RESA Conference 2011 Vegas

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RESA Conference 2011 Vegas

Just wanted to send a quick update on the RESA Conference here in Vegas!  Have to say, we're having a blast.  Although the speakers have been great and the food extraordinary, the highlight for me has to be meeting my Active Rain friends for the first time in person.  The strangest thing is that I feel like I already know them.  We are picking up where we left off in a post.  Two A/R members who are truly missed at the RESA Conference are Roger Mucci and David Ames.  We sure wish you could be here!

Here are a few photos of the RESA Conference so far.  Enjoy and wish you were here!

RESA - Real Estate Staging Convention

Left to right is Laura's business partner, me, Valerie Sagheddu and Laura Baker.

RESA - Real Estate Staging Convention

Valerie, Laura, Charlene's sister-in-law, Charlene Storozuk and Laura's business partner.

RESA - Real Estate Staging Convention

It's been such a thrill to meet Marianne Cherico. I actually feel like I've known her for years. 

RESA - Real Estate Staging Convention

Here's me with my buddy and mentor, Jackson West.  Party on!

RESA - Real Estate Staging Convention

No staging conference would be complete without a photo with the charismatic Matthew Finlason.

RESA - Real Estate Staging Convention

Oh, and did I mention I was honoured to receive an award for Rookie Stager of the Year for CanadaFellow Canadian and good friend, Charlene Storozuk also received an award for RESA Regional Vice President of the year.  To be perfectly honest, we're all winners for attending the RESA conference and receiving invaluable information on the Real Estate Staging Industry.

Comments (33)

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

Shar - Oh, Shar, you're right up there on my list of fav's that are missing!  You've got to put this on your agenda for next year - it's not to be missed!

Janice - I can't imagine a RESA Conference without Matthew Finlason.  He's such an inspiration and a forward thinker. 

Maureen - I LOVE the new photo!!!!!!  Great jacket, too!  Ha ha.  I came home one of the evenings starving, and promptly devoured those heart cookies!  Thank you so much!  I'm very sad.  I realized that I don't have any photos of you and me!  We'll just have to come back next year to take some more...

Jan 26, 2011 02:21 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - It was so great meeting you too!  Maureen beat me to it!  I'm off to the CSP conference today - Hey, I saw Cher last night!  Wow!  She's amazing!  See you next year!

Jan 26, 2011 02:23 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Saly, I've been home about 8 hours and am dreading that it is back to work for me. Thrilling times and so fun to see you again. Congratulations on your very deserving awards. I am so very happy for you!

Jan 26, 2011 03:46 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Sally - It was so much fun meeting you and all the AR gals.  It really does feel like we already met before.  Thanks for sharing the photos - what a fun time we all had!

Jan 26, 2011 03:47 AM
Donna Dazzo
Designed to Appeal, LLC - Manhattan, NY
Home Stager in the Hamptons & New York

Sally, congratulations on your win!

Jan 26, 2011 01:55 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Cathy Lee - Wasn't that a party?!!!  I had another great day today at the CSP conference.  Lots more information, and another huge "to do" list, but I'm pumped.  It's going to be a great year.  Loved hanging out with you!

Michelle - It was so good to get to know you better and to be table buddies.  I can't wait for next year!

Donna - Thanks so much!  Can't believe we didn't get a chance to chat, but I loved seeing your "before & afters" on the huge screen!  Until next year...

Jan 26, 2011 02:49 PM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

Sally, congratulations to your Award! What a great accomplishment. This is so well deserved.

It was so great seeing you at the conference.

Jan 26, 2011 03:27 PM
Heather Cook
Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design Inc. - Kitchener, ON
Quality Home Staging

Sally - I LOVE your photos! It was great meeting you in Vegas and can't wait to see you again next year ... or if you come out to visit your brother in Stratford then you need to call me! Congrats on your award - it was definitely well deserved!

Jan 26, 2011 03:27 PM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Hi Sally - It was fun seeing you again in Vegas.  You are so stinkin' cute!  I love your enthusiasm for life and your business.  Congrats again on your award.

Jan 27, 2011 01:29 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Birgit - Congratulations to you for your "Uber" Award!  I'm a big fan of your work - you're ery deserving!  Isn't it fun to be recongnized for all our hard work?! 

