Ocean County New Jersey is just beginning to understand the importance of Home Staging. I have held numerous lunch and learn sessions at my own home with area professional photographers and agents. The importance of a lunch and learns is to educate on how important a properly staged and photograph home is in todays market. New Jersey does not have a active RESA Chapter , We have had meetups during the course of the year.
We are all very supportive of one another. I have had a meetup at my home, where I brought in several speakers through out the day. I had invited a bookkeeper/Accountant to speak about the importance of systems for inventory, bookkeeping, profit and loss statements, recording and reporting. I also had a represented from Benjamin Moore providing us education on paint colors. All attendees left with a complete new BM kit. The last speaker was a professional photographer who demonstrated the various media enchantments from Drones, to Doll house walk thoughts of a home.
I have mentored a new stager via long distance in Atlanta Georgia. She has been wanting to be a home stager for years. My sister a resident of Atlanta connected the two of us. Kelli is now certified home stager via HSR Home Staging Resource.
I am currently volunteering my services for an organization that is helping families who are affected by the Heroin Epidemic in our County. I will be on their artistic committee staging their casino night for their very first fund raising efforts.