WHY ATTEND A HOME STAGING CONFERENCE?

WHY ATTEND A HOME STAGING CONFERENCE?

Many of you are probably wondering “WHY would I want t attend a conference – I mean what am I going to learn that I don’t already know? I am successful, I have a good run rate and activity in my business, so these conferences are not really anything I need to attend, Right?”

KNOWLEDGE is POWER. Have you ever heard that saying? Do you believe ALL the info on our industry has already been learned? Do you have any struggles with your business or want to expand into other areas?

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From one of our members who wrote to me earlier:

Jennie i have a very established staging company with an 8000sf warehouse, box trucks vendor relationships, team etc. I don’t currently belong to any staging organizations and have never had any specific training. I believe there is value in collaboration with other successful stagers but wonder what do you believe is the biggest value in attending the Nashville conference?

Her answer=
Where do I start? 😁 We have topics that are helpful for any biz owner and sometimes we get so focused on our daily grind we forget about feeding ourselves with things that keep us motivated and inspired. I love attending and seeing colleagues – it opens up my eyes and mind when I meet others and can have discussions.

Every stager has challenge areas and struggles and I sometimes feel that we don’t share those as readily as on the outside looking in it appears that, “wow this stager has it all dialed in!” And we feel we need to keep that impression but secretly we are struggling just like others whether it is how to manage growth or deal with clients or logistics…. some days I feel like I am barely hanging on and other days I feel like, “man! I got this! Life is good and everything is happening the way it needs to be!”

There are newer stagers who struggle with getting clients so they want to learn about marketing and/or pricing. There are stagers who want to advance their biz and learn how to get to that next level and that means biz planning and adding team members or other service and there are established stagers who also news to know what to do to manage their growth and biz processes… there are topics for all levels. It is about learning – sometimes a different perspective or something that validates what you are already doing…

We provide added credentials to help stagers position themselves to develop a market niche which is important for continued growth. In the room will be stagers with 20 and 30,000 sq ft warehouses and some just starting out. The vendor EXPO piece is so valuable- saving 40-60% off retail for furnishings is huge…

The 6+ figure workshop allows us to delve deeper into the areas of challenge an established stager deals with and is very beneficial.

So it all depends on what you need for your biz… if systems and organization or biz structure…. or creative topics…. or marketing and branding (that is a biggie for any biz owner)… u will learn all of that.

Plus it is Fun! It is one time a year we get to combine learning with a celebration of our industry and get away to learn, connect and enjoy our colleagues and refresh our WHY.

GREAT ANSWER! I am proud to be profitable but know there is always room to learn, grow and share!

I appreciated this person reaching out and I provided an honest answer. I have been in this 17 years and I do NOT claim to know everything about running a business. I do know a lot about Staging, marketing, and success – and each time I attend an event where I can hear from another person who may be proficient at something I need, I am open to learning and applying the info in my business.

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Staging Industry Awards Deadline is FRIDAY, Aug 30th!

The IAHSP Staging Industry Awards deadline for submissions is THIS FRIDAY, Aug 30th at 11:45PM. Make sure you get your information submitted on time as there will be no extensions granted.

Voting will begin on August 31st!

Please go to http://www.StagingIndustryAwards.com for more information and to submit a deserving colleague, friend or family member!

IAHSP® Staging Industry Awards Submittals NOW OPEN! Deadline is Aug 27th, 2019.

It’s that time of the year again! Time to award deserving professionals in various categories!

This year we are using an online system to help keep track of submittals and allow us to have voting publicly in a more efficient manner.

The following categories are being recognized this year:

You can learn more by going to www.StagingIndustryAwards.com and please review the criteria for this year’s awards.

One KEY difference is NO SELF NOMINATING is allowed. All submissions need to be done on behalf of a colleague.


THE DEADLINE OF AUGUST 27th at 11:45PM for ALL SUBMISSIONS IS FIRM.

THERE WILL NO ADDED SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.


On Aug 28th, the voting will start for all awards and last until September 9th. WINNERS will be announced at our 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO Oct 4th, 2019 during our Denim and Diamond Dinner Cruise!

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.

