Don’t Drop the Ball! IAHSP 2018 Conference & EXPO Super Early Bird Price ends tomorrow!

When the ball drops in Times Square, prices go UP for the 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO!  Get your ticket NOW and save $$!  

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There is still room for our VIP section where you get preferred seating, first in line for the Meet & Greet with the Scott Brothers, priority Registration and some extra goodies that general attendees will not receive!!  Space is limited!!  Get your ticket now to lock in your VIP spot!

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com to register!

 

On the 5th Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me . . .

On the 5th Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me – 23 Amazing Speakers ready to share their expertise with YOU at our 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO – Oct 18-20, 2018 in Charlotte, NC!  Here are a few more!

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Lakeitha Smith, the Founder of L-Suite Netwërk and L-Design Wërks. L-Suite Netwërk is a small business web based platform that allows small business owners, entrepreneurs and freelancers to perform multi-faceted business functions all in one place. L-Design Wërks is a Houston based design studio that specializes in residential interior design and decorating.

Lakeitha is a Certified Staging Professional (C.S.P.) a Texas Real Estate Commission Instructor and the former 2016-2017 RESA – Houston Chapter President. Lakeitha prides herself on being both an educator and leader in the Houston community.

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KAT has worked for over a decade with major new home builders in the greater Houston area. as a close out specialist. No Model homes? No Problem!

Ground breaking results through the magic of ASP staging, for these close out communities was extremely successful and profitable.

This opportunity helped KAT gain an in-depth understanding on how to strategically market not only the space but to the lifestyles they represent to get amazing results for all her happy staging clients!

Kat’s passion energy and undying attention to detail has helped her parlay her builder experience into her staging business arming her with inside knowledge of the new home builder process. Everything from getting in the door to getting the business.

In 3 short years building her company, “Ta Da Staging by KAT,” she has been honored as an award winning company, being recognized with the “Best of Houzz Service 2017, having taught over 15 realtor CE classes “Stage it to Sell” in 2017 and is super excited to have recently earned her ASPM (accredited staging professional master) designation.

On the 6th Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me . . .

On the 6th Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me – 23 Awesome Speakers sharing at the 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO in Charlotte – Oct 18-20, 2018!  Here’s a look at a few more!

Norris Speaker PromoJennie Norris is the Chairwoman for IAHSP® International, President & CEO of Stagedhomes.com, and Owner & Principal Home Stager for Sensational Home Staging. She is a Certified ASP® and ASPM® Course Trainer and as a professional speaker, she presents the Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Course on behalf of Stagedhomes.com throughout North America. Jennie has been featured in national and local television segments, publications, and radio. She is the only two‐time Winner of the Staging Award of Excellence and was the first recipient of the IAHSP® Staging Spirit Award.

She launched the first Home Staging company in the Sacramento region and now owns and operates a successful Home Staging company in Denver.Having personally Staged over 4,300 houses for sale since 2002 she has educated thousands of Realtors, Stagers and Sellers about Home Staging, and has helped mentor Home Staging colleagues as a Business Coach and Trainer. She and her team Stage properties throughout the greater Denver region, from modest to multi-million dollar properties.

Jennie is the President of the Denver IAHSP® Regional Chapter, and is the co‐author of “Marketing Made Simple: The Key to Succeeding in Business.” She is also a professional blogger, author, and social media networking expert. Jennie earned her B.A. from UCLA.

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Naheed Oberfeld is a Success Strategist who works with passionate and driven business owners and Professionals who are respected experts in their field. She helps them achieve greater financial success by showing them how to effortlessly attract their ideal clients, confidently charge the true value of their products and services, overcome debilitating boom and bust cycles, and shed patterns of procrastination and stress.

With 15 years of experience in the corporate world, including fortune 100 companies, Naheed left the Finance industry to embark upon her passion; empowering others to create financially rewarding businesses without stress and struggle. She works with clients from all over the world helping them to overcome their personal and professional blocks to achieve a happier and more abundant life.

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As a seasoned speaker and top Real Estate producer, Barb Schwarz has logged thousands of hours on the platform.  Over one million REALTORS® have attended her various programs.  Her wonderful gift for speaking and her ability to educate, motivate and entertain was recognized by the National Speakers Association when they awarded her the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), earned by less than 250 speakers worldwide.  Barb is a leader, innovator, and a truly gifted speaker who shares the wisdom of her personal triumphs.

In 1999, Barb founded the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, and in 2005 launched the IAHSP® Foundation, a non-profit organization, so that association members could give back to their communities. She remains active in IAHSP® as part of the International Board and these days enjoys spending time with her husband, Kirk, growing a spectacular garden, and her fur babies, Happy, Whidbey and Bo.

 

On the 7th Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me . . .

