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!
 
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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!

Tick Tock – 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO Tier 1 Pricing and Preferred Seating ENDS June 15 at midnight!

Don’t miss your chance to SAVE $$ and secure your seat for the Home Staging Industry’s HOTTEST Event of 2018!!  Get your ticket before June 15th at midnight and lock in the lowest available rate with Preferred Seating!

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Get ready for the SCOTT BROTHERS our Keynote Speakers and ALL the fabulous speakers sharing on vital topics pertinent to your business!

Earn your Luxury Home Staging Designation – IAHSP-LHS!

Meet colleagues from around the globe and be inspired and motivated to take your business to new heights of success as you continue your “Journey to the Top!”

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com or email Christa@iahsp.com or call 844-IAHSP99 for help!

On the Day of Christmas, IAHSP Gave to Me . . . Special 50%-50% payment for IAHSP CONEXPO – for a limited time!

On the Day of Christmas, IAHSP Gave to YOU . . . 50%-50% payment option for your ticket to the hottest industry event of 2018!!  IAHSP-CONEXPO is coming to Charlotte, Oct 18-20, 2018.  Right now you can purchase your ticket with a 50% deposit to lock in the Super Early Bird Price ($495).

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF 50%-50% TICKETS AVAILABLE!  Ticket price goes UP Jan 1 at 12 AM!  Take advantage of this special to save $$!

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The balance MUST BE PAID in FULL by Jan 10, 2018 or your ticket price will convert to the Early Bird Price of $525.00.   You will not secure a VIP spot until your ticket is paid in full. NOTE: If VIP spots sell out prior to Jan 10, and you have not paid your balance, you will not be a VIP. 

We will process the balance due of 50% – email Christa@stagedhomes.com

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-iahsp-conference-expo-tickets-36424043294 to purchase your 50%-50% ticket!

On the 3rd Day Before Christmas, IAHSP Gave to me . . .

On the 3rd Day Before Christmas IAHSP Gave to Me -Your Luxury Home Staging Designation!  If you want to break into this market niche or learn more about how to refine what you already do for Luxury Properties, then you are coming to the right Conference! 

IAHSP is your GETAWAY with a TAKEAWAY!  Our Conferences always have a high-education level and we are the ONLY industry conference that actually GIVES YOU added CREDENTIALS that you EARN at our conference!!  This IAHSP-LHS Designation will be taught by Debbie Boggs, Blair Hamaty, Sandra Holmes, and Karen Mendenhall – all top Stagers in their markets and leaders in our industry!  The Designation comes INCLUDED with your 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO ticket! 

Go to www.iahspconexpo.com to get your ticket before prices go up!!

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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.

Are you ready for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT?

Make sure to watch your social media sites TOMORROW for an IAHSP BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  You are not going to want to miss this news . . . and it is VERY exciting!  Can’t wait to share it with you all!!  – Jennie

IAHSP Conference & EXPO! Don’t miss out on Super Early Bird Pricing!

The IAHSP Conference & EXPO is shaping up to be a BIG EVENT!  We have many fabulous speakers that are submitting key topics to help you in your JOURNEY TO THE TOP of your business and market!  Oct 18-20 in Charlotte, NC!

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Super Early Bird pricing ends soon!!  Get the BEST price for this event!  To to www.iahspconexpo.com for pricing and information on registering!

 

IAHSP Midwest Regional 1 Day Conference – Save the Date!

Join fellow Home Staging Industry colleagues for this 1 Day info packed Regional Conference hosted by The International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP).   Continuing with our 2017 International IAHSP Conference theme – we want all attendees to “RAISE THE BAR” in their businesses!  This event is open to all Industry professionals!

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  • Marketing Your Business
  • Business Development and Applications
  • Regional Industry & Staging Trends
  • Expert Speakers
  • Industry Company Partners
  • And more!

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For those that want to learn about Viberent Inventory Management, join them October 27th for a 2 hour seminar followed up by a complimentary 4 hour training session ($400 value) for those that sign up for the package.

Tickets will be on sale soon!
For more information, please email Christa@iahsp.com
or call 800-392-7161

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2017 IAHSP Conference Review by Courtney Schomburg of InHanceIt Staging . . .

It is nice when an attendee summarizes our event so well  on her own- it had to be shared as these are her words and experience – unsolicited – but so great!  Thank you, Courtney, for allowing us to re-blog your blog post!

2017 International Association of Home Staging Professionals – Nothing Short of Amazing!

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After a whirlwind weekend in Ft. Lauderdale I have finally returned home.  I had a great time and learned a ton at the annual IAHSP (International Association of Home Staging Professionals) conference and expo.  The theme of the conference was “Raise the Bar”, and I felt like they certainly did that!  The first morning was jammed packed full of information.  The energy in the room was so high and everyone was excited to be there.  Great music was played throughout the day to keep people energized and focused.

We kicked it off with Jennie Norris, the President and CEO of StagedHomes.com and IAHSP Chairwoman, telling us how we can “Raise the Bar” in our lives and careers by being clear about what we want, staying connected, and practicing good habits.  She used the BAR acronym to show us ways to “Raise the Bar” on business, communication, staging work, involvement, and attitude. Jennie was a dynamic speaker and had great advice.

The next presenter was a real estate photographer who stressed the importance of professional photography and building a “Brand”.  We learned that, in order to brand yourself and your business you need to stay consistent and be comfortably YOU. She also stressed that our job is to sell “Welcome Home”.

Blair Hamaty, the CEO of Setting the Space was a fun, energetic, and entertaining speaker. He prides himself on being the “YES man” and says that saying YES is what got him to where he is today.  Blair’s advice is to accept any challenge presented by a customer, help them solve their problems and to never say “NO” to any price.  He also expressed the importance to diversification, thinking outside of the box, and finding other ways to improve your business and to make more money.