IAHSP® Board Welcomes Michelle Getty

Michelle Getty, ASPM® , IAHSP®-Premier, has joined the IAHSP® International Board as the Assistant Conference Director.

Michelle Getty owns Bella Casa Home Staging, based in Austin,Texas.  She is proud to have her ASP® and ASP®Master credentials, along with her Luxury Home Specialist designation.  In 2018, she was awarded the Best of Home Staging, Staging Excellence Award by IAHSP. 

An entrepreneur at heart, Michelle has a background in sales, customer service, operations and teaching and is beyond thrilled to bring her education and experience to the staging industry.  She is currently the President-Elect for the Austin Chapter of IAHSP and strives to promote collaboration and community in the staging industry.

In her role as Assistant Conference Director, she will work directly with Jennie Norris, IAHSP Chairwoman and Conference Director. Thank you in advance to Michelle for what she will be doing to help our IAHSP Conference & EXPO be a huge success!

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com to get your tickets today!

Who’s Joining us in Nashville for the Top Home Staging Industry Conference for 2019?

2019 Conf Promo - Nashville

Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to have some fun in Music City as you learn how to ROCK Your Business with Resources, Opportunities, Connections and Knowledge!
IAHSP – The International Association of Home Staging Professionals – hosts the top Home Staging Industry Event each year – and our educational conferences get better and better!  We anticipate selling out – and we do have months to go, but don’t wait to get your ticket!  Prices go UP as we get closer to the event.
Right now when you purchase your ticket, not only do you get the LOWEST price available, but you also will be a VIP!  This means you get:
  • Expedited registration at the event
  • Preferred Seating in the FRONT sections of the conference venue
  • FIRST in line for our Celebrity Meet and Greet Session!
Go to iahspconexpo.com to purchase your ticket!
 
Investor Staging Consultant Designation

Our Event Has it All!

  • Expert Speakers on Business, Marketing, Success and Motivation
  • Breakout Session on various key topics for both newer Stagers and seasoned Pros
  • NEW CREDENTIALS for YOU!  Earn your IAHSP – ISC Investor Staging Consultant Designation and learn how to work with the Investor Market as a key niche service

Your Ticket includes:

  • Thursday Night EXPO – Music, Food, Dancing, Photo Booth, Karaoke, AND some SPECIAL Surprises!  You don’t want to miss this!
  • PLUS – Vendor Sponsor Companies coming to meet YOU and share their services and products – with SPECIAL incentives for IAHSP Members.  We expect 45+ Companies to join us!
  • Friday Sessions including Lunch, Celebrity Keynote, and Awards Dinner
  • Saturday Sessions including your IAHSP-ISC Designation, Lunch and After Party!

2018 IAHSP Conference a HUGE Success!

We just completed our 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO and the positive reviews are pouring in!  We are so THANKFUL to those who attended and experienced this exceptional event!  We are GRATEFUL for those who volunteered their time and resources to help make this event happen!  And we are APPRECIATIVE of all the Vendor Sponsors who supported our event and displayed at our EXPO and throughout the weekend!

 

Your Leadership TeamThe Fab 4 – Lyn Spaeth, Jennie Norris, Sandra Holmes & Bette Vos – with the Scott Brothers! (Jonathan and Drew).  We were thrilled to bring the Dynamic Duo to YOU as our Featured Speakers!

WATCH the video montage from our event!

 

We SOLD OUT the venue so next year we are going bigger!!  The Speakers were all top-notch – funny, engaging, inspiring, motivational – and each attendee took away key action items to implement immediately to help their business continue to thrive!  Thank you to all of our conference speakers!! You added so much to this year’s event – and inspired everyone!

One of the highlights was the Keynote Speech with the SCOTT BROTHERS!  They are every bit as nice in person as they are on television – and very engaging.  They gave a great talk and then posed for over an hour for photos during their book signing.  I am sure their cheeks must have been sore from smiling so much!

 

 

Our Business Keynote, Scott Hansen, delivered a great talk challenging us to out-sell, out-smart, and out-market out competition so we can out-earn them!  Scott hails from Chicago and has a hugely successful Podcast called, Success Hackers, so look it up as it is a great resource!

