Staging Expert: Barb Schwarz

Barb Schwarz

Barb Schwarz

Barb Schwarz is known as the creator of the staged homes concept and home staging industry around the world.  Schwarz is the creator of the Accredited Staging Professional® course and the ASP® designations.  She is a well-known bestselling author and an award-winning professional speaker and also a professional real estate broker.  Barb Schwarz is the founder and CEO of, the founder and director of The Staging University® and the founder and chairwoman of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation. REALTORS® and home stagers know Schwarz as the go-to expert who invented and built the home staging industry after teaching more than 1 million REALTORS® her Home Staging Concepts.



Staging Expert: Charlene Storozuk

Charlene Storozuk

Charlene Storozuk

Charlene Storozuk is the principal of DEZIGNER DIGZ, a professional home staging, interior decorating and redesign firm based in Burlington, Ontario Canada.  She is certified as an International Staging Professional (ISP), Professional Colour Consultant, and Feng Shui Design Professional. Her work is published in the book “FabJob Guide To Become A Home Stager,” 2009 edition.  Storozuk is recognized as a local leader in the home staging industry.  She served on the Real Estate Staging Association’s Executive Committee as Regional Vice-President, Canada for two years, and is a past recipient of the North American Leadership Award for her work as founder and past president of the Halton & Hamilton-Wentworth RESA Chapter.


Staging Expert: Patti Stern



Patti Stern is a principal of PJ & Company Home Styling, LLC , and an interior decorator and accredited home stager. She and her team offer decorating and home staging services for individuals, real estate professionals, builders, and others in the industry. For more information visit or


Staging Expert: Tori Toth

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Tori Toth is an Amazon best-selling author who wrote “Feel At Home: Home Staging Secrets for a Quick and Easy Sell.” She is also the founder of The Stage 2 Sell Strategy, an online home staging video course for home sellers. Toth opened her staging company, Stylish Stagers, Inc. in New York City back in 2009. Her book, how-to videos, newsletters, products and appearances now inspire hundreds of thousands of home owners and real estate experts worldwide. Meet Tori by visiting her website or Facebook Fan page.




Design and Staging Trends: Melissa Dittmann Tracey



Tracey writes about home and design news for REALTOR® Magazine, an award-winning publication for the 1.2 million members of the National Association of Realtors®. Tracey is a frequent contributor, blogging about the latest home design trends, and also serves as the editor of Styled, Staged & Sold. To get more information on real estate design trends, visit REALTOR® Magazine’s Architecture Guide and the Home & Design page.

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