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How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home


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Course Description

For most of us, our home represents the largest portion of our assets. Trying to sell a house, apartment or condo in today's fast paced market, quickly and profitably,  has the potential for turning anyone's world upside down. Knowing what is important so you can meet your buyer's expectations is a necessity. As a seller, you will want to get the most value out of your home in the shortest time possible.

This course will help the seller create an individualized house preparation timeline, outline simple steps to eliminate potential problems, give ideas about decluttering, cleaning, repairing, and show you how to stage your home for a successful Open House.
 
The instructor will also offer personal assistance with student's unique selling problems. Whether you plan on  putting your house up for sale in 30 days or 6 months, or whether you are just beginning to think about the selling process for a distant future date, this course can help you maximize your profit and reduce your stress!
 

If you're interested in this online course, you are probably thinking of putting up your house for sale soon or have already decided on a date you must sell it by. With this in mind, your two main goals are: 1. To sell it for the greatest profit and 2. To selling it quickly! By following the suggestions in this course, I believe you can achieve these goals, and it won't cost you a huge amount of money.

This class will help seller's create an individualized house preparation timeline, outline simple steps to eliminate potential problems, give ideas about decluttering, cleaning, repairing, and show you how to stage your house for a successful Open House. The instructor will also offer personal assistance with student's unique selling problems. Whether you know you will be putting your house up for sale in 30 or 60 days, or whether you are just beginning to think about the selling process for a future date,  this course can help you maximize your profit and reduce your stress!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Instructor Feedback
  • IACET CEUs
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe initial planning and preparation of selling your home.
  • Describe timelines and turn-offs.
  • Describe exterior and curb appeal.
  • Describe how to clean, declutter, and what to repair.
  • Know how to declutter your house.
  • Describe what to do when it's showtime, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1. Introduction

Introduction to the course and exactly what the class will cover includes decluttering, cleaning, repairing and staging your residence. 5 Total Points
  • Review Article: Check Lists for Everything
  • Review Article: Check Local Housing Prices
  • Take Poll: Why are you selling?
  • Complete: Assignment 1: Why Are You Taking This Class

Lesson 2. A House is not a Home

A "House" is Not Your "Home" concerns the changing mindset to become a "seller." This lesson also covers the initial preparations for selling. 39 Total Points
  • Review Article: Market Values
  • Review Article: National Association of Realtors
  • Review Article: Pricing
  • Complete: Assignment 2: Getting Started
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz
  • Complete: Healthy Home Quiz (Informational Only)

Lesson 3. Timelines and Turn-Offs

Putting Together a Timeline and Buyer's Turn-Offs. Specifics on establishing a calendar and what to avoid. 23 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: myhousefix.doc
  • Review Article: Better Business Bureau
  • Review Article: Building and Inspecting
  • Review Article: Seller Information
  • Review Video: How To Staging from Barbara Corcoran
  • Take Poll: Time to Move
  • Complete: Assignment 3: Repair List
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 4. Exterior and Curb Appeal

Creating Curb Appeal by sprucing up your property. Areas to work on include Landscaping, driveway and walkways, front entrance, deck and patio areas. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Home Listings
  • Review Article: Organize Everything
  • Review Article: Before and After Home Staging
  • Review Article: How To Improve Curb Appeal
  • Review Article: DIY Network
  • Complete: Assignment 4: Best Cleaning, Repair, Organizing Tips

Lesson 5. The Interior. Clean, Declutter, Repair

Getting down to the basics. Ideas to help with organizing, repairing, cleaning, and decluttering. 15 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: bathroomclean.doc
  • Practice Worksheet 2: sortingsolutions.doc
  • Review Article: Relocation and Moving
  • Review Article: Home Decor Contemporary
  • Review Article: Ideas for Organizing Children's Areas
  • Review Article: FlyLady
  • Review Article: 8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Personal House Viewing Check-List
  • Complete: Information only Quiz: Market Knowledge

Lesson 6. Room-by-Room

Room-by-Room ideas for cleaning and decorating for each room of your house. 10 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: controllingodors.doc
  • Practice Worksheet 2: questionsownersareoftenasked.doc
  • Review Article: Home Energy Saver
  • Review Article: Home Product Safety
  • Review Article: Organizing Tips
  • Review Article: Home Staging Professionals
  • Review Article: Before and After Home Staging
  • Review Article: Home Decor Contemporary
  • Review Article: My Home Ideas
  • Review Article: Home Stagers
  • Review Article: Front Door's Ultimate Guide to Staging
  • Review Article: Pinterest
  • Review Article: Apartment Therapy
  • Review Video: HOME STAGING-BEFORE AND AFTER. Home Staging Montreal
  • Take Poll: Selling and Marketing
  • Complete: Assignment 6: Seller Disclosure

Lesson 7. Showtime

Final touches for a successful Open House and beyond. Staging and accessorizing are covered. 10 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: factsheets.doc
  • Practice Worksheet 2: houseviewingchec1.doc
  • Practice Worksheet 3: movinginformation.doc
  • Practice Worksheet 4: virtualhometoursandyoursecurity.doc
  • Review Article: Financing
  • Review Article: School Districts
  • Review Article: Before and After Home Staging
  • Review Article: Great Schools
  • Review Article: Find or Start a MeetUp Group
  • Review Article: Video: How to Stage a Home
  • Review Article: Pinterest
  • Review Article: Remodelista
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Complete: Information only Quiz: Market Knowledge
112
Total Course Points

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Course Title: How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home
Course Number: 30408
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "I can use the info about staging rooms, so higher offers will be received....The instructor was very willing to help and very fast in responding to my questions. She was very knowledgeable also." -- Joyce C.
  • "I really like the staging section, and I found the tips for showing your house with little time (an hour notice), extremely helpful, and used many of these in those situations. Most important tip was cutting branches & leaves from your backyard when you don't have time to run to the store to buy flowers; I almost liked it better, turned out great and only took a minute....I was very pleased with the instructor. She was always available, always had time to answer my questions, and found her own experiences with selling her home very helpful." -- Fran M.
  • "Material inspiring. Being able to log on when it suited me was great, have 4 small kids and live in the west of Ireland. Very well laid out, will be using the methods learnt to sell 2 houses and hopefully build on this as a career." -- Martina S.

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