Learn from Professional Home Stagers

Professional Home Staging Mentors

You will learn the skills of a home stager firsthand by having access to home staging mentors by phone and email. They will provide feedback on your work and help you improve.

  • Cindy Lin

    Cindy Lin

    Cindy founded Staged4more in early 2006. During her 10+ years in the industry, she has received notable accolades such as Make Mine a $Million Business Award, Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award and was a finalist for Real Estate Staging Association?s Stager of the Year in 2009. Additionally, Cindy has appeared in major press outlets like the Wall Street Journal and HGTV.

  • Janet Ramin

    Janet Ramin

    Janet has been a residential designer for many years. Starting out in San Francisco where she graduated from the Academy of Art with a degree in Home Staging, she began her career working on commercial mixed-use projects in the Bay Area.

  • Melissa Estrada

    Melissa Estrada

    Melissa is the Founder and Head Designer of Strada's Spaces, a residential interior design online-based firm. She holds degrees in Architectural Studies and Interior Architecture, with a focus on Sustainable Design. She became a LEED AP for Homes in 2016, and is currently working on incorporating Feng Shui principles and construction to her repertoire of services offered.

Skills of a Home Staging Professional

Skills for home staging will vary depending on the home, location, and many other factors. A skilled staging professional must develop several different qualities to ensure the property is appealing for buyers. Here are a few skills that most stagers must master:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Design
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability

Throughout the course, our mentors will provide ways for students to develop and improve the professional home staging skills listed above and so many more.

About Our Mentor Program

At NYIAD, you’ll have access to a professional designer who will act as your teacher and mentor.

You will benefit from a personal relationship just like you would get in the classroom. Our mentors are there to answer your questions via phone or email at every turn.

In addition, you will submit projects throughout the course which will be evaluated by your teacher. They are there to help you improve as you master the craft.