Lots of women in their 60s are becoming home stagers!

Years ago when PRES first opened it’s doors to offer our 5 Day Signature Certified Home Staging and Redesign course most of the students were between the ages of 30 – 45. Interestingly enough over the years we are finding that many women from 50 – 65 are quitting or retiring from their boring, stale jobs to do something more creative. And, in almost all cases home staging and decorating are something that they have been doing their entire life, get oodles of compliments about it, and have finally given themselves permission to do something about it! While many do take the PRES home staging and redesign course, many take other online courses and then just STOP because they are unsure of how to really get the business going.

This is a recent testimonial from a women in her 60s who hired Dana J. Smithers the PRES Business Success Coach to help get her business off the ground. Even though she took another online staging course she felt she didn’t know enough to really confidently put herself out there. She had also signed up for a ‘Law of Attraction’ course that Dana teaches and that helped her get focused on who she wanted as an ideal client and what her ideal ‘part time business’ would look like. She had the right mindset after that!

Jean Shatalow

My last call with Dana was bittersweet. “Bitter” because I knew this was the end of our three month coaching call program and “sweet” because with a job well done by Dana, I have a confidence that is helping me move on to achieve my dream of being a professional home stager. By listening and asking key questions, Dana would put a plan of action together each call that helped me to stay focused and build my business with a firm foundation. Insightful advice, suggestions and wisdom given by Dana always helped me to see that all things are possible if one is willing to apply themselves to the task at hand. Dr. Seuss said, “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” I know I can be on my way thanks to Dana. Jean – Shatalow Home Staging.”

And even though Jean has work to do on her marketing materials like her website and getting more active in social media – she is taking one step at a time to get there! Congratulations Jean and we see huge success awaiting you!

Realtors are looking for Certified PRES Home Stagers!

The home staging business is thriving! Realtors and home owners are impressed with the PRES Graduates who have completed our 5 Day Signature Certified Home Staging + Redesign course. Home staging is now seen as a necessity – in fact there are many realtors who will not accept a client if they do not use their home staging experts!

Our next PRES 5 Day Certified course is happening on June 9 – 13 and we only have a few spots left! Many of the PRES graduates have built very successful businesses and continue to expand each year. One of the differences between PRES and other home staging schools is that we teach BOTH home staging and redesign in the same course. Other schools require that you take two separate courses and pay for two separate courses!

Our Signature 5 day hands-on professional PRES Staging & Redesign certification course is happening on June 9 – 13, 2014. You can take our online Certified PRES Home Staging & Redesign Home Study program at your own pace anywhere in the world!

Besides learning the theory behind home staging and redesign we take you into real client’s homes to do the actual hands-on training! This is where you start your Portfolio of great ‘Before and After’ photos. Then we spend a full day in each home where you get to practice our 10 Step Secret Formula for staging and redesigning any room! You receive a 200+ page manual that is updated on a regular basis and you learn how to run your business. We spend a full day on marketing and starting up your business.

PRES Students Building their Portfolio

PRES Students Building their Portfolio

And here are a few other Bonus offers that none of the other home staging schools offer!

PLUS enjoy our NEW VENUE - we are the only home staging school to hold our course at Fluff Rentals – the most amazing rental inventory showroom in Vancover BC! (value priceless!) We are the ONLY staging school to teach at the Fluff Design and do a practice quote using Fluff inventory!

Art is the best place to start when choosing your 'colour story' for your project

Art is the best place to start when choosing your ‘colour story’ for your project

PLUS Receive 2 Coaching Calls Free! With home staging industry leader Dana Smithers for the PRES 5 Day Training OR the PRES Home Staging Home Study Program (value $300)

PLUS become eligible as one of our monthly PRES Featured Stagers. This is a prestigious opportunity as PRES stagers receive great exposure to our PRES database which helps promote their business!

PLUS Receive Special Pricing on all PRES Professional Development Courses – you receive a generous discount on our Colour Course, Presentation Course and our sought after Top 10 Marketing Strategies for Stagers & Stylist course! More new ones to come your way soon!

Maria Waterman & Linda use the colour wheel for determining the colour scheme!

