Congratulations to RESA RVP, Karen Eubank owner of Eubank Staging & Design for being featured on KLIF AM – Real Estate Talk with Willie Lambright on 2/20/2016. Mike Bowman of Century 21 is the sponsor that asked Karen to be apart of this great show. It is a great interview so be sure to listen by clicking here!
Karen is not only a RESA RVP and a RESA Approved MCE Instructor but she recently won the State President of the Year and the RESA Instructor of the Year at the 2016 RESA Home Staging Industry Awards during RESACON2016. Karen continues to bring the staging industry to the forefront and we are thankful and proud of all of her accomplishments. “Keep up the greatness!!”
RESAMass has been very busy recently!… In January, we were named ‘Chapter of the Year‘ at RESACON, Las Vegas! We are proud to be the recipients of this prestigious award and look forward to all that this new year promises to bring!
February had us gathering at our monthly meeting where, in conjunction with their 150th Anniversary, we were joined by guest speaker, Heather Bourgeois of Sherwin Williams as they revealed 194 new colors, a whole new fan deck, a new tool system and exciting products for 2016. RESA Members get an exclusive 25% discount at Sherwin Williams stores. *Members must be logged in to the RESA website to access this exclusive discount savings card.
March has us hosting Agents On Stage! our 5th annual realtor panel for an opportunity to network with several local real estate industry professionals and to discuss how staging their listings will give them an advantage.
Update provided by: Barb Nazarro
Betsy Wilbur owner of Artisan Staged Home & Room Design, and a long time RESA Member located in Glendale, California, was recently showcased in the Los Angeles Times with her making the list of RESA’s “2016 Top Ten Redesigners of the Year“. All of the official winners were announced during the 2016 RESA Home Staging Industry Awards, held on day two of RESACON in Las Vegas, Nevada this past January 2016. In the article she tells the reporter that her background in theater arts is similar to her home staging. RESA would like to congratulate Betsy once again for making RESA’s 2016 Top Ten Resigner of the Year. To read the full article written by Arin Mikailian, click here!
Not only will you find Betsy Wilbur making news in the LA Times, she was also featured in Forbes.com. Written by Vanessa McGrady, the article is titled “7 Pro Tips To Help Your Home Sell Faster, For More Money“. Here are two of seven tips she provides to readers:
- Keep décor neutral: Neutral does not mean boring, but it does mean staying away from shocking colors, and even avoiding all-white and all-beige walls. “I’ve staged some fantastic rooms with deep purple or black walls – it’s all about knowing how to make it work.”
- Remove personal items: All personal pictures, family plaques, framed certificates, etc., should be packed. “I also suggest packing up anything smaller than a cantaloupe. We want the buyer to envision themselves living there right away, and a house full of someone else’s pictures doesn’t do that.”
To read the full article and get the other great tips, click here!
We are happy to report to you that the RESA Houston Local Chapter had it’s kick off meeting on 12/15/2015 sponsored by: CORT Furniture Rental with a great attendance. Shell Brodnax, CEO of RESA video conferenced in to the meeting to welcome them all give great advice and ideas to get their chapter up and running. Currently, the RESA Houston Chapter is working on finalizing their chapter board and will be official soon. Stay tuned for more great updates! Also, to learn more about future meeting, please contact Lakeitha Smith: email@example.com
Photo provided by: Lakeitha Smith
RESA Houston Local Chapter Kickoff Meeting w/ Special Guest: Shell Brodnax via Skype.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Place: CORT Furniture
5757 Richmond Drive
Houston, TX 77057
Please RSVP no later than Sunday, December 13th by 5:00pm.
Contact LaKeitha Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling(832) 969-5719 to RSVP.
*Water and coffee will be provided.
For more information, CLICK HERE!
To listen to Stager Talk with Shell Brodnax and see a list of speakers, please click here.
Stager Talk is brought to you by: www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com
RESA State President of Texas, Karen Eubank who is also a RESA-PRO, Dallas Chapter member and Owner of Eubank Staging, shares her extrodinary work and the power of staging! Recently, Karen was featured in Candysdirt.com and it’s a must see! If you’ve ever doubted the power of home staging to get a property ready for sale, this post will change your mind.
The home at 7128 Helsem Bend is 3,768 square feet in the Hillcrest Forest neighborhood and was absolutely brimming with art, collections, furniture, and accessories. When the owner decided to sell, his Realtor called Karen Eubank.
“The challenge was, this house was filled with gorgeous items and when I walked through it, I was paying attention to those things,” Eubank said. “When a buyer is looking at an object and not the house, that’s a problem—we needed to edit the things that were a distraction so buyers would be looking at the view, the woodwork, the things they are going to buy.”
“Even with everything edited, I still had a great amount of beautiful things to work with,” she said. “I rehung artwork and rearranged things, painted rooms, and did some repair on faux finishes.”
CLICK HERE to see the full article and before and after pics.
Article from www.candysdirt.com
Photo by Karen Eubank
Several members of the RESA Dallas Local Chapter recently completed a service project at the Center For Transforming Lives, a women’s center in Fort Worth, TX. The RESA Dallas Chapter Secretary and Owner of Vitamin G Designs Gemma Hobbs, coordinated this amazing event that include a great team including: RESA Dallas Chapter President, Karen Otto of Home Star Staging, Dallas Chapter President Elect Amy Fedosky of New Again By Amy to name a few and Lance Selgo of Unique Exposure Photography who took the amazing after photos.
The Dallas Team of stagers refurbished and staged several rooms including, a TV lounge area, the general waiting area and one of the counseling offices where the onsite counselors meet with women who come to the center for a variety of needs. The Center for Transforming Lives were deeply grateful for all the hard work, new furnishings, artwork and accessories they received. The Dallas Team (pictured below) were extremely happy to share their talent, time and energy making this positive change for the women’s center.
Information provided by: Gemma Hobbs
After photos by: Lance Selgo
“We are so excited to have just had our kick-off meeting for the Nashville Chapter of RESA! We had 10 stagers in attendance, including Kristie Barnett, RESA Regional VP. We are eager to get our board in place with several expressing interest in chapter leadership, and look forward to going strong in 2016! We will be having our next meeting in February 2016 so keep an eye out for those details!”
Submitted by: Elizabeth Scruggs