Kingston Top Stager honored by CSP International Training Academy

Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training company, is proud to announce Martha Stanton-Smith of Rearrangements Home Staging Ltd., will serve as a Certified Mentor/ambassador for Kingston area(


St Catharines, Ont. –November 29th, 2012 – Christine Rae announced today that CSP Stager, Martha Stanton-Smith, lead stylist at Rearrangements Home Staging Ltd., has been selected as its first official Staging mentor for the Kingston area. Stanton-Smith is a well known and successful staging professional; what this means is that new graduates of the CSP program will have apprenticeship opportunities to job shadow after class.

CSP International Business Training Academy will be utilizing Martha as a very important piece of their after market CSP® Staging Training Program. The privilege of apprenticeship after training is a huge component to successful business building and Stanton-Smith will be a big asset to the success of the Apprenticeship program
The Academy has programs for Real Estate Professionals, Home Stagers, Decorators, Contractors and Business Owners.

Certified Staging Professionals, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, trains home stagers through comprehensive staging courses of study that includes 3 days in a classroom, 6 weeks of home study and hands-on market coaching. CSP is also a resource for Realtors and home sellers to find and hire graduates of this highly accredited staging education program, for assisting them in successfully closing their real estate sale.

To learn more about Certified Staging Professionals and Christine Rae, please visit

Learn more about Rearrangements Home Staging Ltd. at:

About CSP International™ Business Training Academy: 

CSP began as the brainchild of its founder and president, Christine Rae. A long-time corporate executive, Christine began with the CSP program and a goal of bringing her penchant for high standards and business ethics, together with her knowledge of design and the real estate industry to an industry without a map. Her own extensive training from across North America includes New York City, California, Texas and the Carolinas as well as the United Kingdom.  From her research Christine knew there was a need for a distinctly different approach to staging and staging training. Growing from one course to a complete school with several physical locations and a group of well trained instructors, the CSP program is the leading global source for finding highly trained stagers and is the primary destination for anyone wanting to become a stager, it is the company more real estate agents turn to, on behalf of their clients. CSP International is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise having expanded to the United States in 2006 and Australia in 2009.  The program has been translated into Mandarin; Global license opportunities currently under review include China, Germany and France.

About the CSP® designation: 

The CSP® designation is recognized by real estate professionals, builders, home stagers, decorators and home sellers for its brand reputation of excellence. The designation identifies home staging consultants who have achieved certification in the staging industry which included quality hands-on training with vigorous testing, apprenticeship, business process and ethics.


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Martha Stanton-Smith of Rearrangements Earns Prestigious RESA-PRO™ Home Staging Designation


Kingston, Ontario, June 10, 2010.Martha Stanton-Smith of Rearrangementshas earned the RESA-PRO™ designation.

RESA-PRO™ designees must meet the following 6 mandatory requirements:

  1. Must pass the RESA® Ethics Exam.
  2. Must agree to follow the RESA® Code of Ethics.
  3. A minimum of 1 year in business, as a professional home stager (proof by either a Business License, DBA, LLC, CORP, Re-sale license or Legal Partnership,)
  4. Proof of Home Staging Business Insurance.
  5. No lawsuits pending against your staging business.
  6. Business Checking Account.

The RESA® Ethics class and exam is an extremely important factor in raising the bar for the home staging industry. RESA-PRO™ is the only designation governed and regulated by the Real Estate Staging Association®. RESA® ensures that RESA-PRO™ designees uphold the highest ethical standards possible.

Martha Stanton-Smith of Rearrangements offers consultations and full home staging services, as well as organizing and re-design in the Kingston, Napanee, Smiths Falls and Gananoque areas.

At Rearrangements, we combine principles from interior design with ideas from marketing psychology. Our goal isn’t just to make houses pretty; it’s to make them easier to sell. When we suggest changes to our clients, we can explain how they will help sell the house.” said, Martha Stanton-Smith of Rearrangements.

RESA® recently released statistics on the benefits of home staging. RESA studied 410 properties in North America and found on average staged properties are on the market 78% less time. “There is no doubt staging benefits buyers, sellers and agents. We strongly recommend anyone considering selling their property to work with a professional stager in their local area,” said Shell Brodnax, RESA’s CEO.


Rearrangements helps clients who are selling homes in Kingston and surrounding areas get faster sales and higher selling prices. We do this by providing staging consultations and services which help make the homes more appealing to a greater number of potential buyers. For more information on staging or to hire Rearrangements, contact Martha Stanton-Smith at 613-539-3233 or visit the Rearrangements web site at


The Real Estate Staging Association is the member run trade organization for professional stagers in North America. They provide support services and educational resources for professional stagers in addition to providing vital information regarding the benefits of staging to REALTORS® and consumers. For more information contact Shell Brodnax, visit the RESA Web site at www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.comor call 800-201-8687




CONTACT: Martha Stanton-Smith at 613-539-3233

490 Kirkwood Rd.

Kingston, Ontario, K7M 3X2


Martha Stanton-Smith, owner of Rearrangements home staging services,

earns Canadian Staging Professional™ designation

After completing the intensive three day course and required assignments,

Kingston business woman Martha Stanton-Smith

joins the largest Canadian body of professionally trained home stagers


KINGSTON, Ontario – September 29, 2006 Martha Stanton-Smith, owner of Rearrangements home staging services, completed the three day Canadian Staging Professional™ course held in Kingston, Ontario on August 15 to 17, 2006 and earned her designation as a CSP™.

During three very long days, the course taught eight future stagers from the Eastern Ontario region:

  • the benefits of staging, supported by current research,
  • how to understand the real estate industry and work with Realtors®,
  • how to start and operate a staging business including CSP™ code of ethics,
  • how to perform a detailed consultation using the Room Ready Handbook™, and
  • the latest techniques for effectively staging a house for sale.

The highlight of the course was the half-day class exercise staging a Kingston home about to go onto the market. The class was able to lighten, brighten, create a spacious feel and enhance the selling features using only items already found in the home. Instructor, Suzanne Ethier, complimented this particular class on their excellent grasp of the ‘big picture’ because of their effective exchange of furnishings and accessories between rooms to create the best possible staging results.

Home sellers who are stressed by the selling process or worried about getting the maximum return on their equity can find out more by visiting Realtors who are concerned about improving their profits can visit

For more information about the course, or to find a Canadian Staging Professional™ in your area, visit





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