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

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!

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

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!