Karen Schaefer Specializing in Southern Colorado Real Estate

APSD® Worldwide Home Staging Training and Certification

In 2004, Karen founded APSD®, The Association of Property Scene Designers – an Internationally recognized Home Staging Training & Certification company designed

APSD® Home Staging Training and Certification

APSD® Home Staging Training and Certification

to educate real estate professionals on the most effective means to sell a house quickly and for the most amount of money.

The Association of Property Scene Designers (APSD®)  was created for the New Generation of Home Stagers.  As times change, markets change and people change,
education and services must keep up with needs and change accordingly.

The Home Staging Industry has been around since the 1970’s and needed to have an update from the teachings of “vignettes” and “accessories.”

Now, we live in a time where people want to sell houses fast for the most amount of money possible and Home Stagers want to run effective 6 figure businesses. Hence, APSD® was born in order to service buyers, sellers, and home stagers alike.

APSD® is in the business of providing proven Home Staging Marketing and Business-Building Services as well as Home Staging Training and Certification on all levels, including Coaching and Marketing Services, that result in Selling Real Estate in Half the Time and as a result, yielding twice as many staging’s for APSD® Home Staging Professionals.

APSD Home Staging Courses

APSD Home Staging Courses

APSD® offers various levels of Professional Home Staging, Design, Marketing, Home Staging Business Training & Membership programs. Specifically, APSD® Members, APSD® Home Stager,  APSD® Stager Pro, APSD® Certified Trainer and APSD® Certified Master Trainers.

“When staging a home, the type of home doesn’t matter. The philosophy always remains the same, only the items change.”

“A Pocket of Emotion® is the single best selling secret in selling homes today.”

– Karen Schaefer APSD® Founder & Creative Director


Our Training And Certification Programs:

APSD Home Stager™
In this Home Staging 101 Certification Course, Karen Schaefer and her team of Certified Trainers give every strategy, skill and technique you need to get your Home staging Business up and running as a certified and professional APSD Home Stager.
APSD Advanced Home Stager™
In this Advanced Home Staging Certification Course, Karen Schaefer and her team of Certified Trainers give you the basics behind successfully utilizing the APSD System of Home Staging. You will learn the art of ‘Scene Creation’, the APSD®proprietary “Pockets of Emotion®” and the Home Staging Pyramid. Karen breaks down the steps in an easy to follow process that create more revenue and more Home Staging Jobs.
APSD Certified Curb Appeal Specialist™
Attention Home Stagers, Interior Designers, Professional Organizers and Real Estate Agents. How would you like to make an additional $97-$497 on every single job or listing without any additional back breaking work?The APSD Curb Appeal Specialist training program teaches you how to substantially increase your income with every job or listing and the best part is that it helps your client to sell their house faster!
APSD Certified Stager Pro™
In this Stager Pro Home Staging Training & Certification Course, Karen Schaefer and her team of Certified Trainers provide hand’s-On & on-location training…just you, APSD and a handful of some the best home stagers in the country.The Opportunity to network with the Elite, Up and Coming APSD™ Stager Pro Team in order to build a strong team and community across the country. Hand’s On Training with the Proprietary APSD™ Home Staging System of Success in at least 2 different homes with multiple challenges to help you achieve extraordinary success.APSD Stager Pro Course is a 2-3 Day “on-location” training program taught throughout the US and Canada.A full schedule of classes is available upon application.
APSD Certified Trainer™
The APSD Certified Trainer Certification Course has been meticulously designed to create an impeccable home staging training business AND to escalate your existing success with your home staging services business.

All levels of the APSD® Trainers Program are built on a solid foundation of success. Karen Schaefer has been offering her proven home staging training services for the past 6 years to those truly committed to professional and personal success.

There are three levels to the APSD Certified Trainer™ program