BEST of HOME STAGING NOMINEES

The 2019 BEST OF HOME STAGING Nominees have received notification of their recognition as the best in the Home Staging Industry in three possible categories: Staging Excellence, Client Care Excellence and Industry Leadership.

What does this recognition mean and who receives it?

IAHSP (www.iahsp.com) is the world’s LARGEST and LONGEST RUNNING Home Staging Industry Association with thousands of members in over 20 different countries! Since 1999, IAHSP has set standards for Education, Excellence and Ethics for the Home Staging industry around the world. IAHSP issued the very first industry recognition awards in 2003. Since then, it has been our pleasure to continue the tradition of acknowledging talented and dedicated industry members. We want Home Staging Pros to be recognized by a Home Staging entity – and that is why the Best of Home Staging was created.


The Best of Home Staging is not a ranking. It is not specific to one association or country. It encompasses ALL professionals in the industry, regardless of their affiliation and is without bias. The Best of Home Staging is deserving RECOGNITION for those in the industry who are working to advance the professionalism of Home Staging in their work, with their clients and how they serve their fellow industry colleagues. (www.BestofHomeStaging.com)

– Jennie Norris, IAHSP Chairwoman

Staging Excellence: This recognition is for a professional Home Stager who demonstrates excellent skill in Home Staging with how their properties are Staged. Understanding placement, use of color, and working within limitations such as budget and timeframe, these industry pros show time and time again why they are the go-to Stager for clients in their market. Their talent is reflected in the tasteful way they arrange a room so it best fitst with the goal of selling a house. Whether using their own furniture and decor, a third-party resource, or the homeowner’s furnishings, the end result is a marketable product that attracts the target buyer to help the property sell in the quickest time and at the best price.


Customer Service: This recognition is for a professional Home Stager who demonstrates great care in working with their clients. The testimonials they receive reflect their understanding of Home Staging as a PEOPLE business. We work and interact with people and impact their lives with our talent and time. Even though our goal is to create a visually pleasing property that appeals to buyers, ultimately what we do is SERVE others with our time, talent, and care.


Industry Leadership: This recognition is for those industry members who go above their personal businesses and find a way to serve others and lead the industry to new heights of professionalism. These are industry members who serve in leadership within one of the industry associations, whether at the local, national or international level. They can be Home Staging educators, business coaches, business mentors, marketing professionals. It could also be an individual who is setting the example and pace for others who come after them in their city, state or country. They have proven themselves to be reliable, resourceful, dedicated and give of their time, often without remuneration, with the sole purpose of advancing the success and professionalism of the industry.


In all categories, peers can nominate their colleagues or an industry pro can self-nominate – and the submittals provide wonderful reasons why a particular person belongs in one, two or all three of the recognition categories. We will be sharing the complete list of all recipients with the public and congratulate all those who have received a nomination for the Best of Home Staging 2019.

Join Your Colleagues to Learn to Shop at Market!

If you want to learn to shop like the pros – go to www.ShopWholesaleMarket.com and register for one of our upcoming tours! We take you around to key vendors, and because of the collective POWER of our over 4,000 members, we command discounts and incentives unavailable to other groups or to individuals.


We have set up special arrangements with some of the most popular companies who provide:

  • Art
  • Home Accents
  • Furniture – Interior
  • Furniture – Exterior
  • Rugs
  • Pillows
  • Bedding
  • Lamps
  • Greenery
  • Business Services
  • and more!

Not an IAHSP Member yet? It’s easy to join! Simply go to www.iahsp.com and select JOIN. We have association members throughout the world and official Chapters throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and coming soon – China, Israel, South Africa and Australia!


AssoStaging Launches in Italy!

Founding Members of AssoStaging

AssoStaging is now the only Italian Association of the sector affiliated to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, both at IAHSP® Europe and IAHSP® International levels. This is an important recognition for AssoStaging that bases its work on collaboration, ethics and professional ethics, permanent training, synergies between operators, with the shared goal of a real recognition of the profession and an appropriate placement both on the market and at the institutional level. Joining IAHSP® is certainly a benefit for growth and enlargement of horizons.

It is the first and today, the only, Italian National Home Staging Association that adheres to a Confederal system such as Unione Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia” through Unione Confcommercio Milano Milano Lodi Monza & Brianza.


𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐈𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and IAHSP Europe – International Association of Home Staging Professionals
We are proud to be able to affiliate the newly born Italian Association in order for us to build a future of successes and sharing together! 

