Best of Home Staging WINNERS Announced!

The 2019 BEST OF HOME STAGING RECIPIENTS have been ANNOUNCED and winners have been sent their 2019 Best of Home Staging logos to share on their sites, social media and marketing literature.

The Best of Home Staging is an annual recognition of Home Staging Industry Professionals in three categories:

  • Staging Excellence
  • Client Care Excellence
  • Industry Leadership

In each category, industry pros were nominated by colleagues, notified of that nomination, and sent logos indicating their potential recognition. Final award recipients were notified this week and we are excited to share the number of recipients from this is year double the number from last year and include recipients from 12 different countries.

The BEST of HOME STAGING Awards are issued by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, (IAHSP®) the largest and longest-running Home Staging Industry Association. There were no limitations on who was nominated and recipients are without bias. The awards are not limited to one association, country, or training organization are were open to anyone in the industry who was deserving.

For more information on IAHSP®, please go to

Industry colleagues nominating their fellow professional Home Stagers is really wonderful and what was shared about each nominee has been so great to see. It tells me that our work is being noticed, and our industry colleagues are appreciative of each other. In a world where there is a lot of negativity and lack of support for people who “compete” with each other, this is refreshing and part of what we hoped would happen with these industry recognition awards.

Jennie Norris, IAHSP® Chairwoman

AssoStaging Launches in Italy!

Founding Members of AssoStaging

AssoStaging is now the only Italian Association of the sector affiliated to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, both at IAHSP® Europe and IAHSP® International levels. This is an important recognition for AssoStaging that bases its work on collaboration, ethics and professional ethics, permanent training, synergies between operators, with the shared goal of a real recognition of the profession and an appropriate placement both on the market and at the institutional level. Joining IAHSP® is certainly a benefit for growth and enlargement of horizons.

It is the first and today, the only, Italian National Home Staging Association that adheres to a Confederal system such as Unione Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia” through Unione Confcommercio Milano Milano Lodi Monza & Brianza.

𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐈𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and IAHSP Europe – International Association of Home Staging Professionals
We are proud to be able to affiliate the newly born Italian Association in order for us to build a future of successes and sharing together! 

– Francesca Greco, Founding Member, AssoStaging

First International Home Staging Course offered by IAHSP®-EU, HSA and Stagedhomes®

In London, England – June 10-11 the first Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Home Staging Course will take place. This course is Sponsored by IAHSP-EU, Hosted by HSA-UK and taught by Certified ASP® Course Trainers with®, Sanja Radovanovic and Verena Mumford.

We are working closely with HSA-UK headed by Paloma Harrington to provide two very full days of instruction, information and motivation to anyone looking to start a Home Staging business in the UK, or add to their existing business success and foundation. ASP Home Stager graduates around the globe rank in the top 1% of Home Staging business owners based on volume and/or revenue.

Staging is global, and we are pleased to be able to bring our award-winning course to future Home Stagers in the UK and Ireland. Other locations will be launching soon and we are excited about expanding the number of ASP® Home Stagers in Europe.

Jennie Norris – President & CEO, and IAHSP Chairwoman

For more information or to register, click on this link.

HSA-UK Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary


Celebrating our accomplishments and the expansion to Ireland – IAHSP Celebrates with HSA-UK and is pleased to have them as an Affiliate Association with IAHSP and IAHSP-EU.

From its conception to the plentiful milestones it has achieved over the past year, the Home Staging Association UK’s influence on the local industry is far from showing any signs of slowing down, especially when it’s now attracting growing interest from home staging industries in neighbouring countries as well. With a goal to support as many incredible talents as possible, build even more extensive networking opportunities for them and ultimately work towards strengthening the home staging industry, meeting the booming demand beyond national borders just seems like a natural next step. Thus, in celebration of its first anniversary, the Association is delighted to expand into Ireland and announce the launch of its new website.

Paloma Harrington-Griffin, director of Home Staging Association UK, envisaged the idea of a platform to unite ambitious home staging professionals whilst travelling back on the bus from an install job in South Kensington. “I was confounded by the lack of support for the emerging Home Staging scene in the UK, I wanted a way to turn my competitors into my colleagues and really build a community,” she explains. Fast forward a year, several sleepless nights, and innumerable working weekends later, and the HSA is still as busy as ever promoting the industry, building its membership, and generally beautifying properties up and down the country.

