RESA® is proud to bring together industry experts to answer your questions!
Whether it be about design, color, marketing, how to get your staging business going, and what steps to take to start a local RESA chapter, we are here to provide you with answers from our RESA® Experts!
Amy has been professionally staging homes since 2007. She has a Masters in Real Estate Staging through C.S.P. (Certified Staging Professional). She has been the voice of Real Estate Staging on the weekly radio show, Real Estate Radio Atlanta, 106.7 FM.
Her years of staging experience, training and dedication to the staging industry has led her to be a sought-after mentor and national leader in the Real Estate Staging Association, (RESA).
Amy is the RESA State President for GA as well as an elected official on the RESA National Board of Directors. Amy also holds a RESA-PRO designation, the highest in the industry.
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Audra has personally trained thousands of stagers all over the globe through her advanced home staging and design training at Home Staging Resource. She is an Amazon Best Seller, RESA Innovator of the Year Winner for 2013, 2015 and 2017 and passionate about helping stagers and designers grow their business!
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BY Design Home Staging in San Antonio, TX has received numerous awards over the years, including RESA 2017 Top Ten Staging Teams. Debbie is a frequent speaker at national staging conferences, and produces an annual interior design trends forecast.
A realtor herself, she has developed approved CE courses for realtors, and has co-hosted a weekly real estate radio show. The training that Debbie provides through Staging Studio is accredited by RESA and was a finalist for the RESA 2017 Innovative Product of the Year.
Debbie is passionate about raising the bar for the home staging industry and helping other stagers build profitable businesses.
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Gina is a proven visionary and strategic leader that translates business strategies into maximum profits with the best interest of the company, customers, employees, and the public. An expert in enhancing profitability; developing strategic business development; and growing each segment of operations for maximum productivity. Passionate about business development and fostering professional relationships. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
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Karen Eubank segued into staging in 1995 while running asuccessful photo styling business, working with major advertising companies, national magazines, and internationally recognized photographers.
Karen is the staging expert for the National Association of Realtors radio program Real Estate Today. She was instrumental in ensuring Texas was the first state to accept the RESA Staging to Sell class and is one of the accredited teachers in the state.
Karen graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in journalism. In addition to her photo styling and staging careers, she has continued to write for major corporations, magazines, and advertising agencies. She is a staff writer with the award-winning real estate blog, Candy’s Dirt, as the staging and luxury homes expert.
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Karen’s love for all things “home” started when she was young and would rearrange her parent’s furniture when she got bored. She later found her niche in marketing and earned her degree at Florida International University in Miami, FL. In 2006 she cultivated her passion for “all things home and marketing” and channeled that energy into her company Home Star Staging, in Plano, TX. In that same year Karen earned her Accredited Staging Professional designation and is currently a RESA-Pro stager. In 2009 Karen became the Charter President of the RESA-Dallas Chapter and then served for two consecutive years as the RESA-Texas State President, and has consistently served in RESA leadership roles for years.
Karen’s passion has always been helping people and that translates whether working with clients, colleagues or peers within the industry. In 2008 her love for teaching and her expertise in home staging culminated in a Workforce Development Course she created for North Texas home sellers offered through Collin College in Plano, TX. The course is designed to help anyone understand the value and importance of staging a home for selling in any market. Karen believes an educated consumer is her best client.
An avid social networker, blogger, writer and speaker, Karen is a nationally recognized expert in the staging industry and is passionately committed to educating others about the power and benefits of home staging. Karen’s commentary, writing and work has appeared in; The Dallas Morning News, FOX 4 Good Day Dallas!, HGTV’s “My First Sale” & “Renovation Gap”, North Dallas Gazette, Southern Cottage Magazine, “Do Your Own Home Staging” by Tina Parker, “Ready 2 Sell in 30 Days” by Karen Bernetti and Ann Anderson, “52 Alternatives to a Real Job” by Jason Alba along with blog spots, Ezines and online publications around the globe. Karen has also been a featured speaker at the annual RESA Conventions.
Karen envisions herself as part of a contingent of home stagers around the country who are leading the way to make home staging an industry standard for every residential real estate transaction.
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A veteran of the home staging industry, Kristie Barnett currently serves as a Regional Vice Presidentof the RESA. Kristie has trained and certified almost 100 home stagers from across the United States in her Expert Psychological Stager™ course and produces educational videos for both design professionals and decorating enthusiasts. Her Psychological Staging Paint Color Toolkit won the award for the RESA 2016 Innovative Product of the Year.
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Melissa is one of the best known stagers in the US. She is an annual featured speaker at the Real Estate Staging Industry’s Convention held in Las Vegas and currently holds the position of President for the Board of Directors in the trade organization. Having grown not one, but two large home staging companies, one in FL and one in SC, in the last decade, her no-nonsense marketing techniques can help transform any staging business into a top producing local brand. Her company, Rave Home Staging, a Jacksonville, FL based staging and training company, is currently on target to hit one million dollars in revenue in 2017.
Shauna Lynn Simon
Shell brings 20 years of outstanding sales, marketing and team building skills to the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). In 2003 Shell worked for a staging training company and has played a pivotal role in setting the industry standings in staging. Her commitment and support was crucial in growing the staging industry in the United States and Canada . Shell served as the manager of the corporate headquarters, Director of Marketing and Director of National Corporate Accounts.
Over the years it became obvious that stagers needed marketing support. In 2006 Shell developed the Staging Career Center. The Staging Career Center provides custom marketing support services to Stagers.
In 2007 Shell developed the Real Estate Staging Association™ (RESA) in order to support professional Real Estate Stagers by setting REAL measurable standards, and creating UNITY among stagers. RESA is focused and ready to take the industry to the next level.
RESA will allow stagers from the United States and Canada to form local chapters in order to establish peer to peer support and form standards in the staging industry. RESA also provides information and education regarding staging to home owners and real estate professionals.
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Growing up in an entrepreneurial family put Todd to work at a young age and instilled in him the strong work ethic he is known for. His innate sense of space and design carried him thru more than a decade of corporate employment. In 2003 that he accidentally started a home staging business in Portland, Oregon. From the early days using his own living and dining room furniture, to his current design “empire” that includes 2 locations, 2 dozen employees, and millions of décor inventory pieces.
Todd enjoys engaging with clients to discover just what exactly is going on and work with them to create a beautiful space. His vast field of knowledge spans the gamut and he enjoys sharing that knowledge and mentoring not only his own Design team, but also helping stagers around the country. An avid cat lover and classic car aficionado, Todd also enjoys the peace and quiet of the mountains and lakes of Oregon coast range.
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Tori Toth is an Amazon best-selling author who wrote Feel at Home: Home Staging Secrets for a
Quick and Easy Sell. The founder of The Stage 2 Sell Strategy the world’s first online home staging video course for home sellers. Toth opened her staging company, Stylish Stagers, Inc. in New York City back in 2009.
Her book, blog, how-to videos, newsletters, products and appearances now inspire hundreds of thousands of home owners and real estate experts worldwide.
Her passion to communicate through images has transpired throughout Toth’s life from her artistic ability to the media and now to your home.
Learn more about Tori here.