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The Home Staging Resource (HSR) was launched in July of 2006 by Audra Slinkey who is the creator and President of the HSR Training. Audra has personally trained thousands of stagers all over the globe. She is an Amazon Best Seller, RESA Innovator of the Year 2013, 2015 and 2017 and passionate about helping stagers and designers grow their business!
Goal Setting & Planning to Get the Most Out of Your 2019!Free, live webinar on creating a doable "Stager’s Calendar" that will help you plan and set goals for an amazing 2019!
Please join me and together we will brainstorm your perfect 2019!
Wednesday, January 9 at 4:00pm (Pacific Time/7pm Easern Time)
What You'll Learn on the
Looking Back in Order to Move Forward - Reflection Lessons
How to DREAM BIG but be Realistic
4 Key Questions to Ask Yourself During the Goal Setting Phase
Systems Rather Than Goals and Steps to Take Your There in 2019
6 Tangible Goals for Stagers of All Levels and the Steps to Achievement
BONUS! An example "Stagers Calendar for Marketing" the Whole Year Round
Make 2019 your year and join me for a FREE staging training webinar on Wednesday, January 9 entitled, “Goal Setting & Planning to Get the Most Out of Your 2019″ – Free, live webinar on creating a doable “Stager’s Calendar” that will help you plan and set goals for an amazing 2019!
Have you ever opened up your holiday decor boxes and wondered where the heck do those items go in your home OR why you even bought them in the first place?
Or maybe you're like me and you have three bins of holiday decor that you have no idea how to use but can't bring yourself to throw away?
All three of these things went through my head as I opened my holiday decor bins with high hopes...only to find some really crappy, Christmas decor...ugh. It was definitely time for an update!
That's why I'm so excited to share with you my incredibly talented Expert E-Designer's wonderfully easy holiday decor updates on a budget with shopping links in the form of TWO FREE DOWNLOADS!
Gina is our staff e-designer who curates most all of our boards and is the go-to person for shopping on a budget. She got very carried away curating holiday design ideas and boards for our Expert E-Designer training that I thought were too cool not to share.
Here's a list of some "Must-Have" Christmas Decor that quickly updates your look and is easy on the pocket book...
All of these holiday decor items are extremely versatile, classic and budget friendly. In this post and in my next post I'm going to show you how to use these items to create vignettes, update your tablescapes, create gorgeous centerpieces and more.
Do you have some empty spaces in your home that can use holiday cheer? Make these 3 holiday vignettes on the fly using some of the items in your guide above...
Enjoy these free downloads and stay tuned for more holiday design hot tips!
Have you critically looked over your holiday decorations recently? Here’s some easy ideas and items that will go a LONG way in updating your holiday home…free downloads!
I had more fun at the last RESA Convention than any other time! I also learned a thing or two and shared it in the quick Facebook Live video below...enjoy!
I kicked off the RESA Convention by treating all of my HSR and CCE Grads to a Happy Hour reception in a private party loft suite. Boy those ladies can drink their wine:-)!Here's a fun video of that event...
HSR Networking Event at the RESA Convention - YouTube
Finally, I asked people to share some of their RESA Convention Lessons Learned and here they are:
Have an accountability partner, focus on long term goals for your business and profit first
Learned inside tips on different e-design programs. Tips on how to use the platforms.
Know Thy Numbers! 2 ways to grow your profit is to grow your income or reduce your expenses, preferably do both!
Debbie Boggs - Are You Profitable
I learned to become more visible, use 30-60 second videos on all platforms. And put my logo on a t-shirt and stage it in a master closet, place my logo on wine bottle labels, water bottles...
“Drive Awareness and Sales with Content Branding Videos” by Johnathan Miller and Shari Auldridge.
Lamps & lampshades are difficult to store & transport. Trying to match up the lampshades is even harder when the base is stored on a different shelf. One tip was to remove the shade, harp & finial from one lamp and only the shade from the matching lamp and store those two shades together, (hopefully they nest). Then when it comes time to find the matching lamps you will be able to locate the other lamp much easier.
Bringing the Mojo: Everyday Staging Hacks, Tricks and Tips
Guidance on how to increase my profit by analyzing my inventory investment, budgeting, setting aside a portion of my cash inflow for operating. I have a tendency to over reinvest my profits - these formulas will give me the structure I need for discipline and then larger profits. I also found very helpful the concept of adjusting my pricing according to my inventory supply and project demands.
Of course - Vern Yip's reminders about design measurements and ratios in addition to his color trend forecast was wonderful
The financial responsibilities of having a business. I had attended a business class that was offered free of charge by the State of California": Equalization Board, a week before the convention. The presentation at RESA by David of Synergy Staging on the business portion was even better.
The Business of Staging
Karen Gray Plaisted
Carry a box of Crayola crayons in your tool bag to touch up nicks and scratches on frames etc. If you have old books that you have read but can use in your stagings spray paint them white with chalk paint, two coats will do!
A video of 30 seconds to a minute of what you do will help drive traffic to you. Have a GoPro with you.
If you spend money on video production use on various platforms. Edit and reuse make the most of the money you spent
From Bring on the Mojo presented by Carol Clark
From Driving Awareness and Sales by Jonathan Miller and Shari Auldridge
Indeed.com is a great place to post your job listing for free to attract and hire good assistants. It also pre-screens them by making them answer a series of canned questions.
Veteran 6+ Year Home Stager Interactive Group Session - Comment by Michelle Minch
For those of you who missed the RESA Convention and want to see a quick video of some of the hot tips I learned…here’s a Facebook Live video I created about that event.
Free Staging Training Webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 29th at 2:00pm (Pacific Time)
After well over 10 years of staging training, speaking at RESA Conventions and chatting with veteran stagers daily I’ve narrowed down some essential, soul searching elements that help to make stagers successful!
If you're a new home stager or considering getting into the industry, you will not want to miss this!