Many of our attendees were also excited to meet Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging, in person!  Barb gave a heartfelt Inspirational Keynote Speech that had lots of attendees in tears.  It was great to have her with us and to see all those taking pictures and enjoying meeting her for the first time or reconnecting after a long absence!

We were thrilled to host so many of our IAHSP-Europe Colleagues – sisters and brothers from overseas!  They added a true International Element to the event and we hope many more join us next year!!

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Our Awards Evening resulted in a lot of deserving industry professionals being recognized for their talent!

We recognized Top Occupied Stager, Top Vacant Stager, Top Individual Stager, and Top Staging Team.  We always recognize the Rising Star – this year we had 4 runner-ups and the winner was Joseph Sipp, a talented 18 year old from Orlando, FL who has a thriving Staging business he started at 17 years old!

Our IAHSP Chapter of the Year is the Charlotte IAHSP Regional Chapter!  These members stepped up and supported our event, and the votes cast for this award made them the winner!  Our 2018 IAHSP Spirit Award Winners are Sanja Radovanovic, IAHSP EU President, and Christa Jessup, IAHSP Vendor Relations Director.  Both are so deserving for their time and effort they put towards growing IAHSP!  Barb Schwarz received the Founders Award recognizing her as the Founder of Home Staging (1972) and the Founder of IAHSP (1999).  And the Barb Schwarz Staging Award of Excellence went to Blair Hamaty of Setting the Space.  Blair has helped mentor colleagues and has grown one of the largest and most diversified Staging businesses!  It was a joy to be able to recognize all the deserving winners in each category!

Plans are already underway for our 2019 Conference & EXPO – we are heading to NASHVILLE!  Look for special announcements for our 2018 Attendees and ticket sales will start in November!!

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Come meet the SCOTT BROTHERS LIVE in Charlotte – Oct 19th! Keynote Speakers for the IAHSP Conference & EXPO Oct 18-20!

If you are a FAN of the Scott Brothers – HGTV’s “Property Brothers” (and let’s face it – who isn’t??) – then you HAVE to get your ticket to the Home Staging Industry’s hottest educational Conference & Expo!  It all happens Oct 18-20, 2018 – in Charlotte!  This event is open to ANYONE in the industry including Designers, Decorators, and Home Stagers who have one of the approved credentials listed on the www.iahsp.com site.

 

Meet the Scott Brothers LIVE and in person as they share their wisdom with all attendees, AND then have a personal meet and greet and book signing with them!

This is all part of the IAHSP Conference & EXPO – a 2 1/2 day event starting with our Vendor EXPO night – 34 companies coming to display and share their products and services with YOU! You will learn vital information to help your business grow and prosper, plus earn your IAHSP-LHS Designation – Luxury Home Staging!

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com to register NOW and get your ticket to this exciting and highly anticipated industry event!  Use the code SCOTTS to save $50 off your ticket!!

 

Deadline Reminder – IAHSP Staging Industry Awards! Sept 4th

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Don’t miss out on being recognized for your TALENT and CONTRIBUTION to the Home Staging Industry!  The 2018 IAHSP Staging Industry Awards will be issued at our 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO – Oct 19th during our Red Carpet Gala Awards Dinner!

Get recognized for your talent and growth!  Submit your information by the deadline of Sept 4th!

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Best of Home Staging Award Winners Revealed

The 2018 Best of Home Staging Awards issued by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) are rolling out to deserving industry professionals worldwide.

Three categories were recognized for this year’s awards:

  • Best of Home Staging Excellence
  • Best of Home Staging Customer Service
  • Best of Home Staging Industry Leadership

Winners are being notified via email that they were nominated and have won.  IAHSP® is pleased to be able to recognize individuals from around the globe who stand out in the various categories.

About IAHSP®:  The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) is the world’s largest and longest running Home Staging Industry Association.  With thousands of members worldwide from over 17 countries and growing, IAHSP® truly is the global force for the Home Staging industry. IAHSP’s sister association IAHSP-EU is the European branch of IAHSP® International.

To learn more and to join IAHSP®, go to www.iahsp.com

To learn more about IAHSP®-EU, go to www.iahspeurope.com