“On the surface, it can often look like home staging is a one-person job but the truth is, it’s a collective process with so many different elements and components. That’s why this project has worked so well, everyone brings their own strengths,” describes Paloma, and the culture at HSA certainly reflects this. There is an innate collaboration to staging a home. It’s a partnership of practical and artistic strengths, and the HSA has developed in the same way. By bringing together a huge cross-section of the industry, including interior designers, architects, and real estate agents, the association continues to work towards better-connected professionals and increased industry visibility.

A huge part of the HSA mission has been to make industry knowledge more accessible. “There’s been a real focus on forums, workshops, and webinars, and the Home Staging Report was a particular highlight. I knew right at the beginning of trying to get the company off the ground that I wanted to place a huge emphasis on education, so when we see the resources we’ve worked on being featured in articles and publications – and we get that positive feedback – it’s so reaffirming for us,” adds Paloma. Following this success, plans are already in motion for the 2019 Home Staging report, as well as an upcoming hands-on home staging workshop day in May and an exclusive live webinar with president of IAHSP® Europe, Sanja Radovanovic, discussing how to increase business profitability.

The new website sees a more refined and intuitive platform to help members reach a wider audience, as well as an ever-growing wealth of e-resources and guides to help members and non-members alike grow their business. Paloma adds, “There is so much creative energy at HSA right now. We have an expanding team of creatives and PR gurus and an ever-emerging social media presence so we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

About the Home Staging Association UK & Ireland

The Home Staging Association UK & Ireland connects professionals, suppliers and partners, to promote and empower the home staging industry. Founded from a bright idea on the bus home for an install job by Paloma Harrington-Griffin in 2018, the HSAUK has grown from a handful of professionals to an extensive network pioneering greater growth, knowledge, and innovation in the industry. Located in London, the Home Staging Association UK & Ireland provides training, information and support to home staging professionals and is proud to be the only official IAHSP® affiliated association in the United Kingdom.

For more information visit

HSA is an officially recognized Affiliate Association with IAHSP International and IAHSP-EU.

IAHSP® and Sherwin Williams Partnership Brings Best Industry Discount

Since 2005, IAHSP® Members have been able to take advantage of special promotional incentives provide to our members that give scaled discounts on paint and supplies.

Your IAHSP® International Leadership Team has negotiated an even BETTER arrangement with Sherwin Williams – representing the BEST in the industry!

Our members will receive a FLAT 30% off on ALL products AND up to 57% off as a scaled discount depending on which line of paint is purchased. Look in our Member Portal – Vendor Area for your special COUPON with code you can download and use, share, and provide to your clients, family and friends who need to paint their homes.

This is just one more benefit to being part of IAHSP® – the World’s Largest and Longest Running Home Staging Association.

At IAHSP® – we are not just an Association, We are a Family. IAHSP® – Your Home in the Home Staging Industry

Jennie Norris – IAHSP International Chairwoman

IAHSP® Canada President Announced

Catherine Lewis-Brown

The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) is pleased to announce Catherine Lewis-Brown has joined the association as President of IAHSP® Canada. 

We look forward to Catherine’s collaboration with IAHSP® International. With her leadership skills and connection with many industry professionals, Catherine is a valued asset to our Association and the Home Staging industry as a whole.

Jennie Norris, IAHSP® Chairwoman

Catherine is the Founder of The Successful Stager staging training. She is proud to have coached, trained and mentored successful staging business owners around the world. She creates industry-leading programs, support and tools that inspire, motivate and empower stagers from her home in Toronto.

Catherine left a thriving career as a Communications Specialist in the health non-profit sector to do what she loves! She has never looked back, and if she can help other entrepreneurs to live their dreams, doing what they love, then she’s ALL IN! She is fiercely committed to keeping the standard of staging education high and championing the value of professional training and ongoing learning. She is regularly invited to speak as an industry expert about the integrity and importance that staging
brings to the real estate industry.

She is honored to be recognized by her staging peers as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging’ and ‘Best of Home Staging Industry Leadership.’ Catherine is a Certified Successful Stager (TCSS), Vacant Staging Expert (VSE), a Certified Master Trainer, Coach and Mentor to stagers across Canada and around the world. She previously taught the Certified Staging Professional program before creating the The Successful Stager curriculum.

For more information on joining IAHSP Canada – please go to or email IAHSP is open to all Home Staging industry professionals who have earned one of the credentials or designations listed on the site. If you do not see your credentials listed, please email for consideration for inclusion in IAHSP.

Who’s Joining us in Nashville for the Top Home Staging Industry Conference for 2019?

