RESA Excitement

Home Stager with Selling Impressions, LLC

     I have to tell you that we at Selling Impressions home staging company are really excited to be a part of RESA, particularly here in South-East Michigan.  The South East Michigan chapter has embraced the mission of giving back to our community.  When I say embraced, I mean they really are making it happen.  This started as a seed of an idea and has taken on a life of its own.  Thanks to the fantastic group of stagers that have started to meet monthly around the Metropolitan Detroit / South Eastern Michigan area and their take charge attitude, we are sponsoring a charitable home staging event. 

     We will be staging a vacant home in Oakland County in conjuction with several area stagers and then having two open just for local realtors and one for the general public.  Donations will be accepted at the door.  The money raised from this will be going to a local charity which we are in the process of deciding upon.  (There are so many worthy causes to chose from!)  From the moment we left our February meeting, I started getting emails loaded with ideas.  It wasn't long before those ideas turned into action.  In less than a month, the members of the SEM chapter of RESA have taken that seed and made it grow.

     If you aren't a part of this wonderful organization yet then you should be.  This group has heart and is committed not only to the field of home staging but to creating a more beautiful world to live in.  If you want to take part in or help sponsor our Charitable Home Staging event, contact Melody Herr at  And if you can't help in that way then come out to the open house at the end of April and support this worthy cause. 

     Check back her for more details...location, Open House date and time, Sponsored Charity, etc.  More information will be available soon.

     And again, Thank you Thank You Thank you to you beautiful stagers out there that are helping make this happen...Jennifer Cohol of Selling Impressions, Deborah Chene of Staging Impressions, Marianne Sweet of Home Sweet Home Staging and Virginia Tatseos of Stage Show Sell... and those are just the stagers that are organizing...a full list of participating stagers will be published later.

Melody Herr -State President for RESA - Michigan and owner of Selling Impressions, LLC

Comments (11)

Anne Bourne
StagingWorks - Toronto, ON

Hi Melody,

I think it's great that you are making an idea really happen.  Good luck with everything and I will be looking for updates on how it all goes. 

Mar 03, 2009 11:16 PM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Sounds like a great opportunity to raise donations for your charity and awareness on the staging industry!  I look forward to the update.

Mar 05, 2009 01:54 PM
Angela Y. Baker
The Staged Perspective LLC - Greenville, SC

Good luck, I know your project will turn out great. Anytime you do things from the heart, it means so much more. 

Mar 11, 2009 11:04 AM
Karen Nardella
The Emporium Your Home for Elegant Resale - Conway, NH

Good luck, this is yet another great way to spread awareness.  Everything done that has positive results is always a win for these groups.  Good job.

Apr 01, 2009 09:57 PM
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Melody, it is really nice to hear this story about your chapter, RESA is a great organization of which I am a proud member.  I hope you raise lots for whatever charity you settle on!

Apr 05, 2009 05:04 PM
Kay Murray
Summer House Style - Ocean Gate, NJ

This is a fantastic idea! Staging for charity-I love it! Good luck and let us all know how it turns out!

Apr 22, 2009 01:55 AM
Anne Vigneri
CASA VERO Staging & Redesign - Albuquerque, CA
Serving the Mariposa California

Melody... I will post you privately to see if you can give me some helpful hints as to how to get something like this done in the Albuquerque area... 

There is only one other stager that I know of who belongs to RESA near me... But perhaps if we can get others involved with a worthy project, we might help them see the value in joining forces !

HOORAY for this idea !!!!! ,,,

May 08, 2009 05:03 AM
Christine Rae
CSP International Business Training Academy - Saint Catharines, ON
Founder of CSP Intl Academy &

I applaude you on your event:) work and reaching out to help others is a big aprt of what i believe in. we at CSP all support Habitat for Humanity and we do individual group events in addition to the "builds". As the RESA chpater president for Ontario i send greetings and best wishes for success:) joy and blessings

Jul 14, 2009 05:08 PM
Louise Henry
Pair Home Design serving Langley, Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack British Columbia - Chilliwack, BC
Home Stager Pair Home Design Chilliwack

I think that we may even have RESA here in Canada, there is more talk about it, I shall look into it. thank you for your inspiration


Aug 10, 2009 03:41 PM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Melody... how wonderful. We did something similar here and staged a women's home. It was so appreciated and made us strong as a group. Best to you all.

Sep 13, 2009 08:34 AM
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