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!

International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) launching NEW Regional Chapters nationwide and in Europe!

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NEW IAHSP CHAPTERS LAUNCHING all over the US!  IAHSP was the first professional association to offer local chapters for its members and is proud to pioneer this concept where Home Staging industry professionals can gather together for ongoing education and support.  The importance of having these resources is met with our IAHSP Regional Chapters and members.  Members openly share about market trends, tips on what is working for Staging, and business building information.

We are excited to be launching IAHSP Regional Chapters in the following regions:

  • Columbus, OH
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Orlando, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Sarasota/Tampa, FL
  • Seattle, WA
  • Europe

If you are in one of these areas and would like to join the Regional IAHSP Chapter for ongoing support, professional networking, monthly events, ongoing education, and access to national and regional discounts, please let us know!

If you do not have a chapter in your area, you can join any of our existing chapters that accept REMOTE MEMBERS.  You can conference in to chapter meetings and participate from your home.  No member needs to be without valuable camaraderie and support as they grow their business!

Want to start a chapter where you live?  Please let us know and we will help you!

Email Kathy@iahsp.com or Kevin@iahsp.com – Our dedicated IAHSP Membership Directors.

IAHSP is dedicated to to advancing the education of the professional Home Stager and Realtor® as they prepare homes for sale. IAHSP® members strive to serve the public to the best of their ability built upon the principles, practices, and education of approved Home Staging courses and designations.

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