Guest bloggers from The Staging Studio shared their blog about how to hire the best home stagers, find out the questions they insist you ask when interviewing a home stager to work with!
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RESA is so excited to launch our new education website! We are growing our library of webinars, presentations and other educational content to better serve our membership.
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RESA® is dedicated to advancing professionalism in the home staging industry, which is why we are so excited about our members only Professional Development Series! We will be co-hosting webinars, teleconferences and podcasts with leaders in the industry on topics to help you take your business to the next level!
– Nicole Schenk, Ontario
This is a question that I am sure a dozen veteran stagers, would give you a dozen different answers to. It all depends on how established your business is and how full your schedule is. When you are starting out, you may need to give a lot of grace. If it is a realtor who pays for the consultations and sends you a ton of business, again, you are going to understand that it does occasionally happen.On the other hand, if it is a repeat offender, definitely charge them. Also, if you are so busy that you are tightly scheduled and taking on that appointment meant giving up another one, then yes. Generally, we reschedule at no charge, but if we actually go to the appointment and they don’t show, we do. Keep the big picture in mind. Is it going to help set healthy boundaries, or is it going to put a bad taste in the mouth of a potential client? Honestly as your business grows, some days you will be so busy with vacant staging, that you are going to be thrilled when an occupied consultation cancels.
I have watched the RESA chapter orientation webinar already, and I want to start a new chapter close to where I reside, but I am wondering about the work involved?
– Lori Tinella
Great question and thank you for asking. We’ve streamlined the process of starting a chapter into three simple steps.
The first step is watching the recorded webinar and agreeing to facilitate a local chapter kickoff meeting. We provide you with all the tools you need to make the gathering a success. We will send you a Chapter Kickoff Kit to review, you choose a date and location and we promote the meeting for you. The purpose of this networking event is to gauge interest and share the benefits of collaborating as a chapter to improve the staging industry locally by focusing on professional development.
The second step is to form a board. After the kickoff meeting, we encourage members and attendees to get involved, get into leadership and apply for a board position. Candidates are reviewed and if necessary members vote. Three positions are required to form a board per the bylaws; President, President Elect and Secretary. The other board positions available are VP of Membership and Treasurer, though these are not required positions, they are certainly good to have!
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.