Home Staging is a growing industry worldwide. IAHSP® Europe’s work consists of supporting Home Staging professionals and promoting the Home Staging industry across Europe, whilst securing fruitful partnerships that will contribute to our industry’s growth and credibility.
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)