– Francesca Greco, Founding Member, AssoStaging


IAHSP® announces NEW Members on our Leadership Team and Executive Board

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® is pleased to share we have new members of our Leadership Team and Executive Board joining our Founder Board Members.

Joining Jennie Norris – Chairwoman, John Norris – Sr. Executive VP, Sandra Holmes – Exec VP Vendors, Lyn Spaeth – President-Elect and Bette Vos – President – we welcome the following new members:

  • Christa Jessup, VP of Vendor Relations
  • Leslie & LeeAnn Kramer, Treasurer & Executive Board
  • Kathryn & Kimberly Swan, Executive Board

The new additions to the Leadership Team and Executive Board bring experience in Finance, Public Relations, and Business Expansion to the team.

All our Board Members are IAHSP®-Premier, and Accredited Staging Professional Master® (ASPM®) Stagers, as well as Certified as Luxury Home Staging Specialists (IAHSP-LHS), Buyer Trends Specialists (BTS), and Color Basics Certified (IAHSP-CB), Senior Relocation Staging Specialist (IAHSP-SRS). All those who serve on the board work in the industry we serve and run professional home staging companies or real estate businesses.

As part of the Leadership Team and Executive Board the team will help set goals and direction for our association as we expand and grow our membership around the globe. For more information contact jennie@iahsp.com

Learn the elements of Photography – Sign up for a Workshop Near You!

This 2-day (12 hours)  workshop in the most exquisite setting, which is designed for the beginner and intermediate photographer, specifically for the realtor, home staging professional and designer who want to capture their own images of their design or staging work for their portfolio and post on their website or social media. This in-depth workshop focuses on camera concepts such as exposure, aperture, focal length and key elements of composition, essential for staging photographs. The student will not only understand through hands-on learning what makes a picture engaging and dynamic, but will also be able to capture professional looking photographs by applying the techniques learned in class.


Hayden Yates teaches with a hands-on approach that allows you to fully understand how to use your camera – whether your cell phone or digital camera so you can capture images that best reflect your work and brand.


To learn more about this course and to register for a workshop, go to
https://pages.iahsp.com/photographyforhomestagersandrealtors/


Make sure to mention you are an IAHSP Member to receive your special 15% off!

Confident Color System Course – Enroll NOW! Special Pricing for IAHSP Members!

Do you want to ADD Color Consultation Services to your Home Staging business or just get more confident in using color?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then you need to enroll in the Confident Color System Course from JoAnne Lenart-Weary – the JLW Company. For 40 years, JoAnne has been part of the evolution of the Decorating, Design and Staging industries. She has built the CCS Course over years of refinement and created a unique and thorough educational experience that provides students with the confidence and excitement needed to confidently work with color.


For information on upcoming courses, and the SPECIAL PRICING being offered to IAHSP Members, go to
https://pages.iahsp.com/confident-color-system-course/ to learn where classes are being held in your area, and also online courses you can take from the comfort of your home or office!


Make sure to mention you are an IAHSP Member to receive your special promotional incentive!

LONDON – Home Staging Business Course – June 10-11

The Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) Home Staging Business Course is being taught LIVE in LONDON – June 10-11. This course is for those interested in starting a successful Home Staging Business or add to their existing business with a firm and proven foundation for success.

The course is Sponsored by IAHSP-EU, Hosted by HSA-UK and taught by Stagedhomes.com Certified ASP Course Trainers, Verena Mumford and Sanja Radovanovic.

To learn more about this course including everything you receive and pricing, go to View Available CoursesRead More

Your course includes lunch on both days, as well as ongoing education and support from industry associations and colleagues. All students will receive a full year membership in IAHSP, IAHSP-EU and HSA-UK – over a $400 value!

First International Home Staging Course offered by IAHSP®-EU, HSA and Stagedhomes®

In London, England – June 10-11 the first Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Home Staging Course will take place. This course is Sponsored by IAHSP-EU, Hosted by HSA-UK and taught by Certified ASP® Course Trainers with Stagedhomes.com®, Sanja Radovanovic and Verena Mumford.

We are working closely with HSA-UK headed by Paloma Harrington to provide two very full days of instruction, information and motivation to anyone looking to start a Home Staging business in the UK, or add to their existing business success and foundation. ASP Home Stager graduates around the globe rank in the top 1% of Home Staging business owners based on volume and/or revenue.

