Staging Expert: Barb Schwarz
Barb Schwarz is know as the creator of the staged homes concept and home staging industry around the world. Schwarz is the creator of the Accredited Staging Professional® course and the ASP® designations. She is a well-known bestselling author and an award-winning professional speaker and also a professional real estate broker. Barb Schwarz is the founder and CEO of StagedHomes.com, the founder and director of The Staging University® and the founder and chairwoman of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® IAHSP.com and Foundation. REALTORS® and home stagers know Schwarz as the go-to expert who invented and built the home staging industry after teaching more than 1 million REALTORS® her Home Staging Concepts.
Staging Expert: Charlene Storozuk
Charlene Storozuk is the principal of DEZIGNER DIGZ, a professional home staging, interior decorating and redesign firm based in Burlington, Ontario Canada. She is certified as an International Staging Professional (ISP), Professional Colour Consultant, and Feng Shui Design Professional. Her work is published in the book “FabJob Guide To Become A Home Stager,” 2009 edition. Storozuk is recognized as a local leader in the home staging industry. She serves on the Real Estate Staging Association’s Executive Committee as Regional Vice-President, Canada, and is a past recipient of the North American Leadership Award for her work as founder and past president of the Halton & Hamilton-Wentworth RESA Chapter. For tips on how to bring extra “WOW” Factor to your home, follow her HIP TIPZ Series for daily home staging, design, and decor ideas. HIP TIPZ can be found on Twitter @dezigner_digz with a more detailed version available on the Dezigner Digz Facebook Fan Page.
Staging Expert: Christine Rae
Rae is the co-author of “Home Staging for Dummies” (Wiley, 2008), founder of Decorating Solutions Inc., and an internationally recognized expert and trainer in the home staging industry. She is the editor of Staging Standard, an industry trade magazine on staging and co-author of the e-book “Home Staging Business Guide”. In 2005, she launched an international staging certification program —the Canadian Certified Staging Professionals and Certified Staging Professionals in the USA and Australia. She also is the author of the CSP Elite Agent Staging program. She serves as president for CSP, vice president of Canada for the Real Estate Staging Association, and is the recipient of their 2007 Real Estate Staging Association Staging Innovator of the Year, as well as an industry partner for global education for the LiveGreenLiveSmart Institute in Minneapolis.
Design Trend News: Melissa Dittmann Tracey
Tracey writes about home and design news for REALTOR® Magazine, an award-winning publication for the 1.2 million members of the National Association of Realtors®. Tracey is a frequent contributor, blogging about the latest home design trends, and also serves as the editor of Styled, Staged & Sold. To get more information on real estate design trends, visit REALTOR® Magazine’s Architecture Guide and the Home & Design page.
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