Staging and Design Network is here to help you learn, gain confidence, find tools to be more efficient and more. In addition, you may want to partner with an industry association to connect and network with your peers. From staging to design, you have a number of options. Many people belong to multiple associations as they each may fill different needs. Also, many of these groups may have a chapter in your local area. Check their website for details.
There are also industry events and tradeshows that will add to your understanding of your services and keep you on top of what is happening. Today's Stager, Designer, Decorator, or Agent does business vastly different today than even 5 years ago. Here are some options and upcoming events:
A trade association for professional home stagers. RESA® is the portal to the staging industry and is the source of education and business tools focusing on the needs of stagers. RESA welcomes all stagers.
The International Association of Home Staging Professionals IAHSP® is dedicated to advancing the education of the professional Home Stager and Realtor® as they prepare homes for sale. IAHSP® members strive to serve the public to the best of their ability built upon the principles, practices, and education of approved Home Staging courses and designations.
DESIGN & DECORATING ASSOCIATIONS
The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence, and growth.
ASID advances the profession and communicates the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience.
The Window Fashions Certification Program is the most comprehensive and prestigious certification available for interior design professionals who want to be authorities in the complex world of custom window fashions.
2020 INDUSTRY EVENTS
May 18-19 DECORATING DEN CONFERENCE-MYRTLE BEACH, NC*
* JoAnne Lenart-Weary speaking at this event