Barb Schwarz has Educated Realtors®, Home Stagers, and the Public on Home Staging since the early 70’s.
Barb is the Creator, Inventor and True Visionary who came up with the Staging Concept. She has built the Staging Industry from day one before any others had thought of it.
There was no Staging concept in the Real Estate Industry at all until she came up with the Home Staging Concept.
Barb Invented the Home Staging Concept and industry when she entered the world of Real Estate as an Agent in Bellevue, WA in the early 1972.
She quickly saw and realized the need sellers have of preparing their homes for sale.
Her background in the theater in musicals and off Broadway plays gave her the idea of setting the scene and setting the Stage® in houses for buyers to see properties in the best way.
This is how she came up with her concepts and called it Home Staging.
Barb has frequently said that her invention of Home Staging was a gift from God. In fact Barb was actually called to list a House on her Birthday and that Became the Actual Day she Invented Home Staging. To Barb it was another Sign that this was a Gift to her when she invented the Ideas on her Birthday Day!
Her focus, ideas, vision, and creativity in this area became her mission and to this very day her passion grows more every-day.
Her mission is to help create a better world through better home environments through the magic of Home Staging.
During Barb’s real estate career she personally Staged and Sold over 7,000 homes in the greater Seattle area.
Now Barb has personally trained and taught over one Million, Three Hundred Thousand people in her live Trainings and classes since 1985.
This year Barb marks her 37th anniversary year as a Professional Speaker.
She is a ‘Certified Speaking Professional’ designated by and awarded to Barb by The National Speakers Association in 1990.
Barb is rated in the top 50 Most Influential Women in Real Estate Around the World by The Real Estate Network.
Barb Schwarz pioneered and created both the “Staging To Sell” and “Staging To Live”® concepts.
She traveled the United States, Canada, North America and Europe extensively from 1985 to today spreading Her vision and mission of Home Staging to millions through her live Trainings, Seminars, best-selling Books, and her award winning DVD’s.