If you are a San Diego home stager, there is a new RESA chapter ready to serve you!
If you are a home stager you know that home staging is a relatively new industry that is going through major changes as the industry grows & more people understand the benefits of staging their home as they prepare to list it for sale.
As the industry grows home stagers have more access to programs & associations for continued training, professional support & one of own trade associations - the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).
Beginning in May 2016 San Diego now has its own San Diego Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association!
As a home stager in San Diego County, CA, I was fortunate to learn about the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) early in my career as a home stager. RESA is a member-governed trade association for home stagers. RESA is committed to advancing professionalism and excellence in real estate staging & has members in the U.S., Canada & throughout the world.
We know the benefits of home staging - but what are the benefits to a stager of belonging to a trade association?
New clients often ask me about what qualifications a home stager should have. Being a part of a trade association that is recognized throughout the industry is an important step that can keep you connected to what's going on in the industry, continuing education, professional tools, support & networking with your peers.
General statistics on the benefits of home staging show that a homeowner selling their home can expect to sell approximately 80% faster for an average of 10% or more when their home is staged. One of the most important things that makes staging work is the understanding in the public eye of those benefits & that quality staging is key to the best results. An organization like RESA helps educate the public about those benefits.
RESA helps promote ongoing education to real estate agents, homeowners & the general public as to the value of home staging.
What are the benefits to a home stager of belonging to a trade organization such as RESA?
As a trade organization RESA offers:
- access to continuing education for home stagers
- networking opportunities
- discounts to services for home stagers
- access to other resources such as legal, insurance, healthcare, business forms & more
- special rates on things such as car rentals, office supplies, online shopping, artwork, greenery
- discounts to popular online marketing companies & inventory management systems
- opportunities to participate in leadership positions within the organization
- an annual convention & the chance to meet home stagers from other areas
- access to the Staging Excellence Alliance program
The San Diego Chapter RESA meeting will have discussions on issues that are important to all stagers, events hosted by local vendors, opportunities to volunteer in community events & chances to meet other local stagers & network.
If you are a home stager in San Diego please come join us at our San Diego Chapter RESA meeting held the 4th Tuesday of the month. For more information contact: Judith Burzell at (760) 224-5025 for details.
What other steps can I take as a home stager in San Diego to improve my skills & raise the level of professionalism that my company has to offer?