicine. Naomi has also received numerous teaching awards from the University of Newcastle and the Australian College of Education, as well as being nominated for a national award with the Australian Teaching and Learning Council.
And, she has successfully developed the largest home staging conference in the Southern Hemisphere and was voted one of the Top 5 home stagers in the world in 2015.
Advanced Home Staging & Business Development has essential skill development modules that will provide you with expert knowledge about how to professionally style properties and how to run your own property styling business.
The sixteen units that can be completed on your own time, include:
• Unit 1 Manage your Mindset
• Unit 2 Starting a small business
• Unit 3 Building a team
• Unit 4 Advanced Colour and Light
• Unit 5 Placement is Everything
• Unit 6 Entry Spaces
• Unit 7 Bathrooms
• Unit 8 Dining Rooms
• Unit 9 Kitchens
• Unit 10 Living Spaces
• Unit 11 Bedrooms
• Unit 12 Outdoor Spaces
• Unit 13 Communications
• Unit 14 Client Consultations
• Unit 15 Installations
• Unit 16 Reports and Forms
Everything about this course is available digitally, which means you can access Advanced Home Staging & Business Development, at any time, anywhere in the world. The material in this course has been created to make it as easy as possible to go back to look at past content, to revise for assessments and, of course, to learn more about home staging and managing a property styling business!
At the end of each unit, an assessment must be completed and passed in order for the student to graduate the course. Advanced Home Staging & Business Development is completely customizable in terms of how each student completes and submits their work. The International Institute of Home Staging™ is happy to work with each student and find the best way for the student to complete the course most effectively.
Plus, you will become part of the International Institute of Home Staging™ community, which comes in various forms such as membership, events and other benefits that are exclusive to students of the International Institute of Home Staging™.
The courses are delivered online but students do have the option to submit their assessments in whichever way best suits the student. However, submitting assessments online does allow for feedback to be received more quickly.
A course certificate is issued and mailed at the completion of each course
Each course and each unit are self-paced. This means that the hours it takes to complete each course and module is unique to each student and their situation.
For instance, some students spend 10 hours a week and finish the course in six weeks. Other students may take a month to complete a module, and that is completely fine.
Assessment tasks are scattered throughout the course, with a major work to be completed at the end of the course. All assessment items need to be passed in order to pass the course. This course does not offer any electives. On submission of assessments, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of IIHS™ receiving the submission.
The next unit of work will be sent out within five working days and the feedback and results of the assessment will be available within two working weeks of the submission.
For each of the modules you will receive a workbook. This workbook is downloaded as a PDF guide for you. Depending on the computer technology available to you, you can submit your work on the easiest form for you. Most students use the workbook as a guide and submit their work in various ways, including
1. Printing the workbooks and completing it in hard copy, either returning it via post, scanning or emailing
2. Using PDF software to complete the work within the downloaded file.
3. Requesting a word document version of the workbook to complete.
4. Most students simply create a document using Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Pages or Keynote that contains their work and email it back as a PDF to IIHS™ for assessment.
The format of work submitted to IIHS™ is up to each student. The International Institute of Home Staging™ is happy to work with students in the medium they prefer as long as the work is well presented and of a high standard.
Please note: you MUST have previously completed Course 1: Art of Home Staging to be able to progress to Course 2: Advanced Home Staging & Property Development.
OR if you are working within the property styling industry you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience to move straight into this course…to learn more about these requirements CLICK HERE!
If You DIY Property Styling and Don’t Plan to Develop Your Skills You Risk Wasting Your Time and Money (and your clients)
Because you are learning about what it takes to follow your dreams
The same idea applies for property styling!
At The International Institute of Home Staging™ I’ve already done all the hard work! I have developed a program that works, and I know it works because I have documented all of my mistakes and figured out what works!
Course 2: Advanced Home Staging & Business Development was created so you CAN LIVE OUT YOUR CAREER GOALS and become a successful property stylist.
Normally to work with me to learn how to become a professional property stylists and successfully manage your business it would cost many thousands of dollars in tuition fees, countless face to face hours with me in Newcastle, NSW and the costs that comes with that (travel and accommodation being the biggest)
Think of this as one of the best investments you will make in your life!