On the 7th Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me – 23 Awesome Speakers sharing at the 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO in Charlotte – Oct 18-20, 2018!  Here’s a look at a few more!

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Catherine Lewis Brown loves being self-employed! If she can help other entrepreneurs to live their dream of doing what they love, and get paid for doing it, she’s ALL IN!

Catherine is the founder of The Successful Stager Training Academy, and the owner of Ready to List Staging in Toronto. Her programs, tools and resources have all been created to inspire, motivate and empower women in the growth of their business, but especially, stagers! She is the founder of The Certified Successful Stager training program and the Just for Stagers Member’s Lounge. She is also the owner of the Just for Stagers Facebook group, which is a thriving hub for stagers around the globe.

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Carrie Little is an active licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois.  As a licensee she has the privilege of training for Midwest Real Estate Data, one of the largest MLS’ in the U.S.  She is actively involved in her local board and prides herself with the ability to motivate agents to “figure out how to, figure it out.”

As a C.E. Instructor and trainer, she has educated agents, locally and internationally.  Carrie was an early adopter of Social Media which allows her to integrate technology into her training making it practical for every real estate audience.  She’s produced television programming, worked for one of the largest Commercial Real Estate holders in the world and is driven to motivate others to reach their professional goals, personal goals, and real estate dreams.  She is an author, blogger, certified paralegal, holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Digital Marketing and Analytics.

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Karen B. Mendenhall, had been practicing real estate in the Charlotte region as a career for more than 15 years before opening a home staging company. Stage It! was established in 2005 and is Charlotte’s premiere accredited, home staging company. Making houses out shine the competition is her passion.

Karen says she has a “furniture moving” disease.  She needs to see pieces in different places before she decides which location is best for the camera, the traffic flow, and the use of the space. Staging is the only cure for my ailment. Having been personally trained by the Creator of Home Staging, Barb Schwarz, Karen is forever grateful to her for sharing all of her knowledge and expertise while at the same time caring enough to make sure she succeeded. The Stage It! Team has now staged more than 1000 properties!

Karen holds a degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; is a licensed agent in North and South Carolina; is a Lifetime Accredited Staging Professional Master; and, is an official ASP course instructor for Stagedhomes.com

On the 12th day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to me…

One the 12th Day BEFORE Christmas – IAHSP Gave to you . . . the Luxury Home Staging (IAHSP-LHS) Designation!  Earn this by coming to 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO – Oct 18-20, 2018!  Register NOW and secure your VIP Spot!!  Go to www.iahspconexpo.com

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The Luxury Home Staging Designation will be taught by:

LHS Designation Speakers

Debbie Boggs – Blair Hamaty – Sandra Holmes and Karen Mendenhall

  • SOURCING INVENTORY
  • IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS – THE STAGING PROCESS
  • MARKETING STRATEGIES TO WIN HIGHEND PROJECTS
  • THE MINDSET OF A LUXURY CLIENT & PRICING TO WIN

 

IAHSP 2018 CONFERENCE & EXPO SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!

We are pleased to announce these confirmed Speakers for our upcoming 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO – Oct 18-20, 2018 in Charlotte NC – with more being announced soon!

Our event speakers are going to provide high-level teaching on interesting and important topics for attendees that want to continue their JOURNEY TO THE TOP of success in this industry!

We know you won’t want to miss out on being part of this key industry event where you will be able to meet representatives from industry vendor company partners eager to share their products and services with you, and meet and mingle with successful colleagues from all over the world!  You will learn vital information that you can take back with you to help catapult your business forward and ensure your long term success in this industry!

IAHSP 2018 SPEAKER PROMO

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Earn your Luxury Home Staging Designation when you attend this conference – it is your “Getaway with a Takeaway!”  Join us for the Highpoint Wholesale Experience for those who want to learn to shop at market – Oct 16th.  This is a separate ticketed event.

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com to REGISTER now and secure your SPOT AS A VIP!  First 100 registrants are VIPs!!  AND Wait until you learn who our KEYNOTE SPEAKERS are for Friday and Saturday!!!  Prices go up SOON!!  Don’t wait to register!

 