2019 Conf Promo - Nashville

Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to have some fun in Music City as you learn how to ROCK Your Business with Resources, Opportunities, Connections and Knowledge!
IAHSP – The International Association of Home Staging Professionals – hosts the top Home Staging Industry Event each year – and our educational conferences get better and better!  We anticipate selling out – and we do have months to go, but don’t wait to get your ticket!  Prices go UP as we get closer to the event.
Right now when you purchase your ticket, not only do you get the LOWEST price available, but you also will be a VIP!  This means you get:
  • Expedited registration at the event
  • Preferred Seating in the FRONT sections of the conference venue
  • FIRST in line for our Celebrity Meet and Greet Session!
Go to to purchase your ticket!
Investor Staging Consultant Designation

Our Event Has it All!

  • Expert Speakers on Business, Marketing, Success and Motivation
  • Breakout Session on various key topics for both newer Stagers and seasoned Pros
  • NEW CREDENTIALS for YOU!  Earn your IAHSP – ISC Investor Staging Consultant Designation and learn how to work with the Investor Market as a key niche service

Your Ticket includes:

  • Thursday Night EXPO – Music, Food, Dancing, Photo Booth, Karaoke, AND some SPECIAL Surprises!  You don’t want to miss this!
  • PLUS – Vendor Sponsor Companies coming to meet YOU and share their services and products – with SPECIAL incentives for IAHSP Members.  We expect 45+ Companies to join us!
  • Friday Sessions including Lunch, Celebrity Keynote, and Awards Dinner
  • Saturday Sessions including your IAHSP-ISC Designation, Lunch and After Party!

2019 IAHSP® Conference Tickets ON SALE FRIDAY! Get special savings for Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday!

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Do you want to learn key information to advance your expertise in the Home Staging industry? 

Do you want to earn the latest Home Staging industry Designation – and add credentials to your education? 

Do you want to meet colleagues from around the globe? 

Do you want to be inspired, motivated and challenged to move your business forward? 

Do you want to meet industry celebrities?

Do you want to network with and purchase from key industry vendor companies offering special purchase incentives just for YOU?

If you answered, “YES,” to any of these questions, then you need to be in Nashville Oct 3-5 for the 2019 IAHSP® Conference & EXPO!  


We are going to ROCK Your Business in Music City!

Resources – Opportunities – Connections – Knowledge

Go to to register and lock in your VIP Early Bird Spot that gives you priority registration, priority seating, and first access to our Celebrity Meet & Greet Session!

Tickets are on sale now for all who want to attend!  If you are not yet an IAHSP Member, you can join by purchasing your ticket – that includes a full-year of membership in IAHSP, the world’s largest and longest-running Home Staging Industry Association.  You can learn more about IAHSP at

THIS WEEKEND ONLY – Use code BSC and receive savings off the regular ticket price!

Read below for some of the emails we have received about our 2018 IAHSP Conference!  Our goal is always to provide a professional, high-level educational event, while also sharing the warmth and inclusion that is at the heart of our IAHSP Association!

This was the best conference I have ever attended. My husband Jack and I have been in the business for over 25 years, we are in several organizations and attend  2-4 conferences a year.  And I must say this was the best! Everyone was very friendly, the presenters were very knowledgeable and engaging. It was just awesome and I look forward to seeing you in Nashville, TN. – Bonita Hunter


I had a great time at the IAHSP conference! It was my first one and I will definitely be back. I found the speakers to be great and I made a pack of sweet new friends as well. – Gemma Hobbs


First of all, thank you so much for bringing IAHSP Conference & Expo to Charlotte. It was amazing, huge success!  It was great talking to you. We appreciate you and everything you to for staging industry. Thank you. – Tatiana Mozerova


It was so good to see you last weekend. You guys knocked it out of the park again at the conference. I look forward to  the next one next year. – Keti Abazi


Congratulations on such a successful conference! It was truly incredible. – Lala Didrikson


I hope this email finds you well. First of all I want to thank you for this wonderful event. This was my first time attending the IAHSP conference and I really appreciate your hard work, the future of our industry is bright! – Melissa Del Toro


I hope you are recovering from the amazing conference!  Wow!  My head is still reeling with all the information gathered at the event.  It was so energizing and fun!  – Terrie Stiles


Thanks so much for the AMAZING conference! It was my first with IAHSP but definitely won’t be my last. – Teresa Wright


What a conference!!  My thanks to you and the team for all of your hard work. – Maria Tobin


I had an amazing time at the conference!  Thanks for putting on such an informative, educational experience! – Courtney Schomberg

2018 IAHSP Conference a HUGE Success!

We just completed our 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO and the positive reviews are pouring in!  We are so THANKFUL to those who attended and experienced this exceptional event!  We are GRATEFUL for those who volunteered their time and resources to help make this event happen!  And we are APPRECIATIVE of all the Vendor Sponsors who supported our event and displayed at our EXPO and throughout the weekend!