After a quick bite to eat we were back at it and learning from Sandra Holmes, the president of Home Staging Concepts and IAHSP Vendor Affiliates Director, about buying wholesale and partnering with local artists to bring unique pieces into your staged properties.  I took about 6 pages of notes in the short time Sandra was speaking and I could have listened to her the rest of the day.  Everything Sandra had to say was very relevant to me and our business.  I think after hearing about all of Sandra’s success we might finally bite the bullet and buy wholesale…couldn’t hurt to try! “Buy low, rent high, sell high!”

After this power-packed morning we had a few of the event sponsors talk about their products. SURYA was the main sponsor of the event and surprised us with a few great deals just for being at the conference. I just received my 830 page SURYA catalog in the mail last week, so I was excited to learn more about the company and how their wholesale program works.

The main event!! Jeff Lewis from Bravo TV’s “Flipping Out” was our last speaker of the day.  Everyone was excited to meet him and hear what he had to say.  HE WAS AMAZING! Exactly like what you see from him on the TV show.  He was hilarious and entertaining.  He started off with a little gossip about the women of Real Housewife’s and talked about his baby girl, Gage and of course Zoila.  He answered every design question we threw at him.  Yes, he still likes and uses gray!  He went off on a playful side-splitting rant about how much he despises millennials that had the whole room rolling on the floor.  After Jeff’s inspiring talk it was time to meet him!  Somehow, I got lucky and went out a side door to get in line, this is where I basically ran into Gage!  I immediately told him how much I loved him and how his and Jeff’s relationship is like Jon (my husband) and mine.  I am the type A, go-go-go personality type (like Jeff) and he is the calm, cool, and collected one (like Gage).  He got a kick out of that and took a selfie with me.  After waiting in line for what seemed like forever I finally got to meet Jeff.  I was beyond star struck and could barely talk besides telling him how much I love him.  He posed for several pictures with me and complimented my necklace which I was super excited about.  Time to head back to my hotel room and de-brief from this intense day.

After a quick wardrobe change I headed down to the hotel bar for drinks with friends.  Two glasses of wine later it was time for the dinner and awards banquet. After a typical “banquet” dinner the awards ceremony started.  I knew I had entered INhance IT! in for an award so I was on the edge of my seat with excitement the whole time.  With this being my first time having any involvement with the organization I thought there was no way we would win, but we DID!  INhance IT! won Home Staging Team of the Year!  I was beyond excited!  A huge Thank you to everyone at IAHSP for recognizing all of our hard work this past year. Almost 11pm and its time for bed!

Day two of the conference was just as jam packed with great information.  The first speaker on Sunday was Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist.  Let me just say, she is one of my most favorite presenters EVER! Even though I took her three-day course (EPS) I took pages and pages of notes and loved looking at her amazing transformation pictures.  Krisite is a class act and extremely comfortable on the stage.

Next up was Joanne Lenart-Weary, the president of The JLW Company. She taught a great two hour class on color. We explored our new SW paint decks and learned how to divide the deck into four parts to find the perfect color for your client.  JoAnne is extremely knowledgeable and had great advice on choosing paint colors for any room and being confident in ourselves to make the right decision.

Between Kristie and Joanne’s presentations we all received our “IAHSP- CB Color Basics Designation”.  I think that getting a designation while at a conference was the icing on the cake!  What a great value-add!

Kevin Htain, CEO of Identity Home Staging, lead an entertaining talk on design trends for 2017 and beyond.  He is not only a great speaker but also hilarious! I thought I knew it all when it came to design trends but I learned a ton from Kevin.  Flamingo wallpaper is IN! Enough said!!

Home Staging contracts and how to protect and represent your company is something all stagers, new and old, need to revisit from time to time.  David Peterson, Co-owner of Synergy Staging, gave a great presentation on the different kinds of contracts and what each should include.  One of my favorite pieces of advice from David was not contract related but something I am going to implement right away-pin towels together to prevent people from using them.  Genius!

Theresa Thomas, CEO of Stage Right! Home Staging, was the speaker I took the most away from.  When she made the statement “It’s always about price” it really hit home with me.  We have been struggling with pricing because of what our competition is offering, but once she said this it all clicked for me.  We just need to get in the door and upsell!  She also talked about charging what you are worth and how to understand your value.  I am going to take my notes from her session and really think about what Is holding me back and who we are!

I must say, I admire, Mary Scalli, owner of North Huston Blinds and Simple Elegance.  She commits to taking 10 weeks of vacation a year.  She had tons of great advice on how to run your business so that you can step away and still be efficient! Her ideas on how to use Pay Pal to its fullest extent might change how we do business.

Nick May, a business entrepreneur and marketing expert, had great advice on how to write effective blogs and where to draw inspiration for the blogs. I learned about backlinks and guest blogging in order to get traffic to our website. Facebook adds can drive business to our website as long as we are doing them correctly.

As the conference came to a close I had to jet out and catch my Uber to the airport. Sad that it was over, but energized to get back and implement the things I learned.  A huge Thank you to everyone that put this together and made it such a great learning opportunity for stagers from all over the world.  Looking forward to October 2018 and the conference at High Point!

Welcome our newest IAHSP 2017 Conference & EXPO Sponsor – Darby

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Inventory Management System

Regardless of the size or type of your inventory, managing your assets makes good business sense! And it does not have to be complicated or costly. Darby Inventory allows home stagers to manage their inventory, customer lists, and vendor information in one place. As stagers, you know the value of photos. Attach photos of all of your inventory so you know exactly what each piece looks like. Know what you paid for it and when you bought it for tracking and incomes tax purposes. You also get fast access to sales and purchasing information through a rich set of detailed reports.

We are looking forward to having them at our event!