Chicago, IL, April 26, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Home Staging and Real Estate Professionals will meet in Chicago to discuss the exponential growth of the home staging business, industry trends and the state of the market at the fourth annual International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Symposium.
Hosted by StagedHomes.com, the IAHSP Symposium, held June 27-30 at Chicago’s Navy Pier, is considered the premier educational and networking event for the Home Staging Industry.
This year’s symposium includes a presentation by Jennifer Litomisky, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald Charities. The presentation will focus on how in the spirit of giving, StagedHomes.com and thousands of Accredited Staging Professionals (ASPs) will join together to “stage” Ronald McDonald Houses all over the world during the 2007 Worldwide Staging Service Week.
Keynote events of this year’s symposium will include a dynamic discussion on The Future of the Home Staging Industry by Barb Schwarz, creator of Home Staging and author of “Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your Home for More Money”, “Building a Successful Home Staging Business” and “Speaking of Success”, with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, and Stephen R. Covey.
Home Stagers and Real Estate Agents will receive a wealth of information through educational breakout sessions. Topics include national staging insurance programs, marketing strategy, business planning, team building and creative staging tips. Over 50 top staging professionals will also share ideas and inspiration in “Meet the Pros” round table discussions.
StagedHomes.com will announce their new training division, SeniorStages.com and the Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS) education program. Realtors, Home Staging Professionals and Senior Relocation Specialists all come together under one umbrella in a team approach to address the needs of the growing senior housing market. CRTS is the first industry supported national certification course for senior move management.
With all the energy, flair and creative style Stagers share, this year’s symposium is an event not to be missed. In addition to the educational opportunities and speaker sessions, attendees will enjoy new products introduced at the Home Staging Expo, a fun-filled cocktail reception, networking mixers, the annual silent auction and a Chicago Style Roaring 20’s Ball.
Advance registration for the IAHSP Symposium is required. Exhibitors seeking to break into the Home Staging market can find more information at www.iahsp.com.
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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME STAGING PROFESSIONALS: Currently, IAHSP serves 120 international chapters and supports more than 2,100 members. Since 2001 The International Association of Home Staging Professionals has been dedicated to fostering a stronger professional environment. Building on its member knowledge base, creating business opportunities, fostering a sense of community within the Stager profession, and increasing the IAHSP's identity in the industry are among the goals of IAHSP leadership. The IAHSP association also focuses on industry research and the continuing education for its members. Earning the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation and ASP Masters designation are major goals within the Staging industry. IAHSP serves its members by providing support, network opportunities, business to business partnerships and new skills and techniques to each Home Staging Professional within the association.