Your Leadership TeamThe Fab 4 – Lyn Spaeth, Jennie Norris, Sandra Holmes & Bette Vos – with the Scott Brothers! (Jonathan and Drew).  We were thrilled to bring the Dynamic Duo to YOU as our Featured Speakers!

WATCH the video montage from our event!


We SOLD OUT the venue so next year we are going bigger!!  The Speakers were all top-notch – funny, engaging, inspiring, motivational – and each attendee took away key action items to implement immediately to help their business continue to thrive!  Thank you to all of our conference speakers!! You added so much to this year’s event – and inspired everyone!

One of the highlights was the Keynote Speech with the SCOTT BROTHERS!  They are every bit as nice in person as they are on television – and very engaging.  They gave a great talk and then posed for over an hour for photos during their book signing.  I am sure their cheeks must have been sore from smiling so much!



Our Business Keynote, Scott Hansen, delivered a great talk challenging us to out-sell, out-smart, and out-market out competition so we can out-earn them!  Scott hails from Chicago and has a hugely successful Podcast called, Success Hackers, so look it up as it is a great resource!

Many of our attendees were also excited to meet Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging, in person!  Barb gave a heartfelt Inspirational Keynote Speech that had lots of attendees in tears.  It was great to have her with us and to see all those taking pictures and enjoying meeting her for the first time or reconnecting after a long absence!

We were thrilled to host so many of our IAHSP-Europe Colleagues – sisters and brothers from overseas!  They added a true International Element to the event and we hope many more join us next year!!


Our Awards Evening resulted in a lot of deserving industry professionals being recognized for their talent!

We recognized Top Occupied Stager, Top Vacant Stager, Top Individual Stager, and Top Staging Team.  We always recognize the Rising Star – this year we had 4 runner-ups and the winner was Joseph Sipp, a talented 18 year old from Orlando, FL who has a thriving Staging business he started at 17 years old!

Our IAHSP Chapter of the Year is the Charlotte IAHSP Regional Chapter!  These members stepped up and supported our event, and the votes cast for this award made them the winner!  Our 2018 IAHSP Spirit Award Winners are Sanja Radovanovic, IAHSP EU President, and Christa Jessup, IAHSP Vendor Relations Director.  Both are so deserving for their time and effort they put towards growing IAHSP!  Barb Schwarz received the Founders Award recognizing her as the Founder of Home Staging (1972) and the Founder of IAHSP (1999).  And the Barb Schwarz Staging Award of Excellence went to Blair Hamaty of Setting the Space.  Blair has helped mentor colleagues and has grown one of the largest and most diversified Staging businesses!  It was a joy to be able to recognize all the deserving winners in each category!

Plans are already underway for our 2019 Conference & EXPO – we are heading to NASHVILLE!  Look for special announcements for our 2018 Attendees and ticket sales will start in November!!

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IAHSP® Latin America now accepting members!

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If you or someone you know is in the Home Staging, Design, Decorating, or other sister industries, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® has expanded into Latin America and is now accepting members for our IAHSP® Latin America Chapter!

Go to to learn more!  Please let us know how we can help support the growth and expansion of Home Staging in Latin America.  We have some great industry professionals who have stepped up to help grow our latest global chapter, and look forward to seeing it thrive!

For more information, please contact Jennie Norris at or Kevin Htain at


Si usted o alguien que usted conoce pertenece a las industrias Home Staging, Design, Decorating u otras industrias hermanas, la Asociación Internacional de Home Staging Professionals® se ha expandido a América Latina y ahora está aceptando miembros para nuestro Capítulo IAHSP® Latinoamérica.

¡Vaya a para obtener más información! Por favor, háganos saber cómo podemos ayudar a apoyar el crecimiento y la expansión de Home Staging en América Latina. Tenemos algunos excelentes profesionales de la industria que se han esforzado por ayudar a hacer crecer nuestro último capítulo mundial y esperamos verlo prosperar.

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Jennie Norris en o Kevin Htain en