Shell and Alexis were at the Las Vegas World Market this week, working hard to bring in wholesale exhibitors as resources for our members. Shell had several meetings scheduled, in hopes to bring on a greenery/floral resource as well as new furniture providers.
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- Social Media For Newbies: What you need to know
- Branding Strategies for Newbies
- Real life conflicts common to home stagers and how to resolve them
- The Benefits of adding Professional Organizing to your Business Model
- How to Organize the Administrative Side of Your Business
- Photo Styling: How to Take Better Photos of your staging projects
- Day-To-Day Staging Tips and Tricks
- Marketing Strategies, Tactics, and Campaigns to help grow your business
- The Pros and Cons of adding staff and best practices for success as your business grows
- Developing an Exit Strategy: How to set up your staging business for a potential sale
- Warehouse Management & The Pros and Cons of Having Your Own Inventory
- Pricing strategies for your market: How to ensure your business remains profitable and competitive at the same time
- Color concepts and use of trendy design colors in staging
- Any other “Advanced Level” topic
- What topic do you think would benefit you and other home stagers attending our conference?
- Newbie Stagers
- Mid-Level Stagers
- Advanced Level Stagers
- Niche Stagers
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- The topic title, a paragraph describing your class, and at least 3 Learning Objectives
- Please indicate if your class is most appropriate for a Newbie, Mid-Level stager, Advanced stager, or Niche Stager (select more than one level if applicable)
- Two or three sentences describing why you are qualified to be considered an Expert on this topic
- A speaker bio-this will be used on our website to promote your class if your class is chosen
- A speaker demo is required if you’ve never presented at a RESA convention. NOTE: A speaker demo is a video and should be long enough for the committee to get a sense of your speaking style. If your video exists on the Internet, please include a link.
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Why Join A Chapter? What’s In It For Me???
- Monthly business resource meetings with speakers at local chapters
- By participating in leadership or on a committee, it allows you to network within your community
- Recognition and exposure in your community
- Detailed RESA Profile in our member directory
- Use of RESA logos in your marketing efforts
- Co-operative marketing opportunities
- Networking with Realtors, Lenders, Title and other business related companies
- Networking with other professional stagers
- Members only social networking group
As a home stager, decorator, or interior designer High Point Market is a must do, at least once a year! Not only is it a great place to make connections with that wholesaler you have had your eye on, but it’s a great place to leave feeling inspired and ready to take your business to a whole new level!
Shell Brodnax and Gina Vierra from RESA Headquarters took a trip out East to North Carolina to attend the, largest furnishings industry trade show in the world at High Point Market. They were able to meet with wholesale vendors, that we are hoping to bring to RESA and educate them on the staging industry and how to work with stagers.
Helpful tips from RESA HQ on attending High Point Market:
- Make appointments for your must see showrooms
- Take pictures (making sure to ask first) of items you may want to buy, and at the end of your day email them to yourself with the vendors name so you don’t forget where you took a photo of that one throw pillow you have to have!
- Leading up to market make notes of resources you see on social media, in home magazines ect. and be sure to plan to map them out before arriving to market.
- Wear comfortable shoes, your feet will thank you.
- Make sure to allow some wandering time to explore new vendors, this is the magic of market!
- If you are coming with your team, split up – this way you can cover more ground!
- Take breaks!
- Take advantage of the educational and professional development events that take place daily.