Home Staging

Home Staging Certificate of Completion


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Acquire the skills to stage vacant or occupied homes to make them stand out in today’s real estate market. Learn about furniture and paint selection, staging for your target market, conducting an in-home consultation and writing a staging report, as well as business aspects of a home staging career. Apply the principals of “staging to live” even if you are not thinking of selling your home.


  • Learn professional home staging skills and techniques
  • Round out your interior decorating practice
  • Promote the sale of a home
  • Apply your skills in a home furnishing retail setting
  • Stage homes for realtors and builders

Program Format

  • Complete the 2 required courses (28.5 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 2 years

 CE Icon - Read Article - jpeg   Article about home staging featuring our instructor Morag McLellan (see pg. 124)

Required Courses

Introduction to Home Staging
Be introduced to the principles of home staging. Learn to clear clutter, optimize form and colour, and arranging objects in a visually pleasing manner. Create attractive compositions for photographs and virtual tours.
Instructor: Morag MacLellan, European-trained interior designer and home staging professional

Subject code: XIDA 100266 Hours. Fee: $159 
CRN 310742 classesFeb. 4-59 a.m.-12 p.m.Sat. & Sun.
CRN 30397 This section is Full Mar. 4-59 a.m.-12 p.m.Sat. & Sun.

Home Staging as a Business

Explore advanced staging techniques related to home staging as a career. Look at the specifics of conducting a home staging consultation and working with a client for either a vacant or occupied home. Learn the basics of how to set up a home staging business.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Home Staging
Instructor: Morag MacLellan, European-trained interior designer and home staging professional

Subject code: XIDA 1003122.5 Hours. Fee: $369 
CRN 305074 classesMar. 9
Mar. 10-12
5-9:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri., Sat. & Sun.
CRN 31081
6 classesMar. 21-29
Mar. 25-Apr. 1
6-9:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Tues. & Wed.

Course for Real Estate Associates

Not part of the Home Staging Certificate of Completion

Home Staging for Real Estate Associates
Designed for Real Estate Associates and home builders, this course teaches home staging strategies and techniques to use when showing and selling a home. Learn to make your homes stand out in today's real estate market. Understand how to assess and fix problem areas of a home and how to conduct in-home consultations. discover how furniture can be used in a new way.
Note: If you are taking Introduction to Home Staging for the Certificate, do not take this course as well, it is very similar for Real Estate Associates.

Subject code: XIDA 100325 Hours. Fee: $139+GST Not offered this semester.

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Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB   T3E 6K6

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