What’s Your Story? Featuring Joan Inglis

  1. Your nameJoan Inglis
  2. Business nameCarolina Spaces
  3. How long you have been in business?13 years
  4. What you did before getting into the Staging Industry?I was a government and features reporter for a major city newspaper while I freelanced at interior design for homebuilder’s model homes.  Simultaneously I began three home-based businesses while being a devoted homeschool mother of three – Herbalife; Storytime Books (my own line of children’s personalized storybooks); and I did home services management with a friend.  Prior to my children I was a full-time cat lady.  I had a cattery – Majun – and bred and showed Turkish Angoras all over the country.  I was the first breeder focusing on black smoke Turkish Angoras and my cats and kittens won many first-ever awards.
  5. What made you decide to start a Staging business?I knew it would be a good fit with my design background and Realtor license.  I intended to have the Staging enhance my real estate business, but the Staging took on a life of its own.  Early on I received requests across three states to furnish homes priced up to $10 million.  
  6. What has been one of the biggest challenges for your success?Earning trust from fellow Realtors.  Because I am licensed in the states I serve, fellow Realtors did not want me to come into contact with their clients.  After many years of having the door slammed in my face, Realtors suddenly came knocking at my door.  Now I work with the topmost Realtors in my region, consulting on all of their listing, and physically Staging many of those homes.  
  7. What has been one of the best aspects of having your own business? – Though it is a great deal of responsibility and all issues fall back on me to solve, I enjoy a challenge and keeping my wheels spinning.  The very best aspect is that I help people get out of their current situation and move on with their lives.
  8. What is your top tip or piece of advice for someone looking at getting into this industry? Get educated, then do not let the customer dictate your price. Price your services with all expenses and profit in mind.  Don’t be afraid to walk away if the customer can’t meet your price.  There WILL be others who can.

Thank you, Joan, for sharing your background and insights!  We love how this industry attracts people from all walks of life, and so great to see how you have achieved such great success!! Those of you reading, Joan is a multi-award-winning ASP Master Home Stager and has really helped pave the way for Staging in her market!

If YOU would like to be featured in this ongoing series, simply answer the questions above, send in your headshot and company logo to Jennie@iahsp.com and we will feature YOU and your business!

What’s Your Staging Story – Featuring Virginia Youngblood – Do Stage! LLC from Charlotte NC

Welcome to What’s Your Staging Story – a series of installments where we feature IAHSP Members and their stories of how they got into Staging, how their business journey has evolved and advice for others in the industry or those thinking about becoming a Home Stager!  We are so happy to receive Virginia’s information – and to learn about her background and business growth to date!  Thank you, Virginia, for sharing with us!!

 

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Name: Virginia Youngblood

Business name: DO-STAGE! LLC

How long have you been in business: 5 and half years – ASP® stager – March 2012 &  ASPM® – April 2016

What did you do before getting into the staging industry? I worked as an organizer for a few years and my business was called Lighten Up of NC. Before that I was a homeschool teacher for our son during his kindergarten through 9th grades, and also a homemaker.  Before staying home, I was a teacher for 17 years in both private and public schools.

What made you decide to start a staging business? I’ve always enjoyed rearranging furniture, redesigning and helping family and friends with their décor.  It was time! I was an empty nester mom and people kept encouraging me by saying, “Virginia, you have such an eye for furniture placement, you ought to be a stager!”  So one afternoon, I started looking on line and found stagedhomes.com . . . the rest is history!

What has been one of the biggest challenges for your success? Overcoming my fear.

What has been one of the best aspects of having your own business? Serving all of the dear families that I would never have met otherwise

What is your top tip or piece of advice for someone looking at getting into this industry? Believe in yourself and if it’s truly what God has placed on and in your heart to do then GO FOR IT . . . and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

 

Thank you for sharing Your Story with us, Virginia!  You have accomplished so much in a short time in this industry.  We know you put your heart into your business and your clients must really love you!  And I agree – once you find your passion, never give up on your dream!! – Jennie

Do you have a story you would like to share?  Please email the answers to the questions above to Jennie@iahsp.com along with your headshot and company logo.

IAHSP 2018 Conference – Your GETAWAY with a TAKEAWAY! Earn your IAHSP-LHS – Luxury Home Staging Designation!

Make sure to get registered for the 2018 IAHSP Conference!  Get the SUPER-EARLY BIRD Price and lock in your spot as a VIP!  

  • Get preferred seating,
  • First to meet our Key Note Speakers at Meet N Greet
  • VIP registration line at the event!

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com  to register now!

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Join Viberent – LIVE and IN PERSON! Register for an event near you!

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Viberent is coming to the US to tour major cities to meet YOU!  Join them at one of the locations listed below and listen to a live session on how this comprehensive, yet user friendly, Inventory Management System works!  Those that want added one-on-one training will be able to receive that complimentary (usually paid at $300-$400) from Viberent!  These events are FREE and are OPEN TO ANY STAGER to attend!

  • Southern California:  July 22-26
  • Houston – July 27-29
  • Las Vegas (Market) – July 30 – Aug 2
  • Charlotte – Aug 3-4
  • Wash DC – Aug 5-6
  • Boston – Aug 7-9

Register by using this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viberent-inventory-management-tour-tickets-36212231760

Locations are being confirmed and you will be emailed the location of your event when you register.

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This event brought to you by IAHSP – The International Association of Home Staging Professionals – since 1999 guiding the Home Staging Industry standards for Education, Ethics and Excellence.  www.iahsp.com