Maria & Linda use the colour wheel for determining their colour scheme!

PLUS Receive a ‘FREE’ personally autographed Start and Run Your Home Staging book written by industry leader Dana J. Smithers! This book has changed many a home stagers life and is filled with tips and tricks of the trade.

Start & Run a Home Staging Business Book

And one more thing…You receive our special ‘PRES Goodie Bag’ with some must-have tools so that when you leave the course you are ready for your first job!

The PRES instructors are Colleen McClure who also has an extremely successful interior decorating, window coverings and home staging business and Dana Smithers who is Canada’s ‘Staging Guru’ and wrote the book Start & Run A Home Staging Business. She is also the founder of PRES Staging Training school and well known in the industry. Colleen and Dana have teamed up to maximize the learning you receive when you take either our Certified 5 days PRES Staging and Redesign ‘hands-on’ course or our Certified PRES online Home Staging and Redesign course.

Sizzling Summer Specials 50% OFF eBooks & Courses

I think the summer heat has finally gotten to me. I can’t believe these great ‘Sizzling Summer Specials’ I’m offering you! I know that most people love summer specials and so I thought why not send out some of my own ‘Sizzling Summer Specials’ for some of my online courses and products. Summer is a great time to kick back and take in some new learning at your own pace.

From now until July 31st, 2013
You can get 50% OFF PRES® digital products!

PRES® HOME STAGING HOME STUDY COURSE – On Line Course – ’7 Steps To Creating Your Home Staging Business’ Make Money Doing What You Love! In this 7 lesson, self-paced Certificate PRES Home Staging & Redesign program you will learn how to start and run a successful home staging and redesign business and how to stage and redesign a home. Included are 25 professional template forms all ready for you and your first client!

$497 for 50% OFF = $248.50
$797 with 50% OFF = $398.50
> Click here to get instant access

TOP 10 BEST MARKETING STRATEGIES for STAGERS & STYLISTS-On Line Course – Struggling with what to do next to attract more clients? Not sure who your ideal client is? Fed up with what you’ve been doing to try and get business? In this 6 lesson plus Bonus course Canada’s Staging Guru Dana J. Smithers is sharing how to properly market your home styling and staging business based on over 10 years of proven marketing tactics that grew her business to a 6 figure income!

$397 with 50% OFF = $198.50
–> Click here to get instant access

– Do-It-Yourself Home Staging is a simple, easy-to-follow home staging guide that reveals industry trade secrets and a no-fail formula to become “Open House Ready”. Be empowered to successfully stage your home yourself to sell quickly and for top dollar … by following just 10 easy steps! Curb appeal is what creates the ‘first impression’ – find out how to make it a great one!

$19.97 (regular $34.94) for 50% OFF = $9.98
–> Click here for instant download

D-I-Y eBOOK: TRADE SECRETS TO HANGING ART LIKE A PRO! – Do-It-Yourself Trade Secrets to Hanging Art Like a PRO! is a simple, easy-to-follow guide. It reveals industry trade secrets to deciding on what, where and why you hang your art a certain way and how you can always achieve the results you want regardless of the shape or size of what you are hanging!

$9.97 (regular $14.97) with 50% OFF = $4.98
–> Click here for instant download

Enjoy your summer of learning,

PRES Home Staging Home Study Course Is Here!

If you want to turn your passion of home staging into a profitable business then the PRES Home Staging & Redesign Home Study course is for you! This course was specifically designed for people who want to learn at their own pace, and in the comfort of their home. But, it’s not just for newbies – it’s a fantastic refresher for anyone who has ever taken another home staging course or never taken a home staging course.

You will learn from the home staging expert Dana J. Smithers’ 10 years of home staging and redesign business knowledge. This 60 hour high-value high-content program is jam packed with everything you need to know about starting your home staging & redesign business AND the ‘how to’ of creating the right look for every home transformation.

