The Portland RESA chapter has 51 registered members and we have also joined together with the local ASHSR chapter, which has 36 members hailing from Oregon as well as Southwest Washington. Our elected officers for 2009 include: President – Kathy Alexander; President-Elect – Peg Prather; Secretary – Margaret Oscilia; VP Membership – Maureen Bray. The RESA Oregon state President is Ruth Chancellor and the Regional VP is Mary DeBella. Our monthly meetings have great speakers with relevant topics and we attribute our chapter’s rapid growth to the camaraderie and support our members provide each other. [Read more…]
The South Eastern Michigan RESA chapter is proud to announce that it is sponsoring a charity staging event to be held the last week of April. They will be staging a vacant house in Oakland County, Michigan during the week and then hosting two Staged Home Open Houses on the weekend. One is by invitation only and one is open to the general public. A Stager Garage Sale will be held in conjunction with this event and donations will be taken at the door to raise money for a local charity. [Read more…]
MT. LAUREL, N.J. — Professional Organizers will infuse their successful careers with a bit of magic courtesy of the National Association of Professional Organizers’ (NAPO) 21st Annual Conference and Organizing Exposition, which will be held in Orlando, Florida April 29 to May 2. The home of Disney and all things enchanted, Orlando is the perfect place for organizers to make their career dreams come true!
“The Annual Conference is the premier event of its kind, offering something for everyone regardless of their experience,” said NAPO President Standolyn Robertson. “I look forward to the conference every year because it helps me connect with colleagues and gain new insight into all aspects of professional organizing.” [Read more…]
With the developments in the staging and real estate industry and the growing demand for continuing education in both of then, CSP™ decided to take a giant leap of faith and launch the CSP™ International Business Training Academy. We have three permanent classrooms with room for expansion; we will teach business, communication, marketing, staging, green build science, decorating and a myriad of other programs to real estate, organising, staging and business professionals.
Sixty percent of our individual environmental footprint is related to our houses and the way we live in and operate them. This is a huge statistic, bigger even than our transportation footprint, so something has to change. We decided to start with our own footprint; the unique part of the new location is that the facility is an actual living lab case study for the application of green products and services in support of the Green Build Science program being in taught at the facility. The task of fully utilising all the resources to help save the planet is daunting to most; we decided to do what we can with the budget and limited timeframe we had. We are thrilled to have greatly lowered our carbon footprint by powering the whole facility with bullfrog power, then we immediately realised a 33% reduction in power consumption by installing T8 light bulbs, installed low flow toilets and installed six floor surfaces made from natural or recycled materials. All the wall surfaces were covered with no VOC paint, windows dressed with shades which filter the harmful rays, block heat and cold; we recycled furniture and belongings from our other location and carefully choose the new to include recycled or recyclable furniture. Over the balance of the year we will continue to improve our efficiencies. [Read more…]
The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) has now made it easier than ever before for it’s members to accept credit cards by forming an alliance with Processing Planet. A company that specializes in developing payment solutions for small to medium sized businesses and has over 10 years of experience in the processing industry.
Here a just a few of the benefits this alliance offers:
Reduced Collection Time on Receivables – A benefit of accepting credit cards is that not only do you offer your client’s freedom of payment choice, but you also will receive your money within 48 hours in most cases. This means you will have access to your funds faster and you can put them to work for you. Also, electronic payments cut down on the time you or other staff members spend on invoicing and collecting payments. [Read more…]
A nationally recognizable voice-over actress for The Cartoon Network, Sirius Satellite Radio and ABC Radio, this former Manhattan Realtor, Juliet Johnson, has been a professional home stager in NJ for the last 6 years. While her niche has long been suburban homes in the $1 – 3 million price range, the principles she deploys are similarly effective in every market.
Since moving to the New York Metro area during college and after a stint selling Manhattan’s residential real estate, Juliet went on to do live marketing, organizing corporate events, trade shows, in-store promotions and street fairs for 12 years. Growing up as a third generation Real Estate Agent/Investor, Juliet has trained with several of the industry’s luminaries, synthesizing and constantly refining those techniques to best illustrate the value of the property. She now brings decades of trade information and knowledge to the Staging & Redesign Industry through her new instructor affiliation with First Impressions Home Staging & Interior Redesign.
Classes Offered: 5-day SAR Certification Course, Web 2.0 for Real Estate Professionals and Staging and Home Marketing Techniques for Realtors.
The Certified Staging Professionals have partnered with Live Green Live Smart Institute to bring a fabulous new green build science program to stagers, designers, professional organizers, home inspectors and real estate professionals across North America.
Fabulous Green Factoids from the LGLS Certified Professional course:
We’ve all had to face the fallout in the real estate market; things were difficult heading into the new year, but the stock market decline and the mortgage crisis have made things even more challenging. It’s easy to lose focus, question our career choices, or wonder if it’s worth the time and energy we’re putting into it.
But Feng Shui teaches us that we must correctly channel the energy in our environment if we want to see the benefits of our efforts. So don’t forget to pay attention to your personal environment while you are helping others with theirs. Too much clutter in your work area will limit your ability to focus, so make sure you keep your workspace open and organized. Push out the stagnant chi! You want positive energy moving to support you in your efforts. [Read more…]
What is suitable for being dressed for success has changed throughout the years. In the 80’s it was all about strong shoulder pads and a red power suit which represented passion and strength. A navy blue suit paired with a white shirt conveyed the message of credibility and authority in the 90’s. Over the last decade a new business dress code and image has emerged, known as personal branding. This simply means taking individual ownership of ones first impression. If this is true why as a culture are we so quick to buy into today’s celebrity obsession of branded labels which expresses nothing unique or personal about you. Perhaps there are imposters living in your closet waiting to be given back to their rightful owners. This emerging trend may have you shackled up dressing in a mere cover choking the ownership rights out of your wardrobe. If there is an imposter living in your closet you can quickly arrest it by finding a quite place and completing this simple exercise down below. [Read more…]
At the Academy of Home Staging, we help people transform their creative passions into a lucrative career.
The Academy of Home Staging is looking to establish mutually beneficial relationships with fellow colleagues. When you come into contact with people looking to start a creative, fun and fulfilling design business, referring them to The Academy of Home Staging can earn you $200.00 per referral! [Read more…]