Launch a home staging business

systematically, confidently, and successfully

22 comprehensive modules delivered in bite-sized lessons with dozens of downloadable forms, live sessions, and home staging insider tips.



Well before you go ahead and say you have no business sense…

Even if you have ZERO experience in home staging, this business is something you can learn. The certification covered on this page will give you the confidence to stage AND manage your business. It’s time you overcome your fear and stop holding yourself back.

Because you deserve to have the career of your dreams.

Is making a home beautiful
your passion?

Then it’s time to make a living doing what you love.

Even if you have ZERO experience, home staging and business is something you can learn. This certification will give you the confidence to stage AND manage clients.

It’s time you overcome your fear and stop holding yourself back. Take control of your life and follow the career that will fufill you.


Real-world lessons so you have the self-confidence to go all-in on your dreams

“When I started out, I had no idea what I was doing. I worked part-time and struggled with the confidence to sell my services. After 2 years of spinning my wheels for very little revenue, I almost gave up.

It was time to shut the doors or do something about it.

But I couldn’t imagine my life as anything but a home stager. So I started to focus with a new intensity.

With a clear understanding of my goals and a detailed plan to achieve them, I turned things around. Now, my business is the #1 home staging company in my area.”

– Shauna Lynn Simon, SLS Academy founder and instructor

 Staging For Interior Designers


Meet your award-winning instructor and home staging expert

Shauna Lynn is not your typical sales-talking, pant-suit wearing, basic business owner. An expert in business, motivation, empowerment, and branding, she is a self-confessed cat lady who never fails to inspire and educate students.

After transitioning from a full-time analyst to an entrepreneur in 2008, she built her home staging empire from the ground up. Next, she founded Styled, Listed, and Sold (SLS) Academy to share her home stager secrets with the world and help take the industry to new heights. Voted Top 75 Most Influential People In Real Estate Staging by the Real Estate Staging Association.

How to become a successful home staging business owner

Home staging is not a regulated industry. Unlike real estate, you can choose to ignore professional training. And people who do often struggle, fall into debt buying inventory without planning, and give up within their first year of business.

Professional home staging certification means you know exactly what steps to take. You won’t waste time panicking about your first consultation or researching beginner questions like “should I buy inventory” or worse, get stuck in a badly planned cash flow crisis.

You will learn how to provide professional home staging services (not just make a home look pretty), manage clients, find clients, run a business, and scale without burning out.





Bite-sized online training

There are 22 modules in the certification that cover the A to Z’s of home staging. 

Each module has bite-sized training videos, a bunch of templates and checklists, and written notes so you can refer back to things quickly.

We also mail you physical course materials and your tool belt for home staging.


  • How to navigate the inner workings of the home staging industry
  • How to price your services fairly and with confidence
  • How to use contracts with clients and providers (templates included!)
  • How to stage a home professionally inside and out
  • How to manage clients including real estate agents and homeowners
  • How to run consultations without feeling nervous or like you’re ‘selling’
  • How to organize your paperwork and create policies
  • The stress-free way to manage your inventory
  • How to build your portfolio, get your first client, and book out in advance
  • For a complete listing of our modules, click here


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Your Physical Workbook & Consultation Toolkit

We mail (yup, real snail mail!) you a training module binder for your course notes, a resource guide binder, your toolbelt and around 27 home staging tools.

22 Modules & Countless Templates

Bite-sized videos, written notes, plus a bunch of useful templates (hello business plan!) and checklists.

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Course Completion Certificate

Get a completion certificate in the mail when you finish the course. Plus a digital badge to use on your website.

RESP® Members Only Area

Includes access to wholesale suppliers, trusted service providers and training discounts.

Unlimited Email Support

Struggling with a section of the course? Stressing out before your first consultation? Send us your questions.

Lifetime Access and Updates

Access to this course never expires. You will be first to get updates and new templates.

Exclusive Facebook Group and Weekly Live Training

Connect with stagers, build your network and stay sharp with live training from Shauna Lynn.


The Award-Winning Client Care Package (value USD $229) 

  • Set of customizable client-facing templates
  • Includes easy checklists for clients to work through
  • Wow clients before you even start staging
  • Shave 10+ hours off planning and prepping for a new consult
  • Get SLS Academy’s most popular resource!

Access to All On-Demand Webinar Replays (value USD $700)

  • Instant access to every webinar replay SLS Academy has ever recorded
  • Real-time access to all future webinars where you can ask questions live
  • Over 24 videos and counting!

