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

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!

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!

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?

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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!!

www.iahspconexpo.com

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IAHSP® Latin America now accepting members!

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If you or someone you know is in the Home Staging, Design, Decorating, or other sister industries, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® has expanded into Latin America and is now accepting members for our IAHSP® Latin America Chapter!

Go to https://pages.iahsp.com/iahsp-latin-america/ to learn more!  Please let us know how we can help support the growth and expansion of Home Staging in Latin America.  We have some great industry professionals who have stepped up to help grow our latest global chapter, and look forward to seeing it thrive!

For more information, please contact Jennie Norris at Jennie@iahsp.com or Kevin Htain at Kevin@iahsp.com.



 

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce pertenece a las industrias Home Staging, Design, Decorating u otras industrias hermanas, la Asociación Internacional de Home Staging Professionals® se ha expandido a América Latina y ahora está aceptando miembros para nuestro Capítulo IAHSP® Latinoamérica.

¡Vaya a https://pages.iahsp.com/iahsp-latin-america/ para obtener más información! Por favor, háganos saber cómo podemos ayudar a apoyar el crecimiento y la expansión de Home Staging en América Latina. Tenemos algunos excelentes profesionales de la industria que se han esforzado por ayudar a hacer crecer nuestro último capítulo mundial y esperamos verlo prosperar.

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Jennie Norris en Jennie@iahsp.com o Kevin Htain en Kevin@iahsp.com.