The RESA Chicago Local Chapter is excited for their next meeting as it is going to be a field trip to Nona Jo’s, where they will honor a 20% discount for RESA Members. RSVP is required! CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP.
The RESA Chicago Chapter recently had a meeting Sponsored by CORT Furniture and had guest speaker, Certified OTB Marketing Coach, Angela Brooks from Canada, to educate the group on how to market their businesses. HOUZZ came in to train the attendees on how to use HOUZZ. During this interactive, hands-on presentation, HOUZZ experts worked with each person side-by-side to help them create a compelling, complete professional profile on HOUZZ that will attract new clients and promote their brand. HOUZZ also taught the attendees how to use Ideabooks to effectively communicate with your clients to shorten and improve the design process. It was a great success!
Info provided by: Julea Joseph, RESA Chicago Chapter President
RESA Stager Angela Gill of Practical Staging Solutions relayed a story about her invitation by CSP (Certified Staging Professionals) to attend days 2 and 3 of their training course as an Alumni member. During the course, the house that was to be available to the students for their practical staging day was no longer available, but a much larger, partly furnished house was offered—with no accessories. So Angela sprung into action—going ‘beyond the call of duty’. She quickly hit the local stores and soon added ‘new stuff’ to her current inventory. By 11:00 pm that night she had packed her car up to the roof with accessories and items and truly saved the day for the students. Fantastic Angela! In her own words—here’s her story:
Nancy McPherson of Elegant Strategies and Charles Sarazin: These two RESA® Members conducted a Realtor Presentation to Coldwell-Banker/Sarazin Realty on October 7, 2015. In addition, the Brokerage handed out copies of the RESA® Ottawa Chapter Member List to all agents present AND posted it electronically for their on-line resource material so agents who were not available to attend the presentation would still have access to all Members names! Kudos to Nancy and Charles for their co-opetition undertaking!
Are you considering RESA’s leadership? We will cover the basics of running a chapter, the benefits, meeting topics, events and roles. If you are on the fence about leadership, join us and learn what it’s all about and discover why this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
New RESA Local Chapter Informational Webinars
Houston, Texas Metro Area
Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (CT)
Connecticut, New Hampshire & Massachusetts
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)
Ten members from the RESA Portland Local Chapter traveled to Seattle, WA on October 28 to connect with their staging colleagues in the Pacific Northwest. Coordinated by the RESA Portland Chapter President and Region 9 Vice President David Peterson, the groups had a fantastic time meeting, networking, discussing, and socializing.
The Portland group traveled by train and three stagers from the RESA Vancouver Island Chapter in British Colombia traveled by car to the event. Upon arrival in Seattle the group drove up to Kirkland and had a fun lunch at Cafe Veloce.
Many of us had heard about the Staging and Design Network showroom and rental program, and the founder who is RESA’s Washington State President, Tricia Tomlinson had visited the Portland Chapter one year ago, but none of us had ever seen it. We were all impressed with the quality of the furnishings in the showroom and loved learning more about the Network and the different services they offer.
Next up was the RESA Seattle Local Chapter meeting led by Seattle Chapter President, Jon Rosichelli which was hosted at LightArt, an incredible space just doors down from the warehouse. With over 30 in attendance we were able to have a very informative and productive meeting which was primarily a discussion about various relevant industry topics. We also discussed the upcoming RESA Convention as well as simple steps to track stats for properties that can be used by RESA National.
Finally we ended the event with a happy hour next to our hotel in downtown Seattle. We’ll plan to continue the connection by hosting the Seattle Chapter in Portland in Spring 2016.
Overall it was a wonderful event and we highly encourage other Chapters around the country who are within proximity to Meet Up and connect with your fellow Stagers.
Information and photos by: David Peterson
Hosted by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, “Realty Round Up” is the largest real estate-oriented trade-show in Central Texas. Realty Round Up is open to anyone interested in real estate issues and the industry in general. The event attracts more than 175 exhibiting companies, a dozen speakers, and 2,000 attendees for a fast-paced day of professional development and networking
This year’s event, themed “red carpet,” was an exciting day that brought together the stars of the Austin-area real estate community. Attending their third year, (2014 and 2015 consecutive years), the RESA Central Texas Chapter was excited to be one of those star exhibitors. Thinking outside the box, the board members staged the RESA booth with glamorous bedroom furniture on loan from one of our affiliates. It drew a lot of attention which gave us a great opportunity to not only talk about staging, but showcase it as well! This event took place on October 14, 2015 and helped us all gain the knowledge, insights, and professional connections needed to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
The RESA Central Texas Chapter is proud to have ranked 2nd Place in the “Best Booth Presentation” contest.
Here are some photos of their booth:
Information and photos provided by the RESA Central Texas Chapter.
Nashville RESA Chapter Kickoff Meeting
Date: Monday, November 23, 2015
Place: Amanda Carlson’s home:
1105 S Graycroft Ave
Madison, TN 37115
Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 20!
Contact Molly Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 554-1569 with questions or to request an invitation. We will serve light refreshments.
RESA is working to bring NEW LOCAL CHAPTERS to your area! Keep yours eyes open for future announcements as the new local chapters launch in your area. To review active RESA Local Chapters, please visit our Chapter Finder! Interested in starting a Local Chapter in your area, email Gina@RESA-HQ.org.
In the spirit of actively promoting and educating the general public as to the value of home staging, RESA Ottawa was proud to show off our their chapter banners and participate in our first Home Reno Expo and Small Business Trade Show at Ottawa’s Nepean Sportsplex in June 2015. They are truly a great group of home staging professionals and are actively looking at taking part in shows that will provide a higher level of visibility of home staging and the benefits to the general public and area in the future.