Staging is global, and we are pleased to be able to bring our award-winning course to future Home Stagers in the UK and Ireland. Other locations will be launching soon and we are excited about expanding the number of ASP® Home Stagers in Europe.

Jennie Norris – President & CEO, Stagedhomes.com and IAHSP Chairwoman

For more information or to register, click on this link. https://cvent.me/kmZ9K

HSA-UK Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

ONE YEAR OF THE HSAUK

Celebrating our accomplishments and the expansion to Ireland – IAHSP Celebrates with HSA-UK and is pleased to have them as an Affiliate Association with IAHSP and IAHSP-EU.

From its conception to the plentiful milestones it has achieved over the past year, the Home Staging Association UK’s influence on the local industry is far from showing any signs of slowing down, especially when it’s now attracting growing interest from home staging industries in neighbouring countries as well. With a goal to support as many incredible talents as possible, build even more extensive networking opportunities for them and ultimately work towards strengthening the home staging industry, meeting the booming demand beyond national borders just seems like a natural next step. Thus, in celebration of its first anniversary, the Association is delighted to expand into Ireland and announce the launch of its new website.

Paloma Harrington-Griffin, director of Home Staging Association UK, envisaged the idea of a platform to unite ambitious home staging professionals whilst travelling back on the bus from an install job in South Kensington. “I was confounded by the lack of support for the emerging Home Staging scene in the UK, I wanted a way to turn my competitors into my colleagues and really build a community,” she explains. Fast forward a year, several sleepless nights, and innumerable working weekends later, and the HSA is still as busy as ever promoting the industry, building its membership, and generally beautifying properties up and down the country.

“On the surface, it can often look like home staging is a one-person job but the truth is, it’s a collective process with so many different elements and components. That’s why this project has worked so well, everyone brings their own strengths,” describes Paloma, and the culture at HSA certainly reflects this. There is an innate collaboration to staging a home. It’s a partnership of practical and artistic strengths, and the HSA has developed in the same way. By bringing together a huge cross-section of the industry, including interior designers, architects, and real estate agents, the association continues to work towards better-connected professionals and increased industry visibility.

A huge part of the HSA mission has been to make industry knowledge more accessible. “There’s been a real focus on forums, workshops, and webinars, and the Home Staging Report was a particular highlight. I knew right at the beginning of trying to get the company off the ground that I wanted to place a huge emphasis on education, so when we see the resources we’ve worked on being featured in articles and publications – and we get that positive feedback – it’s so reaffirming for us,” adds Paloma. Following this success, plans are already in motion for the 2019 Home Staging report, as well as an upcoming hands-on home staging workshop day in May and an exclusive live webinar with president of IAHSP® Europe, Sanja Radovanovic, discussing how to increase business profitability.

The new website sees a more refined and intuitive platform to help members reach a wider audience, as well as an ever-growing wealth of e-resources and guides to help members and non-members alike grow their business. Paloma adds, “There is so much creative energy at HSA right now. We have an expanding team of creatives and PR gurus and an ever-emerging social media presence so we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

About the Home Staging Association UK & Ireland

The Home Staging Association UK & Ireland connects professionals, suppliers and partners, to promote and empower the home staging industry. Founded from a bright idea on the bus home for an install job by Paloma Harrington-Griffin in 2018, the HSAUK has grown from a handful of professionals to an extensive network pioneering greater growth, knowledge, and innovation in the industry. Located in London, the Home Staging Association UK & Ireland provides training, information and support to home staging professionals and is proud to be the only official IAHSP® affiliated association in the United Kingdom.

For more information visit www.homestaging.org.uk

HSA is an officially recognized Affiliate Association with IAHSP International and IAHSP-EU.

IAHSP® and Sherwin Williams Partnership Brings Best Industry Discount

Since 2005, IAHSP® Members have been able to take advantage of special promotional incentives provide to our members that give scaled discounts on paint and supplies.

Your IAHSP® International Leadership Team has negotiated an even BETTER arrangement with Sherwin Williams – representing the BEST in the industry!


Our members will receive a FLAT 30% off on ALL products AND up to 57% off as a scaled discount depending on which line of paint is purchased. Look in our Member Portal – Vendor Area for your special COUPON with code you can download and use, share, and provide to your clients, family and friends who need to paint their homes.


This is just one more benefit to being part of IAHSP® – the World’s Largest and Longest Running Home Staging Association.

At IAHSP® – we are not just an Association, We are a Family. IAHSP® – Your Home in the Home Staging Industry

Jennie Norris – IAHSP International Chairwoman