About us

A Company Who Stands Behind Their Name

Our Mission

Our Mission is to be the World’s best provider of home staging training. We do this by providing the ultimate training experience and support systems for entrepreneurial home stagers. To accomplish this, our people treat everyone with the utmost respect and professionalism. We are customer obsessed with a focus on quality and continuous improvement, gratefully accepting feedback as an opportunity to grow. We believe these principles together with effective teamwork are keys to long term success and stability.

Our commitment is to be on the leading edge of innovative ideas and create business alliances with like-minded businesses, provide excellent customer service and exceed customer expectations.

Our Core Beliefs

  • Honourable and ethical in all practices
  • Excellence in all things
  • Everything is possible, find a way
  • Continuous improvements (Kaizen) in process, productivity, profitability and education
  • Create opportunities to share abundance
  • Educate and Support environment friendly products, services and practice

Although talent cannot be taught, at CSP® we believe it can be nurtured, honed and with the right education, support, financial commitment and passionate drive, people can learn to turn their talent and skills into a successful, profitable business.

Our Leader

Christine Rae is known as the leading expert and trend setter of the Real Estate Staging Industry. In her role as President and CEO for CSP International™ she steered the company to the top of the excellence chart for her industry. The CSP International™ Academy is known as a successful incubator for would be entrepreneurs with a decorating flair who want control over their own destiny, while building successful, profitable businesses of their own. CSP International™ provides a safe haven for learning, support, knowledge, best practices and leading market trends. Graduates from the Academy benefit from a reputation of excellence, helping them gain credibility and recognition as they market and develop their own business.

Christine is recognised as the World’s leading authority on staging from her global experience, and through her work in developing standards, examinations, professionalism and trend forecasting. She is the author of Home Staging for Dummies® (Wiley press), editor of the world’s only Staging Industry Magazine and is co-authoring two new books in the works for release this fall, “Trendsetters” and “Sold.”

She developed and trademarked EcoStaging®, is an Industry Expert Blogger for REALTOR® magazine, a regular contributor to Real Estate Magazine and is the Green Staging Expert for HomeGain® She has been a featured speaker and key note for many industry events including six Stagers Expo’s, Real Estate Staging Association , Sydney, Australia Real Estate event, Key Note for a European convention of stager in the Netherlands and expert speaker at the California Association of Realtors convention. Christine and her unique, signature CSP® Real Estate Staging Business Program has received awards, accolades, recognition and including accreditation by RESA®. Currently five USA colleges across the country endorse the program. Her book Home Staging for Dummies ® has also been selected as the textbook on staging at several colleges in Canada.

Christine’s success stems from her work ethic, desire for excellence, integrity and integral goodness. In a very competitive industry what sets CSP® apart is the differentiators and the driving force to be of service and value to the student. From the outset CSP International™ core values, mission, “pay it forward: philosophy and their apprenticeship program have been the catalyst to the myriad of differentiators which set CSP® apart. Christine has worked with TV House Doctor Ann Maurice, many of Christine’s graduates have appeared on popular HGTV real estate shows, she was recently certified to facilitate Michael E Gerber “Dreaming Room” event was interviewed by Michael and had a guest appearance on The Michael E Gerber Show. And has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX television affiliates speaking about staging.

The Brand

All CSP® graduates operate as individual business owners and consultants. The CSP® organization is not a franchise and royalties are not collected. The brand is quality education recognized as a standard for choice.

“The CSP® brand is a symbol of higher education”

Each year CSP® consultants are required to pay a membership fee of $225 to maintain the privilege to use the CSP® logo on their business material. The membership includes access to the CSP® Business Resource Centre, continuing education courses, website directory presence plus access to preferred salary plan for clients.

What does this mean to you?

CSP® consultants acknowledge and honour the CSP® core beliefs and support the code of conduct. As a consumer when you see a CSP® logo you know that professional stager is an active participant of CSP® who has attained a mark of 75% pass to achieve certification and continues to agree to uphold all that CSP® excellence in business means the best resources, tools and support available to them in the industry.

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Last year I enrolled in a staging program which was very widely advertised and cost a little less than the CSP 3 Day Course. You know that saying “You get what you pay for”…?

I HAVE RECOMMENDED THIS COURSE IN THE PAST. THIS WAS A REFRESHER AND IT WAS A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ME. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE NEW PEOPLE STARTING THE JOURNEY AND IT WAS EXCELLENT TO REVISIT THE MATERIAL (YOU RETAIN THE MATERIAL MUCH EASIER WHEN YOU GO THROUGH IT THE SECOND …

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a trainee in CSP’s intensive three-day staging training workshop with Nairn Friemann in New York City…

I had heard great things about the organization by alumni as well as have had great discussions and assistance from Liz and Linda. They have always been there to answer any and all my questions, they are polite and super efficient…

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