IAHSP® EUROPE: EDUCATION – EXCELLENCE – ETHICS
To support Members and Associates with complimentary ongoing education and provide unique networking connections and business opportunities.
To bring well-deserved credibility and recognition to the Home Staging profession in Europe and worldwide.
IAHSP® EUROPE, The European Association of Home Staging Professional is a non-profit Association, founded in 2018 with the aim to support Home Staging professionals across Europe and to bring valuable knowledge to Real Estate Professionals on multiple tangible benefits that Home Staging services bring to residential and commercial for sale and for rent transactions. We are the European sister Association of IAHSP®, the first industry Association that since 1999 has set the standards of Excellence and Ethics within Home Staging.
We believe education is paramount to the integrity of our association and since its inception, we have always required that members have training in the Home Staging Industry. This differentiating factor is important so that all members have a benchmark of education and training relative to Home Staging.
The History of Home Staging
Barb Schwarz is internationally known as the Creator of Home Staging®. Barb invented Home Staging and the Staging Industry when she entered the world of Real Estate as a Real Estate Agent in Bellevue, Washington, USA in the early 70’s. She quickly saw and realised the need Sellers have to prepare their Homes for sale when she saw that most homes on the market were cluttered, dirty, dark and showed poor furniture and accessory arrangements and incorrect colours inside. Barbs’ theatre background in musicals and off-Broadway plays gave her the idea of setting the scene and setting the stage in houses so Buyers could see the houses and properties in the best way possible. Barbs’ theater experience and her creativity were the reason for creating her Staging Concepts and she named the new industry Home Staging®. (www.barbschwarz.com)