.. NEVER TOO LATE ...

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Home Stager with CASA VERO Staging & Redesign

I have been meaning to say a few words about the RESA conference last January in Las Vegas. It has taken a while for all of the input to sort of percolate into my brain and settle down!.

 I cannot tell you how glad I am that I went! The whole experience made me realize what a force we all are !

I am still reading and learning and trying new things that I never would have if I had stayed home.

I was VERY fortunate to find a roommate here on AR too. We both just leapt in and we really had a great time together!. We even did a bit of playing tourist on Saturday before the "meet & greet" later that evening. I would do this again in a heartbeat! We are still in touch regularly and I would highly recommend that if you plan to go to the conference next year you room with a stranger!.. ( To be fair, I think I learned a lot more form her than she did from me!)

And some of you may have noticed my recent photo change... Guess who took that pic and where?,, I don't want to embarass her,, but THANKS BETH ! ( And isn't that a FAB ice sculpture in the background?)

New friends... Knowledge...  and an updated portrait...  One more time in 2011 ? 

Comments (8)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anne- I had to miss this year but definitely want to go next year. Glad you had a such a great time. 

Apr 09, 2010 06:46 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

It was a great event!  I think everyone who attended had wonderful things to say about the level of speakers and education provided.  The social events and networking was also completely amazing!  Thanks for reminding us!!

Apr 09, 2010 08:23 AM
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

I do hope to get there next year...sounds like everyone got a lot out of it in more ways than one!

Apr 09, 2010 10:51 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Looking forward to the conference in 2011 -- glad you found it so worthwhile.

Apr 09, 2010 11:30 AM
Anne Vigneri
CASA VERO Staging & Redesign - Albuquerque, CA
Serving the Mariposa California

Well.. If there were any detractors, they are keeping their opinions to themselves!..   At the ripe old age of 66 this was the FIRST CONFERENCE I had ever attended in my life, so I really had no expectations or past experiences to compare it to..,, And perhaps why I was a bit overwhelmed with trying to sift through it all for the past two months! 

I do hope that over the next months, we might begin to chat some more here about what we might like to experience in 2011..  It would be nice to hear from more of those who did attend the first conference with input and ideas that we might act on.. 

Apr 10, 2010 05:01 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Thank you for the reminder Anne. It WAS a fabulous conference and a great "get to know your AR friends" time! I am also curious as to any input for next year. Some of the break out sessions could have been a little longer than 30 minutes ;)

Apr 10, 2010 06:33 AM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Hi Anne,

Roommate Beth here.  It was SO much fun getting to know you and learning (and shopping) together.  I'm still jealous of your beautiful shawls/throws that you wear and use in your staging.

I can't believe I missed this post until now.  Would you believe that you actually posted it on my BIRTHDAY!   If I believed in Karma, I'm sure it would be in there somewhere.

Looking forward to the next RESA conference. 

May 10, 2010 05:50 AM