Kathleen Garvey joins the CSP Instructors Team

Home Stager with The Scotts Group Inc.

As a Staging Training Instructor and the Director of International Sales for CSP I am very pleased to join Christine Rae in welcoming Kathleen Garvey to the CSP Instructors Team. After following Kathleen's success and knowledge of staging on both Active Rain and Facebook I had the pleasure of meeting her in person via Jackson West at this years RESA Convention in Las Vegas. In March of this year Kathleen joined me to co-teach the Staging Training class in Hamilton, Ontario. Her charming charisma, high energy and vast knowledge of staging, not to mention her strong background in teaching, captured the full attention of both myself and the students.

Kathleen, I'm really excited about you joining our team... and I'm looking forward to teaching with you again soon!





Top Real Estate Stager in U.S. Announces Home Staging Course Instructor Position with CSP to Aid Hurting Florida Economy

Award-winning and nationally known leader in the real estate staging industry, Kathleen Garvey announces she has been chosen by CSP International Training Academy as a top-level home staging course instructor. By teaching others how to create successful staging businesses, Garvey will help more individuals recover from the current economic challenges.

With the demand for home staging on the upswing, the need to provide better business training has increased according to Christine Rae, President & CEO of  CSP International Training Academy.  Rae states, Kathleen Garvey’s accomplished expertise and dynamic personality is widely-recognized in the real estate staging industry.  CSP is extremely excited to have the opportunity to offer her leadership and teaching skills within our most popular home staging course.

Garvey, who is the current Florida State President for RESA, states that her desire to improve Florida’s hard hit real estate market influenced her decision.  By teaching more people how to start and build profitable home staging businesses, Garvey wants to see her home state and others recover quicker. She also mentions that there is an increasing need for many existing home stagers to adjust their businesses as the real estate staging industry grows each year.   Garvey believes that the opportunity to help others to become more successful can be accomplished by offering more education and better training.

The intensive three-day CSP home staging courses will be taught by Garvey throughout Florida and other U.S. states. Fans of home staging training can visit (http://www.csptraining.com) for an upcoming schedule of certification classes and more information. 

Garvey is the third-term State President of Florida for RESA (http://realestatestagingassociation.com), which is the professional industry association for home stagers.  She is also a successful business owner and lead designer of Enhanced Interiors & Home Staging located in Fort Myers, Florida. (http://www.enhancedinteriors.net)

After winning the title of RESA Stager Idol in 2008, Kathleen Garvey achieved international recognition. The Stager Idol real estate staging competition featured numbers of acclaimed home stagers from the US and Canada in the first-ever project challenge of its kind.  In addition to other professional awards and nominations, Garvey has been highlighted in multiple national and international publications including Realtor Magazine, the official publication of NAR (National Association of Realtors).  In 2010, Garvey has also been nominated for Professional Home Stager of the Year.

Home staging careers were recently rated by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the best small businesses as people turn to more independent ways to increase their income.

Certified Staging Professionals is the leading staging training company in North America and Australia. The CSPI Academy delivers comprehensive training programs in staging, redesign, green science and marketing, and provides unparalleled after-training support to real estate professionals, stagers, professional organizers, decorators and entrepreneurs.

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Comments (4)

Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Duncan, thanks for sharing this great news.  Congratulations to Kathleen and all the best in her CSP teaching endeavours.

Apr 14, 2010 02:39 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Congratulations to the CSP org and Kathleen

Apr 15, 2010 12:32 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

I'm so glad this has finally been announced!!!  It's been brutal keeping this quiet as we were all so excited!  Her reputation preceeds her and having met her at RESA also (though of course I knew her here before then) she is stunningly gorgeous and very personable.  Southern US stagers are lucky to have Kathleen teaching them the industry! 

Apr 15, 2010 12:40 AM
Wendy Casey

Welcome, Kathleen. It was nice to meet you at RESA conference in Vegas. Just another reason to go to Florida! 

Apr 18, 2010 08:38 AM