Christine Rae

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WCR & IDS Affiliate

Christine is being featured in our Panel of Experts


As an internationally recognized trainer in the home staging industry, Christine Rae has been providing ground-breaking staging programs since 2001, after a 32 year career in executive business management. In August of 2005, she developed and launched her innovative certification program, which is now delivered internationally. (The programs are Canadian Certified Staging Professionals (2005), Certified Staging Professionals in the USA (2006) and Australian Certified Staging Professionals (2009)). In this short span, she has personally instructed over 3000 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 2008 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 

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 For Dummies (Wiley 2006) and 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 CSP 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

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 traveling 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”.  

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