As an internationally recognized trainer in the home staging industry, Christine Rae has been providing ground-breaking staging programs since 2001, after a32 year career in executive business management. In August of 2005, she developed and launched her innovative certification program throughout North America (Canadian Certified Staging Professionals and Certified Staging Professionals in the USA). In this short span, she has personally instructed over 2600 entrepreneurs empowering them with the knowledge on how to start and grow a successful home staging business.
Christine Rae is a recipient of many industry awards, among the most recent is the 2007 RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Staging Innovator of the Year. Christine was nominated and voted for by her peers for her dedication to the staging industry and her innovative development of a continuing education program for stagers, real estate professionals and the conception of EcoStaging (for more information on these programs visit www.stagingtraining.com.
As a leader in the home staging field, Christine’s CSP program offers a well-developed curriculum which includes proficiency testing for students resulting in the first Certification in the industry. This intensive, hands-on 30-hour workshop and continuing education curriculum is delivered across North America.
Christine has co-authored the Home Staging Business Guide e-book and countless articles in industry trade publications, like Canada’s Real Estate Magazine (REM). She is editor and contributing writer for the staging industry trade magazine Staging Standard. She has acted as subject matter expert for CE Network, an online staging program for real estate agents, and an assortment of other real estate one day programs. She is a platform speaker with thousands of hours dedicated to the staging industry. For information about her staging background go to www.ChristineRae.com.
Christine’s other credentials include IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Specialist), Canadian Vice President of RESA (Real Estate Staging Association), Affiliate Member of Women’s Council of Realtors and Interior Design Society, CDCI (Certified Dewey Color Instructor), CHMS (Certified Home Marketing Specialist), CIM (Certified in Management), P. Mgr (Professional Manager).
When not travelling the world teaching, Christine lives in Canada’s Niagara Region. She shares her life with “the Dutch Accountant” Ary, has a son Lee and grandson Lucas and an adorable Yorkshire woofie named “Timmy”.