Haverhill Home Staging Sold to Real Estate Investor Group

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Haverhill Home Staging Sold to Real Estate Investor Group

TORONTO, July 29 /CNW/ - Home Staging Corporation of Toronto, Canada is pleased to announce it has acquired the Haverhill Staging Group of Companies, which includes The Haverhill Institute of Staging & Design, and Haverhill Home Staging Services.

Home Staging Corporation is a private investor group established for the purpose of developing a home staging company that will be a dominant player in the fast-growing field, with adequate size and clout to compete with national brands.

Jason Meretsky, CEO of Home Staging Corporation, chose Haverhill as its first acquisition target due to its size, profile and growth. "The Haverhill Group of Companies possessed the characteristics we were looking for. There's strong brand awareness, a North American presence and a significant addressable market".

"All the information we researched supported the fact home staging really works and is a nascent market with tremendous growth prospects", said Meretsky, who is a corporate lawyer by profession and a board member of Homeserve Technologies Inc, a public company that provides services and technology products for business-to-business clients whose customers are engaged in the move or home-ownership lifecycle.

Home Staging Corporation's new management team will replace the company founders and includes incoming President, Michael Sweetnam, a ten-year veteran in the real estate service industry with management and executive positions at Teranet, Canada's largest land registry operator. "With the financial capital and added business acumen, Haverhill is well-poised to scale its operations and be the dominant provider of home staging services" said Mr. Sweetnam.

Founded in 2007, Haverhill Staging is North America's largest and fastest growing home staging company providing end-to-end home staging training and professional services.

For further information: Michael Sweetnam, President: 1-888-978-2433 Ext. 2250


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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

interesting information.  Thanks for posting Kimberly.

Jul 30, 2009 01:17 PM #1
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Yes, thanks for sharing, Kimberly.

Are you staying on with them?



Jul 31, 2009 12:02 AM #2
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Kimberly ~ I saw on their website that Haverhill has an office in downtown Portland OR -- do you know what they do there?  Just curious, thanks for any info.

Jul 31, 2009 02:21 AM #3
Marina Vazzana
CRE-A-TIVE Staging & Redesign - Durham Region - Oshawa, ON
CSP, Home Staging Oshawa and Durham Region

I have to wonder what that means for all the past disgruntled students still looking to get a passing grade.

Should be interesting.

Jul 31, 2009 02:28 AM #4
David Moon
First Impressions Home Staging & Interior Redesign - Charleston, SC
First Impressions

Caveat emptor!

Jul 31, 2009 08:15 AM #5
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Very interesting. I just attending the So Cal Summer Stagers Meet Up and we had a few uphappy HaverHill grauduates there. Thanks for sharing this.

Aug 01, 2009 10:58 AM #6
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Hi Kimberly: Like Kathy, I'm curious if you will be staying on with Haverhill. Like may others I have read and heard many negative things about Haverhill on the internet and directly from past students. Hopefully with new management, there will be many improvements.

Aug 03, 2009 05:31 AM #7
Sandi Gerrard
Saint Thomas, ON
It's all about colour

This is very interesting indeed.  I look forward to hearing more about what this means for the graduates.

Aug 06, 2009 04:47 AM #8
Isabel Gomes
Gomes Design - London, ON
Interior Decorator, Stager - London, Ont

Interesting.  I too am interested in seeing what happens.  I will be meeting with a student next week after my vacation.  She too did not have a very good experience.


I will be helping her start up her business.

Aug 07, 2009 10:53 PM #9
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