RESA Home Staging Industry Award Submissions Now Being Accepted

Home Stager with Real Estate Staging Association

To further support the growth of the home staging industry, Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) will be recognizing leaders within the staging industry for their outstanding contributions and personal accomplishments.

Based on feedback we received from our membership, we have added regional awards to the Professional  Stager, Rookie Stager and REALTOR® of the Year Categories. We are looking forward to recognizing more of our members. 

RESA® is now accepting nominations for the RESA® 2011 Staging Industry AwardsTM in the following categories: 

Click the category above for rules and guidelines.    2011 RESA Home Staging Awards Rules Download.

Winners will hold their titles in their category for the 2011 term. Entry fees will cover the cost of a secure voting system as well as the awards.

The following provides the guidelines for submission to each of these categories. Please note: Nominations will be accepted from August 15, 2010 until October 1, 2010.

Important Deadlines:

August 3, 2010 to October 1, 2010- Nominations Accepted
October 15, 2010 to October 30, 2010- Voting in all categories to determine top finalists
November 1, 2010- Finalists notified, finalists have until November 14th to submit their 1 and 5 page submissions.

November 15, 2010- December 5th, 2010 Voting to determine the regional winners

December 10- December 20th, 2010 Voting by judging panel to determine overall winners
January 24th, 2010 Winners Announced at the Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the RESA® International Staging Conference

Send to

You may mail a check or we will put a charge on your RESA account and you can log in to pay the fee.
Checks should be made out to and sent to
RESA 2274 Partridge Dr. Valley Springs, CA 95252

Countries are eligible for a region if they have more than 4 members.

RESA Industry Awards 2010 Winners

Posted by

Shell Brodnax, CEO of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)

The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is a member governed trade association for Home Stagers. 



Staging & Design Network Home Staging Industry Leader of the Year 2011

Stevie Award Finalists Best Executive Finalist 2010

Stevie Award Finalist Best Executive 2009

Central Valley Women’s Council of REALTORS® Business Woman of the Year 2007



Comments (10)

Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

How exciting, Shell!  The addition of the region award winners for Professional Stager of the Year and Rookie Stager of the Year is so appreciated. Thanks for RESA and all of the efforts by the team to keep the home staging industry united.


Aug 04, 2010 04:32 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Shell -- the addition of Regional awards is a great opportunity to recognize more professional home stagers throughout the countries involved.   RESA is providing the home staging industry with the "glue" needed to work together and prosper.  Thanks for all your hard work!

Aug 04, 2010 05:25 AM
Shell Brodnax
Real Estate Staging Association - Valley Springs, CA

Thanks so much Kathy and Maureen!

We also added regional awards for the Realtor category. This gives stagers a great way to feature their top clients on the local level.

I tell you, with the new DVD, Awards and Convention we are trail blazing for sure!

Aug 04, 2010 06:16 AM
Heather Cook
Beyond the Stage Homes - Kitchener, ON
Delivering beautifully staged spaces

Hey Shell,

Sounds great however where does Canada fall in to all this? I only saw the states listed there for the different regions and was quite disappointed. Hope you can help clarify this!

Aug 05, 2010 04:12 AM
Shell Brodnax
Real Estate Staging Association - Valley Springs, CA


Look again and don't be disappointed, Canada is clearly listed along with Australia. I would never leave off Canada or any other area.

Region 1 Northeast
New England, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Region 2 MidwestWisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa

Region 3 Southern

Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

Region 4 West

Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii

Region 5 Canada

Region 6 Australia

Countries are eligible for a region if they have more than 4 members.

Regions for the US were defined by the US Census. They were double checked to be sure a comparable population of RESA Membership was adequately represented. While we do have some membership in other countries like Italy, France, Netherlands, we only have 1 member in each area. So we established a 4 person minimum of membership per country to create a region.

Aug 05, 2010 04:27 AM
Heather Cook
Beyond the Stage Homes - Kitchener, ON
Delivering beautifully staged spaces

Hurray! Thanks for clarifying Shell! 

Aug 09, 2010 12:55 PM
Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

Trying to figure out which pictures to choose then sending them your way.

Sep 25, 2010 04:53 PM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Just submitted my entry.....THANKS to Maureen Bray who has to be the best cheerleader!!!  Maureen is a great stager and a better person!!!!

Oct 01, 2010 02:38 PM
Luci Terhune
Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign - Nutley, NJ
NJ Home Stager 973 896-6489

Thanks Shell for all your hard work! I too just submitted my photos.. Conference is going to be even better this year with the addition of the Regional Awards..

Oct 04, 2010 12:34 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Happy holiday!

Nov 24, 2010 03:06 AM