Heather - It was so great meeting you!  I wanted to add a photo of you with your award as well, but none of my photos of you turned out!  I hope you'll post something.  I'll definitely call you up when I'm back east.  Good luck with your huge project, and keep us posted on your progress.

Beth - Sure am glad you added the adjective "cute" to "stinkin"!  You had me worried for a moment... ha ha.  It was so fun to meet you in person and I sure hope you'll be at RESA next year!

Jan 27, 2011 03:00 AM
Külli Yee ~ Metro Vancouver Home Staging
Ilus Design ~ Home staging, re-design and organizing - Port Coquitlam, BC

Sally, great pics! It truly was a great conference this year and I enjoyed seeing you there. Congratulations again on your award!

Jan 27, 2011 05:57 AM
Dana Smithers
PRES Staging Resource Centre - Vancouver, BC
PRES Staging Training, Redesign Training & Busines

Congratulations Sally on your Rookie of the Year Finalist Award. I know you have worked hard for that and all the workshops, trade shows, seminars, blogs, etc that you attend are truly reflected in your business! 

Look at you so proud & look at us! I'm so proud!

Sally Weatherly Rookie of the Year Western Canada

Sally Stager & Dana Proud PRES Instructor

Jan 27, 2011 11:53 AM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

Sally it is always a pleasure to see you, so glad we had a (too brief) chance to talk. Congratulations on your award & your always bubbly presence in a room is contagious! See you next year!

Jan 27, 2011 04:45 PM
Michele Kurelich
Triangle Home Staging & Design/Lasting Impressions - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Home Staging and Design


Congratulations on your award! You can see from the pictures how much FUN you had.  Already looking forward to next year!

Jan 27, 2011 11:11 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kulli - It was so great to see more Vancouverites at the Confrerence.  Thanks so much for the support, and I'll see you at the next City Stagers meeting!

Dana - Wow!  Thanks for adding those photos.  Wasn't that a fun Conference?  I really enjoyed hearing your input on the panel.  I'm so excited for you with your mentoring women in business programme, and will be first in line to purchase a copy of your Home Staging book when it comes out.

Karen - It was great to see you again this year.  I'm so excited for you and the whole SAR group.  Loved your panel discusson and your "no nonsense" approach to staging.  See ya next year!

Michele - I think my cheeks are still hurting from all the smiling I did!  It was such an upbeat Conference, and so much fun being surrounded by like-minded stagers.  I know, me too, can't wait for RESA 2012!

Jan 28, 2011 02:37 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - I know.  Hey, there's always next year!  If we both put it on our vision board, it will happen.  You know, you should talk to Shell about being a speaker next year!

Jan 30, 2011 03:01 AM
Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

The conference was awesome wasn't it?  It was great to see everyone again and meet others as well for the first time.  There was a lot of great information - I learned a ton.  I had SO much fun with you Sally - you are such a fun-loving, positive person to be around and I'm proud to call you my friend.  I hope you make it out to Toronto this summer.  P.S. Keep working on David, I bet he'd be an excellent speaker for next year!

Jan 30, 2011 09:31 AM
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Great post with lots of great pics! Congrats on your well-deserved award! It was WONDERFUL to meet you in person as I always admire your work and love reading your blogs! :)

Jan 30, 2011 04:18 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - Make it happen, babe!

Charlene - That conference sure was awesome!  Thanks for taking me under your wing.  I so enjoyed going to see Cher and sitting out on the restaurant patio at the Bellagio, watching the water fountain show with you.  It was so great to get to know you better, and the feeling is mutual.  Sure wish we lived in the same city; it would be great to work with you.

Annie - Congratulations to you too, on your huge award, Stager of the Year!  Wow!  I've always been a huge fan of your work, and I always learn from you.  I'm so glad you're teaching for SAR - whoever you train will turn out to be an outstanding stager.

Jan 31, 2011 02:06 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally - love your pictures - you look great in that black/gray dress! Now I really wish I'd been there to meet you in person and spend time with you. Congratulations on your reward - well deserved! At least I have something to look forward to next year. Thanks for sharing your pictures, I recognize so many other talented stagers from AR!

Jan 31, 2011 07:37 AM