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!

The SCOTT BROTHERS – Stars of HGTV’s Hit Show – The Property Brothers – LIVE! Join us March 16th at 1 PM PST!

Join us Friday, March 16th at 1 PM PST – on Dezign Talk LIVE!

Jonathan and Drew are the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS for the 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO – Oct 19th! www.iahspconexpo.com

Join us LIVE to talk about what they are up to now and what we will hear in October! Go to https://www.facebook.com/joseph.haecker to watch LIVE!!

What’s Your Story – Featuring Edi Keech!

Name: Edi Keech

Company:  Staging Puget Sound

From:  Auburn, WA (near Seattle)

Here is Edi’s Story – ENJOY!!

I am uniquely both a graduate architect and an award-winning home stager, with over 40 years’ design experience, located in the Seattle area.

I trained at Syracuse University and the Architectural Association in London.  My design portfolio includes commercial properties in Philadelphia, offices in California, and innumerable private homes throughout the United States. 

I am certified in Mathematics Education, and taught for many years at the Performing Arts School of the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Leaving the world of private education, I moved on to the Hopewell Valley School District (Princeton, NJ) where I developed the middle school computer science program and curriculum.

I honed my administrative talents in both New Jersey and California as Chief Operating Officer of a world-class medical practice. With my oversight, the company grew to be a multi-million-dollar enterprise.

Relocating to the Greater Seattle area (in 2009) allowed me to return to my first love: design. I used all my prior career experience to develop a full-service home staging company, Staging Puget Sound. I am a Lifetime Accredited Staging Professional Master, and a Premier Member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP). In 2017, I was honored with Best Vacant Staging and Top Stager awards by IAHSP at the annual International Conference.

My greatest trial has been developing contacts and becoming a viable, productive business. Stubborn perseverance got me through those days.  I love working with people. Each project brings a new set of challenges and demands.  Stick with it! If your heart yearns to help others, if you enjoy design and if you are not afraid of hard work, then Home Staging may also be for you!

THANK YOU Edi for sharing!  We love learning about the backgrounds of our members and how they have grown and succeeded in Staging!

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!!

 

Virginia Youngblood pic 2  Do Stage logo

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.