Shauna Lynn Simon is a rock star in the home staging world. She brings a fresh, modern approach to home staging in her online courses, webinars and online “office hours,” where she very generously shares her knowledge and expertise. Upbeat and inspirational, Shauna Lynn will help you get unstuck and moving forward in your new staging career

Anita C. Doleman

RESP Graduate

I honestly cannot say enough good things about SLS Academy. I have had the opportunity to learn from Shauna Lynn Simon a few times now. She is, without a doubt, one of our top stagers in the nation. When you learn from her, you are learning from the best. I have completed the RESP training programs as well as all the additional courses she offers

Shari Fogg

RESP Graduate

I had done a lot of research for other home stager training programs prior to learning about SLS Academy. My search stopped there. Shauna Lynn’s approach blew the rest out of the water with her real-life perspective. Never did she say that starting a home staging business would be easy – and she is absolutely right. But the abundance of resources and tools she provided were exactly what I needed. I am now 8 months into my business and the post-course support she provides is also a huge asset.

Julie Metaxas

RESP Graduate

Purchase the RESP® Certification and
become a home stager

 Included in the
RESP® Certification

  • 22 Video Modules
  • Templates and Notes
  • Physical workbook, consultation toolkit and training materials mailed to you
  • Lifetime Access to all courses
  • Continued email support
  • Facebook Group and Weekly Live Training
  • Money-back Guarantee
  • Access to All On-Demand Webinar Replays (worth over $700)
  • Client Care Package Templates (worth $229)

3 Month Payment Plan

$575 USD charged monthly

One-time payment

$1,495 USD single payment

We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee PLUS a full refund if you are unsatisfied after completing the certification.

RESP® Module Breakdown

Module 1 is available immediately with each following module released daily. We send you an invite to our private Facebook group straight away where you can connect with other home stagers.

Your physical workbook and consultation toolkit will be mailed to you and arrive in 3 to 5 days (depending on location and service).

Support is always available to you via the online portal if you have any questions or need guidance.

Course Materials Arrive by Mail!

Even though this is an online video certification, home staging happens in the real world, and you need tools to start staging professionally. 

The course materials that are sent to our students include a training material binder plus a quick reference guide binder to use in your everyday practice, color wheel, architects ruler, RESP Toolbelt and Consult Toolkit, Sherwin-Williams Fan Deck, and more.

Watch the video to see exactly what you get in the mail!

Module 1: Ins and outs of the Real Estate Market, the key players and how home staging fits in, plus an outline of various business structures, creating your business plan, and registering your new home staging business

Module 2: Creating your staging plan by addressing buyer perceptions, decluttering, and eliminating distractions

Module 3: Furniture selection and placement for optimal flow and buyer appeal

Module 4: Step-by-step to the home staging evaluation

Module 5: Accessorizing techniques for selling

Module 6: What role textures and fabrics play in home staging and design

Module 7: Organizing spaces for selling and living

Module 8: Repairs and updates – what to address and how to understand the value and impact of each recommendation

Module 9: Creating curb appeal and lasting first impressions

Module 10: Identifying design styles and working within them

Module 11: Creating and preparing accurate floor plans

Module 12: Colour theory – using the colour wheel as a tool in colour palette selection; understanding the components and significance of  colours

Module 13: Preparing your home sellers for the process of selling their home, including managing seller expectations and resistance

Module 14: The home staging consultation, from start to finish

Module 15: The people factor

Module 16: Managing your owner-occupied and vacant home staging projects, start to finish, and building your portfolio

Module 17: Behind-the-scenes: set up your office to run efficiently and effectively to keep you out meeting with  clients and building the business; creating contracts (including sample contract templates)

Module 18: Subcontractors, Health & Safety, insurance, and setting your policies and procedures for smooth operating practices

Module 19: Inventory management and best practices

Module 20: Costs to expect both in launching and operating your home staging business, and how to outline your services and set your pricing

Module 21: Redesign and other complimentary services to add to your portfolio

Module 22: Managing relationships, plus tricks of the trade, including the most common rookie mistakes

Got More Questions?

t Click here to take a look at RESP® Certification’s FAQs or download the info packet

t Click here to pop us a message.

t Click here to schedule a 20-minute career planning meeting with Shauna Lynn Simon. 

t Got team members? Click here for team package pricing.

If you’re an Interior Designer, you might be eligible for a discount. Click here to contact us. 

Isn’t it time you did
something for YOU?

You’re about to get serious about doing what you love

When deciding if you want to hop on this entrepreneurial journey, I want you to do something for yourself.

Set the intention to make a change.

If you make the change, show up every day, follow the training, find accountability in the group, then you CAN build the business you’ve been dreaming about. Hundreds of graduates have done exactly that. You will too.

SLS Academy is behind you all the way. 

Take the course risk-free with a 7-day money-back guarantee PLUS a full refund if you are unsatisfied after completing the certification