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® 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

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!

IAHSP® Canada President Announced

Catherine Lewis-Brown

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) is pleased to announce Catherine Lewis-Brown has joined the association as President of IAHSP® Canada. 

We look forward to Catherine’s collaboration with IAHSP® International. With her leadership skills and connection with many industry professionals, Catherine is a valued asset to our Association and the Home Staging industry as a whole.


Jennie Norris, IAHSP® Chairwoman

Catherine is the Founder of The Successful Stager staging training. She is proud to have coached, trained and mentored successful staging business owners around the world. She creates industry-leading programs, support and tools that inspire, motivate and empower stagers from her home in Toronto.

Catherine left a thriving career as a Communications Specialist in the health non-profit sector to do what she loves! She has never looked back, and if she can help other entrepreneurs to live their dreams, doing what they love, then she’s ALL IN! She is fiercely committed to keeping the standard of staging education high and championing the value of professional training and ongoing learning. She is regularly invited to speak as an industry expert about the integrity and importance that staging
brings to the real estate industry.

She is honored to be recognized by her staging peers as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging’ and ‘Best of Home Staging Industry Leadership.’ Catherine is a Certified Successful Stager (TCSS), Vacant Staging Expert (VSE), a Certified Master Trainer, Coach and Mentor to stagers across Canada and around the world. She previously taught the Certified Staging Professional program before creating the The Successful Stager curriculum.


For more information on joining IAHSP Canada – please go to https://pages.iahsp.com/iahsp-canada/ or email Canada@iahsp.com. IAHSP is open to all Home Staging industry professionals who have earned one of the credentials or designations listed on the www.iahsp.com site. If you do not see your credentials listed, please email Jennie@iahsp.com for consideration for inclusion in IAHSP.

IAHSP® International Launches IAHSP Canada!

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® continues its expansion around the globe with the official launch of IAHSP® Canada!

“We want to support the Home Staging Community in Canada by welcoming them into IAHSP International as an official country chapter.  Like IAHSP-Europe and IAHSP-Latin America, our goal is to provide resources that support Home Staging Professionals in Canada, and ensure they have the ability to connect with members in their country and around the globe.”

Jennie Norris, Chairwoman, IAHSP International®

Benefits of IAHSP® Membership include:

  • Membership in the world’s largest professional Home Staging Industry Association
  • Regional Chapters – both physical and remote so ALL members have the ability to stay connected for ongoing education and support
  • Industry Sponsor companies that offer products and services for Home Staging Businesses with special rates and promotional incentives unavailable to the general public.
  • Annual IAHSP® Conference & EXPO – high level teaching, great networking, and a quality event hosted by IAHSP® International
  • Members Only portal with resources to help grow and thrive
  • Advanced Staging Business Owner Portal for more experienced Home Stagers looking for information and resources as they grow their companies
  • Open communication with IAHSP® International Board Leaders who are receptive to ideas positioned to help members engage and grow
  • Social Media Groups with engaging and uplifting discussions
  • Weekly Home Staging Talk Show – archived for your convenience

For more information, please email Jennie@iahsp.com.

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!

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!!

 

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

NEW Home Staging Industry Stats Released – Impact of Home Staging on DOM and List Price

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP® – http://www.iahsp.com), the world’s largest and longest running professional Home Staging Association, has released new industry statistics.  These stats are based on over 2000 properties that have been Staged from around the country.  It provides a snapshot of the impact of Staging on Days on Market (DOM) and List Price of Properties being sold from all major markets in the United States.

Since 1999, IAHSP® provides industry guidance for Staging Excellence, Staging Education and Industry Code of Ethics to which all members adhere.  With thousands of members worldwide, IAHSP® includes Home Staging Business Owners, Real Estate Industry Professionals, and Industry Affiliates as part of its membership.

IAHSP 2018 Stats - Sales price impact

 

Stats 2018 - IAHSP Version

For information on IAHSP® or to join and become a member of the world’s largest Home Staging Association, please go to www.iahsp.com or email Jennie@iahsp.com

IAHSP Recognizes DGHR Home Staging Course – Germany Home Staging Association

DGHR approval logo for blog

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) has approved the DGHR Home Staging Course.

We are pleased to include GERMANY in the growing list of countries who have submitted courses for review and approval by IAHSP®.  Graduates of this course will be aligned with IAHSP® – the largest and oldest international Home Staging Association serving the Home Staging Industry.

The DGHR Home Staging Seminars are being taught over a period of 6 days in 3 parts and close with a written exam.   The DGHR seminars are certified and approved by the German chamber of commerce (IHK Wiesbaden)

For information on joining IAHSP go to iahsp.com.  For information on joining IAHSP-EU, go to IAHSPEurope.com

For more information email iris.houghton@dghr-info.de or go to www.dghr-info.de