Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions....

Why should I train with the SRA?

Our instructor is an award-winning professional with years of experience and who is among the select few that is certified and approved with the Society of Decorating Professionals as a Redesign & Real Estate Staging Trainer.  Our course offer students practical hands-on experience in "real home" settings.

The SRA understands the importance of ongoing mentoring and coaching for their students as well as being connected with a professional affiliation. Therefore we offer all students upon successful course completion, a free one-year membership upgrade with the Society of Decorating Professionals.

Where are the training classes held?

All of our training courses are held in Crystal Lake, IL.  We are 35 minutes northwest of O'Hare International Airport.  Students are eligible for discounted rates at the Country Inn & Suites. 

What are your instructor's credentials?

Our instructor, Judy Pelinski, is educated and recognized as an Approved Redesign/Staging Trainer through the SDP (Society of Decorating Professionals).  Judy has met the rigorous criteria and continues her education through ongoing trainer curriculum.  She has received many industry accolades attesting to her professional abilities and is a published author who has been featured on ABC and in national industry publications.  Judy is certified in Interior Redesign, Real Estate Staging and Color Theory.

How will I get from the airport to my hotel?

The SRA provides all out-of-town (redesign & staging) students with limo transportation to and from the airport.

How many students are there in a class?

Class sizes are kept to a minimum to ensure an optimal learning experience for each student.  Redesign and 3-day Staging classes are no more than 6 students per class.  Our Realtor 2-day classes are no more than 10 students per class.  Because we keep our class size limited, we are able to provide individualized attention and hands-on training.

Do you require students have previous experience in interior design or decorating?

No.  Our certified training courses are open to individuals who want to pursue a career in the redesign or staging industry, or enhance the services that they currently offer.  We also encourage those who simply love to decorate and would love to learn the fundamentals of redesign and/or staging.

Do you actually do redesigns/staging during class?

Yes.  We will take you into "real" homes and provide practical hands-on opportunities for you to apply your newly learned skills.   

After class, can I start my own business?

Yes.  During class we explore the necessary steps it takes to successfully launch a business start-up along with in-depth marketing strategies specific for this industry.

Do you offer ongoing support after class?

Yes.  The SRA is dedicated to the success of our students.  We offer continuing support and mentoring. 

Will I be able to join a industry association after class?

There are many valuable industry organizations.  It is up the the individual to decide which organizations best suits their criteria.

Do you provide on-site training?

Yes.  The SRA will travel to your location.  Call for details. 





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