The program contains:
* 7 complete lessons – you can pace yourself to do one lesson per week or fast track as much as you like
* over 145 pages of manuscript content
*465 power point slides (as if you were in the classroom)
*48 pages of BONUS HANDOUTS
* 26 practice exercises
*9 Audio recordings (MP3 or CDs) – over 90 minutes per lesson

You can download the entire program for as little as $497 or order the hard copy Manual, CDs, and extra BONUS ITEMS for as little as $997. MERRY CHRISTMAS…

Brand New PRES Home Staging Home Study Course starts tomorrow!

I am so excited to be able to offer my brand new PRES Home Staging Home Study course to anyone, anywhere in the world who is interested in starting their own home staging business.This has been a dream of mine for years now and to finally be doing it for me, is a wonderful accomplishment. It’s not just about teaching people how to start and run a successful home staging business, it’s so much more than that. I get to share my sacred gift of teaching, writing and mentoring with thousands of people. And I know this course will transform their lives forever!

So are you ready to be transformed! Whether you are just getting started or your existing home staging busienss (and you) need a boost – check it out because it starts tomorrow September 22, 2011.

We are all ready to get started tomorrow with the very first module in my brand new on line PRES® Staging and Redesign Training Course and all that’s missing is… YOU!

‘”7 Steps To Creating Your Home Staging Business -
Make Money Doing What You Love!” ‘


Created especially for those who want to learn how to be a professional home stager as well as seasoned professionals looking for an additional boost to their knowledgebase, this one-of-a-kind, 7-step program (plus tons of bonuses!) walks you through my entire PRES® Staging Training curriculum that I teach in a classroom setting…all from the comfort of your home!

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

Module 1: How to Get Started and Create Your Business Plan for Success!

Module 2: Learn the PRES® 10-Step Secret Success Formula for Home Staging & Redesign Room Set Ups

Module 3: Create A Branding Buzz Through Marketing Magic So You’re Not The Best Kept Secret!

Module 4: Increase Sales — Get Noticed and Be Remembered

Module 5: Create Attractive Pricing by Creating Irresistible Offers

Module 6: Make a Small Investment In Starting Up Your Dream Business

Module 7: Take the Fear Out of Selling — Relationship Selling Made Easy!
Plus these bonuses!

- A digital (PDF) copy of Dana’s eBook: Getting Ready for an Open House in 10 Easy Steps.

- A digital (PDF) copy of Dana’s eBook: Trade Secrets to Hanging Art Like a PRO

- A digital (PDF) copy of Dana’s eBook: Creating Curb Appeal that Sells!

- An 8th LIVE Q & A CALL where I will answer all of your questions and ensure everything taught in the course is crystal clear.

- A complete set of templates, samples and checklists including invoices, client contracts, proposals, recommendations checklist and report, cover letters, consultation forms, rental quote forms and so much more!

Dana, I want to make sure you start your business with your best foot forward so am gifting anyone who signs up today TWO free mentoring sessions with me! I will work with you one-on-one to give you specific guidance unique to your situation so your new home staging career will take off like a rocket!

This is a high-content high-value course jam packed with tons of information sourced over the past 10 years.

Here’s what just a few students I’ve trained have to say after taking the course:

I cannot tell you how much it means to have the PRES Staging Resource Centre and you Dana as a resource. As a new stager I love to actually stage but with your assistance I don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” when it comes to forms and contracts. You have done it perfectly and because I am a “PRES Graduate” I am the fortunate one to be able to tap into your system. I not only have you as a resource to contact when I need it but I have all the other PRES Stagers who are not competitors but associates. Thank you for that. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Cheryl Grattan, With Flair Home Staging and Redesign

Within a few months of finishing my training with Dana J. Smithers I have had a number of staging consultations and one move in consultation. All were done with great success and the clients along with their realtors were thrilled. They were especially grateful for the follow up reports which they received within 24 hrs. of my consultations. This is all thanks to the terrific course and excellent instruction I received from Dana. Thanks so much Dana!

- Christine Dempster, Stage Right Home Staging

Come and join the PRES professional network of home stagers today. You will be starting your training tomorrow and can be a home stager in just a few short weeks!

I hope you will join me tomorrow, or if you know of anyone interested, please pass this link on to them. Learn more about it here: PRES Home Staging Business Course.

With Complete Gratitude
Dana J. Smithers